The artist Michael Jackson performing his song “Jam” as part of his Dangerous World Tour in Europe in 1992
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Michael Joseph Jackson (August 29, 1958 – June 25, 2009) was an American singer, songwriter and dancer. Michael was the “King of Pop”, and he is regarded as one of the most significant cultural icons of the 20th century and is also regarded as one of the greatest entertainers of all time. Jackson’s contributions to music, dance, and fashion, along with his publicized personal life, made him a global figure in popular culture for over four decades.
The eighth child of the Jackson family, Michael Jackson made his professional debut in 1964 with his elder brothers Jackie, Tito, Jermaine, and Marlon as a member of the Jackson 5. He began his solo career in 1971 while at Motown Records. In the early 1980s, Jackson became a dominant figure in popular music. His music videos, including those for “Beat It’, “Billie Jean”, and “Thriller “from his 1982 album Thriller, are credited with breaking racial barriers and transforming the medium into an art form and promotional tool. Michael Jackson’s popularity helped bring the television channel MTV to fame.
Michael Jackson’s 1987 album Bad produced the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 number-one singles “I Just Can’t Stop Loving You”, “Bad”, “The Way You Make Me Feel”, “Man in the Mirror”, and “Dirty Diana”, becoming the first album to have five number-one singles in the nation. He continued to innovate with videos such as “Black or White” and “Scream” throughout the 1990s. Through stage and video performances, Jackson popularized a number of complicated dance techniques, such as the robot and the famous moonwalk, to which he gave the name.
“Artist of the Century”
350 Million Records Sold Worldwide
Michael Jackson’s distinctive sound and style has influenced numerous artists of various genres. In fact, Michael Jackson is the third-best-selling music artist of all time, with estimated sales of over 350 million records sold worldwide, and still continuing to sell worldwide. Michael won hundreds of awards, making him the most awarded recording artist in the history of popular music.
Michael is one of the few artists to have been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame twice, and was also inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame and the Dance Hall of Fame as the only dancer from pop and rock music. His other achievements include multiple Guinness World Records including the Most Successful Entertainer of All Time, 13 Grammy Awards, the Grammy Legend Award, the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award, 26 American Music Awards – more than any other artist—including the “Artist of the Century”, 13 number-one singles in the US during his solo career—more than any other male artist in the Hot 100 era.
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Michael Jackson’s Thriller album is the best-selling album of all time, with sales of 66 million copies worldwide. Jackson’s other albums, including Off the Wall (1979), Bad (1987), Dangerous (1991), and HIStory (1995), also rank among the world’s best-selling albums.
Michael Jackson’s World Concerts
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Dates: Jul 6, 1984 – Dec 9, 1984
Box office: 75 million USD ($177 million in 2017 dollars)
Location: North America
The Victory Tour was a concert tour of the United States and Canada by the famous Jackson 5, between July and December 1984. It was the only tour with all six Jackson brothers, even though Jackie was injured for most of it. The group performed 55 concerts to an audience of approximately 2 million. Most came to see Michael, whose album Thriller had had been dominating the popular music world at the time. Many consider it to be his Thriller tour, with most of the songs on the set list coming from his Off the Wall and Thriller albums. The tour reportedly grossed approximately $75 million ($181 million in 2018 dollars) and set a new record for the highest-grossing tour. It showcased Michael’s single decorated glove, black sequined jacket and moonwalk.
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Michael Jackson’s “Victory Tour”
In 1984, Michael also announced he would donate all his earnings, 5 million dollars, from his Victory Tour to charity upon controversy for the expensive tickets and he convinced his tour promoter to reduce the price of the concert tickets. Michael performed 55 shows, attended by over 2 million people and grossed over 75 million dollars, which was a record at the time. The Michael’s Victory Tour was the last series of concerts he gave as member of the famous Jackson 5.
Bad World Tour
Poster of Michael Jackson’s Bad World Tour
Dates: Sep 12, 1987 – Jan 27, 1989
Associated album: Bad
Box office: 125.8 million USD ($248.36 in 2017 dollars)
Bad was the first solo concert tour by American recording artist Michael Jackson, it was launched in support of his seventh studio album Bad (1987). Sponsored by Pepsi and spanning 16 months, the tour included 123 concerts to 4.4 million fans across 15 countries. It grossed a total of $125 million. The Bad World Tour earned two new entries in the Guinness World Records for the largest grossing tour in history and the tour with the largest attended audience. The Bad Tour was nominated for “Tour of the Year 1988” at the inaugural International Rock Awards.
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Michael Jackson’s “Bad World Tour”
During 1987-89, all Michael Jackson’s concerts were sold out, again, his Bad Tour holds the world record for the highest grossing tour, with a staggering over 125 million profit, and the largest paid audience attendance (nearly 4.5 million people). Michael gave seven sold out concerts in Wembley the demand for which was enough to fill the stadium twenty times. He performed in front of more than 500.00 people each time, and Michael set the world record for playing more dates at Wembley Stadium than any other artist.
Dangerous World Tour
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Dates: Jun 27, 1992 – Nov 11, 1993
No. of show: 39 in Europe, 17 in Asia, 6 in South America, 5 in North America, and 2 in Eurasia, for a total of 69 shows.
Box office: 100.3 million USD
Location: Munich Olympic Stadium, Munich, Germany
Associated album: Dangerous
The Dangerous World Tour was the second solo world concert tour by American singer Michael Jackson. The tour was sponsored by Pepsi-Cola. All profits were donated to various charities including Jackson’s own “Heal the World Foundation.” The tour ran from June 27, 1992, to November 11, 1993. The tour was originally scheduled to run into Christmas of 1993, but was cancelled due to the illness and stress Jackson suffered.
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Michael Jackson’s “Dangerous Tour”
In 1992-93, the Dangerous Tour attracted more than 4 million fans. Michael gave 69 concerts starting June 27, 1992 and it concluded in Mexico City on November 11, 1993 in Mexico City where he gave five sold out shows for over 500.000 people.
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Dates: Sep 7, 1996 – Oct 15, 1997
No. of shows: 44 in Europe, 19 in Asia, 11 in Oceania, 6 in Africa, and 2 in North America, for a total of 82 shows
Box office: 165 million USD ($251.54 in 2017 dollars)
Associated albums: HIStory: Past, Present and Future, Book I
The History World Tour (stylized as HIStory World Tour) was the final worldwide solo concert tour by American artist Michael Jackson, covering Europe, Africa, Asia, Oceania and North America. The tour included a total of 82 concerts spanning the globe with stops in 57 cities, 35 countries on 5 continents
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Michael Jackson’s “History Tour”
1997, Michael Jackson’s History Tour is said to have had the highest attendance. It attracted more than 4.5 million fans from 58 cities in 35 countries and it grossed over 165 million dollars. The History tour which concluded in 1997 is cited as one of the most important musical events of the year. On January 3rd and January 4th 1997 Michael Jackson sold out 2 shows in less than 24 hours, which was a record time, at the 35,000 seat Aloha Stadium in Honolulu, Hawaii. Michael Jackson was the first artist to have ever sold out the Aloha Stadium.
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Michael Jackson in Michael Jackson: HIStory Teaser (1995)
“This Is It” World Tour
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Dates: Jul 13, 2009 – Mar 6, 2010
Location: The O2, London, United Kingdom
Associated album: Michael Jackson’s This Is It
Michael Jackson’s “This Is It”
This Is It was a planned concert residency by Michael Jackson which was scheduled to take place at the O2 Arena, in London, from mid-July to late September of 2009, with the schedule expanded to include a second residency running from early January to early March of 2010, for a total of 50 shows. The concerts never took place, because Michael Jackson died on June 25, 2009
“This Is It” World Tour
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This Is It. The director of Michael Jackson’s doomed “This Is It” concert series said he believed the show was destined to fail when Michael missed a string of pre-show rehearsals shortly before his overdose death
The O2 Arena, and the City of London
The O2 Arena, where the concerts would have been held
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Even before Michael Jackson died, he had sold out over 1 million tickets within a few hours for his comeback tour This Is It. The rehearsal from the ‘This Is It’ comeback tour became a documentary concert film which grossed over 260 million dollars, 101 million on its opening weekend worldwide!!! This is it is the highest grossing concert film and documentary of all times.
Michael Jackson’s ‘Immortal cirque du soleil’ World Tour, based on his hit songs and dance moves, is one of the most commercially successful ever. In fact, in 2011 it was ranked the eighth top grossing tour of all time with an annual gross over 360 million dollars after 501 shows at 157 venues in 28 countries.
Arguably, Michael Jackson was a crowd puller. He is the only artist who averaged 3000–5000 faints per concert and was welcomed like royalty in every country he toured. He also holds the world record for the top selling album of all times, Thriller, which has sold over 100 million albums so far and he is also the most awarded artist of all times. And even today, Michael Jackson is the top earning celebrity every single year since his death.
The Michael Jackson DVD
Live in Bucharest:
The Dangerous Tour
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Live in Bucharest: The Dangerous Tour is a live concert DVD by American recording artist Michael Jackson released on July 25, 2005. The DVD was previously included with The Ultimate Collection box set in 2004. The concert took place during Jackson’s first leg on his Dangerous World Tour on October 1, 1992 at the Bucharest National Stadium, with a sold-out attendance of 90,000.
This concert is the first concert by Jackson that has been officially released on DVD in the United States, also released in Asia market on double Video CD. The other official releases by Michael Jackson is a VHS of his HIStory World Tour concert in Seoul, South Korea, and it was released only in South Korea in 1996, and Live at Wembley July 16, 1988, which is the second leg of his Bad World Tour.
There are various versions of the footage of the same concert that exist. The first version was broadcast the next day by BBC, following Jackson’s death, this version was rebroadcast on BNN/Ned3. All the footage in this version is from the Bucharest concert. The version that appears on the DVD was broadcast on HBO in 1992, which became the highest audience in the channel’s history for a single broadcast.
This version, while mostly having footage of Jackson performing at the Bucharest Concert (some in alternate camera angles in comparison to the BBC version), also consisted of footage from concerts in other locations such as Madrid and London. Also missing were the “Brace Yourself” video introduction and the “We Are the World Interlude,” which were included in the original BBC Telecast. The crowds screaming and intro before “Wanna Be Startin’ Somethin” is featured in Michael’s 2010 song “Behind the Mask.”
“Michael is the only solo act EVER to sell out Wembley Stadium 7 times, with a record-breaking audience of over 500,000 people each and every time.
Michael Jackson 1993 Super Bowl
Michael Jackson’ HIStory Statue
Michael Jackson’ HIStory Statue
One of many identical statues, based on Diana Walczak’s original HIStory statue, positioned throughout Europe to promote HIStory. The Statue of Michael Jackson is based on Diana Walczak’s original HIStory statue in Eindhoven, the Netherlands
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Michael with Princess Diana at his Wembley concert. ” – Mirror
US President Ronald Reagan presents Michael Jackson with an award for his work against drunk driving at a White House ceremony in 1984. First Lady Nancy Reagan is at right. Jackson at the White House being presented with an award by President Ronald Reagan and first lady Nancy Reagan on May 14, 1984
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Michael Jackson’s star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, the star was set in 1984. The star of Michael Jackson on the Walk of Fame in Hollywood. In 2014, Michael Jackson became the first artist in history to have a top ten single in the Billboard Hot 100 in five different decades.
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The platinum record for Michael Jackson’s Thriller album on display at the Hard Rock Café, Hollywood in Universal City, California.
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Michael Jackson in a file photo from 1993.
Michael Jackson Broadway Musical Slated for 2020, Featuring the King of Pop’s Songs
Remembering the King of Pop: Michael’s 10 Most Famous Dance Moves
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Step-By-Step Instructions for 6 Michael Jackson Dance Moves
Michael Jackson met success at a young age and skyrocketed to fame in the 1980s. While he has long been recognized as a talented musician, the 80s also gave his dancing abilities a chance to shine. Best known for the Moonwalk, Jackson also trademarked a few other steps that have been immortalized in the dance world. Use the following instructions to learn some of his most popular moves. – By Nadia Santiago
Michael Jackson’s 39 Worldwide Charities
Michael Jackson is also remembered for his philanthropy and pioneering efforts in charitable fundraising in the entertainment industry. Michael Jackson traveled the world attending events honoring his humanitarianism, and, in 2000, the Guinness World Records recognized him for supporting 39 charities, more than any other US entertainer.
Also, every city he toured he visited an orphanage and a children’s hospital and he always gave away free tickets to poor and handicapped kids. RIP Michael.
The Passing of Michael Jackson
Memorial – Michael Jackson star on Hollywood Walk of Fame. Fans flocked to Jackson’s star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, adorning it with flowers and notes on the day of his death.
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The Passing of Michael Jackson
In 2009, while preparing for his comeback concert series, This Is It, Michael Jackson died of acute propofol and benzodiazepine intoxication, after suffering from cardiac arrest. The Los Angeles County Coroner ruled his death a homicide, and his personal physician, Conard Murray, was convicted of involuntary manslaughter and incarcerated. Michael Jackson’s death triggered a global outpouring of grief, and a live broadcast of his public memorial service was viewed around the world.
Michael Jackson’s death eclipsed the outpouring of grief and TV coverage given to JFK, John Lennon, Robin Williams, Prince, and even Elvis Presley
The best description of the impact of Michael Jackson death is by the following Michael Jackson fan named Esmerald Rokai:
Here’s what Esmerald Rokai said happened on the day Michael Jackson died:
“Michael Jackson’s death triggered a global outpouring of grief. The news spread quickly online, causing websites to slow down and crash from user overload. Both TMZ and the Los Angeles Times suffered outages. Google initially believed that the millions of search requests meant their search engine was under DD0S attack, and blocked searches related to Michael Jackson for 30 minutes. Twitter reported a crash, as did Wikipedia at 3:15 pm PDT (22:15 UTC). The Wikimedia Foundation reported nearly a million visitors to Jackson’s biography within one hour, probably the most visitors in a one-hour period to any article in Wikipedia’s history. AOL Instant Messenger collapsed for 40 minutes. AOL called it a “seminal moment in internet history … We’ve never seen anything like it in terms of scope or depth.” Around 15% of Twitter posts (5,000 tweets per minute) reportedly mentioned Jackson after the news broke, compared to the 5% recalled as having mentioned the flu pandemic that had made headlines earlier in the year. Overall, web traffic ranged from 11% to at least 20% higher than normal. MTV and BET aired marathons of Jackson’s music videos. Jackson specials aired on television stations around the world. The British soap opera EastEnders added a last-minute scene to the June 26 episode in which one character tells another about the news.” And, about 12 Michael Jackson fans committed suicide, plus there were tens of thousands of Michael Jackson fans went to hospitals due to a state of shock.
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The Great Mausoleum at Forest Lawn in Glendale, California
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Jackson’s tomb in the Holly Terrace of the Great Mausoleum, Forest Lawn Glendale, CA.
Michael Jackson’s tomb in the Holly Terrace of the Great Mausoleum, Forest Lawn Glendale
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The tomb of Michael Jackson in the Holly Terrace of the Great Mausoleum, Forest Lawn Glendale
“Life happens in a flash, but memories are forever”
Michael’s Estate Earned $825 Million in 2018
In 2014, Michael Jackson became the first artist in history to have a top ten single in the Billboard Hot 100 in five different decades. Even today, Michael Jackson’s estate makes as much money as Bruce Springsteen, even though Michael Jackson has Passed On.
‘Michael’ may you forever ‘Rest-In-Peace’ my beloved brother. We thank you for bring the sound of ‘Love & Light’ to this blue ball, we call planet Earth. You created more love than any politician, more love than any business leader, and more love than any major religion. You, and you alone, were able to bring different people from all over the world together, and it did not matter where in the world they lived, it did not matter what language they spoke, it did not matter what race they were, and it did not matter if they were rich or poor.
People from all over the world danced to the ‘Magic’ of Michael Jackson, the “King of Pop” the most significant cultural icon of the 20th Century. In my opinion, Michael Jackson will one day be known as the greatest entertainer of all time, not just in this century, but the 21st Century as well.
– Sir William Jackson
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