Michael Jackson Essay

646 Words Mar 15th, 2011 3 Pages
- Michael Jackson, referred to as the “King of Pop”, was an American recording artist, singer-songwriter, dancer, and musician. He has been acknowledged as the most successful entertainer of all time.

- His contribution to music, dance and fashion, along with a much-publicized personal life, made him a global figure in popular culture for over four decades.

- Through stage performances and music videos, Jackson popularized a number of dance techniques, such as the robot and the moonwalk.

- His distinctive musical sound and vocal style have influenced numerous hip hop, pop, contemporary R&B and rock artists.

ACHIEVMENTS

-Jackson's 1982 album Thriller is the best-selling
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Jackson had three sisters: Rebbie, La Toya, and Janet, and five brothers: Jackie, Tito, Jermaine, Marlon, and Randy

- Jackson had a troubled relationship with his father, Joe.[5][6][7] Joseph acknowledged in 2003 that he regularly whipped Jackson as a child.[7] Jackson stated that he was physically and emotionally abused during incessant rehearsals, though he also credited his father's strict discipline with playing a large role in his success.

- In an interview with Martin Bashir, later included in the 2003 broadcast of Living with Michael Jackson, Jackson acknowledged that his father hurt him when he was a child, but was nonetheless a "genius", as he admitted his father's strict discipline played a huge role in his success.

-In 1964, Michael and Marlon joined the Jackson Brothers—a band formed by brothers Jackie, Tito, and Jermaine—as backup musicians playing congas and tambourine. Jackson later began performing backup vocals and dancing. When he was eight, Jackson began sharing the lead vocals with his older brother Jermaine, and the group's name was changed to The Jackson 5.[3] The band toured the Midwest extensively from 1966 to 1968.

- In 1966, they won a major local talent show with renditions of Motown hits and James Brown's "I Got You (I Feel Good)", led by Michael.

- The group set a chart record when its first four singles ("I Want You Back", "ABC", "The Love You

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