Michael Jackson

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Michael Jackson

Michael Joseph Jackson was born on August 29, 1958. in Gary , Indiana. His parents were Joe and Katherine Jackson. He had 5 brothers; Jackie, Tito, Jermaine, Marlon, and Randy. He had 3 sisters; Rebbie, La Toya and Janet. Jackie, Tito and Jermain started a band called the Jackson Brothers in the early 1960s. In 1964 Marlon and Michael joined in Jackson Bother. His family realized that he was a gifted singer and dancer. At 8 years old he became the lead singer for the band along with Jermaine. .They soon changed the name of the band to the Jackson 5. In 1968 the Jackson 5 signed a record deal with Motown records. Their first album was called, Diana Ross, Presents the Jackson 5. When he was 18 he began a solo career with the album Off the Wall. . His biggest selling album was Thriller, which was released in 1982. The album had seven top ten singles and it won 8 Grammy awards. Michael Jackson was married twice. His first wife was Lisa Marie Presley, the daughter of Elvis Presley. His second wife was Debbie Row. He had two children with Debbie Row, Joseph Prince Jackson Jr. , and Paris Michael Katherine Jackson. He had a third child by an unknown mother. The child's name is Prince Michael Blanket Jackson. Michael Jackson died on June 25, 2009 in Los, Angeles, California from a heartattack at the age of 50 years old. His death was caused by the drugs he was prescribed by his doctor for his sleeping issues.

Accomplishments

1958- Born on August 29th 1968- Released first Jackson 5 album. Diana Ross Presents- the Jackson 5. 1979- Released first solo album, Off the Wall.1982- Thriller is released1984- Jackson is badly burned while filming a commercial for Pepsi1994- Marries Lisa Marie Presley1996- Marries Debbie Rowe1997- Son Prince born1998- Daughter Paris is born2002- Son Blanket is born2009- June 25th Michael Jackson dies of a heartattack.

Michael Jackson had too many accomplishments and awards to mention here. These are just a few: *27 American Music Awards* 86 Billboard Awards* 13 Grammy Awards*31 Guinness World Records* 75 MTV Awards* Longest span of top 40 singles*Double inductee into the Rock -n-Roll Hall of Fame (Jackson 5 and Solo) * His album Thriller was on the Billboard charts for 37 weeks.

Lasting Impact

Michael Jackson's lasting impact on me was that he is the reason why I love singing. He also taught me that it is OK to be different. My favorite quote from Michael Jackson is, "Don't think, you just got to feel."

Citations

1. Youtubehttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ljpl0neGk2Q2. www.biography.com3. www.ducksters.com

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