Michael Jackson Timeline

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Timeline:
• Aug. 29, 1958:
Michael Joseph Jackson is born to Katherine and Joe Jackson in Gary, Ind. His older siblings are Rebbie, Jackie, Tito, Jermaine, LaToya and Marlon.
• 1962: “Jackson 5”: Michael, Marlon, Jackie, Tito and Jermaine combine to form a band. At first, their father does not approve, but later changes his mind and manages the band. Jackson sings lead vocal on most of the songs.

• 1970: First Four No. 1 Hits:
Jackson made history with his brothers in the Jackson 5 when they became the first group in pop history to have their first four singles hit No. 1. The songs were "I Want You Back," "I'll Be There," "The Love You Save," and "ABC." The latter earned the Jackson 5 their first GRAMMY nomination for Best Contemporary Vocal Performance.

• 1982: Thriller Is Released:
Following the release of his 1979 hit album Off The Wall, Jackson released Thriller on Nov. 30, 1982. Both albums were inducted into the GRAMMY Hall Of Fame in 2008, but Thriller is widely considered Jackson's most successful album. With sales of 29 million copies, Thriller is the best-selling album of all time according to the RIAA.

• 1983: The Moonwalk:
Jackson debuted what would become his signature dance move, the moonwalk, during a performance of "Billie Jean" on the May 16, 1983, TV special "Motown 25.

• 1984: Eight GRAMMYs, One Night:
Jackson made history when he became the first artist to win eight GRAMMYs in one night at the 26th Annual GRAMMY Awards on Feb. 28, 1984. Jackson is among the artists with the most GRAMMYs won in the '80s with 11.

• 1984: Hollywood Walk Of Fame X 2:
Jackson became the first celebrity to have two stars in the same category on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
• 1985: “We Are The World”:
Jackson and Lionel Richie pen "We Are The World," with the proceeds from sales of the single slated for hunger relief in Africa. It sells a…...

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