Born on August, 29 1958 in Gary, Indiana in a family of 9 children with whom he formed a band called the Jackson 5 at the age of 6 he became famous during the motown golden years with hist such as "i want you back", "i'll be there".
Michael, the singer and most talented dancer of the band, started a solo career with his first album "off the wall" followed by "thriller" produced by Quincy Jones which sold 60 million units worldwide. He was also the first black entertainer to appear on TV and was a pioneer in terms of image, inventing the videoclip, that along with his famous dance step "the moonwalk" durin a performance of "billie jean" made him the most famous entertainer of all time. He released other albums such as "bad", "dangerous" and "HIStory" which were also very popular. Overall, he sold about 100 million albums throughout the world and earned the title "king of pop".
Nevertheless, the media crucified him using his peter pan image, he also faced many rumours about his constant physical appearance changes which were in fact due to serious diseases.
More controversial are the recent allegations of mmolesting a child resulting in a general bashing shadowing the humanitarian award he received in 2003 for giving more than 50,000,000$ to caritative foundations.
He will remain the most famous, talented, genuine and also the most misunderstood artist of the century.
"black or white", "scream", "thriller", "billie jean", "man in the mirror", "they don't care about us", "we are the world", "heal the world", "don't stop till you get enough", "ghosts", "blood on the dance floor", "you rock my world", "we've had enough"