Michael Jackson Most Downloaded

Michael Jackson has become the most downloaded artist of all time.

The 'Thriller' singer-who died of acute Propofol intoxication aged 50 last June -is the world's most popular solo star, ahead of Lady Gaga, Elvis, the Black Eyed Peas and Rihanna according to download records from Nokia's Ovi Music Store.

Musicologist Geoff Roberts believes the singer's upcoming birthdate on Sunday (29.08.10) could be responsible for an increase in his popularity

He said: "Michael Jackson has always been a pop music legend. But the anniversary of his death and upcoming birthday celebrations seem to have revived Jackson fever as fans rediscover his songs - making him the most popular solo artist of all time."

The 'King of Pop' - who would have turned 52 this weekend - is most popular in India where he accounts for 26 per cent of the country's entire Ovi downloads, followed by the UK, Germany, Netherlands and Finland.

Singer's 1982 single 'Beat It' is the most popular track at the Ovi store, with 'Billie Jean' and 'Thriller' close behind.

Meanwhile Michael's hometown of Gary, Indiana, will mark his birthday with a party outside his childhood home tomorrow (28.08.10).

The party will take place alongside a separate four-day 'MJFanvention' which began in the town yesterday (26.08.10).

The main attraction at the fan event will be a special tribute concert on Saturday, featuring Tony Award-winner Melba Moore and the late singer's former tour guitarist Jennifer Batten, as well as impersonator Edward Moss and a choir of Indiana residents.


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If there was ever a person that wrote off Michael Jackson as the King of Pop this and many other records broken since his death proofs that he will always REMAIN THE KING OF POP,MUSIC AND CULTURE.only yesterday he was crowned by CNN Music as the Number one MUSIC ICON OVER THE LAST 50 YEARS,beating the Beatles and Elvis amongst many more. Michael Jackson did more than just sing songs, he was a phenomenal creator, revolutionised music videos that stand the test of time, went to the furthest countries to perform, there is a statement saying that if you ask the deepest tripe in Africa who is Elvis the will look at you with hostility but if you mention the name MICHAEL JACKSON U WILL BE EMBRACED" that statement speaks volumes and to quote the Guiness Book of Record Founder: MR. JACKSON YOU ARE CERTAINLY THE MOST FAMOUS PERSON IN THE WORLD! Yes Michael you were always there and never left, no matter how hard they tried to put you down you KINGDOM WILL LAST UNTIL ETERNITY! Happy Birthday Michael
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If there was ever a person that wrote off Michael Jackson as the King of Pop this and many other records broken since his death proofs that he will always REMAIN THE KING OF POP,MUSIC AND CULTURE.only yesterday he was crowned by CNN Music as the Number one MUSIC ICON OVER THE LAST 50 YEARS,beating the Beatles and Elvis amongst many more. Michael Jackson did more than just sing songs, he was a phenomenal creator, revolutionised music videos that stand the test of time, went to the furthest countries to perform, there is a statement saying that if you ask the deepest tripe in Africa who is Elvis the will look at you with hostility but if you mention the name MICHAEL JACKSON U WILL BE EMBRACED" that statement speaks volumes and to quote the Guiness Book of Record Founder: MR. JACKSON YOU ARE CERTAINLY THE MOST FAMOUS PERSON IN THE WORLD! Yes Michael you were always there and never left, no matter how hard they tried to put you down you KINGDOM WILL LAST UNTIL ETERNITY! Happy Birthday Michael
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If there was ever a person that wrote off Michael Jackson as the King of Pop this and many other records broken since his death proofs that he will always REMAIN THE KING OF POP,MUSIC AND CULTURE.only yesterday he was crowned by CNN Music as the Number one MUSIC ICON OVER THE LAST 50 YEARS,beating the Beatles and Elvis amongst many more. Michael Jackson did more than just sing songs, he was a phenomenal creator, revolutionised music videos that stand the test of time, went to the furthest countries to perform, there is a statement saying that if you ask the deepest tripe in Africa who is Elvis the will look at you with hostility but if you mention the name MICHAEL JACKSON U WILL BE EMBRACED" that statement speaks volumes and to quote the Guiness Book of Record Founder: MR. JACKSON YOU ARE CERTAINLY THE MOST FAMOUS PERSON IN THE WORLD! Yes Michael you were always there and never left, no matter how hard they tried to put you down you KINGDOM WILL LAST UNTIL ETERNITY! Happy Birthday Michael
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