“The King of Pop”- Michael Jackson, lives on as millions around the world celebrate his legacy

Five years after his death, the king of pop still plays a huge influential role in the music world today. Michael Jackson has inspired millions around the world with his unbelievable talent and appealing charisma.

Jackson has influenced and inspired many successful entertainers today, such as Beyonce, Rihanna, and Kanye West.

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Before his passing, Kanye West and Rihanna began approaching Jackson with inquiry to use parts of his works in works of their own. Jackson’s representatives’ brought these requests to his attention and asked how much Jackson would like to charge, and he simply responded, “None.” The only thing that Jackson wanted was for his musical legacy to live on forever.


In honor of the King of Pop, Beyoncé has shared a note on her website.

“Michael Jackson changed me, and helped me to become the artist I am,” she wrote.

When I was just starting out, my first producer used to make me listen to Michael Jackson’s live performance of “Who’s Loving You.” He would have me watch that for hours back to back to back.

What he wanted me to learn was his soul. You could hear his soul. And he was this little kid who hadn’t experienced love but he was a vessel. For whatever reason he could evoke more emotion than an adult. It was so raw and so pure. It was these little things that he did that were just swag. It’s something that’s God given.

Michael taught me that sometimes you have to forget technique, forget what you have on. If you feel silly, you have to go from the gut just let it go.

Michael Jackson changed me, and helped me to become the artist I am thank you Michael.

Love always,



Jackson, with music producer Quincy Jones on Los Angeles after winning eight Grammy Awards for his work on “Thriller.”

After his passing, the documentary This Is It was released with outstanding recognition. The documentary highlighted many undiscovered rehearsal videos for the tour that Jackson had begun working on. In May, a post-obituary debuted album was released called Xscape which broke out at No.1 on the Billboards, and is soon to be another platinum record for Jackson.

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Michael Jackson’s fifth anniversary of death is an opportunity for those he left behind to honor and celebrate his life and achievements. He has influenced and inspired so many, and brought an immense amount of bliss to this world. The legacy of Michael Jackson will live on eternally in the soul of millions. Michael Jackson has accomplished his enduring dream of making his music live on forever.


Fans adorned his star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame after Jackson’s death on June 25, 2009


Michael Jackson’s Memorial.


At age At age 13, Jackson was the lead singer of the Jackson 5 and interested in every aspect of entertainment.

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