Biography of Michael Jackson Essay
Michael Jackson was born on August 29, 1958 in Gary, Indiana. He was born into an African American working class family. His mom and dad were Katherine and Joseph Jackson. Joseph put aside his music to provide for the family. He knew his sons had talents so he molded them into a singing group in the early 1960’s.
They are known as the Jackson 5. Michael joined the group when he was five and he became the groups lead vocalist. He impressed the audience with his young age, voice, and dance moves. …show more content…
Jackson received Grammy Awards for best rhythm and blues song, best pop vocal and best rock vocal. The songs that won him those awards were “Billie Jean,” “Thriller,” and “Beat It.” At the top of his game Jackson signed a $5 million endorsement deal with Pepsi-Cola. He suffered burns to his scalp and face while filming the commercial. Releasing his follow-up to Thriller in 1987, Jackson reached the top of the charts with Bad. It featured five No. 1 hits, including “Man in the Mirror,” “The Way You Make Me Feel,” and the title track. Jackson spent a year on the road, playing concerts to promote his album. Bad was not able to duplicate the massive sales of Thriller. Jackson’s music continued to enjoy wide-spread popularity in the upcoming years. In 1993, he performed several important events, including