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MICHAEL JACKSON 29 AUGUST 1958 – 25 JUNE 2009 .

he debuted on the professional music scene along with his brothers as a member of The Jackson 5. and the group's name was The Jackson 5. the Jackson 5 signed with Epic Records. then the Jacksons in 1964. a subsidiary of CBS Records and renamed themselves the Jacksons. Jackson began sharing the lead vocals with his older brother Jermaine. . When he was eight.The Early Years Michael Jackson was born on August 29. 1958 The seventh child of the Jackson family. In June 1975. and began his solo career in 1971.

the record won a Grammy for Best Recording for Children in 1984. It reached number three on the Billboard 200 and eventually sold over 20 million copies worldwide. it was the first solo album to generate four U.Released in 1979. Jackson contributed the song "Someone In the Dark" to the storybook for the film E. . top 10 hits. In 1980.S. Jackson won three awards at the American Music Awards for his solo efforts: Favorite Soul/R&B Album. and Favorite Soul/R&B Single. Favorite Soul/R&B Male Artist. the Extra-Terrestrial. In 1982. including the chart-topping singles "Don't Stop 'til You Get Enough" and "Rock with You".T.

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making him the most awarded in one night for both award shows. . the youngest artist to win it).In 1982 he won another seven Grammys and eight American Music Awards (including the Award of Merit.

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released in late 1982.Thriller album. which was 1983's best-selling album worldwide The Making of Michael Jackson's Thriller sold over 350.000 copies .

Michael Jackson is recognized as the most successful entertainer of all time by Guinness World Records .

Time described Jackson's influence at that point as "Star of records. there is Michael Jackson and there is everybody else" . "in the world of pop music. A one-man rescue team for the music business. A singer who cuts across all boundaries of taste and style and color too". rock video. radio. The New York Times wrote that. A songwriter who sets the beat for a decade. A dancer with the fanciest feet on the street.

. reaching number one on the Billboard Hot 100 and remaining there for seven weeks. the album's first single "Black or White" was its biggest hit.In the United States. with similar chart performances worldwide.

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.Michael Jackson was inducted onto the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 1980 as member of The Jacksons and in 1984 as solo artist.

" Only artist in history to generate five #1 hits (USA) from one album with "Bad." First artist to generate seven top ten hits (USA) on one album with "Thriller.First solo artist to generate four top ten hits on the Billboard charts on one album with "Off the Wall." .

although later tours did make it to Hawaii.4 million people. 1989. Jackson broke a Guinness World Record when 504. .[83] In Japan alone. the tour had 14 sellouts and drew 570. He performed a total of 123 concerts to an audience of 4. finishing on January 14.000 people attended seven sold-out shows at Wembley Stadium.000 in a single tour.000 people. The Bad Tour turned out to be the last of Jackson's concert tours to include shows in the continental United States.The Bad World Tour began on September 12 that year. nearly tripling the previous record of 200.

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transforming him into the Scarecrow and be able to become a different character. Michael Jackson plays the Scarecrow. directed by Sidney Lumet. . The Wiz. 6 days a week. is a remake of one of Michael Jackson's favourite movies "The Wizard of Oz".Released in 1978. The Wiz was Michael’s first step into the movies and he found he enjoyed the 5-hour make-up sessions. The film has an all blackcast with Diana Ross playing the lead role of Dorothy and Richard Pryor as The Wiz.

Moonwalker is a magical. starring Joe Pesci as Mr Big and Sean Lennon. musical journey into the world of Michael Jackson. animation and the latest special effects of the time.Released in 1988. Kellie Parker and Brandon Adams. mixed in with fantastic songs and dance numbers. Moonwalker is a story of good over evil. Directed by Jerry Kramer and Colin Chilvers. .

the extra-terrestrial monstrosities of 'Aliens' and the amazing dinosaurs of 'Jurassic Park'. the world's foremost creator of creatures. Featuring latest special effects. makeup and dance routines. . Ghosts was written by Michael Jackson and Stephen King and directed by Oscarwinner Stan Winston. Winston is the man behind characters such as 'The Terminator'.A short film of 38 minutes released in 1996/97. Michael plays a number of characters that look nothing like each other making use of great make-up and special effects.

Ranked #11 in VH1's list of the "100 Greatest Kid Stars" with his brothers as the Jackson 5. Performed at the ball for President Bill Clinton's first inauguration on 20 January 1993. His 2001 album "Invincible" sold over 10 million copies worldwide.Has sold over 750 million albums worldwide. He was voted the 35th Greatest Artist of all time in Rock 'n' Roll by Rolling Stone.his version of the song is on "History .Past.". His favorite The Beatles'' song is "Come Together" . Present and Future. .

He had been influenced by the work of contemporary musicians such as Little Richard. Jackson's music took root in R&B. Sammy Davis. James Brown was greatest inspiration. to whom he made a tribute in "Beat It" and in the "Bad" video. David Ruffin. pop and soul. Jackie Wilson.. Diana Ross. the Bee Gees and the West Side Story dancers. Gene Kelly. positioned throughout Europe to promote HISTORY. Jr. The Isley Brothers. James Brown. Jackson's .One of many identical statues. Fred Astaire.

HIStory received a Grammy nomination for Album of the Year. The first disc. contained 15 new songs. History Begins.History: Past. HIStory Continues. with 20 million copies (40 million units) sold worldwide. Volume I in 2001. was a 15-track greatest hits album. . while the second disc. and was later reissued as Greatest Hits: HIStory. The album debuted at number one on the charts and has been certified for seven million shipments in the US. Present and Future. Book I. It is the best-selling multiple-disc album of all-time.

In 2002. Michael Jackson won his 22nd American Music Award for Artist of the Century .

Through his "Heal the World" Foundation. instituted mentoring. cowrote the song "We Are the World. With Lionel Richie." and was one of its performers. . immunization and drug-abuse education programs and paid for a Hungarian child's liver transplant. Jackson spearheaded airlifts of food and medical supplies to war-torn Sarajevo.

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Michael Jackson died sudden death at age 50 of a drug-induced cardiac arrest. a documentary film about the rehearsals entitled Michael Jackson's This Is It was released On June 25. 2009. . 2009.On October 28.

2009. at the Staples Center in Los Angeles .Jackson's memorial was held on July 7.

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MICHAEL. YOU ROCKED MY WORLD ABHINAV ANAND .

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