Friday, June 26, 2009


Michael Jackson was born on August 29 in Gary, Indiana, 1958. His father, Joseph Jackson, was a guitarist. In the early 60s,Jackie had began performing around the city. A musical prodigy, Michael's singing talents were amazingly mature and he soon became the dominant voice and focus of The Jackson 5. In 1979, Michael released his first solo album with the support of producer Quincy Jones. This was Off the Wall, featuring songs like Don't stop till you get enough. The album had four songs in the Us Top 10 hits.1979 was also the year when Jackson had his first rhinoplasty following a fall during a concert. Among his multiple surgeries, Michael Jackson had a total of four rhinoplasties, as he was never quite satisfied with his nose after his fall in 1979.

The biggest year in Jackson's life was 1982, when he released the albumThriller. The album held its position in the top 10 of the Billboard 200 for 80 straight weeks and nearly half that time it remained on the number one position.. Jackson won eight Grammy Awards for that album.In 1983, Jackson did his famous moonwalk for the first time. He did it for a live performance for the stages how Motown 25: Yesterday, Today, Forever.

It was in the 80s itself that Jackson says he was hit by diseases like Vitiligo and Lupus that made his skin lighter. Some doctors claim that Jackson suffers from body dysmorphic disorder that a mental disorder that disables the patient from making a connection with his mirror image. It is a result of this, doctors say, that he feels the need to change his appearance repeatedly.

In 1987, Jackson released the album Bad, which also became a superhit and topped the charts for weeks. Songs like Bad, The way you make me feeland Dirty Diana were featured on this album. In 1991, Jackson released Dangerous with songs like Black or white, andRemember the time.

One of the worst years in Jackson's life was perhaps 1993 when he was accused on sexually abusing a child called Jordan Chandler. Jackson's mental and physical health took a terrible turn ever since the child molestation charges. He got addicted to painkillers and even illegal drugs. It was around this time that he got married to Lisa Marie Presley. The two divorced two years later.

In 1995, Jackson released HIStory: Past, Present and Future, Book I. and in 1997, Blood on the Dance Floor.Also in 1997, Jackson married for a second time. His second wife was a nurse by profession, named Deborah Jeanne Rowe. Together they have two children. The couple divorced in 1999 and Rowe gave Jackson full custody of the kids. In 2002, Jackson had a third child whose mother is unknown. Jackson claims that the child is a result of artificial insemination.

Sadly, in 2003, stories of child molestation came back to haunt him as he was charged with seven counts of sexual abuse against children.. He was finally acquitted of all charges in 2005.In 2008, Michael announced that he has converted to Islam in a ceremony officiated by an Imam where he pledged his allegiance to The Koran. In 2009, Michael decided to announce a grand comeback tour, under which he will travel across the world. Show tickets were sold-out within the hour of releasing.It is also confirmed that Jackson now has the initial stages of skin cancer, which is treatable.One of the few artists to have been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame twice, his other achievements include multiple Guinness World Records including one for Thriller as the world's best-selling album 13 Grammy Awards.

Despite all the controversies, Michael Jackson's skills as a singer, dancer, writer and businessman remain unparalleled. And that's what makes him a legendary artist. “Thank you Jack for all the thrills you have given us over the years..rest in peace and know you are loved. Unquestionably you are the bjggest pop star of the era”

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