Prince did it on June 7th, Madonna did it on August 16th, and Michael Jackson will be doing it on August 29th.
The moonwalking, oxygen chamber sleeping, Peter Pan fan is turning 50 years old and will be releasing a compilation album in honor of the momentous occasion. The 18 track album titled King Of Pop was selected by British fans from a list of 50 songs on The Sun and GMTV websites.
Jackson recently collaborated with Akon on the track “Hold My Hand,” and even hung out with the rapper but left him “stunned” by odd behavior. Akon told UK tabloid Daily Star that the King of Pop greeted him in his pyjamas. “I was like, ‘Are you going out like that?’ He was in his pyjamas and I was waiting to see if he was going to change. He [then] grabs a scarf and puts it around his head, then he grabs the kids and puts a scarf around their heads, so I grab a scarf and put it around my head and off we go.
Akon “stunned” by odd behavior from Michael Jackson? Hello, he’s nicknamed “Wacko Jacko” by the British press. We’re stunned Akon even got the opportunity to spend time with the singer and his children.
British fans determining the lineup for a Michael Jackson birthday album? Again, he’s nicknamed “Wacko Jacko” by the British press! We’re the ones who nicknamed him the King of Pop here in the states so why do the Brits get to choose the lineup?