The personal message, which was posted on Monday, included a link to the Jackson 5′s live performance of Who’s Loving You and said the track always inspired her to strive for greatness.
Beyonce wrote: “When I was just starting out, my first producer used to make me listen to Michael Jackson’s live performance of Who’s Loving You…
“For whatever reason he could evoke more emotion than an adult. It was so raw and so pure… It’s something that’s God given.
“Michael taught me that sometimes you have to forget technique, forget what you have on. If you feel silly, you have to go from the gut, just let it go.
“Michael Jackson changed me, and helped me to become the artist I am.
“Thank you, Michael.”
On Monday, Michael’s 14-year-old daughter Paris remembered her dad fondly with an emotional message on Twitter.
She wrote: “RIP Michael Jackson…
“Dad you will forever be in my heart…
“I love you.”
The King of Pop passed away on June 25, 2009 after his physician Dr. Conrad Murray administered a fatal dose of anaesthetic Propofol to help him sleep.