Michael Jackson aka MJ was an American singer, songwriter, and dancer, born August 29, 1958, in Gary, Indiana, USA, well known for Moon-walk dance step, named as “King Of Pop“, one of the most significant cultural icons of the 20th century, the greatest entertainers of all time, sung popular songs “Beat It”, “Billie Jean”, and “Thriller”, “Black and white”, “Scream”, “Earth” thousands many more.
Michael Jackson (MJ) Biography, Wiki
Birth Name: Michael Joseph Jackson
Died: June 25, 2009 (at age 50) in Los Angeles, California, U.S
Other names/Nick Names: Michael Joe Jackson, The Gloved One, Wacko Jacko, Jacko, King Of Pop, MJ, Applehead, Mike, Mikey, Smelly
Cause of Michal Jackson’s death?
Cardiac arrest induced by acute propofol and benzodiazepine intoxication.
Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Glendale, California, U.S.
Michal Jackson Signatures/Eye Points
- White Gloves,
- White Socks black shoes,
- black hat
- a jacket with a ribbon around one sleeve
- Fluid and energetic dancing
- beatboxing ability
- The crotch grab
Michal Jackson Family
Father: Joseph Walter “Joe” Jackson (a former boxer, was a steelworker at U.S. Steel)
Mother: Katherine Esther Jackson (a country-and-western performer, also worked part-time at Sears)
Siblings: Michael grew up with three sisters (La Toya, Rebbie, and Janet) and five brothers (Jackie, Jermaine, Tito, Marlon, and Randy). The sixth brother one, Marlon’s twin Brandon, died shortly after his birth.
Children: Paris Jackson, Prince Michael Jackson II, Michael Joseph Jackson, Jr.
The Jackson 5 Group
In 1964, Michael and Marlon joined a band formed by their father, the Jackson Brothers, which included brothers Jackie, Tito, and Jermaine as a backup musician but in the year 1965, the group name changed as Jackson 5. The Jackson 5 group performed in clubs, cocktail lounges, local auditoriums, and high school dances.
In August 1967, on touring the East coast, this group won a weekly amateur night concert at “Apollo Theater” in Harlem.
The Jackson 5 recorded so many songs, ‘Big Boy’ (first single), ‘I Want You Back’ 1969, ‘ABC’ 1970, ‘The Love You Save’ 1970, and ‘ I’ll Be There ‘ 1970. The last four ones were at #1on the Billboard Hot 100. Between the years 1972 and 1975, Michael Jackson released his four solo albums with Motown: Got to Be There (1972), Ben (1972), Music & Me (1973), and Forever, Michael (1975).
Michal’s performance of the song “Dancing Machine” on an episode of Soul Train popularized as robot dance. In June 1975, the Jackson 5 signed with Epic Records and renamed themselves as the Jacksons.
The Jacksons and Off the well Journey
After changing their group name, The Jacksons continued their tour internationally and released six more albums between the years 1976 and 1984. Michael was the group’s lead songwriter during this time and wrote popular hits as “Shake Your Body (Down to the Ground)” (1979), “This Place Hotel” (1980), and “Can You Feel It” (1980).
Jackson’s work in the film industry began in the year 1978 when Michal moved to New York City. Michal established as a solo performer by Jackson’s fifth solo album, Off the Wall (1979), which was co-produced by Jackson and Jones. Off the Wall was the first Jackson’s solo album to generate four singles “Off the Wall”, “She’s Out of My Life”, “Don’t Stop ‘Til You Get Enough” and “Rock with You” were in the top 10 hits in the United States, album sold over 20 million copies worldwide and reached number three on the Billboard 200.
Michal won Billboard Year-End awards (“Top Black Artist and Top Black Album), a Grammy Award ( Best Male R&B Vocal Performance ), 3 awards at the American Music Awards (Favorite Soul/R&B Album, Favorite Soul/R&B Male Artist, and Favorite Soul/R&B Single ) for his single “Don’t Stop ‘Til You Get Enough“.
Michal Jackson’s Thriller
After that Michal’s sixth album Thriller, released in late 1982 and Jackson got 7 more Grammy Awards, 8 American Music Awards in his side. It was the best selling album of all time worldwide as well as in the United States, sold over 66 million copies.
The album was at the top of Billboard 200 charts for the 37 weeks and in the top 10 of 200 for 80 consecutive weeks. Thriller was the first album, had seven Billboard Hot 100 top 10 singles, including singles “Beat It“, “Billie Jean“, and “Wanna Be Startin’ Somethin”. A documentary film “The Making of Michael Jackson’s Thriller” sold over 350,000 copies in a few months.
Debut of Moonwalk
March 25, 1983, Jackson reunited with his brothers at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium for Motown 25: Yesterday, Today, Forever, an NBC television special. which was aired on May 16, 1983, with an estimated audience of around 47 million. It was the best remembered for Michal’s solo performance of “Billie Jean”, which earned Jackson his first Emmy nomination. where he was wearing a distinctive black jacket and a white golf glove which was decorated with rhinestones and then Michal debuted his signature dance move, the moonwalk.
The New York Times wrote about Michal Jackson- “In the world of pop music, there is Michael Jackson and there is everybody else“.
Michal Jackson Changing Appearance
Jackson’s skin was a medium-brown color throughout his younger age later it gradually grew paler. This was partly due to vitiligo (a skin condition – patches on the skin cause of losing their pigment) due to skin bleaching and changing of his skin to appear white. Michal was making his nose smaller around the same time when dealing with his skin. Michal’s physical changes were widespread in media and criticism from the public.
He was diagnosed with discoid lupus. In treating this condition, He was taking hydroxychloroquine injection directly into his scalp regularly. He was also using Solaquin, Retin A and Benoquin plus he has to avoid sun exposure ever.
During this period Michael’s face was getting much changed. He has done tons of surgeries like six nose surgery, three Rhinoplasties, Created Dimples, forehead lift surgery, cheekbone surgery, and lips surgery.
Michael Jackson’s Biggest Controversies
- Changing Skin tones, Surgeries
- Child sexual abuse allegations
- Drug Addiction
According to Forbes magazine as of August 2018, Michal’s total career pretax earnings in life and death is $4.2 billion US Dollars, additional $400 million from concerts, music publishing, $300 million dollars through sales of his recordings.
Michael Jackson Interesting Facts
- Michal Jackson’s father, Joe Jackson also a musician, had been a guitarist but he was forced to give up his musical ambitions cause of his marriage to Michael’s mother Katherine Jackson (née Katherine Esther Scruse).
- At the age of 13, Jackson launched a solo career in addition to his work with the Jackson 5, making the charts in 1971 with “Got to Be There.
- Michal Jackson was the eighth son on ten in Jackson’s family.
- Got to Be There (1972)
- Ben (1972)
- Music & Me (1973)
- Forever, Michael (1975)
- Off the Wall (1979)
- Thriller (1982)
- Bad (1987)
- Dangerous (1991)
- HIStory: Past, Present, and Future, Book I (1995)
- Invincible (2001)