Michael jackson

Michael Joseph Jackson[1] (August 29, 1958 – June 25, 2009) was an American recording artist, dancer, singer-songwriter, musician, and philanthropist. Referred to as the King of Pop, Jackson is recognized as the most successful entertainer of all time by Guinness World Records. His contribution to music, dance, and fashion, along with a much-publicized personal life, made him a global figure in popular culture for over four decades. The seventh child of theJackson family, he debuted on the professional music scene along with his brothers as a member of The Jackson 5, then the Jacksons in 1964, and began his solo career in 1971. In the early 1980s, Jackson became a dominant figure in popular music. The music videos for his songs, including those of "Beat It", "Billie Jean", and "Thriller", were credited with transforming the medium into an art form and a promotional tool, and the popularity of these videos helped to bring the relatively new television channel MTV to fame. Videos such as "Black or White" and "Scream" made him a staple on MTV in the 1990s. Through stage performances and music videos, Jackson popularized a number of dance techniques, such as the robot and the moonwalk, to which he gave the name. His distinctive musical sound and vocal style have influenced numerous hip hop, pop, contemporary R&B, and rock artists. Jackson's 1982 album Thriller is the best-selling album of all time. His other records, includingOff the Wall (1979), Bad (1987), Dangerous (1991), and HIStory (1995), also rank among the world's best-selling. Jackson is one of the few artists to have been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame twice. He

he was accused of child sexual abuse. after suffering from cardiac arrest. he was tried and acquitted of further sexual abuse allegations and several other charges after the jury ruled him not guilty on all counts. 2009. In 2005. 13 Grammy Awards (as well as the Grammy Legend Award and the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award). which have made him the most-awarded recording artist in the history of popular music. but the case was settled out of court and no formal charges were brought. While preparing for his concert series This Is It. Sony Music . Some of his other achievementsinclude multiple Guinness World Records. and the estimated sale of over 750 million records worldwide. In March 2010. Jackson had been administered drugs including propofol and lorazepam. and his personal physician pleaded not guilty to charges of involuntary manslaughter. 26 American Music Awards (more than any other artist. have generated controversy. Jackson won hundreds of awards. The Los Angeles County Coroner declared his death a homicide. and as many as one billion people around the world reportedly watched his public memorial serviceon live television. Aspects of Jackson's personal life. Jackson died of acutepropofol intoxication on June 25. In 1993. Jackson's death triggered a global outpouring of grief. Before his death. 13 number-one singles in the United States in his solo career (more than any other male artist in the Hot 100 era). personal relationships. including his changing appearance. including the "Artist of the Century").was also inducted into the Dance Hall of Fame as the first (and currently only) dancer from the world of pop and rock 'n' roll. and behavior.

and five brothers: Jackie. and to release seven posthumous albums over the decade following his death.Jermaine. Michael Jackson's deep dissatisfaction with his appearance.[2] an industrial city near Chicago. saying that he had a fat nose on numerous occasions. Indiana.[5][6][7] Joseph acknowledged in 2003 that he regularly whipped Jackson as a boy. 1958. His mother. [7] Jackson stated that he was physically and emotionally abused during incessant rehearsals. and Janet.[3] A sixth brother. Brandon. died shortly after birth. was a devout Jehovah's Witness. and Randy. though he also credited his father's strict discipline with playing a large role in his success. Early life and The Jackson 5 (1958–1975) Michael Jackson was born on August 29.Joseph Walter "Joe" Jackson. Jackson had three sisters: Rebbie. Tito. and his father. Jackson's father was also said to have verbally abused Jackson. his tendency to remain hyper-compliant especially with his father.[5] Jackson first spoke openly about his childhood abuse in an interview with Oprah Winfrey. and to remain child-like throughout his . broadcast in February 1993.[8] In fact. the eighth of ten children in an African American working-class family who lived in a small 3-room house in Gary.[4] Jackson had a troubled relationship with his father. was a steel mill worker who performed with an R&B band called The Falcons. He admitted that he had often cried from loneliness and he would vomit on the sight of his father. Marlon. Joe. his nightmares and chronic sleep problems. Katherine Esther Scruse. La Toya.Entertainment signed a $250 million deal with Jackson's estate to retain distribution rights to his recordings until 2017.

and that "if you didn't do it the right way. Jackson acknowledged that his father hurt him when he was a child.[3] The band toured the Midwest extensively from 1966 to 1968. including "Big Boy". When he was eight. When Bashir dismissed the positive remark and continued asking about beatings. In 1966. where they often opened stripteases and other adult acts. Jackson began sharing the lead vocals with his older brother Jermaine. before signing with Motown Records in 1968. He recalled that Joseph sat in a chair with a belt in his hand as he and his siblings rehearsed. really get you". frequently performing at a string of black clubs known as the "chitlin' circuit". later included in the 2003 broadcast of Living with Michael Jackson.[3] Rolling Stone magazine later described the young Michael as "a prodigy" with . and the group's name was changed to The Jackson 5. Jackson put his hand over his face and objected to the questions.[9] In an interview with Martin Bashir. Tito. Jackson later began performing backup vocals and dancing. for the local record label Steeltown in 1967.adult life are in many ways consistent with the effects of this chronic maltreatment he endured as a young child. Michael and Marlon joined the Jackson Brothers—a band formed by brothers Jackie. as he admitted his father's strict discipline played a huge role in his success. led by Michael. but was nonetheless a "genius".[12] The Jackson 5 recorded several songs. they won a major local talent show with renditions of Motown hits and James Brown's "I Got You (I Feel Good)". and Jermaine—as backup musicians playing congas and tambourine.[10][11] In 1964. he would tear you up.

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