Michael Jackson (“King of Pop”)

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The album HIStory from 1995 is classified as a compilation, it contains 15 new Jackson's songs.

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Michael Joseph Jackson (August 29, 1958 – June 25, 2009) was an American singer, songwriter, record producer, dancer, and actor. Called the King of Pop, his contributions to music and dance, 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, he debuted on the professional music scene along with his elder brothers Jackie, Tito, Jermaine, and Marlon as a member of The Jackson 5 in 1964, 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 breaking down racial barriers and with transforming the medium into an art form and promotional tool. The popularity of these videos helped to bring the then-relatively-new television channel MTV to fame. With videos such as "Black or White" and "Scream", he continued to innovate the medium throughout the 1990s, as well as forging 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 hip hop, post-disco, contemporary R&B, pop, and rock artists.

Jackson's 1982 album Thriller is the best selling album of all time. His other albums, including Off the Wall (1979), Bad (1987), Dangerous (1991), and HIStory (1995), also rank among the world's best selling albums. Jackson is one of the few artists to have been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame twice. He was also inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame and the Dance Hall of Fame as the first and only dancer from pop and rock music. His other achievements include multiple Guinness World Records; 13 Grammy Awards as well as the Grammy Legend Award and 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 in his solo career, more than any other male artist in the Hot 100 era; and the estimated sale of over 400 million records worldwide. Jackson has won hundreds of awards, making him the most awarded recording artist in the history of popular music. Jackson 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 on May 21, 2014. 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.

Aspects of Jackson's personal life, including his changing appearance, personal relationships, and behavior, generated controversy. In the mid-1990s, 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. 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 titled 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.

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Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1983 Pipes of Peace Paul McCartney 4 6
1984 Jermaine Jackson Jermaine Jackson 7
1987 Characters Stevie Wonder 4
1987 Disco Album Various Artists 1
1994 Magic Motown Various Artists 1
1995 Europe's Nr.1 '95 Volume 8 Various Artists 1
1996 Brotherhood 3T 2
1996 Ratsband Stadthagen Vol. 1 Ratsband Stadthagen, Büsching-Street Big Band, Vororchester der Ratsband Stadthagen 1
1996 The One and Only Motown Album Various Artists 1
2008 Mark Ronson Presents Rhymefest: Man in the Mirror Rhymefest 1
2009 DMC Essential Hits 56: November 2009 Various Artists 1
2011 Die Hit Giganten: Best of Christmas Various Artists 1
2011 When Words Fade Greg Anderson and Elizabeth Joy Roe 1
2013 Duets Paul Anka 1
2014 RTL Weihnachten 2014 Various Artists 1
2015 Ein Potpourri Reservistenmusikzug Niedersachsen 1
Characters Stevie Wonder 1
Golden Hits Internacional Various Artists 1

Album + Compilation

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1972 Tamla-Motown Is Hot, Hot, Hot!, Volume 4 Various Artists 1
1973 A Motown Christmas Various Artists 4 2
1983 18 Greatest Hits Various Artists 1
1983 Motown 50 Certified Original No.1 Hits Various Artists 1
1983 Motown Hits of Gold, Volume 5 Various Artists 1
1984 Now That′s What I Call Music 4 (UK) Various Artists 2 3
1985 Stereoplay Highlights CD 8: Meisterwerke Aus Pop und Rock Various Artists 1
1986 Anthology The Jackson 5 1
1986 Gold & Platinum Hits of the '80s, Volume 1 Various Artists 1
1987 Now That’s What I Call Music! Smash Hits Various Artists 2
1987 All the Best! Paul McCartney 5 3
1987 Broken Dreams: Heartbreaking Love Songs Various Artists 1
1987 Introduction to the Motown Elite 9000 Series Various Artists 1
1987 Stereoplay Highlights CD 16: Meisterwerke Aus Rock Und Pop Various Artists 1
1988 25 Jaar Popmuziek - 1983 Various Artists 1
1988 Dance Classics, Volume 7 Various Artists 1
1988 Dance Songs Diana Ross 1
1988 Motown Hits of Gold, Volume 6 Various Artists 1
1988 Nite Flite Various Artists 1
1988 The Heart of Soul Various Artists 1
1988 The Hits Album 8 Various Artists 4
1989 Every Great Motown Song, Volume 2: The 1970's Various Artists 1
1989 25 Jaar Top 40 Hits, Deel 2: '69-'72 Various Artists 1
1989 Dance Classics, Volume 2: The Ballads Various Artists 1
1989 Golden Love Songs, Volume 19: Stand by Me Various Artists 1
1989 Heart & Soul: 18 Classic Soul Cuts Various Artists 1
1989 The Greatest Hits of the 80s Various Artists 1
1990 Het beste van 15 wereldsterren Various Artists 1
1990 Hit History, Volume 27: 1981 Various Artists 1
1991 Hit History, Volume 18: 1972 Various Artists 1
1991 Boulevard des slows, Volume 3 Various Artists 1
1991 De Pre Historie 1972 Various Artists 1

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