Michael Joseph Jackson : The Most Popular Recording Artist Of All Time

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Michael Joseph Jackson was and still is seen as the biggest popstar of the 20th century and is also considered the most popular recording artist of all time. A person could identify his voice as soon as they heard it. He had incredible dance moves, musical adaptability, and had a great deal of star power. Jackson was born August 29, 1958 in Gary, Indiana to Katherine Jackson and Joseph Jackson who was a guitarist but had to put his musical ambitions to the side to care for his large family. Michael was a part of a group known as the Jackson 5 just at the age of five, which was made up of four of his older brothers. Their father believing they had talent, would soon lead them to fame. While still being a part of the Jackson 5 group, at the age of thirteen, Michael went off to start a solo career. In his teen years, Michael attended a private high school known as Montclair College Preparatory School; the school is now permanently closed. Michael did not necessarily go to school to study music and he never learned to read music. Since Michael and his brothers could only play by ear most of the time, their father was there to help them. He was a former guitar player who taught the Jackson 5 how to sing and play different instruments. While Michael had great influence on many people around the world, he also had been musically influenced himself. “Michael’s biggest influence and his favorite performer was the Godfather of Soul, James Brown Michael was blown away by James’ energy and charisma on stage. He loved the way James danced, the way he so effortlessly moved his feet when he would perform. As a child, Michael would watch James on television, eagerly trying to learn his dance steps. He would get very angry when the camera man wo... ... middle of paper ... ...than any other musical artists. Works Cited CNN. "750,000 Tickets for Jackson Concerts Sell in 4 Hours." Mar 2009 2009Print. Costello, Darren. Who Inspired Michael Jackson?., 2013. Print. Jones, Lucy. "The Incredible Way Micheal Jackso http://www.grammy.com/artist/michael-jacksonn Wrote Music." NME. April 2, 2014 2014.Web. . Kreps, Daniel. "Michael Jackson 's "This Is It!" Tour Ballons to 50- Show Run Stretching Into 2010." rollingstone.com. 12 March 2009 2009.Web. . Lealos, Shawn S. "The 10 Best Michael Jackson Songs." axs.com. November 24, 2014 2014.Web. . Look to the Stars. "Michael Jackson Charity Work, Events and Causes." looktothestars.org. 2015.Web. . Rosen, Jill. "7 Ways Michael Changed the World." http://articles.baltimoresun.com/. June 28, 2009 2009.Web. October 19, 2015 . The Recording Academy. "Past Grammy Awards." . 2015.Web. October 19, 2015

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