Michael Jackson Essay
My topic for my report is Michael Jackson. Michael Jackson is a
longtime pop music star, known as the King of Pop. Michael is a winner of many
Grammys and other music awards. My first subtopic goes into his music. The
details giong into Music are his many albums, the many awards Michael Jackson
has won, and the songs he has written.
My second subtopic goes into the history
of Michael Jackson. The details going itno History are Michael’s family members,
the places he has lived, and Michael Jackson’s family life. My third subtopic
goes into his tours. The details going itno Tours are the places he has given
concerts, the incidents that happened on his tours, and the kinds of people that
were at his concerts. My fourth subtopic goes goes into the interviews of
Michael Jackson. The details going into Interviews are the television
interviews, the magazine interviews, and the newspaper interviews.
To find all
of this out, you have to be patient and read this report!
Michael Jackson is the King of Pop music. When Michael Jackson was nine
years old, he started being the lead singer of the Jackson 5. The Jackson 5
also consisted of his older brothers Jackie, Tito, Jermaine, and Marlon.
(Jackson: 8) The Jackson 5 had many songs. Michael Jackson’s first solo album
is called ;Off the Wall,; and it first released in 1979. The songs on ;Off The
Wall; include ;Don’t Stop Till You Get Enough" and "Rock With You.
following albums include "Bad," "Thriller," and "Dangerous." Michael had a 2 CD
album called "HIStory Past, Present, and Future Book 1," and it first released
in 1995. The first CD has his most popular songs from the past. The second CD
has his newest including "Scream," which is a duet with with his younger sister
Janet Jackson, "You Are Not Alone," which was a 1996 Grammy Awards nominee, and
"Childhood," which is the theme to "Free Willy 2." Some of his past songs
include "Black And White," "Billie Jean," "Thriller," "Beat It," "Remember The
Time," and "Heal The World." Michael Jackson has been famous for so long that
he has won many awards, especially Grammys.
Michael Joseph Jackson was born on August 29, 1958, in Gary, Indiana. His
Mother’s name is Katherine and his father’s name is Joseph. Michael’s older
siblings are Maureen, Jackie, Tito, Jermaine, La Toya, and Marlon. (Jackson: 8)
Michael’s younger siblings are Randy and Janet. (Jackson: 8) Janet is a famous
pop music star just like her older brother Michael. Tito’s sons Taj, Taryll,
J. are a famous music group called 3T. The Jackson family lived in a
small home in Gary, Indiana. Michael’s mother Katherine was crippled by polio
since she was a child. (Jackson: 12) When she was a child, she partially
recovered from polio when many died from the disease at that time. (Jackson: 12)
Michael has been on his "World Tour" for a few years.
Lately, he has to
wear something over his face during concerts because of his skin condition
called vitiligo. (Carlson: 6) In 1984, Michael and his brothers from the
Jackson 5 reunited for their "Victory" tour. (Anonymous: 519) There were many
different kinds of people at his concerts, all Michael Jackson fans.
Michael Jackson has had many interviews. Some are true, and some are trash.
There have been interviews on him in magazines from People to Enquirer.
Michael has been on many television shows and networks, including MTV and VH1.
He has been interviewed by newspapers worldwide. Lately, most interviews have
been about him being a father-to-be and his recent marriage to Debbie Rowe, the
mother of his child. Past interviews have been about his marriage in 1994 and
his divorce in the summer of 1996 from Lisa Marie Presley, Elvis Presley’s
daughter. Another subject of his past interviews have been about his alleged
rape a few years ago.
That was my report on Michael Jackson.
I enjoyed writing it. I hope you
enjoyed reading it! Some additional information I’d like to add is that that
Jackson 5’s first recorded song is ;Big Boy,; wich was the beginning of their
stardom. (Jackson: 42)
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