Michael Jackson

How he started his career

Michael Joseph Jackson was born on August 29, 1958, in Gary, Indiana. His father, Joseph Jackson, had been a guitarist who put aside his musical aspirations to provide for his family.Believing his sons had talent, he molded them into a musical group in the early 1960's.At first, the Jackson Family performers consisted of Michael's older brothers,Tito, Jermaine and Jackie. Michael joined his siblings when he was 5 years old.He showed remarkable performance at such a young performer.

Albums,Songs,and Awards

He made the charts in 1971 with 'Got to Be There' from the album of the same name. His 1972 album, 'Ben', featured the eponymous ballad about a rat. The song became Jackson's first solo No. 1 single.Michael Jackson enjoyed a chart-topping career both with the Jackson 5 and as a solo artist. His best selling album in history, 'Thriller,' in 1982.

Background information and facts

Michael and his brothers moved to Los Angeles, The Jackson 5 was introduced to the music industry at a special event in August 1969, and the group later opened for the Supreme. Their first album, Diana Ross Presents the Jackson 5, hit the charts in December 1969, with its single, "I Want You Back," reaching Number 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.More chart-topping singles such as "ABC," "The Love You Save" and "I'll Be There."