In the spotlight since the age of four, Michael Jackson rose to fame as the lead vocalist for the Jackson Five. In the late 1970s, Jackson embarked on a solo career as a young adult with the Quincy Jones-produced OFF THE WALL. With one hit album under his belt, Jackson proceeded to bring R&B to a whole new audience with his massive THRILLER release--one of the top-selling pop albums of all time--and his innovative videos, not only broke an unspoken color barrier, but began to dominate the newly founded MTV network. Although his personal life would become the ultimate fodder for the tabloids, the self-proclaimed "King of Pop" remained one of the most successful and influential recording stars worldwide until his sudden death in 2009 at 50.
The self-proclaimed King of Pop presents his most audacious recording yet: 150 minutes of music, 15 of his greatest hits and 15 new songs, including a duet with sister Janet. No Track Information Available Media Type: CD Artist: JACKSON,MICHAEL Title: HISTORY PAST PRESENT & FUTURE Street Release Date: 06/20/1995 Domestic Genre: ROCK/POP
HIStory''s 2 CDs (one hits, the other new) were Jackson''s attempt to connect his glorious past to a dodgy present and--given it''s commercial and artistic performance--cast a shadow on his future. Conceived as his formal coronation as the "King of Pop," HIStory''s second disc instead presents Jackson as an epauletted, single-gloved Richard III. By turns paranoid, angry, bitter, sentimental, and, in one instance, possibly anti-Semitic, HIStory was less a collection of songs than a case history. A few tracks--mostly those produced by Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis--are sleek, modern pop/soul, but too much of HIStory has the overblown vacuousness of a musician who knows his time is past, but is unsure as to how to react to the situation. --Steven Mirkin
MICHAEL JACKSON ARTIST PROFILE:
Born August 29th 1959, the seventh child of the Jackson family, Michael's musical career began at the age of 11 as a member of the Jackson 5. A seemingly unstoppable talent, Michael began singing solo in 1971 and released his debut album "Got To Be There" by January of 1972...Read More.
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