Biography: Michael Jackson

Real Name: Michael Joseph Jackson

Occupation: Singer, songwriter, and dancer

Date of Birth: 29 August 1958

How Old was Michael Jackson: 50 years (Died June 25, 2009)

Birth Place: Gary, Indiana, United States

How Tall was Michael Jackson: 5 feet 9 inches (1.75 m)

Weight: 136 lbs at the time of his death.

Nationality: American

Family: Michael Jackson was the son of Joe Jackson and Katherine Jackson. His siblings are Janet Jackson, Jermaine Jackson, La Toya Jackson, Tito Jackson, Rebbie Jackson, Randy Jackson, Marlon Jackson, Jackie Jackson.

Wife: Michael Jackson was married to Lisa Marie Presley from 1996-1999 and Debbie Rowe from 1996-1999.

Children: His children are Prince Michael Jackson II, Michael Joseph Jackson Jr, and Paris Jackson.

Michael Jackson Facts:

Michael Jackson has won several awards as compared to any other music artist alive or deceased. He has won 40 Billboard, 13 Grammy, and 26 American Music Awards.

His music video ‘Billie Jean’ was the first music video by a black artist to have aired on MTV.

His famous dance step, the moonwalk is said to be based on the routine of Marcel Marceau (mime artist).

At the age of 5, he made his first public performance by singing ‘Climb Every Mountain’.

Michael Jackson’s music album ‘Thriller’ sold 42.4 million copies making it the best selling album of all time.

His other best selling music records of the world include ‘Bad’ and ‘Dangerous’.

There are two stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame named after Michael Jackson, one for himself while the other for the Jackson 5.

Michael Jackson was close friends with actor Macaulay Culkin and featured in a video of Black Or White.

Michael Jackson died on 25 June 2009 in Holmby Hills, Los Angeles due to acute propofol and benzodiazepine intoxication.

Michael Jackson Quotes:

“If you wanna make the world a better place, take a look at yourself, then make that change.”

“If you enter this world knowing you are loved and you leave this world knowing the same, then everything that happens in between can be dealt with.”

“Let us dream of tomorrow where we can truly love from the soul, and know love as the ultimate truth at the heart of all creation.”

“The greatest education in the world is watching the masters at work.”

“The meaning of life is contained in every single expression of life. It is present in the infinity of forms and phenomena that exist in all of creation.”

“I’m happy to be alive, I’m happy to be who I am.”

“Children show me in their playful smiles the divine in everyone. This simple goodness shines straight from their hearts and only asks to be loved.”

“I’m never pleased with anything, I’m a perfectionist, it’s part of who I am.”

“But I will never stop helping and loving people the way Jesus said to.”

“I’m a black American, I am proud of my race. I am proud of who I am. I have a lot of pride and dignity.”

Michael Jackson Discography:

  • The Wiz (1978)
  • Making of Michael Jackson’s Thriller (1983)
  • Captain EO (1986)
  • Moonwalker  (1988)
  • Back to the Future Part 2 (1989)
  • Michael Jackson’s Ghosts (1996)        
  • Men in Black II (2002)
  • Miss Cast Away and the Island Girls (2004)
  • Michael Jackson’s This Is It (2009)
  • Michael Jackson: The Life of an Icon (2011)
  • Freddie Mercury: The Great Pretender (2012)
  • Bad 25 (2012)
  • Michael Jackson: The Last Photo Shoot (2014)
  • Michael Jackson’s Journey from Motown to Off the Wall (2016)

Read More: Michael Jackson Net Worth

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