It’s pretty obvious and not even news that Michael Jackson has inspired the whole world. Whether you’re in awe of him or thought he was weird, there’s no doubt an array of artists pattern themselves after him. His signature voice, iconic fashions and his magical dance moves are the basis of many of today’s most successful artists — including Usher, Justin Bieber, Chris Brown, Jason Derulo, Ne-Yo and Justin Timberlake. But what about the ladies? The followers of MJ’s footsteps and those trying to be the current Michael Jackson are always deemed male artists like above.
But the King of Pop has equally inspired some of the greatest women in music of all time in distinct ways. Let’s honor MJ’s legacy on his birthday by highlighting the many female artists — legends in their own rights — he influenced to take the entertainment industry by storm. This one is for MJ and the ladies.