Michael Jackson, Biography, News, Photos

Michael Jackson, the King of Pop, was the famous American singer, songwriter, and dancer. Check this page to read his biography- age, wife, death, family


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Name: Michael Jackson (Michael Jackson)
Birthday: August 29, 1958
Birthplace: Gary, Indiana, USA
Date of death: June 25, 2009 (50 years old)
Height: 175 cm
Zodiac sign: Virgo ( characteristic )
Career: Musicians

MICHAEL JACKSON BIOGRAPHY

Michael Joseph Jackson is an American singer and dancer who began his career with performances in the family group The Jacksons. Since 1972, he devoted himself to a solo career, quickly achieving unrivaled success. His sixth studio album, Thriller, has been the best-selling record in history for over 30 years, and Michael Jackson's name has become a pop music legend.

CHILDHOOD: HUMILIATION AND FIRST GLORY

The boy, later recognized as king of pop, was born in the town of Gary, Indiana. The boy's parents, Joseph Jackson and Catherine Vint, were married in November 1949. They were brought together by a love of music: the future father of the family was a bluesman, played the guitar, and her mother, half Indian, half mulatto, a native of the rural outback, was obsessed with country music.
Michael Jackson with his Parents19-year-old Katherine quickly realized that family life was not so rosy as in her fantasies. Joseph proved himself to be real, being unsociable and even cruel.

Michael Jackson whole familyWhen Michael was born in 1958, the Jackson family already had seven children. Joseph’s approach to parenting was strict: he humiliated his children both morally and physically. The brother of the singer Marlon said that his father dismissed his hands for the slightest fault. In an effort to accustom children to order, he put on a terrible mask at night, sneaked up under the windows of the nursery and roared in different ways (later Michael admitted that he was constantly tormented by nightmares as a child). Mom forced the sons to study the Bible and took them to the meetings of Jehovah's Witnesses.



Only in 1993, Michael Jackson told the Oprah Winfrey studio that in those years he constantly cried and felt lonely, he was literally sick of talking with his father.

Little Michael Jackson already loved eccentric dancing
In 1964, the brothers created The Jacksons. Initially, the elders included Tito, Jeremy and Jackie, and Michael and Marlon were backup artists, playing tambourine and Congo. Later, Michael took the place of backing vocalist, and also accompanied each performance with dances. The strict father watched the rehearsals of the group with a belt in his hands and launched a leather weapon if he did not like something.




 

Jackson brothers stubbornly rehearsed, fearing a strict father
In 1966, it was decided to rename the group “Jackson 5” (“Jackson Five”), and Michael became a soloist. Young musicians won the city’s talent contest with the song “I Got You (I Feel Good)”, after which they went on tour in the Midwest, which lasted until 1968. Michael and his brothers performed in strip clubs for Blacks, warming up the audience before the start of the show.






 

The Jacksons: The Beginning





In 1970, a group of Jackson brothers reached the national level - their first singles rose to the leading position on the American Billboard chart. Even then, Michael attracted the attention of the public with eccentric dances, which he copied from Jackie Wilson and James Brown.

THE BEGINNING OF A SOLO CAREER

In 1973, Jackson 5 became involved in a conflict with their recording studio Motown Records. This did not stop Michael from releasing 4 solo albums in collaboration with the label: the debut “Got to Be There” (1972), sold out in more than five million copies, “Ben” (1972), “Music & Me” (1973), and, finally, “Forever , Michael "(1975).




 

In 1972, Michael Jackson began a solo career.


In 1976, the Jackson signed a contract with CBS Records, after which they had to return the name “The Jacksons” - Motown left the rights to “Jackson Five” to himself.


In 1978, Michael Jackson took part in the film adaptation of the Broadway musical "The Amazing Wizard of Oz" with Diana Ross. The movie set brought him together with music director Quincy Jones, who took the talented singer who played the role of the Scarecrow under his wing.






 

Quincy Jones producer cuts off Michael Jackson's talent


The first fruits of cooperation made themselves felt in 1979, when Michael Jackson presented to the public the fifth solo album “Off the Wall” (translated into Russian - “Alien to Conventions”). With the recording of the album, the musician was helped by Paul McCartney and Stevie Wande r. Four singles from the record hit the first lines of the Billboard Hot charts: “Don't Stop 'Til You Get Enough”, “Rock with You”, “She's Out of My Life” and “Off the Wall”. 20 million copies of the album were sold worldwide.


KING OF POP MUSIC

By the beginning of the 80s, Michael Jackson had already achieved phenomenal success, and a new album, “Thriller”, was waiting for the fans ahead. Work on it took 8 months; The album included 9 tracks, 4 of which Michael wrote independently.





 

Released in 1982, Thriller Becomes a Phenomenon


The album was released in November 1982, and in just a year received the status of the best-selling album in history, retaining it for several decades. In the United States alone, fans of a black singer sold out 26 million copies, and in the world this figure exceeded 109 million. The record headed the Billboard 200 chart for 37 weeks and has been on this list for two years.




 

Michael Jackson's Thriller Remains Top-Selling Album In History

The album was a breakthrough in music and, in addition, broke the latest racial stereotypes in the pop industry: three music videos by Michael Jackson (“Thriller”, “Billie Jean”, “Beat It”) got into the MTV rotation, and the musician was invited to the White House to meet with Ronald Reagan.


Michael Jackson demonstrates moonwalk for the first time


In 1983, on the 25th anniversary of Motown Records, Michael Jackson first introduced his famous moonwalk during the performance of Billie Jean, and also showed a 14-minute clip for the song Thriller, setting new standards for music videos

In 1984, Michael's work was again at the top of the charts. This time, the single “Say Say Say”, recorded together with Paul McCartney, got there. The following year, Jackson bought out a controlling stake in ATV Music Publishing, which owns the rights to most of The Beatles songs, which led to a split with McCartney




 

Michael Jackson and Paul McCartney are working on "Say say say"
In March 1985, Michael Jackson and Lionel Richie recorded the song “We Are the World”. All sales fees, which exceeded the amount of $ 61 million, were given to help starving children in Africa.


Michael Jackson and Lionel Richie
 


Michael Jackson’s seventh studio album

Michael Jackson’s seventh studio album (“Bad”, 1987) did not repeat the phenomenal success of the previous record, but nevertheless lasted 6 weeks on the first line of the Billboard 200, sold 29 million copies and presented the world with several hits, including the song “ I Just Can't Stop Loving You ”,“ Bad ”,“ The Way You Make Me Feel ”,“ Dirty Diana ”,“ Smooth Criminal ”and“ Man in the Mirror ”.

Shot from the movie “Moonwalker” (“Moonwalk”)Immediately after the release of the album, Michael Jackson went on the first international solo tour “Bad Tour”, over the next three years visiting 15 countries with 123 concerts. Jackson turned every performance into a brilliant show: he demonstrated crazy dance steps, talked with the audience. During one of the London concerts, he got into the Guinness Book of Records - a record half a million spectators came to the performance.

In 1989, Elizabeth Taylor, during the Soul Train Music Awards, named Michael Jackson "the real king of pop, rock and soul music." Fans have abbreviated her phrase - "King of Pop", and this nickname is fixed to Michael forever.




 

Michael Jackson and Elizabeth Taylor


Eighth solo album

In 1991, Michael delighted fans with new material by releasing his eighth solo album, “Dangerous”. The release was preceded by the premiere of the video for the song "Black or White", topping the charts for 5 weeks.

FURTHER CAREER

The next studio album ("Invincible") was released by Michael Jackson only in 2001. It consisted of 16 tracks, on which Notorius BJ (composition “Unbreakable”), Chris Tucker (“You Rock My World”) and Carlos Santana (“Whatever Happens”) worked with Michael

Recording Invincible Album
The musician dedicated the album to the tragic events in Oslo - on January 26, 2001, 16-year-old Afro-Norwegian Benjamin Hermansen was killed by neo-Nazis. A close friend of the deceased, Omer Bhatti, was also a good friend of Michael Jackson, so the musician took the death of a teenager especially hard.





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Omer Bhatti, an old friend and fan of Michael Jackson
After the release, Michael Jackson organized a performance dedicated to the 30th anniversary of his solo career at Madison Square Garden Stadium. For the first time since 1984, he went on stage with the former Jackson Five, and also sang with Britney Spears , Whitney Houston , N'Sync and Asher.

Michael Jackson and The Jacksons, 2001
In 2003, Michael released the hit collection “Number Ones,” which included several previously unreleased tracks, including the all-new track, “One More Chance”.






 

Michael Jackson Anniversary Concert



At this time, Michael was accused of child molestation, and although the musician was acquitted, because of the hype that rose in the press, many celebrities refused to collaborate with Jackson to record a charity song in memory of the victims of Hurricane Katrina. “I Have This Dream” was eventually recorded, but never went on sale.

Michael Jackson and Diana Ross
In 2004, a set of five CDs “Michael Jackson: The Ultimate Collection 'Box Set” with 13 previously unreleased songs was released, and in August 2008 - a collection of hits “King of Pop”, dedicated to the 50th anniversary of Michael Jackson.
All the stage images of Michael Jackson in one picture
Michael Jackson planned to release his eleventh studio album in 2009.




PERSONAL LIFE OF MICHAEL JACKSON

Michael Jackson has been married twice. The first wife of the musician was the daughter of the King of rock and roll - Elvis Presley . Jackson first met Lisa Maria Presley in 1975 at the MGM Grand Hotel event in Las Vegas, but at that time she was only 8 years old.




 

Michael Jackson with his first wife, daughter of Elvis Presley
The next meeting took place in 1993. After that, they began to communicate and quickly became best friends; Lisa supported him at a time when everyone seemed to turn their backs on Jackson. One day he asked a girl on the phone: “If I asked you to marry me, would you do that?” Six months later, they secretly married in the Dominican Republic. In 1996, their marriage broke up, but the former spouses remained friends.


Michael Jackson and Lisa Maria Presley remain friends
Michael was very upset by the divorce, which made his illness [vitiligo] worsen. During a visit to personal dermatologist Arnold Klein, he met his assistant, Debbie Rowe. They got into a conversation, and Debbie asked Michael that in this situation he was most saddened. The musician replied that he deeply regrets that he did not get common children with Lisa. Then the woman invited Jackson to bear his child so that he could experience the happiness of fatherhood.


Michael Jackson and Debbie Rowe married “for convenience”Michael gladly agreed. The woman gave birth to two children - the son of Prince Michael Joseph Jackson and the daughter of Paris-Michael Catherine Jackson. In 1999, Debbie found the mission accomplished and filed for divorce, renouncing all parental rights.






 

Children of Michael Jackson and Debbie Rowe

In 2002, Michael Jackson had a second son - Prince Michael Joseph Jackson II. The name of the surrogate mother who carried the child, the musician kept a secret.

During the artist's tour in Berlin, one journalist managed to make a video of Michael Jackson standing on the balcony of the hotel and holding his youngest son. The press inflated a real scandal from the video, accusing the singer of careless handling of a child. After this incident, the artist began to be wary of members of the press and hide all the details from his personal life, and if Jackson appeared in public together, the children's faces were hidden by masks.





 

Michael Jackson with his son


PEDOPHILIA ACCUSATIONS

In 1988, Michael acquired 112 hectares of land in California, near the town of Santa Barbara. In this place, a musician who secluded himself from general attention could finally be himself. He rebuilt the ranch, turning it into a dream of every child: a mansion resembling a fairytale palace, a miniature railway, carousels, a zoo, a huge number of colorful sculptures ... He created the amusement park “Neverland”, in honor of the book about Peter Pan, a boy who never will not become an adult.




 

Neverland, Michael Jackson Ranch
In 1993, the singer was accused of molesting thirteen-year-old Jordan Chandler, who was a fan of the artist and a frequent visitor to the Neverland Ranch. The son confessed to his father, Evan Chandler, that during his visits, Jackson forced the boy to touch his genitals. During the investigation, Michael even had to demonstrate his “dignity” so that the jury could compare the boy’s descriptions with reality.


Michael Jackson and Jordan Chandler
As a result, the world was concluded: the Chandlers withdrew the lawsuit, and Michael paid compensation to the family in the amount of $ 22 million. In 2003, Michael Jackson again appeared in court on charges of a similar crime. The new “victim” was the thirteen-year-old Gavin Arvizo, who told the press that Michael had given him a drink and masturbated with him.






 

In the photo: Gavin Arvizo
Authorities ransacked Jackson's estate and arrested the singer, but was released on bail a day later. During the investigation, the artist claimed that the Arvizo family decided to repeat the Chandler’s example and was engaged in vile extortion. Litigation lasted two years, in the end Michael Jackson was fully acquitted. Unfortunately, the fact of accusation of pedophilia very negatively affected the singer’s reputation and career.



Michael Jackson fans decorate the idol ranch in support
In 2005, Michael Jackson left the Neverland Ranch forever, moving to the Holmby Hills mansion






 

Holmby Hills Mansion Rented by Michael Jackson
After the singer’s death in 2009, Jordan Chandler admitted that all the words about molestation were a lie from beginning to end, and said that his father made him tell the truth. In November of that year, the elder Chandler shot himself.


After the death of Michael Jackson, Evan Chandler committed suicide


PLASTIC SURGERY AND MICHAEL JACKSON'S DISEASE

In the early 90s, Michael put an end to gossip, admitting that in 1986 he was diagnosed with two rare diseases - vitiligo and lupus. And if vitiligo only affected the pigmentation of the skin, which was covered with light spots due to the disease (hence Michael’s dead-white complexion is a thick layer of makeup that hides the difference between healthy and affected areas of the skin), then lupus, a dangerous autoimmune disease that damages the connective tissue, leading to failure of the cheekbones and general deformation of the face. In addition, the powerful medications prescribed to Michael by the doctor during the period of lupus relapse led to the musician's addiction to painkillers.

Далее: https://uznayvse.ru/znamenitosti/biografiya-maykl-dzhekson.htmlIn 1987, after the release of the video for the title song of the album "Bad", fans noticed a change in the face of the idol, and with each subsequent performance, the singer became even paler and thinner.


The media paid too much attention to the artist’s haggard appearance: the journalists built the most unexpected hypotheses why Michael Jackson whitened his skin and changed the contours of his face, reaching even accusations of dysmorphophobia - hatred of his own body.




 

Michael Jackson accused of hatred for his body

In the early 90s, Michael put an end to gossip, admitting that in 1986 he was diagnosed with two rare diseases - vitiligo and lupus. And if vitiligo only affected the pigmentation of the skin, which was covered with light spots due to the disease (hence Michael’s dead-white complexion is a thick layer of makeup that hides the difference between healthy and affected areas of the skin), then lupus, a dangerous autoimmune disease that damages the connective tissue, leading to failure of the cheekbones and general deformation of the face. In addition, the powerful medications prescribed to Michael by the doctor during the period of lupus relapse led to the musician's addiction to painkillers.

Vitiligo appeared in Michael Jackson in his youth

Regarding the number of plastic surgeries by Michael Jackson, experts who closely followed the gradual transformation of the artist, made conclusions about the presence of multiple surgical interventions. According to them, he operated on his nose several times, changed the shape of his lips, redrew his cheeks and eyelids, and also made a dimple on his chin. Michael's mother confirmed that her son, in her opinion, was addicted to plastic. The artist himself stated that only twice did rhinoplasty.





 

Michael Jackson: "I only did rhinoplasty two times"


DEATH

On June 25, 2009 at 12:21 local time, a call was received to the California rescue service. An inconsistent voice called an ambulance at the Holmby Hills estate, the possession of Michael Jackson. Doctors arrived at the site after 3 minutes 17 seconds, discovered the motionless body of the pop king with a barely palpable pulse.
Doctors failed to rescue Michael Jackson
Cardiopulmonary resuscitation on the way to the medical center of the University of California and in the center did not help - the death of Michael Jackson was ascertained at 14:26. The news of the death of Michael Jackson scattered around the world in a few minutes.

Michael Jackson's death shocked the world
Police immediately began investigating the incident. The first was interviewed the personal doctor of the singer Conrad Murray. He said that he had found lifeless Jackson in bed, but managed to distinguish his pulse and tried to give him cardiopulmonary resuscitation, and when he realized that all attempts to resurrect the singer were unsuccessful, he called an ambulance. Here the following fact played an important role - Michael rented the mansion, so Konrad did not know the exact address. While he figured out the coordinates, it took half an hour, which turned out to be fatal for Jackson.

Breaking News: Michael Jackson is Dead
This was the version of Conrad Murray, but the coroners continued the investigation. It turned out that one of the producers of the Emmy Award Ken Erlich saw the singer on the eve of his death - and he seemed to him very energetic and fervent.

A moment of silence at the star of Michael Jackson on the Walk of Fame
An autopsy showed that the singer was in an extreme stage of exhaustion - with an increase of 178 centimeters, his weight was only 51 kilograms. In the stomach they did not find a single hint of food, but they found a decent amount of painkillers. On August 24, forensic medical examination established the true cause of Michael's death - an overdose of an anesthetic propofol, administered intravenously. The death certificate of Michael Jackson indicated the reason for the "murder."




 

Michael Jackson before death was exhausted to the limit

On July 29, 2009, Conrad Murray admitted that he himself injected Michael Jackson with an injection of propofol shortly before his death, after giving him several tablets with a sedative effect - the singer has recently suffered from insomnia and pain due to the consequences of plastic surgery and spinal problems, therefore needed anesthesia and sleeping pills.


Propofol found in Michael Jackson's bedroom
In November 2011, Murray was convicted of unintentional murder and sentenced to 4 years in prison.


Conrad Murray was in agreement with the court

THE FUNERAL

July 7, 2009 held a closed farewell ceremony with the idol of millions. Jackson's closest friends came to the Los Angeles Memorial Park at Forest Lawn Cemetery. The addresses of Diana Ross, Nelson Mandela , Queen Latifah, Stevie Wonder, Martin Luther King's children were read . The farewell ended with a speech by Paris Jackson. Not holding back tears, the girl said: "He was the best father who could only be ...".
Daughter of Michael Jackson Paris could not hold back tears
September 3, 2009, 70 days after his death, Michael Jackson was buried in the forest lawn cemetery



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