Who influenced Jackson's music?

Published On: Jun 14 2011 09:50:35 AM CDT

Before Michael Jackson was the king of pop, he was listening to Motown along with everyone else. See which singers influenced Jackson's musical style.

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Singer Michael Jackson (L) performs with soul singer James Brown before presenting him with the Lifetime Achievement Award at the 3rd Annual BET (Black Entertainment Television) Awards in Hollywood, June 24, 2003.

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