Thursday, 23 July 2009

Late - The king of pop, Michael Jackson

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Michael Joseph Jackson (August 29, 1958 – June 25, 2009) was an American recording artist, entertainer and businessman. The seventh child of the Jackson family, he made his debut on the professional music scene in 1968 as a member of The Jackson 5. He then began a solo career in 1971 while still a member of the group. Referred to as the "King of Pop" in subsequent years,his 1982 album Thriller remains the world's best-selling album of all time, and four of his other solo studio albums are among the world's best-selling records: Off the Wall (1979), Bad (1987), Dangerous (1991) and HIStory (1995).


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Michael Jackson at age 13, the youngest member of the singing group Jackson Five, sings in his home in Encino, Ca

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The Jackson 5, Michael Jackson, front right, Marlon Jackson, front left, Tito Jackson, back left, Jackie Jackson and Jermaine, back right, are shown in Los Angeles.

In the early 1980s, he became a dominant figure in popular music and the first African American entertainer to amass a strong crossover following on MTV. The popularity of his music videos airing on MTV, such as "Beat It", "Billie Jean" and "Thriller"—widely credited with transforming the music video from a promotional tool into an art form—helped bring the relatively new channel to fame. Videos such as "Black or White" and "Scream" made Jackson an enduring staple on MTV in the 1990s. With stage performances and music videos, Jackson popularized a number of physically complicated dance techniques, such as the robot and the moonwalk. His distinctive musical sound and vocal style influenced many hip hop, pop and contemporary R&B artists across several generations.


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Michael Jackson, center, is shown onstage at opening night of his Victory Tour at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles.

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Michael Jackson performs during his 'Dangerous' tour in Bangkok.

Jackson donated and raised millions of dollars for beneficial causes through his foundations, charity singles, and support of 39 charities. One of the few artists to have been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame twice, his other achievements include multiple Guinness World Records—including one for "Most Successful Entertainer of All Time"—13 Grammy Awards, 13 number one singles in his solo career, and the sale of 750 million records worldwide. At the time of his death, he was preparing for This Is It, a series of 50 concerts that would have been held in London beginning July 13, 2009.


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Michael Jackson makes a peace sign at the MTV Video Music Awards in this 29 August, 2002 file photo in New York after receiving the Performer of the Millennium Award.

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Michael Jackson performs 'We are the World' during the World Music Awards at Earl's Court in London.

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Michael Jackson, right, poses by his wax figure at the Grevin Wax Museum in Paris.

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Bill Clinton shakes hands with singer Michael Jackson as singer Stevie Nicks of the band Fleetwood Mac sings in Washington.


On June 25, 2009, Jackson collapsed at his rented mansion at 100 North Carolwood Drive in the Holmby Hills area of Los Angeles. Pending confirmation from toxicology reports, he was allegedly administered Demerol shortly before he stopped breathing. Jackson was pronounced dead at approximately 2:25 p.m. local time (21:25 UTC).

Following his death, Michael's album sales increased rapidly. In the UK Singles Chart, his singles made several appearances in the top 40. His compilation "Number One's" went straight to no.1.

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