Categories: Famous Singers of the 20th Century | Famous Singers of the 21st Century | Famous Songwriters of the 20th Century | Famous Songwriters of the 21st Century | Famous Entertainers of the 20th Century | Famous African Americans | Famous Entertainers of the 21st Century | American Notables.
Michael Joseph Jackson was an American singer, songwriter, record producer, dancer, and actor. Called the King of Pop, his contributions to music and dance, along with his publicized personal life, made him a global figure in popular culture for over four decades.
The eighth child of the Jackson family, he debuted on the professional music scene along with his elder brothers Jackie, Tito, Jermaine, and Marlon as a member of the Jackson 5 in 1964, and began his solo career in 1971. In the early 1980s, Jackson became a dominant figure in popular music. The music videos for his songs, including those of "Beat It", "Billie Jean", and "Thriller", were credited with breaking down racial barriers and with transforming the medium into an art form and promotional tool. The popularity of these videos helped to bring the then-relatively-new television channel MTV to fame. With videos such as "Black or White" and "Scream", he continued to innovate the medium throughout the 1990s, as well as forging a reputation as a touring solo artist. Through stage and video performances, Jackson popularized a number of complicated dance techniques, such as the robot and the moonwalk, to which he gave the name. His distinctive sound and style has influenced numerous hip hop, post-disco, contemporary R&B, pop, and rock artists.
Jackson's 1982 album Thriller is the best selling album of all time. His other albums, including Off the Wall (1979), Bad (1987), Dangerous (1991), and HIStory (1995), also rank among the world's best selling albums. Jackson is one of the few artists to have been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame twice. He was also inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame and the Dance Hall of Fame as the first and only dancer from pop and rock music. His other achievements include multiple Guinness World Records; 13 Grammy Awards, as well as the Grammy Legend Award and the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award; 26 American Music Awards—more than any other artist—including the "Artist of the Century" and "Artist of the 1980s"; 13 number-one singles in the United States during his solo career, more than any other male artist in the Hot 100 era; and the estimated sale of over 400 million records worldwide. Jackson has won hundreds of awards, making him the most awarded recording artist in the history of popular music. Jackson became the first artist in history to have a top ten single in the Billboard Hot 100 in five different decades when "Love Never Felt So Good" reached number nine on May 21, 2014. Jackson traveled the world attending events honoring his humanitarianism, and, in 2000, the Guinness World Records recognized him for supporting 39 charities, more than any other entertainer.
Have you taken a DNA test for genealogy? If so, login to add it. If not, see our friends at Ancestry DNA.
On 11 Sep 2018 at 18:22 GMT Maureen Angela Riley wrote:
Gender: Male Aliases: The King of Pop, Michael Joseph Jackson, King of Pop, The Gloved One, MJ, John Jay Smith, Wacko Jacko, Jacko, Applehead, Smelly, Michael Joe Jackson, Space Michael, Mike Description: Michael Joseph Jackson (August 29, 1958 – June 25, 2009) was an American recording artist, dancer, singer-songwriter, musician, and philanthropist. Referred to as the King of Pop, Jackson is recognized as the most successful entertainer of all time by Guinness World Records. His contribution to music, dance, and fashion, along with a much-publicized personal life, made him a global figure in popular culture for over four decades. The seventh child of the Jackson family, he debuted on the professional music scene along with his brothers as a member of The Jackson 5, then the Jacksons in 1964, and began his solo career in 1971. In the early 1980s, Jackson became a dominant figure in popular music. The music videos for his songs, including those of "Beat It", "Billie Jean", and "Thriller", were credited with transforming the medium into an art form and a promotional tool, and the popularity of these videos helped to bring the relatively new television channel MTV to fame And Cordell Francis Admire Michael Jackson As His Best. Videos such as ... Birth: Aug 29 1958 Gary Death: Cause of death: Cardiac arrest June 25 2009 Holmby Hills Nationality: United States of America Ethnicity: African American Occupations: Record producer, Businessperson, Actor, Singer-songwriter, Musician, Choreographer, Film Producer, Entertainer, Dancer, Film Score Composer, Music Arranger, Voice Actor, Screenwriter, Film director, Music artist Marriage: Spouse: Lisa Marie Presley May 26 1994 Dominican Republic Marriage: Spouse: Debbie Rowe Nov 14 1996 Sydney Residence: Gary Residence: Neverland Ranch Residence: Los Angeles Residence: Bahrain Residence: California Education: Montclair College Preparatory School Relatives Relation Name Birth Mother Katherine Jackson May 4 1930 Father Joe Jackson July 26 1928 Daughter Paris-Michael Katherine Jackson Apr 3 1998 Son Prince Michael Jackson II Feb 21 2002 Son Michael Joseph Jackson, Jr. Feb 13 1997 Sister Janet Jackson May 16 1966 Brother Jermaine Jackson Dec 11 1954 Brother Marlon Jackson Mar 12 1957 Sister La Toya Jackson May 29 1956 Brother Jackie Jackson May 4 1951 Brother Randy Jackson Oct 29 1961 Brother Tito Jackson Oct 15 1953 Sister Rebbie Jackson May 29 1950
On 7 Aug 2016 at 18:11 GMT Victoria Toon wrote:
On 23 Nov 2014 at 05:12 GMT Kitty (Cooper) Smith wrote:
Michael is 28 degrees from Rosa Parks, 27 degrees from Anne Tichborne and 19 degrees from Victoria of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland on our single family tree. Login to find your connection.