Michael Jackson was not only a pop icon. Michael Jackson was a phenomenon. A 1997 survey declared him to be the ‘most famous person in the world’. On the day of his death in 2009, there were 5000/min twitter posts. Following his death, there was a sale of 35 million albums all over the world in the next one year. Five websites crashed on the day of his death due to traffic overload.
He was born in 1958, with his birth name as Michael Joseph Jackson. He married twice and had two kids, one with each of his wives.
Michael Jackson sold 751 million albums worldwide throughout his career. He won thirteen Grammy’s and 26 American Music Awards. Apart from being a performer, he was also a humanitarian. He charted out huge amounts of donations to various organizations all over the world.
He was given various endearing nicknames. Some of them are Wacko Jacko, MJ, The Gloved One among others.