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Michael Jackson

63 Years
Full Name
Michael Joseph Jackson
Aug 29, 1958
Gary, Indiana, United States

Michael Jackson Biography

Michael Joseph Jackson was famed worldwide as Michael Jackson, who was a famous singer, songwriter as well as a dancer from the USA and was also dubbed as the "King of Pop". He is regarded as one of the most significant cultural figures of the 20th century. In January 1972, he released his debut studio album, "Got to Be There" which reached #14 on Billboard 200. As an actor, he made his first film appearance in the adventure movie, "The Wiz" in 1978 for his role as a Scarecrow. In a 1969 episode, he guest appeared on the musical comedy show "The Ed Sullivan Show". His sound and style have influenced artists of various genres, and his contributions to music, dance, and fashion, along with his publicized personal life, made him a global figure in popular culture for over four decades. He is the most awarded artist in the history of popular music. He made his professional debut in 1964 with his elder brothers Jackie, Tito, Jermaine, and Marlon as a member of the Jackson 5. He rose to solo stardom with his fifth studio album "Off the Wall" (1979) during the peak of the disco era. His music videos, including those for "Beat It", "Billie Jean", and "Thriller" from his sixth studio album Thriller (1982), are credited with breaking racial barriers and transforming the medium into an art form and promotional tool. At the 1984 Grammy Awards, "Thriller" won a record-breaking eight Grammy Awards, including Album of the Year. He continued to innovate with videos on the global best-seller albums Bad (1987), Dangerous (1991), and HIStory: Past, Present, and Future, Book I (1995). He is one of the best-selling music artists of all time, with estimated sales of over 350 million records worldwide. In the year 2016, his estate earned $825 million, the highest yearly amount for a celebrity ever recorded by Forbes. He was the man behind today’s popular dance styles, moonwalk, and robot, both of which bear the name MJ style. Beside this nickname, he is also nicknamed as The Gloved One, Wacko Jacko, Jacko, Applehead, Mike, Mikey, Smelly. He passed away at the age of 50 on June 25, 2009, in Los Angeles, California, U.S., due to cardiac arrest triggered by propofol and benzodiazepine overdose.

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