Little did Joseph Walter Jackson (1928 - 2018) and Katherine Esther Scruse (1930) know when they married in November of 1949 and started the world’s most popular music family group and pop royalty. They started their family in 1950 when daughter Rebbie was born, followed by Jackie (1951), Tito (1953), Jermaine (1954), La Toya (1956), Marlon (1957, twin brother Brandon died within 24 hours after birth), Michael (1958 - 2009), Randy (1961) and Janet (1966).
Brothers Jackie, Tito, Marlon, Michael and Marlon professionally debuted in 1969 as music group The Jackson 5. Considered “one of the biggest phenomenons in pop music during the early 1970s, The Jackson 5’s combination of extraordinary musical talent and choreography has earned the family the status of pop royalty in the music world and was later responsible for providing the launching pads of the solo careers of both Michael, Jermaine and also Jackie.
The Jackson 5 were later known as The Jacksons when brothers Jackie, Tito, Marlon, Michael and Randy signed to CBS Records, while Jermaine stayed loyal to Motown and continued his solo career.
The six brothers reunited in 1984 and released their biggest-selling album to date, Victory, that year followed by the Victory Tour, performing 55 concerts to an audience of 2 million and the tour sold what was then a record number of ticket sales.
Adored by millions of fans the world over, The Jacksons forever changed the landscape of popular music. The Jacksons’ unique brand of soulful pop-funk, their lengthy catalogue of hits, and their impeccable live performances have made them one of the most beloved musical acts of all time. Idols unlike any other in music history, the Jacksons redefined, reinvented, and reinvigorated popular music as we know it.
The Jackson 5 were ceremonially honored as inductees of the well-respected Rock & Roll Hall of Fame as the youngest group ever to receive that honor and they were inducted to the Vocal Group Hall of Fame in 1999.
For over 50 years, the Jacksons have been performing on stage in front of crowds all over the world and been charting hits as a group and as solo artists. In 2016, Tito joined his brothers and sisters and scored his first solo hit on the Billboard charts with his debut single “Get It Baby”, becoming the ninth and final Jackson family sibling to place a solo single on the charts.
Michael Jackson is The Greatest Entertainer That Ever Lived. His innovative music videos are credited with breaking racial barriers and transforming the medium into an art form and promotional tool. Through stage and video performances, Michael forged an outstanding reputation as a solo artist and he popularized a number of complicated dance techniques, such as the robot and The Moonwalk. His distinctive sound and style has influenced numerous artists and various generations. Michael Jackson is recognized as the Most Successful Entertainer of All Time by Guinness World Records. He is the most awarded recording artist in the history of popular music. Michael is also an incredible humanitarian for attending events and donating millions of dollars to projects to make the world a better place. His Legacy Lives On Forever.
Janet Jackson has risen to huge stardom as the hottest female artist of all times and she is ranked as one of the best-selling artists in the history of contemporary music. One of the world’s most awarded artists, Janet’s longevity, records and achievements reflect her influence in shaping and redefining the scope of popular music.
In the early nineties, Tito's sons Taj, Taryll and TJ launched their music careers as the group 3T, the first music group consisting of Next Generation Jacksons who's debut album Brotherhood sold over 3 million copies worldwide. A few years later, Jackie's son Siggy aka Dealz launched his rap music career, followed by Marlon's son Marlon Jr aka Chye Beats and Rebbie's son Austin. Rebbie's daughter Yashi also showed musical interest and talent (along with her sister Stacee) but she developed as an author, poet, speaker and active leader in the mental health community. In 2012, Taryll launched his solo career and he launched his EDM journey in 2016. In 2018, Paris formed a band with Gabriel Glenn called The Soundflowers and Donte' emerged as an author and had his first character book for chidren published, followed by the launch of a YouTube channel in 2019. Prince and Bigi, along with cousin Taj, also launched a YouTube channel to discuss and review movies. In the Summer of 2019, Jermaine's second youngest son Jermaine's youngest son Jaafar arrived on the scene with his debut single and music video. Jermaine's youngest son Jermajesty will follow right behind his brother and also Randy's daughter Genevieve is preparing to launch a career in music.
Take a look the Jackson Family Tree and at a discography of music albums released in five decades by The Jacksons: The World's Most Popular Music Family & Pop Royalty.