Michael Joseph Jackson (August 29, 1958 – June 25, 2009) was an American singer, songwriter, and dancer. Dubbed the "King of Pop", he was one of the most popular entertainers in the world, and was the best-selling music artist during the year of his death. Jackson's contributions to music, dance, and fashion along with his publicized personal life made him a global figure in popular culture for over four decades.
Michael Derek Jackson (born July 13, 1964) is a retired American professional basketball player who was selected by the New York Knicks in the 2nd round (47th overall) of the 1986 NBA Draft. A 6'2" guard from Georgetown University, Jackson played in 3 NBA seasons for the Sacramento Kings from 1987 to 1990.