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, actor, and businessman. Often referred to as the King of Pop, his contributions to music, dance, and fashion, 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 brothers as a member of The Jackson 5 in 1968, 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. 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 Dance Hall of Fame as the first and only dancer from pop and rock music. Some of 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. In what would have been Jackson's 52nd birthday on August 29, 2010, he became the most downloaded artist of all time in Nokia Music Store. A philanthropist, Jackson constantly traveled the world attending events honoring his humanitarianism and the 2000 Guinness Book of Records recognized him for supporting 39 charities.

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 case was settled out of court for about $25 million 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 Rating Releases
1983 Pipes of Peace Paul McCartney 4 5
1987 Characters Stevie Wonder 3
1987 Disco Album 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
2001 Ultimate 80s Party Jive Bunny & The Mastermixers 1
2003 Mastermix Pro Disc 42: December 2003 Various Artists 1
2009 DMC Essential Hits 56: November 2009 Various Artists 1
2009 Liebe ist... Best Of Various Artists 1
2011 When Words Fade Greg Anderson and Elizabeth Joy Roe 1
2013 Duets Paul Anka 1
Arista's Perfect 10 Various Artists 1
Die Hit Giganten: Best of Christmas Various Artists 1
Golden Hits Internacional Various Artists 1
The Trevor Nelson Collection Various Artists 1

Album + Compilation

Year Title Artist Rating Releases
1972 Tamla-Motown Is Hot, Hot, Hot!, Volume 4 Compilation Various Artists 1
1973 A Motown Christmas Compilation Various Artists 4 2
1983 18 Greatest Hits Compilation Various Artists 1
1983 Motown 50 Certified Original No.1 Hits Compilation Various Artists 1
1983 Motown Hits of Gold, Volume 5 Compilation Various Artists 1
1984 Now That′s What I Call Music 4 Compilation Various Artists 2 3
1985 Stereoplay Highlights CD 8: Meisterwerke Aus Pop und Rock Compilation Various Artists 1
1986 Gold & Platinum Hits of the '80s, Volume 1 Compilation Various Artists 1
1987 Now That’s What I Call Music! Smash Hits Compilation Various Artists 2
1987 All the Best! Compilation Paul McCartney 5 3
1987 Broken Dreams: Heartbreaking Love Songs Compilation Various Artists 1
1987 Stereoplay Highlights CD 16 Compilation Various Artists 1
1988 25 Jaar Popmuziek - 1983 Compilation Various Artists 1
1988 Dance Songs Compilation Diana Ross 1
1988 Motown Hits of Gold, Volume 6 Compilation Various Artists 1
1988 Nite Flite Compilation Various Artists 1
1988 The Heart of Soul Compilation Various Artists 1
1988 The Hits Album 8 Compilation Various Artists 4
1989 Every Great Motown Song, Volume 2: The 1970's Compilation Various Artists 1
1989 25 Jaar Top 40 Hits, Deel 2: '69-'72 Compilation Various Artists 1
1989 Dance Classics, Volume 2: The Ballads Compilation Various Artists 1
1989 Heart & Soul: 18 Classic Soul Cuts Compilation Various Artists 1
1989 The Greatest Hits of the 80s Compilation Various Artists 1
1990 Het beste van 15 wereldsterren Compilation Various Artists 1
1990 Hit History, Volume 27: 1981 Compilation Various Artists 1
1991 Hit History, Volume 18: 1972 Compilation Various Artists 1
1991 Boulevard des slows, Volume 3 Compilation Various Artists 1
1991 De Pre Historie 1972 Compilation Various Artists 1
1991 TM Century: GoldDisc 196 Compilation Various Artists 1
1992 Motown's Greatest Love Songs Compilation Various Artists 1
1992 12 #1 Hits from the 70's Compilation Various Artists 1
1992 Best of 2010 - die Hits des Jahres Compilation Various Artists 4
1992 Mastermix Classic Cuts 92: Halloween Compilation Various Artists 1
1993 Hitsville USA: The Motown Singles Collection 1972-1992 Compilation Various Artists 2

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