Michael Jackson is one of the most famous musical artists of all time. Born in Indiana in 1958, he was the eighth child of the Jackson family. Alongside his elder brothers, Michael launched his musical career in 1964 as part of the Jackson 5, who received critical acclaim. Michael embarked on a solo career in 1971, receiving worldwide fame on the release of his fifth studio album, Off the Wall. His songs include Beat It, Billie Jean and Man in The Mirror. He was a controversial figure in later life, and much speculation was made about his close relationships with children. He died in 2009 in Los Angeles.
Michael Jackson was 5 foot 9 inches (1.75 m) tall.