Michael Jackson was an extremely popular singer, dancer, and multi-talented personality. He has known for his songs and dance steps. But fortunately he was no more with us.
Today we are present to you the 20 facts you didn’t know about Michael Jackson:
In the 1990s Jackson was planning on buying Marvel jointly with Stan Lee but the deal fell through. Later Stan Lee came out to say that Jackson had planned on producing the spider-man film and he believed Michael wanted to star as spider-man.
The song Billie Jean from Michael Jackson’s Thriller album was written and produced by Jackson himself. Jackson even nailed the vocals and just one take. The song made music in television history when it became the first music video by a black artist to air on MTV in 1981.
For years Michael Jackson claimed that he had suffered from a skin disorder known as vitiligo. Vitiligo causes skin to lose its melanin and gives it a bleak looking effect. Many people believe that Jackson was bleaching his skin and making up the story. When he died the autopsy revealed that the late singer did in fact suffer from vitiligo and he may have bleached his skin to cover the discoloration.
He was bald
At the time of his death coroner’s noted that Jackson only had peach fuzz on his head and was wearing a wig when he died. At the age of 25 the singer had a freak accident where his head caught fire while recording a Pepsi commercial. He was left with second-degree burns and bald spots all over his head.
Because of the nature of the accusations Michael faced while on trial in 2005, if convicted he would have ended up in solitary confinement for the duration of a sentence. Unknowingly to Michael his brother “Jermaine” arranged for a private jet to take Michael to Bahrain if he were convicted. Bahrain has no extradition treaty with the US.
His children’s Godfather
Jackson has many strange relationships with famous people in the 80s and 90s. None confuse people more than the one who shared with a child star “Macaulay Culkin”. The friendship was so deep that “Culkin” is actually the Godfather to out of 3 of Michael’s children.
Most expensive music video
It’s no surprise that Michael Jackson would have the most expensive music video of all time. He was an elaborate showman and the video for scream starring him and his sister proved just that the video was budgeted to be a 7 million dollar video, but he ended up dishing out over 10 million dollars when it was completed.
He was royalty
Everyone knows Michael Jackson is the King of Pop but did you know who’s actually royalty? In 1992, while in the Ivory Coast in Africa, Jackson was crowned king of “Sani” by the African Agni tribe. They also held a separate funeral for him when he died in 2009.
Michael Jackson is one of the most awarded musicians of all time. In 1994 he broke Grammy records when he became the first solo artist to win eight Grammys in one night. He still holds the record for most Grammys won by one person in one night.
Jackson was a performer from the start. He started singing at the age of 4 and by the age of 5 he made his first appearance in front of an audience. He then made his television debut singing it’s your thing at the age of 10 as lead singer of the Jackson 5.
Martin Scorsese directed “bad”
Jackson teamed up with some pretty amazing directors for his music videos. There are two versions of the “bad” music video. The long version plays more like a short film and was directed by legendary director Martin Scorsese.
He was a vegetarian who didn’t really like vegetables. Its private chef said he also had a sweet tooth, but didn’t eat sugar and dislike chocolate. Jackson was a fan of Mexican food and also liked grilled tofu served on skewers with couscous and Moroccan sauce.
Muscles the boa constrictor
Many people remember Jackson’s beloved pet bubbles the chimp but there is a lesser-known pets. Muscles was known to accompany Jackson to the recording studio and once caused frenzy when he escaped his cage.
The black arm-band
In 1988 Michael started wearing a black armband on his right arm. He was inspired to wear it by 1960s war protestors who also wore black armbands. He stated that as long as there are underprivileged children in the world he would continue to wear the armband.
Michael Jackson stamps
In 1986 the release of Michael Jackson stamps was halted in the British Virgin Islands. Certain regulations stated that stamps must depict a living person from the royal family not the Jackson family. The stamps were eventually released in the Caribbean islands of St. Vincent.
In 1993 Jackson and 2 co-inventors were granted a US. Patent for “anti-gravity “shoes. The shoes were used as shows to make it look like Michael was defying gravity by leaning forward 45 degrees. The patent design had to be redesigned in 1996 when a faulty shoe sent Michael tumbling during a show in Moscow.
His first Christmas
His mother raised Michael as a Jehovah’s Witness until he disassociated himself with religion in 1987. In 1993 Jackson was able to celebrate his first Christmas as a surprise for him set up by his dear friend Elizabeth Taylor, at his Neverland Ranch.
Man in the mirror profits
The only song from the “bad” album not written by Jackson was the inspirational song “man in the mirror”. If you want to make the world a better place, then you have to use something yourself, is the message of the song because he believed in the message Jackson donated 100% of the profits to charity.
Highest-earning deceased artist
Michael Jackson has trumped the likes of Elvis Presley and John Lennon as the highest-earning deceased artist. In the first year after his death his estate made 1 billion dollars alone. He also has the largest recording contract ever, which his family signed with Sony records for 250 million dollars, nine months after his death.
His comeback tour
At the time of his death Jackson was planning the comeback of the century. He was working day and night in London to kick off a tour where he was set to make 1.5 million a night. He had 50 shows scheduled in London alone. Sadly the world will never get to witness Jackson’s comeback as he passed away from heart failure in 2009.
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