迈克尔·杰克逊（1958.8.29-2009.6.25）被誉为流行音乐之王（King of Pop），是继猫王之后西方流行乐坛最具影响力的音乐家,其成就已超越猫王，是出色的音乐全才，在作词，作曲，场景制作，编曲，演唱，舞蹈，乐器演奏方面 都有着卓越的成就。迈克尔与猫王、披头士两组歌手并列为流行乐史上最伟大的不朽象征，他开创了现代MV，他把流行音乐推向了巅峰，有权威乐评说：如果没有 迈克尔·杰克逊，世界至少将迟50年才有现代MV，流行乐坛将退后至少20年，他融合了黑人节奏蓝调与白人摇滚的独特的MJ乐风，时而高亢激愤、时而柔美 灵动的声音，空前绝后的高水准音乐录影，规模宏大的演唱会无不在世界各地引起极大轰动. 他拥有世界销量第一的专辑《THRILLER》，销量达1.04亿（2006年吉尼斯世界纪录认证数据）。据2006年底统计，其正版专辑全球销量已超过 7.5亿，被载入“吉尼斯世界记录大全”。他是音乐史上第一位在美国以外卖出上亿张唱片的艺术家。他魔幻般的舞步更是让无数的明星效仿。2006年，吉尼 斯世界纪录颁发了一个最新认证：世界历史上最成功的艺术家！ 他一个人支持了世界上39个慈善救助基金会，保持着2006年的吉尼斯世界个人慈善纪录，是全世界以个人名义捐助慈善事业最多的人。有人说迈克尔杰克逊是 一个神奇的怪物，浑身上下充满了一股神秘的力量，在音乐响起时他的节奏能带动全世界的脉搏。至今全世界仍有数以亿计歌迷。他患有白癜风，皮肤呈白色，但他 一直以他是一个黑人而自豪。(baidu)Michael Joseph Jackson (August 29, 1958 – June 25, 2009) was an American recording artist, entertainer and businessman. The seventh child of the Jackson family, he made his debut as an entertainer in 1968 as a member of The Jackson 5. He then began a solo career in 1971 while still a member of the group, and that successful career led to him being dubbed the "King of Pop" in subsequent years. Jackson's 1982 album Thriller remains the world's best-selling album of all time, and four of his other solo studio albums are among the world's best-selling records: Off the Wall (1979), Bad (1987), Dangerous (1991) and HIStory (1995).
In the early 1980s, he became a dominant figure in American popular music and culture. He was the first African American entertainer to amass a strong crossover following on MTV, with videos such as "Beat It", "Billie Jean" and Thriller—widely credited with transforming the music video from a promotional tool into an art form—bringing fame to the relatively new channel. Videos such as "Black or White" and "Scream" made Jackson an enduring staple on MTV well into the 1990s. Beyond his success on television, Jackson popularized a number of physically complicated dance techniques, such as the robot and the moonwalk, with his elaborate stage performances. His distinctive musical sound and vocal style influenced many hip hop, pop music and contemporary R&B artists across several generations.
Jackson donated and raised millions of dollars for beneficial causes through his Heal the World Foundation, charity singles, and support of 39 charities. Other aspects of his personal life, including his changing appearances and behavior, generated significant controversy that damaged 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 had experienced health concerns since the early 1990s along with conflicting reports regarding the state of his finances since the late 1990s. Jackson married twice and fathered three children, actions which caused further controversy. In 2005, Jackson was tried and acquitted of different sexual abuse allegations and several other charges. The singer died on June 25, 2009, aged 50, after suffering cardiac arrest.
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. Jackson's highly publicized personal life, coupled with his successful career, has made him a part of popular culture for almost four decades.
- Life and career
- 1.1 1958–75: Early life and The Jackson 5
- 1.2 1975–81: Move to Epic and Off the Wall
- 1.3 1982–85: Thriller, Motown 25, We Are the World and business career
- 1.4 1986–90: Appearance, tabloids, Bad, autobiography and films
- 1.5 1991–93: Dangerous and Super Bowl XXVII
- 1.6 1993–94: Sexual abuse accusations and first marriage
- 1.7 1995–99: HIStory, second marriage and fatherhood
- 1.8 2000–02: Label dispute, Invincible and third child
- 1.9 2003–07: Documentary, trial and business ventures
- 1.10 2008–09: Milestones, real estate and a planned return to live performance
- 1.11 2009: Death