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.

Annotation last modified on 2012-12-12 22:04 UTC.

Legal name: Michael Joseph Jackson

Also performs as: W.A. Mozart (Pseudonym of Michael Jackson used for "The Simpsons" compositions)


Michael Joseph Jackson (August 29, 1958 – June 25, 2009) was an American singer, songwriter, dancer, and philanthropist. Dubbed the "King of Pop", he is regarded as one of the most significant cultural figures of the 20th century. Over a four-decade career, his contributions to music, dance, and fashion, along with his publicized personal life, made him a global figure in popular culture. Jackson influenced artists across many music genres. Through stage and video performances, he popularized street dance moves such as the moonwalk, which he named, and the robot.

He was the eighth child of the Jackson family, and made his public debut in 1964 with his older brothers Jackie, Tito, Jermaine, and Marlon as a member of the Jackson 5 (later known as the Jacksons). The Jackson 5 signed with Motown in 1968 and achieved worldwide success with Michael as lead singer. Jackson began his solo career in 1971 while at Motown and recorded multiple successful singles. He became a global solo star with his 1979 album Off the Wall. His music videos, including those for "Beat It", "Billie Jean", and "Thriller" from his 1982 album Thriller, are credited with breaking racial barriers and transforming the medium into an art form and promotional tool. He helped popularize MTV and continued to innovate with videos for his albums Bad (1987), Dangerous (1991), HIStory: Past, Present and Future, Book I (1995), and Invincible (2001). Thriller is the best-selling album of all time, while Bad was the first album to produce five US Billboard Hot 100 number-one singles.

From the late 1980s, Jackson became a figure of controversy and speculation due to his changing appearance, relationships, behavior, and lifestyle. In 1993, he was accused of sexually abusing the child of a family friend. The lawsuit was settled out of civil court; Jackson was not indicted due to lack of evidence. In 2005, he was tried and acquitted of further child sexual abuse allegations and several other charges. The Federal Bureau of Investigation found no evidence of criminal conduct by Jackson.

In 2009, while he was preparing for a series of comeback concerts, This Is It, Jackson died from an overdose of propofol administered by his personal physician, Conrad Murray, who was convicted in 2011 of involuntary manslaughter for his involvement in Jackson's death. His death triggered reactions around the world, creating unprecedented surges of internet traffic and a spike in sales of his music. Jackson's televised memorial service, held at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, was estimated to have been viewed by more than 2.5 billion people.

Jackson is one of the best-selling music artists of all time, with sales estimated around 500 million records worldwide. He had 13 Billboard Hot 100 number-one singles (fourth highest of any artist in the Hot 100 era) and was the first artist to have a top-ten single on the Billboard Hot 100 in five different decades. His honors include 15 Grammy Awards, six Brit Awards, a Golden Globe Award, and 39 Guinness World Records, including the "Most Successful Entertainer of All Time". Jackson's inductions include the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame (twice), the Vocal Group Hall of Fame, the Songwriters Hall of Fame, the Dance Hall of Fame (making him the only recording artist to be inducted) and the National Rhythm & Blues Hall of Fame.

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1971Got to Be ThereMichael Jackson3.87
1972BenMichael Jackson418
1973Music & MeMichael Jackson3.66
1975Forever, MichaelMichael Jackson3.53
1979Off the WallMichael Jackson3.943
1982ThrillerMichael Jackson4.4575
1987BadMichael Jackson4.0542
1991DangerousMichael Jackson4.0524
2001InvincibleMichael Jackson4.510

Album + Compilation

1980The Best of Michael JacksonMichael Jackson2
1981Michael JacksonMichael Jackson1
1981One Day in Your LifeMichael Jackson3
198318 Greatest HitsMichael Jackson & The Jackson 54
198314 Greatest Hits With the Jackson 5Michael Jackson1
198318 Greatest HitsMichael Jackson plus The Jackson 52
1983Great Songs and Performances That Inspired the Motown 25th Anniversary Television SpecialMichael Jackson & The Jackson 51
1984Farewell My Summer LoveMichael Jackson1
1986Got to Be There / BenMichael Jackson1
1986AnthologyMichael Jackson7
1986The 12″ TapeMichael Jackson1
1987Love SongsDiana Ross and Michael Jackson5
1987The Michael Jackson MixMichael Jackson1
1988Instrumental Version CollectionMichael Jackson2
1988The Original Soul of Michael JacksonMichael Jackson1
1988The Motown Years…His Greatest HitsMichael Jackson1
1991Looking Back to YesterdayMichael Jackson11
1992Motown’s Greatest HitsMichael Jackson2
1993Motown LegendsMichael Jackson1
1995HIStory: Past, Present and Future, Book IMichael Jackson4.119
1996Success MotownMichael Jackson & The Jackson 51
1997Best BalladsMichael Jackson2
1997We Love You! - The Definite Classics CollectionMichael Jackson & The Jackson 51
200020th Century Masters: The Millennium Collection: The Best of Michael JacksonMichael Jackson1
2001Greatest Hits: HIStory, Volume 1Michael Jackson3
2001Classic Michael JacksonMichael Jackson3
2002Love SongsMichael Jackson1
2003Number OnesMichael Jackson515
2004Off The Wall / ThrillerMichael Jackson3
2004The Ultimate CollectionMichael Jackson4.754
2004The Jacksons StoryThe Jackson 5, Michael Jackson, Jermaine Jackson & The Jacksons51
2005The Essential Michael JacksonMichael Jackson4.6517
2007Colour CollectionMichael Jackson1
2007The Very Best of Michael Jackson with the Jackson FiveMichael Jackson1
2007Michael Jackson & Jackson 5: The Motown YearsMichael Jackson6
2007Bad / DangerousMichael Jackson3
2008King of PopMichael Jackson524
2008GoldMichael Jackson2
2008ClassicMichael Jackson1
2008King of Pop (Indonesia Collection)Michael Jackson1
2009The CollectionMichael Jackson2
2009Hello World: The Motown Solo CollectionMichael Jackson2
2009Mellow Michael JacksonMichael Jackson & The Jackson 51
2009The Definitive CollectionMichael Jackson2
2009The Early YearsMichael Jackson1
2009This Is ItMichael Jackson4.357
2009Blood on the Dance Floor / InvincibleMichael Jackson1
2009The First RecordingsThe Jackson 5 with Michael Jackson1
2010Michael Jackson: The King Of PopMichael Jackson2
2010Michael Jackson's VisionMichael Jackson2
2010MichaelMichael Jackson3.611
2010x2: Off the Wall / InvincibleMichael Jackson1
2011Dear Michael: The Motown CollectionMichael Jackson / Jackson 51
2011Jackson's ParadiseMichael Jackson1
2012IconMichael Jackson1
2014Michael Jackson EssentialMichael Jackson1
2014XscapeMichael Jackson4.514
2017ScreamMichael Jackson2
Inédits SongsMichael Jackson1
Music History 1Michael Jackson1

Album + Compilation + Live

2017Transmission ImpossibleMichael Jackson1

Album + Compilation + Live + Remix

2013The Indispensable CollectionMichael Jackson1

Album + Compilation + Demo

2013The Ultimate Fan Extras CollectionMichael Jackson2

Album + Spokenword

The Inside StoryMichael Jackson1

Album + Interview

2004The OneMichael Jackson1

Album + Live

1987Live In Tokyo JapanMichael Jackson1
1992Live and DangerousMichael Jackson1
1993All of It (Bucharest live October 92)Michael Jackson1
1994Heal the World Tour 92Michael Jackson1
1995Rare TraxxMichael Jackson1
2001Live 30th AnniversaryMichael Jackson1
2009Live In TokyoMichael Jackson1
2012Live at Wembley July 16, 1988Michael Jackson1
2016Bad Live In YokohamaMichael Jackson1
2022Back AgainMichael Jackson1

Album + Remix

1993Dangerous - The Remix CollectionMichael Jackson1
1996Remixed SupergoldMichael Jackson2
1997Blood on the Dance Floor: HIStory in the MixMichael Jackson411
2009The Stripped MixesMichael Jackson3
2009The Remix SuiteMichael Jackson10
2011ImmortalMichael Jackson56
The RemixesMichael Jackson2

Album + Remix + Mixtape/Street

2009Tribute to the King of PopCookin’ Soul presents Michael Jackson32

Album + Mixtape/Street

2010J.Period & Spike Lee Present... Man or the Music (40 Acres Edition)Michael Jackson1


1971Got to Be There / Maria (You Were the Only One)Michael Jackson1
1972I Wanna Be Where You AreMichael Jackson1
1972BenMichael Jackson3
1972Ain’t No Sunshine / BenMichael Jackson1
1972Everybody Join Hands / Ain't No SunshineDebbie / Michael Jackson1
1972Jackson 5 MaxiMichael Jackson / The Jackson 51

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