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New Queen album features vocals by Freddie Mercury, Michael Jackson

New Queen album features vocals by Freddie Mercury, Michael Jackson

BURBANK, Calif., Sept. 19 (UPI) --"Queen Forever," a new album that includes three previously unreleased Queen tracks featuring the late singer Freddie Mercury, is set for release Nov. 11.
Karen Butler
Paris Jackson sparks pregnancy, engagement rumors

Paris Jackson sparks pregnancy, engagement rumors

SALT LAKE CITY, Sept. 9 (UPI) --Paris Jackson sparked rumors that she's pregnant and about to become engaged after being spotted shopping for rings with a rumored new beau.
Veronica Linares
Adam Levine does mean Michael Jackson impression on 'Tonight Show'

Adam Levine does mean Michael Jackson impression on 'Tonight Show'

NEW YORK, Sept. 4 (UPI) --Maroon 5 frontman Adam Levine showcased his impersonation talents during an appearance on Jimmy Fallon's "Tonight Show" on Tuesday.
Veronica Linares
Albino crocodile named for Michael Jackson shot dead after eating fisherman

Albino crocodile named for Michael Jackson shot dead after eating fisherman

DARWIN, Australia, Aug. 19 (UPI) --An extremely rare albino-headed crocodile named for deceased pop legend Michael Jackson was killed in Australia after he ate a fisherman in front of his wife.
Matt Bradwell
New Michael Jackson video for 'A Place With No Name' features unseen footage

New Michael Jackson video for 'A Place With No Name' features unseen footage

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 14 (UPI) --A new video for a track included in Michael Jackson's second posthumous album "Xscape" was unveiled on Twitter Wednesday.
Veronica Linares
Beyonce to receive Vanguard Award at 2014 MTV VMAs

Beyonce to receive Vanguard Award at 2014 MTV VMAs

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 7 (UPI) --MTV announced Wednesday that Beyonce will be the recipient of the 2014 Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award.
Veronica Linares
Kansas baby dies after foster dad leaves her in hot car

Kansas baby dies after foster dad leaves her in hot car

WICHITA, Kan., July 25 (UPI) --A foster father in Kansas has been arrested after a 10-month-old girl in his care died after being left in a car for over two hours on a 90-degree day.
Matt Bradwell
Rose McGowan slams Michael Jackson comparisons

Rose McGowan slams Michael Jackson comparisons

LOS ANGELES, July 17 (UPI) --Rose McGowan told Instagram users to "[expletive] off" after several people said she looks like Michael Jackson.
Annie Martin
Michael Jackson physician Allan Metzger sells Calif. home

Michael Jackson physician Allan Metzger sells Calif. home

SHERMAN OAKS, Calif., July 12 (UPI) --Former physician to Michael Jackson, Allan Metzger, sells his Sherman Oaks, Calif., home for $2.6 million.
Danielle Haynes
UPI Almanac for Monday, July 7, 2014

UPI Almanac for Monday, July 7, 2014

UPI Almanac for Monday, July 7, 2014
By United Press International
LaToya Jackson pays tribute to Michael Jackson on 5th anniversary of his death

LaToya Jackson pays tribute to Michael Jackson on 5th anniversary of his death

LOS ANGELES, June 25 (UPI) --LaToya Jackson issued a statement to commemorate the 5th anniversary of brother and pop icon Michael Jackson's death on Wednesday.
Annie Martin
Jeff Koons exhibits most comprehensive collection of work ever at New York's Whitney

Jeff Koons exhibits most comprehensive collection of work ever at New York's Whitney

NEW YORK, June 25 (UPI) --New York's Whitney Museum of American Art will display nearly $1 billion of work spanning visual artist Jeff Koons' entire career starting June 27.
Matt Bradwell
UPI Almanac for Wednesday, June 25, 2014

UPI Almanac for Wednesday, June 25, 2014

UPI Almanac for Wednesday, June 25, 2014
By United Press International
UPI Almanac for Friday, June 13, 2014

UPI Almanac for Friday, June 13, 2014

UPI Almanac for Friday, June 13, 2014
By United Press International
La Toya Jackson gets engaged to Jeffré Phillips

La Toya Jackson gets engaged to Jeffré Phillips

NEW YORK, June 4 (UPI) --La Toya Jackson and longtime business partner Jeffre Phillips have gotten engaged.
Veronica Linares
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American singer Michael Jackson announces his summer concert dates at a press conference at O2 Arena in London on March 5, 2009. (UPI Photo/Rune Hellestad)
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Michael Joseph Jackson (August 29, 1958 – June 25, 2009) was an American recording artist, dancer, singer-songwriter, musician, and philanthropist. Referred to as the King of Pop, Jackson is recognized as the most successful entertainer of all time by Guinness World Records. His contribution to music, dance, and fashion, along with a much-publicized personal life, made him a global figure in popular culture for over four decades. The seventh child of the Jackson family, he debuted on the professional music scene along with his brothers as a member of The Jackson 5, then the Jacksons in 1964, and began his solo career in 1971.

In the early 1980s, Jackson became a dominant figure in popular music. The music videos for his songs, including those of "Beat It", "Billie Jean", and "Thriller", were credited with transforming the medium into an art form and a promotional tool, and the popularity of these videos helped to bring the relatively new television channel MTV to fame. Videos such as "Black or White" and "Scream" made him a staple on MTV in the 1990s. Through stage performances and music videos, Jackson popularized a number of dance techniques, such as the robot and the moonwalk, to which he gave the name. His distinctive musical sound and vocal style have influenced numerous hip hop, pop, contemporary R&B, and rock artists.

Jackson's 1982 album Thriller is the best-selling album of all time. His other records, including Off the Wall (1979), Bad (1987), Dangerous (1991), and HIStory (1995), also rank among the world's best-selling. Jackson is one of the few artists to have been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame twice. He was also inducted into the Dance Hall of Fame as the first (and currently only) dancer from the world of pop and rock 'n' roll. Some of his other achievements include multiple Guinness World Records; 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 750 million records worldwide. Jackson won hundreds of awards, which have made him the most-awarded recording artists in the history of music. He was also a notable humanitarian and philanthropist, donating and raising hundreds of millions of dollars for beneficial causes and supporting more than 39 charities. According to David Winters, Jackson also donated tens of millions of dollars to many children’s charities anonymously, and spent a lot of his time visiting seriously ill children tirelessly going from hospital to hospital meeting these children just to brighten up their lives. When Jackson finished the visits he would ask the hospital nurses and the doctors what was needed at the hospital in terms of equipment for the children and would then make anonymous donations to the hospital to purchase expensive equipment or whatever else was needed.

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