Legendary pop star Michael Jackson has died from a cardiac arrest in Los Angeles. Michael is survived by three children _ Michael Joseph Jackson, Jr, Paris Michael Katherine Jackson and Prince “Blanket” Michael Jackson II. The seventh of nine children, Jackson was born in Indiana before moving to LA with his family where he became the star of the Jackson 5.
His status as a musical superstar was cemented in 1982 after the release of “Thriller,” an album that generated seven top-10 hits with sales exceeding 41 million, the top-selling album of all time.
While performing his hit song “Billie Jean” on a television special, Jackson showed off what later became one of his signature dance moves – the moonwalk. The “Thriller” video, directed by John Landis, became an instant cult favorite, and is continually emulated.
Over the course of his career, however, Jackson’s personal life came under more and more scrutiny, most notably an obvious change in his skin color and strange appearances. Nonetheless, his death at only the age of 50 is a shock to anyone who ever enjoyed pop music.
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Michael Jackson 25th Anniversary of Thriller – The Biggest Album Ever just got bigger. The 25th Anniversary Edition of Thriller celebrates this ground-breaking album with 7 bonus tracks, six of which are previously unreleased. The new tracks include exclusive remixes from Kanye West, Fergie, will.i.am and Akon along with a previously unreleased track from the Thriller sessions, “For All Time,” newly mixed and mastered by Michael Jackson.
The Essential Michael Jackson – The 2CD The Essential Michael Jackson takes you on a journey from budding star, to iconic legend and allows you to immerse yourself in the musical and emotional development of each track defining the story of a global superstar.
Bad [EXTRA TRACKS] – “We wanted a tough album,” producer Quincy Jones recalls in a bonus interview on this special edition of Bad. Though the 1987 blockbuster would appear to be Michael Jackson’s most personal statement to date–9 of its 11 cuts were written solely by him–its appeal also rested more on craft than the idiosyncratic art of Thriller and Off the Wall.
Michael Jackson – A Remarkable Life (DVD) – ‘Michael Jackson: A Remarkable Life‘ goes behind his music to discover what it took for a boy with a passion for music to dominate pop charts the world over for more than 30 years.
Michael Jackson Official Calendar 2009: Thriller 25th Anniversary Special Edition – Michael Jackson 2009 Wall Calendar is the final official product celebrating Thriller‘s 25th birthday. This strictly limited and special edition calendar, will remind you of the greatness of Michael Jackson and Thriller throughout the entire year 2009.
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