Adored by millions of fans the world over, the Jacksons forever changed the landscape of popular music. When siblings Jackie, Jermaine, Marlon, and Tito Jackson rose to fame with their late brother Michael in the 1970s, they instantly became an unstoppable global sensation. 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. Classic #1 hits such as “ABC,” “I Found That Girl,” “I Want You Back,” and “I’ll Be There,” catapulted the group to superstardom. With nine #1 hits and 14 Top 10 hits, the group has certainly left it mark on the charts. These timeless tracks remain every bit as infectious, incomparable, and iconic today as when they were first released.
Not only did the Jackson 5 become the first group ever to have their first four singles hit #1 on the Billboard Charts, which brought them international notoriety. “I’ll Be There” remains the best selling single in Motown history. The Jacksons were formally inducted into the Rock n’ Roll Hall of Fame in 1997 and were the youngest group ever to receive that honor. They have had the honor of performing for the Queen of England three times as well as meeting and performing for Presidents, dignitaries, and various Heads of State throughout the globe.
Until Summer 2012’s long-awaited Unity Tour, the Jacksons had last toured together in 1984, in support of their album Victory. The Jacksons’ Victory tour was the first of its kind and drew over 2.5 million people to Stadiums across America to see their performances.
The historic Unity Tour saw the brothers back on stage together for the first time in nearly three decades. The group embarked on a worldwide series of shows in the summer of 2012, beginning in the U.S. and then expanding throughout Europe and across the globe in 2013. The tour was a whirlwind success, with the brothers performing their universally beloved hits from the Jackson 5, the Jacksons, and Jermaine Jackson’s solo career.
The Jacksons signature sun-drenched harmonies, energetic stage presence, and roster of smash hits have left an indelible mark on popular music: the name ‘The Jacksons’ is known around the world, and they remain the biggest-selling family in music of all time. Fittingly, 2014 will find the Jacksons in the entertainment capital of the world when the group begins a 10 week residency in Las Vegas at Planet Hollywood on February 20, 2014.
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