Michael Jackson

Michael Joseph Jackson (August 29, 1958 – June 25, 2009) was an American singer, songwriter, dancer, and philanthropist. Dubbed the "King of Pop", he is regarded as one of the most significant cultural figures of the 20th century. Over a four-decade career, his contributions to music, dance, and fashion, along with his publicized personal life, made him a global figure in popular culture. Jackson influenced artists across many music genres. Through stage and video performances, he popularized street dance moves such as the moonwalk, which he named, and the robot.

He was the eighth child of the Jackson family, and made his public debut in 1964 with his older brothers Jackie, Tito, Jermaine, and Marlon as a member of the Jackson 5 (later known as the Jacksons). The Jackson 5 signed with Motown in 1968 and achieved worldwide success with Michael as lead singer. Jackson began his solo career in 1971 while at Motown and recorded multiple successful singles. He became a global solo star with his 1979 album ''Off the Wall''. His music videos, including those for "Beat It", "Billie Jean", and "Thriller" from his 1982 album ''Thriller'', are credited with breaking racial barriers and transforming the medium into an art form and promotional tool. He helped popularize MTV and continued to innovate with videos for his albums ''Bad'' (1987), ''Dangerous'' (1991), ''HIStory: Past, Present and Future, Book I'' (1995), and ''Invincible'' (2001). ''Thriller'' is the best-selling album of all time, while ''Bad'' was the first album to produce five US ''Billboard'' Hot 100 number-one singles.

From the late 1980s, Jackson became a figure of controversy and speculation due to his changing appearance, relationships, behavior, and lifestyle. In 1993, he was accused of sexually abusing the child of a family friend. The lawsuit was settled out of civil court; Jackson was not indicted due to lack of evidence. In 2005, he was tried and acquitted of further child sexual abuse allegations and several other charges. The Federal Bureau of Investigation found no evidence of criminal conduct by Jackson. In 2009, while he was preparing for a series of comeback concerts, This Is It, Jackson died from an overdose of propofol administered by his personal physician, Conrad Murray, who was convicted in 2011 of involuntary manslaughter for his involvement in Jackson's death. His death triggered reactions around the world, creating unprecedented surges of internet traffic and a spike in sales of his music. Jackson's televised memorial service, held at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, was estimated to have been viewed by more than 2.5 billion people.

Jackson is one of the best-selling music artists of all time, with estimated sales of over 500million records worldwide.billion records worldwide.}} He had 13 ''Billboard'' Hot 100 number-one singles (fourth highest of any artist in the Hot 100 era) and was the first artist to have a top-ten single on the ''Billboard'' Hot 100 in five different decades. His honors include 15 Grammy Awards, six Brit Awards, a Golden Globe Award, and 39 Guinness World Records, including the "Most Successful Entertainer of All Time". Jackson's inductions include the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame (twice), the Vocal Group Hall of Fame, the Songwriters Hall of Fame, the Dance Hall of Fame (making him the only recording artist to be inducted) and the National Rhythm & Blues Hall of Fame. Provided by Wikipedia
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    Harmattan : a Philosophical Fiction. by Jackson, Michael

    Published 2015
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    Politics of storytelling : violence, transgression and intersubjectivity / by Jackson, Michael

    Published 2002
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    Human genome evolution / by Jackson, Michael S.

    Published 1996
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    Quandaries of Belonging Notes on Home, from Abroad. by Jackson, Michael

    Published 2020
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    Competency Testing. An Annotated Bibliography by Jackson, Michael

    Published 1978
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    As wide as the world is wise : reinventing philosophical anthropology / by Jackson, Michael, 1940-

    Published 2016
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    The work of art : rethinking the elementary forms of religious life / by Jackson, Michael, 1940-

    Published 2016
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    In Sierra Leone by Jackson, Michael, 1940-

    Published 2004
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    At home in the world / by Jackson, Michael, 1940-

    Published 1995
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    In Sierra Leone / by Jackson, Michael, 1940-

    Published 2004
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    Life within limits well-being in a world of want / by Jackson, Michael, 1940-

    Published 2011
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    Paths toward a clearing : radical empiricism and ethnographic inquiry / by Jackson, Michael, 1940-

    Published 1989
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    The Kuranko : dimensions of social reality in a West African society / by Jackson, Michael, 1940-

    Published 1977
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    Antipodes / by Jackson, Michael, 1940-

    Published 1996
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    Allegories of the wilderness : ethics and ambiguity in Kuranko narratives / by Jackson, Michael, 1940-

    Published 1982
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    The price of coal by Jackson, Michael Peart

    Published 2018
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    Critique of identity thinking / by Jackson, Michael, 1940-

    Published 2019
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