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Michael Joseph Jackson Profile


Full name: Michael Joseph Jackson
Date of birth: 29 August 1958
Transcended to eternity since: 25 June 2009

Children: Prince, Paris and Bigi

Michael Jackson was the Greatest Entertainer and Greatest Humanitarian that ever lived. Dubbed the "King of Pop", he is regarded as one of the most significant cultural figures of the 20th century. Over a four-decade career, his contributions to music, dance, fashion, and philanthropy, along with his publicized personal life, made him a global figure in popular culture. He continues to influence artists across many genres, and through stage and video performances, he popularized complicated dance moves such as the moonwalk, to which he gave the name, and the robot. Michael Jackson is the most awarded music artist in history.

Michael made his professional debut in 1964 with his elder brothers Jackie, Tito, Jermaine, and Marlon as a member of The Jackson 5. Michael began his solo career in 1971 while at Motown Records, and became a solo star with his 1979 album Off the Wall.

Michael's music videos, including those for "Beat It", "Billie Jean", and "Thriller" from his 1982 album Thriller, are credited with breaking racial barriers and transforming the medium into an art form and promotional tool. He helped propel the success of MTV and continued to innovate with videos on the albums Bad (1987), Dangerous (1991), and HIStory (1995). Thriller became the best-selling album of all time, while Bad was the first album to produce five US Billboard Hot 100 number-one singles with "I Just Can't Stop Loving You", "Bad", "The Way You Make Me Feel", "Man in the Mirror", and "Dirty Diana".

From the late 1980s, Michael Jackson became a figure of controversy and speculation due to the media bullying him regarding his changing appearance, relationships, behavior and lifestyle.

Michael was accused of child molestation various times and in 2005 he was acquitted on all charges and proven not guilty in a trial by court. Michael Jackson was investigated not only by the police and child protection agencies but was also secretly investigated by the FBI over a period of 10 years. The publicly available FBI report concluded that there was absolutely no evidence of any wrongdoing on Michael Jackson’s part. 

In 2009, while preparing for a series of comeback concerts, This Is It, Michael tragically died from an overdose of propofol administered by his personal physician, Conrad Murray, who was subsequently convicted of involuntary manslaughter.

Michael Jackson is one of the best-selling music artists of all time, with estimated sales of over 350 million records worldwide.

Thriller is estimated to have sold 66 million copies worldwide and remains the best-selling album. Michael Jackson had 13 Billboard Hot 100 number-one singles, more than any other male artist in the Hot 100 era, and was the first artist to have a top-ten single in the Billboard Hot 100 in five different decades. His honors include 15 Grammy Awards, six Brit Awards, a Golden Globe Award, and 39 Guinness World Records, including the "Most Successful Entertainer of All Time".

Michael's inductions include the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame twice, the Vocal Group Hall of Fame, the Songwriters Hall of Fame, the Dance Hall of Fame (the only recording artist to be inducted), the Black Music and Entertainment Walk of Fame and the Rhythm and Blues Music Hall of Fame. 

Michael Jackson ranks number one on Forbes' list of highest-paid dead celebrities.


posthumous albums released by The Estate of Michael Jackson

(The Estate of) Michael Jackson 204 album Xscape


MJJ Productions, 13 May 2014

Love Never Felt So Good
Loving You
A Place With No Name
Slave To The Rhythm
Do You Know Where Your Children Are
Blue Gangsta
Love Never Felt So Good (Original Version)
Chicago (Original Version)
Loving You (Original Version)
A Place With No Name (Original Version)
Slave To The Rhythm (Original Version)
Do You Know Where Your Children Are (Original Version)
Blue Gangsta (Original Version)
Xscape (Original Version)
Love Never Felt So Good - Michael Jackson & Justin Timberlake

(The Estate of) Michael Jackson 2010 alnbum MICHAEL


MJJ Productions, 14 December 2010

Hold My Hand (Duet with Akon)
Hollywood Tonight
(I Like) The Way You Love Me
Best of Joy
(I Can't Make It) Another Day (feat. Lenny Kravitz)
Behind The Mask
Much Too Soon


essential posthumous compilation albums released by The Estate of Michael Jackson and Motown Records


Michael Jackson 2004 The Ultimate Collection


Epic Records, 2004

Greatest hits, plus:
Ease On Down The Road
You Can't Win (From "The Wiz")
Shake A Body (Early Demo)
Sunset Driver (Demo Version)
P.Y.T. (Pretty Young Thing) (Demo Version)
Someone In The Dark
State Of Shock
Scared Of The Moon (Demo Version)
We Are The World (Demo Version)
We Are Here To Change The World (From "Captain EO")
Cheater (Demo Version)
Dangerous (Early Version)
Monkey Business
Who Is It (Ihs Mix)
Someone Put Your Hand Out
On The Line
Fall Again (Demo Version)
In The Back
Beautiful Girl (Demo Version)
The Way You Love Me
We've Had Enough

Michael Jackson 2001 album Invincible


Epic Records, 20 october 2011

Break Of Dawn
Heaven Can Wait
You Rock My World
Two Thousand Watts
You Are My Life
Don't Walk Away
The Lost Children
Whatever Happens

Michael Jackson 1997 album Blood on the Dancefloor: HIStory in the Mix


Epic Records, 5 May 1997

Is It Scary
Blood On The Dance Floor
Superfly Sister
Scream Louder (Flyte Time Remix)
Money (Fire Island Radio Edit)
2 Bad (Refugee Camp Mix)
Stranger In Moscow (Tee's In-House Club Mix)
This Time Around (D.M. Radio Mix)
Earth Song (Hani's Club Experience)
You Are Not Alone (Classic Club Mix)
HIStory (Tony Moran's History Lesson)

Michael Jackson 1995 album HIStory Past, Present and Future Book 1 (2CD Greatest Hits + 15 new tracks)


Epic Records, 16 June 1995

15 Greatest Hits, plus:
They don't care about us
Stranger in Moscow
This Time Around
Earth Song
Come Together
You Are Not Alone
Tabloid Junkie
2 Bad
Little Susie

Michael Jackson 1991 album Dangerous


Epic Records, 26 November 1991

Why You Wanna Trip On Me
In The Closet
She Drives Me Wild
Remember The Time
Can't Let Her Get Away
Heal The World
Black Or White
Who Is It
Give In To Me
Will You Be There
Keep The Faith
Gone Too Soon

Michael Jackson 1987 album BAD


Epic Records, 1 Septem,ber 1987

The Way You Make Me Feel
Speed Demon
Liberian Girl
Just Good Friends
Another Part Of Me
Man In The Mirror
I Just Can't Stop Loving You
Dirty Diana
Smooth Criminal
Leave Me Alone

BAD 25

MJJ Productions, Inc. 2012

Bonus Tracks
Don’t Be Messin’ Around

I’m So Blue
Song Groove (A/K/A Abortion Papers)
Price Of Fame
Al Capone
Fly Away
Todo Mi Amor Eres Tu (I Just Can't Stop Loving You, Spanish Version)
Je Ne Veux Pas La Fin De Nous (I Just Can't Stop Loving You, French Version)
Bad (Remix by AfroJack featuring Pitbull - DJ Buddha Edit)
Speed Demon (Remix by Nero)
Bad (Remix by AfrocJack - Club Mix)

Michael Jackson 1982 album Thriller (estimated to have sold 66 million copies worldwide and remains the best-selling album of all time)


Epic Records, 30 November 1982

Wanna Be Startin' Somethin'
Baby Be Mine
The Girl Is Mine (with Paul McCartney)
Beat It
Billie Jean
Human Nature
P.Y.T. (Pretty Young Thing)
The Lady In My Life

Epic Records, 2001

Bonus Tracks
Someone In The Dark
Billie Jean (Home Demo 1981)

Epic Records, 2008

Bonus Tracks
The Girl Is Mine 2008" (with will.i.am)
P.Y.T. (Pretty Young Thing) 2008 (with will.i.am)
Wanna Be Startin' Somethin' 2008 (with Akon)
Beat It 2008" (with Fergie)
Billie Jean 2008 (Kanye West Mix)
For All Time

Epic Records, 18 November 2022

Bonus Tracks

Got The Hots (Demo)
Who Do You Know (Demo)
Behind The Mask (Mike's Mix, Demo)
Can't get Outta The Rain
The Toy (Demo)
Sunset Driver (Demo)
What A Lovely Way To Go (Demo)
She's Trouble (Demo)

Deluxe edition bonus tracks (Digital Only)
Thriller (original) tracklist +
Thriller Special Edition tracklist +
Thriller 25 tracklist +

Bonus Tracks

Billie Jean (Long Version)
Beat It (Demo)
Wanna Be Startin' Somethin' (Demo)
Wanna Be Startin' Somethin'" (Tommy D's Main Mix)
Human Nature (7" Remix)
P.Y.T. (Pretty Young Thing) (Demo Version)
Thriller (7" Special Edit)
Thriller" (Def Thriller Mix)
Thriller Megamix

Michael Jackson 1979 album Off The Wall


Epic Records, 10 August 1979

Don't Stop 'Til You Get Enough
Rock With You
Working Day And Night
Get On The Floor
Off The Wall
She's Out Of My Life
I Can't Help It
It's The Falling In Love
Burn This Disco Out

Epic Records, 2001

Bonus Tracks
Don't Stop 'Til You Get Enough (Intro)
Don't Stop 'Til You Get Enough (Original Demo Recording From 1978)
Workin' Day And Night (Intro)
Workin' Day And Night (Original Demo Recording From 1978)

Michael Jackson 1975 album Forever, Michael


Motown Records, 16 January 1975

We're Almost There
Take Me Back
One Day In Your Life
Cinderella Stay Awhile
We've Got Forever
Just A Little Bit Of You
You Are There
Dapper Dan
Dear Michael
I'll Come Home To You

Michael Jackson 1973 album Music & Me


Motown Records, 13 April 1973

With A Child's Heart
Up Again
All The Things You Are
Happy (A Theme From 'Lady Sings The Blues')
Too Young
Doggin' Around
Johnny Raven
Morning Glow
Music And Me

Michael Jackson 1972 album Ben


Motown Records, 1972

The Greatest Show On Earth
People Make The World Go Round
We've Got A Good Thing Going
Everybody's Somebody's Fool
My Girl
What Goes Around Comes Around
In Our Small Way
You Can Cry On My Shoulder

Michael Jackson 1972 album Got To Be There


Motown Records, 1972

Ain't No Sunshine
I Wanna Be Where You Are
Girl Don't Take Your Love From Me
In Our Small Way
Got To Be There
Rockin' Robin
Wings Of My Love
Maria (You Were The Only One)
Love Is Here And Now You're Gone
You've Got A Friend


Michael Jackson 1992 Poems and Reflections Book Dancing The Dream


Doubelday, 1992

Poems and reflections

Michael Jackson 1998 autobiography book Moonwalk


Doubleday, 1988

Michael Jackson's one and only autobiography. His life. In his words.


Michael Jackson 1995 from set of Childhood music video