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Michael Jackson: The Greatest Short Biography Ever

Michael Jackson’s life seemed an exciting journey with numerous ups and downs and we’ve tried to sum up his biography in just 20 significance.

Birth on 29th August 1958

Birth on 29th August 1958
Katherine Jackson holds baby Michael. This picture is not from the day he was born, it is from some other day. Photo: Love4mj

Michael Jackson was born in Gary, Indiana on 29th August 1958 to Joseph Jackson and Katherine Jackson with 4 sons and two daughters.

Started Singing at the age of 5

The first song that Michael Jackson recorded was “Big Boy”. He was at 8 by the time. Photo: Pinterest

At the age of 5, Michael joined his brothers and started singing. The band was initially known as the Jackson 5 comprising of all brothers except the youngest Randy.

A solo career at 13

The first solo album of Michael Got to be there was released in 1972. The world became more aware of the talent of the teenage Michael.

The Jackson 5 top the charts

Songs by the Jackson 5 soon began to win the hearts and top the charts including “I want you back,” “I’ll be there” and other music tracks.

Jamaica tour by the Jacksons

Jamaica tour by the Jacksons
Bob Marley Meets Michael Jackson in 1975. Photo: Getty Images

The Jacksons (excluding Jermaine Jackson including Randy Jackson) had a tour for Jamaica in 1975 where they met Bob Marley.

Off the Wall album

On 10th August 1979, Michael released his fifth studio album the songs of which were becoming the greatest hits including “Don’t stop til’ you get enough”, “Rock with you” and others.

Thriller Album

The huge positive turn in the career of Michael was the release of Thriller, the bestselling album of all times because of the coolest songs you could’ve ever listened to.

Eight Grammy Awards in a night

Michael Jackson set a record by winning eight Grammy awards in a single night out of which most were the results of his successful album Thriller.

The Victory tour

In the early 1980s, after the release of the Thriller album, MJ went for a tour with his 5 brothers. They performed on various songs in different regions of the world.

The BAD World tour

From 1987 to 1989, Michael was busy with his grand musical tour consisting of 123 shows in North America, Asia, Europe, and Australia.

The Dangerous world tour

From 1992 to 1993, Michael had his next musical tour comprising of 70 concerts in Europe, Latin America, California, Asia, and Pasadena.

The Super Bowl performance

Jackson also performed in the Half time show of Super Bowl (American football) on 31st January 1993.

Married Lisa Marie Presley

On 26th May 1994, Michael married the daughter of Elvis Presley, Lisa Marie Presley. Their marital relationship ended on 20th August 1996.

1995 MTV Music Video Awards

Michael’s performance in the MTV Music Video Awards in 1995 was an unforgettable one in which we saw him performing on his greatest hits.

Married Debbie Rowe

Michael had his second marriage with Debbie Rowe on 14th November 1996 from which he had a son Prince Michael and a daughter Paris Jackson.

The HIStory World Tour

Consisting of 82 shows in Europe, Oceania, North America, Asia, and Africa, Michael was busy with his HIStory World tour from 1996 to 1997.

MJ visited Nelson Mandela

In 1996, Michael met the president and more importantly his inspiration, Mr. Nelson Mandela.

30th Anniversary Special

On 13th November 2001, MJ celebrated the 30th Anniversary as a solo artist. Various artists performed including Whitney Houston, Chris Tucker, and others.

United we Stand

This charity concert was held on 21st October 2001 headed by Michael as a tribute to the sufferers of 9/11.

This is It

The concert movie was released on 26th October 2009. The documentary shows Michael doing rehearsals for his upcoming performances.

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