5 fun facts about the ‘King of Pop’:
1. Thriller was the best selling album of all time. It sold 42.4 million copies, only recently overturned by Eagles
2. Michael Jackson is the highest-earning deceased artist. He has been recognized by the Guinness Book Of World Records in a new category for Highest-Earning Deceased Artist, gaining the top honor. In the first year after his passing in 2009, Jackson’s estate raked in a reported $1 billion.
3. The costumes for the “Thriller” video came from the Salvation Army.
4. Michael Jackson is The Most-Awarded Artist Of All Time. He won more awards than any other music alive or deceased. He’s received 23 Guinness World Records, 40 Billboard Awards, 13 Grammys, and 26 American Music Awards.
5. Michael Jackson’s love interest in the “Thriller” video, Ola Ray, was a Playboy Playmate. She later suggested that she and Michael had a fling while shooting the video. The now 57-year-old model (slide to see her when she was 52) is still and clearly proud of her figure.