Michael Joseph Jackson popularly known as Michael Jackson was an American singer, songwriter, and dancer. He is regarded as one of the most significant cultural figures of the 20th century and one of the greatest entertainers in the history of music. Jackson’s contributions to music, dance, and fashion, along with his publicized personal life, made him a global figure in popular culture for over four decades.
Michael Joseph Jackson was born in Gary, Indiana, near Chicago, on August 29, 1958. The eighth child of the Jackson family, Jackson made his professional debut in 1964 with his elder brothers. Jackson began his solo career in 1971 while at Motown Records, and rose to solo stardom with his fifth studio album Off the Wall (1979) during the peak of disco. By the early 1980s, Jackson became a dominant figure in popular music. His popular music videos contains “Beat It“, “Billie Jean“, and “Thriller“. Through stage and video performances, he popularized complicated dance techniques such as the moonwalk, to which he gave the name. His sound and style have influenced artists of various genres.
Jackson is one of the best-selling music artists of all time, with estimated sales of over 350 million records worldwide. Jackson had 13 Billboard Hot 100 number-one singles, more than any other male artist in the Hot 100 era, and was also the first artist to have a top ten single in the Billboard Hot 100 in five different decades. In 2016, his estate earned $825 million, the highest yearly amount for a celebrity ever recorded by Forbes. Jackson died on 25th June 2009 from an overdose of sedatives administered by his personal physician.
Michael Jackson Quotes On Success
“I’m going to search for my star until I find it. It’s hidden in the drawer in a scarf of wonder.”
“If you enter this world knowing you are loved and you leave this world knowing the same, then everything that happens in between can be dealt with.”
“My fans truly are a part of me, we share something that most people will never experience.”
“Some friends are like shadows, you only see them when the sun shines.”
“I don’t care if the whole world is against you or teasing you or saying you’re not gonna make it. Believe in yourself, no matter what. ”
“I will never stop helping and loving people.”
“My attitude is if fashion says it’s forbidden, I’m going to do it.”
“Lies run sprints, but the truth runs marathons.”
“Feeling free, let us fly, into the boundless, beyond the sky.”
“The greatest education in the world is watching the masters at work.”
“Let us dream of tomorrow where we can truly love from the soul, and know love as the ultimate truth.”
“In a world filled with hate, we must still dare to hope.”
“I’m happy to be who I am.”
“Work like there’s no tomorrow. Train. Strive. Really train and cultivate your talent to the highest degree.”
“It’s better to fail in originality than to succeed in imitation.”
“Some people try to find love outside themselves, while love is in my heart, it’s everywhere.”
“I like people who can make you laugh without using vulgarity or bad words.”
“I’m interested in making a path instead of following a trail.”
“Sometimes when you’re treated unfairly it makes you stronger and more determined. I admire that kind of strength. People who have it take a stand and put their blood and soul into what they believe.”
“Sometimes I really want to ask, what happened to the truth? Is it out of fashion.”