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Michael Jackson Biography

Michael Jackson


Famous as :

Pop singer

Birth Name :

Michael Joseph Jackson

Birth Date :

August 29, 1958

Birth Place :

Gary, Indiana, USA

Claim to fame :

Album "Off the Wall" (1979)


by AceShowbiz.com

The King of Pop has been forced to give up his crown. Yet, Michael Jackson was not losing all his charm and popularity since he already marked his name in every person's heart. Born on August 29, 1958, Michael Joseph Jackson is the seventh of nine siblings, Rebbie, Jackie, Tito, Jermaine, LaToya, Marlon, Randy and Janet, who were all raised in a strict Jehovah's Witnesses. But in 1987, Michael left the religion after the shunning of his sister LaToya. Due to the strict belief that forbids leisure activities, the children of Joseph Jackson and Katherine Jackson were all kept locked in the house, a tiny two-bedroom, while Joseph worked at night. However, the children secretly sneaked out from Joseph's sight to practice singing and playing music. Eventually, the father who reportedly was physically abusive to his children knew and decided to be their manager alongside his wife.

The Jacksons' musical career started as Jackie, Tito, Jermaine, Marlon and Michael formed the Jackson 5 in the mid 1960s. The group that was signed to Motown Records in 1968 has opened the road to success, especially for the lead singer Michael. After the Jackson 5 recording fourteen albums, Michael launched his solo ...

debut "Got to Be There" (1972) includes singles "Rockin' Robin" and "I Wanna Be Where You Are." Furthermore, in 1979, Michael's album "Off the Wall" has caught music fanatics and become a worldwide hit includes the #1 singles "Rock With You" and "Don't Stop 'Til You Get Enough."

Since the estimate year of 1979 up to 2004, Michael physical appearance has been changed drastically. He was reported of being addicted to extensive plastic surgery although he claims to have had only three operations. In an act of caring for himself, he explained that the first two was a rhinoplasty to repair a broken nose after a dancing accident in 1978, and the third was a surgical operation of a cleft in his chin. The operations affect his skin condition so that he often uses a mask or makeup to protect his face. Yet, it does not stop Michael to record another album and the next album "Thriller" (1982) has proven to hit the success even more. The album has been sold 26 million copies in U.S. and 53 million worldwide, and certified by Guinness Book of Records as the biggest selling popular music album of all time. Moreover, Michael received ...



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