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 .

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 and dancer. Dubbed the "King of Pop", he is regarded as one of the most significant cultural icons of the 20th century and is also regarded as one of the greatest entertainers of all time. 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 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. Their popularity helped bring the television channel MTV to fame. Jackson's 1987 album Bad produced 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 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 genres.

Jackson is the third best-selling music artist of all time, only behind The Beatles and Elvis Presley, with 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 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. Thriller is the best-selling album of all time, with estimated sales of 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. 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 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.

While preparing for his comeback concert series, This Is It, Jackson died of acute propofol and benzodiazepine intoxication in 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. According to Forbes, as of August 2018, Jackson's total career pretax earnings in life and death is $4.2 billion. Jackson's estate earned $825 million in 2016, the highest yearly amount ever recorded by the magazine. Forbes ranked Jackson as the top-earning deceased celebrity for the seventh consecutive year in 2018.

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Album + Compilation

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2009 Radio 538 Hitzone: Best of 2009 Various Artists 1
2009 Number Ones Janet 4
2009 Hits for Kids: Pop Party 5 Various Artists 1
2009 Motown 50 Love Various Artists 1
2009 Die ultimative Chart Show: Die erfolgreichsten Christmas-Songs aller Zeiten Various Artists 1
2009 A Complete Introduction to Tamla Motown Various Artists 1
2009 NRJ Music Awards 2010 Various Artists 2
2009 100 Love Songs Various Artists 5 1
2009 100 Motown Classics Various Artists 1
2009 100 Movie Hits Various Artists 1
2009 2009-10-24: DJ Spinbad Live in Japan: Club Asia, Tokyo, Japan DJ Spinbad 1
2009 Afscheid Various Artists 1
2009 Alle 80 Prachtig: Het Beste van HuMotown 50, Volume 4 Various Artists 1
2009 Best of 2009: Die Hits des Jahres Various Artists 1
2009 Buffet Libre Rewind 2 Various Artists 1
2009 Don’t Stop Believing Various Artists 1
2009 Feel Good 80s Various Artists 1
2009 Feten Fun: Christmas Party Various Artists 1
2009 Forever Friends Just For You Various Artists 1
2009 Foute Kerst-CD van Q-Music 2009 Various Artists 1
2009 Kerst Met Ballen VT4 Various Artists 1
2009 Knuffelrock Top 100 Various Artists 1
2009 Le 100 canzoni di sempre internazionali Various Artists 1
2009 Liebe ist... Best Of Various Artists 1
2009 Los mejores años de nuestra vida Various Artists 1
2009 Movie930 Various Artists 1
2009 NRJ Dance Various Artists 1
2009 Romancing the 70s, Volume 9: So Into You Various Artists 1
2009 So Fresh: The Top 10s 1999 - 2008 Various Artists 1
2009 The Music Jungle: The Hits + Jungle Giant Classics Various Artists 1
2009 Why? Festival 2009 Compilation Various Artists 1
2010 Solid Sound - Aerobics Best of 2009 Various Artists 1
2010 R&B Lovesongs 2010 Various Artists 1
2010 The Final Chapter Various Artists 1
2010 100 Acoustic Memories Various Artists 1
2010 Die Hit‐Giganten: Legenden Various Artists 1
2010 Kuschelrock Special Edition - Rock Hymnen Various Artists 1
2010 Weekend Anthems Various Artists 1
2010 50 Jaar Radio Veronica: The 80’s Various Artists 1
2010 NRJ Dance 2010 Various Artists 1
2010 Richard Wilkins Presents: 38 More Smash Hits of the 80s Various Artists 1
2010 The Golden Hits Various Artists 1
2010 Essential R&B: 90s Anthems Various Artists 2
2010 David Foster Presents Love, Again David Foster 1
2010 Les 100 Plus Belles Chansons MOTOWN Various Artists 1
2010 Monster Halloween Hits Various Artists 1
2010 RTL Weihnachten 2010 Various Artists 1
2010 The World’s Greatest Ballads Various Artists 2
2010 Kuschelrock: Christmas Various Artists 1
2010 100 Essential Christmas Songs Various Artists 1
2010 Die Hit-Giganten: Herzschmerz Hits Various Artists 1
2010 De Pré Historie 70 Various Artists 1
2010 Promo Only: Mainstream Radio, January 2011 Various Artists 1
2010 Instrumental Slaughter, Volume 30 Various Artists 1
2010 100x Liefde: Editie 2010 Various Artists 1
2010 Fetenhits: The Ballads (Aral Edition) Various Artists 1
2010 Grand 12‐Inches 7 Ben Liebrand 1
2010 Het Beste Uit 5 Jaar Het Foute Uur Various Artists 1
2010 Lulz: A Corruption of LOL #X: Creepypasta Various Artists 1
2010 Radio Contact 30 ans : Best of Années 80 Various Artists 1
2010 Rock’mantique Top 100, Vol. 3 Various Artists 1
2010 Songs 3 - Von Folk bis Hip Hop Various Artists 1
2010 That's Soul: Think Various Artists 1
2010 That’s Soul: Respect Various Artists 1
2010 Total 80s Pop Various Artists 1
2010 Total No. 1s Various Artists 1
2011 2011 GRAMMY Nominees Various Artists 3
2011 Sweet Soul of the ’70s Various Artists 1
2011 Your Songs 2008 Various Artists 1
2011 The Burning Ear Remix Roundup, Volume 39 Various Artists 1
2011 Biky’s Dance the Night Away, Part 42 Various Artists 1
2011 Veronica Top 1000 Allertijden: Editie 2011 Various Artists 1
2011 Kuschelrock Always & Forever (Kate & William Hochzeitsedition) Various Artists 2
2011 QMusic Top 500 van de 90’s Editie 2011 Various Artists 1
2011 Bravo Hits 73 Various Artists 3
2011 Promo Only: Mainstream Club, May 2011 Various Artists 1
2011 Champs-Élysées, Volume 2 Various Artists 1
2011 Grand 12‐Inches 8 Ben Liebrand 1
2011 Chilled R&B Summer 2011 Various Artists 1
2011 80s Groove, Volume II Various Artists 1
2011 Die ultimative Chart Show: Die erfolgreichsten Solo-Trips aller Zeiten Various Artists 1
2011 Hitarchief Top 2000, Volume 3 Various Artists 1
2011 Kuschelrock 25 Various Artists 3
2011 10 Reason to Love Hate Dubstep Mochipet 1
2011 Super 80er Hits (Die größten Hits der 80er) Various Artists 1
2011 RTL Weihnachten 2011 Various Artists 1
2011 Club Mixes of the 80s Phil Harding 1
2011 1000 Klassiekers Radio 2 - De Absolute Top, Volume 3 Various Artists 1
2011 Ultimate Office Party Various Artists 1
2011 Best of Chérie Various Artists 1
2011 40X Love Various Artists 1
2011 Christmas Pop Various Artists 1
2011 Romance Various Artists 1
2011 Verdens Bedste Ballader Various Artists 1
2011 Winter Wonderland: The Very Best of Christmas Various Artists 1
2012 I Love You: La Compilation des amoureux Various Artists 1
2012 Veronica Album Top 1000 - The Long Versions Various Artists 5 1
2012 Knuffelrock 2012 – Jubileum‐Editie Various Artists 1
2012 Chilled R&B: Smooth Classics Various Artists 1
2012 Honey Honey: The Sound of Bubblegum Pop Various Artists 1

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