Michael Jackson: biography and latest news!

  • Occupation: singer
  • Real name: Michael Joseph Jackson
  • Sign: Virgo
  • Date of birth: Friday 29 August 1958 (age: 50 years)
  • Date of death : Thursday 25 June 2009
  • Country: United States

As the undisputed “King of Pop” and a hugely successful artist, Michael Jackson has left an unforgettable imprint on the music industry.

American author, composer, performer, dancer and choreographer, Michael Joseph Jackson was born on August 29, 1958 in Gary, Indiana. Also an actor and director, he died on June 25, 2009 in Los Angeles, California (USA). At the age of 6, the star began his career in music with the group Jackson 5, which he formed with his older brothers. In 1971, MJ went solo and a decade later became a pop music icon and one of the twentieth century’s favourite stars with audiences. His albums “Off the Wall”, “Thriller”, the world’s best-selling album (between 65 and 105 million copies), “Bad”, “Dangerous” and “Invincible”, as well as his dance step, the “Moonwalk”, are sure to leave a lasting impression. As early as 1983, the star revolutionised the record industry by designing video clips similar to short films for the cinema. Although Jackson has won numerous awards and is an artist of superlatives, his image has been tarnished by the eccentricities of his private life, his love of cosmetic surgery and accusations of touching minors. The star has three children : Prince Michael Jr (1997) and Paris (1998), born of his union with Deborah Rowe, and Prince Michael II, known as Blanket, born in 2002 through artificial insemination and surrogacy. On June 25, 2009, Michael Jackson died accidentally as a result of a drug overdose.