Michael Jackson, born in August 29, 1958 was a popular American singer. He was also a songwriter, dancer, record producer, and an actor. Known as the one King of Pop, he made exceptional contributions to music & dance or rather dance-pop, Who can beat his dance moves, who can be as original as him? His personal life was so publicized too and that was probably what globalized his figure even further until his death.
He stood as the 8th child among his siblings and the Jacksons family, being a very talented family of singers, had young Michael make his debut performance in the year 1964. And because he began his professional career as part of Jackson 5 (along with four elder brothers; Marlon, Tito, Jermaine, and Jackie), he started a solo career soon enough in 1971.
And by the early 1980s, he had become a prominent figure; his music was very much part of popular music. It was in fact his unconventionally novel and thrilling music videos like those of ‘Thriller’, ‘Billie Jean’ and ‘Beat It’ that made a breaking record; breaking down even racial barriers. Every time I buy some bluetooth speakers I play “Thiller’ for sound quality check. Another extraordinary feat is that his videos’ popularity in fact popularized MTV when it was still at a relatively young. And other videos like ‘Scream’ and ‘Black or White’ forged his touring career which simultaneously innovated MTV’s reputation as a medium along with his own.
Well, of course, we know how he did all the popularizing quite effortlessly or seemingly so. It was his popular dance moves which has gained him tremendous prominence worldwide. There was a kind of mania for his sophisticated dance moves and techniques like the moonwalk and the robot that he developed, named and popularized. His fans swarmed in huge crowds when he gave live performances; the excitement over his unique style was so immense, that he managed to influence numerous other artists too.
His Ultimate Success
Jackson’s artistry showed in his distinct style and sound; his bestselling albums like Thriller (1982), Bad (1987), Dangerous (1991) are all time big sellers worldwide. He is known as one those artists who had exceptional vision in his art; his vision of course always had to be primary in all his works produced. And ain’t they all amazingly good? He is one of the few outstanding artists who were inducted into the Hall of fame for rock and roll twice. The reason being that he was one of those exceptional dance-pop artists who made multiple achievements in the international front winning a huge score of awards including Grammies, Guinness World record titles and American awards for decades.
Recognized as one of the most awarded artists in popular music’s history, Michael Jackson also happens to have a record setting popularity of having a top single in the Hot 100 chart for 5 different decades. Jackson also was honored for his humanitarianism and recognized for supporting thirty nine charities, much more than other celebrities.
Michael Jackson’s personal life attracted a lot of attention owing to his change in appearance and other personal relationships which also generated a considerable amount of controversy. It was in the mid 90s that saw him through a lot of depression for he was charged with a number of accusations regarding child sexual abuse. The allegations were further acquitted in 2005, which however had to end because he was not found guilty on all accounts. A couple of years later, while he was preparing for a comeback concert, ‘This is it’, he passed away due to a cardiac arrest. The singer’s death triggered a mass outpouring of sorrowful emotions all over the world. He did leave a legacy that no one could beat. After all there cannot be another MJ; everyone is unique and original in their own way. It’s funny though, the world that showered him with titles including ‘Artist of the Century’, was also the world that accused with all the false allegations.