This is probably the hardest post I’ll ever have to make. Like many of you, I’m still having a hard time dealing with the tragic loss of Michael Jackson, King of Pop. There is nothing we can talk about in regards to music here that wasn’t impacted by his legacy. On his passing, Asian popstars had to say the following:
JYP via Twitter:The 1st album that I ever bought was Michael Jackson’s ‘Off the wall’. That became the definition of music to me. At least 50% of me is him
BoA via Twitter: “Rest in peace Michael Jackson. I’m going to miss you so much…I’m so sad right now”
Rain was at Incheon International airport heading to Macau when he heard the news: “He was the teacher and the inspiration to me dancing. Even though he is no longer with us, he will always be the best performer on stage…
Wheesung via interview with IS sports online: The news is as shocking as the announcement of war… his death will effect musicians all around the world-including me.
Today 2ne1 paid tribute to Michael Jackson in a KBS Music Bank performance:
One of my favorite live Michael Jackson performances:
Michael, you may be gone but your music lives on forever.