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Michael Joseph Jackson (August 29, 1958 - June 25, 2009) was an American recording artist, entertainer, and businessman. The seventh child of the Jackson family, he debuted on the professional music scene at the age of 11 as a member of The Jackson 5 and began a solo career in 1971 while still a member of the group. Referred to as the "King of Pop" in subsequent years, five of his solo studio albums are among the world's best-selling records: Off the Wall (1979), Thriller (1982), Bad (1987), Dangerous (1991) and HIStory (1995).
Birth name Michael Joseph Jackson
Born August 29, 1958(1958-08-29)
Died June 25, 2009 (aged 50)
Los Angeles, California,
Genre(s) Pop, R&B, rock, soul
Occupation(s) Singer, songwriter, record producer, arranger, dancer, choreographer, actor, author, businessman, financier
Instrument(s) Vocals, multiple instruments, percussion
Voice type(s) Falsetto
Years active (1967-2009)
Label(s) Motown, Epic, Sony
Associated acts The Jackson 5/The Jacksons