Michael Jackson was an American singer, dancer, entertainer, and recording artist. The King of Pop who became the most popular entertainer in the world in the early and mid-1980s. He released hits like “Billie Jean,” “Thriller” and “Beat It.” His 1982 album Thriller became the best-selling music album of all time. The album earned him seven more Grammys and eight American Music Awards. Born Michael Joseph Jackson on August 29, 1958 in Gary, Indiana, to Joe and Katherine Jackson, he began his music career alongside his fellow brothers and family members in the Jackson 5. He began his solo career in 1971, and released the best-selling album in history, ‘Thriller,’ in 1982. He was married to Lisa Marie Presley from 1994 to 1996 and Debbie Rowe from 1996 to 1999. He had three children named Prince, Paris and Blanket.
Michael Jackson Personal Details:
Date Of Birth: 29 August 1958
Birth Place: Gary, Indiana, USA
Date of Death: 25 June 2009
Death Place: Holmby Hills, Los Angeles, California, USA
Cause of Death: Acute propofol and benzodiazepine intoxication and involuntary manslaughter
Birth Name: Michael Joseph Jackson
Nicknames: The Gloved One, Wacko Jacko, Jacko, King Of Pop, MJ, Smelly, Applehead
Zodiac Sign: Virgo
Occupation: Singer, Songwriter, Dancer, Actor, Record producer, Businessman, Philanthropist
Race/Ethnicity: Black (African-American)
Hair Color: Black
Eye Color: Dark Brown
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Michael Jackson Body Statistics:
Weight in Pounds: 141 lbs
Weight in Kilogram: 64 kg
Height in Feet: 5′ 9″
Height in Meters: 1.75 m
Body Build/Type: Slim
Shoe Size: 9.5 (US)
Michael Jackson Family Details:
Father: Joe Jackson
Mother: Katherine Jackson
Spouse: Debbie Rowe (m. 1996-1999), Lisa Marie Presley (m. 1994-1996)
Children: Prince Michael Jackson II, Paris-Michael Katherine Jackson, Michael Joseph Jackson, Jr.
Siblings: Janet Jackson, Jermaine Jackson, La Toya Jackson, Rebbie Jackson, Jackie Jackson, Randy Jackson, Tito Jackson, Marlon Jackson, Brandon Jackson
Others: Crystal Lee King (Paternal Grandmother), Samuel Joseph Jackson (Paternal Grandfather), Prince Albert Scruse (Maternal Grandfather), Martha Upshaw (Maternal Grandmother)
Michael Jackson Education:
Montclair College Preparatory School
Michael Jackson Facts:
*He was one of nine children.
*He is the older brother of pop diva Janet Jackson.
*He had a black belt in Karate during his childhood.
*His 1982 album, Thriller, is the best-selling music album of all time.
*He is the 7th-highest-certified music artist in the US (81 million album certifications).
*He was a big supporter of research for AIDS.
*He had a skin disease called vitiligo.
*He was good friends with Eddie Van Halen, Macaulay Culkin, Corey Feldman, Mila Kunis, Paul McCartney, Quincy Jones, Eddie Murphy and Uri Geller.
*He was close friends with Diana Ross, Berry Gordy, Freddie Mercury, Elizabeth Taylor, Liza Minnelli, Smokey Robinson, Lionel Richie, Stevie Wonder, Marlon Brando, Carrie Fisher, and Donny Osmond.
*Visit his official website: www.michaeljackson.com