‘King of Pop’ a Legend who never died, ‘Micheal Jackson’ was an American singer, songwriter, record producer, and philanthropist Michael Jackson started his career when he joined the band Jackson Brother in 1964. He then became a lead vocal with his older brother Jermaine. He started his solo career in 1971.
|Occupation||Singer, Songwriter, producer, dancer, philanthropist|
Michael Jackson Personal Info
|Real Name||Michael Joseph Jackson|
|Nick Name||The Gloved One, Wacko Jacko, MJ, King of Pop, Mike, Mikey|
|Date of Birth||August 29, 1958|
|Date of Death||June 25, 2009|
|Place of Birth||Gary, Indiana|
|Place of Death||Holmby Hills, LA|
|Body Measurement||Chest- 38′
|Status||Divorced (Passed away)|
Michael Jackson Net Worth
Billboard revealed that the estimated net worth of Michael Jackson is more than what it was when he was alive. It comes about near $825 Million USD. The MJ Inc. acquired a total revenue of not less than $1Billion USD a year after his death due to artist’s new record deal with Sony Music, his successful concert film.
Michael Jackson Family
La Toya Jackson
|Spouse||Lisa Marie Presley (1994-1996)
Debbie Rowe (1996-1999)
|Children||Paris-Michael Katherine Jackson
Michael Joseph Jackson Jr
Prince Michael II
Being the eight children in the family of ten children, Michael Jackson grew up in Gary, Indiana, in a small two-bedroom house. Michael Jackson’s mother Katherine Esther Scruse dreamed of performing as a country singer but ended up working at Sears to keep the food supply for the family of 12 going.
Whereas Joe Jackson, who is a multitalented man had been a boxer as well as a great musician. Joe Jackson assembled all his children to make a band The Jackson Five.
Michael Jackson married Lisa Marie Presley, Elvis Presley’s daughter in May of 1994. The couple got divorced in 1996.
Debbie Rowe, who was helping Michael Jackson with his vitiligo treatment and got very close and the duo got married in 1996 but the marriage ended in 1999. After his death, the children of Michael were raised by their grandmother Katherine and their god-mother Diana Ross.
Michael Jackson Death
Michael Jackson died of a cardiac arrest at 25 June 2005. The pop star was in a lot of pressure to get fit for a grueling run of 50 shows at London’s O2 Arena. A lot of tabloids speculated that the pop star’s extreme use of painkillers may have caused his cardiac arrest.
It’s been seven years since Michael Jackson passed away suddenly at the age of 50. The trial that took place in 2011 which convicted Conrad Murray, Jackson’s physician of involuntary manslaughter. The superstar died because of the fatal cocktail of medications in his system which included an excessive amount of the surgical anesthetic propofol which Murray administered and helped Jackson fell asleep.
A book named “83 Minutes: the Doctor, the Damage, and the Shocking Death of Michael Jackson”, confirms all in detail. The book clearly shows the events that occurred between the time Murray left a heavily drugged Jackson alone in his bedroom and the moment Michael Jackson arrived on a gurney.
The book also explores the many factors that conspired over the years to end the King of Pop’s life so prematurely. The authors have used the testimony and evidence from Murray’s trial for the book.
The book goes so nitty-gritty on the details surrounding Jackson’s death but doesn’t have room to fully address larger issues such as so-called VIP syndrome that enables the rich and extremely famous to receive special treatment.
A public memorial service for Michael Jackosn was held on 7th July 2009 after 12 days of his passing away at Staples Centre in LA. The memorial service was preceded by a private family service at Forest Lawn Memorial Park’s Hall of Liberty and followed by a gathering in Beverly Hills for MJ’s family and close friends.
MJ’s closed, solid-bronze casket plated with 14k gold and lined with blue velvet. The memorial began with music and a eulogy from Pastor Lucious Smith. The service was broadcasted live around the world from the US to Slovakia to parts of Asia.
Paris Jackson recently came to the scene and talked about her father’s death. According to her, Michael Jackson was murdered and it was a setup. She also claimed that everyone in the family knew that Michael was murdered. When she was asked about her claims she said that there were a lot of people who were after her father’s life.
She did not say much about the culprits as she said that it was like a chess game where she would not give out more information than that in the beginning
Michael Jackson Plastic Surgery
MJ began his career as a lead singer for the Jackson 5 in 1964. His childhood pictures hows his doe eyes, cherubic face and sweet voice that made him the object of many adolescent crushes. By the tender age of 18, the star was becoming increasingly insecure about his looks and he had acne prone skin and his nose which disturbed him a lot.
Michael Jackson underwent his first rhinoplasty at the age of 21 after he broke his nose during a dance rehearsal. In 1989 at Soul Train Awards, MJ unveiled his thinner nose, heavy red-eye, and prominent cleft chin. In a memorable 1993 interview with Oprah Winfrey, Jackson admitted that his skin color has transformed because of a disease called Vitiligo.
At the 1995 charity event, Michael Jackson appeared with a wide-eyed, squared jaw, and shorter hair which made him completely recognizable. In 1997, Michael debuted another look with longer, straighter hair and fuller lips. By November 2001, MJ had a forehead lift or brow lift which created a permanently startled look.
At Jesse Jackson’s 66th birthday party MJ’s appearance highlights his prominent cheekbones, chin, and lips. Doctors said he might have been addicted to plastic surgery.
Michael Jackson House
Michael Jackson’s house, Neverland Ranch, which is located in Los Olivos, California was bought by the pop star in 1987. The mansion was built in 1982 and was a brainchild of MJ himself. The name of the mansion “Neverland Ranch” was kept from a fictional island in Peter Pan. The size of the mansion is nearly 3,000 acres, the main house was built by William Bone in 1982.
The mansion has every luxury you can think of. Starting from the pool, tennis court, train station and rides mimic Disney, an exotic petting zoo, dance studio, guest house, movie theatre and many more. Michael Jackson abandoned this fantasyland after the controversy of his alleged child molestation started to swirl around.
Also, the financial trouble made him sell his fantasy land. The mansion is now called Sycamore Valley Ranch which is on sale for $67M.
Michael Jackson Health
For those who know and followed the pop star are aware of the fact that Michael Jackson suffered from various problems like stress, drugs and some more. Michel’s acquaintances have said that he was kinda addicted to the heavy use of pain drug Demerol. Michael Jackson was diagnosed with a skin disorder Vitiligo which results in white patches on the skin.
Earlier, Jackson and some of his siblings accused their father of physical and psychological abuse but emphatically rejected the abuse allegation. But the physicians speculated MJ had body dysmorphic disorder. During 1990s MJ became dependent on drugs, mainly painkillers, and sedatives that his health started to deteriorate. He went to rehab in 1993.
Michael Jackson Discography
Jackson was highly influenced by musicians which included Little Richard, Bees Gees, James Brown, the Isley brothers etc. Michael Jackson has explored a variety of music genres including pop, soul, rhythm and blues, funk, rock, disco, post-disco, dance-pop and new jack swing.
He dictated his songs into a sound recorder and preferred to beatbox and imitate instruments vocally rather than use instruments. Since, the sand since childhood, his voice, and vocal style did change over the years from boy soprano to tenor.
He is called as a King of music videos because he transformed the music video he’s working on into an art form and promotional tool through his various ideas.
The year 2008 marks the 25th Anniversary of the all-time classic Thriller Album. To celebrate the anniversary Jackson and Sony released Thriller 25. The album featured the unreleased song from the original “For All Time.” This song was an outtake from the original sessions, as well as remixes by younger artists who had been inspired by him.
Michael Jackson has recorded 10 studio albums, two posthumous studio albums, 72 complication albums, 3 soundtrack albums, 7 remix album, and one live album.
Michael Jackson was inducted onto Hollywood walk of fame in 1980. His awards include many Guinness World Records, including for the Most Successful Entertainer of All-time, 13 Grammy Awards, 26 American Music Awards.
He was a double-inductee of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. In 2010, he was inducted into the Dance Hall of fame as the first dancer from the world of pop and rock ‘n’ roll. In 2014, Michael Jackosn’s father Joe Jackson accepted the honor of his induction into second class into the Rhythm and blues Music Hall of Fame.
Micheal Jackson moonwalked for the first time at a live solo performance of “Billie Jean” and the move became popular among West Coast street dancers who were using a precise, mechanized style of movement called popping. Jackson said in his memoir that he learned the move from some friends and he worked on it in a studio.
As he was already a great dancer he picked up the moonwalk quickly and with perfection. In 1983, as he performed on national television, Michael was able to popularise the move better than the other groups who tried to.
He started to choreograph the moonwalk cleverly in his sequence of moves: the moonwalk followed by a spin and then his trademark toe-stand with its freeze frame pose.
The moment is a particular part of dance history because MJ budged the gap between West Coast street dance and the East Coast break dancers. The moonwalk fit perfectly into physically demanding, the almost gymnastic genre known for floor spins, fast footwork and named steps like worms.
In his dance videos, Michael Jackson set the foundation for singers with strong dance abilities to follow for years. His style deeply influenced his sister Janet Jackson and later to Britney Spears and Beyonce too. His impact on dance history is just another reason why Michael is so richly titled as King Of Pop.
Michael Jackson Dancing Hologram
We can all agree that MJ’s death devastated thousands of fans all over the world. But at the 2014 Billboard Music Awards at MGM Grand Garden Arena on May 18, 2018, history was made as a man who was dead performed in front of everyone. MJ’s performance was a result of new technology, year of planning, filming, choreography.
MJ performed in a hologram form with a five-piece band and 16 dancers live on stage. Michael Jackson appeared in a gold jacket, white t-shirt, and brick red trousers. BBMA producers Dick Clark Productions built a special stage especially for Michael Jackson’s hologram to perform his signature moves, moonwalk its way through to perform his recently released “Slave to the Rhythm”.
The practice of resurrecting dead artists for posthumous performances was popularised by the appearance of Tupac Shakur’s hologram at 2012’s Coachella festival.
1993 Allegations against Michael Jackson
Evan Chandler accused Michael Jackson of sexually abusing his 13-year-old son Jordan Chandler in 1993. There were reports that Evan confronted his ex-wife of Jordan and Jackson but she dismissed the conversations. But Evan threatened Michael to go public with whatever evidence he found against him.
They settled out of the court at $25M but Michael Jackson said that settlement was not an admission of guilt. The charges were initially dropped.
On August 18, the Los Angeles Police Department issued a warrant against Micheal Jackson and began a criminal investigation against him. The warrant allowed the cops to search and investigate Neverland Ranch and 30 children who were friends with Michael Jackson about their friendship.
The children said that he was not a child molester. The long going investigation was verdict as Michael Jackson not guilty because no evidence was found against the star.
Michael Jackson Philanthropy
Everyone knows that Michael Jackson is known for his highly philanthropic activities. His philanthropy manifested not only in the support of numerous charitable organizations and initiatives but Michael also was keen empathic and willing to help individual people. Michael Jackson was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize twice in 1998 and 2003.
The pop star was included in the Guinness Book of Records for ‘A Pop Star Who have supported Charity the Most.’ Michael Jackson along with Lionel Richie in 1985 wrote “We Are The World” a charitable single which aimed to raise funds for the relief of famine and disease in Africa.
The song was recorded by a group of 44 stars and it raised 63M. In 1986, UNCF established the Michael Jackson Endowed Scholarship Fund.
In 1992, Michael Jackson established his own charitable organization Heal The World Foundation whose mission was to help children of the world and provide them with food, water, medicine, fight child abuse, promote children’s rights and raise the living standards for the children.
Michael Jackson Social Media
The official account of Michael Jackson on Twitter (@michaeljackson) has 2.18M followers.