Artist in Focus – Michael Jackson
Michael Jackson is popularly called MJ or “King of Pop”.
King Of Pop – Michael JacksonHis Early Days: Michael Joseph Jackson was born on August 29, 1958, and rose to become a world famous musician, performer and a huge pop icon second to none. Michael’s stint with music and stardom began very early when he was all of 7 with the singing group Jackson 5 launched by his father. Since then there has been no stopping for this talented and hugely successful artist.
First Single: In 1971, MJ launched his first single, ‘Got To Be There.’ Soon after, he also recorded a couple of other hit singles. However, what happened next was larger than life –
In 1982, Michael released his best selling album ever – Thriller with unbelievably high record sales. He bagged 8 Grammy Awards for Thriller.
Music & Dance: Not only was MJ’s music brilliant, he also worked on some of the most fabulous music videos that took over music channels by a storm. Some of the notable music videos included Thriller, Billy Jean, Beat It, Bad, The Way You Make Me Feel, Smooth Criminal, Black or White, Remember The Time & Scream etc.
Jackson reinvented dance by introducing dance steps such as Moonwalk. From kids to teenagers, everyone seemed to have the MJ fever.
Over the years, MJ introduced albums such as Bad and Dangerous that continued to receive the same appreciation and fan following.
Controversies: MJ has been in the midst of serious controversies numerous times. The change in his physical appearance also led to a series of speculations. However, despite all the negative publicity, MJ fans still love him and consider him to be the greatest pop star ever.
Charity: Michael has been associated with charity work such as the “Heal the World Foundation” founded by him. His concerts, music shows and tours all across the globe have been hugely popular and appreciated by millions of his fans.
Appreciation and Awards –
1) MJ has released many chart topping albums.
2)World Music Award’s best selling Pop Male Artist of the Millennium.
3) American Music Award’s Artist of the century Award.
4)Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
5)Most successful Entertainer of All Time -Guiness World Records.
Michael Jackson passed away on 26th June, 2009.
Fans pay their tribute to MJ – Michael Jackson Tribute Page
Popular Songs By Michael Jackson
MJ’s all time greatest hits include –
Songs By Michael Jackson
- Billy Jean
- Smooth Criminal
- The Way You Make Me Feel
- Liberian Girl
- Black or White
- Dirty Diana
- Heal The World
- They Don’t Really Care About Us
- In The Closet
- Beat It
- Wanna Make A Change
- Remember The Time
- Blood On The Dance Floor
- Jam, etc.
All of us here at www.musicalescapades.com are big fans of Michael Jackson and have remained so over the years. We salute MJ for the tremendous contribution he has made to the world of music.
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