Michael Jackson often called the queen of pop music, was an American musician considered one of the greatest artists of all time. His unique way: black felt hat and white glove on his right hand, his unique contribution to music and dance, coupled with his very public private life, made him the central figure of pop culture for four decades.
Achievements Jackson - one of the few musicians who twice entered into Hall of Fame rock n 'roll - including a number of records in the Guinness Book of Records, including the title of «most successful artist of all time», 13 awards «Grammy», 13 hits # 1 in the United States and selling 750 million records. He was also a prominent philanthropist, investing millions of dollars to 39 charitable organizations supported by them and attracting additional funds through their own fund Heal the World.
Being the seventh child in the family of Jackson, he made his debut on stage in 1964 as part of a group The Jackson 5. Being a party to a family group, in 1971 he started solo career, and thanks to this successful career, he earned the title of «King of pop music» for several years. Jackson's 1982 album Thriller is still the most selling album of all time, and four of his solo studio album, are among the most sold in the world: Off the Wall (1979), Bad (1987), Dangerous (1991) and HIStory (1995). Jackson popular complex for ispoleniya dance techniques, such as «Robot» and «moon walk», now has cult status. It is often referred to as the video turned out promotional products in the form of art, such as «Thriller», «Beat It» and «Billie Jean», allowed him the first African-American artists to break through to MTV, and others, such as «Black or White »and« Scream », ensured his popularity in the 1990's.
Life Jackson created conflicting rumors. Changes in appearance were observed in the early 1980's, his skin is paler, and facial features were virtually androginnymi. In 1993, Jackson was charged with defilement, and, though no verdict had been handed down, his health suffered when he started to use painkillers to cope with stress. He was married twice, first in 1994 and again in 1996, and brought three children, one of them with the help of a surrogate mother, resulting in a new wave of rumors about his life. In 2005, he was assigned to the court and acquitted on new charges of molestation of children, this has led to a further deterioration of his health. Jackson died at the age of 50 years, June 25, 2009 in Los Angeles after cardiac arrest. Farewell ceremony with Michael Jackson was broadcast around the world, millions of people watched it.