Michael Jackson (August 29, 1958 – June 25, 2009) was an American recording artist, entertainer and businessman. He then began a solo career in 1971 while still a member of the group, and that successful career led to him being dubbed the “King of Pop” in subsequent years.
Jackson’s 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 , Bad, Dangerous and HIStory.
Statement from Whitney Houston
It is so hard to express in words what Michael Jackson meant to me. He was my friend. He was one of the reasons I got into the music business. He inspired me. He taught me. He laughed with me. He paved the way for African American artists to be played on MTV which was huge. My heart is full of grief for his family and his children and I pray that they take solace in the incredible legacy of his music and art.
Statement from David Cook
Artists like Michael Jackson come along once. He represented the idea that pop music can be more than just music. He showed it could be an agent of change and hope.”
Statement from Mario
RIP to the king of pop and one of my biggest inspirations. Michael Jackson is the blueprint for what happens when you truly value your gift as a performer… I will forever be inspired by Michael’s music and more than that, his passion for the art!!
Statement from Britney Spears
I was so excited to see his show in London. We were going to be on tour in Europe at the same time and I was going to fly in to see him. He has been an inspiration throughout my entire life and I’m devastated he’s gone!
Facebook Launches Michael Jackson Tribute Gift – As a tribute to Michael, Facebook has launched a free Michael Jackson gift. You can send one to all your friends by logging into your Facebook account, and going to the Gift Shop.
- Michael Jackson fan club: http://www.mjfanclub.net/
- Michael Jackson official site: http://www.michaeljackson.com/
- Michael Jackson MTV: http://www.mtv.com/specials/michaeljackson/