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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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Michael Jackson rules the world. This was the cover of Ebony magazine in May, 1984.
#MJTrivia: What did Michael call the studio in his Hayvenhurst home?
Feliz Cinco de Mayo a todos los fanaticos en Mexico! In this photo, Michael meets with the former president of Mexico, Carlos Salinas, and his family in 1993.
A glimpse behind the magic: To get the particular sound of the bass drum on “Billie Jean,” a special zippered covering for the microphone was invented to muffle the sound and get that unique feel.
itunes.apple.com Listen to songs from the album Thriller, including "Wanna Be Startin' Somethin'," "Baby Be Mine," "The Girl Is Mine (with Paul McCartney)," and many more. Buy the album for $9.99. Songs start at $1.29. Free with Apple Music subscription.
“He starts with tape recorders. He sings and beatboxes the little things he hears, the parts. Where do they come from? Above. He claims to drop to his knees and thank Jehovah after he snatches one. His voice coach tells the story of Michael one day raising his hands in the air during practice and starting to mutter. The coach, Seth Riggs, decides to leave him alone. When he comes back half an hour later, it's to Michael whispering, ‘Thank you for my talent.’" – from GQ magazine.
Do you remember “Blues Away”? It was the first song Michael wrote for The Jacksons after leaving Motown. Kenny Gamble remembers "I came back in when he started to overdub his voice, and he had all these great ideas about how to record his voice, like doubling his voice, doing all kinds of little ad libs and whatever. He had it all thought out in his head. Michael wrote 'Blues Away' by himself.” It was his first credit as a professional songwriter.
itunes.apple.com Listen to songs from the album The Jacksons, including "Enjoy Yourself," "Think Happy," "Good Times," and many more. Buy the album for $8.99. Songs start at $0.99. Free with Apple Music subscription.
“I've had a lot of muses in my life, a lot of inspirations, but he [Michael Jackson] is the chief." – Kobe Bryant, 2017 Read more about Kobe’s admiration for Michael here:
“He was a very visual guy. They weren't videos to him. They were short films – visualizing the funkiness of what he was trying to accomplish in the music.” - Rolling Stone, 2014.