E.S.L About Michael Jackson

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Who is Michael Jackson?

Michael Joseph Jackson was an American singer, songwriter, and dancer. Dubbed the “King of Pop”, he is regarded as one of the most significant cultural figures of the 20th century and one of the greatest entertainers in the history of music.

King fo Pop

Dubbed the “King of Pop”, he is regarded as one of the most significant cultural figures of the 20th century and one of the greatest entertainers in the history of music. Through stage and video performances, he popularized complicated dance techniques such as the moonwalk, to which he gave the name. His sound and style have influenced artists of various genres, and his contributions to music, dance, and fashion, along with his publicized personal life, made him a global figure in popular culture for over four decades. Jackson is the most awarded artist in the history of popular music.

Best- Selling

Jackson is one of the best-selling music artists of all time, with estimated sales of over 350 million records worldwide.

Life

Michael Joseph Jackson was born in Gary, Indiana, near Chicago, on August 29, 1958.He was the eighth of ten children in the Jackson family, a working-class African-American family living in a two-bedroom house on Jackson Street.

Death

On June 25, 2009, less than three weeks before the first This Is It show was due to begin in London, with all concerts sold out, Jackson died from a cardiac arrest.Jackson had taken propofol, lorazepam, and midazolam; his death was caused by a propofol overdose.

” THIS IS IT” Documentary

A documentary of Jackson’s preparations for his final tour, entitled This Is It, was released in October 2009. The film, which features a compilation of interviews, rehearsals and backstage footage of its star, made $23 million in its opening weekend and skyrocketed to No. 1 at the box office. This Is It would go on to make $261 million worldwide, becoming the highest grossing concert film of all time.


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Interesting fact about Michael Jackson

Interesting Facts about Michael Jackson

  • He was the best selling artist in the United States for 2009, the year of his death. Around 35 million of his albums were sold worldwide in the 12 months after he died.
  • He had two pet llamas on his ranch called Lola and Louis.
  • The album Thriller was number one on the Billboard Chart for 37 weeks.
  • He purchased the rights to the Beetles catalogue in 1985 for $47 million.
  • His skin doctor said that his skin tone changed because he had a disease called vitiligo.
  • He was burned when his hair caught fire during the filming of a Pepsi commercial.

 “Billie Jean ” music ! Enjoy watching on youtube Michael Jackson’s songs.


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