The King of Pop turns 59 years old today. One of the hardest working entertainers ever, Michael Jackson often shadowed the great musicians and artists around him such as James Brown, Smokey Robinson, Stevie Wonder and several others. As a constant practictioner of his craft, Michael never stopped until every single angle was perfected. This habit would allow him to break music barriers like no other artist had done before him and later on in his life, Michael Jackson would go on to become one of the greatest musicians who ever lived. Never mind his 1982 (the year I was born:-)) Thriller album being the highest-selling album of all time or the millions and millions and millions of albums sold. Michael Jackson proved that no level of greatness could be achieved without constant work and dedication! Check out some cool videos from across the web commemorating Michael Jackson’s 59th born day below. Happy Birthday MJ! We Miss You!!! #ForeverMJ!!!
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Today would have been Michael Jackson's 59th birthday. In over four decades, the King of Pop released hits such as "I Want You Back," "Thriller," "Billie Jean" and "Man in the Mirror." From his insane vocal range to explosive performances, he'll forever been remembered as one of the greatest entertainers in the world. Learn more about him at RollingStone.com. Photograph by Richard Corkery
Michael Jackson’s 1982 studio album ‘Thriller’ produced entirely by Quincy Jones would go on to become the highest-selling studio album of all time.