1982 produces Thriller album, largest selling all time, sells over 50 million copies worldwide; 1984 won 8 Grammy awards for it.
1983 performs legendary moonwalk for the first time on the Motown 25 years anniversary show.
12/9/84 announces at The Jackson's Victory Tour, he was splitting from The Jacksons and going solo
1987 releases Bad, his third solo album, and lauches a record breaking solo world tour.
Late 1980s named Artist Of The Decade for his Thriller and Bad albums
1991 signs with Sony Music, largest ever recording contract; releases his fourth solo album, Dangerous
1992 tours the world; taking his concerts to countries to which he was the first rock/pop artist they saw.
Later that year founded Heal the World Foundation to help globally improve the lives of children across.
1994 marries Lisa Marie Presley; divorces 1996
1995 releases fifth solo album HIStory; tours again over 2 years.
During that tour 11/14/96 marries Debbie Rowe; a nurse he met in the treatment of his skin pigment disorder.
2/13/97 fathers Prince Michael Joseph Jackson Jr.
1997 releases remix album Blood On The Dance Floor
5/3/98 fathers Paris Michael Katherine Jackson
September 2001 celebrates 30th anniversary as a solo artist at two concerts to be held in New York, USA, reuniting with siblings to perform their biggest hits.