Michael Joseph Jackson (August 29, 1958 – June 25, 2009) was one of the most famous and successful musicians of the last 3 decades. He was referred to as "The King of Pop" and considered to be one of the biggest and most influential entertainers in the history of pop music. Jackson started performing with The Jackson 5 in 1964. In 1971 he started a solo career while also being a member of The Jackson 5. He made the highest-selling album of all time, Thriller, in 1982. The video for "Thriller" showed him dancing like a zombie. Thriller, which includes famous songs like "Beat It" and "Billie Jean," has sold 110 million copies worldwide. Jackson wrote other well-known songs, "Heal the World" and "Earth Song". He is known for popularizing dance moves such as the robot and the moonwalk. He won a lot of awards and broke many records. He is often cited as the biggest star since Elvis Presley. Guinness World Records says he was the most successful entertainer of all time.