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Michael Jackson through the years with him making his final public appearance to promote his This Is It tour. He faked his death shortly afterwards.Birth name: Michael Joseph JacksonOrigin: Gary, Indiana, United States Of AmericaBorn: August 29, 1958Died: June 25, 2009Place of Death: Los Angeles, California, United States Of AmericaGenres: Dance pop, pop, pop ballad, R&B, soul, funk, pop rock, hard rock, alternative hip hop, discoOccupations: Singer, songwriter, record producer, dancer, choreographer, actor, businessmanInstruments: Vocals, piano, acoustic guitar, bass guitar, electric guitar, rhythm guitar, steel guitar, keyboardYears active musically: 1968-20082009Labels: Motown Records, Epic RecordsAssociated acts: The Jackson 5, Latoya Jackson, Jermaine Jackson, Michaeljackson.com
Michael Jackson through the years with him making his final public appearance to promote his This Is It tour. He faked his death shortly afterwards.Birth name: Michael Joseph JacksonOrigin: Gary, Indiana, United States Of AmericaBorn: August 29, 1958Died: June 25, 2009Place of Death: Los Angeles, California, United States Of AmericaGenres: Dance pop, pop, pop ballad, R&B, soul, funk, pop rock, hard rock, alternative hip hop, discoOccupations: Singer, songwriter, record producer, dancer, choreographer, actor, businessmanInstruments: Vocals, piano, acoustic guitar, bass guitar, electric guitar, rhythm guitar, steel guitar, keyboardYears active musically: 1968-20082009Labels: Motown Records, Epic RecordsAssociated acts: The Jackson 5, Latoya Jackson, Jermaine Jackson, Michaeljackson.com

Michael Joseph Jackson (August 29, 1958 —June 25, 2009) was an American recording artist and one of the most commercially successful and influential artists of all times. Nicknamed the 'King of Pop', his unique contribution to music and dance alongside a highly publicized personal life made him a prominent figure in popular culture for almost five decades.

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BAD

In 1986, Michael did another lead role in the George Lucas produced 3-D film Captain EO. The film lasted 17 minutes. In 1987, Michael released his third solo album Bad. The album debuted at number one. The first single I Just Can't Stop Loving You from the album also reached number one in the billboard charts. The album became the first album ever to produce five number one hits, I Just Can't Stop Loving You, Bad, The Way You Make Feel, Man in The Mirror and Dirty Diana. He also launched his record breaking solo world tour.

In 1988, he wrote his first autobiography talking for the first time on his childhood and his career. Michael was named Artist of The Decade for his success off his albums Thriller and Bad. Michael was tagged the King of Pop.

Dangerous

In 1991, Michael signed a recording contract under Sony Music and released his fourth album, Dangerous. The album debuted at number one. Its lead single, Black or White reached the billboard charts.Michael scored several more hits from the album, including the Top Tens Remember The Time, and In The Closet. He also founded the Heal The World Foundation to help improve the lives of children across the world.

Michael had long preferred the company of children over other adults, and befriended quite a few, inviting them to stay at his Neverland Ranch and enjoy the massive playground he'd assembled over the years. In 1993, Michael was accused of molesting a 13-year-old boy who'd become a frequent guest at Neverland. Michael had entered rehab for a short time. Investigations were unsuccessful in having witnesses for the said allegations. No criminal charges were ever filed against him. He settled the family of the boy out of court.

In 1994 Michael married Lisa Marie Presley, daughter of rock legend Elvis Presley. The marriage only lasted for 19 months, as they divorced in 1996. In 1995, he released his fifth album History which became number one. It was a double album. The lead single Scream a duet with sister Janet Jackson, debuted at number five, setting a new American chart record that was broken when the follow-up, You Are Not Alone became the first single ever to enter the Billboard Hot 100 at number one. Michael married for the second time to Debbie Rowe who was a nurse that Michael met in the treatment of his skin pigment disorder. They had 2 childrens.

Invincible

You Rock my world.
You Rock my world.
On October 2001, he released his album Invincible. The album debuted at number one and went double platinum.

He released his compilation albums in 2003 under Sony Records. The album has sold over six million copies worldwide. In 2006, allegations of sexual assault were made against Jackson by a man who claims Michael Jackson molested him, intoxicated him with drugs and alcohol, and forced him to undergo unnecessary cosmetic surgery. Michael Jackson's lawyer Thomas Mesereau, who successfully defended him against allegations of child molestation in 2005 had successfully defended him again in this case.

In 2008 Michael Jackson announced he was beginning the last tour of his career. Tapes of him preparing for this was released as This Is It an unposthumously released album/film. Just before the tour began Michael Jackson faked his death, starting rumors he "died" of a drug induced Heart attack. His personal doctor is currently accused of murder.

Discography


Singles

Date Title Album
1972 Ben Ben
1979 Don't Stop Till You Get Enough Off The Wall
1980 Rock With You Off The Wall
1983 Billie Jean Thriller
1983 Beat It Thriller
1983 Say Say Say Thriller
1987 I Just Can't Stop Loving You Bad
1987 Bad Bad
1987 The Way You Make Me Feel Bad
1988 Man in The Mirror Bad
1988 Dirty Diana Bad
1991 Black or White Dangerous
1995 You Are Not Alone HIStory

Compilations


Trivia

  • Michael Jackson stands 5'10 tall.
  • Michael won a MTV Movie Award for Best Movie Song in 1994 for Free Willy.
  • Michael's hair caught fire during a Pepsi commercial filming in 1984. Footage of it leaked.
  • He was a vegetarian.
  • Michael had a chimp named "Bubbles".
  • Michael has a skin disease called "vitiligo".
  • Michael was a former Jehovah Witness.
  • He dated Brooke Shields.
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