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michael jackson facts

 michael jackson facts

 
 
michael jackson won eight Grammy's in 1984 - this is the highest number ever won by a single person in one year.
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He was only five when he gave his first public performance
 
He had eight brothers and sisters
 
Selling an estimated 50 million copies worldwide, 'Thriller' remains the world's best-selling record of all time
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Selling an estimated 50 million copies worldwide, 'Thriller' remains the world's best-selling record of all time
 
When he was interviewed by Oprah Winfrey in 1993, MJ admitted to having suffered from loneliness and a traumatic childhood.
 
His first marriage lasted only 19 months - he was married to Lisa Marie Presley.
 
When he was a child his favourite books included Rip Van Winkle and The Old Man and the Sea
 
Jackson described his own voice on early Jackson 5 records as “like Minnie Mouse”
 
 At the Brit Awards in 1996 Pulp frontman Jarvis Cocker took exception to his bombastic performance of Earth Song and ran on to the stage
 
He won 13 Grammy Awards
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He has sold more than 300 million records worldwide
 
 In 1984 a French fan committed suicide because he couldn’t have surgery to look like Jackson
 
won an MTV award for Best Movie Song in 1994. It was for Will You Be There from the movie Free Willy
 
The largest television audience in US history watched him perform at half time during the 1993 Super Bowl
 
at the time of his death Jackson was rehearsing for his greatest comeback, with 50 shows scheduled in London
 
During the world tour for Bad he performed to 4.4 million people
 
He paid $17 million in 1988 for the land in California that became the Neverland Ranch
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When he visited the African country of Gabon 100,000 people turned out to see him.
 
The video for Scream was the most expensive ever at £3.8 million.

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