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Friday, June 25, 2010 remembers Michael Jackson

Michael Jackson: 1958-2009

Today, a year ago, the legend, Michael Jackson was found unconscious in bed at his rented mansion at 100 North Carolwood Drive in the Holmby Hills district of Los Angeles. Attempts at resuscitating him by Conrad Murray, his personal physician, were unsuccessful. He was pronounced dead at 2:26 local time (21:26 UTC)

His tragic death effected the whole world - And is still being mourned until this very day.

We shall remember Michael forever; for his music; Michael, who has brought us unforgettable timeless classics like Thriller, Billie Jean, Beat It, Man in the Mirror, The Way You Make Me Feel, and much, much more. One hit album after another, Michael helped shape the face of pop culture and music we are all living today. He has inspired many and is still inspiring and will always keep inspiring. He always gave without wanting to receive, he always wanted to help humanity.

The true and will always be; The King-of-Pop. 

Michael Jackson have 14 #1 Singles and 6 #1 Albums, according to Billboard. His best selling album, "Thriller", has sold about 110,000,000 copies worldwide, and is certificated 29X Platinum in the US for 29,000,000 copies sold, making it the best-selling album of all time.

- Michael Jackson has won 13 Grammy Awards (as well as the Grammy Legend Award and the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award)

-one of the few artists to have been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame twice

- 26 American Music Awards (more than any other artist, including the "Artist of the Century");

- 13 number-one singles in the United States in his solo career (more than any other male artist in the Hot 100 era);

- estimated sale of over 800 million records worldwide. 

Jackson won hundreds of awards, which have made him the most-awarded recording artist in the history of music. He was also a notable humanitarian and philanthropist, donating and raising hundreds of millions of dollars for beneficial causes and supporting over 39 charities.



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Jackson throughout his career transformed the art of the music video and paved the way for modern pop music. Daily Telegraph writer Tom Utley described Jackson in 2003 as "extremely important" and a "genius." For much of his career, he had an "unparalleled" level of worldwide influence over the younger generation through his musical and humanitarian contributions. Jackson's music and videos, such as Thriller, fostered racial diversity in MTV's roster, helped to put the relatively new channel into public awareness, and steered the channel's focus from rock to pop music and R&B, shaping the channel into a form that proved enduring. Jackson's work continues to influence numerous hip hop, rock, pop and R&B artists, including Beyoncé, Mariah Carey, Usher, Green Day, Britney Spears, Madonna, Justin Timberlake, Ludacris.

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