A dark cloud hangs over our mood as we remember the life of the greatest artist of all time – Michael Jackson. It’s been six years since the shocking news of his death broke out and though so much time has passed, the world will never forget. To celebrate Michael Jacksons legacy, we’re listing 17 amazing facts about the singer that you may or may not have known.
1. ‘Home Alone’ star Macauley Culkin is the godfather of two of Jackson’s children.
2. Michael Jackson has received 13 Grammys, 26 American Music Awards, 23 Guinness World Records and 40 Billboard Awards, which makes him the most rewarded artist of all time.
3. Michael Jacksons video “Billie Jean” was the first video from a black artist to air on MTV.
4. Michael Jackson has two stars on the Hollywood walk of fame. One is for represents his solo career and the other represents his time in The Jackson 5.
5. The song “Thriller” spent 37 weeks at number one in the US Billboard Chart
6. Michael Jackson was a vegetarian
7. Michael Jackson nearly purchased the company Marvel, just so he could be Spider-Man
8. MJ was only four years old when he started singing with his brothers in The Jackson 5
9. He paid $17 million in 1988 for the land in California that famously became known as the Neverland Ranch
10. In 1991, Michael Jackson signed a contract with Sony worth $65 million
11. Michael Jackson was scheduled to hold meetings in the World Trade Center on Sept. 11, 2001 but overslept.
12. He is the godfather to Nicole Richie
13. Justin Timberlake originally wrote the ‘N Sync song ‘Gone’ for Michael Jackson
14. ‘Scream,’ the Janet and Michael duet, still holds the record for most expensive music video
15. Wikipedia, Twitter and AOL’s Instant Messenger all crashed at 3:15PM on the day he died, June 25, 2009
16. Michael Jackson’s Jehovah’s Witness faith required that he travel door-to-door to spread the word. To make this easier, he wore a disguise and a mustache as he made the visits
17. MJ’s favorite animated character was Pinocchio
Are there any facts about Michael Jackson that you love, which we haven’t shared? Let me know in your comments below.