Michael Jackson died on the 25th of June 2009 aged 50.
Michael's musical achievements and awards are many but here are a few:
Estimated record sales over over 350 million, making him one of the best selling artists of all time;
His album Thriller, is the highest selling album in history with sales in excess of 65 million;
Fifteen Grammy Awards, including eight for Thriller;
Thirteen Number One hits in the US;
Inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1997 as a member of The Jackson 5 & in 2001 as a solo artist.
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