Michael Joseph Jackson was a singer and songwriter
from the US. An icon of pop culture who reached high sales
figures and several awards, which named him as the King of Pop. He was born on August 29th 1958 in Gary, Chicago,
in the state of Indiana. He was the 8th child in a family of 10 children
– his brothers Jackie, Tito, Jermaine, Marlon and Randy, and his sisters, Rebbie, La Toya
and Janet. A sixth brother, Brandon, died shortly after
being born. His parents were Joseph Walter “Joe” Jackson,
an ex boxer who became a steel worker and a guitar player; and Katherine Esther Scruse,
who had also aimed to become a country singer. Michael showed he had a great voice since
he was a kid. With so many siblings around, the easiest
thing was creating a soccer team or a music band, so they went for the second option. In 1964, Michael and his brother Marlon joined
the band already formed by Jackie, Tito and Jermaine, and they created the Jackson Five. Under the strict management of their dad,
the band was step by step growing towards success. In 1965 they won a talent contest that took
them on a tour around night clubs and discos for 3 years. They also recorded their first singles for
Steeltown Records, a local record label. The quantum jump came in 1969, when they signed
for Motown. With them, they published up to 10 albums
in 6 years, and their first 4 singles made it to the first place in the sales lists. The whole family moved to a big house in California,
and Michael started to stand out as a soloist. It was during those years that he released
his first cds alone, with Motown. “Got To Be There”, “Ben”, “Music&Me”
and “Forever, Michael”. Even tho he was quite successful as well,
Michael and his siblings got sick of Motown being so strict with their music and restricting
their creativity. So, in 1975 they decided to sign for Epic
Records and start a new stage in their career, changing their name to “The Jacksons”. They released 6 more albums between 1976 and
1984, with Michael as the main songwriter. As for Michael alone, he had his debut in
film in 1978, with the musical The Wiz, a modern revision of “The Wizard of Oz”. During the filming, Michael strengthened links
with Quincy Jones, the soundtrack’s songwriter, who was interested in producing his new CD. The year after, they released “Off the Wall”,
a more mature album than his previous ones, which included songs written by Stevie Wonder
and Paul McCartney. It was a great success, specially the singles
“Dont Stop Til You Get Enough” and “Rock With You”. He got several awards thanks to it, including
a Grammy Award. But this success was actually small compared
to that of his next album, “Thriller”, THE bomb in his career. Not long ago, it was officialy the most-sold
cd in the history of music. Of course, he got dozens of awards with it,
and also some of his classics such as Billy Jean, Beat It or Thriller. With this last one, Thriller, he recorded
a video with the film director John Landis in 1983, with a zombie theme, which turned
into a landmark in the history of videoclips, and an icon for the recently created tv channel
MTV. That same year, he performed for the tv special
commemorating Motown’s 25th anniversary. A concert recorded live where Michael performed
Billie Jean and showed the whole world for the first time his famous Moonwalk dance. During the next years, Michael, apart from
standing out with his sales, he also stood out with his humanitarian work, getting several
artists together to record the song We Are The World – the earnings they made with it
were destined to ease hunger in Ethiopia. In 1986, he put himself under the direction
of Francis Ford Coppola and George Lucas, to record the 3D short film “Captain EO”. The next year, he released his seventh studio
album, “Bad”. Even tho it didnt reach the same record sales
figures as Thriller, it was still a success at a world level, and classics such as “Bad”,
“Man in The Mirror” or “Smooth Criminal” were in it. Michael, already an icon, published his first
autobiography, “Moonwalk”, the most-sold book of the year in the US. In 1988 he bought a ranch in California, where
he built a theme park, a zoo and a cinema. He transformed it into his new home, called
Neverland in honor to his favorite character, Peter Pan. In 1991, he released “Dangerous”, album
that contained other classics such as “Black or White”, number 1 during 7 weeks in a
row, or “Heal the World”, which would name the organization Michael created the
year after to help children in need. One of his most spectacular performances took
place during the Halftime Show of the Superbowl in 1993. It was such that it started the tradition
of artists acting in this event. In 1994, he surprised everyone secretly marrying
Lisa Marie Presley, Elvis Presley’s daughter. However, they weren’t together for long,
and they divorced 20 months after. It was then, in 1995, that Michael released
his first double album, “HIStory: Past, Present and Future, Book 1”. The tour became the most succesful in all
his career, with more than 4 million and a half people attending. It was accompanied by the release of “Blood
on the Dance Floor: HIStory int he Mix”, a remixes album. In 1996, he surprised everyone again marrying
his personal nurse, Debbie Rowe, with whom he would have his first 2 children: Prince
Michael Joseph Jackson, Jr., and Paris Michael Katherine Jackson. The couple got divorce soon after, in 1999,
and she gave up the custody of the kids to him. In 2001, Michael released his last studio
album, “Invincible”, with singles such as “You Rock My World” and “Butterflies”. After a series of concerts at the Madison
Square Garden in NY to celebrate the 30th anniversary of his career, Michael went on
an 8-year period of silence, when he had his 3rd child, Prince Michael Jackson II. It wasnt until March 2009 that he went on
stage again, to announce his so waited for come back, with a tour called “This is It”. But finally, the tour was canceled when, some
months before it started, Michael, unexpectedly, died. On June 25th 2009, while he was in his mansion,
he suffered a cardiorespiratory failure and doctors couldnt do anything to save him. He was buried in the Forest Lawn cemetery,
in Los Angeles, after a funeral broadcasted on tv and watched by more than 2 thousand
and 5 hundred million people. With his premature death at the age of 50,
he left behind a life full of classics in music and record sales figures. There was also controversy, though, that we
could use to record a whole new video. But in this case, we prefer talking only about
his music, which will continue accompanying us forever.

Author Since: Mar 11, 2019

    My bff:What are u singing?
    My bff:nu
    Me:Watch this channel

  2. R.i.P mJ😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭

  3. Nah bruh alot of people believe different shit about Michael Jackson but I could say this is true but before you talk about a legend , at least spell the song name correct “billy Jean” gtfo lmao it’s BILLIE JEAN.

  4. Not anyone gonna jump on the fact that Micheal Jackson was a pedophile and was pressed with charges of Child Molestation? He was found with a treasure trove of pornographic videos and magazines (Child Pornography) and animal torture videos.

  5. I wish I could’ve met him but I was only 2 when he died, R.I.P. 🙁
    PS: I did a tribute to him on my other channel called Sarah Luvs 2 Sing. It doesn’t have a lot of views. If you love Michael Jackson (which I assume you do) please check it out.

  6. I really like his song give thanks to Allah because…..
    Tell why in the comments why I love this song
    Is he a muslim
    Two questions already

  7. You drew a football like American football when you said soccer I’m not trying to be rude but you just had a mistake there

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