Michael Jackson Outline

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Michael Jackson: A Life Worth Knowing I. A performer since the age of five, Michael Jackson is one of the most popular singers in history. His 1983 album, Thriller, sold forty million copies, making it the biggest seller of all time. Through his record albums and music videos he created an image imitated by his millions of fans. II. Early Childhood A. Michael Joe Jackson was born in Gary, Indiana on August 29, 1958, the fifth of nine children. B. The band The Jackson 5 was born C. Performed in the Apollo Theater in 1968 and discovered by Motown recording artist. III. Young Adulthood A. Starred in the musical film The Wiz in 1978 B. Recorded a duet with Diana Ross and became really close to her. C. Off the Wall was released in 1979, it marked Michael’s first time out as a solo artist IV. Emergence of a Pop Icon A. 1982, Michael and Quincy Jones collaborated on the blockbuster Thriller album. B. “Beat it, Billie Jean, and Thriller” made him the major pop icon the 80s have ever seen. C. 1983, Michael Jackson established himself as the most popular and searched up entertainer in America. V. Personal Life A. In 1993, Michael Jackson was accused of sexually abusing a thirteen year old boy. B. Jackson’s contract with Pepsi was at risk. C. May 1994, Michael and Lisa Maria Presley got married. D. Had his first child, Prince Michael Jackson Jr. with his long time friend Debbie Rowe E. Second Child: Paris Michael Katherine Jackson in May 1998. VI. Accomplishments and Inspirations A. Biggest Selling Album Of All Time B. Developed The Heal The World Foundation C. Listed in the 2000 edition of the Guiness Book Of World Records for breaking the world record for the "Most Charities Supported By a Pop Star". D. Influenced many Artists like Neyo, Chris Brown, Usher.

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