STAGE TUBE: Michael Jackson Memorial Service - Usher
Michael Jackson, 50, died Thursday, June 25th, after suffering an apparent cardiac arrest at his home in Los Angeles.
All television networks presented complete coverage of the event Tuesday including, NBC, ABC, E! and CNN. 17,500 ticket were handed out randomly for the event. The site set up to handle registrations for the drawing reported a massive 500 million visitors in just the first hour and a half after becoming available. More than 600,000 registered for a chance to win the coveted tickets.
In a phenomenal, unparalleled career, Michael Jackson sold more than 750 million records, had 13 number one singles - more than any other male artist - and is one of the few artists to have been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame twice; once as a member of The Jackson 5 in 1997 and later as a solo artist in 2001. His numerous other achievements include multiple Guinness World Records, including one for "Thriller" as the world's best-selling album of all time - 100 million copies and counting.