Michael Jackson – An Amazing Footprint

Michael Jackson leaves behind an extraordinary legacy that’ll be hard to match.

Here are some key facts on Michael Jackson as put out by Sony (Michael’s business partner in the music arena) earlier today:

* Five of Jackson’s solo albums – “Off the Wall,” “Thriller,” “Bad,” “Dangerous” and “HIStory,”  – are among the top-sellers of all time

* Michael sold an estimated 750 million records worldwide

* Michael released 13 No. 1 singles

* Michael became one of a handful of artists to be inducted twice into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

* Michael was recognized by the Guinness Book of World Records as the Most Successful Entertainer of All Time and “Thriller” as the Biggest Selling Album of All Time

* Michael won 13 Grammy Awards

* Michael started in the music business at the age of 11 with his brothers as a member of the Jackson 5

* Michael Jackson received the American Music Award’s Artist of the Century Award

Following from the talking heads on CNN:

* $85 million of tickets were sold for Michael’s London concerts

* Top 15 albums on Amazon now are Michael’s

* Michael’s Thriller album from 1982 still sells about 130,000 copies a year in the U.S.

7 Responses to "Michael Jackson – An Amazing Footprint"

  1. shuaib68   June 26, 2009 at 9:27 am

    I simply cannot take my eyes off the news, although it’s repeating the same news. This is devastating news for me. When I was in the school we had friend who were fans of MJ and we even tried his dance movements. We failed though, but we enjoyed everytime we watch him perform.

    I never even allowed anybody to compare with him. During those years somebody was telling me a crap that Prbhu Deva is challenging MJ for a dance act. I shot him back saying shut your bloody front and back opening in his body…..We were young then (not very matured).

    I Simply cannot believe this. So, sad. We grieve with all those who love him.

  2. gnair91   June 26, 2009 at 11:42 am

    i just hope people remember him as what he was – the epitome of legend.

  3. Ænima Of The State   June 26, 2009 at 3:20 pm

    http://www.cnn.com/2009/TECH/06/26/michael.jackson.internet/index.html also belongs in this page, I think.

    SearchIndia.com Responds:

    Read the above CNN piece and rumors about Jeff Goldblum falling off the Kauri Cliffs in New Zealand, Harrison Ford falling off the yacht in France…

    Alas, nothing about Abhishek Bachchan slipping in his Mumbai bathroom. 🙁

  4. the gora   June 27, 2009 at 1:17 am


    Check out the dance moves at the 4:05 mark to see how Michael Jackson’s influence spread all the way to Bollywood. He truly was a global phenomenon.

    SearchIndia.com Responds:

    The staircase and swagger also reminded us of Elvis and Jailhouse Rock.

  5. shuaib68   June 27, 2009 at 10:09 am

    Here’s what Prabhu Deva have said about his ‘Guru’ Michael Jackson.

    MJ is a magical inspiration to too many.

    BEAUTIFUL MOMENTS: What A Thrill – Prabhu Deva

  6. shuaib68   July 23, 2009 at 12:36 pm

    I stumbled upon this very informative article on MJ about his dancing greats.

    Walking on the Moon
    Michael Jackson in motion.


    SearchIndia.com Responds:

    Thanks. We read this in the print version of New Yorker yesterday.

  7. shuaib68   October 30, 2009 at 4:16 pm

    Just came after watching THIS IS IT.

    Nice movie.

    It just shows how a single man grouped so many technically advanced people in the trade to produce one of the most spectacular show in the world.

    He’s so fit and look young in the movie.

    It looks like he’s in the 90’s in the prime of career. I really miss him.

    There’s only one MJ and he lives forever in our hearts.

    SearchIndia.com Responds:

    1. You write: It just shows how a single man grouped so many technically advanced people in the trade to produce one of the most spectacular show in the world

    Alas, it’s a show that was never to be.

    2. You write: I really miss him

    Michael was more popular outside the U.S. than in the states (shows in the box office numbers too). Perhaps, because of the sexual molestation charges.

    If he was really innocent of those awful charges (sure, he was acquitted in court but that’s not the same as being really innocent, is it), the trial must have been a very traumatic affair for the poor man.

    3. We’ll watch This Is It one of these days.

You must be logged in to post a comment Login