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Michael Jackson

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Maeriel Joyce Benedicto

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One of the most widely beloved entertainers and profoundly influential artists of all-time. Michael Jackson Jackson 5 Michael Joseph Jackson was born on the 29th of August 1958 in Gary, Indiana. He was the 7th of nine children. Michael Jackson Charity works Michael began his musical career at the age of 5 as the lead singer of the Jackson 5 who formed in 1964. He showed great potential and amazing talent and so become the focus of the group. http://www.allmichaeljackson.com/biography.html Bibliography In these early years the Jackson 5, Jackie, Jermaine, Tito, Marlon and Michael played local clubs and bars in Gary Indiana and as their talents grew, they competed in bigger competitions. From these early days Michael would be at the same clubs as big talented stars of there days, such as Jackie Wilson. He showed remarkable range and depth for such a young performer, impressing audiences with his ability to convey complex emotions. His father, Joseph Jackson, had always dreamed of being a successful musician but when this failed to happen, he trained his children and took control of their career life even after they became adult. He decided to do whatever it takes to make his children successful. Joseph Jackson pushed his sons to succeed. He was also reportedly known to become violent with them. Michael and his brothers spent endless hours rehearsing and polishing up their act.

Michael has said in an interview with oprah that there were times that he resented his father so much that he woud get sick everytime he sees him. http://www.michaeljacksonslegacy.org/ http://www.michaellives.com/michael-jacksons-death-and-the-aftermath/michael-jacksons-legacy-and-influence/ Michael Jackson's legacy seems difficult to qualify, as Michael Jackson impacted so many people during his lifetime; in addition, he changed the face of music, music videos, dance, and even the concept of the performer. LEGACY Michael has inspired alot of celebrities in the music world, such as Britney Spears , Mariah Carey, Justin Timberlake and many more. They all said that michael influence has played a major role in their musical careers. After he released his Thriller Music Video, MTV played more music videos made by African-American Artists, this gaved African-American Artist to gain acceptance in the music world. Michael’s dancing inspired many, many artists and performers.
Not only Michael has influenced many Artists, He was too was inspired and influenced by few people. Jackson watched West Side Story almost every week and it was his favorite film. While Little Richard had a substantial influence on Jackson, James Brown was Jackson's greatest inspiration. "And when I saw him move, I was mesmerized. I had never seen a performer perform like James Brown, and right then and there I knew that was exactly what I wanted to do for the rest of my life because of James Brown." Jackson said. http://www.michaeljackson.com/ie/home “KING OF POP” "There's nothing that can't be
done if we raise our voice as one." I chose Michael Jackson as the great leader for my history project.
I believe that Michael Jackson is an example of a great leader!

Michael was a musical genius, an artist, a dancer.
He has effected people with his music. The way he used his fame to make others see important things in this world that need to be looked at and need to be changed. He tried to send very important messages through his music.

I love how Michael wrote songs that really convey deep and strong messages, for example Heal the world. Michael tried saying we should heal the world because there are many people who need help in this world. He tried showing us we are all the same and we all came from the same ground of Earth, the home of us all, humans, animals and nature, that we are all brothers and sisters, and so why should we have all these fights, killing, war and hate.

He wrote songs that would mobilise people all over the world to care for children, to eliminate prejudice, to care for the environment and to encourage us all to make a difference to the world in which we live, through love, and kindness.

For me Michael Jackson is really a great leader, though he was a singer but he is a leader by trying to impact and making others realize things that are important. He showed great care to the people, children, animals and even environment. He gaved lots of people reasons to admire him.
Michael Jackson made the people from all over the world to work together, he showed them that it doesnt matter if your black or white. He wanted people to get along, he doesnt want racism and prejudices to rip families and friends apart. He put these into the songs he wrote and hoped that they would somehow change the way they look at each other. Examples would be 'Black or White' and 'Man in the mirror.' The charities he supported include:
AIDS Project L.A.
American Cancer Society
Angel Food
Big Brothers of Greater Los Angeles
BMI Foundation, Inc.
Brotherhood Crusade
Burn CenterCamp
Ronald McDonald
Childhelp U.S.A.
Children's Institute Internationa
lCities and Schools Scholarship
Youth Sports & Arts Foundation
Congressional Black Caucus (CBC)
Dakar Foundation
Dreamstreet Kids
Dreams Come True Charity
Elizabeth Taylor Aids Foundation
Juvenile Diabetes Foundation
Love Match
Make-A-Wish Foundation
Minority Aids Project
Motown Museum
National Rainbow Coalition
Nelson Mandela's Children's Fund
Red Cross, Rotary Club of Australia
Society of Singers
Starlight Foundation
The Carter Center's Atlanta Project
The Sickle Cell Research Foundation
United Negro College Fund (UNCF)
United Negro College Fund Ladder's of Hope
Volunteers of America
Watts Summer Festival
Wish Granting
YMCA - 28th Street/Crenshaw. Research has shown that Michael supported at least 33 more charities, namely:
Democratic National Committee
Community School/Safety Havens Initiative
Lupus L.A.
United Nations High Commission for Refugees
Atlanta Children’s Foundation
Martin Luther King Jr. Center for Social Change
Foundation for the Junior Blind
Oneness, Mr. Holland’s Opus Foundation
The International Child Art Foundation
Go For Your Dreams, Opportunity Village
Off-Road-Kids e.V
T.J. Martell Foundation for Leukemia, Cancer and AIDS Research
International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies
National Solidarity Fund
Family Caring for Families
Operation Christmas Child
Children's Defense Fund
Children's Diabetes Foundation
Boys and Girl Clubs, Ghandi Foundation for Children
Crown Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn's
Heal L.A.Prince’s TrustYouth Sports & Art Foundation
Jane Goodall’s Ape Research InstituteChildren’s Wish FoundationGive For LifeWishing Well Fund
MusiCaresCamp GoodTimes Michael Jackson is a true humanitarian. He showed great leadership by helping those who is in need. He has devoted much of his time and money to loads of charities.
Michael Jackson was listed in the 2000 edition of the Guiness Book of World record as the "most Charities supported by a Pop star." In 1968, the Jackson 5 sign with Motown and in October 1969, they realeased their first single 'I want you back.'

Their singles , ' I want you back' , 'ABC' , 'The love you save' and 'I'll be there' have all been number 1 , making the Jackson 5 the first group in pop history to have their first four singles top the charts. Achievements Michael Jackson has achieved many awards throughout his career. From the early days of the Jackson 5 to the current day.
Here are some of them: Biggest Selling Album Of All Time - Guiness Book Of World Records
Michael Jackson's "Thriller" Album is the biggest selling album of all time, with over 50 million copies sold worldwide. Thriller is also the biggest selling U.S album with sales of 25 million copies
Most Grammy Awards - Guiness Book Of World Records
Michael won a record breaking 8 Grammy Awards in 1984, more than any other artist in one year.
First Video
Michael Jackson was the first black artist to have a video aired on MTV.

Consecutive #1 Singles
Jackson 5 were the first group to ever have four consecutive #1 singles On June 25,2009, Jackson died while in his bed at his rented mansion at 100 North Carolwood Drive in the holmby Hills district of Los Angeles.

Jackson's memorial was held on July 7, 2009, at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, preceded by a private family service at Forest Lawn Memorial Park's Hall of Liberty.
Mariah Carey, Stevie Wonder, Lionel Richie, John Mayer, Jennifer Hudson, Usher, Jermaine Jackson, and Shaheen Jafargholi performed at the event.

The Reverend Al Sharpton received a standing ovation with cheers when he told Jackson's children, "Wasn't nothing strange about your daddy. It was strange what your daddy had to deal with. But he dealt with it anyway." Jackson's 11-year-old daughter, Paris Katherine, cried as she told the crowd, "Ever since I was born, Daddy has been the best father you could ever imagine ... I just wanted to say I love him ... so much." MJ's Death Oprah's interview with Michael Jackson - 1993 Only now that he is gone are we truly realising what a legacy he left. Yet Michael wasn’t motivated by public recognition but rather by knowing that he was leaving a legacy of love and contributing to a better world – a legacy which WE are able to keep alive in his absence. Marriage and fatherhood In 1994 Jackson shocked the world when he married Lisa Marie Presley, daughter of the late rock legend Elvis Presley. Many felt that the marriage was an attempt to improve his public image. In August 1996 Jackson and Presley divorced.

In November 1996 Jackson announced that he was to be a father. The child's mother was Debbie Rowe, a long-time friend of Jackson. They married later that month in Sydney, Australia. On February 13, 1997, their son, Prince Michael Jackson, Jr., was born in Los Angeles, California. The couple's second child, daughter Paris Michael Katherine Jackson, was born in 1998. Rowe filed for divorce from Jackson in October 1999. Prince Michael II known as Blanket was born in Febuary 21, 2002, it was reported that his biological mother is unknown. http://www.notablebiographies.com/Ho-Jo/Jackson-Michael.html#b#ixzz29JBtiFob MJ has 3 children, and as his will dictated, his mother Katherine Jackson is taking care of his children , Prince , Paris and Blanket. The pop star’s children are keeping busy carrying on his legacy. Shortly after Jackson's death, on June 25, 2009, MTV briefly returned to its original music video format to celebrate and pay tribute to his work. The channel aired many hours of Jackson's music videos, accompanied by live news specials featuring reactions from MTV personalities and other celebrities. 1958-2009 Greatest Audience – Guiness Book Of World Records
The highest-ever viewership was 133.4 million viewers watching the NBC transmission of Super Bowl XXVII on June 31, 1993. Michael was spotlighted during the half-time peformance.

100 Million Records
Michael has sold over 100 million singles and albums outside of the U.S.
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