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Michael Jackson Biography – The King of Pop

Michael Jackson is an evergreen American pop singer, whose contributions to music and dance changed the world. With multiple Grammy awards, American Music Awards, Guinness World Records and Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award, he rules the kingdom of music and remains the most popular global figure and philanthropist of all time.


Michael Jackson Biography

Michael Jackson was born to African American working class parents, Joseph and Katherine Jackson on August 29, 1958 in Gary, Indiana. The famous pop singer Janet Jackson is his sister. Jackson started singing at the age of five with his siblings in "The Jackson 5", and rose to fame in the field of music and was recognized by the Guinness World Records as the most successful entertainer. While Elvis Presley is the King of Rock and Roll, Michael Jackson is the King of Pop. Throughout his life, he was frequently photographed and followed by the paparazzi and was accused of child molestation charges a number of times. He married Elvis Presley’s daughter, Lisa Marie Presley and later married his friend Deborah Rowe.

Michael Jackson Thriller - A Historic Bestseller

Michael Jackson’s Thriller is the best selling music album of all time released on November 30, 1982. With around 110 million copies sold out, the album has nine songs, of which seven reached the Billiard Hot 100’s top 10. It won eight Grammy awards at the 1984 Grammys. The song “Thriller” from the album is the most popular of the Michael Jackson songs, the video of which lasts 14 minutes. It is the greatest music video ever made and the Guinness World Records enlisted the video as the most successful music video. In 2009, Michael Jackson Thriller became the first music video to be honoured by the National Film Registry of the Library of Congress.

Michael Jackson Death

Michael Jackson died of cardiac arrest on June 25, 2009, at his home in Los Angeles, California. The cardiac arrest occurred due to the reaction of the drugs propofol and lorazepam in his body. Jackson did not react to the CPR administered by his personal physician Conrad Murray. Paramedics took him to the Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center where he was pronounced dead. On August 28, 2009, the Los Angeles County Coroner declared Jackson’s death a homicide. This raised a lot of controversy and Conrad Murray was charged for involuntary manslaughter. Michael Jackson’s memorial service was conducted on July 7, 2009, at the Staples Center in Los Angeles.Photo source: / sottti

Written by Lucy King

3 Responses to Michael Jackson Biography – The King of Pop

  1. morgan said
    i love this picture it is so ummm i like wish he was not dead right now . every sunday i bump his nmusic on my radio!!!!11
  2. noname cookie said
    he was an illiterate moran, his life was worthless, He cannot sing a single note, he was no muscian. Why anyone would care at all for him alive or dead is beyond my understanding. He was a low life criminal with mega mental illnesses. However, I did enjoy his moon walk.
  3. salaya said
    hey whoever noname cookie where do you stand out in life like really at least he did make history on something and people care for him because of what he charished and donated to many people in the world and if he wasnt no musician then why he got many records and why most people listening to his songs till this day honestly you need to think of what you say about people oh and i hope you liven a good life to be talikin trash about somebody else life..(yea i mean what i say)

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