Michael Jackson, full name Michael Joseph Jackson was born on August 29, 1958, in Gary, Indiana in the United States. He was called the King of Pop. Besides this identity, he is a famous American singer, songwriter, and dancer. He was the most popular entertainer in the world in the early 1980s.
Michael’s father’s name was Joe Jackson and his mother was Katherine Jackson. His father worked as a former boxer and was a crane operator in the U.S. Steel. Moreover, he played guitar with a local rhythm and blues band, named Falcons.
At the starting of his early life, he completed his initial studies at public grammar school in Gary, Indiana, until he was 11 years old. Since he started his career from an early age, he attended there in between his recording sessions and tours. However, after his family band, Jackson 5, became a nationwide sensation, Jackson and his brothers had to leave school.
After that, the Jackson brothers started taking tuition from a home tutor named Rose Fine. Jackson considered her as her second mother. She tutored the brothers every day for three hours.
As a consequence, Michael received his education from her until he earned his diploma from the Montclair College Preparatory School.
Although Michael received an unusual education but completed education, he got attachments with books early because of people like Rose Fine. As a result, Michael had more than 10000 books at his Neverland ranch. He had novels, history and art books, science and philosophy texts, and many other genres. He was known for finishing at least one book each day.
His favorite topics were history and biography.
Michael’s Career Journey
Speaking of the career, Michael Jackson started his career from an early age. In 1964, Michael and Marlon joined the Jackson Brothers, a band formed by their father, including Jackie, Tito, and Jermaine. And after everything else then, Michael started sharing lead voices with his brother Jermaine.
Following that, Jackson Five was topping the charts and riding a wave of popularity with hits such as “ABC,” “The Love You Save,” and “I’ll Be There,” each of which sold over one million copies.
In 1978, Michael Jackson performed in The Wiz, an African American version of The Wizard of Oz. He completed the hit track “Ease On Down the Road” in a duet with Diana Ross.
While working on The Wiz, Michael met with a producer named Quincy Jones. They worked together on Jackson’s 1979 album Off the Wall. The album sold 10 million copies worldwide, also earned critical appreciation.
In 1982, Jackson and Jones released their other album “Thriller.” It established Jackson as a solo pop star. His hit songs from the album—”Beat It,” “Billie Jean,” and “Thriller” made hype during that time.
In 1984, people gave him the title of king of pop. Also, he went on tour with his brothers and performed in a concert.
In 1985, he accompanied Lionel Richi and wrote a song named “We Are the World,” the signature single for the USA for Africa.
MJ’s next two albums did not make any hype as Thriller, but he remained in the spotlight through the 1980s and ’90s. In 1992, “Heal the World” to aid children and the environment.
In 2001 was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
Michael Jackson Relationship:
In his early childhood, Michael Jackson had a complicated lifestyle. At the age of 5, he and his brother used to visit strip clubs. His first girlfriend was Tatum O’Neal in 1970.
After their breakup, Jackson made a relationship with Brooke Shields in 1981. Then, Jackson was involved with Lisa Marie in 1993. Lisa was the daughter of legendary singer Elvis Presley and they married on May 26, 1994.
In the meantime, Jackson had affair with Debbie Rowe and they had a miscarriage In 1996. In November, they got married and had two children. After their separation, he had a third child, from a surrogate mother.
On June 25th, 2009, Michael Jackson died at the age of 50 at his home in Los Angeles, California. It was revealed that his personal doctor prescribed him a fatal combination of drugs. After taking that, he suffered from cardiac arrest and said bye to his legendary life.
Michael Jackson Awards
He gained multiple awards in his musical career. Some of his awards include,
Michael owned 31 Guinness World Records. He also won 13 Grammy Awards.
Last day of Life
Along with that, he won Grammy Legend Award and Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award. He again, 26 American Music Awards and 18 World Music Awards.
Apart from that, he also became Hall of Fame many times including,
- The Hollywood Hall of Fame
- The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
- Songwriters Hall of Fame
- Dance Hall of Fame.
Family & Relatives
- Age: 50 (August 29, 1958 – June 25, 2009)
- Father: Joe Jackson
- Mother: Katherine Jackson
- Brother(s): Randy Jackson, Jermaine Jackson, Tito Jackson, Marlon Jackson, Jackie Jackson, Brandon Jackson.
- Sister(s): Janet Jackson, Rebbie Jackson, La Toya Jackson, Joh’Vonnie Jackson.
- Marital Status: Lisa Marie Presley (m. 1994; div. 1996) and Debbie Rowe (m. 1996; div. 1999)
- Zodiac Sign: Virgo
- Known For: Thriller (1982), Fabulous Dancer, Singing.
- Net Worth: USD $111 Million approx
Michael Jackson Favorites
- Hobbies: Basketball, Reading
- Favorite Movies: ‘Peter Pan’, ‘E.T.’, ‘Star Wars’
- Favorite Color: Red, Black, White, and Golden