There was really something about Michael Jackson. He was so likable. You rooted for him, were happy for him. Jackson was the most sensational performer — the full package — of his era. From his voice to his image to his dancing, it was so easy to get swept up in his High Pop Art. Off the Wall , his first adult solo album, showed off an extraordinary young man with astonishing moves, and Thriller , well, Thriller was about something more than marketing; it was the work of a pop auteur of unparalleled gifts, as both a composer and importantly a celebrity as well.
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Michael Jackson, the King of Pop, has more No. With 13 No. Where to start with "We Are the World," the biggest charity single of all time, which recruited 46 singers to contribute a few words each to raise funds to combat poverty in Africa. After becoming the youngest artist to collaborate on a No. In a more just world, Jackson's final No. With "Bad," Jackson became the first and only male artist to chart five No. From "Weird Al" Yankovic's immortal "Eat It" to Fall Out Boy's considerably less-immortal cover, there's a cartoonish aspect to "Beat It" that makes it prime for parody — or fools lesser artists into thinking they can appropriately do the track justice. Yet "Beat It" is a top-tier Jackson single because of how absurd, purposefully or otherwise, anyone else singing it sounds.
American singer and songwriter Michael Jackson recorded songs for ten studio albums , two posthumous studio albums , seventy two compilation albums , three soundtrack albums , one live album and seven remix albums. He has provided background vocals for songs recorded by other artists, as well as featured on duets. Jackson debuted on the professional music scene at age five as a member of The Jackson 5. As Jackson began to emerge as a solo performer in the early s, he maintained ties to the Jackson 5 and Motown.
Michael's album Invincible may have been overlooked over the years, but there were some genuinely great moments. The final single taken from his final album was co-written by British musician Marsha Ambrosius, one half of London soul act Floetry. She revealed how she had to take a while to calm down when first meeting Jackson. But as I got into it, I realized it was work, it was a job. I had to vocally conduct a legend. Later the same day, Jackson called writer co-writer Buz Kohan explaining he had wept while watching the performance. White died in April , shortly before he would have completed high school.