Michael Jackson by all accounts - I would say is a "pop musical genius". Meaning, his musical vision was in making music (all harmonically, melodically and also rhythmically) so that the masses would enjoy. I think it's obvious that he was a musical genius in this respect, because his work is revered by musicians in all genres. Also, there any many musicians through-out the ages who could not read or write music - so that is an irrelevant part of the debate.
There is no definition of "musical genius" that requires one to be able to read or write music. Some musical geniuses play instruments and some sing, while others do both. Regardless, they are all still considered musical geniuses. There are different ways to define one's genius in regards to music. One could be a conductor, a player, a musician, a singer, or a composer. There is nothing that says you must be all or more than one.
I didn't know that Michael Jackson could not read or write music. If true, that would make him more remarkable as a musical entertainer. He may not have been able to do the technical end of the art, but he was able to deliver it to the world. He felt the music
Not only could Michael not read or write music, he could hardly play any instruments either. He was able to communicate to his composers how he wanted his melodies to sound by using his voice. He could sing any note as accurately as a piano keystroke, or the strum of a guitar string.
Yes, Michael Jackson was a musical genius even though he could not read or write music. He created distinctive and captivating music that people around the world enjoyed. Even if he created the sounds by ear instead of technical musical knowledge, the songs that he created were still some of the best in music.
He had so much cases against this and all his songs sound the same. He bleached his skin to be white because he was a discrace to the african american race. I hate his guts and was glad when i heard he died. He is with hitler now in hell