It’s Christmas Eve so I’m posting for the last time for a couple of weeks as i’ll be spending the time with family and friends over the Christmas holidays and studying for exams.
I’d like to wish you and your family all a Happy Christmas and peaceful New Years.
Straying away from the deep topics of the past weeks, I have decided to post about the career and records of Michael Jackson. I have seen this done for films and artists before however have never come across one for the King of Pop. This is his career in numbers.
Michael Jackson was born at 2300 in Gary, Indiana in 1958 with 8 siblings. 8 is the number of Grammy’s Jackson won in one night, a record. He has 13 Grammy’s in total. 13 is the total number of solo numbers ones he received in his career. He received the most ever number ones on one album, with Bad achieving 5 out of the 9 songs and is the 5th biggest album of all time. 5 is the number of number one albums – Thriller, Bad, Dangerous, HIStory and Invincible. Jackson started aged 5 as part of the Jackson 5 and he was just 11 when they achieved number one hits from their first 4 singles I Want You Back, ABC, The Love You Save and I’ll Be There.
We’ve reached the finale of the Justice series and with it comes the events surrounding the premature death of Michael Jackson.
In March 2009, Michael Jackson held a press conference at the O2 arena in London where he announced a series of concerts called “This Is It” believed to be his final curtain call, and they indeed proved to be just that. This would be his first tour since the HIStory Tour in 1997 which grossed over $165 million (excluding free concerts). I couldn’t believe it, finally a chance to see the King of Pop live, as I was only 8 during the last tour. After seeing so many clips of his concerts including the Dublin concert, I couldn’t wait. There were set to be 10 concerts in London followed by concerts in Paris and NYC amongst others earning Jackson £50 million alone. However, 50 dates were now added with over one million tickets sold out in under two hours. Michael didn’t sign up for 50. I don’t know anyone who can do 50 concerts never mind someone who was 50 years of age themselves. Continue reading