Michael was introduced to music by his parents at a very young age and since then his potential in singing and dancing began to emerge. His contribution to music, dance, and fashion, along with his publicized personal life made him a worldwide figure in popular culture for over four decades (“Biography”). Although Michael Jackson was a controversial figure, he had a massive influence on the world, through inspiring music, breathtaking performances, and generous charities; he will always be remembered as one of the most significant artists in America. Michael Jackson’s first solo album Off The Wall was a breakthrough for Jackson and for African Americans. It had four top singles and “invented modern pop as we know it,” Rob Sheffield, a music critic.
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).
That was more than any other male artist in the Hot 100 era and estimated sales of over 350 million records worldwide. Jackson won so many awards making him the most awarded recording artist in the history of popular music. He became the first artist in history to have a top ten single in the Billboard Hot 100 in five different
“His records, 45 of which sold more than a million copies each, his 33 motion pictures, and his appearances on television and in live concerts made the young singer into a one-man industry who by the mid-1960’s was the highest paid performer in show business history.” (“Elvis Presley”.) Elvis records were so good that he sold more than a million copies of them. Elvis changed and influenced rock n’ roll history because he got more than fifty-thousand dollars a performance. He changed rock n’ roll history because he sold so many copies and because he was one of the highest paid performers. 3.
His first solo album, Off The Wall was a complete success. Then he was a young, handsome fresh-face with an Afro. He was a sex symbol to the ladies and perhaps the best dancer in the world of pop music at that time. The warning signs of a fast changing image and appearance were slowly emerging through the smoke. Jackson began speaking in various interviews about his admiration for the beauty of singing sensation and diva Diana Ross.
Michael Jackson Michael Jackson is a name that is known worldwide. People either love him or hate him, but no one has ever denied that he had talent. This sing songwriter became the King of Pop as he transformed the face of pop music and popular culture across the nation. He started out as the lead singer of the Jackson family popular Motown group called the Jackson 5 (Michael Jackson Biography, n.d.). From there on he began breaking numerous records.
(Music Week 4). Def Leppard sold millions of copies on three of their hit songs (JK 19). Second of all, the band deserves this award because they have influenced a large number of young singers and fans with their music. In 1977, they were so famous that a bunch ... ... middle of paper ... ...eir achievements, influences, and nice professional roles. They also should be inducted because we believe that they are an outrageous band and have been around for more than twenty-five plus years now, and have sold several million copies in their career.
Thriller spent 37 weeks at number one, and is still the biggest selling album ever. He soon became everyone's icon with his stunning trademarks. He performed spectacular dance moves such as the famous Moonwalk, he wore
Daddy was also invited for a cameo appearance in Terror Squad’s video “100% Percent” while his “Posicion” track was also included in “One Tough Cop” soundtrack. Without a doubt, Daddy Yankee's record sales confirm his success and popularity within Latin Music. All of his albums, "El Cartel de Yankee"; "El Cartel de Yankee II"; "El Cangri.com" and "Los Homerunes", have all received platinum status. In 2002, “El Cangri.com” was the biggest selling album in Puerto Rico, his hometown and one of the most prestigious markets within Latin Music. 2003 was one of the most important years in Daddy Yankee’s career.
When America first met Jackson, he was a charming, likeable young teen that had a solid voice playing with his music family group called the Jackson 5. The flow of his music had: pop, rock, disco and jazz; Jackson tone had all of that. He began his solo career in which he became one of the most dominate figure in the music industry. The released of Thriller was the six album that had the world thrilled since this type of genre was never seen before. Every month 1 million of copies were sold.