On 25th July 2009, news of Michael Jackson's death at the age of 50 shocked the world. In a cruel twist of fate, he had passed away before he got the chance to make his final curtain call in the form of 50 planned sell-out shows at London's O2 Arena.
From a very young age, Michael's exceptional music talent was clear. He stood apart from his four brothers when they performed together as the Jackson 5 and, in 1974, he embarked upon what was to become a monumental solo career. A string of chart-busting albums and singles followed, with the Thriller album selling 47 million copies worldwide and yielding seven top-ten singles. It is believed that, in his lifetime, he sold around 750 million records, making him one of the most successful entertainers ever.
This in-depth and affectionate biography traces the rise of the man, from child prodigy to tortured megastar, and the pop icon whose impact on music continues to be felt.
Emily Herbert is a highly successful journalist and author. Having written for a host of newspapers and magazines, she has a unique insight into the lives of the stars and the inner circle of celebrities. Emily lives in West London.
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Biography: arts & entertainment