10 Famous Artists Inspired by Michael Jackson

Being an inspiration to ordinary people is wonderful, but being an inspiration to the inspirational personalities can be referred as a magic. And this magic is possessed by none other than the king of pop, Michael Joseph Jackson.

Michael Jackson needs no introduction; just the name of the legend has been enough to know what he was and what he has left behind. The legendary pop icon MJ, from the age of 5, started his career with his brothers as a band named “Jackson 5” which was later known as “The Jacksons.” Jackson very rapidly built his strong image in the minds of people and within a short time span, his fame crossed the borders of the USA and spread worldwide.

The king of pop has inspired several artists not just the younger artists, but senior artists like Madonna, Whitney Houston and many others are inspired and influenced by MJ. It’s not just the music and dance that contribute towards his legacy, but the optimistic and loving nature of the artist has made him and inspiration to millions even the artists.

MJ’s optimistic attitude towards making this world a better place contributes to the fact that he has become an inspiration to many people as well as the artists. Still alive in our hearts, Jackson always wanted to ensure peace in the world for the security of the children’s better future. Not only is the case of human beings, he had a deep love for the animals and other natural stuff as well and this positive attitude took him to the peak of inspiration and influence to others.

Michael spread the message of love in every possible way. His charity work is no more hidden and people still admire the love and devotion he had for the needy ones. Considering from an ordinary person to a superstar, all these facts have thrilled everyone. Let’s check out the top 10 best artists inspired by Michael Jackson:


Madonna inspired by Michael Jackson

“My God, he was so unique, so original, so rare. And there will never be anyone like him again.” Madonna (AT 2009 VMAS)

Celine Dion

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“You see a lot through the newspapers and it’s unfortunate sometimes that people have this (distorted) image, but Michael was on top of his gig and on top of his talent, and seeing the movie and seeing him, how top-shape he was, it’s very difficult to accept.” Celine Dion (Source)



“Michael taught me that sometimes you have to forget technique, forget what you have on. If you feel silly, you have to go from the gut just let it go. Michael Jackson changed me, and helped me to become the artist I am thank you Michael.” Beyoncé (source)

Justin Bieber

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“He’s an icon,” Justin told Billy. “Every time that I go out on stage, every time I go out and perform, I’m always trying to be the best and that’s what he always did… And there’s never gonna be another Michael Jackson as long as anyone lives. I think that he’s just incredible and it’s an honor to be here.”  Justin Bieber (courtesy – Access Hollywood )

Lady gaga

Lady gaga inspired by Michael Jackson

“There was one sweater, that’s like a letterman sweater that says MJ on it and there is a jacket that says ‘Stop the Filthy Tabloid Press’ on the back and I don’t go out in them, but when I’m in the studio or if I’m feeling down I’ll wear them because I think he would have been OK with that. But I don’t know. But I am taking care of his clothes … and for any Michael Jackson fan that’s watching … it’s very pristine … and it’s perfect.” Lady Gaga (source)

Chris brown

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“Michael Jackson is the reason why I do music and why I am an entertainer,” Chris Brown (source)

Whitney Houston

Whitney Houston artists inspired by Michael Jackson

“Michael Jackson to me was the greatest entertainer I’d ever seen in my life. He was a real gentleman and I’ll always love him. Always!” Whitney Houston (Source)


Jay-Z inspired by Michael Jackson

“I think it gave Michael a chance to be celebrated for the genius he was without all the other stuff in the way, and I don’t know if that would ever have happened had he been alive.The Michael Jackson I knew was just a musician who loved music.” Jay-Z (source)

Justin Timberlake

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“To create the things that he created with his music is untouchable. He opened the minds of the world to be able to do that through his music… it’s a feat not accomplished by many people, maybe only a handful of people. I don’t think anyone ever did it like him.” Justin Timberlake (source)

Bruno Mars

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“Because the details, the attention to detail he did on everything he did, everything he was a part of, you can look at what made him so iconic, the glove, the hat, the dancing, the music videos, the way he sang when he sang, everything he did was Michael Jackson, and he just kind of stamped that on the world.” Bruno Mars (source)

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