Michael Jackson’s Birthday

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Michael JacksonÕs Birthday

Michael Joseph Jackson ( 29 August 1958- 25 June 2009) was a famous singer, dancer, composer, entrepreneur, producer and philanthropist. Due to his reputation as the best pop star internationally, he is called ÒThe PopÕs KingÓ.

He started his career in 1960, when he joined to the Jackson 5, a band comprised by his 4 brothers and him. They played together for more than 15 years, with ten albums sold. But after that, he started his career as a soloist. In 1982, his most famous album, ÒThrillerÓ, became the best-selling album in history. He is considered like one of the musician who had the higher sales.

In his entire career, he won more than 400 awards, becoming the musician who has won more awards in the history of the music, awards like twenty-six American Music Awards, fifteen Grammy Awards and some records in the Guinness World Records. He also has the award to the artist who has donated more money to charity because hundreds of millions of dollars have been donated to 39 charities by him.

Michael Jackson got married twice. His first wife was Lisa Marie Presley, Elvis PresleyÕs daughter. The couple got married in 1994 in the Dominican Republic, but they got divorced almost two years later. His second wife was Debbie Rowe, a nurse who used to work with Michael JacksonÕs doctor. They got married in 1996 and they had two children: Michael Joseph Jackson Jr, better known as Prince, and Paris Michael Katherine Jackson. But again the couple got divorced three years later, in 1999. Apart from these children, he had another son in 2002, a boy called Prince Michael Jackson II who was born thanks to an insemination with an unknown woman.

Finally, the crown of the King of Pop fell when he died in June 2009 of a cardiorespiratory arrest, even though there were many speculations about a possible murder by his doctor, Conrad Murray. He was convicted and he spent three years in jail.

By Lucia Yanez Arencibia

Student at (CET Services)