Michael Jackson's journey to fame began in 1966 at age eight, when he started singing with his brothers in the Jackson 5. In the early 1970s, he launched a solo career, accumulating a dozen number-one singles. His record-breaking album, Thriller, has sold an estimated 110 million copies worldwide. He won 17 Grammy awards and was introduced into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame twice. In 2009, people of all ages mourned Michael's sudden death. Adored for his music, dancing, and performing - and known for his highly publicized personal life - Michael Jackson remains the ultimate music legend. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Intuitive. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/lrnr/000702/bk_lrnr_000702_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Michael Jackson, a life shrouded in controversy. Idolized by millions, yet several incidents blemished his career.I can't address virtuoso. It relies upon how you characterize it. Michael Jackson was a dynamic entertainer. He brought many innovative ideas into the pop world. He was a brilliant vocalist and was a fussbudget in his art. He was diligent in his pursuits, and he acquired the best and most talented people to work alongside him. He was one of the most talented musicians that has ever existed. He was also a controversial figure and sensational news seemed to follow him around. Whether you believe the allegations made against him or not, his virtuoso is undeniable. He almost certainly had an unhealthy obsession with children, whether it was sexual or not is down to the individual to decide. It's perfectly plausible that you see it in the context that he was a grown-up man who favored the company of children, that he saw himself as an everlasting adolescent, and his actions were out of nothing more than love and devotion to children. In this context, I don't think it’s an overstatement to suggest he was fixated on adolescence to the point of being a disabled grown-up. In this book, we will look at his career, his love life, his relationship with his father and family, the media coverage, the criminal cases and accusations that followed him, and, ultimately, his death. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jimmy Pearson. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/163182/bk_acx0_163182_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The first question to ask in any homicide is "What was the motive?" For Dr. Conrad Murray, the real motive should have been to keep Michael Jackson alive. That way he could get paid. But it wasn't Dr. Murray that was the only person in Michael Jackson's life at the end. There were other people too. Other people who did have a motive to kill. Working backwards from information personally received, discoveries have been made as to who the real killer of Michael Jackson was. This recounting of the events as they happened, is a personal testimony to the discoveries and evidence supporting the conspiracy and cover up of the murder of one of the greatest entertainers and humanitarians in world history - Michael Jackson. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Aurora Goldstein. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/035828/bk_acx0_035828_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Number-one New York Times best-selling author/filmmaker Ian Halperin exposes astonishing secrets about this mystifying figure, who became the world’s biggest entertainer! In late December 2008, Ian Halperin told the world that Michael Jackson had only six months to live. His investigation into Jackson`s failing health made headlines around the globe. Six months and a day later, the King of Pop was dead. It was greed that killed Michael Jackson. Friends and associates paint a tragic picture of the last years and days of his life, as Jackson made desperate attempts to prepare for a planned concert series at London's 02 Arena in July 2009. These shows would have earned millions for the singer and his entourage, but he could never have completed them, not mentally and not physically. Michael knew it, and his advisers knew it. Anyone who caught even a fleeting glimpse of the frail 50-year-old hiding beneath the costumes and cosmetics would have understood that the London tour was madness. Why did it happen this way? After an intense five-year investigation, New York Times best-selling author Ian Halperin uncovers the real story of Michael Jackson’s final years, a suspenseful and surprising thriller. Halperin strips away Michael’s masks and gets to the truth! This investigation separates the sad truth from the multilayered lies and media distortions, as the world says “goodbye” to the King of Pop. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Andrew Grant. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/tran/000002/bk_tran_000002_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In this eye-opening book, Matthew Robert Payne and Nicola Whitehall interview Michael Jackson together. Michael unpacks a variety of topics, including the following:Writing songs in heavenDancing with JesusHis thoughts on music and heaven’s standard of excellenceHis close relationships with others in heaven, including Princess Diana, Mary Magdalene, and Kim ClementHis relationships with children and how he helps traumatized childrenMichael Jackson shares about his relationship with Jesus, what he has been doing in heaven and who influences him there. Finally, the book wraps up with a bonus interview with him and a prayer of salvation for anyone who wants to accept Jesus into his or her life. This follow-up book on Michael Jackson shares more details about his life and complements Matthew's first book on the King of Pop, Michael Jackson Speaks from Heaven: A Divine Revelation. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Moore Pollack. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/184073/bk_acx0_184073_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The surprising rags-to-riches-to-rags-to-riches story of how Michael Jackson grew a billion-dollar business. 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 obs 1. Language: English. Narrator: Kaleo Griffith. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/020191/bk_adbl_020191_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
pGuinness Book of World Records, overnight they called me a freak. They called me a homosexual. They called me a child molester. They said I bleached my skin. They made everything to turn the public against me." (Michael Jackson) In the majority of cases, a pop or rock fan who is asked about a particular celebrity will answer in unambiguous terms. Artists such as Elvis Presley engage the public in their entirety, their personae fully revealed as onstage and offstage personalities. Most artists are judged by what they say of themselves and their art, and fans can express in distinct terms why they like or do not like them or their music. Michael Jackson, on the other hand, projected a different sort of fascination to the global public, based upon his many contradictions and hidden characteristics. The unorthodox artist was described by one author as "paradoxical and incomplete", and while audiences attended a Presley event to revel in a known quantity, Jackson's charisma depended in part on the audience's need "to understand, or fill in the knowledge that was missing". If anything the mystical, half-revealed Jackson was as strong an attraction as his more forceful and renowned colleagues, for by the end of his career he was "arguably the most notable popular culture virtuoso of the late 20th century" and had set almost every record known to his industry, all in an age that featured not only Presley but The Beatles, Barbara Streisand, and other superstars. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Robin McKay. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/034283/bk_acx0_034283_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Did you know that it is possible to visit heaven and see who is living up there? Do you know that if you have a great relationship with Jesus, and if God has a purpose for it, that people who are living in heaven can come down to earth and visit you and spend time with you? One day, while Matthew watched a documentary called This Is It by Michael Jackson, Michael appeared to him. He proceeded to sing the songs on the film and dance in the room with Matthew. Soon, through multiple visits, Matthew grew to know Michael fairly well. In April 2016, Michael got Matthew out of bed and with the help of God's spirit, did a three-hour interview with Matthew. It was a divine revelation of heaven and more. Why don't you listen to this message and spend some time to see what Michael has to say about: What heaven is like What he is doing up there What Jesus is really like The keys to a happy life What true love looks like 1. Language: English. Narrator: Scott Clem. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/061760/bk_acx0_061760_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Michael Jackson, the King of Pop, led an unusual but meaningful life. Through his lifetime, he sold millions of albums and his songs can be heard almost everywhere. Moreover, almost everyone knows at least one of his songs. Although there is no doubt that he is indeed extremely successful, he did not achieve it instantly. In fact, he also experienced struggles and obstacles along the way. Fortunately, he was able to overcome all of it, and his determination to be an outstanding artist never faded. Here, you may discover things that you never know before, things that had made a great impact in Michael's life. It would surely help you get to know this amazing man more on a personal level. This includes knowing him as a person and not just an artist or a singer. To cut the story short, this book aims to provide you the life of Michael Jackson from his early years until his death. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Mike Norgaard. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/052785/bk_acx0_052785_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.