Michael Jackson

The King of Pop - Michael Jackson
Michael Jackson at a concert (Vienna, Austria)

A man that brought the world together

Michael Jackson was perhaps one of the most talked about superstars in the world. There is no doubt that he had a big heart and was an amazing artist that shook the world and opened the door to more acceptance and love for everyone.

Michael Jackson was raised in Indiana, and had a rough childhood, but despite that he became one of the most influential people in music history. He is perhaps best known for number 1. hits like The Thriller, Off the Wall, Black or White just to name a few.

King of Pop

Michael Jackson grew up in a small house in Indiana, and was put in a musical group with is brothers by their father. His father was a musician himself and believed his sons had talent. Michael quickly came out of the group as their head vocalist. This is where his story to the top began.

This is how the group Jackson 5 emerged and did local plays in their hometown. The group quickly gained notoriety when they played as the opening group for musicians like James Brown and Gladys Knight.

The Jacksons started going on tours and signed a contract with Epic Records. After they released their third record Michael set out and released his own solo album in 1979 called “Off the Wall” for which he received a Grammy Award for his “Dont Stop Til You Get Enough” single.

The single greatly incresed the Jackson 5 group reputation and their next album Triumph sold around 1 million recordings. But Michael always looked for ways to express himself more openly as an individual and in 1982 he teamed up with Paul McCartney to perform “This Girl is Mine”, that was almost on top of that pop charts in those days.

The Thriller

One of the most recognized songs and music videos is definitely Michael Jackson’s Thriller. People called it many names but the fact is that it was one of the most influential and perfected videos ever made. It was a great success and remained on the music charts for about 80 weeks staying at number 1. place for almost half of the time.

 

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