Michael Jackson

By Rolando Martinez-RIco

King of Pop

Michael Jackson is famous in the musical world because he has sold more than 300 million records worldwide. Jackson was a global icon to many people. He has released many hit songs and many albums.

Early Life

Michael Jackson was born on August 29, 1958, in Gary, Indiana. He had many siblings, Janet Jackson, La Toya Jackson, Jermaine Jackson, Randy Jackson, Tito Jackson, Marlon Jackson, Rebbie Jackson, Joh'Vonnie Jackson, Jackie Jackson, and Brandon Jackson. His parents were Katherine Jackson and Joe Jackson. Michael sang "Climb Every Mountain" at the age of five in front of a public.
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"No Matter What, No Star Is Too Far To Reach. And You Never Give Up."

Musical Achievements

Michael Jackson has many achievements. Jackson earned more than 150 gold and platinum awards. He has also won thirteen Grammy awards. Michael was in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a solo artist in 2001 and as the lead singer of the Jackson Five in 1997. "Thriller", was one of Michael's hit songs, this song made it to the Top 10 hits on the Billboard. Michael Jackson was named the "Top-Selling pop Artist of the century."
Michael Jackson - Thriller (Lyrics)

"In A World Filled With Despair, We Must Still Dare To Dream. And In A World Filled With Distrust, We Must Still Dare To Believe."

Fun Facts

One fun fact about Jackson is that his total earnings were about 500 million dollars. Another fun fact is that his famous moonwalk was actually picked up from street dancers. The Jackson five had a hit song called "I want you back." Michael Jackson was the global icon in the 1980s. "Starlight" was the original name for "Thriller", but it was changed later on. Michael Jackson changed his color of skin during his artistic career; he also changed the shape of his nose various times.
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"If You Enter This World Knowing You Are Loved And You Leave This World Knowing The Same, Then Everything That Happens In Between Can Be Dealt With."

Impacting event happens to the King of Pop

Unfortunately the King of Pop died on June 25, 2009, in Holmby Hills, Los Angeles, California. Even though this tragedy happened many people still listen to his music and also dance to his famous moonwalk. Also, people and other singers still do tributes to Michael Jackson, in 2014 Usher did a tribute remembering the King of Pop.