King of Pop : Michael Joseph Jackson

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Michael Joseph Jackson was born in August 29, 1958 in Gary Indiana by Katherine Jackson and Joe Jackson he is the 7th youngest sibling of Rebbie, Jackie, Tito, Jermaine, La Toya, and Marlon Jackson and the oldest sibling of Janet Jackson. Michael has kid was a big fan of James Brown. When he was 5 years old he started singing with his brothers in their band The Jackson 5 but everytime they would rehearse if they would make a mistake their father would be very cruel to them, Michael would always say that his father would always take his anger out on him and his siblings. In 1970 they released their first studio album ABC with hit songs like The Love Save and I Want You Back. Ever since Michael turned 14 years old he had a dream to turn into a solo artist.

In 1975 The Jackson 5 signed in to Epic Records and changed their name to The Jacksons. In 1978 the released their album Destiny with other hit songs like Blame it on the Boogie and Shake your Body. In 1979 Michael appeared in The Wiz with Diana Ross and in 1979 he left the band and released his first studio album Off The Wall with hit songs like Don’t Stop Til You Get Enough, Rock With You, Working Day and Night, and I Can’t Help It. Everything was going alright for Michael but everything changed in 1982 when he released his most popular album Thriller with another hit songs like Thriller, Beat It, Billie Jean, Human Nature, The Girl is Mine, and Wanna be Startin’ Somethin’. His song Billie Jean was played in MTV and Michael was the first ever African- American to have a music video played in MTV. In February 28, 1983 it was a special day for Michael because In 1983 at the Grammys Michael won 8 grammys.

Everything was going great for Michael until 1984 while doing a Pepsi commercial with his brothers Michael’s hair was caught on fire, but let’s leave the bad things aside. In 1987 Michael released his seventh studio album Bad with songs like Bad, Another Part of Me, The Way You Make Me Feel, Smooth Criminal, Speed Demon, I just Can’t Stop Loving You, and Man in the Mirror. In 1991 he released his eighth studio album Dangerous with other songs like Dangerous, In the Closet, Black or White, Heal the World, Remember the Time, Give Into Me featuring Slash from Guns n Roses, and Jam.

In 1994 he was married to Lisa Marie Presley the daughter of The King Of Rock Elvis Presley. In 1995 he released his album History with songs like They Don’t Really Care About Us, and 1996 Michael and Lisa they got a divorce. In late 1996 he married his nurse Debbie Rowe which they have 2 kids Paris - Michael Katherine Jackson and Michael Joseph Jackson Jr. In 1999 Michael and Debbie Rowe got a divorce. In 2001 Michael released his Invincible album with songs like Threatened, Whatever Happens with Santana, Unbreakable with rapper Biggie Smalls, and You Rock My World.

After 7 years of no albums in 2008 he released Thriller 25th Anniversary. In 2009 he was scheduled to make his Last concerts This is It. They made a documentary movie of the rehearsal for the tour. But sadly in 2009 Michael Jackson died from Cardiac Arrest they attended a funeral in live TV. Michael will always be remembered for his music and his Charity Work.

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