Michael Jackson 1958-2009

Few will come close to accomplishing in their field of work what Michael Jackson achieved in his chosen profession- entertainment. That Michael Jackson is the biggest mass cultural phenomenon in music history is beyond dispute. In the coming days, weeks, months, and years, Jackson will come under critical review. History is yet to judge Jackson’s legacy.  But for now his contemporaries see him as the “King of music”.

What the Stars Say

President Barack Obama:  [Michael Jackson] will go down in history as one of our greatest entertainers.

Quincy Jones: To this day, the music we created together on Off The Wall, Thriller and Bad is played in every corner of the world and the reason for that is because he had it all…talent, grace, professionalism and dedication. He was the consummate entertainer and his contributions and legacy will be felt upon the world forever. I’ve lost my little brother today, and part of my soul has gone with him.

Madonna: I can’t stop crying over the sad news. I have always admired Michael Jackson. The world has lost one of the greats, but his music will live on forever!

Steven Spielberg: Just as there will never be another Fred Astaire or Chuck Berry or Elvis Presley, there will never be anyone comparable to Michael Jackson. His talent, his wonderment and his mystery make him legend.

Lil Wayne: I personally can’t believe it. But it’s more unfortunate for the world of music.

Beyoncé:  The incomparable Michael Jackson has made a bigger impact on music than any other artist in the history of music. He was magic. He was what we all strive to be. He will always be the King of Pop! Life is not about how many breaths you take, but about how many moments in life that take your breath away. For anyone who has ever seen, felt or heard his art, we are all honored to have been alive in this generation to experience the magic of Michael Jackson.

Usher:  May God cover you Michael. We all lift your name up in prayer. I pray for the entire JACKSON family particularly Michael’s mother and all his fans that loved him so much. I would not be the artist, performer, and philanthropist I am today without the influence of Michael. I have great admiration and respect for Him and I’m so thankful I had the opportunity to meet and perform with such a great entertainer.  In so many ways he transcended culture. He broke barriers, he changed radio formats!

Celine Dion:  From the beginning of my career, he was my idol in show business.

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