Michael Jackson is known as The King of Pop, and is considered one of the most influential musical artists of popular music thanks to his contribution to the world of music, dance, fashion and entertainment. Thanks to his live performances and videos he has popularized dance techniques such as the moonwalk, toe stand, anti-gravity lean and robot dance, coming to be considered one of the best dancers ever.
His 1982 album Thriller is still the best-selling album in the history of music, with sales estimated at 100 million copies globally, 34 million of which in the United States alone, making it the best-selling studio album and most certified in the country. His other recording projects, including Off the Wall, Bad, Dangerous and HIStory are also listed among the best-selling albums in the world, while Blood on the Dance Floor is listed as the best-selling remix album in the world.
Jackson has also often made headlines for his private life, including his change in appearance, cosmetic surgery, his personal relationships and accusations of molestation, from which he was declared innocent in 2005, as well as for his its humanitarian initiatives such as the creation of charities to protect the rights of children and animals.
Michael Jackson died on June 25, 2009 at the age of 50 at his residence in Hombly Hills, Los Angeles, due to cardiac arrest due to acute propofol and benzodiazepine intoxication.