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Born in 1978, T.J. Jackson formed a group with his brothers Tariano (“Taj”) and Taryll called 3T. They released their first album in 1995 and had a hit with the song “Anything.” Their next album came out in 2004. Jackson and his brothers performed together in 2011 at a tribute concert for their uncle, pop legend Michael Jackson, in 2011. The following year, T.J. Jackson became a temporary guardian to Michael’s children, Prince, Paris and Blanket.
The son of former Jackson 5 guitarist Tito Jackson and the nephew of pop legend Michael Jackson, T.J. Jackson was born Tito Joseph Jackson on July 16, 1978, and grew up in Los Angeles, California, with brothers Tariano (later known as Taj) and Taryll. Their mother, Delores, “made sure that we had a real childhood, with birthday parties, baseball, family outings, all that stuff,” Taj Jackson told People magazine.
In his teens, T.J. and his brothers formed the group 3T. The group released their first album Brotherhood in 1995, on which proved to be a family affair. Their uncle, Michael Jackson, produced some of their songs, and their father and uncles Marlon Jackson, Jackie Jackson and Jermaine also performed on the record.
A student at the Buckley School, T.J. juggled his musical career with his academics and baseball. He was one of the school’s top players and would travel back to Los Angeles after performances abroad just for a game. Jackson also dated now famous reality star Kim Kardashian as a teenager.
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