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Happy birthday the 'king of pop' Michael Jackson

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Today is the birthday of the late 'Pop King' Michael Jackson. He was born on this day in 1958 in Gary Indiana. Michael Jackson was a musician, dancer and social worker. His full name is Michael Joseph Jackson.

Michael Jackson's father's name is Joseph Walter Jackson and mother's name is Katherine Jackson. Five brothers and three sisters, all of whom were professionally involved in music. Especially younger sister Janet Jackson is a successful music artist.

Michael, the seventh child of the Jackson family, made his professional debut in 1963 at the age of just five. He then sang as a member of a music group called Jackson Five. Michael began singing as a solo artist in 1971. Michael's five music albums are among the best-selling records in the world - Off the Wall (1979), Thriller (1982), Bad (1987), Dangerous (1991) and History (1995).

Michael has been called the king of pop music. Michael Jackson has changed a lot in the history of music after his death; Has set all the new records. After passing away on June 25, 2009, Jackson emerged as the best-selling album artist of the year. One year after his death, his album sold 8.2 million copies in the United States alone; And 35 million are sold worldwide. ‘Pop King’ also set a record in the history of music downloads after his death. Jackson's fans downloaded 1 million songs in just one week.

Michael Jackson died on June 25, 2009. His personal physician was responsible for his death. Conrad Murray and for that he was also sentenced to four years in prison.

Incidentally, since his death in 2009, Jackson's birthday has been celebrated every year in the US capital, Washington DC, with various events.

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