The world’s biggest star and best selling artist of all times died yesterday at the age of 50. It is believed he suffered a cardiac arrest in his home however his cause of death will not be announced officially until results of his autopsy are known. Jackson died at UCLA medical centre after the doctors tried to resuscitate him for nearly three quarters of an hour, the circumstances are still not clear but I was said that he wasn’t breathing when the LA fire department paramedics received the call. Michael Jackson was the most exciting performer of all times, his dance moves and songs are known worldwide and his 1982 debut record “Thriller” was the best selling album of all time! The single sequined glove, the military jacket, the aviator glasses and the fact that he went through numerous surgeries in order to change his colour from black to white differentiates him significantly from all the celebrities out there. Although he had a weird an eccentric way of living and dealing with things that’s not the reason why he will be remembered, we will remember him for his awesome dance moves that are still used by the likes of ” Justin Timberlake”, we will remember him for “THRILLER”, we will remember him for the “MOONWALK”, we will remember him for “BAD” we will remember him for “NEVERLAND”, we will remember him for being the KING OF POP and most importantly we will remember him for what he was.
NEW YORK, NY – June 25, 2009 – Michael Jackson, one of the most widely beloved entertainers and profoundly influential artists of all-time, leaves an indelible imprint on popular music and culture.
Commenting on his passing, Sir Howard Stringer, Chairman, CEO and President, Sony Corporation, said: “Michael Jackson was a brilliant troubadour for his generation, a genius whose music reflected the passion and creativity of an era. His artistry and magnetism changed the music landscape forever. We have been profoundly affected by his originality, creativity and amazing body of work. The entire Sony family extends our deepest condolences to his family and to the millions of fans around the world who loved him.”
Rolf Schmidt-Holtz, CEO, Sony Music Entertainment, said: “Michael Jackson’s unsurpassed artistry and beloved music brought joy to every corner of the world. We join today with his millions of fans in expressing our profound sadness and we offer our deepest condolences to his family and loved ones. It was a true privilege for all of us in the Sony Music family to work with one of the most talented superstars in the history of music. We will miss him greatly.”
Martin Bandier, Chairman & CEO of Sony/ATV Music Publishing, said: “Michael was the kind of amazing talent that comes along once in a lifetime. He was an incredible recording artist, an insightful businessman, an unmatched performer, and a true icon. To all of us at Sony/ATV Music Publishing, he was also a trusted and passionate partner, who was very proud of our accomplishments. He will be dearly missed. We wish his children and entire family our deepest condolences.”
Five of Jackson’s solo albums – “Off the Wall,” “Thriller,” “Bad,” “Dangerous” and “HIStory,” all with Epic Records, a Sony Music label – are among the top-sellers of all time. During his extraordinary career, he sold an estimated 750 million records worldwide, released 13 No.1 singles and became one of a handful of artists to be inducted twice into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. The Guinness Book of World Records recognized Jackson as the Most Successful Entertainer of All Time and “Thriller” as the Biggest Selling Album of All Time. Jackson won 13 Grammy Awards and received the American Music Award’s Artist of the Century Award.
Michael Jackson started in the music business at the age of 11 with his brothers as a member of the Jackson 5. In the early 1980s, he defined the art form of music video with such ground-breaking videos as “Billie Jean,” “Beat It” and the epic “Thriller.” Jackson’s sound, style and dance moves inspired subsequent generations of pop, soul, R&B and hip-hop artists.