He was also inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame and the Dance Hall of Fame as the only dancer from pop and rock music. His other achievements include multiple Guinness World Records, 13 Grammy Awards including the Grammy Legend Award, the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award, and 26 American Music Awards. He got more awards more than any other artist including the Artist of the Century and Artist of the 1980s. He has 13 number-one singles in the United States during his solo career. That was more than any other male artist in the Hot 100 era and estimated sales of over 350 million records worldwide.
After years of hard work Jackson released his second album in 1983, Thriller. It wasn’t merely the best selling album by a black artist; it was the best-selling album of all time. It sold more than 45 million copies worldwide, charted #1 in every western country, and dominated the U.S charts for 37 weeks. Thriller was so great that it forced through the racial barriers dividing music and k... ... middle of paper ... ... of race in music and also made efforts to “heal” the world. His unique musical sound and style has influenced numerous hip hop, post-disco, contemporary R&B, pop, and rock artists (“Biography”).
Elvis’ breakthrough hit was Heartbreak Hotel, released in 1956. With a sound and style that uniquely combined his diverse musical influences, he blurred and challenged the social and racial barriers of the time. He brought in a whole new era of American music and popular culture. Globally, he has sold over one billion records, more than any other artist. His American sales have earned him gold, platinum or multi-platinum awards for 150 different albums and singles, far more than any other artist.
7 on the RIAA's list of top-selling artists of all time. As we approach the five-year anniversary of his death, we look back on 10 royal achievements that made Jackson the King of Pop. 1. Jackson made history with his brothers in the Jackson 5 when they became the first group in pop history to have their first four singles hit No. 1.
Not bad for a kid no one had ever heard of before. Two years later, in the summer of 2002, Nelly proved to be no one-hit wonder when his sophomore album Nellyville came in at the number one position on Billboard's Top 200 Albums chart. That same week, the rapper just happened to be controlling the top slot on ten separate Billboard charts as well. Nellyville went on to sell over 6 million records domestically and earn its creator two Grammy trophies for the singles "Hot In Herre" (Best Male Rap Solo) and "Dilemma" (Best Rap/Sung Collaboration). In 2003, he released a platinum-selling remix album, Da Derrty Versions (The Reinvention).
To this day it remains the best-selling album of all time with 65 million copies sold around the world and earning 8 Grammy awards. Music video for the song “Thriller” is the best music video ever made skyrocketing the popularity of music videos. During a TV special that honored Motown, Michael performed “Billy Jean” and debuted his signature dance move known as “The Moonwalk”. This dance will become one of the key elements of his early success. His next album “Bad” was also met with critical acclaim with five singles reaching number 1 spot.
He has won over 730 awards, including 13 Grammys and 100 RIAA awards. He is the most awarded, most nominated and most downloaded artist in history. The passion and flair shown through his works has inspired some of the biggest names in Hollywood from hip-hop, to pop, to R&B, and rock. Michael was born on August 8th, 1958 to Katherine Scruse and Joseph Jackson in Gary, Indiana. He was the 8th of a total of 10 children (Wikipedia).
Paul McCartney later joined the group after he met Lennon in July of the same exact year in which the band was formed. In February of the next year, McCartney invited his friend, George Harrison to audition for Lennon in order to join the band. While Lennon was impressed by Harrison's skill, Lennon refused to let Harrison join due to his young age, but changed his decision in just a month after the audition due to Harrison's persistence to join. All three of the members were guitarists and only played when they could find a drummer. In January of the year 1960, Stuart Sutcliffe purchased... ... middle of paper ... ...ons on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart, including the top five.
When Elvis’ mother Gladys acquired enough money, she bought him his first guitar, he then taught himself to play and in October 1945, he had his first taste of success in music by placing in the town fair talent contest (“Famous Quotes”. After graduating high school in 1953, he worked various jobs while still pursuing his musical career. Later in 1953, he walked into Sun Studios where he paid four dollars to record his first record. Upon hearing Elvis’ recording, Sam Philips decided to take him under his wing and then became his record label owner (“Elvis Presley”). In 1954, he produced his first single “That’s all Right.” From then until his death he became the biggest phenomenon ever in the world of entertainment (Morrison 1).
Known the world over by his first name, he is regarded as one of the most significant figures of twentieth century popular culture. Elvis died on August 16, 1977 at his Memphis home, Graceland. It is estimated that Elvis Presley has sold over one billion records worldwide, more than anyone in record industry history. Elvis has had 150 different albums and singles that have been certified gold, platinum or multi-platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA), with more certifications projected as research into his past record sales continues and as current sales go on. Research is also in progress to manuscript his record sales achievements in other countries.