Michael Jackson

Michael Jackson



Michael Joseph Jackson (August 29, 1958 – June 25, 2009) was an American singer, songwriter, and dancer. Dubbed the "King of Pop", he was one of the most popular entertainers in the world, and was the best-selling music artist during the year of his death.[1][2] Jackson's contributions to music, dance, and fashion[3][4][5] along with his publicized personal life made him a global figure in popular culture for over four decades.

The eighth child of the Jackson family, Michael made his professional debut in 1964 with his elder brothers Jackie, Tito, Jermaine, and Marlon as a member of the Jackson 5. He began his solo career in 1971 while at Motown Records. In the early 1980s, Jackson became a dominant figure in popular music. His music videos, including those of "Beat It", "Billie Jean", and "Thriller" from his 1982 album Thriller, are credited with breaking racial barriers and transforming the medium into an art form and promotional tool. The popularity of these videos helped bring the television channel MTV to fame. Jackson's 1987 album Bad spawned the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 number-one singles "I Just Can't Stop Loving You", "Bad", "The Way You Make Me Feel", "Man in the Mirror", and "Dirty Diana", becoming the first album to have five number-one singles in the nation. He continued to innovate with videos such as "Black or White" and "Scream" throughout the 1990s, and forged a reputation as a touring solo artist. Through stage and video performances, Jackson popularized a number of complicated dance techniques, such as the robot and the moonwalk, to which he gave the name. His distinctive sound and style has influenced numerous artists of various music genres.

Thriller is the best-selling album of all time, with estimated sales of over 66 million copies worldwide.[6] Jackson's other albums, including Off the Wall (1979), Bad (1987), Dangerous (1991), and HIStory (1995), also rank among the world's best-selling albums. He is one of the few artists to have been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame twice, and was also inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame and the Dance Hall of Fame as the only dancer from pop and rock music. His other achievements include multiple Guinness World Records including the Most Successful Entertainer of All Time,[7][8] 13 Grammy Awards, the Grammy Legend Award, the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award, 26 American Music Awards—more than any other artist—including the "Artist of the Century" and "Artist of the 1980s", 13 number-one singles in the United States during his solo career—more than any other male artist in the Hot 100 era—and estimated sales of over 350 million records worldwide.[Note 1] Jackson won hundreds of awards, making him the most awarded recording artist in the history of popular music.[9] He became the first artist in history to have a top ten single in the Billboard Hot 100 in five different decades when "Love Never Felt So Good" reached number nine in 2014.[10]Jackson is also remembered for his philanthropy and pioneering efforts in charitable fundraising in the entertainment industry.[11][12] Jackson traveled the world attending events honoring his humanitarianism, and, in 2000, the Guinness World Records recognized him for supporting 39 charities, more than any other entertainer.[13]

Aspects of Jackson's personal life, including his changing appearance, personal relationships, and behavior, generated controversy. In 1993, he was accused of child sexual abuse, but the civil case was settled out of court for an undisclosed amount and no formal charges were brought.[14] In 2005, he was tried and acquitted of further child sexual abuse allegations and several other charges after the jury found him not guilty on all counts. While preparing for his comeback concert series, This Is It, Jackson died of acute propofol and benzodiazepine intoxication on June 25, 2009, after suffering from cardiac arrest. The Los Angeles County Coroner ruled his death a homicide, and his personal physician, Conrad Murray, was convicted of involuntary manslaughter. Jackson's death triggered a global outpouring of grief, and a live broadcast of his public memorial service was viewed around the world.[15] Forbes ranked Jackson as the top-earning deceased celebrity for the fifth straight year in 2017.[16] His estate earned $825 million in 2016, the highest yearly amount ever recorded by the publication.[17]



Scream is a compilation album by American singer Michael Jackson, released on September 29, 2017.
Blood on the Dance Floor X Dangerous
Blood on the Dance Floor X Dangerous is a song by musical artist Michael Jackson, released on September 6, 2017.
We Are the World
"We Are the World" is a song and charity single originally recorded by the supergroup United Support of Artists (USA) for Africa in 1985.
Billie Jean
"Billie Jean" is a 1982 song by American singer Michael Jackson.

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Tyler Henry contacted Michael Jackson about death
  –  February 19, 2018
Tyler Henry claims the late Michael Jackson "came through" to explain the final moments ... of his show will give his fans a "deeper sense of closure" about the 'Beat It' singer's death. Tyler told E! News: "It's hard to even talk about the subject ...
Michael Jackson Estate and Sony Extend Recorded-Music Deal
  –  December 14, 2017
Sony Music and the estate of Michael Jackson have agreed to a recording deal that will continue the label’s 42-year relationship with the singer and his music, it was announced today by Rob Stringer, Sony Music CEO and John Branca and John McClain, co ...
Thought Michael Jackson wrote Thriller? Actually it was a middle aged man called Rod from Cleethorpes in Lincolnshire
  –  February 14, 2018
Here he met Johnnie Wilder Jr and became part of group that would become Heatwave - for which he penned the funk/disco hit Boogie Nights. And when Michael Jackson need help with his 1979 album Off the Wall he recruited Rod to work his magic. In 1982 ...
Michael Jackson a copycat, claims Quincy
  –  February 9, 2018
NEW YORK • Michael Jackson was a cool cat on the dance floor ... Jones suggested similarities between the song and disco queen Donna Summer's State Of Independence, which was also produced by Jones and released several months earlier in 1982.
Michael Jackson stole songs, says music producer Quincy Jones
  –  February 8, 2018
NEW YORK, United States — Quincy Jones, the legendary music producer behind Michael Jackson, says that the late King of Pop ... Jones suggested similarities between the song and disco queen Donna Summer’s “State of Independence,” which was also ...
Michael Jackson stole songs, says producer
  –  February 8, 2018
Quincy Jones, the legendary music producer behind Michael Jackson, says that the late King of Pop plagiarised ... Jones suggested similarities between the song and disco queen Donna Summer’s State of Independence, which was also produced by Jones and ...
'He stole a lot of songs': Quincy Jones says Michael Jackson plagiarized other artists and his 1982 hit Billie Jean was a ripoff of a Donna Summer song
  –  February 7, 2018
Quincy Jones, the legendary music producer who frequently collaborated with Michael Jackson, has accused the late King Of ... Quincy suggested a parallel between that song and late disco queen Donna Summer's State of Independence, which was also produced ...


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