On 29/08/1958 saw in Gary (Indiana, USA) one of the most successful artists of all time the light of day, Michael Joseph Jackson. He is the seventh of nine children, and the fifth of six sons of the couple Joseph Walter Jackson and his wife Katherine Esther. He died on 25.06.2009 at the age of 50 years.
Early on came the talent of Michael to days. At the age of six he entered the Jackson Brothers when, two years later, the band was in The Jackson 5 renamed and he chosen as the lead singer. The first four singles the group landed at No. 1 on the US Billboard charts.
In 1971, Michael Jackson launched his solo career with the debut single "Got To Be There / Maria", which made it to number four in the US Billboard charts. The first album "Got To Be There" followed shortly after. Officially, he remained the family band in spite of its own success to 1984 faithful.
The first single that made it to the top of the charts was "Ben / You Can Cry On My Shoulder", Michael Jackson received the title a Golden Globe and was nominated for an Oscar. From mid-1970 he put renewed emphasis on the Jackson. 5
From 01/12/1982 Michael Jackson made history. On this day the album "Thriller", the best-selling of all time with over 60 million units appeared. All decoupled singles were a resounding success. During this time Michael Jackson established his trademark moonwalk, white socks, black hat and his legendary grip between the legs. In 1984 he was nominated for 12 Grammys and won eight of those.
For "USA for Africa" Michael Jackson has secured prominent support. "We Are The World" was supported, among others, Lionel Richie, Stevie Wonder, Diana Ross and Bruce Springsteen with. Shortly after the release of the album "Bad" Michael Jackson went on 09.12.1987 on his first world tour with over 120 concerts. It was created in 1990 by George Bush awarded "Entertainer of the Decade".
Early 1990, he joined the record company and the producer. Sony Music Michael Jackson received 900 million US dollars for a 15-year contract! The album "Dangerous" was the best selling of 1992 and the fastest selling of all time.
In early 1993 he claimed always to get lighter skin due to the disease vitiligo. Michael Jackson was also the best that he had only two medical operations can make. Both remarks met with great skepticism. In the same year he received the "Living Legend Grammy Award" and the "World Music Award".
On 11.11.1993 came the great slump of the superstar. In the summer of allegations of child abuse had arisen against Michael Jackson. On this day his world tour was canceled due to drug addiction, dehydration and the increasingly vocal abuse allegations. This caused his sponsor Pepsi immediately completely withdraw from the contract.
To make the image damage up for married Michael Jackson in spring 1994 Lisa Marie Presley. Both denied this accusation vehemently and the marriage did not 1.5 years. Due to the campaign for release of the album "HIStory - Past, Present And Future Book I" came to the existing accusations add yet further. Michael Jackson was called megalomaniac and openly accused the reality loss.
In the United States the single was "You're Not Alone" from the year 1995, the last number one hit of the King of Pop to date (as of June 2008). "Wetten, dass ..?" An appearance in the entertainment program brought this the best audience rating in its history and Michael Jackson shortly after the first # 1 hit in Germany with the single "Earth Song".
The following tour made mainly by the almost permanent playback use negative headlines. In 1996 he married Deborah Jeanne "Debbie" Rowe with whom he has two children, Prince Michael Jackson Jr. (born 1997) and Paris Michael Katherine Patricia Jackson (born 1998). The separation from his wife followed 1999th
After a big celebration for 30 years on the stage at which, among other things Britney Spears, Usher or Destiny's Child occurred was published on 29.10.2001, the latest step studio album from Michael Jackson entitled "Invincible". Financially, the album was an absolute flop due to only around 7.5 million copies sold in production costs in the tens of millions.
In 2002 he was awarded the American Music Award for Artist of the millennium, the World Music Award for Artist of the Century and the Bambi for his life's work. Michael Jackson was also inducted into the Hall Of Fame of rock and roll.
On 30.04.2005 he was unanimously acquitted in the second trial to child abuse. The allegations were Michael Jackson never be detected. The Attorney Tom Sneddon was said to carry a personal vendetta.
In early 2008 the most successful album of Michael Jackson was reissued as a 25th Anniversary Edition. The original title of "Thriller" were interpreted this nexus, including Kanye West, will.i.am and Fergie.
In midday on 25.06.2009 the King of Pop suffered a heart attack. Michael Jackson was declared after unsuccessful hours of resuscitation for dead. He should have taken strong painkillers to prepare for his upcoming comeback tour actually.
2007: Colour Collection , The Collection
2006: Visionary - The Video Singles , Blood On The Dance Floor - HIStory In The Mix / Invincible
2005: The Essential , Off The Wall / Thriller , Bad / Dangerous , Essential Collection , Best 1200
2004: The Ultimate Collection
2003: Number Ones , One More Chance
2002: Love songs , The Very Best Of Michael Jackson
2001: Invincible , Universal Masters Collection , Thriller (Special Edition) , Bad (Special Edition) , Off The Wall (Special Edition) , Dangerous (Special Edition) , Greatest Hits - HIStory Volume I , You Rock My World , Cry
2000: The Millinenium Collection: The Best Of Michael Jackson
1999: Early Classics (with the Jackson 5)
1998: 12 Inch Mixes
1997: Blood On The Dance Floor - HIStory In The Mix , The Best Of Michael Jackson The Jackson Five (with the Jackson 5) , Blood On The Dance Floor , HIStory / Ghosts
1996: Michael Jackson Story , They Do not Care About Us , Why (with 3T) , Stranger In Moscow
1995: Anthology: The Best Of Michael Jackson , HIStory - Past, Present And Future, Book I , Scream / Childhood (with Janet Jackson) , You Are Not Alone , Earth song
1993 Dangerous - The Remix Collection , Rockin 'Robin , Whatzupwitu (with Eddie Murphy) , Give In To Me , Will You Be There , Gone Too Soon
1992 Tour Souvenir Pack , 4 CD Singles Box , Black Or White (The Clivillés Cole (CC) Remixes) , Remember The Time / Come Together , In The Closet (with Mystery Girl) , Jam , Who Is It , Heal The World
1991: Dangerous , Remix Collection , Black Or White
1990: Motown Legends
1989: Leave Me Alone , Liberian Girl
1988 original Soul , Instrumental Collection , man In The Mirror , Get It (with Stevie Wonder) , Dirty Diana , Another Part Of Me , smooth Criminal
1987: bathroom , Love Songs (with Diana Ross) , The Michael Jackson Mix , I Just Can not Stop Loving You (with Siedah Garrett) , bathroom , The Way You Make Me Feel
1986: Looking Back To Yesterday , Ben / Got To Be There , Anthology
1984: Great Love Songs Of Michael Jackson , Is not No Sunshine , Farewell My Summer Love , 16 Greatest Hits (with the Jackson 5) thriller , Farewell My Summer Love , Girl You're So Together
1983 18 Greatest Hits (with the Jackson 5) , Michael Jackson The Jackson 5 (with the Jackson 5) , Billie Jean , Beat It , Wanna Be Startin 'Somethin' , Human Nature , P.Y.T. (Pretty Young Thing) , Say Say Say (with Paul McCartney)
1982: thriller , The Girl Is Mine (with Paul McCartney)
1981: One Day In Your Life , The Best Of Michael Jackson , One Day In Your Life (Re-Release)
1980: Motown Superstars Series, Vol. 7 , Rock With You , She's Out Of My Life , Girlfriend
1979 Off The Wall , A Brand New Day (with Diana Ross) , Do not Stop 'Til You Get Enough , Off The Wall
1978: Ease On Down The Road (with The Wiz Stars) , You Can not Win
1975: Forever, Michael , We're Almost There , Just A Little Bit Of You , One Day In Your Life
1973: Music me , With A Child's Heart , Happy , Music me
1972: Ben , Rockin 'Robin , Wanna Be Where You Are , Is not No Sunshine , Ben
1971: Got To Be There , Got To Be There
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