I am sure most of you have heard but, Michael Jackson the King of Pop passed away today due to a Cardiac arrest. I'm not here to dwell on his death but to remember who he was.
born on the 29th of August 1958 in Gary, Indiana. He was the 7th of nine children. (brothers: Sigmund "Jackie", Toriano "Tito", Jermaine, Marlon, Steven "Randy", and sisters Rebbie, Janet and La-Toya Jackson.
Michael began his musical career at the age of 5 as the lead singer of the Jackson 5 who formed in 1964.
In 1977 Michael made his first film debut when he starred in the musical 'The Wiz' playing Scarecrow with Diana Ross in the lead role of Dorothy.
Michael teamed up with Quincey Jones as his producer for his first solo album with Epic Records. The album titled "Off The Wall" was a big success around the world and the first ever album to release a record breaking 4 No1 singles in the US.
In 1982 Michael Jackson released the world's largest selling album of all time, 'Thriller'. This album produced 7 hit singles, breaking yet again more records, and went on to sell over 50 million copies worldwide.
In his life Michael Jackson has had 13 Grammy awards, Was one of the few artists to have been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame twice, 13 number one singles in his solo career, and the sales of over 750 million albums worldwide. Cited as one of the world's most famous men, Jackson's highly publized life, coupled with his extremely successful career, made him a part of popular culture for almost four decades.
MICHAEL JACKSON WILL ALWAYS HAVE A KEY TO MY HEART!