Michael Jackson, also known as “King of Pop,” was born on August,29,1958, in Gary, Indiana. He was the fifth born of ten children. His parents were Joseph Jackson, a steelworker, and Katherine Jackson, a devout Jehovah’s Witness.
Michael Jackson was molded by his father to be a performer. He was pushed by his father to form a musical group with his brothers. They were known as the “Jackson 5, and Michael Jackson was the lead vocalist.
Michael Jackson and his brothers started performing in their local area and eventually grew popular enough to be signed by Motown Music Company. Jackson 5 produced many popular hits, including “ABC,” “The Love Like Yours,” and “I Want You Back,” all of which topped the billboards.
At the age of 13, Michael Jackson started his solo career and made it to the charts with the song “Got To Be There” from the album of the same name.
The success was followed by a Grammy award nomination for his single “Don’t Stop Til You Get Enough.”
Jackson’s 1982’s album “Thriller ” became the best-selling album in history, generating 7 top songs. The album stayed on the charts for 80 weeks, holding the number 1 slot for 37 weeks. The album received 12 Grammy nominations and won 8 categories.
At the peak of his career, his lifestyle grew controversial. He was accused of child molestation in the 1990s, but the charges were later dropped.
Michael Jackson got married in secret to Lisa Marie Presley, but they divorced two short years later. He later married again to Debbie Rowe, an American nurse. Michael Jackson met her in his dermatologist’s office. They were blessed with two kids, but they later divorced.
Michael Jackson’s career was followed by financial instability that resulted in him selling some of his assets.
On the 25th of June 2009, Michael Jackson met his untimely death due to cardiac arrest caused by a drug overdose.