His 1982 album Thriller became the best-selling album in history, winning thirteen Grammy Awards and having thirteen songs reach #1 on the U.S. charts.
He got married to Lisa Marie Presley, the daughter of Elvis Presley, on May 26, 1994. After their divorce on January 18, 1996, he married Debbie Rowe on November 14, 1996. He had three children named Paris, Prince and Blanket.
He is the older brother of pop diva Janet Jackson.