Michael Jackson

Michael Jackson


Michael Joseph Jackson was an American recording artist, entertainer, and businessman. Often referred to as the King of Pop, or by his initials MJ, 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.… Read More

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Learn about the memorable moments in the evolution of Michael Jackson.


1958 Birth Michael Joseph Jackson was born on August 29, 1958. … Read More
The eighth child of the Jackson family (one of whom died in infancy), Michael made his professional debut in 1964 with his elder brothers Jackie, Tito, Jermaine, and Marlon as a member of the Jackson 5. … Read More
In 1965, Jackson began sharing lead vocals with his older brother Jermaine, and the group's name was changed to the Jackson 5.
1969 10 Years Old The Jackson 5 recorded several songs, including "Big Boy" (1968), their first single, for Steeltown Records, a Gary, Indiana, record label, before signing with Motown in 1969. … Read More


1971 - 1972 2 More Events
1975 16 Years Old 1 More Event
In June 1975, the Jackson 5 signed with Epic Records, a subsidiary of CBS Records, and renamed themselves the Jacksons. … Read More
1976 17 Years Old The Jacksons continued to tour internationally, and released six more albums between 1976 and 1984. … Read More
1978 19 Years Old His work in film began in 1978, when he starred as the Scarecrow in The Wiz, a musical directed by Sidney Lumet that also starred Diana Ross, Nipsey Russell, and Ted Ross. … Read More


1979 - 1982 6 More Events
Thriller won Jackson and Quincy Jones the Grammy award for Producer of the Year (Non-Classical) for 1983. … Read More
Thriller also won another Grammy for Best Engineered Recording – Non Classical in 1984, awarding Bruce Swedien for his work on the album. … Read More
In 1985, The Making of Michael Jackson's Thriller won a Grammy for Best Music Video, Longform. … Read More
1986 27 Years Old 1 More Event
Jackson became the subject of increasingly sensational reports. In 1986, the tabloids ran a story claiming that Jackson slept in a hyperbaric oxygen chamber to slow the aging process; he was pictured lying in a glass box. … Read More
1987 28 Years Old 1 More Event
In 1987, Jackson disassociated himself from the Jehovah's Witnesses, in response to their disapproval of the Thriller video. … Read More
Bruce Swedien and Humberto Gatica won one Grammy in 1988 for Best Engineered Recording – Non Classical and Michael Jackson won one Grammy for Best Music Video, Short Form for "Leave Me Alone" in 1989.


1989 - 1992 5 More Events
In January 1993, Jackson performed at the Super Bowl XXVII halftime show in Pasadena, California. … Read More
In January 1994, after investigation on allegations of extortion against the singer by Chandler, deputy Los Angeles County district attorney Michael J. Montagna stated that Chandler would not be charged, due to lack of cooperation from Jackson's party and its willingness to negotiate with Chandler for several weeks, among other reasons.
1995 - 1996 3 More Events
Michael Joseph Jackson Jr (commonly known as Prince) was born on February 13, 1997; his sister Paris-Michael Katherine Jackson was born a year later on April 3, 1998.


1999 - 2001 7 More Events
In 2002, Michael Jackson won his 22nd American Music Award for Artist of the Century. … Read More
2003 - 2005 5 More Events
Jackson agreed to a Sony-backed refinancing deal in April 2006, although the details were not made public. … Read More
In the spring of 2007, Jackson and Sony teamed up to buy another music publishing company, Famous Music LLC, formerly owned by Viacom. … Read More


In March 2009, Jackson held a press conference at London's O2 Arena to announce a series of comeback concerts titled This Is It. … Read More
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