United States singer who began singing with his four brothers and later became a highly successful star during the s born in Michael Joseph Jackson August 29, — June 25, was an American singer, songwriter, and dancer. Dubbed the "King of Pop", he is regarded as one of the most significant cultural figures of the 20th century and one of the greatest entertainers in the history of music. 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. His sound and style have influenced artists of various genres. The eighth child of the Jackson family, Jackson made his professional debut in with his elder brothers Jackie, Tito, Jermaine, and Marlon as a member of the Jackson 5. Jackson began his solo career in while at Motown Records, and rose to solo stardom with his fifth studio album Off the Wall By the early s, Jackson became a dominant figure in popular music. His music videos, including those for "Beat It", "Billie Jean", and "Thriller" from his sixth studio album Thriller , are credited with breaking racial barriers and transforming the medium into an art form and promotional tool.
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Their style of dance is British Bhangra and they frequently base their performances around Michael Jackson songs, such as " Billie Jean " and " Thriller ". They gained wide recognition during their performances in the second series of Britain's Got Talent , in which they were runners-up to the winner street dancer George Sampson. Mirza, a British Muslim of Pakistani descent, and Singh, a British Sikh of Indian descent, met when they were both auditioning separately for a student talent contest in at the University of Westminster. At the time, Mirza was a full-time economics and business student at the University of Westminster. Since then, they performed their acts in various British Asian and Bollywood -themed shows, sometimes alongside several Bollywood movie stars. They combined the Michael Jackson lyrics and style of dancing with traditional bhangra style music and dancing in a comedy dance act. Before the audition, Mirza said: "I don't think the judges will have ever seen an act like mine before Mirza is then shown moonwalking around the stage, and performing Michael Jackson style dance moves. In the first semi-final on 26 May they performed to " Thriller ", winning the public vote and so went through to the final. Before the final show, Simon Cowell said that he believed that Signature were one of five acts who could win the show.
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Prabhu Deva born 3 April is an Indian dance choreographer , film director, producer and actor,  who has worked predominantly in Tamil language films. In a career spanning 32 years, he has performed and designed a wide range of dancing styles and has garnered two National Film Awards for Best Choreography. In , he was awarded the Padma Shri for his contributions to dance. Beginning with a series of acting roles in the s and early s, Prabhu Deva featured in several commercially successful films including Kadhalan , Love Birds , Minsara Kanavu and VIP
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