United States singer who began singing with his four brothers and later became a highly successful star during the s born in Michael Joseph Jackson August 29, — June 25, was an American singer, songwriter, and dancer. Dubbed the "King of Pop", he is regarded as one of the most significant cultural figures of the 20th century and one of the greatest entertainers in the history of music. Jackson's contributions to music, dance, and fashion, along with his publicized personal life, made him a global figure in popular culture for over four decades. His sound and style have influenced artists of various genres. The eighth child of the Jackson family, Jackson made his professional debut in with his elder brothers Jackie, Tito, Jermaine, and Marlon as a member of the Jackson 5. Jackson began his solo career in while at Motown Records, and rose to solo stardom with his fifth studio album Off the Wall By the early s, Jackson became a dominant figure in popular music. His music videos, including those for "Beat It", "Billie Jean", and "Thriller" from his sixth studio album Thriller , are credited with breaking racial barriers and transforming the medium into an art form and promotional tool. Their popularity helped propel the television channel MTV into a significant factor of s pop culture.
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Michael Jackson's Bollywood connection
While the other pop stars of the 90s were far less political, Michael Jackson's songs showed a clear political arc. Music videos like ' Bad' and ' Beat It' touched on race and class conflict in urban America in the s. But in the early 90s his videos went beyond domestic strife and addressed a global audience. It serves as an accurate reflection of the liberal world view of the tectonic shifts taking place in global affairs. The prevailing political climate of that time was electrifying. The Berlin Wall fell in and euphoric images of German unification appeared in our black and white newspapers, followed by glossy colour editions of the India Today magazine. This was followed with a wave of democratic governments mushrooming in the satellite states of the USSR in Eastern Europe. Mikhail Gorbachev tried to infuse a heady cocktail of perestroika and glasnost in a hitherto sterile political climate and signed a historic nuclear disarmament pact with Ronald Reagan.
The year-old actor, who is one of the best dancers in the Hindi film industry, posted the picture on Twitter. MJ's Thriller has just released. That's an inspired 8-year-old me doing nonsense but to mom and dad I was Jackson that night," Hrithik captioned the photo.
Their style of dance is British Bhangra and they frequently base their performances around Michael Jackson songs, such as " Billie Jean " and " Thriller ". They gained wide recognition during their performances in the second series of Britain's Got Talent , in which they were runners-up to the winner street dancer George Sampson. Mirza, a British Muslim of Pakistani descent, and Singh, a British Sikh of Indian descent, met when they were both auditioning separately for a student talent contest in at the University of Westminster. At the time, Mirza was a full-time economics and business student at the University of Westminster. Since then, they performed their acts in various British Asian and Bollywood -themed shows, sometimes alongside several Bollywood movie stars. They combined the Michael Jackson lyrics and style of dancing with traditional bhangra style music and dancing in a comedy dance act. Before the audition, Mirza said: "I don't think the judges will have ever seen an act like mine before Mirza is then shown moonwalking around the stage, and performing Michael Jackson style dance moves. In the first semi-final on 26 May they performed to " Thriller ", winning the public vote and so went through to the final. Before the final show, Simon Cowell said that he believed that Signature were one of five acts who could win the show.