Thursday, June 25, 2009
RIP Michael Jackson
Who can Believe the "King of Pop" our Icon has Passed away..This news came so unexpected as I entered the Pool of my apt complex. I didnt pay any attention to it, until my brother sent me a confirmation text. I am so heartbroken, I remember 5 yrs old, Staring at my television screen and lusting over Michael Jackson...He was so Gorgeous to Me..:-}
Mr. Jackson has evolved over the years, changing his appearance to suit his needs. And because of that Michael Jackson has been the subject of many jokes. But despite the mockery, No one could measure up to the quality of music Michael Jackson has delivered. He will Forever be missed, and always remembered as Our King of Pop and Icon of Music..
A Moment of Silence for Michael Jackson... The Staff of Pretty Business Promotions & Casting would like to send our Condolences to the Family and Friends of the Jackson Family
Michael Joseph Jackson (August 29, 1958 – June 25, 2009 was an American recording artist, entertainer, and businessman. The seventh child of the Jackson family, he debuted on the professional music scene at the age of 11 as a member of The Jackson 5 and began a solo career in 1971 while still a member of the group. Referred to as the "King of Pop" in subsequent years, five of his solo studio albums are among the world's best-selling records: Off the Wall (1979), Thriller (1982), Bad (1987), Dangerous (1991) and History (1995).
In the early 1980s, he became a dominant figure in popular music and the first African-American entertainer to amass a strong crossover following on MTV. The popularity of his music videos airing on MTV, such as "Beat It", "Billie Jean" and Thriller—credited for transforming the music video into an art form and a promotional tool—helped bring the relatively new channel to fame. Videos such as "Black or White" and "Scream" made Jackson an enduring staple on MTV in the 1990s. With stage performances and music videos, Jackson popularized a number of physically complicated dance techniques, such as the robot and the moonwalk. His distinctive musical sound and vocal style influenced hip hop, pop and contemporary R&B artists.
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, 13 number one singles in his solo career—more than any other male artist in the Hot 100 era—and the sales of over 750 million albums worldwide. Cited as one of the world's most famous men, Jackson's highly publicized personal life, coupled with his successful career, made him a part of popular culture for almost four decades.
On June 25, 2009, he collapsed at his home in Los Angeles. After being taken to the hospital in a coma, Jackson was pronounced dead.