Michael Joseph Jackson (Gary, Indiana, August 29, 1958 - Los Angeles, California, June 25, 2009), known in the art world as Michael Jackson, was a singer, songwriter and dancer of Americanpop music and its variants. Known as the "King of Pop" did about 80 records for different reasons and was included in the Guinness Book of Records on numerous occasions, for reasons among which,among others, be the most successful recording artist of all times, with about 750 million records sold, the most awarded recording artist in history, with hundreds of awards, including 15 Grammy Awards,the youngest singer to lead the singles chart in the United States, with 11 years of age, the first vocalist to enter the singles chart at number one, with "You Are Not Alone"; highest number of weeksat number one on the album chart (no soundtrack) in the United States, with Thriller , for 37 weeks; Clip more successful, Michael Jackson's Thriller, with about 1 million units sold, the firstentertainer to win more than $ 100 million in one year; animator best paid of all time (125 million in the Forbes 1989), and most successful entertainer of all tiempos.1 2 was also the first and onlyartist who has managed to start and finish the year with an album at number 1 (Thriller) and the first and only artist history to achieve number one in the 1960, 1970, 1980 and 1990. (See "Awards andhonors" for more information) 3 4
His contribution to music, dance and fashion, along with his publicized personal life, made him a figure of popular culture.
He began his career with his brothers inthe band The Jackson 5 in the mid-1960s, which released ten albums with them until 1975. In 1971 he began his solo career, but remained with the band of brothers. Due to the extraordinary impact of hisalbum Thriller (1982), the biggest selling album in the history of music, became the biggest star in pop music at the time. Some of his albums released as Off the Wall (1979), Bad (1987), Dangerous...
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