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Michael Jackson
Number of songs: 47 | Total weeks on charts: 1686
Appearing in a total number of: 343 charts | Total period running: 35806 days

Michael Joseph Jackson (August 29, 1958 – June 25, 2009) was an American singer, songwriter, dancer, and actor. Called the King of Pop, his contributions to music and dance, 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, he debuted on the professional music scene along with his elder brothers Jackie, Tito, Jermaine, and Marlon as a member of The Jackson 5 in 1964, and began his solo career in 1971. In the early 1980s, Jackson became a dominant figure in popular music. The music videos for his songs, including those of "Beat It", "Billie Jean", and "Thriller", were credited with breaking down racial barriers and with transforming the medium into an art form and promotional tool. The popularity of these videos helped to bring the then-relatively-new television channel MTV to fame. With videos such as "Black or White" and "Scream", he continued to innovate the medium throughout the 1990s, as well as forging 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 hip hop, post-disco, contemporary R&B, pop, and rock artists.

Jackson's 1982 album Thriller is the best-selling album of all time. His other albums, including Off the Wall (1979), Bad (1987), Dangerous (1991), and HIStory (1995), also rank among the world's best-selling. Jackson is one of the few artists to have been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame twice. He was also inducted into the Songwriter's Hall of Fame and the Dance Hall of Fame as the first and only dancer from pop and rock music. His other achievements include multiple Guinness World Records; 13 Grammy Awards as well as the Grammy Legend Award and the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award; 26 American Music Awards, more than any other artist, including the "Artist of the Century" and "Artist of the 1980s"; 13 number-one singles in the United States in his solo career, more than any other male artist in the Hot 100 era; and the estimated sale of over 400 million records worldwide. Jackson has won hundreds of awards, making him the most-awarded recording artist in the history of popular music. 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 on May 21, 2014. Jackson 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.

Aspects of Jackson's personal life, including his changing appearance, personal relationships, and behavior, generated controversy. In the mid-1990s, he was accused of child sexual abuse, but the case was settled out of court for about $25 million and no formal charges were brought. 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 titled 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.
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Michael Jackson in the news
Michael Jackson's Close Friend Auctions MJ's Sunglasses To Raise Money For Charity (27/08/2015) Randy Jackson & Quincy Jones Join The Co-Host/Presenter Roster For Second Annual Pensado Awards (26/08/2015)
Bondurant Drops Electrifying Hit "Crazy People" (26/08/2015) Estate Of Michael Jackson And Michael Jackson One Plan MJ Birthday Celebration 8/29 (21/08/2015)
Vintage King Sponsors Pensado Awards 2015 Honoring New Music Makers (21/08/2015) Multi-Platinum Recording Artist Ariana Grande Introduces Her First Fragrance, Ari By Ariana Grande! (20/08/2015)
Dirty Lowdown & Dominican Don To Release New Single Tributing Michael Jackson (17/08/2015) SiriusXM Launches New Music Channels New, Expertly-Curated Pop, Rock And Hip-hop/R&B Music Channels (14/08/2015)
Steve Wilson Earns Multi-Page JazzTimes Feature, Downbeat Review, Jazziz Review, More (12/08/2015) Madame Tussauds New York Celebrates "Elvis Week" (07/08/2015)
Swedish Pop Star Elias Lycksell Releases "Stainless Steel" (04/08/2015) Bill Withers Returns To Carnegie Hall To Be Honored In Tribute Concert On October 1, 2015 (04/08/2015)
AndersonPonty Band Featuring Music Icons Jon Anderson & Jean Luc Ponty To Release New CD/DVD "Better Late Than Never" (30/07/2015) Legendary Producer Rodney Jerkins Joins AfterMaster Audio As Co-owner Redefining Sound To The Masses (30/07/2015)
Can't Touch This: A Music Industry Memoir (27/07/2015)
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