Michael Jackson

Singer Michael Jackson

Michael Joseph Jackson was an American singer-songwriter, entertainer, dancer, arranger, music producer, choreographer, actor, businessman, musician, and philanthropist. Often referred to as the "King of Pop", or by his initials MJ, Jackson is recognized as the most successful entertainer of all time by Guinness World Records.
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Michael Jackson's personal information overview.
Deceased
25 June 2009
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Meanwhile in ... Victoria, Seychelles, stray dogs are being paired with prison inmates
Yahoo News - about 24 hours
Mexico City, traffic is notoriously frustrating. With a series of choreographed dances (to music ranging from “Swan Lake” to Michael Jackson’s “Rock With Me”), performers leap into the street as the streetlight changes and dance for exactly 58 seconds (the duration of the red light). “We never thought this was going to have this kind of impact,” one of the dancers, Manuela Ospina Castro, told The Associated Press.
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Can 48 Artists in 14 Rooms Capture Michael Jackson?
New York Times - 28 days
An exhibition at London’s National Portrait Gallery explores how contemporary artists have responded to Jackson’s complicated image.
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Michael Jackson through the eye's of world's top artists
CNN - about 2 months
From a bell-bottomed child prodigy performing in lockstep with his siblings to a gaunt recluse marred by scandal and addiction, Michael Jackson left behind no shortage of indelible images by which he can be remembered.
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Drake Releases His Double Album, 'Scorpion'
NPR - about 2 months
Scorpion finds Drake embracing his pop Janus, split (almost) evenly between the star's rap and R&B aspects, with cameos from Jay-Z and... Michael Jackson?! (Image credit: Vaughn Ridley/Getty Images)
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Michael Jackson Show Waiting in the Wings on Broadway
Wall Street Journal - about 2 months
A Broadway show featuring songs by pop star Michael Jackson is expected to open in 2020.
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Michael Jackson show headed to Broadway in 2020
Reuters.com - about 2 months
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A musical inspired by the life of late pop singer Michael Jackson will open on Broadway in 2020, Jackson's estate and its producing partner said on Tuesday.
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Michael Jackson's estate sues Disney and ABC over TV special
LATimes - 3 months
The estate of Michael Jackson is suing ABC and parent company Walt Disney Co., saying a two-hour documentary about the King of Pop’s last days improperly used his songs, music videos and movies. The lawsuit filed Wednesday in federal court in Los Angeles alleges that the television special — “The...
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'My God, Michael Jackson is dead': The final hours leading up to the pop star's death
ABC News - 3 months
A tour bus driver, paramedic and the photographer who took the picture of Michael Jackson in the ambulance share what they remember from the day the pop icon died.
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Michael Jackson estate slams 'crass' new ABC TV special on singer's life
Fox News - 3 months
The estate of Michael Jackson is objecting to an ABC TV special on the end of the King of Pop's life, calling it a crass attempt to exploit Jackson without respect for his legacy or children.
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How Michael Jackson learned to 'moonwalk'
ABC News - 3 months
Pro-dancer Cooley Jaxson says he was one of the people to show him the move.
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Michael Jackson's moonwalk shoes for sale
CNN - 4 months
The black loafers that Michael Jackson used to perform his signature moonwalk for the first time on stage are going up for auction.
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Beware the Executioner at Harlem’s Apollo Theater
CNN - 4 months
Before “American Idol,” “The Voice” or “The X Factor,” there was Amateur Night at the Apollo. Based in Harlem’s Apollo Theater, Amateur Night is a talent competition recognized for launching the careers of icons like Stevie Wonder, Michael Jackson, James Brown and Billie Holiday. But, before any of them became the music legends they are today, they had to face the wrath of one especially hard-to-please audience. Enter C.P. Lacey. For the past 30 years, he’s reigned as the Apollo’s resident “executioner,” kicking contestants offstage when the “booing” gets too loud.
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Michael Jackson, Stevie Wonder and the Other Cultural Allusions in the Creepiest ‘Atlanta’ Episode Yet
NYTimes - 4 months
“Teddy Perkins,” the sixth episode of the show’s second season, plays out like a horror movie scattered with pop-culture Easter eggs.
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Michael Jackson
    THIRTIES
  • 2009
    In the 12 months after his death, Jackson sold more than 8.2 million albums in the United States and 35 million albums worldwide, making him the best-selling albums artist of 2009.
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    Jackson's body was entombed on September 3, 2009, at Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Glendale, California.
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    Jackson's memorial was held on July 7, 2009 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, preceded by a private family service at Forest Lawn Memorial Park's Hall of Liberty.
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    At the 2009 American Music Awards, Jackson won four posthumous awards, two for him and two for his album Number Ones, bringing his total American Music Awards to 26.
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    On October 28, 2009, a documentary film about the rehearsals, Michael Jackson's This Is It, was released.
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    On December 29, 2009, the American Film Institute recognized Jackson's death as a "moment of significance" saying, "Michael Jackson's sudden death in June at age 50 was notable for the worldwide outpouring of grief and the unprecedented global eulogy of his posthumous concert rehearsal movie This Is It."
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    In July 2009, the Lunar Republic Society, which promotes the exploration, settlement and development of the Moon, named a Moon crater after Jackson.
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    In a June 28, 2009 Baltimore Sun article titled "7 Ways Michael Jackson Changed The World", Jill Rosen wrote that Jackson's legacy was "as enduring as it is multi-faceted", influencing fields including sound, dance, fashion, music videos and celebrity.
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