Michael Jackson King of Pop 1958-2009 (Paperback)
|Author: Emily Herbert|
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|A dominant figure in pop since the early 1980s, Michael Jackson transformed the world of music and quickly became one of the most influential artists of all time. In his astounding career, he was twice inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, voted the Most Successful Entertainer of All Time, and accumulated 13 Grammy Awards. His breakout album "Thriller "has sold more than 100 million copies worldwide. Jackson remained in the media spotlight as much for his troubled personal life as for his music, however, and speculations about his physical and mental health circulated up until his sudden death at age 50 in June of 2009. Shedding new light on both his highly publicized personal life and his one-of-a-kind career, this in an insightful look at the undisputed king of pop.|
From the Publisher:
On 25th June 2009, breaking news revealed that Michael Jackson, King of Pop, was dead. From a very young age, Michael's exceptional musical talent was clear. He stood apart from his four brothers when they performed together as the Jackson 5 and, in 1974, he embarked upon what was to become a monumental solo career. A strong of chart-busting albums and singles followed, with the Thriller album selling 47 million copies worldwide and yielding seven top-ten singles. It is believed that, in his lifetime, he sold around 750 million records, making him one of the most successful entertainers ever. This in-depth and affectionate biography traces the rise of the man, from child prodigy to tortured megastar. It is the definitive portrait of a pop legend whose strange and brilliant life will never be forgotten.