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at English Theme: Michael Jackson – The King of Pop Teacher: …………… Student: ………………. 12th ”A„ class

Contents: 1. 2. 3. 4. Introduction Early life Jackson 5 or the Jacksons Solo career 4.1. Off the wall 4.2. Thriller 4.3. Bad 4.4. Dangerous 4.5. HIStory 4.6. Invincible 5. This is it 6. Personal life 7. Conclusion

1. with an unreal personality. and the most important – in humanity. He is a bright person. but also in movies. Introduction Michael Jackson. dance. known as The King of Pop or MJ is one of the most famous and most talented artists the world knew. . He brought revolution not only in music industry.

. like 4. His older brother played the guitar. He was always in the centre of the attention at different celebrations and never stopped wondering his friends and family. verbally abuse him. Michael tells how he used to borrows his father‟s guitar with his brothers while he wasn‟t at home. later. called The Falcons. He was the eighth of the ten children of Joseph and Katherine Jackson. and Michael with the rest of the brothers sang along. But anyway. Indiana. which made him take the important step in plastic surgeries and never accepted the fact that Michael wanted to be an artist. Early Life Michael Joseph Jackson was born on the 29th of August in 1958 in Gary. His mother was the one who saw the talent in Michael and the one who told his father about that. he confirmed the fact that Michael really had a talent and so he founded the Jackson Five. They were a poor family. His mother was a Jehovah‟s Witness and his father was a steel mill worker who also performed in a band. he achieved a lot of success in his later career. living in a 3-roomed house.2. Their mother never betrayed them and in general was a very kind hearted woman. for what Michael always praised her and loved her very much. with the rest of his brothers. due to his father‟s strict discipline. Anyway. because he used to beat him. Michael Jackson loved to sing from a really early age. He didn‟t have good relationships with his father.

The Jackson 5 recorded several records. he started to be a lead vocal singer. Jackson 5 or the Jacksons After their father saw the fact that his children are very talented.3. “I Want You Back”. Later. frequently performing at a string of black clubs. “Ben”. and one of the most famous “Got To Be There”. “This Place Hotel” and “Can You Feel It”. they won a major local talent show with renditions of Motown hits and James Brown's "I Got You (I Feel Good)". “Music and Me”. some of the brothers left for a solo career and others joined them. The group‟s name was later changed in Jackson 5. during which Michael was the lead singer and songwriter. “Rockin‟ Robin”. In 1979. “Shake Your Body(Down To The Ground)”. they renamed themselves the Jacksons. In 1966. They released some hits like. When he was eight. “Dancing Machine”. he founded a band called The Jackson Brothers. Michael joined firstly as a backup musician playing congas and tambourine. The band toured the Midwest extensively from 1966 to 1968. Michael leaves for a solo career in colaboration with Quincy Jones. Everybody found his voice extremely unsual and powerful for such and early age. with his brother Jermaine. Michael didn‟t know about going to a normal school and playing with other kids like him – all he had to do was to rehearse and learn at home. After performing a few times and achieving success. releasing six more albums between 1976 and 1984. like “ABC”. later performing backup vocals and dancing. . They continued to tour internationally. led by Michael.

changing his entire style. Each of the albums he released meant a new era for him. from the songs to the clothes. . Solo Career Michael left the Jacksons for starting a solo career with Quincy Jones and achieved lots of success.4.

Off the Wall Michael‟s solo career began with his first album called “Off the Wall”. Despite its commercial success. released in 1979 and generated 10 top hits. He also won Billboard Year-End for top Black Artist and Top Black Album and a Grammy Award for best Male R&B Vocal Performance. Jackson felt “Off the Wall” should have made a much bigger impact. . “Rock With You” and others. like “Won‟t Stop „til You Get Enough”.4.1. and was determined to exceed expectations with his next release. Jackson again won at the American Music Awards in 1981 for Favorite Soul/R&B Album and Favorite Soul/R&B Male Artist. It was sold in over 20 million copies over the world and won three awards at the American Music Awards.

the most famous and the best selling album of all times is “Thriller”. The . A one-man rescue team for the music business. The New York Times wrote that. the hat and his white socks. radio. music videos and costumes. and "Wanna Be Startin' Somethin'" The era saw the arrival of novelties like dolls modeled after Michael Jackson. A songwriter who sets the beat for a decade. It was the first album to have seven Billboard Hot 100 top 10 singles. In this era his symbols appeared. which appeared in stores in May 1984 at a price of $12. "in the world of pop music.2. This album made him the most awarded artist in a single night – 8 Grammies! The album topped the Billboard 200 chart for 37 weeks and was in the top 10 of the 200 for 80 consecutive weeks. Time described Jackson's influence at that point as "Star of records. Thriller The next album. A singer who cuts across all boundaries of taste and style and color too". A dancer with the fanciest feet on the street. rock video. there is Michael Jackson and there is everybody else." Michael Jackson did a revolution with his songs. which are the white glove. including "Billie Jean". He motivated wearing white socks so that his fans could see his moves on the scene from far away. released in 1982. sold in over 65 million copies worldwide. which was a Guinnes record.4. "Beat It".

and never came down. and when he did his iconic moonwalk. "from the first beat of Billie Jean. .costumation was soon imitated by all the fans. people meet for the first time the original Moonwalk. as it was made as a small movie. "The moonwalk that he made famous is an apt metaphor for his dance style. Also in this era. the baseball jacket. I was shocked. His ability to keep one leg straight as he glides while the other bends and seems to walk requires perfect timing. a genuine mime. it was magic. he is a great illusionist. like the red jacket from Thriller. the Beat it jacket and so on. which made high impressions on the fans. I was mesmerized. Anna Kisselgoff of The New York Times later wrote. How does he do it? As a technician." Also in this era. The music video Thriller beat off any expectations. He was very appreciated for the infinite charity actions and fot he help offered to several people. “Billie Jean” were fastly learned and danced by the fans worldwide. All the dances from the music videos like “Thriller”." Berry Gordy said of the performance. “Beat it”. Michael Jackson went into orbit. he released in colaboration with several amazing artists the song “We Are The World” for charity for Africa.

S. Jackson 5. career. It did not top “Thriller” as a commercial or artistic triumph. with over 45 million copies worldwide. as he says: “if you want to make the world a better place. Bad The next album and era for Michael Jackson is “Bad” . “Man In The Mirror” was a message to all the world. five of which ("I Just Can't Stop Loving You". involving again new moves and new costumes. Princess Diana approached him and asked if he would sing “Dirty Diana”. At one of the concerts held in London. He took it off especially for her. in 1988.a complete change of his style. take a look at yourself and make a change”. especially the “Bad” one and “The Way You Make Me Feel”. "Man in the Mirror" and "Dirty Diana") reached number one on the Billboard Hot 100 charts. at which she said: “But why? It is my favourite song!”. "The Way You Make Me Feel". He also wrote about his facial . family and so on. The “Bad” album spawned seven hit singles in the U. released in 1987. no. of course not!”.. in which he retells about his childhood. In the same period. but “Bad” was still a substantial success in its own right.3. The music videos still impressed all the fans.4. he released his only autobiography. at which he answered: “Oh God! No. called “Moonwalk”. "Bad".

which is a disease – vitiligo. which he couldn‟t bare as he was an artist. as he didn‟t have one. The musician then released a film called “Moonwalker”.appearance. In this era we find out the original reason of his skin whitening. weight loss. which caused lighter spots all over his body. and stage lighting. even on his face. he buys an enormous land in California. due to his favourite character “Peter-Pan” who never grew old. He was stuck in his childhood. that‟s why he loved the kids very much and why he built his own amusement park in Neverland. a strict vegetarian diet. a change in hair style. He attributed much of the change in the structure of his face to puberty. The nickname was popularized by Elizabeth Taylor. which was called “Neverland”. saying he had had two rhinoplastic surgeries and a dimple created in his chin. In March month of the same year. which featured live footage and short films that starred Jackson. His success resulted in him being dubbed the "King of Pop". .

He continued travelling around the world with the main goal – to help people in need. the album's first single "Black or White" was its biggest hit. peaking at number three on the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart. the bestselling collection of poetry. The album's second single "Remember the Time" spent eight weeks in the top five in the United States. reaching number one on the Billboard Hot 100 and remaining there for seven weeks. and he says: “I Said If You're Thinkin' Of Being My Brother It Don't Matter If You're Black Or White” Jackson founded the Heal the World Foundation in 1992. with similar chart performances worldwide. The charity organization brought underprivileged children to Jackson's ranch to enjoy theme park rides that Jackson had built on the property. like Gabon and Egypt. In the United States. He visited different countries.4. In the same year Jackson published his second book. . poverty. The music video of “Remember The Time” was filmed in colaboration with Eddie Murphy and evolved several special effects and again. Through his song “Black or White” he tells about the major human problem – racism. new moves and costumes. and disease. Dancing the Dream. The foundation also sent millions of dollars around the globe to help children threatened by war. released in 1991 with 31 million copies sold worldwide.4. Dangerous The next album and era of Michael is “Dangerous”.

. for his global performances and humanitarian concerns. Favorite Soul/R&B Single ("Remember the Time") and was the first to win the International Artist Award. in which starred Michael Jordan. In the same year. awarding the work of Bruce Swedien and Teddy Riley. This award will bear his name in the future.Another famous music video was for the song “Jam”. The Dangerous album won a Grammy for Best Engineered – Non Classical. Michael Jackson won three American Music Awards for Favorite Pop/Rock Album (Dangerous). They tought each other the best they could – Jackson the Moonwalkd and Jordan to play basketball.

with 20 million copies (40 million units) sold worldwide. the song being called “Scream”. Janet. The album debuted at number one on the charts and has been certified for seven million shipments in the US. During it. and the second one – 13 new tracks and 2 covers. which made a big impression. He made a duet with his sister.5. It holds the Guinness World Record for the first song ever to debut at number one on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. “HIStory” received a Grammy nomination for Album of the Year. and received a Grammy nomination for "Best Pop Collaboration with Vocals". Another best single is “You Are Not Alone” in which he is starring with his first wife – Lisa Marie Presley. HIStory The next album called “HIStory” was released in 1995 and devided into two volumes. The album was promoted with the successful HIStory World Tour. The single had the highest debut on the Billboard Hot 100 at number five.4. . It is the best-selling multiple-disc album of all-time. The first volume contained his best singles. he married his long time friend – Deborah Rowe.

which contained remixes of hit singles from HIStory and five new songs. it is the best selling remix album ever released.In 1997. Worldwide sales stand at 6 million copies. Jackson released “Blood on the Dance Floor: HIStory in the Mix”. .

6.4. "You Rock My World".S Invincible spawned three singles. . It received double-platinum certification in the U. The music video evolved Chris Tucker and was also made like a short movie. debuting atop the charts in 13 countries and going on to sell approximately 13 million copies worldwide. "Cry" and "Butterflies". with over 10 million copies sold. but not the least is the “Invincible” album. released in 2001. “Invincible” proved to be a hit. Invincible The last.

Less than three weeks before the first show was due to begin in London and with all concerts being sold out. he said it would be his "final curtain call". People were standing day and night waiting for the tickets and almost all of them were bought long before the concert. Jackson held a press conference at London's O2 Arena and announced a series of comeback concerts titled This Is It.5. The concerts would have commenced on July 13. 2010. He passed away on the 25th of June 2009 and it was a tragic news for the whole world as it was and still is a great loss. On October 28. 2009. no one complained about buying the ticket and instead left them as a memory of the passed and beloved artist. 2009. a documentary film about the rehearsals titled “Michael Jackson's This Is It” was released. and finished on March 6. . The shows would be Jackson's first major series of concerts since the HIStory World Tour finished in 1997. Jackson died after suffering cardiac arrest. This Is It In March 2009. But nevertheless. The last song he wrote was “This is it” – showing the end of his career. Jackson suggested possible retirement after the shows.

He divorced Deborah too. or that he drank special pills and mixtures in order to mentain his voice perfect. He was married twice – his first wife was Lisa Marie Presley. "I'm an alien from Mars and I eat live chickens and do a voodoo dance at midnight. it didn‟t go too well. and later his thrid son was born – Prince II. Michael Jackson." people would say.6. because you're a reporter. and the second – Deborah Rowe. They'll believe anything you say. But if I. inventing different false stories. nicknamed Blanket. Personal Life Talking about his personal life. man."” . or that he disliked the fact that he is a black colored person and changed his color. that Michael Jackson is nuts. who gave birth to two children – Prince I and Paris. He wasn‟t a happy person. Responding to the gossips. whose mother is left to be unknown. He's cracked up. You can't believe a single word that comes out of his mouth. as everyone was judging him. "Oh. were to say. Jackson remarked: “Why not just tell people I'm an alien from Mars? Tell them I eat live chickens and do a voodoo dance at midnight. He had several accusations of child molestation and misunderstandings of his kindness. like the fact that he was sleeping in a hyberbaric oxygen chamber to slow aging process.

he was very sentimental and naïve until the end of times.Michael Jackson was a really philantropic person. He still had hope people would change and be kinder and warm-hearted. .

because Michael Jackson means a great thing for the world‟s culture.7. kindness. I admire him very much from an early age because of his songs full of meanings. devotion.Conclusion I have chosen to make a research namely on this personality. Rest In Peace. and instead – impressed us more and more. He was loyal to his fans for 4 decades and never disappointed us. tours. his efforts. moves. for a wonderful model for the next generations. He is a true genius – no replacement will ever exist in the whole human subsistance. costumes. . creativity. concerts. I admire him for the emotions he caused to us. Michael – you are still in our hearts. for the bright ideas he gave us. his utterly wonderful voice.