Michael Joseph Jackson (born August 29, 1958 in Gary, Indiana, died. June 25, 2009 in Los Angeles) - American musician, entertainer, dancer, composer, songwriter, and philanthropist, whose career and personal life became an important part of culture mass last four decades. Known as one of the best performers of pop music and one of the most popular musicians in history, called the "King of Pop."
For his achievements in the music industry include a revolutionary approach to music videos (initiated by the video for the song "Thriller" in 1983) and the market has been dominated popular music in the 80s Twentieth century. He was also the first black artist who gained strong support in television, particularly MTV, which has the benefit of both parties to promote its pioneering music videos for the song Thriller or Billie Jean. Popularized a complicated dance moves, such as the moonwalk and the robot dance. Musical career began at age 7, as the lead singer of the family band The Jackson 5 The first solo album, Got to Be There, issued in 1971, while still a member of the group that eventually split in 1984.