Michael Jackson was born in 1958. He made his musical debut aged 11 with his brothers as a member of The Jackson 5, his solo career began in 1971 and he was soon dubbed the 'King of Pop'. His albums, Thriller, Off the Wall, Bad, Dangerous and HIStory are among the top selling albums in the world. During his remarkable career, Jackson won thirteen Grammy Awards and the American Music Award's Artist of the Century Award. He released thirteen number one solo singles and enjoyed sales of an estimated 750 million records worldwide. His unique sound and style has influenced recording artists from all genres for generations and will continue to do so for many more years to come. Michael Jackson died, aged 50, on 25 June 2009.