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Michael Jackson

Name:
Michael Jackson

Age:
50

Date of Birth:
Aug 29, 1958

Place of Birth:
Gary, Indiana, United States

Occupation:
Singer, Songwriter, Dancer, Actor, Record Producer, Businessman, Philanthropist

Parents:
Joe Jackson, Katherine Jackson

Spouse:
Lisa Marie Presley, (m. 1994–96; divorced), Debbie Rowe, (m. 1996–99; divorced)

Children:
3

Residence:
Los Olivos, California, United States

Years active:
1964–2009

Genres:
Pop, soul, rhythm and blues, funk, rock, disco, post-disco, dance-pop, new jack swing

Religion:
Jehovah's Witness (1965–87), Christianity (1987–2009)

Died:
Jun 25, 2009 (Cardiac arrest induced by propofol and benzodiazepine intoxication)

Resting place:
Glendale, California, United States

Labels:
Steeltown, Motown, Epic, Legacy, Sony, MJJ Productions

Instruments:
Vocals

Michael Jackson - Summary Details

Michael Joseph Jackson (August 29, 1958 – June 25, 2009) was an American singer, songwriter, record producer, dancer, and actor. Called the King of Pop, his contributions to music and dance, along with his publicized personal life, made him a global figure in popular culture for over four decades.

The eighth child of the Jackson family, he debuted on the professional music scene along with his elder brothers Jackie, Tito, Jermaine, and Marlon as a member of the Jackson 5 in 1964, and began his solo career in 1971. In the early 1980s, Jackson became a dominant figure in popular music. The music videos for his songs, including those of "Beat It", "Billie Jean", and "Thriller" from his 1982 album Thriller, were credited with breaking down racial barriers and with transforming the medium into an art form and promotional tool. The popularity of these videos helped to bring the then-relatively-new television channel MTV to fame. His 1987 album Bad spawned the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 number-one singles "I Just Can't Stop Loving You", "Bad", "The Way You Make Me Feel", "Man in the Mirror", and "Dirty Diana", becoming the first album to have five number-one singles on the Billboard Hot 100. With videos such as "Black or White" and "Scream", he continued to innovate the medium throughout the 1990s, as well as forging a reputation as a touring solo artist. Through stage and video performances, Jackson popularized a number of complicated dance techniques, such as the robot and the moonwalk, to which he gave the name. His distinctive sound and style has influenced numerous artists of various music genres.

Thriller is the best-selling album of all time, with estimated sales of 65 million copies worldwide. His other albums, including Off the Wall (1979), Bad (1987), Dangerous (1991), and HIStory (1995), also rank among the world's best-selling albums....

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Michael Jackson Dead at age 50 A salute to the King of Pop

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Michael Jackson's This Is It Movie

Michael Jackson's This Is It will offer Jackson fans and music lovers worldwide a rare, behind-the-scenes look at the performer as he developed, created and rehearsed...
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Michael Jackson’s Love Never Felt So Good

‘Love Never Felt So Good’ was written and originally recorded and produced by Michael Jackson and Paul Anka in 1983, around the time they recorded This Is It.
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Michael Jackson Concert Tour Tickets for UK

Michael Jackson Concert Tour announces, tickets now on sale for UK and available to be purchased internationally. A once in a lifetime opportunity to see Michael...
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Michael Jackson's Love Never Felt So Good - Fedde Le Grand Remix

Revealed and premiered by Danny Howard on the world famous Radio 1 comes the one and only remix for Michael Jackson's 'Love Never Felt So Good' – the lead single on...
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Michael Jackson The Experience

Whether you're a master moonwalker or have two left feet, the game gives consumers the chance to dance along to the light-footed legend's top tracks including 'Beat...
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Michael Jackson A Place With No Name

Michael Jackson’s ‘A Place With No Name’ - the first ever music video to premiere worldwide exclusively on twitter.
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Michael Jackson Off The Wall

The importance of Michael Jackson’s Off The Wall cannot be overstated. Recorded when he was just 20 years old, the album heralded Michael’s stunning emancipation as a...
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Michael Jackson Inspires Brent Street Next Generation Star Dances

The thirty young, talented dancers performed a high energy routine to the hit song Bad, focusing their moves around the series of three Michael Jackson wax figures.
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The Michael Jackson Treasures

The Michael Jackson Treasures Celebrating the King of Pop in Memorabilia and Photos- a lavishly illustrated tribute to Michael Jackson. This book is a must-have for...
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Michael Jackson Legend Hero Icon, A tribute to the King of Pop

Michael Jackson is the undisputed King of Pop and his untimely death has provoked tributes from around the world. This fully illustrated book is an insightful tribute...
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Michael Jackson A Life In Pictures

An amazing tribute to the 'King of Pop' with 160 pictures of Michael Jackson's journey through his professional career.
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Planet Michael

Planet Michael is an immense game world to be themed around this planet's biggest star that will feature real-world economy along with opportunities to learn about and...
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Jermaine Jackson, You Are Not Alone: Michael

You Are Not Alone: Michael, Through a Brother's Eyes by Jermaine Jackson, is an intimate, loving portrait of Michael Jackson, illuminating the private man like never...
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Bad 25th Anniversary Special Edition

Filled with previously re-mastered versions of iconic hits and un-released recordings from the King Of Pop, the BAD25 anniversary deluxe edition CDs and DVD will...
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You Are Not Alone: Michael, Through a Brother's Eyes

You Are Not Alone is an intimate, loving portrait of Michael Jackson, illuminating the private man like never before. It is an invitation into Michael's real...
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Thriller Live

Thriller Live contains all of Jackson’s favourite songs including: I Want You Back, ABC, Can You Feel It, Off The Wall, The Way You Make Me Feel, Smooth Criminal, Beat...
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Ali Campbell

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International Dancers Workshops Australia

International Dance Workshops Australia offer beginner, intermediate and advanced classes and allow people to choose from a number of different ‘pass’ options suiting...
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