Michael Jackson was one of the most gifted performing artists in history. His opus is that of an American original of unsurpassed musical genius and spans songwriting and recording to original choreography, film, iconography, and of course, virtuosity of performance. His creative gifts were so varied and prolific that the world has only lately learned of his additional skill in the studio arts of painting and drawing. In terms of brilliant innovation that defined but was not statically bound to an era, his art’s impact on our culture and the work of other artists makes for an extraordinary story.
Yeah, it’s true: Michael Jackson is all that.
by ArteFact December 10, 2012
Michael Jackson was an extraordinary entertainer and visionary and a gifted musician who, unfortunately, was also the target of human evil. Despite giving so much pleasure to the world through his music and humanitarianism, he was wildly successful and rich, thereby drawing to himself charlatans, hucksters and just plain ol' greedy bastards—most of whom were members of the media. Jackson was also surprisingly shy, which explains why he didn't bare his private life to the world, thereby leaving him vulnerable to destructive tabloid speculation and ugly gossip. Ultimately, Jackson will go down in the annals of music history as one of the greatest entertainers who ever lived, as well as a kind and generous human being. I wish his well-raised children nothing but good memories.
Michael Jackson deserves to be lauded and applauded.
by LibelFreeZone December 10, 2012
Royalty: King of Pop, Prince of Philanthropy, Duke of Dance and Earl of Entertainment.
The King of Pop, Michael Jackson, visited numerous children's hospitals during his world tour for the Bad album, donating lifesaving equipment to each one.
by Carl Z December 10, 2012
Michael Jackson was an American recording artist, entertainer, and businessman. He used to totally rule the world. T-shirts, music on the radio, posters, he. was. everywhere. In the eighties. Referred to as the King of Pop, as nicknamed by Elizabeth Taylor. Jackson is recognized as the most successful entertainer of all time by Guinness World Records. His contribution to music, dance, and fashion made him a global figure in popular culture for over four decades.

He was a member of The Jackson 5, and began his solo career in 1971.

In the early 1980s, Jackson became a dominant figure in popular music. The music videos for his songs, including those of "Beat It", "Billie Jean", and "Thriller", were credited with transforming the medium into an art form and a promotional tool,.

Jackson popularized many dance techniques, such as the robot and of course the moonwalk.

His distinctive musical sound and vocal style have influenced numerous hip hop, pop, contemporary R&B, and rock artists.

Jackson's 1982 album Thriller is the best-selling album of all time.
Nobody dances like Michael Jackson.

Michael Jackson gave more than 500 million in charities. He's the most generous artist of the world, as listed in the Guiness Book of World Records.

Ignorants who lived under a rock didnt read or heard about the FBI files, claiming that in 15 years (of taping his phones, following him, searching his house, etc), they certified Jackson NEVER HURT ANY CHILD IN HIS LIFE.

Dude, stop the jokes about Jackson; you sound retarded, he's been found INNOCENT, everyone knows that, you tabloid sheep!
by onptls1 November 23, 2011
The King of Pop. His album Thriller, released back in 1982, is the best selling album of all time, selling over 104 million copies world wide. He is also the King of Dance.
Michael Jackson holds the record for best selling album of all time.
by xCHRiSxBROWNxLOVER2214 December 29, 2007
Born with a gift and purpose to bring to the world joy, happiness, love, care, compassion, and humility using song and dance.

He grew in stature from chocolate cherub to vanilla wafer with his sweetness.

Add a little innocence, silliness, and lots of intellect. And not to forget the subtle sensuality. Because he was human, sadness and loneliness often accompanied him.
Otherworldly...that's Michael Jackson
by I AM SPEECHLESS December 10, 2012
Books about Michael Jackson’s art and impact are illuminating the true story long-awaited by music connoisseurs. (And tabloid crap gets a flush-you-for-stinking.)

One to read:

Man in the Music: The Creative Life and Work of Michael Jackson by Joe Vogel assesses Jackson’s solo catalog 1979-2009, drawing on archival material from Jackson’s Estate, Jackson’s own statements, and extensive interviews with collaborators, some of whom had never been interviewed before. Vogel constructs an historical record founded on meticulous research about Jackson’s creative process. He persuasively contextualizes Jackson’s masterworks within a culture that nurtured--but also painfully extracted from him—their creation.

Embraced by critics and scholars, "MIM" has the substance to become a seminal and definitive text about the composition and message aspects of Michael Jackson’s art.
Oh goody, there are now books about Michael Jackson for intelligent people!
by MarkItism December 10, 2012
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