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)

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Michael Joseph Jackson (August 29, 1958 – June 25, 2009) was an American singer, songwriter, and dancer. Dubbed the "King of Pop", he was one of the most popular entertainers in the world, and was the best-selling music artist during the year of his death. Jackson's 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, Michael made his professional debut in 1964 with his elder brothers Jackie, Tito, Jermaine, and Marlon as a member of the Jackson 5. He began his solo career in 1971 while at Motown Records. In the early 1980s, Jackson became a dominant figure in popular music. His music videos, including those of "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. The popularity of these videos helped bring the television channel MTV to fame. Jackson's 1987 album Bad spawned the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 number-one singles "I Just Can't Stop Loving You", "Bad", "The Way You Make Me Feel", "Man in the Mirror", and "Dirty Diana", becoming the first album to have five number-one singles in the nation. He continued to innovate with videos such as "Black or White" and "Scream" throughout the 1990s, and forged 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 artists of various music genres.

Thriller is the best-selling album of all time, with estimated sales of over 66 million copies worldwide. Jackson's other albums, including Off the Wall (1979), Bad (1987), Dangerous (1991), and HIStory (1995), also rank among the world's best-selling albums. He is one of the few artists to have been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame twice, and was also inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame and the Dance Hall of Fame as the only dancer from pop and rock music. His other achievements include multiple Guinness World Records including the Most Successful Entertainer of All Time, 13 Grammy Awards, the Grammy Legend Award, the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award, 24 American Music Awards—more than any other artist—including the "Artist of the Century", 13 number-one singles in the United States during his solo career—more than any other male artist in the Hot 100 era—and estimated sales of over 350 million records worldwide. Jackson won hundreds of awards, making him the most awarded recording artist in the history of popular music. He 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 in 2014. Jackson is also remembered for his philanthropy and pioneering efforts in charitable fundraising in the entertainment industry. He 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.

Jackson became a figure of controversy in the 1980s due to his changing physical appearance, his relationships, and behavior; the controversy intensified due to a 1993 child sexual abuse scandal when a family friend accused him of sexually abusing his son; the case led to an investigation but was settled out of court for an undisclosed amount. 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, 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. Forbes ranked Jackson as the top-earning deceased celebrity for the fifth consecutive year in 2017. His estate earned $825 million in 2016, the highest yearly amount ever recorded by the publication.

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Discography

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Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1998 Motown Memories Various Artists 1
1998 Power & Soul Various Artists 1
1998 Simply the Best Love Songs 2 Various Artists 1
1998 Soul for Your Soul: The Very Best of Black Music Various Artists 1
1998 The Duet Album: Better Together Various Artists 1
1998 The Motown Definitive Collection Various Artists 1
1998 The Motown Story Various Artists 1
1999 The All Time Greatest Movie Songs Various Artists 1
1999 Kuschelrock Special Edition: Die schönsten Movie-Songs aller Zeiten Various Artists 1
1999 The All Time Greatest Movie Songs, Volume 1 Various Artists 2
1999 Bild Love Songs Various Artists 1
1999 Now That’s What I Call Music! 1981: The Millennium Series (Millennium) Various Artists 2
1999 The All Time Greatest Pop Album Various Artists 1
1999 No. 1's of the Eighties Various Artists 1
1999 Knuffelrock 8 Various Artists 1
1999 Kuschelrock 13 Various Artists 3
1999 Movie Music: The Definitive Performances Various Artists 1
1999 Pop Music: The Modern Era 1976-1999 Various Artists 1
1999 R&B: From Doo-Wop to Hip-Hop Various Artists 1
1999 Sony Music 100 Years: Soundtrack for a Century Various Artists 1
1999 20th Century Masters: The Millennium Collection: The Best of Jackson 5 The Jackson 5 2
1999 The All Time Greatest Movie Songs, Volume Two Various Artists 1
1999 The Ultimate Grammy Box: From the Recording Academy’s Collection of Award Winning Music Various Artists 2
1999 Fetenkult präsentiert Christmas Classics Various Artists 1
1999 A Motown Christmas Various Artists 1
1999 A música do século, volume 8 Various Artists 1
1999 A música do século, volume 24 Various Artists 1
1999 Afrodisiac Various Artists 1
1999 AM Gold: Teen Idols of the '70s Various Artists 1
1999 Cinéma : Les Plus Grands Hits Various Artists 1
1999 Classic: Ripples and Waves: An Introduction to The Jackson 5 The Jackson 5 1
1999 Greatest Hits of the Millennium: 70's, Volume 1 Various Artists 1
1999 Greatest Hits of the Millennium: 70's, Volume 3 Various Artists 1
1999 Happy Christmas from Motown Various Artists 1
1999 Heineken Millennium Mix Various Artists 1
1999 Knuffelrock 11 Various Artists 1
1999 Knuffelrock Special Edition: De Mooiste Film-Hits Allertijden Various Artists 1
1999 Sounds of the 70s: 18 Classics From the Fab Seventies Various Artists 1
1999 Soundtrack for a Century: Selections from the 26 CD Series Various Artists 1
1999 The Power of Love Various Artists 1
1999 Top 40 Hits of All Time, Volume 5 Various Artists 1
1999 Walk On: Hits From the Last 2 Decades Various Artists 1
2000 A Perfect Love, Volume 3 Various Artists 1
2000 Music of the Millennium Various Artists 2
2000 70s Love Songs Various Artists 1
2000 AM Gold: Mellow Hits of the '70s Various Artists 1
2000 Christmas Classics: Party Around Christmas Various Artists 1
2000 Love From Motown Various Artists 1
2000 Motown Various Artists 2
2000 New York Collection, 1972 Various Artists 1
2000 Oceano Pacifico Various Artists 1
2000 Soul Train: The Dance Years 1972 Various Artists 1
2000 The All Time Greatest Movie Songs of the Last 3 Decades Various Artists 1
2000 The All Time Greatest Pop Hits of the Last 3 Decades Various Artists 1
2000 The All Time Greatest Pop Hits of the Last 3 Decades Various Artists 1
2000 The All Time Greatest R&B of the Last 3 Decades Various Artists 1
2001 Sampled, Volume 2: Digging Deeper Various Artists 1
2001 Back to Black Various Artists 1
2001 Absolute Number One 1984-1989 Various Artists 1
2001 Produced by George Martin: 50 Years in Recording Various Artists 1
2001 Promo Only: Mainstream Radio, September 2001 Various Artists 1
2001 The Best of Michael Jackson & The Jackson 5 The Jackson 5 1
2001 Q: The Musical Biography of Quincy Jones Quincy Jones 1
2001 20th Century Masters: The Millennium Collection: The Best of Motown 1970s, Volume 1 Various Artists 1
2001 Mastermix: Pro Disc 16 Various Artists 1
2001 Music of the Millennium 2001 Various Artists 1
2001 Promo Only: Mainstream Radio, December 2001 Various Artists 1
2001 Black Ballads Party Various Artists 1
2001 Promo Only: Mainstream Radio, January 2002 Various Artists 1
2001 Promo Only: Rhythm Radio, January 2002 Various Artists 1
2001 100 No. 1 Hits Various Artists 1
2001 Magic Various Artists 1
2001 Music of the Year 1981 Various Artists 1
2001 Super Ballads 2 Various Artists 1
2001 The Legendary Stars of the 20th Century Various Artists 1
2001 Top 40 Hitdossier 1981-1982 Various Artists 1
2002 NRJ Music Awards 2002 Various Artists 1
2002 Relax Yourself Various Artists 1
2002 GRAMMY Nominees 2002 Various Artists 1
2002 The Juggalo Show Insane Clown Posse 1
2002 Vox Christmas Classics 2002 Various Artists 2 1
2002 Best of de pre historie '70 Various Artists 1
2002 Best of the 80's: 1981 Various Artists 1
2002 Best of the 80's: 1984 Various Artists 1
2002 Deck Safari, Part Two Air 1
2002 Drivetime Various Artists 1
2002 Hit Explosion: 2002, Volume 1 Various Artists 1
2002 Je t’aime Various Artists 1
2002 Kuschelrock Special Edition: The Most Beautiful Duets Various Artists 2
2002 Motown Love Jams, Volume 1 Various Artists 1
2002 SummerJamz 2002 DJ Peter Gunz 1
2002 The Power of Love II Various Artists 2
2002 The Very Best of Motown Various Artists 1
2002 The Wedding Mixer Various Artists 2
2003 All Time Classic Soul Heartbreakers Various Artists 1
2003 Motown Greatest Hits Various Artists 1
2003 70's Xmas Party Various Artists 1
2003 The Crying Game Various Artists 1
2003 Capital Gold: Motown Classics Various Artists 1
2003 Motown Classics: The Soul of a Nation Various Artists 1

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