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Who influenced Jackson's music?

Published On: Jun 14 2011 07:50:35 AM PDT

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.

Bobby Brown
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When Michael Jackson wanted to reinvent his sound, he turned to the mid-'80s and early '90s trend known as New Jack Swing, pioneered by singer Bobby Brown.

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