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Photograph of Michael Jackson in red jacket on blue background.
Born in 1958, Michael Jackson started his journey to become the king of pop at a young age. Jackson joined his brothers to form the hit group, "The Jackson 5". Jackson eventually started to outgrow the band dynamic and started releasing solo albums, with his biggest break coming in 1979 after releasing Off the Wall. His climb to fame continued after the tremendous success of his albums Thriller and Bad in 1982 and 1987.
Jackson’s later life is marked by continued struggles, with him becoming reclusive in the 90's. In 1993 and 2005, Jackson was accused of sexually assaulting several young boys at his Neverland ranch home. Jackson was never convicted, but the controversy would follow him. Jackson passed away in 2009, shortly before embarking on a planned comeback tour.
History. (2010, March 4). Michael Jackson is born. https://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/michael-jackson-is-born