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Michael Jackson

Michael Jackson in 1984
Background information
Birth name Michael Joseph Jackson
Born August 29, 1958 (1958-08-29) (age 49)
Gary, Indiana, USA
Genre(s) R&B, soul, pop, dance-pop, disco, rock, urban, funk, Motown
Occupation(s) singer, songwriter, record producer, arranger, dancer, choreographer, actor
Instrument(s) Vocals, percussion, multiple instruments
Years active 1967–present
Label(s) Motown, Epic, Sony, The Michael Jackson Company, Inc.
Associated acts The Jackson 5/Jacksons, Janet Jackson, Quincy Jones, Teddy Riley, 3T
Influences James Brown, Jackie Wilson, Diana Ross, Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye, Ray Charles, Sammy Davis, Jr., Fred Astaire
Website MichaelJackson.com

Michael Joseph Jackson (born August 29, 1958), often referred to as The King of Pop, is an American musician and entertainer.[1][2] The seventh child of the Jackson family, he debuted on the professional music scene at the age of eleven as a member of the Jackson 5. Having signed with the national Motown Records label in 1968, the Jackson 5 set a record when their first four singles charted at number one on the Billboard Hot 100. In 1976 the group signed a new contract with CBS Records and changed their name to "The Jacksons"; Jackson left the group in 1984. He started a solo career in 1972, becoming a pop icon in subsequent years. Five of his albums, Off the Wall (1979), Thriller (1982), Bad (1987), Dangerous (1991) and HIStory (1995), have become some of the world's best selling pop records. Jacksons career slowed following the end of the HIStory World Tour and Blood on the Dance Floor album in 1997. Since then he has released just one studio album, Invincible (2001) and has not toured. His successful career and controversial, enigmatic personal life have been a part of pop culture for almost four decades.[3] Michael Jackson or Mike Jackson may refer to: // Michael P. Jackson (20th c. ... is the 241st day of the year (242nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Jan. ... Gary redirects here. ... For other uses, see Indiana (disambiguation). ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... R&B redirects here. ... For other uses, see Soul music (disambiguation). ... This article is about the genre of popular music. ... Dance-pop is a subgenre of pop music that evolved from disco, circa the early 1980s, that combines dance beats with a pop song structure. ... This article is about the music genre. ... This article is about the genre. ... 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This article is about the singer. ... This article is about the producer and songwriter. ... Teddy Riley (born Edward Theodore Riley, October 8, 1967 in Harlem, New York) is an American R&B and hip hop singer, songwriter, musician and producer who was the ring leader of the most influential groups of R&B in two separate decades - Guy in the 80s and Blackstreet in... 3T are an American musical group made up of Tito Jackson and the late Delores Dee-Dee Jacksons three sons: Tariano Adaryll Taj, Jr. ... For other persons named James Brown, see James Brown (disambiguation). ... For the British author, see Jacqueline Wilson. ... For the author-illustrator, see Diana Ross (author). ... Stevie Wonder (born Steveland Hardaway Judkins on May 13, 1950, name later changed to Steveland Hardaway Morris)[1] is an American singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and record producer. ... Marvin Gaye (born Marvin Pentz Gay, Jr. ... For Ray Charles, the composer and conductor of the Ray Charles Singers, see Ray Charles (composer). ... This article is about the entertainer. ... Fred Astaire (May 10, 1899 – June 22, 1987), born Frederick Austerlitz in Omaha, Nebraska,[1] was an American film and Broadway stage dancer, choreographer, singer and actor. ... is the 241st day of the year (242nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Jan. ... For the popular-music magazine, see Musician (magazine). ... A stilt-walker entertaining shoppers at a shopping centre in Swindon, England Entertainment is an activity designed to give pleasure or relaxation to an audience (although in the case of a computer game the audience may be only one person). ... The Jackson family are an American family from Gary, Indiana whose members are among the most successful and influential figures in modern popular music. ... The cover to the Jackson 5s first LP, Diana Ross Presents the Jackson 5, released on Motown Records in 1969. ... 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Jackson became a dominant figure in popular music in the late 1970s, the first black entertainer to amass a strong crossover following on MTV. He transformed the music video into an art form and a promotional tool through complex story lines, dance routines, special effects and famous cameo appearances.[3] The popularity of his videos aired on MTV, such as "Beat It" and "Billie Jean", helped to put the relatively young channel "on the map",[4] while videos such as "Black or White" and "Scream" made Jackson a staple on MTV into the 1990s. Jackson popularized physically complicated dance techniques, such as the robot and the moonwalk, along with a distinctive musical sound and vocal style that have influenced numerous hip hop, pop, and R&B artists. This article is about the original U.S. music television channel. ... A music video is a short film or video that accompanies a complete piece of music, most commonly a song. ... Beat it redirects here. ... This article is about the Michael Jackson song. ... Michael Jacksons Visionary chronology Leave Me Alone (2006) Black or White (2006) Remember the Time (2006) Dangerous track listing HIStory track listing Alternate cover Black or White (The Clivillés & Cole (C&C) Remixes) cover. ... Janet Jackson singles chronology Whoops Now/Whatll I Do (1995) Scream/Childhood (1995) Runaway (1995) HIStory track listing Scream (1) They Dont Care About Us (2) HIStory track listing You Are Not Alone (8) Childhood (9) Tabloid Junkie (10) Scream/Childhood was a 1995 hit single for singer... The robot (or mannequin) is an illusionary dance style - often confused with popping - that attempts to imitate a dancing robot or mannequin. ... A street dancer doing the moonwalk in Madrid. ... Hip hop music is a style of music which came into existence in the United States during the mid-1970s, and became a large part of modern pop culture during the 1980s. ... This article is about the genre of popular music. ... Contemporary R&B is a music genre of American popular music, the current iteration of the genre that began in the 1940s as rhythm and blues music. ...


Jackson was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1997 with the Jackson 5 and 2001 as a solo artist, becoming one of the few to be inducted twice.[5] In 2006 Jackson received eight Guinness World Records including "Most Successful Entertainer of All Time" and best-selling album ever for Thriller.[6] Jackson has received thirteen Grammy Awards (eight of them on a single night in 1984), and two of his solo albums have been inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame.[7] Jackson has charted thirteen number one singles in his solo career, more than any other male artist in the Billboard Hot 100 era.[8][9] In November 2006, the World Music Awards announced that Jackson had sold 750 million units worldwide.[10] The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame at sunset. ... Guinness World Records 2008 edition. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... The 26th Grammy Awards were held in 1984, and were broadcast live on American television. ... The Grammy Hall of Fame Award is a special Grammy award established in 1973 to honor recordings that are at least twenty-five years old and that have qualitative or historical significance. Alphabetical listing by title: List of Grammy Hall of Fame Award recipients A-D List of Grammy Hall... This is a list of recording artists who have reached number one on Billboard magazines weekly pop singles chart(s). ... The World Music Awards (founded in 1989) is an international awards show that annually honors recording artists based on their worldwide sales figures, which are provided by the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry (IFPI). ...


Jackson's personal life has caused significant controversy; while the singer has given several hundred million dollars to charity, his changing appearance and actions have damaged his reputation among some of the public, and album sales have declined since the mid-1990s.[11] From 1988 to 2005, Jackson lived on his Neverland Ranch property, where he built an amusement park and private zoo that was often attended by disadvantaged and terminally ill children. Rumors of sleepover parties received both negative media coverage and public attention after it was revealed that children had slept in his bed or on the floor in his bedroom. This first came to light when Jackson was accused of child sexual abuse in 1993. Jackson's relationship with children was brought into the spotlight again in 2003 when the TV documentary Living with Michael Jackson was broadcast. This became a catalyst for Jackson being tried, and later acquitted, of more child molestation allegations and several other charges in 2005. After the trial Jackson traveled to a number of countries, including Bahrain, before starting work on new material in Ireland. Reports for financial difficulties and legal disputes have been ongoing for nearly a decade, causing further damage to his image. In early 2008, despite several years of negative publicity, Jackson issued Thriller 25, a commercial success that sold more than 1.8 million copies worldwide in 12 weeks. Neverland Ranch, or Neverland Valley Ranch, is owned by American pop musician Michael Jackson, although Jackson currently resides outside the United States. ... Theme park redirects here. ... Living with Michael Jackson was a Granada Television documentary, in which British journalist Martin Bashir interviewed Michael Jackson over a period of 8 months, from the middle of 2002 to January 2003. ... People v. ...

Contents

Biography

1964–1975: Early life and career debut

See also: The Jackson 5

Michael Joseph Jackson was born in Gary, Indiana to a working-class family. The son of Joseph Walter (Joe) and Katherine Esther (née Scruse), Michael was the fifth of six brothers and the seventh of nine children. His famous brothers and sisters are Jackie, Tito, Jermaine, Marlon, Randy, Janet, La Toya and Rebbie. Katherine, a Jehovah's Witness, raised the children in that faith. Joseph Jackson was a steel mill employee who often performed in an R&B band called "The Falcons" with his brother Luther. He was a strict disciplinarian, and many of the Jackson children recall being spanked or whipped by their father for misbehaving.[12] The Jackson 5 (also spelled The Jackson Five or The Jackson 5ive, abbreviated as J5, and later known as The Jacksons) was an American popular music quintet (and briefly a sextet and quartet) from Gary, Indiana. ... Gary redirects here. ... For other uses, see Indiana (disambiguation). ... Joseph Walter Jackson (a. ... Katherine Jackson (born Katherine Esther Screws on May 4, 1930) is the matriarch of the Jacksons musical dynasty and the mother of pop music icons Michael Jackson and Janet Jackson. ... The French word née (feminine) or né (masculine) (or the English word nee) is still commonly used in some newspapers when mentioning the maiden name of a woman in engagement or wedding announcements. ... Sigmund Esco Jackie Jackson (born May 4, 1951) is an American singer and musician, a former member of The Jackson 5, and the oldest son in the Jackson music family. ... Toriano Adaryll Tito Jackson (born on October 15, 1953 in Gary, Indiana) is an American singer and guitarist and a charter member of the The Jackson 5. ... Jermaine LaJaune Jackson or Muhammad Abdul Aziz[1] (born December 11, 1954), is an American Grammy Award-nominated singer, bass guitarist, former member of The Jackson 5 and older brother of American pop stars Michael Jackson and Janet Jackson. ... Marlon David Jackson (born March 12, 1957) is an American singer, former member of The Jackson 5, and older brother of American pop stars Michael Jackson and Janet Jackson. ... This article is about the former member of The Jacksons. ... This article is about the singer. ... For other uses, see La Toya (disambiguation). ... Maureen Reillette Brown (born May 29, 1950 in Gary, Indiana) is an American singer, eldest member of the successful Jackson family and sister of pop icons Michael Jackson and Janet Jackson. ...


Michael showed musical talent early in his life, performing in front of his classmates and other participants during a Christmas recital in his school at the age of five. After his brothers Jackie, Tito and Jermaine formed the Jackson Brothers in 1964, Michael and Marlon joined their brothers' backup band playing congas and tambourine respectively. Jackson later began performing backup vocals and dancing; at the age of eight, he and Jermaine assumed lead vocals and the group's name was changed to "The Jackson 5". The group recorded a number of singles for the local label Steeltown Records in 1967 and signed with the national Motown Records label in 1968.[3][13] Rolling Stone has said that the young Jackson was a "a prodigy" with "overwhelming musical gifts," noting that after Jackson began to dance and sing with his brothers, "he quickly emerged as the main draw and lead singer."[13] Even though he sang with a "child's piping voice, he danced like a grown-up hoofer and sang with the R&B/gospel inflections of Sam Cooke, James Brown, Ray Charles, and Stevie Wonder."[13] Conga is a drum, a type of music, and a type of dance (Conga Line). ... “Buben” redirects here. ... Steeltown Records is a short-lived record label active from 1966 to 1972 formed by Gordon Keith in Gary, Indiana. ... Motown Records, also known as Tamla-Motown outside of the United States, is a record label originally based out of Detroit, Michigan (Motor City, hence mo(tor)town), from where it achieved widespread international success. ... This article is about the magazine. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... For other persons named James Brown, see James Brown (disambiguation). ... For Ray Charles, the composer and conductor of the Ray Charles Singers, see Ray Charles (composer). ... Stevie Wonder (born Steveland Hardaway Judkins on May 13, 1950, name later changed to Steveland Hardaway Morris)[1] is an American singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and record producer. ...


The Jackson 5 toured Indiana extensively from 1965 through 1967. After winning a major local talent show in 1966 with renditions of Motown hits and James Brown's "I Got You (I Feel Good)", led by Michael, they began playing professional gigs in Chicago, Illinois and across the mid-eastern United States. Many of these gigs were in a string of black clubs and venues collectively known as the "chitlin' circuit," where the young band often opened for stripteases and other adult acts.[14] The Motown Sound is a style of soul music with distinctive characteristics, including the use of tambourine along with drums, bass instrumentation, a distinctive melodic and chord structure, and a call and response singing style originating in gospel music. ... For other persons named James Brown, see James Brown (disambiguation). ... I Got You (I Feel Good) (commonly known as I Feel Good) is a hit song by James Brown. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ...


The fledgling group set a record when all of their first four singles ("I Want You Back", "ABC", "The Love You Save", and "I'll Be There") charted at number one on the Billboard Hot 100.[14] While remaining a member of the group,[15] During the Jackson 5's early years, Motown's public relations team shortened Michael's age from eleven to nine to make him appear cuter and accessible to the mainstream audience.[16] Starting in 1972 Jackson released a total of four solo studio albums with Motown, among them Got to Be There and Ben. These were released as part of the Jackson 5 franchise and produced successful singles such as "Got to Be There", "Ben", and a remake of Bobby Day's "Rockin' Robin". Between 1971 and 1975, Michael's voice "descended ever so slightly from boy soprano to his current androgynous high tenor."[13] The group's sales began declining in 1973 and they chafed under Motown's strict refusal to allow them creative control or input. Although they scored several top 40 hits including the top five disco single, "Dancing Machine" and the top 20 hit "I Am Love", the Jackson 5 (Jackie, Tito, Marlon and Michael) left Motown in 1975. I Want You Back is a 1969 #1 hit single recorded by The Jackson 5 for the Motown label. ... ABC is a 1970 number-one hit single recorded by The Jackson 5 for the Motown label. ... The Love You Save is a 1970 #1 hit single recorded by The Jackson 5 for the Motown label. ... Ill Be There is a soul song written by Berry Gordy, Jr. ... Got to Be There was the solo debut album by then-adolescent Michael Jackson, released on Motown Records, released in September 13th of 1971. ... Ben was the second full-length solo album by teenage pop-soul music phenomenon Michael Jackson. ... Got To Be There is a 1971 single released by Michael Jackson on the Motown label. ... Audio sample Ben was a number-one hit recording by a teenaged Michael Jackson for the Motown label in 1972. ... Bobby Day (born July 1, 1928 - died July 27, 1990), was an early African American rock and roll and R&B musician. ... Rockin Robin is a 1958 song by Bobby Day. ... This article is about the music genre. ... Dancing Machine is a 1973 song recorded by The Jackson 5, released as a single in 1974. ... I Am Love was the Jackson 5s last Top 20 hit as the group later left Motown for CBS. Released in 1975 as a single, it was one of the groups album-oriented efforts as the song went beyond the usual minute limit of a pop song peaking...


1976–1981: Depature from The Jacksons and Off the Wall

Main article: Off the Wall (Michael Jackson album)

The group signed a new contract with CBS Records in 1976, first joining the Philadelphia International Records division and then Epic Records.[17] Motown Records subsequently sued the group for breach of contract.[18] As a result of the legal proceedings, which were further complicated by the fact that Jermaine Jackson was married to the daughter of Motown president Berry Gordy, the Jacksons lost the rights to use the Jackson 5 name and logo.[19] Jermaine left the group, choosing to stay at Motown; the group changed their name to "The Jacksons", featuring youngest brother Randy in Jermaine's place.[20] Columbia Records is the oldest brand name in recorded sound, dating back to 1888, and was the first record company to produce pre-recorded records as opposed to blank cylinders. ... Epic Records is an American record label, owned and operated by Sony BMG. // Epic was launched originally as a jazz and classical music label in 1953 by CBS. Its bright-yellow, black and blue logo became a familiar trademark for many jazz and classical releases. ... Motown Records, also known as Tamla-Motown outside of the United States, is a record label originally based out of Detroit, Michigan (Motor City, hence mo(tor)town), from where it achieved widespread international success. ... Jermaine LaJaune Jackson or Muhammad Abdul Aziz[1] (born December 11, 1954), is an American Grammy Award-nominated singer, bass guitarist, former member of The Jackson 5 and older brother of American pop stars Michael Jackson and Janet Jackson. ... Berry Gordy, Jr. ...


After the name change, the group's successful career continued, as they toured internationally and released six more albums between 1976 and 1984. Jermaine eventually re-joined in 1983, making The Jacksons a sextet. From 1976 to 1984, Michael was the lead songwriter of the group, writing hits like "Shake Your Body (Down to the Ground)", "This Place Hotel" and "Can You Feel It".[21] In 1978 Jackson starred as Scarecrow in the film adaptation of the Broadway musical The Wiz, with former label mate Diana Ross playing Dorothy.[22] The songs for the musical were arranged by Quincy Jones, who established a partnership with Jackson during the film's production and agreed to produce the singer's next solo album. Shake Your Body (Down to the Ground) was a very popular hit record for American funk and soul quintet The Jacksons when it was released as a single in late-1978. ... Originally named Heartbreak Hotel, This Place Hotel was a hit recording by The Jacksons when it was released in 1980. ... Music sample White Rabbit vs. ... The Scarecrow is a character in the fictional Land of Oz created by American author L. Frank Baum and illustrator William Wallace Denslow. ... The Wiz is a 1978 American musical film (see 1978 in film) produced by Motown Productions and Universal Pictures, and released by Universal on October 24, 1978. ... For the author-illustrator, see Diana Ross (author). ... For the Doctor Who character, see Ace (Doctor Who). ... This article is about the producer and songwriter. ...


Off the Wall, issued in 1979, was the first album ever to have four top ten hits, including the number one hits "Don't Stop 'Til You Get Enough" and "Rock with You".[15] The record itself reached number three in the Billboard album charts, was in the top 20 for 48 consecutive weeks, and sold septuple-Platinum in the United States.[23] Quincy Jones and Jackson jointly produced the album, and the lyrics and music were variously composed by Jackson, Heatwave's Rod Temperton, Stevie Wonder and Paul McCartney, among others. The album eventually sold over fifteen million copies worldwide.[24] Despite its commercial success, Jackson felt the album should have made a much bigger impact and was determined to exceed expectations with his next release.[25] Michael Jacksons Visionary chronology Thriller (2006) Dont Stop Til You Get Enough (2006) Rock with You (2006) Off the Wall track listing Dont Stop Til You Get Enough (1) Rock with You (2) HIStory track listing Remember the Time (12) Dont Stop Til You Get Enough... Michael Jacksons Visionary chronology Dont Stop Til You Get Enough (2006) Rock With You (2006) Billie Jean (2006) Off the Wall track listing Dont Stop Til You Get Enough (1) Rock with You (2) Working Day and Night (3) HIStory track listing Black or White (3) Rock... In the United States, the Recording Industry Association of America awards certification based on the number of albums and singles sold through retail and other ancillary markets. ... Heatwave was a popular international R&B/Funk band with Americans Johnnie Wilder, Jr. ... Rod Temperton is a British musician and songwriter. ... Stevie Wonder (born Steveland Hardaway Judkins on May 13, 1950, name later changed to Steveland Hardaway Morris)[1] is an American singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and record producer. ... Sir James Paul McCartney, MBE (born 18 June 1942) is an English singer-songwriter, composer, multi-instrumentalist, poet, entrepreneur, painter, record producer, film producer, and animal-rights activist. ...


In January 1980 Jackson won his first awards for his solo efforts at the American Music Awards. He won Favorite Soul/R&B Album, Favorite Male Soul/R&B Artist and Favorite Soul/R&B Single (for "Don't Stop 'Til You Get Enough").[15] He also won two Billboard Awards later that month, for Top Black Artist and Top Black Album.[15] On February 27, 1980 Jackson won a Grammy Award for Best R&B Vocal Performance, Male, also for "Don't Stop 'Til You Get Enough".[15] Rolling Stone ranked Off the Wall number 68 on their list of the 500 Greatest Albums of All Time[26] and in 2008, the album was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame.[27] The American Music Awards show is one of four annual major American music awards shows (the others being the Billboard Music Awards, the Grammy Awards, and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony). ... The Billboard Music Awards, sponsored by Billboard magazine and held annually in December, is one of several annual United States music awards shows (among the others are the American Music Awards, the Grammy Awards and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony). ... is the 58th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1980 (MCMLXXX) was a leap year starting on Tuesday (link displays the 1980 Gregorian calendar). ... This article is about the magazine. ... The 500 Greatest Albums of All Time was the cover story of a special issue of Rolling Stone magazine published in November 2003. ... This list of Grammy Hall of Fame Award recipients J–P lists Grammy-award winners in aphabetical order of album title. ...


1982–1986: Thriller

Main article: Thriller (album)
See also: Victory Tour and We Are the World
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In November 1982 the storybook for E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial was released, including Jackson's song "Someone in the Dark"; the record won a Grammy for Best Album for Children.[28] A few weeks later Jackson issued his second Epic album, Thriller. Thriller is one of only three albums to remain in the top ten of the Billboard 200 for a full year, spending eighty consecutive weeks there and thirty-seven of those weeks at number one. It was also the first of three albums to have seven Billboard Hot 100 Top 10 singles and the only album to be the best-seller in the United States for two years (1983–1984). Thriller has been certified 27x platinum by the RIAA,[29] giving it Double Diamond Award status in the US,[30] and sold 3.7 million copies in the United Kingdom.[31] Alternate cover Special Edition release cover. ... The Victory Tour was a music tour of the United States and Canada by The Jacksons that started July 6, 1984 and ended December 9, 1984. ... Not to be confused with We Are Here To Change The World, a song that was featured in Captain EO. For the album with the same title, see We Are the World (album). ... For the Atari 2600 video game based on the movie, see E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (Atari 2600). ... Alternate cover Special Edition release cover. ... The Billboard 200 is a ranking of the 200 highest-selling music albums and EPs in the United States, published weekly by Billboard magazine. ... RIAA redirects here. ...


Thriller has achieved Diamond or Multi-Platinum status in Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, France, Germany, Japan, Mexico, New Zealand (selling 165,000 copies),[32] Spain, the UK and a number of other countries.[30] Still popular today, Thriller sells an estimated 130,000 copies in the US per year, reaching number two in the US Catalog charts in February 2003 and number 39 in the UK in March 2007.[33] Though sales figures vary with different sources, the album is cited as selling between forty-five million and over one hundred million copies worldwide.[34][35] According to the Guinness Book of World Records, Thriller sold sixty-five million copies as of 2007.[36] Top Pop Catalog Albums is a weekly albums chart produced by Billboard magazine which ranks the best selling catalog titles, regardless of genre. ... The Guinness Book of Records (or in recent editions Guinness World Records, and in previous US editions Guinness Book of World Records) is a book published annually, containing an internationally recognized collection of superlatives: both in terms of human achievement and the extrema of the natural world. ...


The album also became the first in history to spawn seven Top 10 Billboard Hot 100 hit singles,[37] including "Billie Jean", "Beat It" and the album's title track, all of which were accompanied by music videos. "Billie Jean"'s video was the first by a black artist to receive regular airplay on MTV.[38] The thirteen-minute "Thriller" video was critically acclaimed and had massive airplay. It was packaged with the featurette Making Michael Jackson's Thriller on VHS, where it became the best-selling music home video ever.[37] This article is about the Michael Jackson song. ... Beat it redirects here. ... This article is about the Thriller song. ... Michael Jacksons Thriller is a 14-minute music video for the song of the same name released on December 2, 1983 and directed by John Landis. ...


On March 25, 1983 Jackson performed "Billie Jean" live on the Motown 25: Yesterday, Today, Forever television special. Debuting his signature move – the moonwalk – Jackson's performances during the event caused many to view him as one of the greatest dancers of all time. The performance was extraordinarily popular, with over 47 million views of the first televised airing. His performance was often compared to Elvis Presley and the The Beatles appearing on The Ed Sullivan Show.[39] On January 27, 1984 Jackson began filming two Pepsi Cola commercials in front of a simulated live audience at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles. As Jackson descended from a podium, fireworks set his hair alight, and he was taken out of the building on a stretcher in front of the public and photographers. The accident was the lead story on most international television and newspaper reporters with Jackson receiving sympathy from the public, celebrities and President Ronald Reagan.[40] Jackson was first viewed as a humanitarian following his burning accident with Pepsi when the cola manufacturer gave Jackson $1.5 million, an out of court settlement that he donated to the Michael Jackson Burn Centre.[41] is the 84th day of the year (85th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... For the Jimi Hendrix song, see 1983. ... Elvis redirects here. ... The White Album, see The Beatles (album). ... The Ed Sullivan Show was an American television variety show that ran from June 20, 1948 to June 6, 1971, and was hosted by former entertainment columnist Ed Sullivan. ... is the 27th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about the year. ... Pepsi-Cola, most commonly called Pepsi, is a soft drink produced by PepsiCo which is sold worldwide in stores, restaurants and vending machines. ... Reagan redirects here. ...


On May 14, 1984 Jackson was invited to the White House to receive an award. The event, notable because an African American met a Republican President at the White House in the 1980s, was seen as a positive move forward in social views towards race.[42] Jackson was one of the first African American musicians to have a replica doll made of him. Thriller put black music on US radio for the first time in years, paving the way for other acts like Prince.[43] is the 134th day of the year (135th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about the year. ... GOP redirects here. ... For other uses, see Prince (disambiguation). ...


Jackson won eight awards during the 1984 Grammys (in 2008, the Thriller album was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame).[27] Unlike later albums, Thriller did not have an official tour to promote it, but the Jacksons 5's Victory Tour, which began on July 6, 1984, showcased much of Jackson's new solo material to more than 2 million Americans.[44] He donated his $5 million share from the Victory Tour to charity.[45] On March 7, 1985 the charity single song "We Are the World" was released worldwide to aid people in Africa and the United States. Written primarily by Jackson with help from Lionel Richie, it became one of the best-selling singles of all time, with nearly 20 million copies sold and millions of dollars raised for charity. It was the first instance where Jackson became seen as a humanitarian.[46] See also: Grammy Grammy Hall of Fame Award List of Grammy Hall of Fame Award recipients A-D List of Grammy Hall of Fame Award recipients E-I List of Grammy Hall of Fame Award recipients J-P Alphabetical Listing by Title: Categories: Grammy Awards | Lists ... The Victory Tour was a music tour of the United States and Canada by The Jacksons that started July 6, 1984 and ended December 9, 1984. ... is the 187th day of the year (188th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about the year. ... is the 66th day of the year (67th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about the year. ... Not to be confused with We Are Here To Change The World, a song that was featured in Captain EO. For the album with the same title, see We Are the World (album). ... Lionel Brockman Richie, Jr. ...


Thriller was an enormous hit that made Jackson the seminal icon of American culture at the time. At the age of 25, the New York Times called him a "musical phenomenon," further commenting that "in the world of pop music, there is Michael Jackson and there is everybody else."[47] Time explained that "the fallout from Thriller has given the [music] business its best years since the heady days of 1978."[48] The New York Times is an internationally known daily newspaper published in New York City and distributed in the United States and many other nations worldwide. ... TIME redirects here. ...


Tabloid stories of Jackson sleeping in a hyperbaric oxygen chamber to stall the aging process and an allegation claiming Jackson attempted to purchase the bones of the Elephant Man appeared. These inspired the pejorative epithet "Wacko Jacko," a name that Jackson would acquire the following year and came to despise.[49][50] This article is about the newspaper size. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... The Elephant Man redirects here. ...


In 1986 Jackson starred in the George Lucas-produced, Francis Ford Coppola-directed 3-D film Captain EO. It was the most expensive film produced on a per-minute basis at the time and was hosted in some Disney theme parks. Disneyland featured the film in its Tomorrowland area from September 18, 1986 until April 7, 1997, while Walt Disney World screened the film in its Epcot theme park from September 12, 1986 until July 6, 1994. George Walton Lucas, Jr. ... Francis Ford Coppola (born April 7, 1939) is a five-time Academy Award winning American film director, producer, and screenwriter. ... In film, the term 3-D (or 3D) is used to describe any visual presentation system that attempts to maintain or recreate moving images of the third dimension, the illusion of depth as seen by the viewer. ... Captain EO (alternately, Captain Eo) is a 3-D film which was formerly shown in Disney theme parks. ... Disney redirects here. ... Disneyland is a theme park that is located at 1313 South Harbor Boulevard in Anaheim, California, USA. It opened on July 17, 1955. ... Tomorrowland is one of the many themed lands at the many Disneyland parks run by The Walt Disney Company around the world. ... is the 261st day of the year (262nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1986 (MCMLXXXVI) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link displays 1986 Gregorian calendar). ... April 7 is the 97th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (98th in leap years). ... For the band, see 1997 (band). ... Cinderella Castle is the symbol of the Magic Kingdom. ... This article is about the Epcot theme park. ... is the 255th day of the year (256th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1986 (MCMLXXXVI) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link displays 1986 Gregorian calendar). ... is the 187th day of the year (188th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1994 (MCMXCIV) The year 1994 was designated as the International Year of the Family and the International Year of the Sport and the Olympic Ideal by the United Nations. ...


1987–1990: Captain EO and Bad

Michael Jackson in 1988.
Michael Jackson in 1988.

In 1987, Jackson released Bad; his third album for the Epic Records label, and the final album with producer Quincy Jones.[37] He initially wanted to make the album 30 tracks long, but Jones cut this down to 11. With the industry expecting another monster hit, the release was heavily anticipated as it was Jackson's first album in five years.[51] Jackson hired film director Martin Scorsese to direct the video for the album's title track.[52] When the 18-minute music video debuted, it sparked controversy as Jackson's appearance had changed significantly.[53] Captain EO (alternately, Captain Eo) is a 3-D film which was formerly shown in Disney theme parks. ... Bad is an album by pop singer Michael Jackson, released on August 25, 1987 by Epic/CBS Records. ... The Bad Tour was a world music tour by Michael Jackson that started on September 12th, 1987 in Tokyo, Japan and ended on January 27th, 1989 in Los Angeles, United States. ... Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (434x1110, 99 KB) CROPPED FROM ORIGINAL File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Michael Jackson Physical appearance of Michael Jackson ... Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (434x1110, 99 KB) CROPPED FROM ORIGINAL File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Michael Jackson Physical appearance of Michael Jackson ... Martin Marcantonio Luciano Scorsese (IPA: AmE: ; Ita: []) (b. ...


Bad had lower sales compared to Thriller, but was still a significant commercial success. In the United States, it spawned seven hit singles, five of which went to number one: "I Just Can't Stop Loving You", "Bad", "The Way You Make Me Feel", "Man in the Mirror", and "Dirty Diana". Two decades after it was released, Bad still holds the record for generating more #1 hits on the Billboard Hot 100 charts than any other album.[54] It went on to sell over 29 million copies worldwide, the RIAA certified Bad with eight million shipments, it had over 2 million advance orders, and sold 3.6 million copies in the UK.[31][51][55][56] At the 1993 Grammy Awards, the album was acknowledged as the second best-selling album of all time, but has since been overtaken.[57][31] HIStory track listing I Just Cant Stop Loving You is a popular ballad by singers Michael Jackson and Siedah Garrett. ... Michael Jacksons Visionary chronology Beat It (2006) Bad (2006) The Way You Make Me Feel (2006) Bad track listing HIStory track listing Bad was a 1987 hit recording by American singer Michael Jackson. ... Michael Jacksons Visionary chronology Bad (2006) The Way You Make Me Feel (2006) Dirty Diana (2006) Bad track listing HIStory track listing The Way You Make Me Feel is a song written by American singer Michael Jackson and recorded for his ninth album Bad (1987). ... Man in the Mirror was a number-one hit for singer Michael Jackson when released as a single in the spring of 1988. ... Dirty Diana is a hit song by singer Michael Jackson. ...


In September 1987, Jackson embarked upon his first solo world tour, the Bad World Tour, which had record-breaking attendance figures. In Japan alone, Jackson had 14 sellouts and drew 570,000 people, nearly tripling the previous record of 200,000 in a single tour.[58] The tour lasted 16 months with Jackson performing 123 concerts to 4.5 million fans worldwide.[59] The Bad Tour was a world music tour by Michael Jackson that started on September 12th, 1987 in Tokyo, Japan and ended on January 27th, 1989 in Los Angeles, United States. ...


This period saw Jackson enjoy "a level of superstardom previously known only to Elvis Presley, The Beatles, and Frank Sinatra."[60] This success led to him to be dubbed the "King of Pop", a nickname conceived by actress and friend Elizabeth Taylor when she presented Jackson with an "Artist of the Decade" award in 1989, proclaiming him "the true king of pop, rock and soul."[61] In 1990, the White House presented the singer with its own special "Artist of the Decade" award, in recognition Jackson's musical influence in the 1980s. It was delivered to Jackson by President George H. W. Bush, who commended Jackson for acquiring a "tremendous following", among other achievements.[62] For other persons named Elizabeth Taylor, see Elizabeth Taylor (disambiguation). ... George Herbert Walker Bush (born June 12, 1924) was the 41st President of the United States, serving from 1989 to 1993. ...


From 1985–1990 Jackson had donated $500,000 to the United Negro College Fund[63] and all profits from his 1988 hit single "Man in the Mirror" went to charity.[64]


1991–1994: Danergous

In November 1991, Jackson issued Dangerous, which has 7 million shipments in the United States, sold 2 million copies in the UK and sold 27 million copies worldwide,[56][65][31] registering sales figures slightly lower to those of Bad. It became one of the most successful New jack swing albums of all time. Dangerous featured several hits, including "Black or White", "Remember the Time", "In the Closet", "Give In To Me", and "Heal the World". Dangerous was highly anticipated, as highlighted by an incident at the Los Angeles International Airport that witnessed a group of armed robbers stealing 30,000 copies of the new album before its official release.[66] Dangerous was the first album Michael Jackson released in the 1990s, on November 22, 1991. ... The Dangerous World Tour was a music tour by Michael Jackson that started on 27th June, 1992 and ended on 11th November, 1993. ... New Jack Swing, or swingbeat[1], is a hybrid style popular from the late-1980s into the mid-1990s, which fuses hip-hop with rhythms, samples and production techniques with the urban contemporary sound of R&B. The new jack swing style developed as many previous R&B styles did... Black or White was the first single taken from Michael Jacksons album Dangerous, released in November 1991. ... Michael Jacksons Visionary chronology Black or White (2006) Remember the Time (2006) In the Closet (2006) Dangerous track listing She Drives Me Wild (4) Remember the Time (5) Cant Let Her Get Away (6) HIStory track listing The Girl Is Mine (11) Remember the Time (12) Dont... In the Closet was a popular recording by American pop and R&B singer Michael Jackson in the summer of 1992. ... Give in to Me is the tenth track on Michael Jacksons 1991 studio album Dangerous. ... Michael Jacksons Visionary chronology Jam (2006) Heal the World (2006) You Are Not Alone (2006) Dangerous track listing Cant Let Her Get Away (6) Heal the World (7) Black or White (8) HIStory track listing Wanna Be Startin Somethin (14) Heal the World (15) Heal the World is...


The biggest hit single in the United States from the album was "Black or White", which reached #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 and remained there for seven weeks,[67] with similar performances around the world. The single was accompanied by a controversial music video, which, on November 14, 1991 simultaneously premiered in 27 countries with an estimated audience of 500 million people, the largest viewing ever for a music video.[68] It also aired on the Fox network, MTV, and BET and featured scenes construed as having a sexual nature as well as depictions of violence. The offending scenes in the final half of the 14-minute version of "Black or White" were edited out to prevent the video from being banned.[69] is the 318th day of the year (319th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1991 (MCMXCI) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian Calendar. ... The Fox Broadcasting Company is a television network in the United States. ... Bet may refer to: Look up bet in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ...


The second single released from Dangerous was "Remember The Time," which spent eight weeks in the Top Five in the United States and hit a peak at #3 on the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart. In 1993, Jackson performed the song at the Soul Train Awards in a wheel chair saying he had an injury in rehearsals.[70] At the ceremony, he was given three awards: "Best Male Single" of the year for "Remember The Time", "Best R&B Album" for Dangerous, and a Humanitarian Award for his charitable contributions to date.[71] In the United Kingom, as well as other parts of Europe, "Heal the World" was the biggest hit from the album. In Britain, it sold 450,000 copies alone and spent five weeks at #2 in 1992.[33] The Soul Train Music Awards is an annual award show aired on various television networks in national syndication that honors the best in Black music and entertainment. ...


In 1992, Jackson founded the "Heal the World Foundation," named after his humanitarian single "Heal the World". The charity organization brought underprivileged children to Jackson's Neverland Ranch, located outside Santa Ynez, California, to go on theme park rides which Jackson had built on the property after he purchased it in 1988. It also spread millions of dollars around the globe to help children threatened by war and disease.[72] All profits from the Dangerous World Tour went to his foundation raising many millions of dollars in relief. Michael Jacksons Visionary chronology Jam (2006) Heal the World (2006) You Are Not Alone (2006) Dangerous track listing Cant Let Her Get Away (6) Heal the World (7) Black or White (8) HIStory track listing Wanna Be Startin Somethin (14) Heal the World (15) Heal the World is... Neverland Ranch, or Neverland Valley Ranch, is owned by American pop musician Michael Jackson, although Jackson currently resides outside the United States. ... The Dangerous World Tour was a music tour by Michael Jackson that started on 27th June, 1992 and ended on 11th November, 1993. ...


Later that year, Jackson made a high-profile visits to Africa, in which he visited several countries, among them Gabon and Egypt.[73] His first stop to Gabon was greeted with a sizable reception of more than 100,000 people in "spiritual bedlam", some of them carrying signs that read, "Welcome Home Michael".[73] In his trip to the Ivory Coast, Jackson was crowned "King Sani" by a tribal chief.[73] He then thanked the dignitaries in French and English, signed official documents formalizing his kingship, and sat on a golden throne while presiding over ceremonial dances.[73] In January 1993, he performed during the halftime show at Super Bowl XXVII. It drew one of the largest viewing audiences in the history of American television.[74] Jackson was given the "Living Legend Award" at the 35th Annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles.[75] Date January 31, 1993 Stadium Rose Bowl Stadium City Pasadena, California MVP Troy Aikman, Quarterback Favorite Cowboys by 7 National anthem Garth Brooks Coin toss O.J. Simpson Referee Dick Hantak Halftime show Michael Jackson Attendance 98,374 TV in the United States Network NBC Announcers Dick Enberg and Bob...


Jackson was reported to have often allowed children to sleepover at his Neverland ranch, a fact which came under much media and public scrutiny in 1993, when child molestation allegations were brought against him by a child who had stayed with him on several occasions. Also that year, Jordan Chandler, the son of former Beverly Hills dentist Evan Chandler, represented by civil lawyer Larry Feldman, accused Jackson of child sexual abuse. On December 22, Jackson responded to the allegations via satellite from his Neverland compound and claimed to be "totally innocent of any wrongdoing". On January 25, 1994, Jackson settled out of court with the accuser for an undisclosed sum, reported to be $20 million dollars and the family dropped the charges.[76] In 1994, Jackson married Lisa Marie Presley, the daughter of Elvis Presley, the marriage was, in Presley's words, a married couple's life that was sexually active.[77] They divorced less than two years later and remain friends.[78] Child sexual abuse is an umbrella term describing criminal and civil offenses in which an adult engages in sexual activity with a minor or exploits a minor for the purpose of sexual gratification. ... is the 356th day of the year (357th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 25th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1994 (MCMXCIV) The year 1994 was designated as the International Year of the Family and the International Year of the Sport and the Olympic Ideal by the United Nations. ... Lisa Marie Presley (born February 1, 1968) is an American singer-songwriter. ...


1995–1997: HIStory

Main articles: HIStory, Blood on the Dance Floor: HIStory in the Mix, and HIStory World Tour

In June 1995, Jackson released HIStory: Past, Present And Future - Book I,[75] which won one Grammy Award, "best video of the year" and received four more nominations.[79] It debuted at number one on the charts[3] and has, to this date, sold 15 million copies (30 million units) worldwide,[80] while being certified for seven million shipments in the United States and selling 1.5 million copies in the UK.[81][31] To promote the album, Jackson embarked on the successful HIStory World Tour,[75] which was attended by more than 4.5 million people. The first disc, HIStory Begins, was a 15-track greatest hits album and was later released as Greatest Hits - HIStory Vol. I, in 2001. The second disc, HIStory Continues, contained 15 new songs. HIStory – Past, Present and Future, Book I is a double album by American singer Michael Jackson released in June 1995 and remains Jacksons most conflicting and controversial release. ... The HIStory World Tour was a music tour by Michael Jackson that started September 7, 1996 in Prague and ended October 15, 1997. ... The HIStory World Tour was a music tour by Michael Jackson that started September 7, 1996 in Prague and ended October 15, 1997. ...


The first single released from HIStory was "Scream", sung and performed with Jackson's youngest sister Janet. The single had the highest debut on the Billboard Hot 100 at #5 and received a Grammy nomination for "Best Pop Collaboration With Vocals".[82] The music video for "Scream" is one of his most critically acclaimed, winning three MTV awards in 1995 and a Grammy in 1996[75] and is currently the most expensive music video ever made.[83] "You Are Not Alone" was the second single released from HIStory and would become the first song ever to debut at number one on the Hot 100,[3] beating his previous single "Scream", reaching number one in various international markets, including Britain. It was seen as a major artistic and commercial success, receiving a Grammy nomination for "Best Pop Vocal Performance".[82] This article is about the singer. ... ^ a b c d e [1] ^ a b c d e [2] ^ [3] ^ a b c d e f g h [4] ^ [5] ^ [[6]] ^ [[7]] Categories: | ... You Are Not Alone was a hit single by singer/songwriter Michael Jackson, released in August 1995. ...


"Earth Song" was the third single released from HIStory, accompanied by an expensive but well-received music video that was nominated for a Grammy in 1996 but lost to his earlier video "Scream".[84] The song topped the United Kingdom singles chart for six weeks over Christmas in 1995 and sold one million copies, making it his most successful single there. [33] Slash appeared at Jackson's MTV Music Video Awards 1995 performance during "Black or White", played a solo, then played along to the opening of "Billie Jean"[85] Jackson showed a shift in his concerns to environmental issues and ends with a message asking for donations for his "Heal the World Foundation". Michael Jacksons Visionary chronology You Are Not Alone (2006) Earth Song (2006) They Dont Care About Us (2006) HIStory track listing This Time Around (4) Earth Song (5) D.S. (6) Earth Song is a song by Michael Jackson featured on Jacksons 1995 HIStory album. ...


In 1996, at the BRIT awards, Jackson was given a special "Artist of a Generation" award.[33] At the ceremony he performed his single "Earth Song", making a symbolic Christ-like pose while surrounded by children. Fuelled by drink, Jarvis Cocker, of the band Pulp, mounted the stage, protesting at the performance. Jarvis ran across the stage, lifting his shirt and pointing his (clothed) bottom in Jackson's direction. Cocker was subsequently questioned by the police on suspicion of causing injury towards three of the children in Jackson's performance, although no criminal proceedings followed.[86] The Brit Awards are the annual United Kingdom pop music awards founded by the British Phonographic Industry. ... Jarvis Branson Cocker (born 19 September 1963, in Sheffield, England) is an English musician, best known for fronting the band Pulp. ... Pulp were a rock band, formed in Sheffield, England in 1978, by then 15-year-old school boy Jarvis Cocker (vocals, guitar). ...


On November 13, 1996 during the Australian leg of the HIStory World Tour, Jackson married his dermatologist's nurse Deborah Jeanne Rowe, with whom he fathered a son, Michael Joseph Jackson, Jr. (also known as "Prince"), and a daughter, Paris Michael Katherine Jackson. Jackson and Rowe divorced in 1999.[3] is the 317th day of the year (318th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1996 (MCMXCVI) was a leap year starting on Monday (link will display full 1996 Gregorian calendar). ... Deborah Jeanne Rowe (born Dec 6, 1958) is the dermatologists nurse who married singer Michael Jackson. ...


In 1997, Jackson released an album of new material titled Blood on the Dance Floor: HIStory in the Mix, with remixes of hit singles from HIStory, and five new songs;[75] it sold 6 million copies worldwide, becoming one of the greatest selling remix albums. It reached number one in the United Kingdom, as did the title track.[87] In the United States, the album was certified platinum but only peaked at #24.[56][33] Of the new songs in the album, three were released globally: the title track, "Ghosts," and "Is It Scary". The singles "Ghosts" and "Is It Scary" were based on a film created by Jackson called "Ghosts".[88] The short film, written by Jackson and Stephen King and directed by Stan Winston, features many special effects and dance moves choreographed to original music written by Jackson.[89] The music video for "Ghosts" is over 35 minutes long and is currently the world's longest music video.[90] GHOSTS is a short feature film by Michael Jackson which could also be classified as a long-form music video. ... For other persons named Stephen King, see Stephen King (disambiguation). ... Stan Winston (born April 7, 1946, in Richmond, Virginia), is an Academy Award winning special effects and makeup artist, and film director. ...


2001–2002: Invincible

Main article: Invincible (Michael Jackson album)

In October 2001, Invincible was issued,[91] debuted at number one in thirteen countries,[74] and went on to sell approximately 10 million copies worldwide,[92] with a double platinum certification in the United States.[56] The album spawned three singles: "You Rock My World," "Cry," and "Butterflies." The sales for Invincible were low compared to his previous releases, which may be due to the lack of a supporting world tour and because only one music video was released to promote the album. While most reviewers called the album Jackson's least impressive effort,[93][94] the reviews that were negative often discussed the singer's perceived eccentric image rather than the music.[95] You Rock My World is a song by singer-songwriter Michael Jackson. ... Cry is a song written by R&B singer-songwriter R. Kelly, for singer Michael Jackson. ... Butterflies is a song written by UK Neo-soul duo Floetry, and covered Michael Jackson. ...


Just before the release of Invincible, Jackson informed the head of Sony Music Entertainment, Tommy Mottola, that he was not going to renew his contract;[96] the contract was about to expire in terms of supplying the label with albums of full-new material for release through Epic Records/SME. In 2002, all singles releases, video shootings, and promotions concerning the Invincible album were canceled. Subsequently, Jackson made allegations that Mottola was a "devil" and a "racist" who did not support his African American artists[96] and used black artists for his own personal gain.[96] Jackson stated that Mottola had called Jackson's colleague Irv Gotti a "fat nigger".[97] This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Epic Records is an American record label, owned and operated by Sony BMG. // Epic was launched originally as a jazz and classical music label in 1953 by CBS. Its bright-yellow, black and blue logo became a familiar trademark for many jazz and classical releases. ... Sony Music Entertainment is a major global record label controlled by the Sony Corporation. ... Irving Domingo Lorenzo, Jr. ... // Nigger is a racial slur used to refer to dark-skinned people, especially those of African ancestry. ...


On September 7 and September 10, 2001 Jackson organized a special 30th Anniversary celebration at Madison Square Garden for his 30th year of being a solo artist. The show aired on November 13, 2001 and featured performances by Mýa, Usher, Whitney Houston, 'N Sync, the Jacksons, Slash, and a number of other artists.[91] In wake of the September 11, 2001 attacks, Jackson helped organize the United We Stand: What More Can I Give benefit concert at RFK Stadium in Washington D.C. The concert was aired on October 21, 2001 and included performances from dozens of major artists, including Jackson, who performed his song "What More Can I Give" as the finale.[98] is the 250th day of the year (251st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 253rd day of the year (254th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about the year. ... is the 317th day of the year (318th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about the year. ... Mýa Marie Harrison (born October 10, 1979), professionally known as Mýa or Mýa Harrison, is an American R&B and pop singer-songwriter, record producer, dancer, actress, model, and philanthropist who rose to fame during the late 1990s. ... Usher Raymond IV (born October 14, 1978), is an American R&B/pop singer and actor who rose to fame in the mid-late 1990s. ... Whitney Elizabeth Houston (born August 9, 1963) is a six-time Grammy award winning, American R&B singer, soprano, pianist, actress, film producer, and former model. ... For their self-titled album, see *NSYNC (album). ... The Jackson 5 (also spelled The Jackson Five or The Jackson 5ive, abbreviated as J5, and later known as The Jacksons) was an American popular music quintet (and briefly a sextet and quartet) from Gary, Indiana. ... Saul Hudson (born July 23, 1965), more widely known as Slash, is an English/American guitarist best known as the former lead guitarist of Guns N Roses and as the current lead guitarist of Velvet Revolver. ... A sequential look at United Flight 175 crashing into the south tower of the World Trade Center The September 11, 2001 attacks (often referred to as 9/11—pronounced nine eleven or nine one one) consisted of a series of coordinated terrorist[1] suicide attacks upon the United States, predominantly... A benefit concert is a concert featuring musicians, comedians, or other performers that is held for a charitable purpose, often directed at a specific and immediate humanitarian crisis. ... Robert F. Kennedy Memorial Stadium, informally known as RFK Stadium, is a sports stadium that opened in 1961. ... is the 294th day of the year (295th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about the year. ... What More Can I Give was a charity single recorded by Michael Jackson and more than 35 others, including Celine Dion, Carlos Santana and Mariah Carey, with the goal of raising $50 million for numerous charities in response to the September 11, 2001 attacks. ...


Jackson's third child, Prince Michael Jackson II (also known as Blanket) was born in 2002.[99] In November 2002, a media frenzy arose around a picture of Jackson holding his baby outside an hotel window. He was surrounded by fans outside his room at the Hotel Adlon who were chanting in support of the singer, who were called out to see his new born son. In response, Jackson brought his son onto the balcony, holding him in his right arm with a cloth loosely draped over the baby's face in order to protect his identity from the media. Jackson briefly extended the baby over the railing of the balcony. In late 2006 Jackson agreed to share joint custody of his children with his ex-wife.[100]


2003–2006: Living with Michael Jackson and People v. Jackson

Main articles: Living with Michael Jackson, Number Ones, Visionary: The Video Singles, and People v. Jackson

A Granada Television documentary featuring Jackson, in which he was extensively interviewed by journalist Martin Bashir, was shown first in the United Kingdom on February 3, 2003 and then in the U.S. three days later. The documentary caused controversy for Jackson, who was viewed holding hands and discussing sleeping arrangements with the child that would later accuse him of child molestation.[101] Living with Michael Jackson was a Granada Television documentary, in which British journalist Martin Bashir interviewed Michael Jackson over a period of 8 months, from the middle of 2002 to January 2003. ... Number Ones is a greatest hits album released by singer-songwriter Michael Jackson in late 2003. ... People v. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Martin Bashir interviewing Michael Jackson Martin Bashir (born January 19, 1963 ) , in London) is a British journalist of Pakistani descent. ... is the 34th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


In November 2003, Jackson and Sony Records put out a compilation of his number-one hits on CD and DVD titled Number Ones, which sold over 6 million copies worldwide.[102] In the United States it peaked at #13, it has been certified platinum by the RIAA and in the UK it sold 1.5 million copies[33][56][31] For other uses, see Number 1s. ...

Fans supporting Jackson.
Fans supporting Jackson.

On December 18, 2003, Jackson was charged with seven counts of child molestation and two counts of administering an intoxicating agent in order to commit that felony, all regarding the same boy, Gavin Arvizo, under 14 at the time of the incident. The felony complaint stated that Jackson had committed seven lewd acts and two acts of administration of an intoxicating agent to enable the former accusations. Jackson denied these allegations, saying that the sleepovers were in no way sexual in nature. Jackson's friend, Elizabeth Taylor, defended him on Larry King Live, saying that she had been there when they "were in the bed, watching television. There was nothing abnormal about it. There was no touchy-feely going on. We laughed like children, and we watched a lot of Walt Disney. There was nothing odd about it."[103] is the 352nd day of the year (353rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Alcoholic beverages An alcoholic beverage is a drink containing ethanol, commonly known as alcohol, although in chemistry the definition of an alcohol includes many other compounds. ... Michael Jackson during the Bashir interview This article deals with the 2005 child molestation trial of Michael Jackson, and the events leading up to it. ... Larry King Live is an American talk show hosted by Larry King on CNN. The show debuted in 1985, and is CNNs most watched program, with over one million viewers nightly. ...


The People v. Jackson trial began in Santa Maria, California, on January 31, 2005, and lasted until the end of May 2005, with Jackson being acquitted on all counts in June. The District Attorney of Santa Barbara County in California, Tom Sneddon, has led two efforts against Jackson involving child molestation.[104] These prosecutions have led to complaints that Sneddon was motivated by a "vendetta" against Jackson. Evidence to support these claims include Sneddon joking about Jackson's greatest hits album being released on the same day as his arrest, calling Jackson "Wacko Jacko," and shouting "we got him, we finally got him" to the world media when he had at the time only just began an investigation and had limited information or evidence.[105] is the 31st day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... A district attorney is, in some U.S. jurisdictions, the title of the local public official who represents the government in the prosecution of criminals. ... Santa Barbara County is a county located on the Pacific coast of Southern California, in the state of California, just west of Ventura County. ... Tom Sneddon is the 33rd District Attorney of Santa Barbara County, California. ...


Subsequently Jackson relocated to the Persian Gulf island of Bahrain, where he reportedly bought a house formerly owned by a Bahrain MP.[106] In September 2005, Jackson's spokesperson Raymone Bain announced that Jackson was busy producing an all-star charity single – titled "I Have This Dream" – to help raise relief funds for victims of Hurricane Katrina. In February 2006, Jackson's label released Visionary: The Video Singles, a box set made up of twenty of his biggest hit singles, each of which were issued individually week by week over a five-month period[107] and was released in the United States on November 14, 2006.[108] Raymone Bain is a spokesperson from the public relations firm Davis, Bain & Associates Inc. ... This article is about the Atlantic hurricane of 2005. ... is the 318th day of the year (319th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ...

Jackson with his children at Disneyland Paris in 2006.
Jackson with his children at Disneyland Paris in 2006.

Jackson's first documented public appearance since his trial was in November 2006 when he visited the London office of the Guinness World Records. There, he received eight awards, among them the "First Entertainer to Earn More Than 100 Million Dollars in a Year" and the "First Entertainer to Sell More Than 100 Million Albums Outside the United States".[109] Jackson was awarded the Diamond Award on November 15, 2006 for selling over 100 million albums at the World Music Awards. Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (990x984, 218 KB) File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Michael Jackson Michael Jackson marriages and children Metadata This file contains additional information, probably added from the digital... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (990x984, 218 KB) File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Michael Jackson Michael Jackson marriages and children Metadata This file contains additional information, probably added from the digital... The Chopard Diamond award (known simply as the Diamond award) is given by the World Music Awards to artists who have sold over 100 million albums during their career. ... is the 319th day of the year (320th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The World Music Awards (founded in 1989) is an international awards show that annually honors recording artists based on their popularity, and worldwide sales figures, which are provided by the various organisations including record companies and the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry (IFPI). ...


Following the death of James Brown, Jackson returned to the United States to pay his respects. He, along with more than 8,000 people, paid tribute during Brown's public funeral on December 30, 2006.[110][111] For other persons named James Brown, see James Brown (disambiguation). ... is the 364th day of the year (365th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


2008: 25th anniversary of Thriller

Main article: Thriller 25

On February 11, 2008, Jackson issued a 25th anniversary edition of his top-selling album Thriller called Thriller 25. It is a double disc album; disc one contains the original nine tracks from "Thriller", five remixed "Thriller" tracks, a song originally recorded in the Thriller era called "For All Time", a voice over by Vincent Price and featured will.i.am, Fergie, Kanye West, and Akon, with single releases alongside the album.[112] Disc two is a DVD which contains the three music videos from "Thriller" and Jackson's performance of "Billie Jean" at Motown 25. Internationally, "The Girl Is Mine 2008" was released as a single, while in the United States, "Wanna Be Startin' Somethin' 2008" was the first single, both of which were moderately successful. is the 42nd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2008 (MMVIII) is the current year, a leap year that started on Tuesday of the Anno Domini (or common era), in accordance to the Gregorian calendar. ... Vincent Leonard Price Jr. ... For other persons named William Adams, see William Adams (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Fergie. ... Kanye Omari West (pronounced /kɑnjɛj/) (born June 8, 1977) is an American record producer and rapper who rose to fame in the mid 2000s. ... Kishan Aliaune Damala Bouga Time Puru Nacka Badara Akon Thiam,[1][2] often going by the shorter Aliaune Thiam[3] (born October 14, 1981),[4] and better known by his stage name Akon, is an American R&B singer, rapper, songwriter, record producer, and record executive. ... The Girl Is Mine was a hit duet for singers Michael Jackson and Paul McCartney in 1982. ...


Thriller 25 was a commercial success, having done particularly well as a re-issue, peaking at number one in eight countries, Europe and the United World Chart. It peaked at #2 in the United States, #3 in the United Kingdom and reached the Top 10 in over thirty national charts. Thriller 25 spent three weeks at #1 in France,[113] two weeks at number one on the "United World Chart", Argentina and Belgium. It has been certified gold in 11 countries, including the United Kingdom. In Poland, on release day, the album was certified gold, reaching #6 on the charts and is Jackson's highest charting album in Norway.[114] In France, Thriller 25 received a 2x gold certification, and in Poland it was certified platinum.[115][116] The United World Chart is a worldwide chart issued every week by Media Traffic, using both sales (digital and physical) and airplay to determine the most popular albums and singles worldwide. ...


In the United States, Thriller 25 was the second best-selling album of its release week, selling 166,000 copies, just 14,000 short of reaching the number one position. It was ineligible for the Billboard 200 chart as a re-release but entered the Pop Catalog Charts at number one, where it stayed for nine non-consecutive weeks and had the best sales on that chart since December 1996.[117][118][119] This was Jackson's best launch since Invincible in 2001, with 500,000 copies in the US[120] and 1.8 million copies sold in 12 weeks.[121] The Billboard 200 is a ranking of the 200 highest-selling music albums and EPs in the United States, published weekly by Billboard magazine. ... Top Pop Catalog Albums is a weekly albums chart produced by Billboard magazine which ranks the best selling catalog titles, regardless of genre. ...


Legacy and influence

See also: Michael Jackson's music videos and Legacy of Thriller.
Jackson's star on the Hollywood walk of fame, set in 1984.
Jackson's star on the Hollywood walk of fame, set in 1984.

Inducted into the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 1984, Jackson has had a notable impact on music and culture throughout the world, breaking down racial barriers and paving the way for modern pop music in his own country. In the mid-1980s, Time Magazine called Jackson "the hottest single phenomenon since Elvis Presley".[48] Jackson has been described as an "extremely important figure in the history of popular culture" and a "genius".[122] Throughout his four-decade career, he received numerous honors and awards, including the World Music Award's Best-Selling Pop Male Artist of the Millennium, the American Music Award's Artist of the Century Award,[33] and the Bambi's Pop Artist of the Millennium Award.[123] He is a double-inductee of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame (once as a member of The Jackson 5 in 1997 and later as a solo artist in 2001)[60] and an inductee of the Songwriters Hall of Fame.[124] He is characterized as "an unstoppable juggernaut, possessed of all the tools to dominate the charts seemingly at will: an instantly identifiable voice, eye-popping dance moves, stunning musical versatility, and loads of sheer star power".[3] In 1990, Vanity Fair magazine named him the "Most popular artist in the history of show business".[125] Jackson's work has influenced and spawned a whole generation of a wide variety of artists, including Mariah Carey,[13] Usher,[126] Britney Spears,[13] Justin Timberlake,[127] Ne-Yo,[128] and Chris Brown,[129] among others. Alternate cover Special Edition release cover. ... Buskers perform on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. ... The World Music Awards (founded in 1989) is an international awards show that annually honors recording artists based on their popularity, and worldwide sales figures, which are provided by the various organisations including record companies and the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry (IFPI). ... The American Music Awards show is one of four annual major US music awards shows (the others being the Billboard Music Awards, the Grammy Awards, and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony). ... Bambi award statuette The Bambi is an annual television and media prize awarded by the German media company Hubert Burda Media. ... This page is a partial list of inductees of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, taken from the list on the Hall of Fames website. ... Contents: Top - 0–9 A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z Dates of induction to the Songwriters Hall of Fame are given alongside the names Adams, Lee (1989) Adamson, Harold (1972... American actress Demi Moore, on a typical Vanity Fair cover (August, 1991) Vanity Fair is a glossy American glamour magazine monthly that offers a mixture of articles based on sensational exaggerations, jet-set and entertainment-business personalities, politics, and lies. ... This article is about the singer. ... Usher Raymond IV (born October 14, 1978), is an American R&B/pop singer and actor who rose to fame in the mid-late 1990s. ... Britney Jean Spears (born December 2, 1981) is a Grammy Award-winning[1] American pop singer, dancer, actress, author and songwriter. ... Justin Randall Timberlake (born January 31, 1981[1]), sometimes known as JT, is an American pop and R&B singer, songwriter, record producer, dancer, and actor. ... Shaffer Chimere Smith (born October 18, 1982), known professionally as Ne-Yo, is a Grammy Award-nominated American R&B and pop singer-songwriter. ... This article or section is not written in the formal tone expected of an encyclopedia article. ...


Style and performance

Among the most celebrated aspects of Jackson's career have been his dance, which has given rise to impersonators all over the world. In 1984, Time magazine commented on Jackson's notable style:

His high-flying tenor makes him sound like the lead in some funked-up boys choir, even as the sexual dynamism irradiating from the arch of his dancing body challenges Government standards for a nuclear meltdown. His lithe frame, five-fathom eyes, long lashes might be threatening if Jackson gave, even for a second, the impression that he is obtainable.[48]

On March 25, 1983, Jackson debuted "Billie Jean" before a live audience during taping of the tribute special Motown 25. Having reunited with the Jackson 5 for a medley of their hits, he remained on stage for a solo performance and as he addressed the crowd they began chanting for "Billie Jean". Dressed in a glittery black jacket, sparkling silver shirt, tight black pants cuffed high to showcase white spangled socks and black penny loafers, and a single sequined glove, Jackson signalled the start of his routine by grabbing his crotch and snapping a black fedora to his head. Halfway through the performance Jackson threw his fedora into the crowd causing audience members to scream and shout. It was during this performance that Jackson also debuted a set of dance moves, including the "Moonwalk," a name not dubbed by Jackson but by the media. The "moonwalk" followed by a tornado spin and then balancing up on his toes have since gone on to become Jackson's trademark dance piece, and is virtually synonymous with the song. The performance sealed his position as a dance legend up against the likes of Fred Astaire, who actually called Jackson the next day to congratulate him, and it is also said to match the effect on popular culture that Elvis Presley and The Beatles had when they appeared on The Ed Sullivan Show. Ironically, the move is not featured at any point during the music video. Despite Jackson lip-syncing his song, the audience rose to their feet giving an ovation, and the performance is often cited as one of the greatest live performances of all time. Upon its broadcast on May 16, over 47 million viewers witnessed Jackson's performance. Of the performance The New York Times stated "The moonwalk that he made famous is an apt metaphor for his dance style. How does he do it? As a technician, he is a great illusionist, a genuine mime. His ability to keep one leg straight as he glides while the other bends and seems to walk requires perfect timing".[130] In the late 1980s, Jackson experimented with an innovative 'leaning' move in his music video performances for which he was granted U.S. Patent 5,255,452.[131] is the 84th day of the year (85th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... For the Jimi Hendrix song, see 1983. ... Fred Astaire (May 10, 1899 – June 22, 1987), born Frederick Austerlitz in Omaha, Nebraska,[1] was an American film and Broadway stage dancer, choreographer, singer and actor. ... The Ed Sullivan Show was an American television variety show that ran from June 20, 1948 to June 6, 1971, and was hosted by former entertainment columnist Ed Sullivan. ... The New York Times is a daily newspaper published in New York City and distributed internationally. ...


Jackson's later dancing, however, particularly during the years 1987-1997, has been criticised as overly sexual or even violent, [132] such as the ending of the video for "Black or White," which portrays Jackson demolishing a car while performing a number of highly-sexualized dance moves. Jackson has also been known to grab or touch his chest, torso, and crotch, both in live performances as well as in music videos like "Bad" and "In The Closet". While he has described this as "choreography," it has garnered a mixed reception from both fans and critics, with TIME magazine describing it as "infamous".[133]


Themes and genres

Jackson's earlier material, such as Off the Wall and Thriller, focused almost exclusively on producing catchy melodies and rhythms characteristics of pop hits. This preoccupation with musical accessibility would continue throughout his future work, even as the material became colored with various shifts and improvisations. Despite the light pop flavor of Jackson's early material, it already displayed foreshadowings of the contradictory thematic elements that would come to characterize his later work. For example, Thriller transitioned seamlessly from the melodious and comfortable sounds of "Lady in My Life" to the haunting and terrorized environments of "Billie Jean" and "Beat It", where women accused Jackson of fathering their children and the outside world seemed strange and hostile.[134]


Some critics felt that Bad was focused too much on consolidating a traditional pop sound with the intention of breaking the records set by Jackson's previous albums, and that as a result the lyrics suffered in comparison to the excitement of his earlier work.[134] The album did, however, leaves clues for the themes of isolation that would be explored in future projects, such as the line "A lot of people misunderstand me....because they don't know me at all" in the tense intro to "I Just Can't Stop Loving You".[134] Bad also included Jackson's first major inspirational song, "Man in the Mirror". The song and its accompanying video were praised for their message and captivating sound and imagery, despiting being criticized by some as "pure pabulum."[134] HIStory track listing I Just Cant Stop Loving You is a popular ballad by singers Michael Jackson and Siedah Garrett. ... Man in the Mirror was a number-one hit for singer Michael Jackson when released as a single in the spring of 1988. ... Pablum was a cereal for infants marketed by the Mead Johnson Corporation. ...


Jackson's work in the 1990s was characterized by more introspective material. Some have argued that the Dangerous album represented Jackson at a "near peak" in terms of musical quality and creativity[135], and received more critical acclaim than his previous Bad album.[136] While Jackson continued to explore some of the themes of his previous work, such as the "predatory lover" motif which was continued on the title track to Dangerous[137], more and more of his music in this decade started addressing sociopolitical issues around the world, such as "Black or White", "Heal the World", "They Don't Care About Us", and "Earth Song". The music in Dangerous, described as a "a sonic machine world" with "synthetic basslines, swooshing scratched records, [and] clanking metallic noises", reflected old influences while absorbing new trends. This ability to incorporate new developments in the sound of pop music was made all the more pressing by the long intervals between Jackson's albums.[137] Black or White was the first single taken from Michael Jacksons album Dangerous, released in November 1991. ... Michael Jacksons Visionary chronology Jam (2006) Heal the World (2006) You Are Not Alone (2006) Dangerous track listing Cant Let Her Get Away (6) Heal the World (7) Black or White (8) HIStory track listing Wanna Be Startin Somethin (14) Heal the World (15) Heal the World is... Michael Jacksons Visionary chronology Earth Song (2006) They Dont Care About Us (2006) Stranger in Moscow (2006) HIStory track listing They Dont Care About Us was the third U.S. single and fourth European single released from American rock and R&B singer-songwriter Michael Jacksons... Michael Jacksons Visionary chronology You Are Not Alone (2006) Earth Song (2006) They Dont Care About Us (2006) HIStory track listing This Time Around (4) Earth Song (5) D.S. (6) Earth Song is a song by Michael Jackson featured on Jacksons 1995 HIStory album. ...


HIStory, arguably Jackson's most conflictive album, revealed a "furious" pop icon worn by years of superstardom,[47] with Jon Pareles of the The New York Times writing, "It has been a long time since Michael Jackson was simply a performer. He's the main asset of his own corporation, which is a profitable subsidiary of Sony".[47] The album featured Jackson using profanity and other controversial lyrics, which forced him to modify some of the words to "They Don't Care About Us". Edged onwards by a quasi-messianic flair, he also railed against the media in "Tabloid Junkie", singing, "With your pen you torture me/You'd crucify the Lord" and that "Just because you read it in a magazine/ Or see it on a TV screen/ Don't make it factual".[47] HIStory mostly encompassed reflective compositions, presenting only one conventional love song, "You Are Not Alone".[47] Jon Pareles is an American journalist who is chief music critic at the arts section of the New York Times. ... You Are Not Alone was a hit single by singer/songwriter Michael Jackson, released in August 1995. ...


Physical appearance

Jackson's skin was a medium-brown color for the entire duration of his youth, but starting in the early 1980s, his skin gradually grew paler. This change became noticeable and gained widespread media coverage, with some media outlets claiming that Jackson was bleaching his skin. However, in the early 1980s Jackson was diagnosed with vitiligo and lupus, the latter of which is potentially lethal but is in remission in Jackson's case. In a 1993 interview with Oprah Winfrey, Jackson attributed the change in his skin colour to vitiligo. Both conditions make Jackson sensitive to overexposure to sunlight, which can cause his lupus condition to reawaken.[138] To treat both these conditions Jackson uses Solaquin, Retin A and Benoquin. He must also have hydroxychloroquin injected directly into his scalp regularly. Ironically, the treatments he uses for his condition further lightens his skin tone, then with the application of pancake makeup to even out his skin he can appear very pale.[139] Not to be confused with alphos, a form of leprosy once called vitiligo. ... Lupus erythematosus (also known as systemic lupus erythematosus - SLE) is an autoimmune disorder in which antibodies are created against the patients own DNA. It classically presents with a butterfly-shaped malar rash, causing a wolf-like appearance (Lupus is Latin for wolf). ... Oprah Winfrey, (born January 29, 1954) is a multiple-Emmy Award winning host of The Oprah Winfrey Show, the highest rated talk show in television history. ... Retin-A is a trademarked brand name for Tretinoin, a retinoic acid cream used to treat acne; it is claimed that it stimulates skin cell turnover and smoothes wrinkles. ...


The structure of his face has changed as well, and several surgeons have speculated that Jackson has undergone multiple nasal surgeries as well as a forehead lift, thinned lips, and cheekbone surgery.[140] In 1979, Jackson had his first rhinoplasty after breaking his nose during a complex dance routine. However the surgery was not a complete success and Jackson complained of breathing difficulties that would affect his career. He was referred to Dr. Steven Hoefflin, who would perform his second rhinoplasty, as well as more throughout his career.[141] In 1984, Jackson had his third rhinoplasty, and 1986 saw a fourth, as well as a cleft put in his chin.[142] By 1990 the full extent of Jackson's surgery was known, but those close to Jackson put the figure as close to ten operations on his face.[143] For the album by Primus, see Rhinoplasty (album). ...


Jackson wrote in his 1988 autobiography Moon Walk that he only had two rhinoplastic surgeries and the surgical creation of a cleft in his chin. In the book, he attributed the change in the structure of his face to puberty and a strict vegetarian diet.[144] Some suggest that changes to his face are, in part, due to periods of significant weight loss between 1987-1993 and 2003-2005.[145]


Jackson's outfits have been central components of his image. In the early 1980s he wore a sequined white glove, the jackets in the "Thriller" and "Beat it" music videos, white socks (with short trousers to emphasize them) and other sparkling jackets. In the late 1980s to late 1990s Jackson shifted to wearing fedoras, military jackets, shin pads, sunglasses and plasters on his fingers (or occasionally a pair of black sparkling gloves). He continued to wear white socks with short trousers. In the 2000s Jackson rarely appears in flamboyant costumes, occasionally wearing shin pads, but usually a red shirt, black full-length pants and sunglasses. Over time his hair went from short and curly to long and curly and then to long and straight.


Finances

A number of savvy business moves early in his career helped Jackson accrue a sizeable fortune. In 1984 Jackson paid for and created the Thriller music video using his own money, as his label felt the album had already been a success and that a third video was therefore unnecessary. The video was hugely successful and Jackson made a sizeable profit.[146] In 1984, he purchased The Beatles' back catalog (outbidding Paul McCartney and Yoko Ono) as well as the copyrights to thousands of other songs for $47.5 million.[147] Jackson merged the catalog with Sony's publishing division in 1995 but retained half-ownership.[148] The White Album, see The Beatles (album). ... Sir James Paul McCartney, MBE (born 18 June 1942) is an English singer-songwriter, composer, multi-instrumentalist, poet, entrepreneur, painter, record producer, film producer, and animal-rights activist. ... For the song by Die Ärzte, see Yoko Ono (song). ...


In 1988, he purchased property near Santa Ynez, California to build Neverland Ranch at a cost of $17 million. The property was valued at approximately $100 million in 2003. In 1989, his annual earnings from album sales, endorsements and concerts was estimated at $125 million for that year alone.[149][150] In the early 1990s, Jackson sign a renewed $65 million recording contract and sold the rights to his Dangerous world tour for $20 million, both of which were record-breaking deals at the time.[149][151] Forbes placed his annual income at $35 million in 1996 and $20 million in 1997, even though his commercial peak had ended several years prior.[149] His total lifetime earnings from royalties on his solo recordings and music videos, revenue from concerts, and endorsements have been estimated at $500 million,[149] while some analysts have speculated that his music catalog holdings could potentially be worth billions of dollars.[152]


However, in recent years it has been reported that Jackson has experienced financial difficulties. In 1993, he settled a child-molestation lawsuit for an undisclosed sum, estimated to be between $15 million and $25 million. The negative publicity surrounding the settlement impacted his future earnings as well.[149] Jackson has been observed in public spending large amounts of money in an apparently frivolous manner, such as in 2003 when he spent $6 million in a single shop or from money given to charity.[149]


Reports of financial problems for Jackson become more frequent in 2006 after the closure of the main house on the Neverland Ranch as a cost-cutting measure.[153] One prominent financial issue for Jackson concerned a $270 million loan secured against his music publishing holdings. After delayed repayments on the loan, a refinancing package in 2005 shifted the loans from Bank of America to debt specialists Fortress Investments. A new package proposed by Sony in April 2006 would have had Jackson borrow an additional $300 million and reduce the interest rate payable on the loan, while giving Sony the future option to buy half of Jackson's stake in their jointly-owned publishing company.[148] Jackson agreed to a Sony-backed refinancing deal, although full details were not made public.[154] Bank of America (NYSE: BAC TYO: 8648) is the largest commercial bank in the United States in terms of deposits, and the largest company of its kind in the world. ...


Discography

Solo studio albums

Motown releases
Epic releases
  • 1979: Off the Wall
  • 1982: Thriller
  • 1987: Bad
  • 1991: Dangerous
  • 1995: HIStory: Past, Present and Future - Book I
  • 1997: Blood on the Dance Floor: HIStory in the Mix
  • 2001: Invincible
  • 2008: TBA

Number one singles

Group career (United States) (4)
Solo career (United States) (13)
Other selected countries (solo career)

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Filmography

Notable music videos
Films

This is a list of short films and feature films Michael Jackson stars in, directed and/or produced, including director credits, additional actors and awards (if applicable). ... This article is about the Michael Jackson song. ... Beat it redirects here. ... Michael Jacksons Thriller is a 14-minute music video for the song of the same name released on December 2, 1983 and directed by John Landis. ... Michael Jacksons Visionary chronology Beat It (2006) Bad (2006) The Way You Make Me Feel (2006) Bad track listing HIStory track listing Bad was a 1987 hit recording by American singer Michael Jackson. ... Michael Jacksons Visionary chronology Bad (2006) The Way You Make Me Feel (2006) Dirty Diana (2006) Bad track listing HIStory track listing The Way You Make Me Feel is a song written by American singer Michael Jackson and recorded for his ninth album Bad (1987). ... Michael Jacksons Visionary chronology Dirty Diana (2006) Smooth Criminal (2006) Leave Me Alone (2006) Bad track listing Audio sample Info (help· info) Smooth Criminal is the seventh single from Michael Jacksons Bad album (1987). ... Leave Me Alone was the eighth single to be released from Michael Jacksons Bad album (1987). ... Black or White was the first single taken from Michael Jacksons album Dangerous, released in November 1991. ... Michael Jacksons Visionary chronology Black or White (2006) Remember the Time (2006) In the Closet (2006) Dangerous track listing She Drives Me Wild (4) Remember the Time (5) Cant Let Her Get Away (6) HIStory track listing The Girl Is Mine (11) Remember the Time (12) Dont... Janet Jackson singles chronology Whoops Now/Whatll I Do (1995) Scream/Childhood (1995) Runaway (1995) HIStory track listing Scream (1) They Dont Care About Us (2) HIStory track listing You Are Not Alone (8) Childhood (9) Tabloid Junkie (10) Scream/Childhood was a 1995 hit single for singer... Michael Jacksons Visionary chronology You Are Not Alone (2006) Earth Song (2006) They Dont Care About Us (2006) HIStory track listing This Time Around (4) Earth Song (5) D.S. (6) Earth Song is a song by Michael Jackson featured on Jacksons 1995 HIStory album. ... You Rock My World is a song by singer-songwriter Michael Jackson. ... This article is about the stage musical. ... Captain EO (alternately, Captain Eo) is a 3-D film which was formerly shown in Disney theme parks. ... For other uses, see moonwalk. ... GHOSTS is a short feature film by Michael Jackson which could also be classified as a long-form music video. ...

See also

The article documents the worlds best-selling albums irrelevant of language, age or genre based solely on claims made by reliable sources such as newspapers, record companies and documented sales certifications. ... This page lists the best-selling remix albums worldwide. ... The worlds best-selling music artists cannot be listed officially, as there is no organization that has recorded global music sales in the manner that the RIAA does in the United States. ... ^ a b c d e [1] ^ a b c d e [2] ^ [3] ^ a b c d e f g h [4] ^ [5] ^ [[6]] ^ [[7]] Categories: | ... This is a list of number-one hits in the United States by year from the Billboard Hot 100. ... The following incomplete list contains notable awards won by American pop icon Michael Jackson. ...

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References

  • Campbell, Lisa (1993). Michael Jackson: The King of Pop (in English). Branden. ISBN 082831957X. 
  • Abdelnour, Mark (2004). Buying & Selling Music, Instruments, and Music Collectibles on Ebay. Thomson Course Technology. ISBN 159200504. 
  • Taraborrelli, J. Randy (2004). The Magic and the Madness. Terra Alta, WV: Headline. ISBN 0-330-42005-4. 
  • Warner, Jay (2006). On this Day in Black Music History (in English). Milwaukee: Hal Leonard, 329. ISBN 0634066935. 
  • Guinness World Records (2005). Guinness World Records 2006. Guinness. ISBN 1-904994-02-4. 
  • Jackson, Michael (1988). Moonwalk. Doubleday. ISBN 0-434-37042-8. 

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Further reading

  • Jackson, Michael (1992). Dancing The Dream. Doubleday. ISBN 0-385-40368-2. 
  • Grant, Adrian (1994, 1997, 2002 and 2005). Michael Jackson: The Visual Documentary. Omnibus Press. ISBN 1-84449-432-2. 
  • Noonan, Damien (1994). Michael Jackson (Audio book), Carlton Books. ISBN 1-85797-587-1. 
  • Jackson, Michael (2006). My World, The Official Photobook, Vol. 1. Triumph International. ISBN 0-9768891-1-0. 

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NAME Jackson, Michael Joesph
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DATE OF BIRTH August 29, 1958
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Michael Jacksons Visionary chronology Thriller (2006) Dont Stop Til You Get Enough (2006) Rock with You (2006) Off the Wall track listing Dont Stop Til You Get Enough (1) Rock with You (2) HIStory track listing Remember the Time (12) Dont Stop Til You Get Enough... Michael Jacksons Visionary chronology Dont Stop Til You Get Enough (2006) Rock With You (2006) Billie Jean (2006) Off the Wall track listing Dont Stop Til You Get Enough (1) Rock with You (2) Working Day and Night (3) HIStory track listing Black or White (3) Rock... Off the Wall was the third hit from singer Michael Jacksons album Off the Wall. ... Shes Out of My Life was the fourth single to be released by singer Michael Jackson from his hugely-successful album, Off the Wall in 1980. ... One Day in Your Life, though not an official solo release, was issued as a lost solo album by Michael Jackson upon its release on Motown Records in 1981. ... One Day in Your Life was a song recorded by Michael Jackson for his 1975 album, Forever, Michael, and re-released in 1981 due to the strong buzz that generated from the sales of Jacksons hit album, 1979s Off The Wall, even though Jackson released the album on... Alternate cover Special Edition release cover. ... The Girl Is Mine was a hit duet for singers Michael Jackson and Paul McCartney in 1982. ... Sir James Paul McCartney, MBE (born 18 June 1942) is an English singer-songwriter, composer, multi-instrumentalist, poet, entrepreneur, painter, record producer, film producer, and animal-rights activist. ... This article is about the Michael Jackson song. ... Beat it redirects here. ... Thriller track listing Wanna Be Startin Somethin (1) Baby Be Mine (2) HIStory track listing Dont Stop Til You Get Enough (13) Wanna Be Startin Somethin (14) Heal the World (15) Wanna Be Startin Somethin is a 1983 single released from Michael Jacksons multi-platinum selling 1982 album... Thriller track listing Billie Jean (6) Human Nature (7) P.Y.T. (Pretty Young Thing) (8) Human Nature is a single released by Michael Jackson from his 1982 hit album, Thriller. ... This article is about the 1983 single by Michael Jackson. ... This article is about the Thriller song. ... Farewell My Summer Love, like One Day in Your Life before it, was a compilation of archived Michael Jackson recordings released by Motown in 1984 as a lost Michael Jackson solo album that was meant to be released in 74 but was later held off because of the Jacksons... Bad is an album by pop singer Michael Jackson, released on August 25, 1987 by Epic/CBS Records. ... HIStory track listing I Just Cant Stop Loving You is a popular ballad by singers Michael Jackson and Siedah Garrett. ... Siedah Garrett (born June 24, 1960 in Los Angeles California) is an American, R&B singer and Academy Award and Grammy-nominated songwriter. ... Michael Jacksons Visionary chronology Beat It (2006) Bad (2006) The Way You Make Me Feel (2006) Bad track listing HIStory track listing Bad was a 1987 hit recording by American singer Michael Jackson. ... Michael Jacksons Visionary chronology Bad (2006) The Way You Make Me Feel (2006) Dirty Diana (2006) Bad track listing HIStory track listing The Way You Make Me Feel is a song written by American singer Michael Jackson and recorded for his ninth album Bad (1987). ... Man in the Mirror was a number-one hit for singer Michael Jackson when released as a single in the spring of 1988. ... Dirty Diana is a hit song by singer Michael Jackson. ... Another Part of Me was a popular hit for singer Michael Jackson. ... Michael Jacksons Visionary chronology Dirty Diana (2006) Smooth Criminal (2006) Leave Me Alone (2006) Bad track listing Audio sample Info (help· info) Smooth Criminal is the seventh single from Michael Jacksons Bad album (1987). ... Michael Jacksons Visionary chronology Smooth Criminal (2006) Leave Me Alone (2006) Black or White (2006) Leave Me Alone was the eighth single to be released from Michael Jacksons 1987 album Bad. ... Liberian Girl was the ninth and final single to be released from Michael Jacksons 1987 album Bad. ... Dangerous was the first album Michael Jackson released in the 1990s, on November 22, 1991. ... Michael Jacksons Visionary chronology Leave Me Alone (2006) Black or White (2006) Remember the Time (2006) Dangerous track listing HIStory track listing Alternate cover Black or White (The Clivillés & Cole (C&C) Remixes) cover. ... Michael Jacksons Visionary chronology Black or White (2006) Remember the Time (2006) In the Closet (2006) Dangerous track listing She Drives Me Wild (4) Remember the Time (5) Cant Let Her Get Away (6) HIStory track listing The Girl Is Mine (11) Remember the Time (12) Dont... In the Closet was a popular recording by American pop and R&B singer Michael Jackson in the summer of 1992. ... Jam was a 1992 single by Michael Jackson from his album Dangerous. ... For the Björk song, see Who Is It (Björk song). ... Give in to Me is the tenth track on Michael Jacksons 1991 studio album Dangerous. ... Michael Jacksons Visionary chronology Jam (2006) Heal the World (2006) You Are Not Alone (2006) Dangerous track listing Cant Let Her Get Away (6) Heal the World (7) Black or White (8) HIStory track listing Wanna Be Startin Somethin (14) Heal the World (15) Heal the World is... For the song by Celebrate The Nun, see Will You Be There (Celebrate The Nun). ... HIStory – Past, Present and Future, Book I is a double album by American singer Michael Jackson released in June 1995 and remains Jacksons most conflicting and controversial release. ... Janet Jackson singles chronology Whoops Now/Whatll I Do (1995) Scream/Childhood (1995) Runaway (1995) HIStory track listing Scream (1) They Dont Care About Us (2) HIStory track listing You Are Not Alone (8) Childhood (9) Tabloid Junkie (10) Scream/Childhood was a 1995 hit single for singer... You Are Not Alone was a hit single by singer/songwriter Michael Jackson, released in August 1995. ... Michael Jacksons Visionary chronology You Are Not Alone (2006) Earth Song (2006) They Dont Care About Us (2006) HIStory track listing This Time Around (4) Earth Song (5) D.S. (6) Earth Song is a song by Michael Jackson featured on Jacksons 1995 HIStory album. ... Michael Jacksons Visionary chronology Earth Song (2006) They Dont Care About Us (2006) Stranger in Moscow (2006) HIStory track listing They Dont Care About Us was the third U.S. single and fourth European single released from American rock and R&B singer-songwriter Michael Jacksons... Stranger in Moscow is a single by singer/songwriter Michael Jackson released in November 1996. ... Michael Jacksons Visionary chronology Stranger in Moscow (2006) Blood On The Dance Floor (2006) Blood on the Dance Floor was a hit record for Michael Jackson in 1997. ... HIStory/Ghosts is the second single to be released from Michael Jacksons 1997 remix album Blood on the Dance Floor: HIStory in the Mix. ... You Rock My World is a song by singer-songwriter Michael Jackson. ... Cry is a song written by R&B singer-songwriter R. Kelly, for singer Michael Jackson. ... Butterflies is a song written by UK Neo-soul duo Floetry, and covered Michael Jackson. ... For other uses, see Number 1s. ... One More Chance was a song released by Michael Jackson on November 20, 2003. ... The Girl Is Mine was a hit duet for singers Michael Jackson and Paul McCartney in 1982. ... For other persons named William Adams, see William Adams (disambiguation). ... Thriller track listing Wanna Be Startin Somethin (1) Baby Be Mine (2) HIStory track listing Dont Stop Til You Get Enough (13) Wanna Be Startin Somethin (14) Heal the World (15) Wanna Be Startin Somethin is a 1983 single released from Michael Jacksons multi-platinum selling 1982 album... Kishan Aliaune Damala Bouga Time Puru Nacka Badara Akon Thiam,[1][2] often going by the shorter Aliaune Thiam[3] (born October 14, 1981),[4] and better known by his stage name Akon, is an American R&B singer, rapper, songwriter, record producer, and record executive. ... Beat it redirects here. ... For other uses, see Fergie. ... This article is about the Michael Jackson song. ... Kanye Omari West (pronounced /kɑnjɛj/) (born June 8, 1977) is an American record producer and rapper who rose to fame in the mid 2000s. ... Somebodys Watching Me is a song by the pop artist Rockwell, with a duet by Michael Jackson, in which the lyrics express a fear of being followed and watched. ... Rockwell (born Kennedy Gordy (which he has since changed to Kenneth Gordy) on March 15, 1964 in Detroit, Michigan) is an African-American R&B performer for the Motown label. ... Say Say Say was a 1983 hit single for Paul McCartney and Michael Jackson, produced by George Martin. ... Sir James Paul McCartney, MBE (born 18 June 1942) is an English singer-songwriter, composer, multi-instrumentalist, poet, entrepreneur, painter, record producer, film producer, and animal-rights activist. ... Stevie Wonder (born Steveland Hardaway Judkins on May 13, 1950, name later changed to Steveland Hardaway Morris)[1] is an American singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and record producer. ... For other uses, see Eddie Murphy (disambiguation). ... 3T are an American musical group made up of Tito Jackson and the late Delores Dee-Dee Jacksons three sons: Tariano Adaryll Taj, Jr. ... Pras (born Prakazrel Michel on October 19, 1972) offered up his first solo effort, Ghetto Supastar, in the fall of 1998, following in the footsteps of his fellow Fugees Wyclef Jean and Lauryn Hill. ... The Jackson 5 (also spelled The Jackson Five or The Jackson 5ive, abbreviated as J5, and later known as The Jacksons) was an American popular music quintet (and briefly a sextet and quartet) from Gary, Indiana. ... Sigmund Esco Jackie Jackson (born May 4, 1951) is an American singer and musician, a former member of The Jackson 5, and the oldest son in the Jackson music family. ... Jermaine LaJaune Jackson or Muhammad Abdul Aziz[1] (born December 11, 1954), is an American Grammy Award-nominated singer, bass guitarist, former member of The Jackson 5 and older brother of American pop stars Michael Jackson and Janet Jackson. ... Marlon David Jackson (born March 12, 1957) is an American singer, former member of The Jackson 5, and older brother of American pop stars Michael Jackson and Janet Jackson. ... This article is about the former member of The Jacksons. ... Toriano Adaryll Tito Jackson (born on October 15, 1953 in Gary, Indiana) is an American singer and guitarist and a charter member of the The Jackson 5. ... Motown Records, Inc. ... Diana Ross Presents the Jackson 5 was the 1969 debut album from Gary, Indiana-based soul family bandThe Jackson 5, released on the Motown label. ... ABC was a hit 1970 album by legendary Motown group The Jackson 5. ... The Third Album was fittingly the third album released by legendary Motown soul and funk group, The Jackson 5, and the second album for the group released in 1970. ... The Jackson 5 Christmas Album was the only holiday album released by the popular Motown family quintet, the Jackson 5. ... Maybe Tomorrow was the fourth regular studio album released by The Jackson 5 in 1971. ... Goin Back to Indiana was a live/soundtrack album by The Jackson 5 for Motown Records, taken from their September 16, 1971 ABC TV special of the same name. ... Lookin Through the Windows was a 1972 soul album released by the legendary Jackson 5. ... Skywriter could be described as a turning-point record for The Jackson 5. ... Dancing Machine was an album released by legendary Motown quintet The Jackson 5 in 1974. ... A moving violation is any violation of the law, committed by the driver of a vehicle, while it is in motion. ... This article is about the broadcast network. ... The Jacksons was a 1977 album released by the rejuvenated family unit and now-former Motown band formerly known as The Jackson 5. ... Goin Places was The Jacksons second album for CBS Records Philadelphia International subsidiary. ... Destiny was a 1978 album by American band The Jacksons for CBS/Epic Records. ... Triumph was a 1980 album by The Jacksons for CBS/Epic Records. ... Victory is a 1984 album by The Jacksons for CBS/Epic Records. ... 2300 Jackson Street was the final album released by American band The Jacksons. ... Wikipedia does not yet have an article with this exact name. ... The Jackson 5 in Japan was a live album released by The Jackson 5 in Japan, culed from a live concert held there in 1973. ... The Jacksons Live! is a live album by The Jacksons, recorded and released during their popular Triumph tour in 1981. ... I Want You Back is a 1969 #1 hit single recorded by The Jackson 5 for the Motown label. ... ABC is a 1970 number-one hit single recorded by The Jackson 5 for the Motown label. ... The Love You Save is a 1970 #1 hit single recorded by The Jackson 5 for the Motown label. ... Ill Be There is a soul song written by Berry Gordy, Jr. ... Mamas Pearl was a hit recording for the Jackson 5 in 1970. ... Never Can Say Goodbye was a 1971 hit single by The Jackson 5 for the Motown label, one of their most successful singles. ... Doctor My Eyes is a 1972 song written and performed by Jackson Browne and included on his debut album Jackson Browne. ... Lookin Through the Windows was a 1972 soul album released by the legendary Jackson 5. ... Dancing Machine is a 1973 song recorded by The Jackson 5, released as a single in 1974. ... Enjoy Yourself was a hit recording for The Jacksons when it was released in 1976. ... Show You the Way to Go was a 1977 hit for The Jackson 5 now known as The Jacksons after their departure from Motown nearly two years prior. ... Blame It on the Boogie is a song written by and originally performed in 1978 by Mick Jackson, the British singer/songwriter from England (born Michael G. Jackson). ... Shake Your Body (Down to the Ground) was a very popular hit record for American funk and soul quintet The Jacksons when it was released as a single in late-1978. ... Music sample White Rabbit vs. ... Walk Right Now is a 1981 song written, produced and performed by The Jacksons and issued as the third and final single from the groups popular album, Triumph. ... State of Shock was a very popular 1984 recording by The Jacksons and Rolling Stones front man Mick Jagger. ... The Victory Tour was a music tour of the United States and Canada by The Jacksons that started July 6, 1984 and ended December 9, 1984. ... The Jackson 5 in 1970. ... Joseph Walter Jackson (a. ... Katherine Jackson (born Katherine Esther Screws on May 4, 1930) is the matriarch of the Jacksons musical dynasty and the mother of pop music icons Michael Jackson and Janet Jackson. ... This article is about the singer. ... For other uses, see La Toya (disambiguation). ... Maureen Reillette Brown (born May 29, 1950 in Gary, Indiana) is an American singer, eldest member of the successful Jackson family and sister of pop icons Michael Jackson and Janet Jackson. ... The Jackson family are an American family from Gary, Indiana whose members are among the most successful and influential figures in modern popular music. ... Maureen Reillette Brown (born May 29, 1950 in Gary, Indiana) is an American singer, eldest member of the successful Jackson family and sister of pop icons Michael Jackson and Janet Jackson. ... Sigmund Esco Jackie Jackson (born May 4, 1951) is an American singer and musician, a former member of The Jackson 5, and the oldest son in the Jackson music family. ... Toriano Adaryll Tito Jackson (born on October 15, 1953 in Gary, Indiana) is an American singer and guitarist and a charter member of the The Jackson 5. ... Jermaine LaJaune Jackson or Muhammad Abdul Aziz[1] (born December 11, 1954), is an American Grammy Award-nominated singer, bass guitarist, former member of The Jackson 5 and older brother of American pop stars Michael Jackson and Janet Jackson. ... For other uses, see La Toya (disambiguation). ... Marlon David Jackson (born March 12, 1957) is an American singer, former member of The Jackson 5, and older brother of American pop stars Michael Jackson and Janet Jackson. ... This article is about the former member of The Jacksons. ... This article is about the singer. ... is the 241st day of the year (242nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Jan. ... Gary redirects here. ... For other uses, see Indiana (disambiguation). ...

 
 

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