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“The idea is to take it a step forward and to innovate or else why am I doing it? I’m just – I don’t wanna be just another can in the assembly line. You know, I want to create, do something that’s totally different and unusual.” – Michael Jackson
In 1985, Michael Jackson donated $1.5 million to the Brotman Memorial Hospital to establish the Michael Jackson Burn Center. It was the same facility where he had been treated after enduring severe burns while filming a commercial for Pepsi. How will you give back to those who have helped you during this holiday season? #MJhumanitarian #HealTheWorld
Michael visited the Tower Records in Tokyo to put his hands in cement for the store’s “wall of fame” on December 12, 1996!
“Black or White” started its run of seven weeks atop the US Billboard Charts today in 1991! Of his transformation in the short film, Michael said: “I want to do a dance number where I can let out my frustration about injustice and prejudice and racism and bigotry, and within the dance I became upset and let go. I think at the time people were concerned with the violent content of the piece, but it's, like, easy to look at. It's simple."
Michael Jackson was honored at the 2000 “Angel Ball” alongside President Bill Clinton and Jordan’s Queen Noor. The G&P Foundation recognized his efforts to fight cancer, and the star-studded benefit raised more than $4 million that night for the effort. As he accepted the award, Michael said: “Cancer is the number one killer of children. And it is only when we join together on evenings like this, that we can summon the courage and determination to stop it from ever robbing another child of the precious gift of life or a parent of the joy of watching their child grow. God bless you all for all the love and support you have offered this evening and I love you all very much. Thank you.”
“His music is so important because it’s about love and it makes us feel free to dance.” - Jin Hailiang
For anyone who is a Fortnite fan, see if you can identify all 7 game players who attended Michael Jackson ONE this weekend while in Las Vegas for a competition.
“Dance suddenly became a rage in India because of MJ. India was shocked to see a man who could dance like him and I too was shocked and inspired by him. He had a unique dance style, it wasn’t break dance ... it was just typical Jackson Style!” – Prabhu Diva
The greatest of all time: Michael Jackson entertained over 600,000 people over five shows at the Estadio Azteca in Mexico in 1993, shattering all previous attendance records.
While touring is grueling and highly scheduled, Michael was unique in that he always found time to visit hospitals to comfort the patients. During one stretch on the HIStory tour in 1996, Michael visited children’s hospitals and orphanages in Auckland, Sydney, Brisbane, and Bangkok, and donated $100,000 to an orphanage and a school for the blind.
There was no one more spectacular. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ “And though he's now in the 14th month of his world tour, it was endearing during the show's third number, "Another Part of Me," to see the look of pure, beatific bliss on Jackson's face as he closed his eyes, spun around, landed on his toes and did all the usual right moves. Jackson really seemed to be still enjoying this--caught up and self-hypnotized in his own private, wonderful world.” – The LA Times reviews Michael’s show at Irvine Meadows, November 7, 1988