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Shastacia EvansHIUS 222Date: 08/14/2020Michael Jackson’s BiographyBorn in Gary, Indiana in 1958, Jackson Michael was the seventh of their nine siblings. His father was Joseph Jackson who was a crane operator and also aspire to be a boxer and venturing into music. His mother, Kathrine Screws Jackson was a department store clerk. She also had aspirations for music and actress. Michael began his career at the age of six years when they formed ‘Jackson 5’ and startedsinging in local clubs directed by their father. Performances became interesting and uncontrollable. This led to Michael failing to attain his high school diploma. At the age of 11 years, Michael signed to local label to Motown Records. They launched international career, “I Want You back” earning the group their first number one hit. His songs like “Billie Jean”, “Thriller” and “Beat it” turned the music industry upside down. They made unprecedented commercial and critical success. He used his music to extend his ideas in America as well as throughout the world. These songs included “We are the World” which was co-written with

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