Michael Jackson Songs, Thriller, Kids, Biography, Age, Family, Albums

Published Date   01st Jan. 2018, 15:17 pm
Michael Jackson Songs, Thriller, Kids, Biography, Age, Family, Albums
Quick Info
Birth Name: Michael Joseph Jackson
Date of Birth: 29/08/1958
Age: 65 years old
Nationality: American

American singer, songwriter, and dancer, Michael Jackson was dubbed as King of Pop for his bestselling music and for being a global phenomenon in popular culture. Michael Jackson songs with his band as well as the solo career have been highly appreciable.


Michael Jackson, the King of Pop, was the bestselling music artist and one of the most popular entertainers in the world. Michael Jackson songs like Thriller, Bad, Dirty Diana, The Way You Make Me Feel, and more. Michael Jackson albums like Thriller have been the best-selling album of all time which is the reason for his high fame and finances.

Early life and Family

Michael Joseph Jackson was born on 29th August 1958 in Gary, Indiana, the U.S. to parents Joe and Katherine Jackson. Michael Jackson family consisted his parents and his nine siblings. His mother worked at Sears while his father worked as a boxer and steelworker at U.S. Steel. He did not have a good relationship with his father who as Michael revealed, abused him verbally.


Early Career

Michael Jackson age was only six when he began his career as an artist along with his family band, Jackson 5. He joined the Jackson brothers in 1964 with his brothers Jackie, Tito, Jermaine, and Marlon. Signed to Epic Records, Michael Jackson songs like Shake Your Body, this Place Hotel, Working Day and Night with his family band became hugely famous. Michael Jackson family earned a huge name because of his remarkable performances.

Solo Career

Michael Jackson Thriller album in 1982 was his sixth solo album which was the best selling album of all time worldwide. He went on to work with his brothers when he partnered with PepsiCo for their campaign. In 1984, he suffered second-degree burns to his scalp for which he underwent treatments and also had his third rhinoplasty which caused his sin to develop a paler color in 1986. He then released his album Bad in 1987 with The Way You Make Me Feel and Bad became huge hit tracks. His eight album Dangerous was released from a $ 65 million contract with Sony.

In 1995 Michael Jackson album HIStory: Past, Present, and Future, Book I was released. Michael Jackson songs like Childhood, HIStory, Scream, and They Don’t Care about Us became huge hits. Michael Jackson album Invincible was released in 2002 with songs like Heaven Can’t Wait, Invincible, Speechless, and more. It went on to become his final album. His other songs have been released through other records like Michael, Xscape, Bad 25, This Is It, later after his death. Michael Jackson songs resulting from collaboration with artists like Paul McCarthy, Queen, Quincy Jones, Jane Jackson, Tito, John Lennon and more can also be found in his discography.


Michael Jackson made his movie debut in 1978’s movie, The Wiz. Since then he appeared in films and videos like Captain EO, Moonwalker, and Men in Black II. Michael Jackson’s final appearance was in 2004’s Miss Cast Away and the Island Girls.


Michael Jackson’s first trip was the Bad World Tour that ran from 1987 to 1989. He then had tours like Dangerous World Tour, History World Tour, and MJ & Friends. Michael Jackson’s final tour was This Is It tour from 2009 to 2010. It was canceled after his death.

Net Worth and legacy

Michael Jackson’s net worth in 2007 was recorded to be $ 236 million with $ 331 million in debt. Michael Jackson songs and movies were regarded to be the source of his earnings. His earnings in 2017 after his death is estimated to be $ 75000000. Forbes magazine reported in 2016 that the Jackson Estate had the largest ever recorded annual gross revenues for a celebrity at $ 825 million.

Was Michael Jackson gay or straight?

Michael Jackson gay rumors began brewing in the 2000s. The Daily Mail, after the death of Michael Jackson, reported through a source that he had gay lovers while he was alive. It was revealed that he had a gay lover who was a Hollywood waiter and met him in 2007. He had also fallen for a male construction worker while he lived in Las Vegas. Michael Jackson was straight but had turned gay in the final years of his life.

Marriages and Children

Michael Jackson was introduced to Lisa Marie Presley by her father Elvis in 1974. The couple went on to get married on May 26th, 1994 after Lisa got divorced her husband, Danny Keough. The marriage was private and was not known to both the Presley’s and Jackson’s family. The couple never had children. They had a divorce in 1996. 

Though the couple had an on and off relationship going on even after their divorce for four years.

Michael Jackson’s second marriage was with his friend Debbie Rowe. During his marriage with Presley, the couple had arranged for pregnancy through a surrogate-Debbie. After their divorce, Rowe was pregnant with his child and the couple wed on Sydney, Australia on 13th November 1996. Their first child together, Prince Michael Jackson, Jr. was born in 1997. Their second kid Paris Michael Katherine Jackson was born in 1998. Rowe and Jackson had a divorce in 1999 with Jackson receiving full custody of their children.

He then had his third child named Blanket Prince Michael II in 2002 to a surrogate. Rowe reinstated Michael Jackson kids Paris and Prince in 2006. After his death, Katherine Jackson is the permanent guardian of Michael Jackson kids.

Disputes and allegations

Michael Jackson was accused of child sexual abuse for the first time in 1993. He was accused of abusing 13-year-old Jordan Chandler. The lawsuit was settled with $ 22000000 in 1994. However, Jackson was not charged.

In 2003, Jackson was accused of child sexual abuse for the season time by a 13-year-old Gavin Arvizo by Jackson was found not guilty. Following that, two more allegations of child sexual abuse came against Michael Jackson in 2013 and 2014 by Wade Robson and Jimmy Safechuck who claimed they had been abused when they were small. The cases were dropped.

Awards and recognition

Michael Jackson had garnered numerous awards. He won 26 American Music Awards, 5 Billboard Awards, 6 Brit Awards, 13 Grammy Awards, 18 MTV VMA Awards, and more. He has won 16 World Music Awards and has made 39 Guinness World Records. He has been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame two times. He was inducted into Songwriter Hall of Fame and Hollywood Walk of Fame. Michael Jackson biography is available on social media sites like Wikipedia and IMDB along with his official sites.

How did Michael Jackson die?  

Michael Jackson age was 50 when he died. To help him sleep, his physician Conrad Murray had given him much medication. On June 25, 2009, while in Holmby Hills, Los Angeles, Jackson had a cardiac arrest and was pronounced dead at 2:26 pm. His memorial was held at the Staples Center in LA on 7th July 2009. His body rests at Forest Lawn Memorial Park in California. His death was termed a homicide, but investigations for manslaughter was held against Conrad Murray. He was charged with involuntary manslaughter.

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