Jackie, Tito, Jermaine, Marlon and Michael, five brothers from Gary, Indiana, known originally as the Jackson 5 and later The Jacksons, rose to fame for their combination of extraordinary musical talent and spectacular choreography. They soon earned the status of pop royalty in the music world, providing the launching pad for what would become Michael Jackson’s legendary solo career.
In 1980, The Jacksons were honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. They were inducted into The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1997 and the Vocal Group Hall of Fame in 1999 as The Jackson 5. Listed among The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame’s “500 Songs that Shaped Rock and Roll” are two of the group’s songs “I Want You Back” and “ABC”. At the annual BMI Urban Awards on September 8, 2008, The Jacksons were
honored as BMI Icons. In 2016, “ABC” joined “I Want You Back” as the group’s second recording to be inducted into the Recording Academy’s Grammy Hall of Fame.