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Born on August 29, 1958, Michael Joseph Jackson is undoubtedly the most memorable Pop singer of all time. His career kicked off with the successful Jackson 5 music group consisting of his siblings. He later began a solo career in 1971 and topped the charts in 1982 with the hit song “Thriller.” Since then, the pop music icon has produced constant hit songs and explosive music videos. Music lovers from the 80s and 90s will attest that no one had electric dance moves like MJ, whose signature “MoonWalk” dance style is still an obsession today.
Michael Jackson earned the title of the “King of Pop” as he continually thrilled fans during live performances and more hit songs. However, the singer reportedly struggled with many personal issues. But despite all that, he was loved by many for his warmth and humility. On June 25, 2009, Michael Jackson took his last breath, succumbing to a cardiac arrest due to a drug overdose. Although gone, his music, dance moves, and words are still alive in many people’s hearts. Here are the top 30 most inspiring Michael Jackson quotes about life and music.
“Let us dream of tomorrow where we can truly love from the soul, and know love as the ultimate truth.”
“The meaning of life is contained in every single expression of life. It is present in the infinity of forms and phenomena that exist in all of creation.”
“In life, you’ve got to look beyond yourself.”
“My goal in life is to give to the world what I was lucky to receive: the ecstasy of divine union through my music and my dance.”
“When all life is seen as divine, everyone grows wings.”
Michael Jackson’s quotes about life continue to inspire many people today regardless of age, religion, or race.
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Michael came from a huge family of 9 siblings (5 brothers and three sisters). However, many people do not know that Michael lost a younger brother, Marlon’s twin Brandon, who died 24 hours after birth.
He grew up in a relatively poor family in a small house with two bedrooms to share among his 11 family members. Michael’s father was strict and did not allow them to have any friends.
When Michael changed his skin to white, many fans and critics thought he hated how he looked because of the childhood abuse from his father. Later, the ‘King of Pop’ explained that he suffered from vitiligo.
Michael’s Neverland Ranch was partly an amusement park featuring a petting zoo, railroads, roller coasters, bumping cars, and more. He also loved pet llamas and kept two of them, one named Lola and the other Louis.
Although he was a public figure, Michael preferred a private family life. He had three children: Michael Joseph Jackson and Paris-Michael Katherine Jackson from his second marriage with Debbie, and Prince Michael Jackson II, whose mother’s identity remains unknown.
The pop star has two stars on Hollywood’s Walk of Fame; one from the Jackson 5 music band and another from his solo music career. His career rewarded him with 13 Grammy Awards, 5 Billboard Music Awards, 6 Brit Awards, and 24 American Music Awards, among other awards.
Michael survived a near-death encounter when his hair caught fire while filming a Pepsi commercial in 1984. He suffered second-degree burns and was treated at the Brotman Medical Center, later renamed after him.
In the year of his death, Michael Jackson was the best-selling artist.
His death crashed the internet on June 25, 2009. AOL, Wikipedia, and Twitter all crashed at 3:15 pm, less than an hour after the tragic announcement.