Michael Jackson was a singer, songwriter, music director, dancer, actor, and philanthropist. Michael Jackson is listed in the Guinness Book of World Records as the most entertaining person in the world. No other musician has had such a profound impact on the world’s teenage population. Let us read ahead to know various interesting facts about Michael Jackson and when did Michael Jackson died?
Beginning of Michael’s carrier
The Jackson brothers (Jackie, Tito, Jermaine, Marlon, and Michael) established the music group ‘Jacksons Five’ under the guidance of their father Joseph. Little Mike, although being the troupe’s youngest member, captured the audience’s hearts with his singing and flawless dancing. Those who witnessed Michael’s performance appreciated his brilliance. Lead singer Michael Jackson was 9 years old. The world tours that began with Jackson Five became Michael Jackson’s. By then, Jackson was beginning to write epic songs. Michael Jackson has been singing alone since 1971. By the late 1970s, Jackson had become a major figure in the music world.
Growth of Michael’s popularity
Four of the top ten pop songs released in the United States in 1969 were by Michael- for the first time in the music world, the greatest achievement of an eleven-year-old. Michael Jackson’s name crossed the United States, seas, borders, and languages. Fans, regardless of race, or ethnicity, found a connect with the young American singer. He became popular among fans around the world through his pop music, unique dance and songs.
Breaking of the boundaries of racism, Michael Jackson’s video songs like Beat It, Billy Jean and many more became popular songs and led to rapid growth of MTV channel. Gradually he became a major figure in the music industry. With the success of the Black or White and Scream videos, Jackson became the main attraction on MTV in the 1990s. His music videos became both an art form and an advertising tool. He remodeled his body in various ways to perform on stage shows and in music videos. He invented his own dancing styles which became his trademark dancing steps as well like dancing like a robot and moonwalks. Michael Jackson was the first ever to be inducted into the Dance Hall of Fame from the world of pop and rock and roll. He holds several Guinness World Records and 13 Grammy Awards as well.
When did Michael Jackson die?
In 2009, the people of the world, especially the music-loving fans mourned when the pop king Michael Jackson suddenly passed away. It was the end of an era when he said goodbye to the world on June 25, 2009, at Neverland Ranch in the Santa Ynez Valley of Santa Barbara County, California. He was fifty years old at that time. He is reported to have suffered from acute propofol overdose, which resulted in respiratory failure at his house. Michael Jackson’s doctor, Conrad Murray, stated he found him in his room with shallow breathing. He was treated swiftly at home, but it appeared that all of the physicians’ efforts were in vain. Jackson died at the medical centre. A Los Angeles court has ruled that Jackson’s death was a homicide and his doctor Conrad Murray was convicted for the same. Millions of people watched his funeral live on television.