What makes a person a legend? The word ‘legend’ describes something special that rose above all expectations. Is it possible to call Michael Jackson a legend by taking an extensive look at the goals he reached throughout his career? Throughout his life he has been in the public eyes. Michael Joseph Jackson was born on August 29, 1958. At the young age of four, Michael took part in a musical group called the Jackson Five, which consisted of his four older brothers. He became their lead vocalist, imitating the styles of James Brown. Though on stage Michael was seemingly confident, offstage he was introvert and shy. The Jackson Five was signed on to Motown Record at the end of 1968. The song entitled “I Want You Back” became the first of four straight hits. Most of the hits consisted of romance and love-like situations. Even though he hadn’t experienced these, he sang them as if he did.