"We love you forever" MJ

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    NEW YORK, NY – June 25, 2009 – Michael Jackson, one of the most widely beloved entertainers and profoundly influential artists of all-time, leaves an indelible imprint on popular music and culture.

    Commenting on his passing, Sir Howard Stringer, Chairman, CEO and President, Sony Corporation, said: "Michael Jackson was a brilliant troubadour for his generation, a genius whose music reflected the passion and creativity of an era. His artistry and magnetism changed the music landscape forever. We have been profoundly affected by his originality, creativity and amazing body of work. The entire Sony family extends our deepest condolences to his family and to the millions of fans around the world who loved him."

    Rolf Schmidt-Holtz, CEO, Sony Music Entertainment, said: "Michael Jackson's unsurpassed artistry and beloved music brought joy to every corner of the world. We join today with his millions of fans in expressing our profound sadness and we offer our deepest condolences to his family and loved ones. It was a true privilege for all of us in the Sony Music family to work with one of the most talented superstars in the history of music. We will miss him greatly."

    Martin Bandier, Chairman & CEO of Sony/ATV Music Publishing, said: "Michael was the kind of amazing talent that comes along once in a lifetime. He was an incredible recording artist, an insightful businessman, an unmatched performer, and a true icon. To all of us at Sony/ATV Music Publishing, he was also a trusted and passionate partner, who was very proud of our accomplishments. He will be dearly missed. We wish his children and entire family our deepest condolences."

    Five of Jackson's solo albums – "Off the Wall," "Thriller," "Bad," "Dangerous" and "HIStory," all with Epic Records, a Sony Music label – are among the top-sellers of all time. During his extraordinary career, he sold an estimated 750 million records worldwide, released 13 No.1 singles and became one of a handful of artists to be inducted twice into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. The Guinness Book of World Records recognized Jackson as the Most Successful Entertainer of All Time and "Thriller" as the Biggest Selling Album of All Time. Jackson won 13 Grammy Awards and received the American Music Award's Artist of the Century Award.

    Michael Jackson started in the music business at the age of 11 with his brothers as a member of the Jackson 5. In the early 1980s, he defined the art form of music video with such ground-breaking videos as "Billie Jean," "Beat It" and the epic "Thriller." Jackson's sound, style and dance moves inspired subsequent generations of pop, soul, R&B and hip-hop artists.
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    1. SHE*... 59 months ago | reply

      thank you, Michael ,for making this world a better place

    2. Ben Heine 58 months ago | reply

      Bonjour, je suis l'administrateur du groupe ENU!, et nous aimerions beaucoup que vous ajoutiez ceci à notre groupe !

      Great work!

      Michael Jackson was such a king! I'll miss him.

      This is my modest contribution:

      I intend to make 2 other portraits of him

    3. Oliver Hardt 58 months ago | reply

      He influenced the world. Love, respect and curiosity was his message.

    4. Photographer in Batumi - www.samsarkisyan.com 58 months ago | reply

      R.I.P.

      [https://www.flickr.com/photos/sammedia/3681318784/]

    5. gbrltdr 58 months ago | reply

      great tribute!!!

    6. normandie2005 58 months ago | reply

      ...never more will he dance for us ....

      Michael Jackson - RIP-  never more will he dance for us - Staples Center LA

    7. Kelly J. Petersen (Photography) 58 months ago | reply

      Rest in peace, Michael. We'll forever love and miss you ♥

    8. miraquebokeh 58 months ago | reply

      Adios a un artista!

    9. Brian O'Mahony 58 months ago | reply

      A legend will live on! RIP Michael...

      Michael Jackson RIP

    10. smiley-d1 58 months ago | reply

      RIP king of pop

    11. natiel 58 months ago | reply

      Beautiful tribute (",)

    12. Renfroes Rock{Kaylee}*off 58 months ago | reply

      Bonjour, je suis l'administrateur du groupe michael jackson!!! we'll miss you!!!, et nous aimerions beaucoup que vous ajoutiez ceci à notre groupe !

    13. Deivison Cardoso 58 months ago | reply

      My Tribute to Michael Jackson!

       Michael Jackson

    14. Jorge Planas 58 months ago | reply

      RIP Michael Jackson we love you! Nunca le olvidaremos.
      Una gran foto que demuestra su pasión.

    15. anonamongstmany [deleted] 58 months ago | reply

      great photo.can't believe we'll never see MJ dance again

    16. Alejandro Cohen 57 months ago | reply

      Bonjour, je suis l'administrateur du groupe La contingence contagieuse B&W, et nous aimerions beaucoup que vous ajoutiez ceci à notre groupe !

    17. Fan-club-de-MJ 57 months ago | reply

      Bonjour,

      Prix Nobel de la Paix pour Michael Jackson

      Michael a vraiment besoin de nous maitenant, nous avons cette chance extraordinaire de parler de lui, s' il vout plait montrer votre soutient en signant cette pétition pour faire en sorte que Michael jackson reçoit la reconnaissance qu' il mérite, est nominé pour le prix Nobel de la Paix

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    18. Demi.LovatoAMAZING 57 months ago | reply

      Michael, you're just for me the best AMAZING artist!! :D
      you're an other part of me and we love you so much!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
      R.I.P
      tu mérites cet amour de la pert de tout tes fans!
      Je t'aime.

    19. Idris Olatokunbo Olanrewaju 46 months ago | reply

      Michael Joseph Jackson. A True Motown Legend. We`ll always Love you. ALWAYS.......Thanks for the memories.

    20. 54StorminWillyGJ54 46 months ago | reply

      Rip, king of pop!

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