Michael Joseph Jackson popularly known as Michael Jackson is a famous American hip-hop legend, singer, songwriter, record producer, dancer, actor, investor and a philanthropist. He was born on 29th August 1958 in Chicago, United States of America. He is the eight child in a family of ten children.
He is popularly referred to as the King of Pop. His contributions to music, dance and fashion made him a global figure worldwide. In 1964, Michael Jackson started his professional musical career alongside with his four elder brothers Jackie, Tito, Jermaine and Marlon Jackson.
In 1982, Michael Jackson rose to fame after releasing his first debut album “Thriller” which had hit singles and featured several break dances. The album was massively accepted globally.
Through his stage performances, Michael Jackson has popularized a number of dance techniques, making him the best break dance expert in the whole world. It is believed that other new break dancers emulated from Michael Jackson.
His complicated dance techniques have greatly influenced numerous artistes of various music genres around the globe. Michael Jackson is the elder brother to American current best break dancer Janet Jackson. And was the mentor of Usher Raymond and other break dance experts in America.
Michael Jackson first album “Thriller” is the best-selling album of all time, with estimated sales of 65 million copies worldwide and generating billion of dollars worldwide.
Other albums he has released include Dangerous, History, Bad, Off the Wall. Michael Jackson albums are ranked as world’s best-selling albums. Michael Jackson in the course of his career as a musician has influenced many new talents both in America and other parts of the world to pursue music as a career.
Michael Jackson has been recognized as the Most Successful Entertainer of All Time by Guinness World Records. He is signed to Sony Music Entertainment and has generated several billion dollars for Sony Music Entertainment.
Michael Jackson has been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame twice and was also inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in the United States of America.
Michael Jackson has achieved numerous awards and life time achievements which include Multiple Guinness World Records, 13 Grammy Awards, The Grammy Legend Awards, Lifetime Achievement Awards, 26 American Music Awards. He is regarded as the most popular artiste in the world and a music legend.
Michael Jackson has sold over 350 million records worldwide making him the best selling artiste in the whole world. Michael Jackson is the greatest and most gifted musician of all time, known worldwide for his humanitarian campaign.
Unfortunately, on 25th June 2009, Michael Jackson died at the age of 51 years old. He died of acute propofol, after suffering from cardiac arrest due to high intake of cocaine and hard drugs.
Michael Jackson was the richest and most influential artiste in the world with an estimated net worth of $1 billion before his death.