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Black Lives, Black History: Michael Jackson

Guide to research and resources for African American History.

Michael Jackson

Michael Jackson (1958-2009), the King of Pop, was a global pop star known for his music, dance, philanthropy, and public private life. His music career began performing with his brothers in their boy group: Jackson 5 in 1969. His music regularly climbed to the top of the Billboard charts throughout his career.


In the Library


Michael Jackson - Live in Bucharest: The Dangerous Tour. Library call number: DVD LIVE PERF MIC DAN

Michael Jackson: Video Greatest Hits - History / directed by John Landis. Library call number: DVD LIVE PERF MIC HIS

Michael Jackson's This Is It. Library call number: DVD LIVE PERF MIC THI



Between 1980 and 2010 Michael Jackson was nominated for 38 Grammy awards and won .

1980 Best Male R&B Vocal Performance - Don't Stop Till You Get Enough

1984 Best Album for Children - E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial

1984 Best Male Rock Vocal Performance - Beat It

1984 Best Male R&B Vocal Performance - Billie Jean

1984 Non-Classical Producer of the Year

1984 Best Male Pop Vocal Performance - Thriller

1984 Best R&B Song - Billie Jean

1984 Record of the Year - Beat It

1984 Album of the Year - Thriller

1985 Best Music Film - Thriller

1986 Song of the Year - We Are the World

1990 Best Music Video -- Leave Me Alone

1994 Legend Award

1996 Best Music Video - Scream

2008 Hall of Fame Award - Thriller

2008 Hall of Fame Award - Off the Wall

2009 Hall of Fame Award - Thriller

2009 Hall of Fame Award - Off the Wall

2010 Lifetime Achievement Award