He was the "King of Pop," a Rock and Roll Hall-of-Famer, and the "Most Successful Entertainer of All Time." But before all the sold-out concerts, the Grammy wins, and the unmistakable moonwalk, Michael Jackson was a scene-stealing child prodigy who, with a high, clear voice and a wide smile, sang and danced his way into the hearts of music lovers all over the world.
At the early age of 10, Michael had signed with Motown Records as a member of Jackson 5, a group that consists of him and his four brothers. They released timeless hits such as "I Want You Back," "ABC," and "I'll Be There." Proving himself early on to be the star of the group, Michael later released four solo albums under Motown, which spawned more gems from the rising superstar such as "Ben" and "Got to Be There."
Celebrate the King of Pop's early years in music with Michael Jackson and the Jackson 5 - The Motown Years, a definitive collection of Michael's earliest songs. The 3-CD album contains 50 of Michael's and the Jackson 5's hits during their Motown years, including "ABC," "I Want You Back," "Never Can Say Goodbye," "You've Got A Friend," "Ben," "Ain't No Sunshine," and "One Day In Your Life." The album will be hitting the shelves in July 2009 for only P495 from MCA Music.
The release of Michael Jackson and the Jackson 5 - The Motown Years is a precious remembrance of the music icon's illustrious career, a legacy unmatched in the entertainment industry. It is also a timely celebration of the pop legend's birthday, which takes place on August 29, 2009. He would have been 51 years old.
The album also coincides with the 50th anniversary of Motown Records, the label that not only brought Michael Jackson and the Jackson 5 to the fore, but also catapulted the careers of Diana Ross and The Supremes, Smokey Robinson and The Miracles, Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye, The Temptations, and Four Tops.