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.
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”).
In his years of living, he accomplished what many could only hope to accomplish in their dreams. He was a successful, talented artist that inspires not only musical artists, but everyday people to this day. His contributions and influences to music made a huge impact on the world for the better. He will forever be known as the “The King of Pop” since he truly lived up to the name.
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). From the start of Elvis’ career, he was in the center of the spotlight but before his career even started his appe... ... middle of paper ... ...ers of his time. Elvis is known as the leading artist in R & B, gospel, and American country (“Elvis Presley”). He has sold over a billion records, more than any other artist known to man. He was one of the first performers ever inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1986 (Brewster 1).
But he dealt with it anyway” (Wikipedia). Michael continued to be an all-star artist, selling 35 million records worldwide for 12 months after his death. His net-worth as of 2014 is $600 million. Michael Jackson was an icon, an idol, and an inspiration. Even through the drivel, accusations and torment that adorned his life, he persevered and showed his strength through his music.
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.
Michael Joseph Jackson was and still is seen as the biggest popstar of the 20th century and is also considered the most popular recording artist of all time. A person could identify his voice as soon as they heard it. He had incredible dance moves, musical adaptability, and had a great deal of star power. Jackson was born August 29, 1958 in Gary, Indiana to Katherine Jackson and Joseph Jackson who was a guitarist but had to put his musical ambitions to the side to care for his large family. Michael was a part of a group known as the Jackson 5 just at the age of five, which was made up of four of his older brothers.
Michael Jackson: Why He is the King of Pop. Imagine at the age of eight you are the lead singer of one of the most popular bands at the time with multiple songs reaching number one and produces incredibly popular albums, and at the age of around twelve you start a solo career, ("Jackson 5"). Michael Jackson's life was just that, including many multi-million selling songs across two music groups the Jackson 5 at the age eight and going solo at the age of twelve and having many adoring fans it contributed to Jackson being the best pop singer of all time. Although there were rape allegations which people suggest that Michael Jackson should be stripped of his title of the "King of Pop". Michael Jackson even with the faulty allegations, the popularity
Elvis Presley and Johnny Cash combined for a total of thirty-one number one hits. The two have sold close to two billion records worldwide along with many gold and platinum records, and a plethora of Hall of Fames inductions and awards. They were two talented men, though genres were different, and they represented the music industry of the age, through them, music was changed forever. Johnny Cash was one of seven children born to Carrie and Ray Cash. He first picked up guitar at age 12.
Michael teamed up with Quincey Jones as his producer for his first solo album with Epic Records. The album titled "Off The Wall" was a big success around the world and the first ever album to release a record breaking 4 No1 singles in the US. In 1982 Michael Jackson released the world's largest selling album of all time, 'Thriller'. This album produced 7 hit singles, breaking yet again more records, and went on to sell over 50 million copies worldwide.