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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Biography
Michael Jackson's personal information overview.
Deceased
25 June 2009
News
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Yes, Teddy Perkins From 'Atlanta' Was Sitting Front Row At The Emmys
Huffington Post - 28 days
The homicidal, Michael Jackson-esque character hugged Bill Hader at the ceremony.
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That Fan Theory About Michael Jackson And ‘The Simpsons’ Is Actually True
Huffington Post - about 2 months
Shiver our timbers, the animated show's creator, Matt Groening, just confirmed it.
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On the Runway: Michael Jackson’s ‘Thriller’ Suit is Back
NYTimes - about 2 months
In honor of what would have been the pop star’s 60th birthday, Hugo Boss has reinvented the classic.
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Michael Jackson's brand is stronger than ever — but what about his image?
LATimes - about 2 months
Only Michael Jackson’s eyes can be seen on the large LED screen resting on the floor. Although it is easy to discern the visage as that of the late superstar, it would take the most ardent follower to recognize the footage from the 1993 broadcast he made denying accusations of sexual molestation...
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The Strange Story Of Those Supposedly Fake Michael Jackson Songs
NPR - about 2 months
Last week, you couldn't escape headlines saying Sony Music had "admitted" to releasing songs under Michael Jackson's name that the pop icon hadn't actually sung himself. That's not quite the case. (Image credit: Vincent Amalvy/AFP/Getty Images)
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Old Photo Of The Queen Looking Windswept Becomes A Royally Funny Meme
Huffington Post - about 2 months
Michael Jackson, John Travolta and Deadpool all appear in reworked snaps of Queen Elizabeth visiting Prince William.
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Meanwhile in ... Victoria, Seychelles, stray dogs are being paired with prison inmates
Yahoo News - 2 months
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 - 3 months
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 - 4 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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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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