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(1958 – 2009)

Michael Joseph Jackson (born August 29, 1958 in Gary, Indiana, died June 25, 2009 in Los Angeles, California), often referred to as The King of Pop, is the biggest-selling solo artist of all time, with over 750,000,000 sales. Jackson is an inductee of the Songwriters Hall of Fame, and double inductee to the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. His awards include 8 Guinness World Records, 13 Grammy Awards, and 26 Billboard Awards. He is also credited for popularizing many physically complicated dance moves, such as the robot and the moonwalk, and has influenced and spawned a whole generation of a wide variety of artists including Justin Timberlake, Mariah Carey and Usher, among others.

Jackson’s musical career began in 1967 as lead singer of The Jackson 5, when the group made their first recording with a local label before signing up with Motown Records in 1968. He made his first solo recordings in 1971 while still a member of the group. But it was Off the Wall (1979) which marked the start of his full-fledged solo career, and he formally parted with his siblings in 1984. In his solo career, Jackson recorded and co-produced the best-selling album of all time, Thriller (with worldwide sales over 100 million), received thirteen Grammy awards and charted thirteen #1 singles in the U.S.

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  • lost_in_last_fm

    @WitchUp - No, I wasn't joking. I had heard three of the songs beforehand (Thriller, Beat It, and Billie Jean) so while it was nice to re-listen to them, it wasn't extraordinary. The other tracks didn't really stick with me, and I thought six minutes was too long for the first track of the album. I'm not against long tracks, but sometimes they just don't work well. Also, I'm not trying to diss Michael Jackson or insult his fans, since I have after all only listened to a small portion of his discography, but I'm just saying that I expected the "Thriller" album to sound a lot more interesting than it did. Of course, if anyone here can objectively state why the album appeals to them (without giving off too much of a "fanboy/fangirl" vibe), I'm willing to listen.

    yesterday evening Reply
  • Airex111167

    His death was a PR-move, because his music sucked as of late.

    yesterday afternoon Reply
  • Lidiss1995

    We miss you, KING ! (86)

    Yesterday 2:56pm Reply
  • WitchUp

    @lost_in_last_fm Kidding, right?

    Yesterday 11:18am Reply
  • edeunnier

    We miss you, KING ! (85)

    Yesterday 6:33am Reply
  • joabepereira97

    Michael >>> Xscape [3]

    Yesterday 5:09am Reply
  • joabepereira97

    Existem fãs que preferem o álbum 'MICHAEL' do que 'XSCAPE'? Sério?! Agora não me sinto só...

    Yesterday 5:09am Reply
  • lost_in_last_fm

    I just today listened to the Thriller album for the first time. I found it pretty boring and was disappointed. :-(

    Yesterday 5:03am Reply
  • Nataliaa1

    Yesterday 1:59am Reply
  • WitchUp

    Angel <3

    30 Jul 10:09am Reply
  • fohler

    We miss you, KING ! (84)

    30 Jul 6:31am Reply
  • ckgwjsr

    african-americaaan!!!

    30 Jul 3:34am Reply
  • bodyisonfire

    King.

    29 Jul 1:44pm Reply
  • drippyz

    29 Jul 1:58am Reply
  • sejaeterno

    Michael >>> Xscape [2]

    28 Jul 8:42pm Reply
  • VainnBitch

    his new album turned out to be better than expected.

    28 Jul 3:56pm Reply
  • circus1194

    Michael >>> Xscape

    28 Jul 3:23pm Reply
  • flower-bed

    sdds de vc, nego

    27 Jul 10:36am Reply
  • alessandraolsen

    THE ONLY KING! OUR KING.

    27 Jul 5:34am Reply
  • hidoku

    We miss you, KING ! (83)

    26 Jul 11:19pm Reply
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