Today is the birthday of the late ‘Pop King’ Michael Jackson

Michael Jackson, happy birthday. On this day in 1958, he was born in Gary, Indiana. At the same time, Michael Jackson was a musician, a dancer, and a social worker. Michael Joseph Jackson is his full name.

Joseph Walter Jackson is Michael Jackson’s father, and Katherine Jackson is Michael Jackson’s mother. Five brothers and three sisters were all professionally active in music at some point in their lives. Janet Jackson, the younger sister, is a successful musician.

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Michael Jackson, the family’s seventh child, made his professional debut at the age of five in 1983. He eventually became a member of the Jackson Five, a musical ensemble. In 1981, Michael debuted as a solo artist. Michael Jackson’s five music albums, Off the Wall (1989), Thriller (1982), Bad (1988), Dangerous (1991), and History (1991), are among the best-selling recordings in the world (1995).

Michael is referred to as the “King of Pop Music.” After his death, Michael Jackson altered the course of music history by setting all new records. Jackson became the best-selling album artist of the year after his death on June 25, 2009. His album sold 6.2 million copies in the United States alone a year after his death, and 35 million globally. After his demise, the ‘Pop King’ set a new record for song downloads. In just one week, Jackson’s fans downloaded one million songs.

Michael Jackson died on June 25, 2009, at the age of 50. His death was caused by his physician. Conrad Murray was also sentenced to four years in jail for his actions.

In fact, since his death in 2009, Michael Jackson’s birthday has been commemorated every week in Washington, DC, with a variety of events.

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