Michael even after he perfected The song, or dance.

Michael Jackson was born
on Aug 29, 1958 in Gary Indiana. Michael was the seventh of nine siblings. His dad,
Joe Jackson, discovered his kids musical talents, and created the band ” The
Jackson Brothers.” Michael joined the band when he was eight years old in 1966.
Even as a little kid he shocked the world with his natural amazing voice, and
other worldly dance moves. He never seemed nervous or anything when playing in
front of a crowd, he was something special. In 1968 Michael, and his brothers performed
for Motown Records, and they loved him. They signed him almost immediately
after. They changed their name to “The Jackson 5” shortly after the signing. Berry
Gordon, The founder of Motown records, saw Michael and his brother’s potential,
and moved them from Gary Indiana to Los Angeles. They ended up Moving in with
Berry Gordon shortly after. The Jackson 5 Set the world on fire, and did it so
young.

            Everyone loved the Jackson 5, they
skyrocketed to top of the charts. The fame did come at the price though. With
all the rehearsals, touring, and school there was little time for normal kid
activities. “I would look out the window in the studio and just watch the other
kids play baseball, or other fun activities, and ill cry” Michael Jackson said
to Oprah Winfrey. That’s all he would do, everyday all day. His very strict dad
made sure Michael would practice until he was absolutely perfect, and sometimes
even after he perfected The song, or dance. Their first top of the charts hit
was “I want you back”. I want you back was a global hit, and changed the way
people looked at the Jackson 5. Girls of all ages were in love with Michael and
his brothers, even white girls, which was very controversial for this time
period.

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              No one could deny Michael’s
natural and raw talent for singing, and dancing. He even seemed like a prodigy
of just being on stage. The way he sang, Danced, and just knew how to have fun
while doing it, it was just never seen before especially for someone of his
age. The Jackson had much more success with songs like ABC, Rockin Robin, I’ll
be there, and much more. Then Michael hit puberty, which he describes as “a
living hell”. Michael was a severe perfectionist, and couldn’t stand the way
puberty affected him. He was obsessed with his image. Acne, facial hair, and
just becoming a man was not an image Michael was fond about. His biggest
concern though was the way his voice would change, and how would it affect his
singing. Michael got through it though, and came back with a stronger, and
better controlled voice. Shortly after he knew it was time to go his own way,
and leave the Jackson 5. How was a completely different question though?

 

                Michael was still terrified of
his dad, and didn’t know how to go about separating from the group. That was
until he got an offer he couldn’t refuse. A role in a movie with Diana Ross,
Richard Pryor, and Lena Home called “The Wiz. ” His dad was outraged that
Michael was even considering this, little did he know Michael already decided.
His dad try to convince to stay, but Michael was not going change his mind.
This was potentially one of the biggest move of Michael Jackson’s career. This
movie started the separation between Michael and his brothers. This is where he
also met Quincy Jones, A producer/songwriter, which Michael instantly connected
with.

               To start off Michael’s solo
career was “The way you make me feel”, which did really well. It went top of
the charts very quickly, and was a big success. But no one could have predicted
the storm that was about to come in “Billie Jean.” This song blew the world
away in a fashion no one saw coming. This was Michael’s first taste of solo
super stardom. Michael was ready, and hungry for more, but that dream was cut
short when his father, and brothers came back and wanted him to come back.
Michael feeling guilty agreed to his father demands. Not without a price
though, he wanted a solo spot in the 25th Motown records
anniversary. He wanted the spot immediately after The Jackson 5 performance,
many believe to symbolize that that was the past, and his solo music was the
future. Michael performed Billie Jean, and made history. Not only did he cement
himself as a solo artist, he broke out his most iconic dance move, the
moonwalk, and man did people go nuts. He also use his Famous silver glove for
the first time. After Michael did his best show maybe ever, he had one more
obligation to his family. He announced that the Jacksons will be doing a tout
called “victory.” No one realized what he was planning for the last show on the
tour. It was then that Michael announced he will no longer play again with his
brothers. Fear of the pressure he would get if he told them, he decided to not
to warn them beforehand. Michael went on to create his first solo album “off
the wall” with Quincy Jones in 1979. This album was a big success, it sold 7
million in its first year. Michael was very sad to learn that he was only nominated
to one Grammy, which he didn’t even win. Michael was sulking for weeks before
he decided he had to move on. Many people don’t realize how much that fueled
his fire. He put his old album behind him, and was ready to make a new one. He
called his friend, and co-writer Quincy Jones. Michael was ready to prove
everyone wrong, he wanted to completely set the world on fire. Then in 1984 he
came out with “Thriller.” This album made Michael a worldwide icon. Thriller
sold 66 million copies, the most sold album in history, and he wasn’t done
there. He created a music video for his song “thriller” that revolutionized how
people viewed music videos. Only a rare few did music videos, because of how
expensive they were, and they didn’t see the advantage Michael did.

           He used videos to draw more people
into buying his album, and it worked better than anyone thought. The video was
15 minutes long, and had a storyline to it. People went crazy for it. This
album was Michael’s greatest success, and biggest downfall. He would spend the
rest of his years trying to beat Thriller, but never did. He came out with more
albums, all successful but none wasn’t even close to thriller.

             
Michael was still a known super star with many hits, and a great fan
base but his biggest downfall is just about to come. People knew Michael acted
differently than other famous people. He liked to be alone in his huge ranch
called “Neverland.” Neverland was a place Michael could go to escape, and write
songs. His favorite place to write songs was in a tree he called his Wishing
Tree. Michael also invited Children to stay a week with in Neverland, another
thing Michael did that people thought weird. In 1993 Michael was accused of
molesting a young boy. Michaels’ name was going through the mud, and all he
could do was hope that his truth would win. Michael settled this by giving the
family 23 million dollars. The damage was done, Michael name was nearly
destroyed. What many believe was to save his good name, he married Lisa
Presley. The daughter of Elvis Presley. The marriage didn’t last long, only a
little over a year. Michael was still Michael after all this, and still invited
children to Neverland even though many advised him not too.

                  Michael was again about to
face another mountain of Molestation charges. In Santa Barbra Michael was
arrested for Molestation. Michael Jackson case was the biggest case of the
century. Michael was acquitted of all charges. According to the Santa Barbra
police department “they’re was not enough evidence to truly convince people
that he did anything wrong.” The trial lasted 13 weeks, even though he was
acquitted the trial thoroughly destroyed Michael’s reputation. In 2008 Michael
was near bankrupt, so he decided to do one final tour called “this is it.”  In 2009 Michael died in his house in Los
Angeles because of a Propofol overdose. CNN announced on June 25, 2009 “The
King is dead.” Some believe Michael faked his death and attended his own
funeral, but nothing to prove any of this but coincidence.