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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 âm nhạc sales, his estate has generated nearly $1 billion in the past year,Billboard reports via Reuters.

Billboard broke down the nguồn of that windfall, determining that nearly half of it came from the robust âm nhạc 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 bởi 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 bạn 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 âm nhạc subscription services and $4.5 million from global digital performances for a âm nhạc total of $429 million.

The một giây biggest nguồn of revenue was TV and movie projects, led bởi the "Michael Jackson: This Is It" documentary about the singer's final rehearsals for his planned Luân Đôn 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 buổi hòa nhạc 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 Nhật Bản on the first ngày 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 âm nhạc publishing rights, was another lucrative nguồn 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 năm 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 những người hâm mộ declined to return their tickets to the Luân Đôn This Is It shows, preferring to retain them as keepsakes, those tickets were worth $6.5 million, along with around $5 million in buổi hòa nhạc merchandise sales; a một giây deal with merchandise maker Bravado cut in August reportedly included a $10 million advance. A Jackson memorabilia exhibit in Nhật Bản has earned $3.5 million. And additional licensing royalties and retail sales could have rolled up $10 million hoặc thêm for the estate.

It is not known how much game-maker Ubisoft paid to license Jackson's image for an upcoming video game hoặc 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 âm nhạc 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 MTV News looks back at his life, his âm nhạc and the death that shook the world one năm ago.
We're takin' over
we have the truth
this is our mission
to see it through

Don't point your finger
not dangerous
this is our planet
you're one of us

We're sendin' out our
major love
and this is our
message to you
(message to you)
the planets are linin' up
we're bringin' brighter days
they're all in line
waitin' for you

You're just another
part of me..

A brother nation
fulfill the truth
the final message
we're bringin' you
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there is no danger
feel the truth
so come together
good will is true

We're sendin' out our
major love
and this is our
message to you
(message to you)
the planets are linin' up...
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Told me that you're doin' wrong
Word out shockin' all alone
Cryin' chó sói, sói ain't like a man
Throwin' rocks to hide your hands

You ain't done enough for me
You ain't done enough for me
You are disgustin' me, yeah yeah
You're aiming just for me
You are disgustin' me
Just want your cut from me
But too bad, too bad

Look who just walked in the place
Dead and stuffy in the face
Look who's standing if bạn please
Though bạn tried to bring me to my knees

Too bad too bad about it
Why don't bạn scream and shout it
Too bad too bad about it
Why don't bạn just scream and shout it
Too bad too bad about it
Why don't bạn scream and...
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âm bass, tiếng bass, bass note, treble, stereo
control, how low bạn go
Just enough to make your juices flow
Press play, don't stop, voltage, too hot
bạn feel I'm real
I'm everything bạn need, so
tell me what's the deal

[Chorus]
2000 Watts, 8 ohms, 200 volts, real strong
Too much of that, fuse blown
Be careful what bạn say don't overload
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2000 Watts, 8 ohms, 200 volts, real strong
Too much of that, fuse blown
Be careful what bạn say don't overload

3D, high speed, feedback, Dolby
Release two hoặc three, when I reach I
can go ‘til I hit my peak
Compact steelo, chico, D-Lo, highpost lady
Shorty really wanna be there for me

[Chorus]

[Ad Libs]

[Chorus out]

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posted by spiritace
Your butt is mine
Gonna take bạn right
Just hiển thị your face
In broad daylight
Im telling you
On how I feel
Gonna hurt your mind
Dont shoot to kill
Come on,
Come on,
Lay it on me all right...

Im giving you
On count of three
To hiển thị your stuff
Or let it be . . .
Im telling you
Just watch your mouth
I know your game
What youre about

Well they say the skys the limit
And to me thats really true
But my friend bạn have seen nothing
Just wait til I get through . . .

Because Im bad, Im bad-come on
(bad bad-really, really bad)
You know Im bad, Im bad-you know it
(bad bad-really, really bad)
You know Im bad, Im bad-come on, you...
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posted by Beatit
I don't need no dreams when
I'm bởi your side
Every moment takes me to
paradise
Darlin', let me hold you
Warm bạn in my arms and melt
your fears away
Show bạn all the magic that a
perfect tình yêu can make
I need bạn night and day

So baby, be mine (baby, you
gotta be mine)
And girl I'll give bạn 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

I won't give bạn reason to
change your mind
(I guess it's still bạn thrill me,
baby, be mine)
You are all the future that I
desire
Girl, I need to hold you
Share my feelings in the heat of
love's embrace
Show bạn all the...
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posted by Beatit
âm bass, tiếng bass, bass note, treble, stereo control, how low bạn go
Just enough to make your juices flow
Press play, don't stop, rotate, too hot
bạn feel I'm real
I'm everything bạn need, so tell me what's the deal

Chorus
2000 Watts, 8 ohms, 200 volts, real strong
Too much of that, fuse blown
Be careful what bạn say don't overload
2000 Watts, 8 ohms, 200 volts, real strong
Too much of that, fuse blown

Be careful what bạn say don't overload
3D, high speed, feedback, Dolby
Release two hoặc three, when I reach I can go 'till I hit my peak
Compact steelo, chico, D-Lo, highpost lady
Shorty really wanna be there for me

Chorus
2000 Watts, 8 ohms, 200 volts, real strong
Too much of that, fuse blown
Be careful what bạn say don't overload
2000 Watts, 8 ohms, 200 volts, real strong
Too much of that, fuse blown
posted by Beatit
Now I'm just wondering why bạn think
That bạn can get to me with anything
Seems like you'd know bởi now
When and how I get down
And with all that I've been through, I'm still around
Don't bạn ever make no mistake
Baby I've got what it takes
And there's no way you'll ever get to me
Why can't bạn see that you'll never ever hurt me
'Cause I won't let it be, see I'm too much for bạn baby

Chorus
You can't believe it, bạn can't conceive it
And bạn can't touch me, 'cause I'm untouchable
And I know bạn hate it, and bạn can't take it
You'll never break me, 'cause I'm unbreakable

Now bạn can't stop me...
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posted by Beatit
un comes up on this new mornin
Shiftin shadows, a songbird sings
And if these words could keep bạn happy
Id do anything

And if bạn feel alone, Ill be your shoulder
With a tender touch, bạn know so well
Somebody once said, its the soul that matters
Baby who can really tell, when 2 hearts belong so well

Maybe the walls will tumble
And the sun may refuse to shine
But when I say, I tình yêu bạn
Baby bạn gotta know
Thats for all time
Baby bạn gotta know
Thats for all time

Moon shines down on this good evening
One warm Kiss in the cold night air
For this good tình yêu undeceiving
Id go anywhere
Just as long...
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posted by Beatit
This time around
I'll never get bit
Though bạn really wanna fix me
This time around
you're making me sick
Though bạn really wanna get me

Somebody's out
Somebody's out to get me
They really wanna fix me, hit me
But this time around
I'm taking no shit
Though bạn really
wanna get me
You really wanna get me

He really thought
he really had a hold on me
He really thought he really had
They thought they really had control of me
He really thought he really had Control of me
He really thought he really had
They thought they really could control me

This time around
I'll never get bit
Though bạn really...
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posted by Beatit
Looking in my mirror
Took me bởi surprise
I can't help but see you
Running often through my mind

Helpless like a baby
Sensual disguise

I can't help but tình yêu you
It gets 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

tình yêu to run my fingers
Softly while bạn sigh
tình yêu came and possessed you
Bringing sparkles to your evey

Like a trip to heaven
Heaven is the prize
I'm so glad I found you
You're an Angel in disguise

I van'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
posted by Beatit
Once all alone
I was Mất tích in a world of strangers
No one to trust
On my own, I was lonely
bạn suddenly appeared
It was cloudy before but now it's clear
bạn took away the fear
bạn brought me back to life

Chorus
bạn are the sun
bạn make me shine
hoặc thêm like the stars
That twinkle at night
bạn are the moon
That glows in my tim, trái tim
You're my daytime my nighttime
My world
You're my life

Now I wake up everyday
With this smile upon my face
No thêm tears, no thêm pain
Cause bạn tình yêu me
bạn help me understand
That tình yêu is the answer to all that I am
And I'am a better man
bạn taught me bởi sharing your life

Chorus
bạn are the sun
bạn make me shine
hoặc thêm like the stars
That twinkle at night
bạn are the moon
That glows in my tim, trái tim
You're my daytime my nighttime
My world
You're my life

bạn gave me strength
When I wasn't strong
bạn gave me hope when all hope is Mất tích
bạn opened my eyes when I couldn'tšt see
tình yêu was always here waiting for me
posted by Beatit
He got kicked in the back
He say that he needed that
He hot willed in the face
Keep daring to motivate
He say one ngày bạn will see
His place in world history
He dares to be recognized
The fires deep in his eyes

How many victims must there be
Slaughtered in vain across the land
And how many struggles must there be
Before we choose to live the prophet's plan
Everybody...

Every ngày create your history
Every path bạn take you're leaving your legacy
Every soldier dies in his glory
Every legend tells of conquest and liberty

Don't let no one get bạn down
Keep movin' on higher ground
Keep flying until...
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posted by Beatit
Somebody killed little Susie
The girl with the tune
Who sings in the daytime at noon
She was there screaming
Beating her voice in her doom
But nobody came to her soon...

A fall down the stairs Her dress torn
Oh the blood in her hair...
A mystery so sullen in air
She lie there so tenderly
Fashioned so slenderly
Lift her with care, Oh the blood in her hair...

Everyone came to see
The girl that now is dead
So blind stare the eyes in her head...
And suddenly a voice from the crowd đã đưa ý kiến
This girl lived in vain Her face chịu, gấu such agony, such strain...
But only the man from tiếp theo door
Knew Little Susie...
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