Michael Jackson

Known as the King of Pop, Michael Jackson was an American singer, songwriter, and dancer. Jackson rose to fame in 1966 when he joined his brothers' pop band, The Jackson 5. He launched his solo career in 1971 at the age of 13. Over the next two decades, Jackson dominated the pop charts and released some of his most iconic albums, including Off The Wall, Bad, and Thriller which remains the best-selling music album of all time. He died in 2009.
Michael Jackson
Full Name
Michael Joseph Jackson
Hometown
Gary, IN
Born
08/29/1958
Died
06/25/2009 (Age: 50)

FAQs

How did Michael Jackson die?

Michael Jackson was 50 when he died after suffering from cardiac arrest. He was given a fatal combination of drugs by his personal physician.

Who co-wrote the song "We Are the World" with Michael Jackson?

"We Are the World" was written by Michael Jackson and Lionel Richie. The song raised $50 million in donations for the African Famine Relief.

How many Grammys does Michael Jackson have?

Michael Jackson won 13 Grammys. He also received the Grammy Legend Award in 1993 and the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award posthumously in 2010.

Where is Michael Jackson buried?

Michael Jackson was laid to rest in Forest Lawn Memorial Park located in Glendale, California. There he was buried in the Holly Terrace Grand Mausoleum.

How many kids does Michael Jackson have?

Michael Jackson has three children: Paris Jackson, Prince Michael Jackson II, and Prince Jackson.

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