Michael Jackson A.K.A. the king of pop was born on August 29, 1958 in Gary, Indiana. He is the eighth child of ten children born to Joseph and Katherine Jackson. Michael Jackson was known to the world as a famous singer, song writer, producer and dancer.
Michael made his debut as Michael of the Jackson 5 which was a singing group formed by his father. It consisted of his older brothers Tito, Jermaine, Jackie, Marlon and of course Michael. The group had many hit songs, they may be known for hit songs such as “I want you back”, “I’ll be there” and “ABC”. Later in life Michael left the group and became a solo artist he is best known for hit songs such as “Thriller”, “Beat it”, “Billie Jean” and “Black or White” .
In his solo career he made great accomplishments. Michael broke numerous records as an artist. He earned several Guinness World Records titles, including achieving the longest span of U.S. Top 40 singles—from November 6, 1971, to January 1, 2011. He won a total of 13 Grammy Awards—eight of them in one night in 1984—and was the first artist to have five singles reach No. 1 from the same album (1987’s Bad). He was also a double inductee into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, for both his work with the Jackson 5 and as a solo artist.
In Michael’s personal life he was married twice. He first married Lisa Marie Presley (the daughter of Elvis Presley) and they divorced in 1996. He later married Debbie Rowe the mother of his children, Michael Joseph “Prince” Jackson, JR and Paris Michael Katherine Jackson. Michael and Debbie Rowe divorced in 1999. He later had another child named Prince Michael “Blanket” Jackson II with an unknown surrogate.
Sadly Michael Jackson died on June 25, 2009 of Cardiac Arrest at the age of 50. Fans will always remember him for all the chart toppers he left us with such as “Thriller” and his trademark dance the “Moon Walk”