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Michael Jackson’s RIAA Gold Record for ‘Thriller’ to Be Auctioned

August 23, 2016 • By

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Michael Jackson’s personal RIAA gold record award for his epic album “Thriller” will be auctioned by Nate D. Sanders Auctions on August 25. Interested bidders may participate in the auction online.

Jackson was awarded the gold record two months after the album’s release in November 1982. “Thriller” ultimately attained RIAA diamond status for selling 10 million copies.

Released on November 30, 1982, “Thriller” featured the hits, “Wanna Be Startin’ Somethin,’ ‘Thriller,’ ‘Beat It’ and ‘Billie Jean.’ Music historians believe the album paved the path for other 1980’s black artists including Prince and Whitney Houston among others. Michael Jackson’s “Thriller” is credited with launching the era of modern pop music.

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The Official Michael Jackson 2017 Calendar now available

August 19, 2016 • By
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Michael Jackson One to unveil iconic memorabilia

August 19, 2016 • By

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The Estate of Michael Jackson and Michael Jackson ONE will be having three-day birthday celebration in honor of the King of Pop next week.

The event will take place at the Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino in last Vegas on August 27 and will unveil a spectacular piece of Michael Jackson memorabilia, the fourth to be loaned by the Estate and installed at the Mandalay Bay! The third one being the HIStory Statue which was unveiled a couple weeks ago!

It’s happening on Aug. 27 at Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino. They will unveil a spectacular, iconic piece of Michael Jackson memorabilia, the fourth to be loaned by the Estate and installed at Mandalay Bay.

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Pueblo teen’s Michael Jackson-inspired dance earns national attention

August 19, 2016 • By

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Xavier Gutierrez stepped center stage and struck a casual pose.

As the music — a medley of Michael Jackson hits from the “Thriller” and “Bad” eras — built, Xavier shimmied, spun, thrusted, moonwalked and performed complicated footwork that channeled Jackson himself. He finished his routine with a flourish, doffing the stylish fedora that somehow defied gravity and remained perched at a jaunty angle on his head.

He then flashed a shy grin, the clear braces on his teeth in stark contrast to the sophistication of his routine and serving as a reminder that Xavier Gutierrez is all of 13 years old.

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BOOK: Michael Jackson Inc now available in China

August 18, 2016 • By

Michael Jackson Inc by Zack O’Malley Greenburg has been translated in Chinese by Keen Zhang from MJJCN and they have just released the full cover:

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Michael Jackson is known by many as the greatest entertainer of all time, but he was also a revolutionary when it came to business. In addition to famously buying the Beatles publishing catalogue, Jackson was one of the first pop stars to launch his own clothing line, record label, sneakers, and video games creating a fundamental shift in the monetization of fame and paving the way for entertainer-entrepreneurs like Jay Z and Diddy. All told, Jackson earned more than $1.1 billion in his solo career, and the assets he built in life have earned more than $700 million in the five years since his death more than any other solo music act over that time.
“Michael Jackson, Inc.” reveals the incredible rise, fall, and rise again of Michael Jackson s fortune driven by the unmatched perfectionism of the King of Pop. “Forbes “senior editor Zack O Malley Greenburg uncovers never-before-told stories from interviews with more than 100 people, including music industry veterans Berry Gordy, John Branca, and Walter Yetnikoff; artists 50 Cent, Sheryl Crow, and Jon Bon Jovi; and members of the Jackson family. Other insights come from court documents and Jackson s private notes, some of them previously unpublished. Through Greenburg s novelistic telling, a clear picture emerges of Jackson s early years, his rise to international superstardom, his decline fueled by demons internal and external, as well as the dissolution of the team that helped him execute his best business moves and, finally, his financial life after death.
Underlying Jackson s unique history is the complex but universal tale of the effects of wealth and fame on the human psyche. A valuable case study for generations of entertainers to come and for anyone interested in show business, “Michael Jackson, Inc. “tells the story of a man whose financial feats, once obscured by his late-life travails, have become an enduring legacy.”

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