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The King of Pop: Michael Jackson
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Michael Jackson is recognized as the most successful entertainer of all time by Guinness World Records. His contributions to music, dance and fashion made him a global figure in pop culture for over four decades. The eighth child of the Jackson Family, Michael debuted on the professional music scene along with his brothers as the Jackson Five in the mid-1960s, and began his solo career in 1971. In the early 1980s, Jackson became a dominate figure in pop music, and with the advent of music videos like "Beat It", Billie Jean" and "Thriller", Michael Jackson is credited with transforming music videos into an art form. His 1982 album "Thriller" is the best selling album of all-time, with an estimated 110 million copies sold world wide! Michael Jackson is also one of the few artists to have been inducted into the Rock n Roll Hall of Fame twice. Some of Jackson's other achievements include: 13 Grammy Awards (as well as the Grammy Legend Award and the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award): 26 American Music Awards, (more than any other artist, including the "Artist of the Century"); 13 number-one singles in the United States in his solo career (more than any other male artist in the Hot 100 era); and the estimated sale of over 800 million records worldwide. Jackson also won hundreds of awards, which have made him the most awarded artist in the history of music. Michael Jackson was also a notable humanitarian and philanthropist, donating and raising hundreds of millions of dollars for beneficial causes and supporting more than 39 charities worldwide.
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