Michael Jackson – The King of Pop – is dead at 50. He died from cardiac arrest on June 25, 2009. He started his professional career with The Jackson 5 in 1969 when he was 11. He released several studio album and Thriller in 1982 which is the most selling album of all time. He won eight Grammy awards in 1984 whith that album, including three different genres – pop, R&B and rock.
His music videos like Beat It, Billie Jean and Thriller will be remembered. So will his famous Moonwalk. From the early 90s his career started to fall with concerns of his health, marriedges, reports of financial problems and accusation of sexual child abuse. All this harmed his public image.
But even if he had a lot of problems the last 15 years or so, you can’t deny that he was one of the mest musicians ever. His 13 number one singles on the Billboard Hot 100, nearly 65 million Thriller ablum sold and a total of aroun 750 million album. And not to say that he made an impact in the pop-culture in the 80s.
Michael Jackson was and for ever will be The King of Pop.
Check Wikipedia for a deeper history of Michael Jackson.
Video from NBC with a recap of Michael Jackson life.
CNN news report about Michael Jackson death.