The King of Pop, Michael Jackson, made a name for himself by his hard work. The legendary dancer has his 61st birth anniversary today. He left us all a decade ago on June 25, 2009, at the age of 51. Michael Joseph Jackson was born in Gary, Indiana which is near Chicago on August 29, 1958.
He was a member of Jackson 5 who had introduced the famous moonwalk dance to the world. He created frenzy amongst the public with ‘Thriller’ in 1982. The iconic step given by him is still a big part of pop culture. With Jackson 5, he started singing career along with his siblings.
He is one of those with massive fan following which can be seen even today. The singer was not only known for his high octave voice but also his iconic moonwalk step. Being one of the highest-selling artists of all time, Michael Jackson has made many Guinness World Book of Records.
Michael was the only artist to be inducted in the Dance Hall of Fame and that too twice. He is known for his all-time hits, Beat It, Billie Jean, Black or White, Scream, etc.
Michael Jackson had estimated sales of over 350 million records all over the world. His all-time best-selling album ‘Thriller’ had estimated sales of 66 million copies all over the world. Not only this, but his other albums also rank the best worldwide.
You can belong to any religion, speak any language and belong from any country, Michael Jackson will leave your heart fluttering with his performance.
Sadly, Jackson left for heavenly abode on June 25, 2009. It was just a few weeks before his first London show with tickets being sold out. Jackson died of a cardiac arrest. His physician, Conrad Murray had given him medications to help him sleep well. The medication was an overdose which resulted in the pop-star leaving us all.