|29 August 1958
||25 June 2009
Michael Joseph Jackson (born August 29, 1958) is an American recording artist, entertainer, and businessman. The seventh child of the Jackson family, he debuted on the professional music scene at the age of 11 as a member of The Jackson 5 and began a solo career in 1971 while still a member of the group. Referred to as the "King of Pop" in subsequent years, five of his solo studio albums have become some of the world's best-selling records: Off the Wall (1979), Thriller (1982), Bad (1987), Dangerous (1991) and HIStory (1995).
In the early 1980s, he became a dominant figure in popular music and the first African-American entertainer to amass a strong crossover following on MTV. The popularity of his music videos airing on MTV, such as "Beat It", "Billie Jean" and Thriller—credited for transforming the music video into an art form and a promotional tool—helped bring the relatively new channel to fame. Videos such as "Black or White" and "Scream" made Jackson an enduring staple on MTV in the 1990s. With stage performances and music videos, Jackson popularized a number of physically complicated dance techniques, such as the robot and the moonwalk. His distinctive musical sound and vocal style influenced hip hop, pop and contemporary R&B artists.
Jackson has donated and raised millions of dollars for beneficial causes through his foundation, charity singles and support of 39 charities. Other aspects of his personal life, including his changing appearance and behavior, generated significant controversy, damaging his public image. Though he was accused of child sexual abuse in 1993, the criminal investigation was closed due to lack of evidence and Jackson was not charged. The singer has experienced health concerns since the early 1990s and conflicting reports regarding the state of his finances since the late 1990s. Jackson married twice and fathered three children, all of which caused further controversy. In 2005, Jackson was tried and acquitted of further sexual abuse allegations and several other charges.
One of the few artists to have been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame twice, his other achievements include multiple Guinness World Records—including one for "Most Successful Entertainer of All Time"—13 Grammy Awards, 13 number one singles in his solo career—more than any other male artist in the Hot 100 era—and the sales of over 750 million albums worldwide. Cited as one of the world's most famous men, Jackson's highly publicized personal life, coupled with his successful career, has made him a part of popular culture for almost four decades.
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Signed on 22 February 2015 by: Gail Meadows
I am lost without michael....I grew up watching him....we r a month apart in age....the world fills empty without him and his music....we lost an icon for sure....I listen to his videos every day
Signed on 14 July 2011 by: Marianne Boender
Dear Michael,my love, my special one, in your last days, maybe this was one of your favorite poems...
We miss you and we are so very proud of you! xxx
Give me strength
This is my prayer to Thee, my Lord,strike, strike at the root of penury in my heart.
Give me the strength lightly to bear my joys and sorrows.
Give me the strength to make my love fruitful in service.
Give me the strength never to disown the poor or bend my knees before insolent might.
Give me the strength to raise my mind high above daily trifles.
And give me the strength to surrender my strength to Thy will with love.
Signed on 27 February 2010 by: Patricia Nickols
Michael you were such a beautiful person and I will love you forever. It saddens me so so much that you are gone. Just the fact that there will never be another person to love and care about people and humanity in such a pure genuine way is so so heartbreaking. You will be missed forever and ever. I WILL ALWAYS LOVE AND MISS YOU MICHAEL. REST IN PEACE SWEET MICHAEL.
Signed on 5 February 2010 by: Yvonne
My heart goes out to Prins, Paris en Blanket and the jackson family.
For me it still hurts so much to know Michael is gone so what must that be like for them... Micheal will always be in my heart. R.I.P. dear Michael. Gone forever but never forgotten. God bless your children. Xxx
Signed on 27 January 2010 by: Marianne Hoogendorp
Goodbuy Michael. I will always have good reminders of you and the supportive way you worked as an artist. It mend a lot to me.
Signed on 14 January 2010 by: karim
WE LOVE YOU 4 EVER IN OUR HART
Signed on 31 December 2009 by: ria schuurman
wij zullen je nooit meer vergeten, zo eind van het jaar komen de herinneringen weer flink naar boven, en ongloof dat je er niet meer bent we rouwen nog steeds om je het gaat maar niet over, de muziek de films komen ook elke keer te voorschijn, je hebt een rijk verleden van muziek en clips achtergelaten, en daar kunnen we nog steeds op teren, en in de verdere toekomst ook, hier is dan mijn gedicht van:
This is It.
ik heb al mijn leven al van je gehouden
ook al kende je me niet
ik heb je honderd duizend keer gezien
maar jij mij niet
kom als kat beneden bij mij,
ik zal je beschermen, vertroetelen, eten geven,
en ik maak je blij
Signed on 26 December 2009 by: Bianca
25-12-09 six months already.
Still can believe it!!
rip my angel God needed you more.
Signed on 11 October 2009 by: love michael
he was the best. we've lost an angel, a hero.
Signed on 17 September 2009 by: Corinne
It was for me as for everyone a shock that Michael had pasted away, For me he was the greatest singer ever and I still can not beleve he is not there anymore, I hope his children will be taken care of. Rest in Peace Michael, I will always love you, just like I always did RIP Corinne
Signed on 11 September 2009 by: Priya Ramcharan
We can't let you go... May God Bless Your Soul and give us strenghth to go on without the one and only Popstar and that's YOU... Rest In Peace
Signed on 2 September 2009 by: Margitta Soomers-Lohmann
I wrote a songtext for to get clear my mind.I really was shocked to hear on TV that jacko was gone.I cannot explain,wat was going on in my mind,but I could not sleep or organize anything,not thinking anymore or take my mind and soul on a normal line at that moment.Doe not know,why I extremly reacted.Wished,somebody find good notes for my song.Here we go.Call it...Mike was wright.
I feel said,cause Michael is dead!
Famous,funny,a genius for the music-world.
Hurt,lonely,a little strange,big kid with a lot of mind onder his curls.
People,why not believe him-doe not understood,
the way he feels,even in the brotherhood!
People,can you amaging,hou mean it feels to Mike and Fans,
that human not believe him in his fantasyworld to Peter Pans.
Yes-everyone-nou you know,what is my song about,
we love you intens Michael Jackson,big kiss,carring hugg and applouse!
Yeah-and we think about Mike-cause he was wright
What is wrong and what is wright,
our heart answers us,clearly and tight.
Cause Jacko let us believe in the moonwalk and life wil go on.
This time he makes us believe,in the way of his songs.
People,make respect,take a better choise en wake up-
I will always take hoop of a better world so-let the pain stop!
Thank you Mike,for the time you have been here with us,
you are still a god dame vriend and a very special genious!
LISTEN...hey!...Listen...wings are get start flying-can you see?Pixystuff throwing up,Tinkerbell on her way,can you hear?
Harts are beading en..WOW!..this is for to feel free.
There he goes without fear,in a kind of submarine-maked from steel...
Mike-you was wright-cause you always wil be the first KING OF POP who is flying to the moon.
LOVE YOU SO MUCH DEAR,I will feel sorry that you have gone to soon!!!
Mike -you was wright...
Why you have to followed the King of Rock in even kind of way.
Peter,you released us and people who loves you,have to go on and try to fight alone to make a better world,they have to stay!
Darkness,fighting for freedom for kids and pets,
our heart is screaming,can we make protection in our unit,a better world,cause we want better than that!
Mike was wright,but... what we have to do between fantasy an reality..what to do with fear,bad feelings,eavel people..
can we even take our dreams and sleep softly tight...
Yeah.. and I think about Mike,cause Michael can now see the light!
Love you babe
>>licens and copywright to M.Soomers-Lohmann,Netherland,Heerlen<<
Signed on 23 August 2009 by: ilona
Thank you for bringing me and my family the joyfull of live through your music , dance, and your thoughts.
U just take our breath away ...
May u live forever with the guardian of angel in heaven and earth,.........
Signed on 12 August 2009 by: Demi
Michael jackson, the king of pop. we wil never forget you. you are the best singer/dancer ever.
rest in peace, moonwalk in heaven.
Signed on 2 August 2009 by: Mariam
You're gone to soon,
I look every night to the moon and try to see you doing the moonwalk.. I was very in shock when I heard that you where gone.. The king of pop dead? NO! It can't be.. We were crying and holding each others hands and pray for you..
You're in gods hands now.
We miss and love you michael.
Don't forget to look down and keep you're family up. And comfort you're family if they need you.
%u2020 Rest in peace Michael %u2020
We love you!
Think only off the good things that you can rember off him. He was a good man. Some people think he was not ok. But we know the trueth he was wonderful! The man the perfect guy! He was great! His dance style everything! Most people look down to him because he was scarry? But I look to him for who he was.
Childeren loves him because he did so many thinks for them what he self never has done. This beautiful man is forever in my heart! He was the man, the man of life! And I'll never forget him.
R.i.p Michael jackson.
In my eyes you were the biggest peter pan ever!
Holland loves you!
Signed on 1 August 2009 by: Lorraine Bell
Michael Jackson, you remind me so much of Princess Diana..kind, loving, sweet, Humanitarian, Vunerable, Gullable and Persecuted..we will find the truth the whole truth and nothing but the truth so help us GOD..nite nite, sleep tight, and mind the bed bugs don't bite, wish upon a star Michael as i do every nite for you..god bless the jackson family..Lorraine uk..firstname.lastname@example.org..xoxoxo
Signed on 25 July 2009 by: Diana Ernst
i want to say we miss you micheal wherever you are we're still with you. When i look at the stars i will see you and some day we will be together.
Rest in peace
love you for ever and the rest ciao
Signed on 23 July 2009 by: Corinna Hithe
First my condoleances for your family .
Michael , you opend many eyes and let the world see , that a better world begins by yourdelf .
Just to bad that some people never get that picture . I wish you the peace that you so much deserve .Love and respect forever . Corinna from the Netherlands
Signed on 22 July 2009 by: Daniel
We will always remember you, your music and your love for everything on the earth!
rest in peace
Signed on 22 July 2009 by: deborah osborn
ill remember your voice and your heart and keep a special place in mine, your influence in my life gave me hope that there is kindness in this world, rest in peace MJ you will never be forgotten you will always be a legend and noone can ever take that away xx
Signed on 19 July 2009 by: Chris Jasperse
He sure was a real artist in every way, though not everyone shared his vision and ideas, he always stayed true to his own idea's.
I was not a really big fan of him, but I definitly have huge respect for him.
His music lives on for ever, and he will never be forgotten.
Signed on 18 July 2009 by: Adriana
Gone to soon...words are not enough to describe the void you leave to your children, family and countless fans around the universe. Kindness, honesty (until proven guilty!) and all the love in your soul will secure your place in history. We love you forever in our hearts and never to be forgotten.
Signed on 15 July 2009 by: Violeta
You gonna lieve for ever in mijn heart...rest in peas...Love you
Signed on 15 July 2009 by: Same
we are your biggest fan, forever. we love you, when you are in heaven or here. we are just your biggest fan. (L) R.I.P michael!
Signed on 14 July 2009 by: Wilma
Rest in peace Michael. Thank you for the music.