Michael Jackson is single-handedly responsible for my brother being forced to moonwalk in the middle of the living room every Thanksgiving.
The Smooth Criminal’s legacy is engrained in entertainment culture forever, everybody tryna be as fly as Michael Jackson.
He was a spectacle in every sense of the word who crafted music that will transcend time and culture for years to come.
Today on August 29th we our taking time to recognize the King of Pop and his tremendous accomplishments.
“Billie Jean” was the first music video by a black artist to air on MTV
In 1983 Billie Jean hit number 1 on the Billboard charts and soon after was added to MTV’s video playlist. It broke barriers and paved the way for other artist like Prince to be played soon after.
Thriller is still by far the highest selling album of ALL TIME
EVERYBODY KNOWS THRILLER. There’s no one is this world who can hear Thriller and be like “yo what song is this?”
Thriller holds the record of 65 million copies sold worldwide and that’s just not something I think we’ll see ever again.
He became bigger than life itself and is still the “King of Pop”
Michael Jackson was adored everywhere across the globe, he became this figure that you’d feel lucky to see. His presence is now a benchmark for other celebrities who aspire to be great. He’s a staple in music history with an untouchable legacy.
Still, no matter what accomplishments “the next Mike” reaches, they will never be able to touch the original. During his career he made an estimated $750 million with $300 million alone from royalties from Sony.
He is still the most awarded artist of all time
This just continues to show how celebrated this man was. Gathering a total of 23 Guinness World Records, 40 Billboard Awards, 13 Grammys, and 26 American Music Awards.
The work he put in was on a whole other level, he revolutionized what it meant to be an entertainer and through these awards it definitely shows.
His memorial service broadcast totaled 31+ million viewers in the US
When the King of Pop unfortunately passed away, the world froze. Everyone was deep into their TV or radio station and felt like a piece of their lives disappeared as they heard the news.
The viewership numbers compared with those of Princess Diana and President Reagan’s funeral services showing just how much influence he had.
Michael Jackson will be a name of significance for the rest of human history.
He is THE staple of today’s pop culture and so on his 59th birthday we’re bumping Thriller all day!