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Michael Jackson

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Michael Jackson
Vocal Range
Lowest Note: Eb2

Highest Belt: Bb5

Highest Note: F#6

Vocal Type: Lyric Tenor (4 octaves,
1 note, and a semi-tone)

Vocal Rating: Star
Off the Wall
Jackson 5

Jackson 5 was an American family popular music group. It was formed in 1964. The group was called the Jackson Brothers but commonly known as Jackson 5. Motown signed Jackson 5 in 1968. The founding members are :
• He was born on August 29, 1958 in Indiana.


Background Information
• He was an American recording artist, singer, song-writer, dancer, musician, and was recognized as the King of Pop.


• He was the most successful entertainer of all time
by Guinness World Record.

• He was the seventh child of nine.

He died on June 25, 2009 in Los Angeles
• Jackson 5 was a band with his family formed in 1964

He began his solo career in 1971

Jackie Jackson - May 4 1951
Tito Jackson - October 14 1953
Jermaine Jackson - December 11 1954
Marlon Jackson - March 12 1957
Michael Jackson - August 29 1958-June 25 2009
Jackson 5 made history when they became the first group in pop history to have their first four singles hit number 1. The songs were "I Want You Back," "I'll Be There," "The Love You Save," and "ABC."
Parents are Katherine and Joe Jackson.
Siblings : Rebbie, Jackie, Tito, Jermaine,
LaToya, Marlon, Randy, and Janet.
Start to a Solo Career
Jackson's solo career begun with his hit singles "Got to Be There," "Rockin' Robin" and "I Wanna Be Where You Are". These songs stormed the charts— as did"Ben," a ballad about a pet rat featured in the horror movie Ben.
First album as a solo artist.
Established Michael's solo career.
First solo album to be in the four top 10 hits
in the United States:
"Don't Stop 'til You Get Enough",
"Off the Wall",
"She’s Out of My Life",
"Rock with You".
Thriller
In 1980, he won three awards at the American Music Awards for his solo efforts:
Favorite Soul/R&B Album
Favorite Soul/R&B Male Artist
Favorite Soul/R&B Single for "Don't Stop 'Til You Get Enough"
Billboard Year-End awards for:
Top Black Artist
Top Black Album
A Grammy Award for:
Best Male R&B Vocal Performance for
1979 with "Don't Stop 'Til You Get Enough".
In 1981 American Music Awards:
Favorite Soul/R&B Album and Favorite Soul/
R&B Male Artist.
Awards for "Off The Wall"
Released on August 10, 1979.
Thriller was released on November 30, 1982.
Best-selling album of all time worldwide.
Number one on the Billboard 200 for 37 weeks.
Remained in top ten for 80 consecutive weeks.
The album includes :
"Thriller",
"Billie Jean",
"Beat It",
"Wanna Be Startin' Something".
Awards for "Thriller"
In 1984, Michael won three Grammy Award's for Thriller:
Album of the Year
Best Engineered Album, Non-Classical
Brit Award for:
Best Selling Album
American Music Award for:
Favorite Pop/Rock Album
Soul/R&B Album
In 2002, Michael won a:
Special Billboard Award
In 2008, and 2009, Michael won the:
Grammy Hall of Fame Award - a special Grammy award established in 1973 to honor recordings that are at least twenty-five years old and that have "qualitative or historical significance".

The Moonwalk
Jackson reveals his signature
move, the Moonwalk, during a
performance of "Billie Jean" on
the May 16, 1983, TV special
"Motown 25: Yesterday, Today,
Forever" in celebration of the label's 25th anniversary.

Jackson changed the music video world for good when he released the music video for "Thriller" on December 2, 1983.

Not only was Jackson an incredible singer, but also an amazing dancer.
Eight Grammys, One Night.
February 28, 1984 was the night of the 26th Annual Grammy Awards.
Jackson made history that night.
He was the first artist to ever win 8 grammy's in one night.
Jackson is among the artists with the most Grammys won in the '80s with 11.
Hollywood Walk Of Fame
In 1980, Michael Jackson, and his brothers, The Jacksons (Jackson 5) were on honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk Of Fame
In 1984, Michael Jackson was honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk Of Fame for his solo work.

Michael was the first celebrity to have two stars in the same category on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
Change in Appearance
Questions arose about Michael's changing appearance in 1984.
Some people began to wonder if the singer has had plastic surgery or bleached his skin.
Michael did not have plastic surgery or bleach to change his skin change colour
Michael Jackson had a skin disease called vitiligo, which over time takes all the pigment out of your skin, or just certain amounts.
Michael didn't come public about vitiligo until his 1993 interview with Oprah, he also revealed that his father emotionally abused him as a child.
We Are The World
The song was originally recorded by the supergroup USA for Africa in 1985.
The song was written by Michael Jackson and Lionel Richie.
The proceeds from sales of the single slated for hunger relief in Africa.
Ray Charles, Stevie Wonder, Cyndi Lauper and other prominent artists were involved in the making of the song.
Bad
Michael's third album "Bad" was released on August
31, 1987.
Sold between 30-45 million copies worldwide .
Certified 9 times Platinum in the United States alone.
Has been cited as one of the 30 best-selling albums of all time.
The album included:
"I Just Can't Stop Loving You"
"Bad"
"The Way You Make Me Feel"
"Man in the Mirror"
"Dirty Diana"
"Another Part of Me"
30th Annual Grammy's
Jackson made his solo Grammy stage debut on the 30th Annual Grammy Awards.
Took place in New York on March 2, 1988.
Said to be one of the greatest performances in Grammy history.
Jackson performed a medley featuring "The Way You Make Me Feel" and "Man In The Mirror."
In 1990, Thriller goes platinum for the 21st time and the Guinness Book of World Records certifies it as the best-selling album ever. .
Michael A Criminal????
In 1993, Michael was accused in civil court of molesting an 11-year-old boy.
Police descend on Neverland and subject Jackson to a full body search.
Jackson found it humiliating
In 1994, Jackson settles the case out of court.
The boy was paid more than $15 million, to be held in trust until he is an adult.
The parents of the boy received $1.5 million each.
NeverLand
In 1984, he built a home on 2,700 acres in Santa Barbara County, California.
Michael named the property after Neverland, the fantasy island in the story of Peter Pan, a boy who never grows up.
It had a petting zoo, movie theater, zip lining, basketball court, swings, Ferris wheel, bumper cars, and much more.
He lived in the house from 1988-2005
Jackson and Presley
In 1974, when Jackson was 16, he was introduced to Lisa Marie Presley by her father Elvis.
Michael proposed to Lisa during one of their phone calls, he said, "If I asked you to marry me, would you do it?".
Still married to actor Danny Keough, who she had married in 1988 and had two children with, she said that she would.
Jackson and Presley got married on May 26, 1994.
Presley filed for divorce in early 1996, and noting their date of separation as December 10, 1995.
The divorce was finalized on August 20, 1996.
Jackson and Rowe
Michael met Debbie Rowe in the mid-80s, while working as an assistant for his dermatologist Dr. Arnold Klein.
She had treated Jackson's vitiligo.
When Presley and Jackson were married, Presley refused to carry his child.
Rowe offered to carry Jackson's child
Shortly after Presley and Jackson's separation, Rowe became pregnant but suffered a miscarriage in March 1996.
Jackson and Rowe got married on November 13, 1996, at the Sheraton on the Park Hotel in Sydney, Australia.
Presley gave them her blessing.
On February 13, 1997, their first child was born, Michael Joseph Jackson.
On April 3, 1998, Paris-Michael Katherine Jackson was born.
Rowe asked Jackson for a divorce, which he granted on October 8, 1999. Rowe received approximately $10 million in a settlement.
He was given full custody of the children.
Prince Michael II was born on February 21, 2002, to an unnamed surrogate mother.
Rock Hall

In 1997, Jackson was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame for the first time as part of the Jackson 5 with his brothers Jackie Jackson, Jermaine Jackson, Marlon Jackson, and Tito Jackson.
Jackson was later inducted as a solo artist in 2001.
In 2008, Jackson issues Thriller 25, celebrating 25 years
of the iconic album.
The reissue hits number one in eight countries and
reached number two in the U.S. Sony releases King of Pop,
a fan-curated compilation.
Two singles,
"The Girl Is Mine 2008"
"Wanna Be Startin' Somethin' 2008",
were released from the album to moderate success and a number of the other remixes charted, despite no physical release.
It was a commercial success, selling three million copies worldwide in its 12 weeks.
Was generally well received among critics, despite their view that the new material was not as inspiring as the original.
Thriller 25

In 2009, the week following his death, Jackson became the first artist to sell more than 1 million digital tracks in one week.
He sold 2.6 million tracks, which broke the old record.
He also became the first artist to have the three best-selling albums in the United States.
Two weeks later, he became the first artist to have six of the 10 best-selling albums.
On May 21 2014, Jackson became the first artist in history to have a Top 10 hit in five different decades when "Love Never Felt So Good" reached Number 9 on the Billboard Hot 100.
Good-Bye Jackson
Michael Jackson died a legend and although he may not be alive, his music always will be
Any Questions?
Thank-You
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