Michael Jackson: The King of Pop
Branden Books, 1993 - 391 pages
"Michael Jackson: The King of Pop" follows the path of the amazing of Michael Jackson from his beginning as lead singer of the Jackson 5 to becoming the undisputed King of Pop. Being helped, encouraged, and at times forced and abused by their father, the Jacksons became The Jackson 5 and went on to enjoy phenomenal success at Motown Records. They became the first artists ever to have their first four singles all become number one hits.
"Michael Jackson: The King of Pop" contains all of the record setting feats accomplished by this shy yet extraordinarily gifted singer and dancer. Since moving from Motown to CBS Records, Michael Jackson has recorded one record setting album after another. His first solo album for CBS Records was "Off The Wall," which became the first album ever to yield four top ten hit singles. Its follow up, "Thriller," became the biggest selling album in music history, yielding seven top ten hits. "Bad" went to number one in a record breaking 25 countries and has surpassed all other albums in sales with the exception of one, "Thriller." "Dangerous" when first released sold faster than "Bad" in its first few months of release, and more incredibly, it also surpassed the initial sales of "Thriller."
"Michael Jackson: The King of Pop" describes in detail how Michael Jackson went from singing with his older brothers in their cramped living room in Gary, Indiana to become the greatest entertainer of the world, The King of Pop.