Michael Jackson is ,, King of Pop’’ . This title was not given by him. It was awarded by millions of fans around the world and by other artists, which are recognizing his merits. How he got the title , you ask? It all came naturally. He deserved it! No other performer in history has generated massive sales like him. No other performer in history has received many awards and accolades as him . No other performer in history draws interest and mass hysteria like him. And no other artist in history has done so much humanitarian efforts as he did. There was no one like him before, and there will not be no one like him again. And this because… Michael Jackson is so unique! He is in a place where no one has reached and will never ever reach there.
Michael became a superstar at an age when most children learn things like the alphabet and how to count to 10. Born the seventh child in a family of 11 members, Michael and his older brothers [ Jackie , Tito , Jermaine and Marlon ] were thrust into the spotlight when their father Joseph Jackson, a steel mill worker in Gary , Indiana , founded a group of his sons, called ,,Jackson 5’’ . Even if Michael was the youngest, became immediately clear to everyone that he had something special. Armed with a magical voice , more mature than his young age and with a charming aura which rivaled with any artist at that time , little Michael lead his brothers in local talent contests and won a recording contract with Motown in the late 60’s. During his time at Motown, Michael began a successful solo career that run alongside his work with his brothers.
In 1976, the Jackson’s left Motown and signed a contract with Epic Records where they continued to release hit after hit. In 1978 Michael ventured into film [ The Wiz ] with Diana Ross , an African -American ” Wizard of Oz “ . The movie was not been great but put Michael in a race with destiny ,because filming on the set of “The Wiz ” , he met producer Quincy Jones.
Michael and Quincy collaborated on his next solo project, “Off The Wall” . And with this album Michael was immediately transformed from a boy into a nice adult superstar. The album was released in 1979 in a critical praise, because of musical influences of those years, rock and soul , the album being a continuous movement of dance. With top no.1 songs like “Do not Stop ‘ Till You Get Enough” and ” Rock With You ” , the album sold in 10 million copies and has come to be marked multiplatinum . It was hard to believe that any artist could top such a great success. But in 1982, Michael has done it with the launch of a monster album called ” Thriller “.
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