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Michael Jackson

Michael Joseph Jackson (August 29, 1958 – June 25, 2009) 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.

Michael is the 7th of 9 children (Janet and Randy are younger). They grew up in a 2-bedroom house in Gary, Indiana. The 6 boys slept in one room, while the 3 girls shared the other with the parents, Joe and Katherine. Here are the siblings, in order of birth: Rebbie, Jackie, Tito, Jermaine, La Toya, Marlon, Michael, Randy and Janet.
He has been married twice, first to Elvis Presley's daughter Lisa Marie from 1994-1996, then to his former housekeeper Debbie Rowe from 1996-1999.
He has 2 children from his marriage to Debbie Rowe, Prince Michael Joseph Jackson Jr. and Paris Michael Katherine Jackson. Macaulay Culkin is their Godfather. His third son, Prince Michael Joseph Jackson II (nicknamed "Blanket), was born to a surrogate mother.
Actress Elizabeth Taylor is his best friend. She is the Godmother of his son, Prince.
His idols include: Charlie Chaplin, Fred Astaire, Gene Kelley, Berry Gordy, Quincy Jones, Three stooges and Walt Disney.
Here's his connection with tennis player John McEnroe - his first date was with actress Tatum O'neal, the daughter of Ryan O'neal who went on to marry and divorce McEnroe.
As a teenager, he had terrible acne.
In 2005, Michael Jackson was found not guilty to 10 counts of child molestation.
Jackson plays a variety of instruments.
He suffers from a disease called vitiligo, and he also is allergic to to much sunlight. That's why he wears sunglasses in public and usually has an umbrella with him.
In 1985, Jackson made perhaps his best financial decision when he bought the publishing rights to most Beatles songs for $47.5 million, using money from the profits of Thriller. This ended his friendship with Paul McCartney, who felt betrayed by Jackson.
On June 25, 2009, Jackson collapsed at his rented mansion at 100 North Carolwood Drive in the Holmby Hills district of Los Angeles
He was pronounced dead at 2:26 p.m. local time
The memorial was held on July 7, 2009, at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, preceded by a private family service at Forest Lawn Memorial Park's Hall of Liberty
On August 24, multiple news outlets quoted anonymous sources as stating that the Los Angeles coroner had decided to treat Jackson's death as a homicide; this was later confirmed by the coroner on August 28th
At the time of death, Jackson had been administered propofol, lorazepam and midazolam
Law enforcement officials are currently conducting a manslaughter investigation of his personal physician, Conrad Murray
Jackson was buried on September 3, 2009 at Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Glendale, California

80's Hits

Billie Jean
PYT (Pretty Young Thing)
Rock With You
Smooth Criminal
The Way You Make Me Feel
Wanna Be Starting Something

90's Hits

Black Or White
Remember The Time
You Are Not Alone

Jazz Music

Hold My Hand (feat. Akon)


Don't Stop 'Til You Get Enough
I Want You Back
I'll Be There
Love Never Felt So Good (with Justin Timberlake)
Off The Wall
P.Y.T. (Pretty Young Thing)
Rockin' Robin
Say Say Say (and Paul McCartney)

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