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In honor of the third anniversary of the King of Pop's death, Beyonce wrote a tribute to the late Michael Jackson on her official website. The new mother posted her letter in Jackson's memory on Monday, June 25.
Beyonce, 30, said her first music producer made her listen to Jackson's "Who's Loving You" over and over again.
"What he wanted me to learn was his soul. You could hear his soul," she explained in her note. "It's something that's God given."
The multiple Grammy winner credits Jackson, who died on the cusp of a major concert comeback at age 50 from an overdose of the anesthetic propofol, with teaching her that "sometimes you have to forget technique, forget what you have on... to go from the gut."
The wife of Jay-Z and mother of Blue Ivy finished with an emotional explanation of how Jackson affected her as a musician and as a human being.
"Michael Jackson changed me, and helped me to become the artist I am -- Thank you Michael."
Jackson's brothers Marlon, Jermaine, Tito and Jackie are honoring him through their Unity concert tour.
The former Jackson 5 members told Us Weekly on Monday, "Michael is always in our thoughts and in our hearts, but this year his presence is especially strong since we are out on our Unity Tour 2012, the first tour we've done together since 1984. We know Michael would have loved to be a part of this, so we're up there on stage, playing the hits and honoring his memory."