Michael Jackson (1958-2009)
Michael Jackson was an American singer, famous as the”King of Pop”. Michael became a global figure because of his different music and unique dance style. His beginning as a part of Jackson 5 music group at the age of five, paved the way to become a great solo artist. Michael produced the best selling album of the history ever “Thriller” in 1982. Michael’s impetuous death in 2009 was a big shock for his fans in every corner of the globe.
Early life of Michael Jackson
Michael Joseph Jackson was born on August 29, 1958 in Gary, Indiana to Joseph Jackson and Katherine Esther Scruse. Michael father was a guitarist once, but later on he had to leave it to support his family and worked in the U.S steel as a crane operator. Although Michael’s father was a hot-tempered man and keep very harsh behavior with his children but still Michael’s father played a big role in showcasing the talent of his sons, urged them to form a musical group. Michael Jackson started to perform with his brothers in Jackson 5 when he was just five years old and soon became the lead vocalist.
At start, The Jackson 5 appeared in local shows and subsequently recorded its own singles but went down swinging. The group transposed to Los Angeles in 1969 where it recorded music for Motown. The group’s first four singles remained the top-notch on the Billboard Hot 100. hereupon, Michael Jackson evolved as the lead and Solo vocalist, who enthrall the world with his phenomenal voice and exclusive style. Michael continue to work with Motown as a solo artist and recorded some singles including, Got to Be There (1972), Ben (1972), Music and Me (1973), and Forever, Michael (1975). Due to some dispute with the Motown, the Jackson 5 signed a deal with Epic Records.
Michael Jackson’s Career as a leading Singer and Song Writer
In 1978, Michael and his brother Randy came forth as a leading songwriters when their new album “Destiny” released. Michael also wrote “Shake Your Body (Down to the Ground)” (1979), “This Place Hotel” (1980), and “Can You Feel It” (1980). in 1979, Michael worked with Quincy Jones a producer, on Michael,s solo album “Off the Wall” and enchanted the world with the blandishment of spellbound music. The album remained number three on the Billboard 200 and 20 millions copies were sold out worldwide. The most hit tracks “Don’t Stop ’til You Get Enough,” “Rock with You,” won him plenty of awards including a Grammy Award.In 1980, Michael’s another hit album “Triumph” was a big commercial success with 1 Million copies sold worldwide. In 1982, Michael’s album “Thriller” became the best selling album of all the time with the sale of 65 Million copies worldwide. It topped the U.S Billboard 100, with Grammy and other awards victories and earned fame to Michael around the globe. He also choreographed his famous dance “The Moonwalk” for his hits “Billie Jean” and “Beat it” and mesmerized the world with his unique style.
Michael’s Deal with Pepsi and Bad album
Michael signed a commercial deal of $5 Million with PepsiCo to promote its products in 1983. The deal proved commercially significant for the Michael and for PepsiCo. But in 1984, during a promotional performance of PepsiCo, Michael was injured badly and had to undergo plastic surgery. In 1987, Jackson released his album “Bad” which was another commercial success.
Neverland, Dangerous, Superbowl XXVII
Jackson had an introvert personality, and always remained uncomfortable in front of media. Jackson built a farmstead in California with the name of Neverland at a cost of $17 Million.The ranch includes ride park,Theater, Zoo, merry-go-round.
Jackson released another commercial success album “Dangerous”. The first single “Black or White” topped the Billboard Hot 100 for seven weeks. Jackson also appeared in some important events in 1993, including the halftime show at Superbowl XXVII.
Ravishment Accusations against Michael Jackson
In 1993, allegation of child sexual abuse aroused against Michael Jackson when Jordan Chandler a 13-year boy and the son of Evan Chandler, a dentist, adduced that Michael Jackson fiddled with him. The Chandler family claimed payment agianst the charge but Jackson turned down the claim at first but later on negotiated with the Chandler family out of the court. After the incident Jackson declared his marriage with Lisa Marie Presley.
Jackson was criticized of drooping his son from the balcony while accosting his fans. In the documentary “Living with Michael Jackson” by British journalist Martin Bashir, Michael avowed the sleepovers with children at his ranch.Michael suffered another catastrophe when he was arrested on indictment pertinent to the molestation of a 13-year old boy previous year.Michael faced 10 counts in all, of indecency with a minor, intoxication and child molestation. Jackson turned his thumbs down from all the allegations and said that the sleepovers with the children were not voluptuous. Michael Jackson was acquitted of all the allegations on 14 June 2005, because during trial more than 100 people testified before the court that Michael was not incriminated in child molestation. After the trial, Jackson moved to Bahrain, as a guest of Sheikh Abdullah.
Final days and Calamitous Death of Michael Jackson
Michael was provided with $7 Million from the prince of Bahrain and many other facilities and in restitution Michael asservated to join up with the prince on a new album. But soon afterwards Michael faced a lawsuit from Prince of Bahrain for getting cold feet on his promise. In 2006, Ranch was closed due to financial problems faced by Jackson. In November 2008, Jackson transferred Neverland Ranch’s title to Sycamore Valley Ranch Company LLC for the settlement of Loan.
In dire straights, Michael divulged in a press conference in March 2009, that he would be performing a series of gigs titled “This is it” and his “final curtain call”at O2 Arena in London and some other countries. Michael scraped together from these Concerts and earned approximately £50 Million from the first 10.
Michael Jackson died on June 23, 2009, due to Cardiac arrest in Los Angeles at the age of 50. The catastrophic death of Michael Jackson spread in nothing flat eventualized in an outburst of fans bereavement all over the world.
Achievements and Awards of Michael Jackson
Michael received various awards and honors including, 13 Grammy Awards, Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2002, the American Music Award’s Artist of the Century Award, Grammy Legend Award and the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award, 26 American Music Awards. Michael Jackson also received a Doctor of Humane Letters Degree from the United Negro College Fund and also an Honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters from Fisk University.
|Black or White||1991|
|"Don't Stop 'Til You Get Enough"||1979|
|The Girl is Mine||1982|
|I Just Can't Stop Loving You||1987|
|Man in the Mirror||1987|
Physical stats, Zodiac sign and Favorites of Michael Jackson
|Height||5'-9" or 1.75 m|
|Favorite Color||Black, Red|
|Favorite Food||Mexican, Quesadilla, Sush|
|Favorite Book||The Old Man And The Sea by Ernest Hemingway|
|Favorite Movie||The Elephant Man|
|Favorite Perfume||Black Orchid by Tom Ford|
|Favorite Actress/Actor||Elizabeth Taylor, Katherine Hepburn, Marlon Brando, Morgan Freeman|
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