What influence can you see that Michael Jackson has had on the younger singers?

United States
June 30, 2009 7:46pm CST
So, I was watching the encore of the BET awards and just realized that there were many who wouldn't be where they were if it weren't for those selected few that pulled through the roughage like Jackson did and the rest of his family. What a true rags to riches story. Anyways, I was thinking about the influences that Jackson may have had on many that are out there today. For example, Hannah Montana wears a glove and so did Michael. So she was inspired my Michael Jackson. It would just be interesting to me to see all the people that have watched other artists try to mimic what Jackson has done. So heres my discussion starter. Of the singers and people you watch on television or see in concerts do you have any that come to mind that would remind you of something Michael Jackson did.
2 responses
@lelin1123 (15635)
• Puerto Rico
1 Jul 09
Justin Timberlake and Usher try to dance like him, and wouldn't be where they are today if it wasn't for Michael. Plus his own sister Janet - her concerts the dancing is alot like Michael's videos.
• United States
1 Jul 09
I see his influence a lot in the music videos. He was the first to tell a story in his music videos. People actually used to go to the theaters to see them. They were aired during prime time. People were always waiting for the latest MJ music video to come out so he could see what he did next. Before that it was just people sitting playing their instrument and seeing. He changed the whole music video industry. It's crazy and very sad to think that he is gone. I pray for his family.