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At the time of his death last June, Michael Jackson was reportedly deeply in debt and had agreed to sign on for an unprecedented 50-date run at the O2 arena in London, as a means of turning his financial fortunes around.

But thanks to a flurry of merchandising deals and a flood of nostalgia-fueled 音乐 sales, his estate has generated nearly $1 billion in the past year,Billboard reports via Reuters.

Billboard broke down the 来源 of that windfall, determining that nearly half of it came from the robust 音乐 sales following the singer's shock death on June 25, 2009. Jackson has sold 9 million albums in the U.S. and 24 million around the globe since his death, along with around 800,000 copies of albums 由 the Jackson 5 and the Jacksons. Assuming a worldwide retail sales price of $11.62 per unit, the magazine estimated that the Jackson catalog brought in about $383 million in sales.

Add in 12.9 million track downloads in the U.S. over the past year, along with 26.5 million in international downloads, and 你 have another $34 million. Then there's about 1.5 million in ringtone sales in America, another 3 million globally for another $5 million, as well as $2 million from digital performance royalties from 音乐 subscription services and $4.5 million from global digital performances for a 音乐 total of $429 million.

The 秒 biggest 来源 of revenue was TV and movie projects, led 由 the "Michael Jackson: This Is It" documentary about the singer's final rehearsals for his planned 伦敦 shows. Sony Pictures paid $60 million for the rights to the film, which earned $72 million at the box office to become the highest-grossing 音乐会 film ever. It earned an additional $188 million overseas, while the DVD of the film raked in $43 million in the U.S., as well as $24 million in rental income. It earned $18 million just in 日本 on the first 日 of release and another $7 million in Blu-Ray sales.

Billboard also speculated that the sales of the TV rights to "This Is It" to Viacom (the parent company of MTV) may have generated an additional $15 million, and licensing fees for nontheatrical performances (airplanes, cruise ships, hotels) could bring in around $24 million.

One of Jackson's traditional cash cows, his 音乐 publishing rights, was another lucrative 来源 of income, taking in nearly $130 million. The singer's Mijac publishing company — with an estimated value of $75 million in 2005 — has a current value of around $150 million, generating around $25 million a 年 in revenue, with that number possibly doubling to $50 million in the past year. Jackson's half ownership of the lucrative Sony/ATV catalog could be worth as much as an additional $80 million a year.

The executors of Jackson's estate have cut a series of deals over the past year, resulting in around $35 million in additional revenue. Because many 粉丝 declined to return their tickets to the 伦敦 This Is It shows, preferring to retain them as keepsakes, those tickets were worth $6.5 million, along with around $5 million in 音乐会 merchandise sales; a 秒 deal with merchandise maker Bravado cut in August reportedly included a $10 million advance. A Jackson memorabilia exhibit in 日本 has earned $3.5 million. And additional licensing royalties and retail sales could have rolled up $10 million 或者 更多 for the estate.

It is not known how much game-maker Ubisoft paid to license Jackson's image for an upcoming video game 或者 what potential revenues could be from a pair of upcoming Jackson-themed Cirque du Soleil shows.

Finally, even in death Jackson has one of the most lucrative recording contracts around. Sony 音乐 Entertainment cut a deal in March with the estate to release 10 Jackson albums through 2017. From a collection of previously unreleased Jackson songs due in November to reissues of such landmark albums as 1979's solo debut, Off the Wall, the estate is guaranteed between $200 and $250 million for the Sony pact. Though none of the albums have been released yet, if just one of the contract's eight years comes off as planned, it could add $31 million to the estate's coffers.

Celebrate Michael Jackson's legacy all week long as 音乐电视 News looks back at his life, his 音乐 and the death that shook the world one 年 ago.
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All alone wishing on stars
Waiting for 你 to find me
One sweet night I knew I would see
A stranger who'd be my friend

When someone in the dark reaches out to you
And touches off a spark that comes shining through
It tells 你 never be afraid
Then somewhere in your 心 你 can feel the glow
A light to keep 你 warm when the night winds blow
Like it was written in the stars I knew
My friend, my someone in the dark was you

Promise me we'll always be
Walking the world together
Hand in hand where dreams never end
My 星, 星级 secret friend and me

When someone in the dark reaches out to you
And touches off a spark that comes shining through
It tells 你 never be afraid
Then somewhere in your 心 你 can feel the glow
A light to keep 你 warm when the night winds blow
Look for the 彩虹 in the sky
I believe 你 and I
Could never really say goodbye
Wherever 你 may be
I'll look up and see
Someone in the dark for me
Wherever 你 may be
I'll look up and see
Someone in the dark for me
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Baby Be Mine

Verse 1:
I don't need no dreams when I'm 由 your side
Every moment takes me to paradise
Darlin', let me hold you
Warm 你 in my arms and melt your fears away
Show you, all the magic that a perfect 爱情 can make
I need 你 night and day

Chorus 1:
So baby, be mine (baby, 你 gotta be mine)
And girl I'll give 你 all I got to give
So baby, be my girl (all the time)
And we can share this ecstasy
As long as we believe in love

Verse 2:
I won't give 你 reason to change your mind
(I guess it's still 你 thrill me, baby, be mine)
You are all the future that I desire
Girl, I need to hold you
Share my feelings...
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Have 你 seen my Childhood?
I'm searching for the world that I come from
'Cause I've been looking around
In the 迷失 and found of my heart...
No one understands me
They view it as such strange eccentricities...
'Cause I keep kidding around
Like a child, but pardon me...

People say I'm not okay
'Cause I 爱情 such elementary things...
It's been my fate to compensate,
for the Childhood
I've never known...

Have 你 seen my Childhood?
I'm searching for that wonder in my youth
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Like pirates in adventurous dreams,
Of conquest and kings on the throne...

Before 你 judge me, try hard to love...
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[1st Verse]
Looking In My Mirror
Took Me 由 Surprise
I Can't Help But See You
Running Often Through My Mind

[2nd Verse]
Helpless Like A Baby
Sensual Disguise
I Can't Help But 爱情 You
It's Getting Better All The Time

I Can't Help It If I Wanted To
I Wouldn't Help It Even If I Could
I Can't Help It If I Wanted To
I Wouldn't Help It, No

I Can't Help It If I Wanted To
I Wouldn't Help It Even If I Could
I Can't Help It If I Wanted To
I Wouldn't Help It, No
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[3rd Verse]
Love To Run My Fingers
Softly While 你 Sigh
Love Came And Possessed You
Bringing Sparkles To Your Eyes...
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Girl, close your eyes
Let that rhythm get into you
Don't try to fight it
There ain't nothin' that 你 can do
Relax your mind
Lay back and groove with mine
You got to feel that heat
And we can ride the boogie
Share that beat of love

I wanna rock with 你 (all night)
Dance 你 into 日 (sunlight)
I wanna rock with 你 (all night)
We're gonna rock the night away

Out on the floor
There ain't nobody there but us
Girl, when 你 dance
There's a magic that must be love
Just take it slow
'Cause we got so far to go
When 你 feel that heat
And we're gonna ride the boogie
Share that beat of love

I wanna rock with 你 (all night)...
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king of pop
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Review anytime now! Opened to any ideas!

Once upon a time, there lived a young girl who loved her widowed father very much who lived in a faraway kingdom. Her name was Diana-Ella.
    They lived in a stately mansion Château 首页 in one of the best places in the kingdom. A devoted father, he gave Diana-Ella everything a little girl could ever want. He thought to himself that it was time for a motherly love, so he remarried to Dame Diane and had two daughters of her own, just Diana-Ella’s age, Louise and Gloria.
    The family lived in peace and tranquilly...
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Joined 由 the likes of Nat "King" Cole and Sam Cooke, Michael Jackson has secured a place in musical royalty.

It's no wonder he made it this far despite the abuse from his domineering money hungry father I can see why it was hard for him to maintain his sanity.
On June 25, 2009, NBC, CBS, CNN & ABC released a news bulletin that the "King of Pop" has died at the UCLA Medical Center subsequent to being found unconscious at his rented home, located at 1100 North Carolwood Drive, in L.A.

Months prior to his passing, Michael informed the media of his final forthcoming, "This Is It" 音乐会 tour,...
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(Originally 发布 May 6th 2010 12:23 AM PDT 由 TMZ Staff)

Dr. Arnold Klein's office manager -- who claims he was Michael Jackson's lover -- is facing such intense death threats that he's moving from place to place ... hiding out from angry MJ fans.

A 来源 close to Dr. Klein and Jason Pfeiffer tells TMZ incensed Jackson 粉丝 have walked right up to Pfeiffer's 首页 and knocked on his door -- and they've also tracked him down at his friends' houses.

Since Jason went public last week with allegations of an affair with Michael, we're told violent and homophobic threats have poured into Dr. Klein's office 由 phone, fax, and email. According to the 来源 one voicemail said, "I'm gonna put a bullet in your heads."

Klein and Pfeiffer have hired bodyguards, and reported the threats to the FBI. We're told Pfeiffer is currently at a private location with friends.

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One, Two, Three, Four

This is it, here I stand
I'm the light of the world, I feel grand
Got this 爱情 I can feel
And I know yes for sure it is real

And it feels as though I've seen your face a thousand times
And 你 说 你 really know me too yourself
And I know that 你 have got addicted with your eyes
But 你 say 你 gonna live it for yourself.

I never heard a single word about you
Falling in 爱情 wasn't my plan
I never thought that I would be your lover
C'mon baby, just understand

This is it, I can say,
I'm the light of the world, run away [?]
We can feel, this is real
Every time I'm in 爱情 that I feel...
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你 ever want something
that 你 know 你 shouldn't have
The 更多 你 know 你 shouldn't have it,
The 更多 你 want it
And then one 日 你 get it,
It's so good too
But it's just like my girl
When she's around me
I just feel so good, so good
But right now I just feel cold, so cold
Right down to my 识骨寻踪
'Cause ooh...
Ain't no sunshine when she's gone
It's not warm when she's away
Ain't no sunshine when she's gone
And she's always gone too long
Anytime she goes away

Wonder this time where she's gone
Wonder if she's gone to stay
Ain't no sunshine when she's gone
And this house just ain't no home...
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[1st Verse]
There'll Be No Darkness Tonight
Lady Our 爱情 Will Shine
Just Put Your Trust In My Heart
And Meet Me In Paradise, Girl
You're Every Wonder In This World To Me
A Treasure Time Won't Steal Away

So Listen To My Heart
Lay Your Body Close To Mine
Let Me Fill 你 With My Dreams
I Can Make 你 Feel Alright
And Baby Through The Years
Gonna 爱情 你 更多 Each Day
So I Promise 你 Tonight
That You'll Always Be The Lady In My Life

Lay Back In My Tenderness
Let's Make This A Night We Won't Forget
Girl, I Need Your Sweet Caress
Reach Out To A Fantasy
Two Hearts In The Beat Of Ecstasy
Come To Me, Girl

And I Will Keep 你 Warm
Through The Shadows Of The Night
Let Me Touch 你 With My Love
I Can Make 你 Feel So Right
And Baby Through The Years
Even When We're Old And Gray
I Will 爱情 你 更多 Each Day
'Cause 你 Will Always Be The Lady In My Life

Stay With Me
I Want 你 To Stay With Me...

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"Beat It"

[1st Verse]
They Told Him Don't 你 Ever Come Around Here
Don't Wanna See Your Face, 你 Better Disappear
The Fire's In Their Eyes And Their Words Are Really Clear
So Beat It, Just Beat It

[2nd Verse]
You Better Run, 你 Better Do What 你 Can
Don't Wanna See No Blood, Don't Be A Macho Man
You Wanna Be Tough, Better Do What 你 Can
So Beat It, But 你 Wanna Be Bad

Just Beat It, Beat It, Beat It, Beat It
No One Wants To Be Defeated
Showin' How Funky Strong Is Your Fight
It Doesn't Matter Who's Wrong 或者 Right
Just Beat It, Beat It
Just Beat It, Beat It
Just Beat It, Beat It
Just Beat It, Beat...
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Like A Comet
Blazing 'Cross The Evening Sky
Gone Too Soon

Like A Rainbow
Fading In The Twinkling Of An Eye
Gone Too Soon

Shiny And Sparkly
And Splendidly Bright
Here One Day
Gone One Night

Like The Loss Of Sunlight
On A Cloudy Afternoon
Gone Too Soon

Like A Castle
Built Upon A Sandy Beach
Gone Too Soon

Like A Perfect Flower
That Is Just Beyond Your Reach
Gone Too Soon

Born To Amuse, To Inspire, To Delight
Here One Day
Gone One Night

Like A Sunset
Dying With The Rising Of The Moon
Gone Too Soon

Gone Too Soon