About Michael Jackson's Life
Michael Jackson was born in August 29, 1958, Gary, Indiana, U.S. and died in June 25, 2009, Los Angeles, California. Michael began performing with his four brothers in the pop group "the Jackson 5" when he was a child. The group scored its first No. 1 single in 1969, with “I Want You Back.” By age 11, Jackson was appearing on TV, and by age 14 he had released his first solo album. Jackson’s first solo effort for Epic, Off the Wall (1979), exceeded all expectations and was the best-selling album of the year (it eventually sold more than 20 million copies). The follow-up single, “Billie Jean,” an electrifying dance track and the vehicle for Jackson’s trademark “moonwalk” dance, topped the pop charts, as did “Beat It,” which featured a raucous solo from famed guitarist Eddie Van Halen. Michael Jackson became known as the "King Of Pop" worldwide. Michael was preparing for a series of high-profile concerts he hoped would spark a comeback when he died suddenly of cardiac arrest on June 25, 2009—prompting a widespread outpouring of grief from his fans that culminated in a memorial celebration of his life and legacy on July 7 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles.
What Was Michael Jackson known for?
Michael Jackon's was an American singer, songwriter, and dancer who was dubbbed as the "King of Pop". A song that hit number 1 was called Billie Jean where it was awarded with "awarded honors", "two Grammy Awards" and an "American Music Award". Michael released several solo albums in the ’70s, but his great breakthrough came in 1979 with Off the Wall. He became the first solo artist to score four Top 10 hits from one album, including “She’s Out of My Life” and “Rock with You.” His next album, Thriller (1983), became the biggest selling album up to that time, selling some 45 million copies around the world. This time, he scored seven Top 10 singles, and the album won eight Grammies.