Michael Jackson

  • Birth Name: Michael Joseph Jackson
  • Birth Place: Gary, Indiana, United States
  • Died: June 25, 2009
  • Profession: Singer, Dancer, Composer, Record producer, Actor
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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.

Awards

  • 1984, People's Choice Awards — Favorite Music Video: 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
  • 1979, Grammy — Best Male R&B Vocal Performance: Winner
  • 1983, Grammy — Best R&B Song: Winner
  • 1983, Grammy — Best Male R&B Vocal Performance: Winner
  • 1984, People's Choice Awards — Favorite All-Around Male Entertainer: Winner
  • 1989, Grammy — Best Short Form Music Video: Winner
  • 1983, Grammy — Album of the Year: Winner
  • 1983, Grammy — Best Male Pop Vocal Performance: Winner
  • 1995, Grammy — Best Short Form Music Video: Winner
  • 1983, Grammy — Best Recording for Children: Winner
  • 1984, Grammy — Best Long Form Music Video: Winner
  • 1983, Grammy — Record of the Year: Winner
  • 1990, Emmy — Outstanding Achievement in Music and Lyrics: Nominee
  • 1989, People's Choice Awards — Favorite Music Video: Winner

Relationships

  • Jackie Jackson — Brother
  • Katherine Jackson — Mother
  • Marlon Jackson — Brother
  • Rebbie Jackson — Sister
  • Debbie Rowe — Ex-wife
  • Jermaine Jackson — Brother
  • Janet Jackson — Sister
  • La Toya Jackson — Sister
  • Randy Jackson — Brother
  • Lisa Marie Presley — Ex-wife
  • Paris Jackson — Daughter
  • Prince Michael Jackson II — Son
  • Tito Jackson — Brother
  • Joe Jackson — Father
  • Prince Michael Jackson I — Son

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