The artist

Michael Jackson (1958-2009)

Author-composer-performer, but also dancer, choreographer and actor, Michael Jackson is a multifaceted American artist. Nicknamed the "king of pop", his world-renowned songs are among the greatest musical successes of his generation. He began his career in the Jackson Five band, composed of his older brothers. He then went on to pursue a solo career, which led to numerous hits including "Beat it", "Billie Jean", "Smooth Criminal" and "Thriller", considered the best-selling album in history. Michael Jackson revolutionized the music video by considering it as an artistic element as such. Famous for his songs, the artist is also famous for his dancing skills.