The definitive biography of Michael Jackson, a "vividgripping... authoritative account of a world-changing force of nature" (Rolling Stone), celebrating the King of Pop's legendary contributions to music, dance, and popular culture.
From the moment in 1965 when he first stepped on stage-at age seven-in Gary, Indiana, Michael Jackson was destined to become the undisputed King of Pop. In a career spanning four decades, Jackson became a global icon, selling over four hundred million albums, earning thirteen Grammy awards, and spinning dance moves that captivated the world. Songs like "Billie Jean" and "Black and White" altered our national discussion of race and equality, and Jackson's signature aesthetic, from the single white glove to the moonwalk, defined a generation. Despite publicized scandals and controversy, Jackson's ultimate legacy will always be his music.