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Michael Jackson's Legacy, 5 Years After His Death

Michael Jackson's Legacy, 5 Years After His Death (VIDEO)

Originally posted 06/25/2014 12:50PM

Play testcaption testcredit Share on Facebook Tweet Pin on Pinterest Share on Tumblr It's been five years to the day since Michael Jackson died. And it's no small feat to measure Jackson's impact and legacy – or extricate them from his life's strange second act.

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13 Ways Michael Jackson's Legacy Lives On After His Death

13 Ways Michael Jackson's Legacy Lives On After His Death

Originally posted 06/25/2014 08:30AM

It's been five years since the King of Pop passed away, and like the medieval regents of old, the years after his death have seen his kingdom divided up between a number of warring claimants.

But the former king's influence is still felt all across the pop-music landscape. Below, read just 13 ways Michael Jackson's legacy is still with fans today.

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Summer of 1994: 20 Things America Was Obsessing Over 20 Years Ago | OJ Simpson Trial, Forrest Gump

Summer of 1994: 20 Things America Was Obsessing Over 20 Years Ago

Originally posted 06/20/2014 03:00PM

Close your eyes and imagine a simpler time: 20 years ago, when there were only 60 channels on cable TV and no such thing as an iPhone, or an iPad, or an iAnything. It's the summer of 1994, emojis are an unknown entity, and Butterfinger BBs are plentiful. Sheryl Crow is spinning on your walkman, and life is good.

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Before Kimye: The 20th Anniversary of Michael Jackson and Lisa Marie Presley's Surprise Wedding | Lisa Marie Presley, Michael Jackson

UpdatePosted 05/26/2014 04:15PM

Before Kimye: The 20th Anniversary of Michael Jackson and Lisa Marie Presley's Surprise Wedding

Originally posted 05/26/2014 03:30PM

Nearly five years after his death, Michael Jackson continues to thrill his fans. The King of Pop recently released the posthumous album Xscape, with the hit single "Love Never Felt So Good," and performed as a hologram at the Billboard Music Awards. And now, it's the anniversary of one of Jackson's biggest surprises.

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See This High Schooler's Flawless Michael Jackson Dance Routine

Originally posted 05/22/2014 11:30AM

Skip to 1:11 for Brett Nichols's "Billie Jean" performance.

It was more like a dance routine, from a movie scene.
We didn't know who this kid was, but we knew he was the one, who would dance, on the floor, in the round.
And he came number one, when he danced, on the floor, in the round.

He's Brett Nichols, a Cali teen,
And he caused a scene.
The school talent show was where he was seen being the one,
Who would dance, on the floor, in the round.

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How They Pulled Off the Dramatic Michael Jackson Image at Billboard Awards | Jackie Jackson, Michael Jackson

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Michael Jackson Image at Billboard: How They Did It

Originally posted 05/19/2014 07:30PM

The image of Michael Jackson that moonwalked across the stage during Sunday's Billboard Music Awards can be called thrilling, memorable and cutting-edge – but it can't be called a hologram.

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Jackie Jackson: Michael Would Say 'Thumbs Up' for His Billboard Music Awards Hologram

Originally posted 05/19/2014 08:20AM

Yes, Virginia, there is a Michael Jackson hologram. And it moonwalks.

As promised, an MJ hologram appeared at the Billboard Music Awards Sunday night, dancing around to the recently released "Slave to the Rhythm" from the singer's posthumous Xscape album.

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Watch Justin Timberlake Imitate Michael Jackson's Moves in the 'Love Never Felt So Good' Video

Originally posted 05/15/2014 12:00AM

For a while in the early 2000s, it looked like Justin Timberlake was actively trying to be Michael Jackson, so the video for "Love Never Felt So Good," the new single off Jackson's posthumous album Xscape, seems perfectly fitting.

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Review: Does Michael Jackson's Xscape Live Up to the Hype? | Michael Jackson

Review: Does Michael Jackson's Xscape Live Up to the Hype?

Originally posted 05/12/2014 11:35AM

Our music critic shares his take on Jackson's posthumous album

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Listen: Michael Jackson's Posthumous New Single 'Love Never Felt So Good'

Originally posted 05/02/2014 12:30PM

It's been nearly five years since Michael Jackson passed, and his music continues to live on. The singer's record label, Epic, premiered a new single, "Love Never Felt So Good," from the late pop star's upcoming album Xscape at the iHeartRadio Music Awards on Thursday night.

Jackson and Paul Anka originally recorded and produced the song in 1983. Singer Usher paid tribute to Jackson at the awards show by recreating his signature dance moves to a sample of the track. The full version of the song became available on iTunes one minute past midnight on Friday.

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