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Michael Jackson

58 Jahre

Michael Jackson: Ein Kind, das nie erwachsen wurde. Androgyn, weder schwarz noch weiß - aber stets extrem und trotz Fans auf der ganzen Welt sehr einsam

  • Gestorben
  • Geboren , Gary, Indiana, USA
  • VornameMichael Joseph
  • Name Jackson
  • Grösse 1.78 m
  • Sternzeichen Jungfrau
  • Partner Debbie Rowe (geschieden); Lisa Marie Presley (geschieden; Brooke Shields
  • Kinder Paris Jackson (*1998); Prince Michael Joseph Jackson, II  (*2002); Prince Michael Jackson, Jr.  (*1997)

Biografie von Michael Jackson

Schon früh wurde auf Star getrimmt. Sein Vater Joseph ("Joe") gründete Mitte der 1960er Jahre die Gruppe "The 5" - und scheuchte seine Söhne Marlon, Tito, Jackie, Jermaine gemeinsam mit dem kleinen Michael auf die Bühne. Angeblich, weil Joes eigene Pläne für eine Karriere als Blues-Musiker nicht gefruchtet hatten.

Michaels große Erfolge

Mit 13 wagte "Jacko" erste Solo-Versuche. Seine erste Single "Got To Be There" landete auf Platz vier der US-Charts. Mit seiner Karriere ging es rasant aufwärts. Sein Album "Thriller" erschien 1982 und wurde mit 108 Millionen Exemplaren eines der meistverkauften Alben der Welt. Er verließ "The Jackson 5" und kultivierte seinen schillernd-schrägen Stil: weiße Socken zu schwarzen Schuhen, weiße Glitzerhandschuhe und schließlich den "Moonwalk". Musikalisch war er in den 1980ern auf dem Höhepunkt. 13 "Grammys", 13 Nummer-eins-Singles, 750 Millionen verkaufte Alben, Rekordkonzerte - das hat kein anderer Künstler geschafft.

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Skandale und Misserfolge

Etwa zur selben Zeit begann der Sänger, sein Äußeres zu verändern und sorgte für Spekulationen - seine Haut wurde immer heller, sein Gesicht immer schmaler. 1993 wurden erstmals Vorwürfe wegen Kindesmissbrauchs laut. Der Vater des damals 13-jährigen Jordan Chandler behauptete, Michael Jackson hätte seinen Sohn sexuell missbraucht. Jackson einigte sich mit der Familie des Jungen außergerichtlich - und konnte 1994 so einen drohenden Strafprozess abwenden. Doch der Stress ging an Jacksons zerbrechliche Substanz. Medikamentensucht, sein Sponsor Pepsi ließ ihn fallen. Musikalisch war Michael Jackson da längst in Richtung Banalität abgeglitten. Seit Ende der 1990er Jahre gingen von ihm keine innovativen Impulse mehr aus. Sein letztes Album "Invincible" von 2001 hat mehr gekostet als eingebracht, Jackson stritt sich mit der Plattenfirma Sony, die daraufhin im Frühjahr 2002 die Vermarktung einstellte.

Der Ärger bleibt

Werbung gab es für den "King of Pop" dann nur noch über sein Privatleben – In einem Interview sagte Jackson unter anderem: "Ich habe schon mit vielen Kindern in einem Bett geschlafen." Ein Satz, den er bitter bereute, denn er veranlasste den Staatsanwalt Tom Sneddon zur Verfolgung des Stars. Anfang 2005 begann der Prozess und geriet zum Medienspektakel, denn Michael Jackson unterstrich das Bild des realitätsfernen Freaks. Am 30. April wurde er einstimmig freigesprochen. Doch gut ging es ihm danach nicht, er häufte viele Schulden an.

Letzte Schritte im Musikbusiness und tragischer Tod

Aus dem "King of Pop" wurde mehr und mehr eine tragische Gestalt: Jacksons letzter Live-Auftritt war eine Farce: Bei den "World Music Awards" 2006 sang er nur den Anfang von "We Are the World", dann fiel er von der Bühne. Auf einer Pressekonferenz wegen anstehender Konzerte in London im Sommer 2009 sagte er im März davor: "Ich will nur sagen, dass dies meine letzten Auftritte sein werden. Ich werde nur die Songs singen, die meine Fans hören wollen. Ich sehe euch im Juli." Doch dazu sollte es nicht mehr kommen. Michael Jackson starb am 25. Juni 2009 im Alter von 50 Jahren an Herzversagen.

Nach seinem Tod

Michael ist nach seinem Tod wieder in aller Munde. So war sein posthumes Album "This Is It" 2009 in 15 Ländern auf Platz eins der Albumcharts, 2013 war Michael Jackson laut dem Forbes Magazine erfolgreicher als alle toten und lebenden Künstler.

Alben von Michael Jackson

  • 1972: Got To Be There
  • 1972: Ben
  • 1973: Music + Me
  • 1975: Forever, Michael
  • 1979: Off The Wall
  • 1982: Thriller
  • 1987: Bad
  • 1991: Dangerous
  • 1995: HIStory - Past, Present And Future, Book I
  • 2001: Invincible

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Where are our Danish followers? Copenhagen welcomed Michael on the HIStory Tour with the cover of its August, 1997 issue.

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Michael Jackson’s Thriller 3D will make its North American premiere at the 2017 Toronto International Film Festival. The iconic short film, featuring the song of the same name written by Rod Temperton, has received a complete restoration and 3D conversion, supervised by Optimum Productions and director John Landis. Michael Jackson’s Thriller 3D will be shown alongside the digitally remastered documentary, the Making of Michael Jackson’s Thriller, as part of the festival’s Special Presentations program. The festival runs from September 7-17, and the schedule will be released August 22.

16.08.2017

Michael Jackson ONE had its 2000th performance last night! Celebrating this latest milestone on Michael’s birthday:… https://t.co/zq7nowa9nv

15.08.2017

With its 2000th performance last night, more than 3.5 million people have now seen Michael Jackson ONE and in just two weeks, YOU could be in Las Vegas celebrating this latest milestone on Michael’s birthday with fans from around the world and the spectacular cast of Michael Jackson ONE. What are you waiting for? Buy your tickets today:

15.08.2017

Did you know? Thriller is the most streamed album from the 80s on Spotify! https://t.co/TGsGfk2twJ

14.08.2017

Did you know? Thriller is the most streamed album from the 80s on Spotify!

14.08.2017

Michael Jackson’s ‘Thriller’ Hits 300th Week On Billboard Chart https://t.co/s1ze1aya7o

12.08.2017

Michael Jackson’s ‘Thriller’ Hits 300th Week On Billboard Chart According to the latest issue of Billboard, Michael Jackson’s Thriller album has now joined another elite group of albums that have spent 300 weeks on the Billboard 200 albums chart, adding to the bevy of other milestones for the album! Thriller remains the biggest selling album of all time with more than 105 million sales worldwide, and the only album in music history to achieve a 33x Diamond Award from the Recording Industry Association of America. Released on November 30, 1982, Thriller topped the charts in almost every country in the world and won a record-setting eight GRAMMY Awards, including Album of the Year.

12.08.2017

“Michael Jackson manages to do more in a week than most manage in a decade.” – Sylvie Simmons, CREEM Magazine, 1983.

11.08.2017

“Michael Jackson manages to do more in a week than most manage in a decade. In the time it took Supertramp to get the right piano sound, Michael sang harmonies with Donna Summer, backing vocals with Joe King Carrasco (happened to be in the next studio at the time and was happy to oblige, once he translated it from Texan), wrote and produced 'Muscles' for Diana Ross, wrote and sang 'The Girl Is Mine' with Paul McCartney, and did a song for a narrated E.T. album, gathered together everyone from Vincent Price to Eddie Van Halen ("Eddie was a great choice, because he's brilliant") to help out with his solo album, and still had time for his pet llama, snake and parrots.” – Sylvie Simmons, CREEM Magazine, 1983.

11.08.2017

Describe the feeling listening to Michael’s music gives you. https://t.co/972LUFWHI8

10.08.2017

Describe the feeling listening to Michael’s music gives you.

10.08.2017

Check out the full line-up at The 5th annual Michael Jackson ONE Celebration of the King of Pop’s Birthday!… https://t.co/8NNKGTymca

10.08.2017

The 5th annual Michael Jackson ONE Celebration of the King of Pop’s Birthday will feature an afternoon full of exclusive activities hosted in the Michael Jackson ONE Theater! Check out the full line-up here:

10.08.2017

By sharing Michael’s art with new generations, you are fulfilling Mj dreams. Which songs will you share today? https://t.co/0CQpJSe3Yz

09.08.2017

By continuing to share Michael’s art with new generations, you are fulfilling Michael’s dreams. In 1983, he said “I'd like to just keep going and inspire people and try new things that haven't been done." Which of Michael’s songs will you share today?

09.08.2017

"I called him the sponge... He learned everything I knew and everybody else he was interested in, too. “– Berry Gor… https://t.co/l00EvesNNv

08.08.2017

"I called him the sponge. When the Jackson 5 came to Motown I was fascinated at Michael’s ability to study my every move. He learned everything I knew and everybody else he was interested in, too. “– Berry Gordy on Michael

08.08.2017

Michael Jackson's Thriller 3D To Premiere At Venice Film Festival: Michael Jackson's Thriller 3D will make its world premiere at the 74th Venice Film Festival 2017, announced the Estate of Michael Jackson today. Using the original 35mm film negative from Michael's archives, Optimum Productions and director John Landis supervised an elaborate and labor intensive process to convert the acclaimed film to 3D, and all the audio has been updated to 5.7, 7.1 and Atmos standards to create the highest quality audio and visual experience. Read more:

07.08.2017

#MJTrivia: Which is the only nation to release 5 singles as 45s from Off the Wall?

04.08.2017

For the fans who have been around for a long time, you may know this, but for the new members of the Michael Jackson Universe – did you know that Michael was the first artist in HISTORY to top the Billboard pop singles, R&B singles, and album charts SIMULTANEOUSLY?

03.08.2017

What’s your favorite use of one of Michael’s songs in a film or television show?

02.08.2017

Did you know that Tuesdays are generally the day to get the best online deals on flights? Maybe check some prices today and book your flight to spend Michael’s birthday at Michael Jackson ONE in Las Vegas! www.cirquedusoleil.com/mjbday

02.08.2017

“When all life is seen as divine, everyone grows wings.” ― Michael Jackson

31.07.2017

It’s just over a month until fans from the world around gather in Las Vegas to celebrate Michael’s birthday with the Estate of Michael Jackson and Cirque du Soleil. What new friends will you make when you attend? We’re waiting for you.

28.07.2017

"I loved listening to Michael Jackson and a lot of his songs have piano music in them and I found that interesting. It made me want to play the piano," –Ryan Wang, a nine-year-old Canadian piano prodigy.

27.07.2017

Guardian Critic Ben Beaumont-Thomas calls Dangerous Michael’s most underrated work. Would you agree?

26.07.2017

Michael loved to read, and encouraged others to do the same. What’s on your summer reading list?

25.07.2017

R.I.P. BOBBY TAYLOR. Bobby first heard Michael and his brothers at a club in Chicago and was one of the first to bring them to the attention of Motown. He went on to producer some of their Motown releases. His impact on the lives of Michael, his brothers, and so many other artists through the years with whom he worked, will keep his memory alive.

25.07.2017

“To live is to be musical, starting with the blood dancing in your veins. Everything living has a rhythm. Do you feel your music?” ― Michael Jackson

24.07.2017

#FriendlyFriday: Michael Jackson and Andy Warhol. What do you think they talked about?

21.07.2017

Everyone knows that Michael’s fans are everywhere, but did you know Celine Dion loved Michael? Check out her cover of “Black or White” during a recent London tour stop.

20.07.2017

How about a ballad for the people in the back? Today’s deep cut is “You Are My Life.” Enjoy!

19.07.2017

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