How Michael Jackson changed pop music

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  • Michael Jackson is born.

    Michael Jackson is born.
    Michael Jackson was born on August 29, 1958.
    Picture from early years.
  • The Jackson 5.

    The Jackson 5.
    Michael Jackson first started music when he joined the Jackson 5 made up of his siblings.This was important because they influenced him to go on and continue singing. So after the Jackson 5 he went to a solo career.
  • Michael Jackson has his first song up on the top charts.

    Michael Jackson has his first song up on the top charts.
    Michael Jackson's first song to go on the top charts was called " Got To Be There" from the album Ben. This was his first solo career big hit.
  • First number one song.

    First number one song.
    Michael Jackson's first song on the number one spot in the top charts. The song was a ballad about a rat. It was in the album Ben and in his earliest stages of his solo career.
  • First Grammy win

    First Grammy win
    Michael Jackson won his first Grammy in his career. He went on to eventually win 7 more and have a total of 8 Grammy's in his career.
  • Billie Jean is released.

    Billie Jean is released.
    Billie Jean is one of his greatest songs. He is well remembered by this song and it was a huge hit for his career. This song is also important because he released a video for it and this had never been done before. This song and the video changed the way music was shown in videos and how it was done.
  • Beat It is released.

    Beat It is released.
    This was another really big hit for Michael and his solo career. He made a video for this song that revolutionized how they were made for music. This song played a big part in the way music was shown in videos.
  • Thriller is released.

    Thriller is released.
    Thriller is released, his best and most famous song. This song sold more than 45 million copies and was the best and most famous song of his career. In this song he changed the way pop music was done. He fused African American and White music together to create a masterpiece. This had only ever been done by the Beatles and Elvis Presley.This inspired many African American artists to make more music and they started attracting greater audiences. Michael Jackson changed pop music forever.
  • The album Bad is released.

    The album Bad is released.
    This album sold more than 17 million copies and was a big hit in the ending days of his career. He is remembered for this album a lot to. Not as much as Thriller, Billie Jean, or Beat It, but it was still a big hit for him. He also fused African American and White music for some of these songs to.
  • Michael Jackson dies from drug overdose.

    Michael Jackson dies from drug overdose.
    Michael Jackson died on June 25, 2009 from drug overdose. The drug overdose caused a heart attack and he died because of it. There was a museum made to show and remember how he changed pop music forever.