Free piano sheet music from Michael Jackson
About Michael Jackson
Michael Joseph Jackson - and only saying this name I know it's next to impossible not to have heard of or not to have the basic knowledge about such an artist and the most successful entertainer of all time.
The name of "Michael Jackson", stands there next to "Elvis Presley" and "Madonna", being one of the most popular names in the history, also recognized by the Guinness Book as the "Most Successful Entertainer of All Time" and Thriller as the "Biggest Selling Album of All Time".
During his extraordinary career, he sold an estimated 750 million records worldwide, released 13 no.1 singles and won 13 Grammy Awards, and the Century Award.
I mean who wins like that, only by expressing the most wonderful feelings through music, and not trying to compose a song only based on sexual content or other unimportant things like it is done nowadays.
Michael Jackson refers in his songs only to true love, friendship, soul, the world peace and the ways to protect the Planet, and a lot of other beautiful feelings.
He started in the music business at the age of 11, together with his brothers as a member of Jackson 5, and continued as a single artist, in the early 1980s, defined the art form of music video with such ground-breaking videos as "Billie Jean", "Beat It" and the epic "Thriller." Composing incredible songs like "Earth", "Give in to me", "You are not alone" and a lot more, he really succeeds in sending very important and positive messages, creating himself an image of a very kind and gentle person, that is also capable of really intense sexual feelings.
Unlike many other artists, Michael didn't write his songs down. Instead, he would dictate into a sound recorder, and when recording the song, he would sing the lyrics from his memory, this being an unique characteristic of Michael Jackson's.
Michael also started a new way of dressing and had a very special line of concert clothes, that were done by many specialists and that have been sold in order to raise money for charity, like many other actions that he did in this direction.
During his career, Michael had to put up with a lot of bad things, injuries - above both his body and soul, being hurt during a Pepsi commercial in 1984, when he caught on fire while shooting the spot, or just being very hurt in his personal feelings, regarding all the lies and scandals about him being gay, or being charged with kids molest (1993-1994).
These awful things brought Michael not only sorrow and sadness, as he really was a very kind and gentle person, who spend a lot of his free time with children and helping orphan children, but also disease and he wasn't able to put up with the trials anymore and all the press harassing him.
Although he won all the processes against him, and the child that lied came in front and recognized that his declaration was all a lie, just because his family needed money, these were only bad experiences and affected Michael psychologically in a very bad way.
Nonetheless, the real fans of Michael Jackson remained faithful until the end and he continued selling albums and still does.
After his death, Michael Jackson became the best-selling albums artist of 2009, selling more than 8.2 million albums in the US and other 35 million albums all over the world, showing even after he was gone that he is still the best and his beautiful and touching songs will remain forever in our hearts!
|Birth name:||Michael Joseph Jackson|
|Born:||August 29, 1958 in Gary, Indiana, U.S.|
|Died:||June 25, 2009 (aged 50) in Los Angeles, California, U.S.|
|Cause of death:||Cardiac arrest|
|Genres:||Pop, Rock, Soul, R&B, Funk, Disco, New Jack Swing|
|Known as:||Recording Artist, Dancer, Producer, Actor, Businessman, Philanthropist|
|Labels:||Steeltown, Motown, Epic, Legacy and MJJ Productions|
|Parents:||- Joseph Walter Jackson|
- Katherine Esther Scruse
|Discography:||- Got to Be There (1971)|
-Music & Me (1973)
-Forever, Michael (1975)
-Off the Wall (1979)
-HIStory: Past, Present and Future, Book I (1995)
|Filmography:||-The Wiz (1978)|
-Captain EO (1986)
-Michael Jackson's Ghosts (1997)
-Men in Black II (2002)
-Miss Cast Away and the Island Girls (2004)
-Michael Jackson's This Is It (2009)
-Bad 25 (2012)
-Michael Jackson: The Last Photo Shoot (2014)