|Birth name||Michael Joseph Jackson|
|Also known as||Michael Joe Jackson, MJ, The King of Pop|
|Born||August 29, 1958|
Gary, Indiana, U.S.
|Died||June 25, 2009 (aged 50)|
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
|Genres||Pop, rock, soul, R&B, funk, disco, dance, new jack swing|
|Occupations||Musician, singer-songwriter, arranger, dancer, artist, choreographer, music producer, actor, businessman|
|Labels||Motown, Epic, Legacy, MJJ Productions|
Michael Joseph Jackson (August 29, 1958 – June 25, 2009) was an American recording artist, singer-lyricist, lyricist, entertainer, actor, businessman and philanthropist. Often referred to as the "King of Pop", or by his initials MJ, Jackson is recognized as the most successful entertainer of all time by Guinness World Records. His contributions to music, dance, and fashion, along with a much-publicized personal life, made him a global figure in popular culture for over four decades.