Michael Jackson: The King Of Pop

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Think back to the very first time you heard Michael’s little, but strong, voice on your television or radio. He evolved from an emerging singer to a magnificent entertainer. His beautiful voice and outstanding dance moves changed the face of pop culture for future generations, and also paved the way for all his admirers to follow. As Michael Jackson overcame the adversities of his childhood, he created a successful career for himself and will be forever known as the King of Pop, even after his death.
Michael Joseph Jackson, also known as MJ, was born and raised in the little town of Gary, Indiana on August 29, 1956. Jackson lived with his parents and siblings in a two-bedroom house on the corner of 2300 Jackson Street, in Gary. He grew up with
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The group spent endless hours rehearsing and getting better. Some of their songs were not as popular as others and did not generate much interest. They eventually signed to Motown Records and several of their songs went to the top of the Billboard charts. The first album that the Jacksons recorded was called “Diana Ross Presents The Jackson 5.” “They were also the first group to debut with four consecutive number one hits on the Hot 100 with the songs ‘I Want You Back’, ‘ABC’, ‘The Love You Save’, and ‘I'll Be There’(AllMusic).” The singles ‘I Want You Back’ and ‘Who’s Loving You’ sold 2 million copies in six weeks. The Jackson 5 maintained a recording schedule and busy tour. From 1971 to 1972, they had their own self-titled cartoon show because they were becoming so popular. At an earlier point in their career, they were opening acts for famous artists such as Gladys Knight and the Pips, James Brown, and Sam and Dave (“Michael Jackson”).
Ever since he was a young boy, Michael was always inspired by James Brown and others. Little MJ loved to dance and sing around the house to have fun and pass time. He was a natural entertainer. Michael Jackson created the soon-to-be-famous dance move, the Moonwalk, on a 1983 television special honoring Motown. Jackson later performed this dance move in many of his music videos, tours, and concerts. The Moonwalk is still performed by many fans, choreographers, and people all around the world to this

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