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Michael Joseph Jackson (born August 29, 1958 in Gary, Indiana, died June 25, 2009 in Los Angeles, California), often referred to as The King of Pop, is the biggest-selling solo artist of all time, with over 750,000,000 sales. Jackson is an inductee of the Songwriters Hall of Fame, and double inductee to the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. His awards include 8 Guinness World Records, 13 Grammy Awards, and 26 Billboard Awards. He is also credited for popularizing many physically complicated dance moves Read more on Last.fm
2009 Michael Jackson Interview by John Pidgeon (January, 1980)
2002 Love Songs
1995 Blood On the Dance Floor: HIStory In the Mix
1995 Anthology: The Best of Michael Jackson
1993 Bad (25th Anniversary Edition)
1986 Looking Back to Yesterday
1984 Farewell My Summer Love
1979 Number Ones
1979 Off the Wall
1979 The Indispensable Collection
1979 Michael Jackson's This Is It (The Music That Inspired the Movie)
1979 HIStory: Past, Present and Future, Book I
1972 The Essential Michael Jackson
Feb 19, 2019
“You have no idea how important it is that you are doing something for other people.” – Michael Jackson to Jennifer Love Hewitt. Watch the actress recount her memories of working with Michael, and the impact he had on her.
Feb 18, 2019
Presidents from Ronald Reagan through to Barack Obama admired Michael and welcomed him to the White House. He was honored by Presidents Reagan, Bush, and Clinton. #MJInfluence
Feb 15, 2019
Michael knew that an education was very important. It was widely known he owned over 10,000 books. In order to help others get a quality education, Michael Jackson established the Michael Jackson Scholarship fund with the United Negro College Fund. He donated $1.5 million. That scholarship is still available today. #MJHumanitarian
Feb 14, 2019
"The one thing I try to impress upon people is that Michael was the epitome of love. He was the most loving, kind human being I have ever met in my entire life." – John Bahler
Feb 13, 2019
“I feel like that’s part of the reason Michael Jackson is one of my favorite artists. Whenever he took a political stance, it was always through his music.” – Camila Cabello credits Michael with inspiring the content of her debut album, Camila.
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Feb 12, 2019
Salif Lasource, an amazing street dancer in Paris pays homage to Michael on the Ellen show.
Feb 11, 2019
“Michael Jackson artistically and aesthetically never turned his back on blackness. His work was always in conversation with black culture both in the United States and more globally." - Mark Anthony Neal, Duke University #BlackHistoryMonth
Feb 09, 2019
Baseball Hall of Famer Frank Robinson has passed away. In addition to his stellar playing career, Robinson also was the first black manager in MLB history and contributed greatly to the African American community. Read more:
Feb 08, 2019
Michael Jackson “served as a kind of spiritual authority who could help people feel secure in embracing their culture, whatever it was.” – Jeff Koons
Feb 07, 2019
On February 7, 1989, Michael Jackson visited Cleveland Elementary School in Stockton, CA to help offer solace to the survivors of the first mass shooting at a school in the United States. The visit “meant a lot” to the children affected by the shooting. #MJHumanitarian
Feb 06, 2019
“Man in the Mirror” debuted on the Billboard Hot 100 in the United States on February 6, 1988. Proceeds from the song were donated to Camp Ronald McDonald for Good Times to help children suffering from cancer. #MJHumanitarian.
“No one would know the trials this kid is going through because he just dances his way through treatment and is just a light of hope to everyone who meets him.” 5-year-old Solomon Haufano Jr is using Michael’s music to help battle cancer. Read more here:
Feb 01, 2019
Whenever Michael was on tour, he would always make time to visit hospitals in the different cities he visited and would spend time with as many of the patients as he could. He was always looking to bring happiness to everyone whom he crossed paths with. #MJHumanitarian
Jan 31, 2019
#TBT: Cinema Magazine in Germany promised behind-the-scenes photos from “Moonwalker” in this January, 1989 issue featuring Michael on the cover.
Jan 30, 2019
Michael Jackson ONE has taken Michael’s inspiration and originality as a benchmark to celebrate his art in new and exciting ways. Experience the wonder. http://cirk.me/UJYcL7
Jan 29, 2019
Deep cuts: Michael’s song “Shout” is a lesser known recording that was released as a b-side on the UK single for “Cry” from Invincible in 2001. In classic Michael form, draws attention to human disconnection and the need for people to help each other. Listen here:
Jan 28, 2019
The BAD Tour ended January 27, 1989, after a record-setting 16 month run. The final shows featured a five-night stand in Los Angeles. All in all, Michael performed 123 shows in 15 countries for 4.4 million people.
Jan 25, 2019
Michael again made history by winning the first “International Artist” Award at the American Music Awards on January 25, 1993. He also received honors for Best Album (pop/rock) for Dangerous and Best Soul/R&B Single for “Remember the Time” that night.
Jan 24, 2019
“It began with a metronome and a basic four-count kick drum…it took time to go through millions of samples to build up that groove. Just the percussion element of that track was 20 tracks or more.” – Rob Hoffman, one of the engineers on HIStory, on the creation of “They Don’t Care About Us.”
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Jan 23, 2019
This new musical celebrates the artistry of Michael Jackson. Featuring over 25 of Michael Jackson’s biggest hits, it combines the singular talent of a cultural icon with the powerful storytelling of contemporary theatre. Sign-up for updates: http://bit.ly/2FHOKWy
Today, we honor the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., his leadership, his drive for civil rights for Black Americans, and his legacy.
“Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.” – Dr. Martin Luther King
Jan 18, 2019
“This is wonderful, again. I’m really happy. Three makes me REALLY happy.” – Michael Jackson upon accepting his third award for the night at the 1980 American Music Awards, held on January 18, 1980. Michael won for Best Soul/R&B record for Off The Wall, Best Soul/R&B Single for “Don’t Stop Til You Get Enough,” and Favorite Male Soul/R&B artist.
Jan 17, 2019
On January 17, 1994, a terrifying earthquake shook the San Fernando Valley, leaving thousands of people homeless. Michael responded by donating money, washers and dryers, and visits to Universal Studios to provide some respite to the victims. #MJHumanitarian