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Michael Jackson, one of the most widely beloved entertainers and profoundly influential artists of all-time, leaves an indelible imprint on popular music and culture.
Five of Jackson's solo albums - "Off the Wall," "Thriller," "Bad," "Dangerous" and "HIStory," all with Epic Records - are among the top-sellers of all time and “Thriller” holds the distinction as the largest selling album worldwide in the history of the recording industry with more than 70 million units sold. Additionally, singles released from the Thriller album sold more than 100 million copies worldwide, another all time record.
During his extraordinary career, he sold an estimated 750 million records worldwide, released 13 No.1 singles and became one of a handful of artists to be inducted twice into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. The Guinness Book of World Records recognized Jackson as the Most Successful Entertainer of All Time and "Thriller" as the Biggest Selling Album of All Time. Jackson won 13 Grammy Awards and received the American Music Award's Artist of the Century Award.
Michael Jackson started in the music business at the age of 11 with his brothers as a member of the Jackson 5. In the early 1980s, he defined the art form of music video with such ground-breaking videos as "Billie Jean," "Beat It" and the epic "Thriller." Jackson's sound, style and dance moves inspired subsequent generations of pop, soul, R&B and hip-hop artists.
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Listen to Michael’s favorites. Start a playlist off with “Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun,” “Claire de Lune,” “The Nutcracker Suite,” “Peter and the Wolf,” and “Billy The Kid” – all recommendations by Michael in Moonwalk.
“You want what you create to live, be it sculpture or painting or music…” – Michael Jackson
While our hearts remain heavy over the passing of Michael Jackson eight years ago, we take solace in the timelessness of his music and his message. “When I create my music, I feel like an instrument of nature,” Michael once said. “I wonder what delight nature must feel when we open our hearts and express our God-given talents.” For a planet in desperate need of open hearts and compassionate minds, we continue to seek joy and fulfillment in the music and entertainment he shared with us—and express hope that Michael’s message may someday “heal the world,” as he tirelessly strove to do.
When you’re down, which of Michael’s songs makes you feel better?