Michael Jackson Achievements

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Michael Jackson was born on August 29 in 1958. He was an American singer, songwriter, and dancer. He was a legend and named the "King of Pop", he was one of the most popular entertainers in the world. Jackson's contributions to music and dance made him a global figure in popular culture for decades. He was apart of a family with ten children. Him and his brother made their professional debut in 1964. His brothers were Jackie, Tito, Jermaine, and Marlon and they were all apart of The Jackson Five. He started his solo career in 1971 at Motown Records. In the 1980s, he became an influential figure in popular music. He made many videos that were considered with breaking racial barriers such as; Beat It, BIllie Jean, and…show more content…
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. 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…show more content…
The Los Angeles County Coroner ruled his death a homicide, and his personal physician, Conrad Murray, was convicted of involuntary manslaughter. Jackson's death triggered a global outpouring of grief, and a live broadcast of his public memorial service was viewed around the world. Forbes ranks Jackson the top-earning dead celebrity, with earnings of $825 million in 2016, the highest yearly amount ever recorded by the publication. In October 2017, Forbes announced that Jackson had topped the publication's list of top-earning dead celebrities for the fifth straight year with annual earnings of $75 million. In the 12 months after his death, Jackson sold more than 8.2 million albums in the United States and 35 million albums worldwide, making him the best-selling albums artist of 2009. He became the first artist to sell one million downloads in a week in music download history, with a record-breaking 2.6 million downloads of his songs. Three of his albums, Thriller, Number Ones and The Essential Michael Jackson, sold more than any new album, the first time a catalog album has ever scanned more sales than any new album. Jackson also became the first artist in history to have four of the top 20 best-selling albums in a single year in the United States. Following this surge in sales, Sony extended its distribution rights for Jackson's material, which had been due
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