Michael Jackson

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Michael Jackson

29 August 1958, Gary & # 8211; June 25, 2009, in Los Angeles.

Michael Joseph Jackson was the singer, dancer, choreographer, actor, screenwriter, American businessman.

The nickname King of Pop entered the Guinness Book of Records for being the most successful artist of all time with more than a billion records sold, a record he shares with the Beatles and Elvis Presley. He began his career in just five years as head of the family, Jackson Five, to become a dominant figure in popular culture for 45 years, thanks to his contribution in the field of music, dancing, entertainment and fashion. The music video for his song revolutionized the way we think about music, transforming them into a form of art and its popularity has led to the success of the young music network MTV. His distinctive musical style, his distinctive vocal style and his innovative style of dance influenced many hip hop, pop, R & amp; B and rock contemporaries. His other musical projects, including Off The Wall, Bad, Dangerous, HIStory (last twice as the best-selling album in history), is also among the best-selling albums in the world. During his long career, Jackson has received numerous awards, including the & # 8220; Best Male Pop Artist of the Millennium & # 8221; at the award ceremony and World Music & # 8220; The Artist century & # 8221; on the American music awards ceremony in 2002. He was also included twice into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1997 as a soloist of the Jackson Five in 2001, his solo career, and in 2002 entered the version of the Hall of Fame for his contribution in the field of writing songs and is currently the only artist in the world of pop rock and be called the National Museum of Dance and Hall of Fame for his influence in the world of dance. Jackson won 13 Grammy Awards, including the prestigious Grammy Legend Award and many others who have made it the most awarded artist in the history of music.

Michael Joseph Jackson was born on August 29, 1958 in Gary (Indiana), the eighth of nine children in an African-American family. His mother, Katherine Esther Jackson was a devout Jehovah’s Witness, and his father, Joseph Walter Jackson was a steel mill worker and previously, was also a guitarist Sokolov, R & amp; B of fans. Jackson had three sisters, Rebbie, La Toya, and Janet, and five brothers, Jackie, Tito, Jermaine, Marlon, Brandon (Marlon’s twin brother, who died shortly after birth) and Randy.

Michael showed his musical talent at an early age, singing in front of classmates during a game, christmas kindergarten & # 8220; Climb every mountain & # 8221; a cappella. In 1963, only five years old, he joined the group, consisting of his brothers, Jacksons. Michael originally was a drummer, but later shared a part of the singer’s brother Jermaine, and the group changed its name to The Jackson 5, while a small actor often compared to Frankie Lymon. Between 1966 and 1968, the band was a big part of the Midwest to perform in a series of black club, known as the & # 8220; places of entertainment with performers blacks & # 8221 ;, often also open to the strippers. In 1966, the Jackson 5 won, thanks to the interpretation of Michael singing coverizzando local talent show I got you (I feel good), James Brown, known hit Motown (record label at the time known for producing artists only black).

The group has been engaged by the 1967 local record label Steeltown Records, with whom he recorded his first single, but it was only after he signed a contract with Motown in the next year, which achieved success. In fact, in 1969 she made her debut with the album Diana Ross is the Jackson 5, driven by one & # 8220; I want you back & # 8221 ;, which reached suddenly in first place on the Billboard Hot 100. The same result is achieved by the following three singles: ABC (which even the bare feet of the top of the table Beatles and their single Let It Be), & # 8220; Love Save & # 8221; and & # 8220; I’ll be there & # 8221;.

with Motown, Michael also recorded his first four solo albums: Got To Be There (1972), Ben (1972) Music & amp; Me (1973) and Forever, Michael (1975), which were all good success, selling a total of about 16 million copies. After 1973, however, sales of the Jackson 5 began to subside, the group left Motown and signed on the sly, in 1976, a second contract with CBS Records (first Philadelphia International Records, before moving to Epic Records). Before you know that a new contract group, Motown accused them of violating unbeknownst to him his old agreement. As a result of legal procedures, complicated marriage between his daughter and Jermaine Berry Gordy (President Motown), the Jackson brothers left the name of the & # 8220; Jackson 5 & # 8243 ;, for legal reasons, and lost Jermaine, who wanted to stay in Motown. Thus it changed its name to & # 8220; Jacksons & # 8221; Randy is intended to replace Jermain and continued to perform and release albums, including Destiny (1978), which became the biggest selling album of the group, about six million copies worldwide.

Solo career

During his activities with his brothers, he began a solo career in 1971 with the single Got To Be There, and in 1972 published his first studio album of the same name that the peak of number 14 on the Billboard 200.

In 1977, Jackson was a role in the musical film The Wiz, where he played a bogey. Here he met producer and composer Quincy Jones and singer Diana Ross. Many, including Jackson himself saw this film as failed. Jones produced Jackson’s fifth solo album titled Off The Wall. The album was released in 1979 and consisted mainly of rousing pop disco, smooth melody and lush, sentimental pop ballads. Off The Wall was a success and made Jackson a star.

In adulthood, he wrote a popular and best-selling album in history, Thriller. Jackson is often cited as & # 8220; the greatest black icon of all time & # 8221 ;, and great value for breaking racial barriers, opening the door to domination of black music in pop music, and people like Oprah Winfrey and Barack Obama will get the status it has today . In the early 1980s, he became a dominant figure in popular music and the first African American singer to receive a permanent display on MTV. The popularity of his music videos broadcast on MTV, such as & # 8220; Beat It & # 8221 ;, & # 8220; Billie Jean & # 8221; and & # 8220; Thriller & # 8221; credited as the reason for converting video into a music promotion, and made a new channel so famous. Videos such as & # 8220; Black or white & # 8221 ;, & # 8220; & # 8221 Creek ;, & # 8220; Song of the Earth & # 8221 ;, in particular, to maintain high fluidity video Jackson in the 1990s. He was the creator of a completely new style of dance, particularly with the use of the legs. With their performances and music videos, Jackson popularized a number of complicated dance techniques, such as a robot, & # 8220; Lean & # 8221; (45 º), the famous & # 8220; The moon walk & # 8221;.

Michael Jackson was an outstanding humanitarian and philanthropist, donated and collected hundreds of millions of dollars for charity while it supports more than 39 centers of charity through his foundation.

March 5, 2009, Michael Jackson held a press conference at the O2 Arena in London (which was attended by more than 2,000 fans) in which he announced that he is planning a series of concerts at the O2 Arena in July of the same year. Michael also said that this will be the final curtain call, he said at a press conference held at the end of May or the last performance. With these words he did not understand, if the singer would no longer take part in the concert as a whole, or if he meant only in London, and in any case has caused much controversy among journalists. There have been no further announcements from Jackson, and & # 8220; see you in July & # 8221 ;. In May of the same year, the news spread that the singer was suffering from skin cancer.

The death of Michael Jackson

June 25, 2009, when he was at his home in Holmby Hills (Los Angeles), Michael Jackson was sick. The news of his death was pronounced at 14:26 local time, received publicity in the first few minutes after the incident. Doctors discovered not breathing Michael to stop the heart.

During the three weeks after the death, were sold around the world more than 9 million copies of her albums. Sales of his recordings exceeded 8.2 million copies in the United States and more than 29 million copies worldwide and made Jackson the biggest selling artist of 2009.

Jackson’s coffin stood in front of the stage during the ceremony, broadcast live around the world, which is seeing a billion people, but no information about the location of the body was not made public. Stevie Wonder. Lionel Richie. Mariah Carey, Jennifer Hudson, Usher, Jermaine Jackson and Shahin Dzhafargoli sang songs of Jackson.

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