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In 1982, Jackson recorded Thriller, his second 80's album with Epic records. Thriller became the best-selling album in music history with 60 million copies sold around the world. Seven hit singles came from this album, including "Billie Jean", "Beat It" and "Thriller". Thriller spent 37 weeks at number one on the Billboard charts.

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Michael JacksonLyrics Rock With You
Lyrics She's Out Of My Life
Lyrics Off The Wall
Lyrics Billie Jean
Lyrics Beat It
Lyrics Wanna Be Starting Something
Lyrics Human Nature
Lyrics Thriller
Lyrics Bad
Lyrics Man In The Mirror

While performing "Billie Jean" at the Motown 25: Yesterday, Today, Forever 1983 concert Michael Jackson debuted his signature move - the moonwalk. It was at this point that Jackson's stardom took off. The media began paying more attention to Jackson from that point on.

In 1983 Michael Jackson started a sponsorship deal with Pepsi-Cola. As part of the deal he agreed to star in a commercial. While filming a Pepsi Light commercial with his brothers in 1984, his hair caught on fire when a pyrotechnic effect went awry. Jackson suffered serious burns on his scalp, which required skin grafts.

In 1984, Michael Jackson won eight Grammy awards. Seven were for the hugely successful Thriller. Reuniting with his brothers, Jackson then helped to write the Victory album and performed and starred in the successful Victory Tour.

In 1987, Michael Jackson starred in the George Lucas/Francis Ford Coppola 3-D film Captain EO. The film clocked in at only 17 minutes, but cost and estimated $17 million. It was the most expensive film ever produced on a per-minute basis at the time. Despite the cost the film was a commercial success.

In 1987 Jackson released his third Epic label album Bad. With high expectations after the success of Thriller, Jackson had complex ideas for the album. He initially wanted to make the album 30 songs in length. Producer Quincy Jones cut the number to a reasonable 10. He also wanted the title track to be a duet with fellow pop star Prince. However the two had creative differences over lyrical content and Prince ultimately refused the project.

In 2009 Jackson planned a series of comeback concerts in London. He was in the midst of rehearsals for these shows when he tragically died of heart failure.

Jackson was pronounced dead at 2:26 p.m. PDT (9:26 p.m. EDT) on June 25, 2009 after arriving at a Los Angeles hospital in full cardiac arrest.


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