Michael Jackson

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Michael Jackson

The eighth child of the Jackson family, he debuted on the professional music scene along with his brothers as a member of The Jackson 5 in 1964, and began his solo career in 1971. In the early 1980s, Jackson became a dominant figure in popular music. The music videos for his songs, including those of "Beat It", "Billie Jean", and "Thriller", were credited with breaking down racial barriers and with transforming the medium into an art form and promotional tool. The popularity of these videos helped to bring the then-relatively-new television channel MTV to fame. With videos such as "Black or White" and "Scream", he continued to innovate the medium throughout the 1990s, as well as forging a reputation as a touring solo artist.


1958 - M. Jackson is born1968 - signs The Jackson 51972 - Jackson goes solo2009 - death

Michael Jackson received varied important awards:- 26 American Music Awards- 86 Billboard Awards- 17 BRIT Awards- 13 Grammy Awards- 31 Guinness World Records- 75 MTV Awards- 22 Soul Train Awards- 36 NAACP Image Awards- 100 RIAA Awards- 22 American Video Awards- 38 World Music Awards

Lasting Impact

His distinctive sound and style has influenced numerous hip hop, post-disco, contemporary R&B, pop, and rock artists.


"If you enter this world knowing you are loved and you leave this world knowing the same, then everything that happens in between can be dealt with." ~Michael Jackson




One of his hits


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