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Michael Jackson


    Michael Joseph Jackson was born in Gary, Indiana, on August 29, 1958 His mother, Katherine Esther Scruse, and his father, Joseph Walter "Joe" Jackson, Michael had three sisters: Rebbie, La Toya, and Janet, and six brothers: Jackie, Tito, Jermaine, Marlon, Brandon (Marlon's twin who died shortly after birth) and Randy.Durante his childhood lived in a house in his hometown of Gary, Indiana, with his parents and eight siblings,

    In 1964, he and his brother Marlon joined the Jackson Brothers band formed by his older brothers Jackie, Tito, and Jermaine- where they played some small bongos and tambourines. Michael said the rest of his brothers for his ability to sing and dance, and became, with his brother Jermaine in lead singer who later called The Jackson Five
  • they released their first single

    In 1967, they released the single "Big Boy" with Steeltown Records. The following year, recommended by Gladys Knight and producer Bobby Taylor, did an audition for Motown Records, which Berry Gordy, owner and head of the record company decided to hire them after seeing a videotape in which Michael made ​​versions themes of James Brown with his brothers.
  • they released their second single

    in 1969 they released the single "I Want You Back", a song that reached number one on the Billboard Hot 100 Similar success had their next three singles, "ABC", "The Love You Save" and "I'll Be There ", which also reached the top of the charts.
  • In order to Motown Records

    In 1972, at fourteen years old, he started his solo career with the album Got to Be There and Ben, while his work as vocalist made ​​compatible group that formed with his brothers. They reached the top of the Billboard Hot 100 songs "Got to Be There", "Ben", the central theme of the film of the same name, and "Rockin 'Robin". Despite the success they had achieved the topics that the singer had recorded solo albums sales of The Jackson Five started to decline,
  • in agreement with epic and off the Wall

    In June 1975, The Jackson 5 signed a contract with Epic Records, a subsidiary of CBS Records and changed their name to The Jacksons.Continuaron touring concerts in the following years and between 1976 and 1984 they released six studio albums to the which Michael wrote several songs, such as "Shake Your Body (Down to the Ground)", "This Place Hotel" and "Can You Feel It".
  • Michael accident

    In 1978, the singer plays the role of Scarecrow in the film The Wizard, musical remake of The Wizard of Oz (1939), held this time for actors of origin afroamericano.32 During filming he met producer Quincy Jones, who worked in the following años.Jones convinced him to produce the next album together the artist's studio, Off the Wall.En 1979, the nose was injured making a complex dance routine and had rhinoplasty, as well as having trouble breathing .
  • the highest figure given by the jackson royalties from the music industry,

    In 1980, the artist won a Grammy Award in the category of best singer of R & B and three AMA awards, in the categories of best album of soul, best male soul singer and best single soul for the song "Do not Stop 'Til You Get Enough ". After the success of this album, Jackson proposed to work in a production that would cause an even greater impact on critics and audiences that Wall.A Off the beginning of the 1980s, received the highest number ever awarded by royalties music industry,
  • contributes the song "Someone In the Dark" to the audiobook of the film ET the Extra-Terrestrial,

    In 1982, contributes the song "Someone In the Dark" to the audiobook of the film ET the Extra-Terrestrial, recording for which he received a Grammy Award for best album for niños.En the same year, the singer released his second Epic album, Thriller. This remained for eighty consecutive weeks in the Top 10 of the Billboard 200, 37 are listed on top of that publication. This was the first album to contain seven singles that reached the Top 10 of the Billboard Hot 100
  • He starred in a special television

    In 1983, he starred in the television special Motown 25: Yesterday, Today, Forever, in which she performed the song "Billie Jean" and presented as a surprise her choreographic step "moonwalk" which raised eyebrows and would be imitated by fans break dance. His performance was followed by 47 million viewers and was compared with the appearances that made ​​Elvis Presley and The Beatles on the Ed Sullivan Show.
  • Pepsi Cola commercial

    In 1984, he filmed a commercial for Pepsi Cola along with other family members, at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles .During the filming of it, the singer suffered second degree burns on his scalp and part of his face because pyrotechnics they used in a scene, posing as a concert, had a higher burst esperada.Después this episode, Pepsi agreed to a plea deal by granting it a million and a half dollars as compensation for injuries suffered.
  • his invitation to the White House

    In 1984, he was invited wing White House to receive a special award granted by the then-US president Ronald Reagan, for his humanitarian work. Also in 1984, the artist won eight awards Grammy.A unlike their following albums, Thriller was not accompanied by a promotional tour. However, in that year the singer performed with The Jacksons Victory Tour concert tour which earned five million dollars and then donated to various charities.
  • the launch of USA for Africa, a musical production which contained the single "We Are the World"

    In 1985, together with Lionel Richie and a large number of famous singers, including Stevie Wonder are, Diana Ross, Tina Turner, Bob Dylan and Bruce Springsteen, among others, gave USA for Africa, a musical production that contained the single "We Are the World," which brought millions of dollars to help the starving people of Ethiopia and became one of the best-selling singles of that year historia.En, ATV Music went on sale copyright on most representative songs of the Beatles.
  • tabloids, Bad, films and health problems

    In 1986, he was diagnosed with vitiligo, so their skin was missing pigmentación.Esta disease meant I had to avoid exposure to sunlight. In order to give a more even tone to your skin, it used to maquillaje.La structure of his face changed too: many surgeons speculated that he had a nose, lips and cheekbones, Michael admitted having nose surgery, but denied any else.
  • tour that culminated

    The September 11, 1987 Bad World Tour began, tour culminated on 14 January 1989, Jackson entered the Guinness Book of Records when completely filled seven times Wembley Stadium, attracting more than half a million spectators. The tour consisted of 123 concerts and earned a revenue of $ 125 million, part of which he donated to hospitals, orphanages and charities.
  • Autobiography, changing appearance and Neverland

    In 1988, he published his first autobiography, Moonwalk, which sold two hundred thousand copies and became one of the bestsellers of the year according to The New York Times.En he acknowledged having had a rhinoplasty and one mentoplasty, and denied the rumors that had undergone other facial surgeries.
  • buying a property

    In March 1988 he bought a farm in Santa Ynez, California, seventeen million dollars to build there his Neverland Ranch. This property made ​​it an amusement park, a zoo and a cinema was built. He also hired forty people to occupy that place of safety.
  • the highest paid entertainer in the world

    En 1989, gracias a las ventas de sus álbumes y sus conciertos, obtuvo ganancias estimadas en 125 millones de dólares, convirtiéndose así en uno de los artistas mejores pagados del mundo.
  • Dangerous, Heal the World Foundation and Super Bowl XXVII

    In March 1991, he renewed his contract with Sony for 65 million Dangerous dólares.En published that year, his eighth studio album. Dangerous sold seven million copies in the United States and 32 million copies mundial.El level first single from the album was "Black or White", which peaked at number one on the Billboard Hot 100 and stayed there for seven consecutive weeks with similar success in other parts of the world.
  • created the Heal the World Foundation to help through her children more desamparatedos the world

    In 1992, the singer created the Heal the World Foundation to help it through the most deprived children in the world, victims of violence, poverty and terminal illness.
  • his first interview

    In February 1993, the musician agreed to be interviewed by Oprah Winfrey, which was his first interview since 1979 He talked about his childhood, his adolescence, his relationship with his parents and siblings and their careers. He also denied rumors that he wanted to buy the bones of the Elephant Man, who slept in an oxygen chamber and performing a treatment to whiten their skin, and for the first time acknowledged having vitiligo, which causes changes in your skin.
  • first accusation of abuse

    In the summer of 1993, the singer was accused of molesting Jordan Chandler, one of the many children who used to welcome in Neverland, by the boy and his father, Evan Chandler.Jordan, who was then thirteen years old, I accused him of kissing him, masturbating and being subjected to oral sex; the ensuing scandal severely affected the mood and the public image of the singer, and therefore in his career.
  • completion of his tour

    the tour ends November 11, 1993 and attended by three and a half million people. All proceeds from the tour were donated to Heal the World.
  • his first marriage

    In May 1994, Jackson married singer-songwriter Lisa Marie Presley, daughter of Elvis Presley. The couple had met in 1975 when Michael and his family resided at the MGM Grand Hotel and Casino, where the group The Jackson Five performing concerts since early 1993 relación.contrajeron resumed their marriage in Dominican Republic and kept secret for two meses.La couple ended up divorcing two years later on good terms.
  • HIStory album

    In 1995 released the double album HIStory: Past, Present and Future, Book I. The first disc, HIStory Begins, containing the greatest hits of his career and was later reissued under the name Greatest Hits: HIStory, Volume I,
  • second marriage and fatherhood

    In November 1996, when his HIStory World Tour passed through Australia, Jackson again surprised the public by marrying his usual nurse dermatologist Debbie Rowe, whom he knew from the previous decade. Debbie would give birth to the singer's first two children, Michael Joseph Jr. and Paris-Michael Katherine through artificial insemination. The couple divorced in 1999 but remained as friends and Rowe awarded custody of both children to the singer.
  • released Blood on the Dance Floor: HIStory in the Mix,

    In 1997, he released Blood on the Dance Floor: HIStory in the Mix, an album consisting of five new songs-eight remixes from HIStory disc. Globally it sold seven million copies and became the best selling album of remixes history. The album, like the single of the same name, reached number one on the charts británicas.En the United States, Blood on the Dance Floor was certified platinum by the RIAA and peaked at 24 on the Billboard 200.
  • embarked on the HIStory World Tour

    In September 1996 he embarked on the HIStory World Tour, tour culminated in October 1997 In this tour, he performed 82 concerts and visited 58 cities, attracting more than four million people and raising about $ 85 million.
  • participated in several events cariativos

    In June 1999, Jackson was involved in several charitable events. He participated in a charity concert organized by Luciano Pavarotti in Modena, Italy, whose collection was designed to help refugees from Yugoslavia and the neediest children Guatemala.A later that month he made two benefit concerts entitled "Michael Jackson & Friends" on Germany and South Korea.
  • dispute with Sony, Invincible and third child

    in 2000, a dispute between the singer and his record company had happened: Jackson was awaiting the expiration of the contract entitling the distribution of their material to Sony to not depend on the label and take personal charge of promoting material and wanted and would bring benefits therefore what would happen in the early 2000
  • the thirtieth anniversary celebration of his solo

    In September 2001, the singer performed a concert at Madison Square Garden to celebrate his thirtieth anniversary as a solo artist, a few days before the attacks of September 11, on this occasion he appeared for the first time since 1984 with his recital hermanos.El also attended by other performers such as Mýa, Usher, Whitney Houston, 'N Sync, Destiny's Child, Monica, Luther Vandross, and Slash, among many others.
  • the second disc

    in 2001; while the second disc, HIStory Continues, contained fifteen new songs. This production peaked at number one on the Billboard 200.HIStory: Past, Present and Future - Book I was nominated for a Grammy as best álbum.Vendió over twenty million copies worldwide and thus became the best-selling double album of all time.
  • birth of their third child

    In 2002, Jackson's third child was born, Prince Michael Jackson II.Según singer, the child was conceived through artificial insemination using his sperm and a hire a belly November of that year the artist made ​​headlines again when he showed his newborn child through the balcony of the Adlon Hotel in Berlin, completely covering it with a blanket attitude that turned out to be heavily criticized in the media.
  • second allegation of abuse

    In 2003, he agreed to provide a series of interviews with journalist Martin Bashir, which were then compiled into a documentary titled Living with Michael Jackson. In one of these reports, the singer appeared at the hands of a teenager of thirteen named Gavin Arvizo, one of the many sick children who frequently visited his mansion, who said he often stayed in the room without a singer it bother him. This aroused much controversy and later, this young man accused of being drunk and raped by él.
  • the declaration of Michael Jackson

    The trial began on January 31, 2005 in Santa Maria, California, and ended in May. On June 13 of that year he was acquitted of all cargos.Después the verdict, the artist temporarily moved to the Persian Gulf invited by Sheikh Abdullah.A this reality came two documentaries: The Michael Jackson Interview: The Footage You Were Never meant to See in 2003 and True Crime with Aphrodite Jones in 2010, both for the artist and their innocence.
  • Michael Jackson's inocensia

    was acquitted of all cargos.Después the verdict,
  • World Music Awards,

    On 15 November of the same year he received the Diamond Award at the World Music Awards in London, where he performed the song "We Are the World" with a youth choir .After participated in the tribute and public funeral of James Brown, in United States, held on December 30, 2006.
  • Michael released Thriller 5.

    the February 11, 2008 Michael released Thriller 25.Contenía nine songs from the original album, and six unreleased tracks: "The Girl Is Mine 2008" and "PYT (Pretty Young Thing) 2008" with Will.i.am, "Wanna Be Startin 'Somethin' 2008 "with Akon," Beat It 2008 "with Fergie of Black Eyed Peas," Billie Jean 2008 ", a remix by Kanye West, and a ballad called" for all time ", in the original unedited version album and again mixed and mastered himself.
  • days to his death

    On March 5, 2009, in an auditorium in London, before 20 000 spectators, Michael Jackson announced his comeback to the tour This Is It. Initially would have ten concerts to be held in that city in the O2 Arena in July. As he himself said, these concerts that would be the last in the English capital. In them, as the promoter of the tour Randy Philips, the artist would play new songs, since he had composed and recorded new songs
  • his tragic death

    On the morning of June 25, 2009, the artist suffered a cardiac arrest at his rented mansion in Holmby Hills.Los service members called the emergency phone 911 for help at 12:21 PDT (UTC-7). Paramedics, who arrived nine minutes later, they found no pulse or breathing, so he was given CPR and taken to Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center in Los Angeles at 1:14 pm. But despite the efforts of doctors was pronounced dead.
  • years

    In March 2006, U.S. authorities ordered the closure of his Neverland Ranch. Officially it was due to arrears of wages due to bureaucratic problems already solved, although in this case the idea that the police were looking for evidence of their relationships with children it spread.