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    Smile The impact and influence thread.

    Michael's impact and influence on the music industry, and many other fields is unmatched by any other artist or entertainer.
    The amount of entertainers, stars, and people today (even outside of the music industry) that cite MJ as their favorite artist, main inspiration, or the very reason they themselves decided to become entertainers is extremely high (which is to be expected, he is the
    Emperor/King of music, and the greatest entertainer to ever live after all), so without further ado I'll tell you all the reason this thread was made.

    The purpose of this thread is to name the celebrities (dead or alive, past or present, young or old,) that have cited Michael as their favorite entertainer, their inspiration, the reason they themselves decided to become what they are, or are simply MJ fans/ stans.
    I'll start.


    In no particular order.
    Usher
    Rihanna
    Sammy Davis Jr.
    Bruno Mars
    Chris Brown
    The Weeknd
    Justin Timberlake
    Missy Elliot
    Brittany Spears
    Justin Bieber
    Beyonce
    Zendaya Coleman
    Prince
    Madonna
    Kobe Bryant
    Kanye West
    Jason Derulo
    Pharrell Williams
    Fred Astaire
    Zayn Malik
    Jussie Smollet

    You all can take it from here because I'm sure I'm missing a lot of people.
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    Default Re: The impact and influence thread.

    I've been waiting for a thread like this, It's long overdue. There's so many it hard to get them all down but many Indian Bollywood performers have cited MJ as an insipration:

    Prabhu Deva
    Farah Khan
    Hrithik Roshan
    Wilbur Sargunaraj
    Mithun Chakraborty
    Amitabh Bachchan
    Remo D'Souza
    AR Rahman
    Govinda
    Chiranjeevi
    Bappi Lahiri
    Sukhwinder Singh
    Varun Dhawan
    Javed Jaffrey
    Hard Kaur

    Several rock artist/bands have cited MJ as an influence:

    The 1975
    Green Day
    Foo Fighters
    Everything Everything
    Alien Ant Farm
    Darren Hayes
    Dev Hynes
    Insane Clown Posse
    La Roux
    Justice
    Kimbra
    Chris Martin
    Muse
    Paramore
    Patrick Stump
    Geoff Tate
    Pete Wentz
    Yeah Yeah Yeahs
    Scissor Sisters
    Haim
    Matthew Healy
    John Mayer
    Chris Cornell
    Alex Kapranos
    Friendly Fires
    In This Moment
    Aaron Bruno
    Fefe Dobson
    Maroon 5
    Lenny Kravitz

    The many dancers and choreographers:

    Akram Khan
    Misty Copeland
    Carlos Acosta
    Ashley Banjo
    David Dalmo
    Brian Friedman
    Laurie Ann Gibson
    Cris Judd
    Jabbawockeez
    Rino Nakasone
    Travis Payne
    Wade Robson
    Alyson Stoner
    Jennie Widegren
    Fredrik Rydman
    We Are Heroes

    Hip Hop/rap:

    Kanye West
    50 Cent
    Chuck D
    P. Diddy
    Cool & Dre
    Lupe Fiasco
    The Game
    LL Cool J
    Wyclef Jean
    Ludacris
    M.I.A.
    Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
    Far East Movement
    Jay Z
    Jean Grae
    Mos Def
    Snoop Dogg
    MC Hammer
    Trick Daddy
    Estelle
    MF Doom
    J. Cole
    Bow Wow
    P.M. Dawn

    Eveyone else:

    Pia Mia
    Adam Lambert
    Aaron Kwok
    Sean Kingston
    Janet Jackson
    Whitney Houston
    Marques Houston
    Keri Hilson
    Ginuwine
    Sean Garrett
    Melanie Fiona
    Zac Efron
    Celine Dion
    Destiny's Child
    Jason Derulo
    Sheryl Crow
    David Cook
    Ciara
    The Band Perry
    2Cellos
    Aaliyah
    Eva Alordiah
    Marsha Ambrosius
    Ashanti
    Backstreet Boys
    Tal
    BoA
    Bobby Brown
    Austin Brown
    Mariah Carey
    David Choi
    N'SYNC
    R. Kelly
    Mario
    Ricky Martin
    Lee Minwoo
    Jun Jin
    Janelle Monáe
    Olly Murs
    Mŭa
    Rino Nakasone
    John Newman
    Neyo
    Omarion
    Jay Park
    Charice Pempengco
    P-Square
    Rain
    Adam Rafferty
    Michael Sarver
    SMAP
    Lee Taemin
    Taeyang
    Seo Taiji
    Teyana Taylor
    Ashley Tisdale
    Tony! Toni! Toné!
    Quadron
    Will.i.am
    Betty Who
    Park Jin-young
    Elle Varner
    Zion.T
    Craig David
    Joe
    Andrew Roachford
    Jermaine Stewart
    Terence Trent D'Arby
    Tevin Campbell
    Eros Ramazzotti
    Timbaland
    Strange Talk
    Scritti Politti

    You have to understand that MJ's influence is multi-layered and multi-faceted, it wasn't just singers/songwriters/musicians that were influenced. It was dancers too.
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    Default Re: The impact and influence thread.

    Quote Originally Posted by Psychoniff View Post
    I've been waiting for a thread like this, It's long overdue. There's so many it hard to get them all down but many Indian Bollywood performers have cited MJ as an insipration:

    Prabhu Deva
    Farah Khan
    Hrithik Roshan
    Wilbur Sargunaraj
    Mithun Chakraborty
    Amitabh Bachchan
    Remo D'Souza
    AR Rahman
    Govinda
    Chiranjeevi
    Bappi Lahiri
    Sukhwinder Singh
    Varun Dhawan
    Javed Jaffrey
    Hard Kaur

    Several rock artist/bands have cited MJ as an influence:

    The 1975
    Green Day
    Foo Fighters
    Everything Everything
    Alien Ant Farm
    Darren Hayes
    Dev Hynes
    Insane Clown Posse
    La Roux
    Justice
    Kimbra
    Chris Martin
    Muse
    Paramore
    Patrick Stump
    Geoff Tate
    Pete Wentz
    Yeah Yeah Yeahs
    Scissor Sisters
    Haim
    Matthew Healy
    John Mayer
    Chris Cornell
    Alex Kapranos
    Friendly Fires
    In This Moment
    Aaron Bruno
    Fefe Dobson
    Maroon 5
    Lenny Kravitz

    The many dancers and choreographers:

    Akram Khan
    Misty Copeland
    Carlos Acosta
    Ashley Banjo
    David Dalmo
    Brian Friedman
    Laurie Ann Gibson
    Cris Judd
    Jabbawockeez
    Rino Nakasone
    Travis Payne
    Wade Robson
    Alyson Stoner
    Jennie Widegren
    Fredrik Rydman
    We Are Heroes

    Hip Hop/rap:

    Kanye West
    50 Cent
    Chuck D
    P. Diddy
    Cool & Dre
    Lupe Fiasco
    The Game
    LL Cool J
    Wyclef Jean
    Ludacris
    M.I.A.
    Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
    Far East Movement
    Jay Z
    Jean Grae
    Mos Def
    Snoop Dogg
    MC Hammer
    Trick Daddy
    Estelle
    MF Doom
    J. Cole
    Bow Wow
    P.M. Dawn

    Eveyone else:
    Pia Mia
    Adam Lambert
    Aaron Kwok
    Sean Kingston
    Janet Jackson
    Whitney Houston
    Marques Houston
    Keri Hilson
    Ginuwine
    Sean Garrett
    Melanie Fiona
    Zac Efron
    Celine Dion
    Destiny's Child
    Jason Derulo
    Sheryl Crow
    David Cook
    Ciara
    The Band Perry
    2Cellos
    Aaliyah
    Eva Alordiah
    Marsha Ambrosius
    Ashanti
    Backstreet Boys
    Tal
    BoA
    Bobby Brown
    Austin Brown
    Mariah Carey
    David Choi
    N'SYNC
    R. Kelly
    Mario
    Ricky Martin
    Lee Minwoo
    Jun Jin
    Janelle Monáe
    Olly Murs
    Mŭa
    Rino Nakasone
    John Newman
    Neyo
    Omarion
    Jay Park
    Charice Pempengco
    P-Square
    Rain
    Adam Rafferty
    Michael Sarver
    SMAP
    Lee Taemin
    Taeyang
    Seo Taiji
    Teyana Taylor
    Ashley Tisdale
    Tony! Toni! Toné!
    Quadron
    Will.i.am
    Betty Who
    Park Jin-young
    Elle Varner
    Zion.T
    Craig David
    Joe
    Andrew Roachford
    Jermaine Stewart
    Terence Trent D'Arby
    Tevin Campbell
    Eros Ramazzotti
    Timbaland
    Strange Talk
    Scritti Politti

    You have to understand that MJ's influence is multi-layered and multi-faceted, it wasn't just singers/songwriters/musicians that were influenced. It was dancers too.
    Wow!
    That's a lot of people.

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    Default Re: The impact and influence thread.

    Michael Jackson Influenced Pearl Jam Too

    by Jessica Letkemann on June 26, 2009


    Believe it or not, Michael Jackson, who the world is mourning after his sudden death yesterday, played a formative roll in both Eddie Vedder and Jeff Ament’s music life.
    “At an early age, I realized music was a very powerful thing,” Jeff told Bass Player in 1994. “I’d hear Michael Jackson singing [1972's] “Ben” and it would make me cry and I’d have to go hide.”


    While nine-year-old Jeff was reacting to MJ’s first solo No. 1 in Montana, seven-year-old Eddie over near Chicago counted the Jackson Five as one of his favorite groups. Eddie told Circus in 1992 that singing along to 12-year-old Michael Jackson was some of the first singing he ever attempted. “We had moved north of Chicago,” Eddie said. “And my parents became the new foster parents for seven kids in this group home. they were mostly African-American kids and some Irish kids. Most of these kids were around 11, and they were all full on Motown. That’s when I got into Smokey Robinson, James Brown, Otis Redding and the Jackson Five. I started singing to Michael Jackson records.” In the same article, Eddie notes that his first album was Michael Jackson’s 1972 album “Got To Be There.”


    As all PJ fans know, these two unlikely fans paid homage to Michael Jackson twenty years later in the 1993 Pearl Jam song, “Rats.” The song is dominated by Jeff’s bass-heavy groove and it swings into a massive key shift at the end so that Eddie can repeatedly sing the chorus of “Ben.”
    http://www.twofeetthick.com/2009/06/...pearl-jam-too/



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    Default Re: The impact and influence thread.

    Czech-Syrian singer named Samer Issa that gained fame via Pop Idol series also cited MJ as an influence.

    He indeed sang Billie Jean in the penultimate round (and failed to get higher): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bNSzOnNt4qY

    The video is twelve ears old... Oh God, time flies so quickly And I still remember watching this on TV...
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    All replies to this thread are much appreciated. :shakehands

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    The humble King/Emperor of all music and entertainment, AKA The Greatest entertainer of all time, The standard, and Your faves fave.

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    So I came across this video of a girl who learnt how to dance really good to dubstep just by watching YouTube and well, guess who provoked her into looking up said dances moves in the first place :P



    (Relevant bit is near the start, but watch it all! She's really good, especially given the fact she's only been doing it for 7-8 months).

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    Quote Originally Posted by HIStoric View Post
    So I came across this video of a girl who learnt how to dance really good to dubstep just by watching YouTube and well, guess who provoked her into looking up said dances moves in the first place :P



    (Relevant bit is near the start, but watch it all! She's really good, especially given the fact she's only been doing it for 7-8 months).
    Michael has inspired SO many people, and wow she really is good, I can clearly see MJ's influence in her dance moves.

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    This little girl is from dance moms BTW.

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    Default Bar Kays ~ Dirty Dancer

    This song is by the funk band Bar-Kays. The chorus sounds a little like Grease by Frankie Valli as well. Dirty Dancer was released on the band's 1984 album called Dangerous. :cheeky:

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    What about Prince

    He based the Time around the percussion sound of DSTYGE in the song cool.
    Prince also was inspired by MJ's falsetto with his early tracks like I wanna be your lover and in many of his later concerts he would play MJ tracks like DSTYGE. I think they inspired each other. Lets Go Crazy was an attempt to capture the the Thriller magic.

    Artists like TTD/Sananda Maitreya, Goldie, Maxwell and D'Angelo, along with the Roots and Janet Jackson always look up to both Prince and Michael Jackson as inspirations. Prince bought the funk and MJ the dance and pop. Both had incredible voices from growls down to falsetto and a warmth and diversity in vice no one could match.

    Plus Both Prince and MJ were shouting out mad props to James Brown, Little Richard and Sly Stone all the time. Also Stevie Wonder and Al Green eature heavy as inspirations to both geniuses. Many younger geniuses like Justin Timberlake and Bruno Mars, will quote Prince and Michael Jackson as equal inspirations. Seriously Michael and Prince fed off each other and the music produced from this constant lifting of the bar was just the greatest ever!
    Last edited by mjprince1976; 06-08-2016 at 09:28 AM. Reason: Dire and glaringly obvious typos

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    Default Re: Bar Kays ~ Dirty Dancer

    Quote Originally Posted by DuranDuran View Post
    This song is by the funk band Bar-Kays. The chorus sounds a little like Grease by Frankie Valli as well. Dirty Dancer was released on the band's 1984 album called Dangerous. :cheeky:
    Yes but the Borrow Kays stole everyone's style. Your Place or Mine sounds like When Doves Cry, Freakshow on the Dancefloor is a total Midnight star ripoff and Dirty Dancer off the Dangerous album was a total Billie Jean ripoff, then again the album was called Dangerous? and before 1991.

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    Default Re: The impact and influence thread.

    Quote Originally Posted by mjprince1976 View Post
    What about Prince
    You know how after the first two choruses of When Doves Cry how Prince does a series of hee-hees? Do you think they were inspired by MJ? Of course Michael isn't the only person to make those sort of noises on record but I've just always wondered

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    Default Re: The impact and influence thread.

    Quote Originally Posted by mjprince1976 View Post
    What about Prince

    He based the Time around the percussion sound of DSTYGE in the song cool.
    Prince also was inspired by MJ's falsetto with his early tracks like I wanna be your lover and in many of his later concerts he would play MJ tracks like DSTYGE. I think they inspired each other. Lets Go Crazy was an attempt to capture the the Thriller magic.

    Artists like TTD/Sananda Maitreya, Goldie, Maxwell and D'Angelo, along with the Roots and Janet Jackson always look up to both Prince and Michael Jackson as inspirations. Prince bought the funk and MJ the dance and pop. Both had incredible voices from growls down to falsetto and a warmth and diversity in vice no one could match.

    Plus Both Prince and MJ were shouting out mad props to James Brown, Little Richard and Sly Stone all the time. Also Stevie Wonder and Al Green eature heavy as inspirations to both geniuses. Many younger geniuses like Justin Timberlake and Bruno Mars, will quote Prince and Michael Jackson as equal inspirations. Seriously Michael and Prince fed off each other and the music produced from this constant lifting of the bar was just the greatest ever!
    Okay.
    I'll add Prince to the list then.

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