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
the king of pop. He is also a member of the rock and roll hall of fame.
michael jackson is the king of pop, he is your favorite singers favorite singer.
by hey guys hey guys July 30, 2009
King of pop, highly talented entertainer. An artist who has sold more records worldwide than anyone else in history. Found not guilty of child molestation charges on June 13th 2005. Best singer/dancer of our generation, and maybe even the whole 20th and 21st centuries
Damn did you see Michael Jackson moonwalking? That ish was hot as hell!

"Yo I was blazin Billie Jean last night, that ish is still tight"
Synonym for Jesus Christ, the Holy One. The greatest damn musical genius in the history of the universe. Owner of the biggest heart to have ever beaten in the history of mankind.
I was a veteran, before I was a teenager.
-Michael Jackson
by rice n peaz March 11, 2006
The greatest entertainer of all time. Hes has a huge impact on the not just the music industry, but people in general. Michael Joseph Jackson is untouchable. His talent is incredible and i respect him for what he has done for charity and his fans. Thank you Michael Jackson for showing us that that we have a chance in life regardless of race, and i genuinely ask that you forgive the haters and people that have taken your magic for granted.
boy: I can't believe that the king of pop is dead and their are still people out there that have the nerve to talk crap about him.

girl: people can say what they want. it doesn't change the simple fact that michael jackson had a heart of gold and was an overall beautiful person. may he rest in peace.
by blacknproudxoxo August 27, 2009
Michael Joseph Jackson (August 29, 1958 – June 25, 2009) was an American recording artist, entertainer and businessman. The seventh child of the Jackson family, he debuted on the professional music scene at the age of 11 as a member of The Jackson 5 in 1969, and began a solo career in 1971 while still a member of the group. Referred to as the "King of Pop"2 in subsequent years, his 1982 Thriller is the world's best-selling record of all time3 and four other solo studio albums are also among the world's best-selling records: Off the Wall (1979), Bad (1987), Dangerous (1991) and HIStory (1995).
In the early 1980s, he became a dominant figure in popular music and the first African-American entertainer to amass a strong crossover following on MTV. The popularity of his music videos airing on MTV, such as "Beat It", "Billie Jean" and Thriller—widely credited with transforming the music video from a promotional tool into an art form—helped bring the relatively new channel to fame. Videos such as "Black or White" and "Scream" made Jackson an enduring staple on MTV in the 1990s. With stage performances and music videos, Jackson popularized a number of physically complicated dance techniques, such as the robot and the moonwalk. His distinctive musical sound and vocal style influenced many hip hop, pop and contemporary R&B artists.
Jackson donated and raised millions of dollars for beneficial causes through his foundation, charity singles and support of 39 charities. Other aspects of his personal life, including his changing appearance and behavior, generated significant controversy, damaging his public image. Though he was accused of child sexual abuse in 1993, the criminal investigation was closed due to lack of evidence and Jackson was not charged. The singer had experienced health concerns since the early 1990s and conflicting reports regarding the state of his finances since the late 1990s. Jackson married twice and fathered three children, all of which caused further controversy. In 2005, Jackson was tried and acquitted of further sexual abuse allegations and several other charges.
One of the few artists to have been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame twice, his other achievements include multiple Guinness World Records—including one for "Most Successful Entertainer of All Time"—13 Grammy Awards, 13 number one singles in his solo career—more than any other male artist in the Hot 100 era and the sale of 750 million records worldwide.4 Jackson's highly publicized personal life, coupled with his successful career, made him a part of popular culture for almost four decades. Jackson died on June 25, 2009, aged 50.5 The specific cause of death has yet to be determined.2 Prior to his death, Jackson had announced a 50 date sell-out This Is It comeback tour, in London, England.
R.I.P. Michael Jackson
by J-Dawggy Yo June 26, 2009
The greatest entertainer who ever lived. The King of Pop, King of Music basically. Started at age 5 as the Jackson 5 with his brothers then came through with his solo album Off The Wall (1979) which attracted a lot of attention, then the best selling album of all time, Thriller (1982) has sold over 100 million copies to date. Through that album Jackson had brought a new style of music and it sounded so good. He even earned a Hollywood Walk Of Fame Star and 8 Grammys for this album. Deserved more respect than he already had. Was probably killed by his own doctor, Dr. Conrad Murray, on June 25th, 2009 at age 50. R.I.P. 1958-2009
Michael Jackson's moon-walk was probably the most recognizable and most famous dance move in the UNIVERSE!!
by Fizzle2323 October 02, 2009
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