Michael Jackson wasn't merely the biggest pop star of his era, shaping the sound and style of the '70s and '80s; he was one of the defining stars of the 20th century, a musician who changed the contours of American culture. At age 8, Michael and Jermaine began singing lead vocals, and the group changed their name to the Jackson 5. MICHAEL JACKSON considered this his biggest mistake… Michael showed his young son to the fans below by dangling him over the railing of a fourth-floor balcony at a Berlin Hotel. Michael Jackson join his bothers’ pop group in 1964, playing bongos and tambourine before taking centre stage and singing lead vocals. Music, Film, TV and Political News Coverage.

Michael Joseph Jackson was born on August 29, 1958, at St Mary's Mercy Hospital in Gary, Indiana to a family of Jehovah's Witnesses.He was the eighth of Katherine and Joe Jackson's ten children. He and his brother Marlon joined the Jackson Brothers as backup musicians, joining brothers Jackie, Jermaine, Tito, Randy. In 1983 he performs his trademark moonwalk dance for the first time on a TV special about Motown. Michael began his musical career at the early age of 5. Life and career 1958-1975: Early life and The Jackson 5. Britney Spears reacts as Michael Jackson walks onstage to celebrate his birthday at the MTV Video Music Awards on August 29, 2002 in New York. In 1978 Jackson record his first song named I want you back.
Michael Jackson Career. In July 11, 2009, three of Jackson's albums (Number Ones, The Essential Michael Jackson and Thriller) claimed positions 1–3 respectively on Top Pop Catalog Albums and Top Comprehensive Albums in the week following Jackson's death, marking the first time any catalog album outsold the number album on the Billboard 200.
Michael Jackson had more epic moments throughout his career than one could count, as the video above highlights the legend’s greatest milestones. A preternaturally gifted singer and dancer, Jackson first rose to stardom in 1969 as the 11-year-old frontman for his family's band, the Jackson 5.