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“The King of Pop passed away very unexpectedly. This event broke the internet.”
#35 of 35 from Notable Happenings of the 2000s by
“Michael Jackson passed away on June 25, 2009, after going into cardiac arrest. This was a sad, sad day for music, and with his upcoming tour, his death was totally uncalled for. In
#5 of 10 from Notable Folks Who We Loved & Lost in 2009 by
“The Biggest Headline of 2009 Award Nominees: •    Economic Crisis •    War in Afghanistan •    Iran’s
#1 of 10 from The Best of 2009 Awards by
“I'm not a fan but for many it's a major loss!”
posted in Inspirations
#15 of 15 from 2009: Promises & Failures by
“The King of Pop passes away just a week shy of his international tour.”
#18 of 35 from A Stroll Down Memory Lane 2009 by
“Another artist that brings back childhood memories when I hear his music. My favorite song is probably "Billie Jean" although you can't go wrong with "Will You Be There" the Free
posted in Music Matters
#8 of 16 from My Favorite Musical Artists by
“Do you really need to ask why? MJ will always be the King of Pop and with that responsibility comes the fun mix of old skool MJ to Prince to Otis Redding to Jackson 5 to, of
posted in Music Matters
#3 of 20 from My Pandora List (in no particular order) by
#5 of 5 from Top 5 Songwriters of All Time by
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Died on June 25, 2009

Michael Jackson was unquestionably the biggest pop star of the '80s, and certainly one of the most popular recording artists of all time. In his prime, Jackson was an unstoppable juggernaut, possessed of all the tools to dominate the charts seemingly at will: an instantly identifiable voice, eye-popping dance moves, stunning musical versatility, and loads of sheer star power. His 1982 blockbuster Thriller became the biggest-selling album of all time (probably his best-known accomplishment), and he was the first black artist to find stardom on MTV, breaking down innumerable boundaries both for his race and for music video as an art form. Yet as Jackson's career began, very gradually, to descend from the dizzying heights of his peak years, most of the media's attention focused on his increasingly bizarre eccentricities; he was often depicted as an arrested man-child, completely sheltered from adult reality by a life spent in show business. The snickering turned to scandal in 1993, when Jackson was accused of molesting a 13-year-old boy; although he categorically denied the charges, his out-of-court settlement failed to restore his tarnished image. He never quite escaped the stigma of those allegations, and while he continued to sell records at superstar-like levels, he didn't release them with enough frequency (or, many critics thought, inspiration) to once again become better known for his music than his private life. Whether as a pop ...

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Filmography: Men in Black II, The Wiz
Nationality: American
Bands or Musical Groups: Jackson 5
Instruments: Vocals, piano, drums, beatbox, guitar
Genre: Pop
Debut: 1964
Country: United States
Birth Date: August 29, 1958
Birth Place: Gary, Indiana, USA
Gender: Male
Height: 5' 11"
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