Michael Joseph Jackson was an American singer-songwriter, dancer, businessman and philanthropist. Often referred to by the honorific nickname "King of Pop", or by his initials MJ, Jackson is recognized as the most successful entertainer of all time by Guinness World Records. His contributions to music, dance, and fashion, along with his publicized personal life, made him a global figure in popular culture for over four decades.
How did he become famous?
Michael Jackson is from a musical family and has been performing since the age of four.
He started out as the lead singer of the Jackson Five, a band made up of his brothers and sisters. He was the youngest in the group but he got to be the lead singer. By the time he was 10, the band had a record deal. Their first four singles all went to number one in the US charts - they were massive. The Jackson's made 20 albums - the last was in 1984.
Michael stayed in the band but also had a solo career. His first solo hit was in 1972.
Why is he in the news?
Michael Jackson has appeared in court because of claims that have been made against him by a child that he was friendly with. A warrant for Jacko's arrest was issued, and the singer handed himself in. The police in the USA say that Michael is accused of child abuse. Michael has told the court he is not guilty. It's a very serious crime, if he is found guilty he could spend up to 20 years in prison.
Para (1): How did Michael Jackson became famous?
‘’ Well ” he came up with a band called Jackson 5 with his brother and sister and also he made 20 albums.
Para(2): How did Michael Jackson became king of pop?
‘’Well the reason why’’ he was king of pop is because he came up with his own music, dance, and fashion ‘not just because of that’’ he also recognized as the most successful entertainer of all time by Guinness World Records.
Para(3): Why is he on the (NEWS) ?
Baby dangling: As you know Michael Jackson put a towel over his son's head and dangled him out of a hotel window to show him off to a crowd of fans.
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