(CNN)Here is a look at the life of Grammy Award-winning artist Michael Jackson.
PersonalBirth date: August 29, 1958Death date: June 25, 2009 Birth place: Gary, Indiana Read MoreBirth name: Michael Joseph JacksonFather: Joseph Jackson, crane operator/The Jackson 5 managerMother: Katherine (Scruse) Jackson Marriages: Debbie Rowe (November 15, 1996-October 8, 1999, divorced); Lisa-Marie Presley (May 18, 1994-January 18, 1996, divorced) Children: with an anonymous surrogate: Prince Michael II (aka Blanket), 2002; with Debbie Rowe: Paris, April 3, 1998; Prince Michael Joseph Jr., February 12, 1997Other Facts Photos: All in the Jackson family Photos: All in the Jackson familyJanet Damita Jo Jackson is the youngest of Joe and Katherine Jackson’s children. She was briefly married to singer James DeBarge before secretly marrying dancer Rene Elizondo in 1991. The couple divorced in 2000, and she married businessman Wissam Al Mana in 2012. The couple had a son in January 2017 and has since split. Hide Caption 1 of 20 Photos: All in the Jackson familyPop superstar Michael Jackson, the most famous of Joe and Katherine’s children, had three kids. He fathered his first two, Prince Michael Joseph Jackson Jr. and Paris Katherine Jackson, with Deborah Jeanne Rowe. His youngest, Prince Michael Joseph “Blanket” Jackson II, was born to an unidentified woman. The singer died in 2009.Hide Caption 2 of 20 Photos: All in the Jackson familyPrince Michael Joseph Jackson Jr. attends a baseball game in August 2012 during a visit to his late father’s hometown of Gary, Indiana.Hide Caption 3 of 20 Photos: All in the Jackson familyPrince Michael Joseph “Blanket” Jackson attends the Las Vegas premiere of “Michael Jackson: The Immortal World” by Cirque du Soleil in December 2011. He is Michael Jackson’s youngest son.Hide Caption 4 of 20 Photos: All in the Jackson familyKatherine Jackson is the matriarch of the Jackson family. Here she attends the hand and footprint ceremony for son Michael at Grauman’s Chinese Theatre in January 2012 in Los Angeles.Hide Caption 5 of 20 Photos: All in the Jackson familyJoseph Walker “Joe” Jackson is the patriarch of the Jackson family. He’s pictured at a March 2011 press conference in Madrid, Spain.Hide Caption 6 of 20 Photos: All in the Jackson familyMaureen Reillette “Rebbie” Jackson is Joe and Katherine’s oldest child. She scored a hit in the 1980s with the song “Centipede.” She has three children: Stacee, Yashi and Austin “Auggie” Brown. Here she attends the world premiere of “Michael Jackson: The Life of an Icon” in London in November 2011.Hide Caption 7 of 20 Photos: All in the Jackson familyYashi Brown, Rebbie Jackson’s second child, is a poet and advocate on mental health issues. Hide Caption 8 of 20 Photos: All in the Jackson familyRebbie Jackson’s youngest, Austin “Auggie” Brown, is a musician. He’s pictured at a December 2012 benefit in Hollywood. Hide Caption 9 of 20 Photos: All in the Jackson familySigmund Esco “Jackie” Jackson, center, is the second of Joe and Katherine’s children. He has two children with Enid Spann: Sigmund Esco “Siggy” Jackson Jr. and Brandi Jackson. Here he performs with brothers Tito, left, and Marlon Jackson in Los Angeles in July 2012.Hide Caption 10 of 20 Photos: All in the Jackson familyMichael Jackson’s daughter, Paris Jackson, broke out as a model and actress in 2017. She gave her first late night interview to “Tonight Show” host Jimmy Fallon in March 2017.Hide Caption 11 of 20 Photos: All in the Jackson familyToriano Adaryll “Tito” Jackson, the third of the Jackson children, has three sons: Toriano Adaryll “Taj”Jackson Jr., Taryll Adren Jackson and Tito Joe “TJ” Jackson, who are members of the group 3T. Tito Jackson performs in Liverpool, England, in 2009.Hide Caption 12 of 20 Photos: All in the Jackson familyToriano Adaryll “Taj” Jackson Jr., Tito Jackson’s oldest son, is part of the group 3T. Here he performs in Cardiff, Wales, in October 2011. Hide Caption 13 of 20 Photos: All in the Jackson familyTaryll Adren Jackson, Tito Jackson’s middle son, performs with his bothers in memory of his uncle, Michael, in 2011.Hide Caption 14 of 20 Photos: All in the Jackson familyTito Joe “TJ” Jackson performs in honor of his uncle, Michael.Hide Caption 15 of 20 Photos: All in the Jackson familyJermaine La Jaune Jackson is the fourth of Joe and Katherine’s children. He has seven children. With Hazel Gordy, Jackson had three children: Jermaine Lu Juane Jr., Autumn Joy and Jaimy. He had two children with Margaret Maldonado: Jeremy and Jourdynn. His two youngest children, Jaffar and Jermajesty, were born to Alejandra Oaziaza. He has no children with his current wife, Halima Rashid. Jackson and Rashid are pictured at the Royal Festival Hall in London in October 2010.Hide Caption 16 of 20 Photos: All in the Jackson familyLa Toya Yvonne Jackson, the fifth of Joe and Katherine Jackson’s children, attends the world premiere of “Dancing In Jaffa” at the Tribeca Film Festival in New York in April. She is one of the film’s executive producers.Hide Caption 17 of 20 Photos: All in the Jackson familyMarlon David Jackson was born a year before brother Michael Jackson. He has three children with Carol Parker: Valencia, Brittany and Marlon David Jr.Hide Caption 18 of 20 Photos: All in the Jackson familySteven Randall “Randy” Jackson is the second-youngest of Joe and Katherine Jackson’s children. He has four children: Steveanna, Genevieve, Donte and Steven Randall Jr. Alejandra Oaziaza is the mother of the latter three. She later married and had two children with Randy’s brother Jermaine.Hide Caption 19 of 20 Photos: All in the Jackson familyGenevieve Jackson, pictured in November 2011, is Randy Jackson’s second child.Hide Caption 20 of 20Nicknamed “The King of Pop.”Seventh of nine children.His sister, Janet Jackson, is a Grammy award-winning singer and entertainer.Began performing at age 5 with four of his five brothers (Marlon, Jermaine, Tito and Jackie), as The Jackson 5. Nominated for 38 Grammy awards, with 13 wins. Posthumously honored with the Recording Academy’s Lifetime Achievement Award in 2010 and received the Grammy Legend Award in 1993. Timeline1968 – The Jackson 5 is signed by Motown Records. November 1969 – The first single by the Jackson 5, “I Want You Back,” is released. 1971 – “Got to Be There” is released as Jackson’s first solo single. 1972 – “Ben” is Jackson’s first No. 1 single on the Billboard Hot 100. 1975 – The group leaves Motown for Epic Records and changes its name to The Jacksons. 1978 – Jackson plays the Scarecrow in “The Wiz.” “Ease On Down the Road,” a duet with Diana Ross, is a hit single. 1979 – Debut solo album with Epic Records, “Off The Wall,” sells over 20 million copies and has four Top 10 singles. Released in August, the album is certified platinum in December.February 27, 1980 – Wins his first Grammy for the song, “Don’t Stop ’til You Get Enough,” in the Best R&B Vocal Performance, Male category. November 30, 1982 – “Thriller” is released and is certified platinum the following January. That album and the song, “Billie Jean,” make him the first artist to have a number one pop single, pop album, R&B single and R&B album charts simultaneously. 1984 – Jackson wins eight Grammy Awards for “Thriller,” including Album of the Year, Record of the Year and Best Pop Vocal Performance, male. He sets a record for the most Grammy wins on a single night. 1985 – Co-writes and performs on “We Are The World,” to help raise money for African famine relief.1987 – “Bad” is released in August and is certified 4x platinum in December. Its five number-one singles set a record for a solo artist on one album.November 1991 – Jackson’s 11-minute video for “Black or White” debuts during primetime on FOX, MTV and BET.February 10, 1993 – Oprah Winfrey interviews Jackson in a live special. Winfrey asks the pop star about his skin. He says he is suffering from an inherited skin disorder that causes a blotchy complexion. Jackson’s dermatologist, Dr. Arnold Klein, later says the pop star has a skin disease called vitiligo, which causes a person to lose pigment in patches or all over the body and affects between .5% and 1% of the population worldwide.February 24, 1993 – Receives the honorary Grammy Legend Award.August 1993 – A 13-year-old boy accuses Jackson of sexually molesting him repeatedly over a five-month period. The boy says that Jackson bathed with him, shared a bed with him, gave him gifts and trips, and fondled him.September 22, 1994 – District attorneys for Los Angeles and Santa Barbara Counties announce they will not file criminal child molestation charges because the primary alleged victim decided not to testify. 1997 – The Jackson 5 are inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. March 19, 2001 – Jackson is inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame as a solo artist.September 7 and September 10, 2001 – Performs two concerts at Madison Square Garden, “Michael Jackson: 30th Anniversary Celebration, The Solo Years,” his first shows in the continental US since 1989.June 13, 2002 – Jackson is inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame.November 2002 – Jackson is caught on video dangling his baby over a fourth story balcony in Berlin in front of hundreds of fans.November 20, 2003 – Jackson is booked in Santa Barbara, California, on suspicion of child molestation. A source close to the victim’s family tells CNN that the accuser is a boy who at 12 years old participated in a documentary about Jackson. December 18, 2003 – Jackson is formally charged with seven counts of child molestation and two counts of administering an intoxicating agent for the purpose of a committing a felony.June 16, 2004 – Jackson pays out approximately $25 million to settle civil suit by the 13-year-old boy who accused him of molesting him in 1993. June 13, 2005 – Found not guilty. March 16, 2006 – The state of California closes Neverland Ranch and lays off most of the employees after learning about unpaid wages and lapsed workers’ compensation insurance.October 2006 – Settles with ex-wife Debbie Rowe, receiving full custody of the children in exchange for an undisclosed lump sum, reported to be in the millions.November 2008 – Jackson, pressured by his financial problems, gives up sole ownership of Neverland Ranch. The property is now owned by Sycamore Valley Ranch Co. LLC, of which Jackson is a part owner. February 2, 2009 – Is sued by John Landis over royalty rights to the new “Thriller” production on Broadway.March 5, 2009 – Files a lawsuit against an auction house that is scheduled to sell thousands of Jackson’s personal items, including his trademark white glove, the gates to Neverland Ranch and numerous statues of children. The auction is scheduled for April 22-25 in Beverly Hills, California. March 5, 2009 – Jackson announces his “This Is It” concert tour. June 25, 2009 – Jackson is rushed by ambulance to a Los Angeles hospital after going into cardiac arrest and is later pronounced dead. August 3, 2009 – Jackson’s mother, Katherine, is awarded permanent custody of the singer’s three children. August 28, 2009 – The Los Angeles County coroner rules that Jackson’s death was a homicide, caused by “acute propofol intoxication.” September 3, 2009 – Jackson is buried at Forest Lawn cemetery in Glendale, California.October 28, 2009 – The documentary “This Is It” is released. The film consists of footage from Jackson’s rehearsals for shows in London that were scheduled to take place in July 2009. An album by the same name was released October 27, 2009 in the United States. January 31, 2010 – Posthumously receives the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award.June 26, 2011 – Jackson’s “Thriller” jacket is sold at auction for $1.8 million to Milton Verret of Austin, Texas.November 7, 2011 – Jackson’s physician, Dr. Conrad Murray, is found guilty of the involuntary manslaughter of Jackson in 2009. November 21, 2011 – Jackson’s second posthumous album, “Immortal,” is released.October 2, 2013 – A Los Angeles jury decides that AEG Live hired Dr. Conrad Murray, but also concludes that the concert promoter is not liable for Jackson’s drug overdose death.August 20, 2018 – The Eagles’ “Their Greatest Hits 1971-1975” surpasses Jackson’s “Thriller” as the best-selling album of all time in the United States, with 38 million units sold or streamed since its release in 1976, according to the Recording Industry Association of America. Thriller is certified 33x platinum, with 33 million copies sold or streamed since its release in 1982.January 25, 2019 – “Leaving Neverland,” a four-hour documentary featuring interviews with two men who accuse Jackson of molesting them as children, premieres at the Sundance Film Festival in Utah. January 28, 2019 – Jackson’s family releases a statement condemning “Finding Neverland,” referring to the film and the surrounding hype as a “public lynching.”February 21, 2019 – Jackson’s estate files a breach of contract lawsuit against HBO, which is set to air “Leaving Neverland” in two parts on March 3 and 4. In a statement, HBO says it will not postpone the airdate, despite the suit. (HBO is owned by parent company WarnerMedia, which also owns CNN).March 3-4, 2019 – HBO airs “Leaving Neverland.” March 5, 2019 – Radio stations in Canada and New Zealand drop Jackson from their playlists in the wake of the documentary.December 26, 2020 – Neverland Ranch has been purchased by Pittsburgh Penguins co-owner Ron Burkle, Burkle’s spokesman confirms to CNN.
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