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Jackson knocked 50

August 29 2008

King of Pop Michael Jackson on Friday, August 29, marks 50 years of age. Last year was a landmark for Jackson - the first time in a long period of creative decline and problems with the law, the singer has released an original studio album under the autobiographical title King of Pop ("The King of Pop").

The collection consists of songs on poems by the great Scottish poet Robert Burns, 18 th century. Recorded in a California studio of Jackson with his friend David Gest - the former wife of Liza Minelli and member of one of the television reality show - was released August 22, 2008. According to Gest, Michael is in love with long work of Burns, and one of the goals of the creators of the album was to give bernsovskim works of contemporary sound.

In addition, a great success this year, Jackson had the album "Thriller 25", the February output of which was confined to a 25-year anniversary of the release of the legendary "Thriller". The new collection includes nine original songs from old as well as remixes and new song "For All Time". "Thriller 25" came in first place in the charts of eight European countries, has reached the second position in the U.S. and the third - in the British charts. In the U.S., has sold 166,000 copies of the disc to the rank of best-selling album did not have 14,000 copies sold.

During the past several years, Michael pursued in trouble, and last birthday singer met nearly bankrupt - due to a lawsuit by his former partner Michael Scheffel his famous Californian Neverland ranch and at his parents' house was seized. However, all the way the King of Pop, consisting of a dizzying rise and precipitous fall, made it possible to assume that he'll be back in show business a winner. RIA News .

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