Popular Music Artist Project

Michael Jackson


Michael Jackson is an iconic Popular Music Star! He was born on August 29, 1958 and died on June 25, 2009. He was an American singer, songwriter, record producer, dancer, and actor. Called the "King of Pop" his contributions to music and dance, along with his publicized personal life, made him a global figure in popular culture for over four decades.

MJ's Impact on Popular Music

This is where you will describe how influential he was to the popular music scene!

MJ's Influences

Michael grew up listening to and watching Motown, the Rat Pack and musicals. He has R&B and soul in his blood. He was influenced by performers from all forms of entertainment making tributes in his songs and dance to the following – James Brown, Fred Astaire, Sammy Davis Jr, Gene Kelly, Diana Ross, Marcel Marceau, Charlie Chaplin, Jackie Wilson, Frank Sinatra, Bob Fosse, The Bee Gees, Diana Ross, Chuck Berry, The Temptations, Etta James, Ray Charles and Mavis Staples. (Teachable Moment: I have plagiarized!!! DO NOT COPY!!!)

MJ's Discography

Third Album (1970)
The Jackson 5 Christmas Album (1970)
Maybe Tomorrow (1971)
Goin' Back to Indiana (1971)
Got to Be There (Jan 1972)
Lookin' Through the Windows (1972)
Ben (Aug 1972)
Skywriter (March 1973)
Music and Me (Apr 1973)
Get It Together (Sept 1973)
In Japan! (Oct 1973)
Dancing Machine (Sept 1974)
Forever, Michael (Jan 1975)
Moving Violation (May 1975)
The Jacksons (Nov 1976)
Off the Wall (1979)
Thriller (1982)
Bad (1987)
Dangerous (1991)
HIStory (1995)
Invincible (2001)

Michael Jackson - Heal The World
Michael Jackson - Thriller