Michael Jackson is a very talented musician who has a career on the charts with the Jackson 5 and as a solo artist. He released one of the best-selling albums in Thriller history in 1982 and had another number 1 hit on Bad and Off the Wall.
Known as the "King of Pop," Michael Jackson is America's best-selling singer, songwriter, and dancer. As a child, Jackson became the lead singer of his family's popular Motown band, Jackson 5. He continued his solo career with tremendous success worldwide, releasing the number 1 hits on the albums Off the Wall, Thriller and Bad. In his later years, Jackson was harassed on charges of child abuse. He died of a drug overdose in 2009 at the age of 50, just before making his way home.
Michael Joseph Jackson was born on August 29, 1958 in Gary, Indiana. With the encouragement of his father, Jackson started his career in music at the age of five. Jackson's mother, Catherine Jackson, is a housewife and is Jehovah's Divine Witness.
His father, Joseph Jackson, was a guitarist who put his music business aside to support his family as a crane operator. Behind the scenes, Joseph encouraged his sons to be successful. He was also reported to have abused them.
In 1994, Jackson shocked the world when he married Lisa Marie Presley, the daughter of the late (late) rock legend Elvis Presley (1935-1977). Many believe that marriage is an attempt to enhance one's public image. In August 1996, Jackson and Presley divorced. In November 1996, Jackson announced that he was going to be a father.
The child's mother is Debbie Rowe, an old friend of Jackson. They married in Sydney, Australia later that month. On February 13, 1997, their son, Prince Michael Jackson Jr., was born in Los Angeles, California. The couple's second child, daughter Paris Michael Catherine Jackson, was born in 1998. Michael Jackson's third child, Michael Joseph Jackson Jr. Rowe filed for divorce from Jackson in October 1999.
Twelve years after Michael Jackson's death, his children now look like this.
Content created and supplied by: Kofi004 (via Opera News )