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  Saturday, June 27, 2009

  Most Successful Entertainer of All Time-Michael Jackson sets world record

  LOS ANGELES, USA  -- After releasing, during his extraordinary career 13 No.1 singles — more than any other male artist in the Hot 100 era — and became one of a handful of artists to be inducted twice into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, selling an estimated 750 million records worldwide, Michael Jackson sets the world record for the Most Successful Entertainer of All Time.

   Photo: Five of Jackson's solo albums – "Off the Wall," "Thriller," "Bad," "Dangerous" and "HIStory," all with Epic Records, a Sony Music label – are among the top-sellers of all time.  (enlarge photo)

   His awards include multiple Guinness World Records (eight in 2006 alone), 13 Grammy Awards, 13 number one singles in his solo career — more than any other male artist in the Hot 100 era — and the sale of over 750 million records worldwide, making him the world's Most Successful Entertainer of All Time.

   His album "Thriller" is the Biggest Selling Album of All Time.  

  Five of Jackson's solo albums – "Off the Wall," "Thriller," "Bad," "Dangerous" and "HIStory," all with Epic Records, a Sony Music label – are among the top-sellers of all time.
  Jackson won 13 Grammy Awards and received the American Music Award's Artist of the Century Award.   

  Jackson donated and raised millions of dollars for beneficial causes through his foundation, charity singles and support of 39 charities.
    On May 14, 1984, Jackson was invited to the White House to receive an award presented by U.S. President Ronald Reagan. The award was given for Jackson's support of charities that helped people overcome alcohol and drug abuse.
   President George H. W. Bush also presented the singer with The White House's special "Artist of the Decade" award in recognition of Jackson's musical influence in the 1980s; Bush commended Jackson for acquiring a "tremendous following" among other achievements.

Michael Jackson started in the music business at the age of 11 with his brothers as a member of the Jackson 5. In the early 1980s, he defined the art form of music video with such ground-breaking videos as "Billie Jean," "Beat It" and the epic "Thriller." Jackson's sound, style and dance moves inspired subsequent generations of pop, soul, R&B and hip-hop artists.

Commenting on his passing, Sir Howard Stringer, Chairman, CEO and President, Sony Corporation, said: "Michael Jackson was a brilliant troubadour for his generation, a genius whose music reflected the passion and creativity of an era. His artistry and magnetism changed the music landscape forever. We have been profoundly affected by his originality, creativity and amazing body of work."

  Rolf Schmidt-Holtz, CEO, Sony Music Entertainment, said: "Michael Jackson's unsurpassed artistry and beloved music brought joy to every corner of the world. It was a true privilege for all of us in the Sony Music family to work with one of the most talented superstars in the history of music. We will miss him greatly."

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   Oldest still performing showgirl-Dorothy Dale Kloss sets world record

   Youngest Successful Singer-world record set by Cleopatra Stratan

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   Saturday, June 27, 2009

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