Michael Jackson

pop singer
Born: 8/29/1958
Birthplace: Gary, Indiana

Grammy Award-winning pop singer and dancer known for his controversial behavior on- and offstage, his phenomenal commercial success and his big-budget, flashy videos. He began his career in the 1960s performing with his siblings in the Jackson Five. In 1978, Jackson re-emerged with his solo album Off the Wall and a new persona and appearance. His other recordings include Thriller (1982), Dangerous (1992), and HIStory: Past, Present and Future (1995). He was married to Lisa Marie Presley (1995–1996) and Debbie Rowe (1996–1999), with whom he has two children. His sister is Janet Jackson.