King of Pop Music
Michael Jackson, the man who needs no introduction. It's so astonishing to me how Michael Jackson could reach multiple generations, people of all ages, at one time. Even more astonishing is the fact that he still continues to influence people of all ages and all walks of life even eight years after his death. One of the earliest memories I have of MJ is seeing the video for "Thriller" on MTV a good bit when they had flash back videos on Saturday's. That video gave me nightmares, but more importantly it's a representation of the fact that everyone my age, and even more so for those older than me, grew up knowing who Michael Jackson was. He was and still is an automatic household name. His music is a message of hope, love, and inspiration. Speaking of inspiration, MJ is a huge reason why we have a lot of the amazing artists we have today. Artists such as Usher, Bruno Mars, and many more have expressed how great Michael Jackson's influence was on them, making them the artists they are today. From those indescribable dance moves, that breathtaking voice, and his big heart, we will never be able to forget MJ. Who would want to anyways?
Michael Jackson: August 29, 1958 - June 25, 2009