Michael Joseph Jackson (August 29, 1958 – June 25, 2009), known as the "King of Pop", was an American musician and one of the most commercially successful and influential entertainers of all time. His unique contributions to music and dance, along with a highly publicized personal life, made him a prominent figure in popular culture for four decades.
Alongside his brothers, he made his debut in 1964 as lead singer and youngest member of The Jackson 5, and began a successful solo career in 1971. His 1982 album Thriller remains the best-selling album of all time, with Off the Wall (1979), Bad (1987), Dangerous (1991), and HIStory (1995) among the best selling. He is widely credited with having transformed the music video from a promotional tool into an art form, with videos for his songs "Billie Jean", "Beat It" and "Thriller" making him the first African American artist to amass a strong crossover following on MTV.
While preparing for the This Is It concert tour in 2009, Jackson died at the age of 50 after suffering from cardiac arrest. He reportedly had been administered drugs such as propofol and lorazepam, and his death was ruled a homicide by the Los Angeles County coroner. His death triggered an outpouring of grief from around the world with his globally live broadcast memorial service attracting an audience of up to one billion people.
Michael Jackson was a very successful artist.
to be innovative original perfection
did you see those dance moves i was so michael jackson
Michael Jackson is a legend
Michael Jackson- The King of Pop.
With the best selling album in history, "Thriller"-- and 4 other #1 albums, "Off The Wall," "Bad," "Dangerous," and "Invincible"-- As well as 12 #1 songs, and over 140 million albums sold world wide. He is the greatest artist in history.
An amazing man who will always be remembered for his kindness and sweetness. He will also always be remembered as the one and only King of Pop, the greatest and kindest entertainer of all time. R.I.P. Michael Jackson
"Your daddy was not strange... What he had to go through was strange." - Rev. Al Sharpton speaking at Michael Jackson's televised funeral.
The Greatest Singer in the whole World. Put a new meaning to Music. Sing Pop, Rock, and R&B. The King of Pop. Millions of fans all over the world.
Sold Billions and Billions of Records
misunderstood man, one of the best artists known to music,genius
Michael Jackson is totally awesome!
A talented dancer, singer and humanitarian who is widely misunderstood due to his affection for children.
Often referred to as the Gloved One, or the King of Pop.
Has produced the best-selling album in the world, Thriller, as well as many hit singles. Known for his dance moves, including the Moonwalk.
Michael Jackson is seen to be either a pedophile by the ignorant, or a child trapped in a man's body by the psychological analyzers.
Sadly, Michael is now more well-known for his personal life rather than his extraordinary achievements in the entertainment business.
Common misconceptions include:
Michael hates his initial race, so he bleaches his skin.
Michael is a pedophile who likes to touch little boys.
Michael is now a woman.
All of these are simply the press taking advantage of a mega-celebrity. Michael has vitiligo, a disease that affects the pigmentation of one's skin and causes bright white spots to appear in random patches all over the body.
If one were to read the reliable information available regarding the molestation court case, one would realize that is wasn't even remotely possible for MJ to be guilty of the crimes which he was accused.
Michael Jackson also, despite what one might consider a feminine appearance, very much an amazing and talented man. He oozes a starry presence noticed by all around him.
Michael is a compassionate human being whose sincerity has been misinterpreted as inappropriate.
Goes to show our world is going to pot.