MICHAEL JACKSON Background information Birth name:Michael Joseph Jackson Date of birth:August 29, 1958 Gary, Indiana, U.S. Died June 25, 2009 (aged 50) Los Angeles, California, U.S. Genre(s) Pop, dance, R&B, rock, soul Occupation(s) Singer-songwriter, producer, dancer, choreographer Voice type(s) Soprano, tenor, falsetto Years active 1964-2009 Label(s) Motown, EpicHISTORY Michael Joseph Jackson (August 29, 1958 – June 25, 2009), often dubbed the “King of Pop,” was an American recording artist, widely regarded as one of the greatest entertainers of modern times. With his trademark black fedora and single, sequined glove, his unique contributions to music and dance, along with a highly publicized personal life, made him a central part of popular culture around the world for four decades.One of the few artists have been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame twice, his achievements included multiple Guinness World Records-including the “Most Successful Entertainer of All Time”-13 Grammy Awards, 13 number one singles, sale of over 750 million records. He was also a notable philanthropist, donating millions of dollars to the 39 charities he supported, and raising more through his own Heal the World Foundation.The seventh child of the Jackson family, he made his debut in 1968 as a member… Read full this story
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