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.
In October 2009 a documentary based on Michael’s last days and rehearsals became the highest grossing documentary or concert movie of all-time. Know for his dancing and vocals and humanitarian efforts, Michael Jackson will forever live with us 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.
For her top 5 performance, she sang “God Bless The Broken Road” by Rascal Rascal Flatts. And finally, she was in the finals. She sang the following songs; Inside Your Heaven, Independence Day, and Angels Brought Me Here. And just like that she was the first female to ever win American Idol in 2005. The prizes for winning included; a Ford Mustang Convertible, a recording contract for almost 4 million dollars, and access to a private jet for a whole
A few day later the group was on their way to stardom. Four chart-topping releases followed over the next eleven month with songs “ABC”, “The Love You Save”, and “I'll Be There”. That made Jackson 5 only group to have its first four records reach number 1 on the charts. This group captured the hearts of young people and a lot of other people ranging from different ages with their talent and charm. It was the youngest Michael in the group that was the lead singer and who stood out the most to the people.
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
Enrique’s first album, respectably named Enrique Iglesia,s did not waste much time topping the charts at all. It sold a million copies in the first five months alone, which is really, really something impressive. In Portugal alone it sold him enough to get his first gold record in only a week. Light rock tunes and soft pop ballads marked Enrique Iglesias's 1995 debut, but what obviously propelled him to the top of the charts was his young good looks and his father, the most famous troubadour in the music world, whis obviously helped. The fact that Iglesias scored five consecutive number one singles on Billboard from this CD may say alot more about the... ... middle of paper ... ...ound the world.
Elvis was gaining popularity, he signed with a producer by the name of Tom Parker. Later Philips sold Elvis contract to RCA Records. Elvis Presley first single was “Heartbreak Hotel”, which hit number one on both pop and country and western charts in the early 1956 and rose as high as number five on the rhythm and blue charts. Presley then gained more fame by playing on the Ed Sullivan show in 1956. In August he began filming his first movie, Love Me Tender, which was released three months later and recouped its $1 million cost in three days.
Michael Joseph Jackson was born on August 29th, 1958. Jackson started music when he was very young with four of his family members as a member of the Jackson 5, and he began his solo career in 1971. Jackson is one of the very few artists to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame twice, and once in the Songwriters Hall of Fame and Dance Hall of Fame. His other accomplishments include having multiple Guinness World Records, such as being the Most Successful Entertainer of All Time. Jackson was one of the best musicians in the world, but
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.