Who influenced Jackson's music?

Published: Jun 14 2011 10:50:35 AM EDT

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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Michael Jackson is so unmatched that it's hard to imagine him being influenced by anyone. But before he became the king of pop, he was listening to Motown just like everyone else.

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