The King of Pop
Jackson Performing on a World Tour in 1988
Michael Jackson's Awards
-Won Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award.
-His song "Thriller" is the most successful music video of all time (Guinness World Records).
-Won 13 normal Grammy awards, with a record 12 nominations in one night.
-Won 26 American Music awards.
-Won 15 World Music awards.
-31 Guinness World Records.
-An estimated total sales of 1 billion units of his music worldwide.
Michael Jackson's Most Famous Song and Music Video, "Thriller."
Training, Education, Influenes and Major Roles
-This time in his family band served as Jackson's training, starting him in a backup role and gradually progressing until he finally got a lead singing role before starting his solo career.
-Michael Jackson's major roles throughout his career include being a singer, songwriter, record producer, actor, and band member.
-Musicians who influenced Michael Jackson include Stevie Wonder, James Brown, and Fred Astaire.
Michael Jackson's Opinion On Music
Michael Jackson Interesting Facts
-Jackson signed a contract with Sony for $250 Million giving them access to unused recordings.
-Jackson's first solo recording to reach the top of the charts was "Ben" in 1972
-Jackson's favorite animated character is Pinocchio.
-Jackson composed music for Sega's Sonic The Hedgehog 3 for the Sega Genesis, but chose not to be shown in the game's credits because he was unhappy with how the Genesis's 16 bit sound chip made his songs sound.