Michael Jackson

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Biography

  • Birth Name: Michael Joseph Jackson
  • Birth Place: Gary, Indiana, United States
  • Date of Birth / Zodiac Sign: 08/29/1958, Virgo
  • Date of Death: 06/25/2009
  • Profession: Singer; dancer; composer; record producer; actor
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Michael Jackson Fast Facts:
  • Scored four No. 1 hits ("I Want You Back," "ABC," "The Love You Save" and "I'll Be There") with the Jackson 5 in 1970 when he was 12.
  • His first solo No. 1 single was "Ben," from the movie of the same name, in 1972.
  • His Thriller is the best-selling album in history. From its debut in 1982 through 1995, it sold more than a million copies a year.
  • Premiered his most famous dance move, the moonwalk, in 1983 on NBC's Motown 25: Yesterday, Today, Forever.
  • In 1985, paid $40 million for the rights of much of the Beatles' song catalogue.
  • A 1993 appearance on Oprah Winfrey drew 62 million viewers.
  • Was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, along with his brothers, in 1997; was inducted again, as a solo artist, in 2001.
  • Michael Jackson Relationships:
  • Joe Jackson - Father
  • Prince Michael Jackson I - Son
  • Lisa Marie Presley - Ex-wife
  • Paris Jackson - Daughter
  • Prince Michael Jackson II - Son
  • Tito Jackson - Brother
  • Janet Jackson - Sister
  • La Toya Jackson - Sister
  • Jackie Jackson - Brother
  • Katherine Jackson - Mother
  • Marlon Jackson - Brother
  • Rebbie Jackson - Sister
  • Randy Jackson - Brother
  • Debbie Rowe - Ex-wife
  • Jermaine Jackson - Brother
  • Michael Jackson Awards:
  • 1979 Grammy: Best Male R&B Vocal Performance - Winner
  • 1983 Grammy: Best Male Pop Vocal Performance - Winner
  • 1983 Grammy: Best Recording for Children - Winner
  • 1983 Emmy: Outstanding Individual Performance in a Variety or Music Program - Nominee
  • 1983 Grammy: Producer of the Year, Non-Classical - Winner
  • 1985 Grammy: Song of the Year - Winner
  • 1983 Grammy: Best Male Rock Vocal Performance - Winner
  • 1984 People's Choice Awards: Favorite All-Around Male Entertainer - Winner
  • 1995 Grammy: Best Short Form Music Video - Winner
  • 1984 Grammy: Best Long Form Music Video - Winner
  • 1983 Grammy: Record of the Year - Winner
  • 1990 Emmy: Outstanding Music and Lyrics - Nominee
  • 1983 Grammy: Best R&B Song - Winner
  • 1990 Emmy: Outstanding Achievement in Music and Lyrics - Nominee
  • 1989 People's Choice Awards: Favorite Music Video - Winner
  • 1989 Grammy: Best Short Form Music Video - Winner
  • 1983 Grammy: Album of the Year - Winner
  • 1984 People's Choice Awards: Favorite Music Video - Winner
  • 1983 Grammy: Best Male R&B Vocal Performance - Winner

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