Contents Background Information Milestones in Jackson’s life and career Honors and awards Legacy and influences Michael- the philanthropist
Birth name : Michael Joseph Jackson Birth Date : August 29, 1958 (12:13 am) Birthplace : Gary, Indiana, USA Died: June 25, 2009 (aged 50) Los Angeles, California, U.S. Genres: Pop, R&B, New jack swing Background Information 1
As the eighth child of the Jackson family, he debuted on the professional music scene along with his brothers as a member of The Jackson 5 in the mid-1960s, and began his solo career in 1971
In the early 1980s, Jackson became a dominant figure in popular music. The music videos for his songs including " Beat It ", " Billie Jean " and " Thriller ", were credited with transforming the medium into an art form and a promotional tool, and the popularity of these videos helped to bring the relatively new television channel MTV to fame. Videos such as " Black or White " and " Scream " made him a staple on MTV in the 1990s.
Milestones in Jackson’s life and career 2
Jackson's 1982 album Thriller is the best-selling album of all time. His other records, including Off the Wall (1979), Bad (1987), Dangerous (1991) and History (1995), also rank among the world's best-selling
In 1993, he was accused of child sexual abuse , but the case was settled out of court and no formal charges were brought.
In 2005, he was tried and acquitted of further sexual abuse allegations and several other charges after the jury ruled him not guilty on all counts
While preparing for his concert series This Is It , Jackson died on June 25, 2009, after suffering from cardiac arrest
Inducted onto the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 1980 as member of the The Jacksons and in 1984 as solo artist
World Music Awards ' Best-Selling Pop Male Artist of the Millennium, the American Music Award's Artist of the Century Award and the Bambi Pop Artist of the Millennium Award
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.
Honors and awards 3
Michael’s awards many Guinness World Records (eight in 2006 alone ) 13 Grammy Awards 26 American Music Awards 13 number one singles in the US in his solo career—more than any other male artist in the Hot 100 era estimated sales of up to 800 million records worldwide, making him the world's best selling male solo pop artist
Michael Jackson Legacy Influence Legacy and influence 3
Jackson throughout his career transformed the art of the music video and paved the way for modern pop music
His total lifetime earnings from royalties on his solo recordings and music videos, revenue from concerts and endorsements have been estimated at $500 million; some analysts have speculated that his music catalog holdings could be worth billions of dollars. Billboard has estimated that Jackson has generated at least $1 billion in revenue in the year following his death.
Discography Got to be there ( 1972) Ben ( 1972) Music and me ( 1973) Forever, Michael ( 1975)
Discography Off the wall ( 1979) Thriller ( 1982) Bad ( 1987)
Discography Dangreous (1991) HIStory: Past, Present and Future, Book I ( 1995) Invincible (2001)
Filmography The wiz Captain EO Moonwalker Michael Jackson’s ghosts Men in black II Miss Cast Away and the Island Girls Michael Jackson's This Is It
World tour 1987-1989 Bad world tour Dangerous world tour 1992- 1993 HIStory world tour 1996- 1997 This is it World tour 2009
Legacy Influence Michael Jackson
Influence in music Michael Jackson Janet Jackson- his younger sister Mariah Carey Usher Britney Spears Justin Timberlake Chris Brown
Influence in music Michael Jackson Kanye West Lady Gaga Neyo Kris Allen Rihanna Beyonce
Influence in fashion From the legendary costumes of MJ
Influence in fashion … his accessories
Influence in fashion … to the “monster” in fashion industry
Influence in fashion … some strange iems…
After his death, all the world mourn over I can’t stop crying when I knew that he died. I always respect him. There’s no words can describe his great anf his music will live forever… I was really happy when I met MJ in London. We toured Europe at the same time and I had flown to London only to met him. He was over what I could imagine and I was really grief- stricken when I heard that he isn’t still in our life…. his divorced wife : “I’m broken-hearted when I think about his babies and his family- they are always all with him.I’m sure it’s the great loss for them. No words can describe this grief… “ I don’t know what to say to show all of my sadness at this time. His death is synonymous with the loss of a “genius” of not only Pop but also all Music Industry. He’s the source of inspiration for millions of people all around the world. I always respect each moment I was beside Michael on the stage, what I lernt from him, from his music and the time we had together. My heart is turning to his family.