The patented dance styles, high pitch notes, the diamond glove and most popular of all, the ever-lasting moonwalk, Michael Jackson was a pioneer of Pop Music, but more than that he was a pioneer of the arts during his 5 decades of singing and life in general.
Born Michael Joseph Jackson, on 29th August, 1958 to Joseph “Joe” Walter and Katherine Esther, he was the seventh of nine children in a working-class family based in Gary, Indiana. His penchant for singing was evident when he performed at the age of 5 during a Christmas competition. He soon became the lead singer in his band, the “Jackson 5”. In 1964, he and Marlon joined the “Jackson Brothers”- a band formed by brothers Jackie, Tito & Jermaine- as backup musicians playing congas and tambourine. Michael soon came out with a solo video, and the whole world changed for him, but he never stopped performing with his brothers.
In the early 1980s, he became a dominant figure in popular music and the first African-American entertainer to amass a strong following on MTV. At the height of his career, he was indisputably the biggest star in the world and had sold more than 750 million albums.
The King of Pop was known for sporting different looks. Initially, Michael denied going under the knife, and later put the blame on a medical condition that causes ‘people of colour’ to develop light patches of skin. After several surgeries, he had a thinner nose and lighter skin.
He broke down racial barriers, transformed the art of music videos and paved way for modern pop music. Now if you are inspired by the King of Pop, or any other famous artists and wish to learn the art of singing beautifully, you can also learn it. By using some of the help provided by the Music category of addyp.com, you too can try and achieve your dream of being, one day, a Billboard top 50 artist and a Grammy winning performer.