Michael Jackson

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.

Five of Jackson's solo albums - "Off the Wall," "Thriller," "Bad," "Dangerous" and "HIStory," all with Epic Records - are among the top-sellers of all time and “Thriller” holds the distinction as the largest selling album worldwide in the history of the recording industry with more than 70 million units sold. Additionally, singles released from the Thriller album sold more than 100 million copies worldwide, another all time record.

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.

Latest 'Michael Jackson' News

Michael Jackson Wanted to Play This Star Wars Character

Michael Jackson Wanted to Play This Star Wars Character

The King of Pop had his eye on playing one of Star Wars most hated characters, but George Lucas said no.
Michael Jackson Biopic Moves Forward

Michael Jackson Biopic Moves Forward

The late pop singer's estate has approached Ivan Reitman and Tom Pollock's Montecito Picture Company to produce and finance the biopic.
Michael Jackson Autopsy Special Canceled

Michael Jackson Autopsy Special Canceled

Discovery Communications pulled the plug after 9,000 fans signed an online petition against the program.
Kenny Ortega Gives Thriller Update

Kenny Ortega Gives Thriller Update

The director hints that a movie based on Michael Jackson's hit song and video is a couple years away.
Michael Jackson's Thriller Sparks Bidding War

Michael Jackson's Thriller Sparks Bidding War

GK Films, Fox 2000, Lionsgate and Summit Entertainment are all vying to make a feature film based on Michael Jackson's classic song and music video.
Michael Jackson Film Gone Too Soon Coming to the Bigscreen

Michael Jackson Film Gone Too Soon Coming to the Bigscreen

Ian Halperin's documentary is culled from 300 hours of footage shot inside Michael Jackson's camp.
New Billie Jean Featurette from Michael Jackson's This Is It!

New Billie Jean Featurette from Michael Jackson's This Is It!

The final film from the King of Pop hits DVD and Blu-ray on January 26th.
EXCLUSIVE VIDEO: Creators Discuss Michael Jackson's This Is It!

EXCLUSIVE VIDEO: Creators Discuss Michael Jackson's This Is It!

The Director and Music Supervisor take us behind-the-scenes of this one of a kind musical event.
Watch the Trailer for Michael Jackson's This Is It

Watch the Trailer for Michael Jackson's This Is It

Get a peek at some of the last footage of this iconic pop star.
Sony Puts Together Michael Jackson Film

Sony Puts Together Michael Jackson Film

Project to be directed by Kenny Ortega.
Legendary King of Pop Michael Jackson Dies at 50

Legendary King of Pop Michael Jackson Dies at 50

The pop icon reportedly went into cardiac arrest earlier today.
Michael Jackson 1958-2009: A Video Retrospective

Michael Jackson 1958-2009: A Video Retrospective

Taking a look at The King of Pop's cinematically stylish video career.