Michael Jackson Tribute

Michael Jackson was not called “The King of Pop” for nothing.  He sold over 750 million albums over his forty plus years of performing.  One single album, “Thriller,” was certified platinum a record 28 times!

Jackson started in the music business at the age of 11, as a member of the Jackson 5, with his brothers.  With hits such “ABC,” “I Want You Back,” “I’ll Be There,” and “Dancing Machine,” we will never forget that adorable front-man who had the heavenly voice of an angel and the killer moves of a James Brown.  With the Jackson 5, he recorded an unprecedented four #1 singles.  Not a bad way to start a career!

Five of MJ’s solo albums are some of the top-selling albums of all time: "Off the Wall," "Thriller," "Bad," "Dangerous" and "HISstory."  Through these albums, he dominated music in the ‘80’s and early ‘90’s with songs such as “Don’t Stop Till You Get Enough,” “Rock With You,” “Beat It,” “Billie Jean,” “Scream,” and “Man in the Mirror.”

Michael was 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 and 13 number one singles in his solo career—more than any other male artist in the Hot 100 era.  He is also credited for being the co-author and performer of “We Are The World,” which at that point was the top selling single in history.

His total earnings have been estimated at $500 million dollars. His music videos on MTV, such as "Beat It," "Billie Jean" and "Thriller" were some of the most influential early music videos, and his sound influenced numerous hip hop and R&B artists.

Jackson’s artistry came through in his style as well.  His signature silver glove, black pants and white socks with black loafers, red leather zipper jacket and military styles of the later years were unmistakably Michael.  If you saw any one of them, you knew who was wearing them.

And the dancing!  The Moonwalk is unquestionably his most famous dance move.  But he also made the Pop and Lock all his own.  His kick, crotch grab, and toe-hop scream "Michael."  Millions of young children spent countless hours in front of their TV screens memorizing every step in the landmark 14-minute “Thriller” video and many still remember the entire routine.  It was Mike’s uncanny talent in singing and dancing, and his way of expressing himself and his love for his audiences that made him the icon that he was.

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  1. Victoria posted on 06/24/2013 07:32 PM
    My favorite MJ Memory was coming home from elementary school every day and putting on the Thriller album and dancing like a little maniac to the entire album 3 or 4 times over. My favorite Song has always been "Wanna Be Startin' Something" - It made me feel so alive and free and happy! I am so grateful to have known Michael's artistry in my life. Rest in Power, MJ!!
  2. JAM posted on 06/24/2013 07:38 PM
    I remember being 3 or 4 years old and I had just saw the "Remember the Time" video and I was mesmerized at the fact that Michael Jackson knew Eddie Murphy, Magic Johnson, etc. I thought he was the coolest guy.

    Then he turned into dust at the in of the video and as I sat mouth ajar, I asked my mom "can I do that?" Every time I see that video, to this day, I try to spin into dust just like Michael. RIP to the King of Pop!
  3. KLV posted on 06/24/2013 07:50 PM
    My favorite MJ memory was watching him do the moonwalk on the Motown 25 show. He was incredible to watch and he was just in his element.

    I also remember having his posters up all around my room growing up. You couldn't tell me nothing about my MJ!! I feel fulfilled having grown up to his music, I just wish I was able to see him perform in concert just one time. That will always be a regret of mine.

    However every time I hear the beginning to Billie Jean my hands go up and I am right back and he is still alive!!!
  4. MissD posted on 06/25/2013 06:15 AM
    I remember when the Jackson 5 first came out. I attended a slumber party of a friend and we were about 10 girls all crazy about the Jackson 5 especially Michael, who was closes to our age. We all wanted to be Mrs. Jackson, the best part of the party was we did not know that we were being treated to their concert the next day at MSG. It was insane! Thanks Mike,I will always love you.
  5. Loretta Jackson posted on 06/25/2013 08:07 AM
    I remember him and his brothers on Ed Sullivan Show and been following him ever since.
  6. Monique Morman posted on 06/25/2013 11:44 AM
    My favorite Michael Jackson memory was his Billy Jean performance when he did his famous moonwalk. I taped the show, rehearsed it over and over again, and performed the same dance routine for my junior high school talent show. I know he is still dancing up in heaven!
  7. Tahkyia posted on 06/25/2013 12:50 PM
    I have so many fond memories of Michael...so its hard to pick just one. I loved the moments he stood up for himself against the media slander. I always loved to see that fire from him. He is so missed. I love him dearly.
  8. annette posted on 06/25/2013 01:41 PM
    I WAS 12 YRS OLD! MY AUNT HAD MADE ME A "BOSS,FLY" (THAT'S WHAT THE WORDS WERE BACK THEN)..OUTFIT! A SKIRT AND TOP TO MATCH! THE "JACKSON 5" CONCERT WAS GOING TO BE MY FIRST EVER AT "MADISON SQUARE GARDEN"! THAT WAS ALSO TO BE THE FIRST TIME AT THE GARDEN IN NYC! THERE HE WAS....MICHAEL AND HIS BROTHERS...IN PERSON! MICHAEL AND ME WERE THE SAME AGE! HE WAS BORN IN AUGUST AND I IN NOVEMBER! I HAVE ALWAYS FELT LIKE WE COULD HAVE BEEN FRIENDS AND THEN LOVERS...(OH WELL SO MUCH FOR THAT). WHAT A CONCERT...I WAS NUMB! I COULDN'T BELIEVE ALL THAT VOICE CAN OUT OF THAT LITTLE BODY! THE CONCERT WAS ALL THAT AND A BAG OF CHIPS! (WE SAID THAT TOO)! I WENT HOME A HAPPY CAMPER! <3 :)
  9. Jasmin posted on 06/25/2013 05:50 PM
    My favorite moment of michael was just seeing him smile and laughing. LOVE his smile, miss him dearly.
  10. SABRINA posted on 06/25/2013 06:21 PM
    I first met MICHAEL and he's brother at age 13, and been a devoted fan till he went home too rest TCGB MICHAEL.
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