Michael Jackson Myths

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The man, the myth, the legend, Michael Jackson, is one of the biggest names in the music industry to date. The “King of Pop” reigned over the entertainment scene in the 1980-2009, creating music that lure in fans from around the world. During Mr. Jackson’s worst and absolute best times, he was constantly surrounded, and supported by billions of his fans. Michael Jackson not only was the face of the American music industry, but changed the way people, internationally, listened to music.
Michael was born into the life of music, which then led him to become a huge name later on in life. He was born on August 29, 1958 in Gary, Indiana. He was the seventh of nine children: Rebbie, Jackie, Tito, Jermaine, La Toya, Marlon, Michael, Randy, and Janet.
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In 1982, Jackson released his next solo album, “Thriller”. This album, to date is his most famous album. It became the best-selling album in history. Michael seemed to be on a high streak, that just kept going up. It seemed as if he had the whole world, but that was not enough for him. “Though he was fabulously wealthy and adored by the world, Michael Jackson set daunting standards for himself” (Nelson). He worked extremely hard, and pushed himself to limits that made him sicker and sicker. His fan following only grew larger each time he went on stage. As his name grew more known, the American music industry made more money. The music was making millions off of Michael …show more content…
Millions of people across the world mourned Michael Jackson’s death. Mr. Jackson changed the way American music was portrayed. America went from listening to smooth jazz, to listening to funky pop music, and Michael was the reason for it. He helped the American Music Industry make millions by releasing the most famous album ever to be released, “Thriller”. More than 1 million people attended Michael Jackson’s memorial service in Los Angeles (Hollander). The Jackson name has, and will remain one of the top names in the music industry.
Five years after Jackson’s death, Michael Jackson Inc. has had some of its best years, taking in $700 million since his overdose-- more money than any other musician, dead or alive, has made over their lifetime (Hune-Brown). Michael not only changed the type of music people listened to, but allowed people to truly show their true colors. To this day, his music is still listened too, and his legacy will live on

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