Michael Jackson was instrumental in defining pop music for several decades and left behind an immense musical legacy. From his early years with The Jackson 5 to his solo success he topped charts all over the world and amassed millions of dedicate fans. But how well do you really know MJ?
Have you memorised the lyrics to his back catalogue? What about the release dates?
How well do you know The Jackson 5? And are have you studied up on the Thriller hitmaker’s family life?
Only true MJ aficionados will be able to score 100 per cent in our mega difficult Michael Jackson quiz.
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In 1982, he released his career-defining Thriller album, which smashed chart records and featured the world-famous title single.
Thriller won eight Grammy Awards at the 26th annual ceremony.
As the 1980s progressed, Jackson began to cultivate a wacky public persona through moves such as embarking on his Bad tour with pet chimpanzee Bubbles.
He also bought his estate in Santa Barbara County, California: Neverland.
On the ranch, he had fairground rides, including a rollercoaster, an amusement arcade and a private zoo as well as a lavish mansion.