Michael Jackson Artist Bio and Lyrics
In 1982, Jackson recorded Thriller, his second 80's album with Epic records. Thriller became the best-selling album in music history with 60 million copies sold around the world. Seven hit singles came from this album, including "Billie Jean", "Beat It" and "Thriller". Thriller spent 37 weeks at number one on the Billboard charts.
While performing "Billie Jean" at the Motown 25: Yesterday, Today, Forever 1983 concert Michael Jackson debuted his signature move - the moonwalk. It was at this point that Jackson's stardom took off. The media began paying more attention to Jackson from that point on.
In 1983 Michael Jackson started a sponsorship deal with Pepsi-Cola. As part of the deal he agreed to star in a commercial. While filming a Pepsi Light commercial with his brothers in 1984, his hair caught on fire when a pyrotechnic effect went awry. Jackson suffered serious burns on his scalp, which required skin grafts.
In 1984, Michael Jackson won eight Grammy awards. Seven were for the hugely successful Thriller. Reuniting with his brothers, Jackson then helped to write the Victory album and performed and starred in the successful Victory Tour.
In 1987, Michael Jackson starred in the George Lucas/Francis Ford Coppola 3-D film Captain EO. The film clocked in at only 17 minutes, but cost and estimated $17 million. It was the most expensive film ever produced on a per-minute basis at the time. Despite the cost the film was a commercial success.
In 1987 Jackson released his third Epic label album Bad. With high expectations after the success of Thriller, Jackson had complex ideas for the album. He initially wanted to make the album 30 songs in length. Producer Quincy Jones cut the number to a reasonable 10. He also wanted the title track to be a duet with fellow pop star Prince. However the two had creative differences over lyrical content and Prince ultimately refused the project.
In 2009 Jackson planned a series of comeback concerts in London. He was in the midst of rehearsals for these shows when he tragically died of heart failure.
Jackson was pronounced dead at 2:26 p.m. PDT (9:26 p.m. EDT) on June 25, 2009 after arriving at a Los Angeles hospital in full cardiac arrest.
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I love You Michael
Michael Jackson Is the Best No Matter what happens to him he has millions of fans around the world that love him. i love you mj keep ur head up and keep on dancin'- love, susie oxoxoxoxoxoxoxo
#1 - Susan Anthony - 12/21/2006 - 09:01
Micheal Jackson i am a kid but also i want to say that your fantastic howd u learn that i hope u cud teach me that...ur fabalous...
#2 - Sadha - 01/23/2007 - 23:06
ur the king
mj u are so friggen amazing ur music is the best keep it up
#3 - Rye - 03/07/2007 - 00:54
u gon head sexy self whoo i liked u when i was 10 yrs old and i dont kno if they lied on u about da child molest but it dont matter )if its true make sure u want do da no mo. okey luv u beautiful no matter wat dey say about u u da king of musik
#4 - baby girl - 03/13/2007 - 21:37
Yeah, michael is the king of pop, I hope he will keep on singing/dancing. He's inspired me so many times, and his dancing is like... (out of words) My personal favorite song is... "They don't care about us." And, I will love him no matter what.
#5 - Envy - 04/03/2007 - 15:04
YOU ARE A BAN MAN NOW
#6 - KAYLA - 06/08/2007 - 09:52
Please come back
I love how you move and sing. please come back
#7 - J Henry - 12/15/2007 - 15:55
It dont matter if youre black or white.
I do not believe that you bleached yourself,even though they spread unbelievable remarks about that.No matter what, you are still my "Prince Of Pop'.
#8 - JHenry - 12/15/2007 - 16:03
ur the best
uur a great singer ,pleas come back.if u do,do a smooth criminal tour in nottingham .i love that song
#9 - km - 01/13/2008 - 08:53
WE STiLL L0VE yUH. EVEN TH0 yUH WENt FRM AH HANDSUM BLAkC MAN t00 AN UGLy A55 WHiTE LADiE!
#10 - SUM GURL - 02/07/2008 - 14:38
Michael u 4 always and always! No matter what!!!!!!!!
#11 - Julianna - 09/02/2008 - 21:49
You are king and you will always be......
#12 - anja - 10/07/2008 - 09:34
u WERE hot !!
i would really liked if i had been a teen in da 80's cuz i could been a BIG fan of u!!! i'm only 13 right now but i liked u wen u were black!!!
#13 - HOTZIE - 11/28/2008 - 19:59
wuz up michael
u were cool...when u were black i LOV ur song of ,Beat it !!! u don't look very good right now bcuz u did alot of surgeries even if u didn't need dem.LOV ya!!!
#14 - Dulcie - 11/28/2008 - 22:25
love you always!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Michael i don't care if your'e black or white you will always be the king of pop! don't matter about surgery or the saying 'wako jako' and in the words of bobby mcferrin, ''don't worry be happy!'' i'm only 9 nearly 10 and me and my friends love you if your name is mentioned on CBB i scream and turn the volume to the max,remember this and remember you are a super inpiring god! love you loads love lollabellsXxXxXxXxXxXxXxXxXxXXxXxX
#15 - lollabells 22 - 01/07/2009 - 15:08
i lov u & kno u
MJ ur da best in da whole world!!! i already searched a lot of u,& practically i kno everything about u! im 1 of ur BIGGEST fans & 4ever i will ALWAYS love ya & everytime i hear ur name i start sayin' where,wat, i lov dat guy!...my inspiration wat a hottie u were 4rom 1958-1983..anywayz i kno wat u did & not did so im a loyal & BIG fan!!! 4ever live da KING OF POP!!!
#16 - HOTZIE - 02/10/2009 - 23:22
Pink is so better than you
Pink is so better than you
#17 - Crystal - 04/07/2009 - 12:43
make new songs man ur the best omg ur the best kepp singing
#18 - Julien - 04/07/2009 - 12:45
you rock my sox
michael you are one of the greatest singers alive. keep rocking on. i love you
#19 - taylor - 04/07/2009 - 22:29
king of pop
michael jackson i am 10 old i am practicing to dance like you u pop
i love all your songs,you rock my world,the way you make my feel,
thriller,smooth criminal,and dirty diana.
#20 - Ricky Jackson calixto - 04/25/2009 - 12:08
King of pop
I love his songs espically smooth criminal!
#21 - wow - 05/27/2009 - 06:05
A great talent now gone!
Rest in Peace, this Giant of the Pop world!
#22 - kid of the '80's - 06/26/2009 - 07:36
YOU WILL ALWAYS BE THE KING OF POP
I will miss you! You were a great singer and dancer. YOU will never be forgotten and will always be remembered as the king of pop.......REST IN PEACE!! I LOVE YOU AND WILL MISS YOU!!
#23 - taylor - 06/26/2009 - 13:27
Thanks for the memories - you are part of the soundtrack of my life.
#24 - geniewhizz - 06/26/2009 - 15:33
You're the best! My favorite songs : I'll be there, Billie Jean, Thriller, Beat It, Bad, etc...
You have an amazing talent. Color does not exist to this extent. You look beautiful the way you were. who cares what people think..R.I.P
#25 - Gwen - 07/01/2009 - 00:16
michael my insperation
Michael i remember when i first saw you i was only three. I asked my mom who was tha on the tv she said that's MICHAEL JACKSON. I said you were a good dancer& singer. I told my mom tha i wanted to be just like you but in a girl version. I'm a awsome singer now /i'm 13 now. MI\chael i miss you so much i resly can't believe you got tooken away from me. LOVE YOU RIP
#26 - jazzy fizzle - 07/01/2009 - 14:19
micheal we all love u and u will not/shall not be forgotten ur work will forever live on may u rest in peace...and may God be with ur family...love u always and forever...
#27 - Felisha - 07/01/2009 - 19:26
Michael was the first artist I my ears heard and my feet moved to. Thriller was also the first music video ever saw at age 4. I wasnt sad when he left because I knew he was in a safer enviroment. Our lives were much similar. I hid my faceand wear baggy clothing because I have self eestemm issues I even love to dance and sing and only play with children...well not always but most of the time. I am a child at heart anyway. That's why he became the people I looked up to the most. Rest In Peace.
#28 - Megan Marcum - 07/27/2009 - 22:40
Miss You M.J.
May You Rest In Peace, Our one Of A Kind Of a HELL of The KING OF POP, who all of us will miss the most, God Bless His Family most of all, we all Adore KING OF POP, He'll be always REMEMBERED ForEver Always too No Matter What He did before his past life time, I still play all of my FAVORITE SONGS THERE THE BEST I COULD LISTEN TOO AS WELL ,
SO GOD BLESS HIS SOUL, M.J., is still DANCING & SINGING AWAY UP IN HEAVEN WITH THE ANGLES WHO LOVE HIS SONGS HAVING A GOOD TIME TOO hahahaha !!!!!!!
MAY GOD BLESS THE JACKSON FAMILY !!!!! !!!!!!!
#29 - Sherry Dulacy - 08/14/2009 - 20:53
How does it feel where you are?
Only in American can a Childmolester gain fame!!!!!
#30 - The Truth - 08/14/2009 - 22:17
YOU THE FUCKING BEST
mike you the best no matter what the situation,tou were your own person,you did your own thing and you rocked my world.you will always remain the THRILLER KING and i love you so much
#31 - ledor - 08/28/2009 - 09:36
you dead. hahahahahhah
#32 - Mj - 09/09/2009 - 09:26
michael jackson rocks
want u back michael please love ya
#33 - richard - 09/16/2009 - 23:03
love you mj
#34 - maata - 11/04/2009 - 20:26
love you mj forever
#35 - kara - 11/04/2009 - 20:29
I AM A HUGE MICHAEL JACKSON FAN
I miss him so darn much. R.I.P Michael.
#36 - Liz - 11/15/2009 - 21:05
mj d best. never had i once belived u would hurt anyone.NEVER. ur LUV, 2 much LUV 4 d people,animals & especially children is d reason they took FULL advantage of u. ur d best mj. u'll always b d best.no one can ever step in your shoes. those who accused u, need to look in THEIR MIRROR.
#37 - ROSSANNA - 11/30/2009 - 20:53
i luv you michael jackson
you r the best in word history.salute to u michael.we will never forget u.Rest in peace(rip).
#38 - rahat - 12/05/2009 - 02:23
he was the best i love him.... his music so awesome like fer sure!!!!
even though he turned himself white i really didnt care his music was the best rest in peace michael.........:)
#39 - erica - 12/14/2009 - 09:54
michael jockson music
please aloha i am sorry you losted your life is happy christmas to you mahalo
#40 - michael sears - 12/14/2009 - 18:08
I MISS MICHAEL EVERY DAY. A LIGHT WENT OUT IN THIS WORLD WHEN MICHAEL JACKSON LEFT US. I STILL CANNOT BELIEVE THAT HE IS GONE FOREVER. MY HEART GOES OUT TO HIS MOTHER KATHERINE AND FATHER JOSEPH, AND TO HIS BEAUTIFUL THREE CHILDREN. AND ALL HIS FAMILY MEMBERS. MY HEART IS HEAVY WITH PAIN I CAN ONLY IMAGINE WHAT THEY ARE DEALING WITH. I FELT CLOSE TO MICHAEL ALTHOUGH WE NEVER MET. HIS MUSIC COMMUNICATED AND CONNECTED WITH MILLIONS OF PEOPLE. AND BECAUSE HE WAS SO PHILANTHROPIC DURING HIS LIFETIME HE HAS INSPIRED ME AND OTHERS LIKE ME TO DO THE SAME. THERE WILL NEVER EVER BE ANOTHER PERSON LIKE HIM. I LOVE YOU, GOD BLESS AND REST IN PEACE.
#41 - ROSE M. - 01/05/2010 - 17:58
michael jackson fan
you will be love n remeber n cherish for always n forever no matta what u will be always known for ur talent n what u do u will be known as the one n olny the king of pop
#42 - elaine - 01/09/2010 - 17:41
your the best
you will always be in our hearts in death, agony, happiness, and when we are admiering your songs we love u
#43 - ashley mathew - 02/08/2010 - 08:09
Michael jackson's biggest fan
MJ is definely the awesomest singer of ALL time and always will be. To bad I wasn't around in the 80's I LOVE YOU MICHAEL KING OF MUSIC!!!
#44 - adina - 02/15/2010 - 19:51
KING OF POP ALWAYS
MICHEAL I LOVE YOU AND EVERYTHING YOU HAVE DONE FOR SO MANY PEOPLE. UR CHILDREN WERE VERY LUCKY TO HAVE YOU AS A FATHER. I SUPPORT YOU IN SO MANY WAYS POSSIBLE. YOU INSPIRED ME AND SO MANY OTHERS:)I LOOK UP TO YOU SO MUCH!! I FIND MYSELF DANCING TO UR SONGS A LOT LOL!!! YOUR FAMILY WAS VERY LUCKY TO HAVE YOU IN THEIR LIVES. MAY YOU REST IN PEACE. YOU WILL BE MISSED. SO MANY PEOPLE LOVE YOU AND SUPPORT YOU NO MATTER WHAT. YOU BROUGHT TALENT IN SO MANY WAYS. GOD BLESS AND I LOVE YOU!!!!!!!RIP
#45 - MusicRocker - 03/08/2010 - 17:41
I LOVE U SOOOOOO MUCH UR DEATH KILLED ME
I CANT DO THE MOON WALK
#46 - jackie - 03/17/2010 - 21:59
i love MJ
#47 - mo - 04/14/2010 - 10:14
mj i know everything about you no one noes more
#48 - kmoncrief - 04/28/2010 - 17:20
you will always be the #1 music artist you will always be my favorite artist.you died on my b-day i can dance like you mj ....
don't make fun of hhim he is innocent!!
he was just like all of you regular he made a change..
#49 - MJ - 05/05/2010 - 12:06
we'll never forget you, MJ
#50 - Ryan - 05/11/2010 - 00:22
my heart fill's with sadness now that you are gone...ihope you are happy now where ever you are...i will never forget you...your music will live on forever...you trully are the king of pop!!! ILOVEU MJ!!!!
#51 - jhennylyn legarda - 09/09/2010 - 09:57
hi.i'm from asia and know mj newly.and always i'm sad for loseing mj.now i feel better that because of found some pepole that loveing mj like me hear.
forgive me about my gramatical mistake.
#52 - faeze - 11/27/2010 - 07:06
The greatest entertainer ever.
I remember back in the eighties...he was THE ONE. He was so huge. Everyone talked about him all the time. His songs were playing ALWAYS on the radio, it was insane.He became the King, we were all totally in awe of his talent.
Everybody wanted to know more about Michael, so this is when the papparazzis went crazy, when the tabloids started to invent stupid stories about him. He wasn't an attention-seeker with the media, he was even rather shy...it was the media that wanted him too much!
Michael gave more than 500 millions in charities throughout his life. It's in the Guiness Book of World records. He was the most generous man on earth! How could the media be so rude to him, I still don't understand...
He gave all his profits from the Victory to charities, and visited sick children in hospitals during all his life. He had the biggest heart.
He made Neverland, his home and dream place to live, so he could get some of the childhood he never had. He wanted also to make the sick and the poor children in need happy. Thousands of children visited Neverland, so they could be happy...Michael loved children, and understood them. They also understood him more than adults. Michael was so powerful and rich, adults were always asking for money, and more, and more...Michael preferred the children, pure and nice, instead of the greedy, manipulative grown-ups.
Michael went trough hell with the papparazzis, the tabloids, but also because of 2 specific cases of EXTORSION. First accuser Jordan Chandler was driven to lie by his greedy father, who used to beat his children and who commited suicide in 2009.
Second extorsion by the Arvizo family led to a trial. The media went wild. It was a circus, and no proof AT ALL could be brought to court that Michael had ever hurt a child. The medias tried to invent stories, print the lies from people testifying at the court, but it has been proven they were ALL lying...some of them saying they saw things while...they weren't even there! Most of them have been fired for incompetence, stealing, etc. and were ready for revenge! Did you know a juicy story could get you $60 000 from the tabloids at the time? People were ready to say anything for money.
Michael, of course, was proven INNOCENT.
Michael had a terrible disease that made him have white spots on his skin : it is called VITILIGO. People tought he was trying to bleach his skin to be white. But it wasn't his fault...still, he had to endure the mockery, the stupid stories...
Rest in peace, my King. Thank you for your music, your message of peace, and everything you did for the world. We will remember you forever.
July 7, 2009, at Michael Jackson's memorial service, Rev. Al Sharpton said to Michael's children : "There was nothing strange about your father. It was strange what your daddy had to deal with".
#53 - isobel - 12/07/2010 - 12:15
i'll miss u
U r the best i hope u rest in peace u r the best singer ever luv u
#54 - dee - 01/31/2011 - 15:40
Michael Jackson you are my favorites artist in the entire world I am 14 in the half. My favorite song is thrilller because it is awesome and you are so kind person
#55 - Emily Lauren Bernacki - 04/17/2012 - 19:48
Oh Micheal !
Micheal I love you and I will say it again and again... You are the closest to me besides God ( Yawheh ), Jesus , the Holy Spirit, the angels and my sister Kay... And family ... I LOVE YOU ! COME BACK TO US !
#56 - Noreen Gallimore - 07/09/2012 - 00:17
mom luv u
my mom was growing up with you, and when she found out you were dead she started crying so we luv u and miss u.
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