Michael Jackson: The Legend, King of Pop
The King of Pop will forever live in our memories the news of his sudden death on June 25th 2009 is still shocking and devastating for his fans around the world. At age five the music icon joined his siblings in Jackson 5 and stole the hearts of his audience with his dance moves and distinct voice. At just ten years of age Michael became the lead singer of Jackson 5 and created pop history when their first four singles "I Want You Back," "ABC," "The Love You Save," and "I'll Be There" topped charts at number one position. During the 70s Michael Jackson
began his solo career and his first solo single for the movie Ben became a number-one hit.
However, it was not until 1982 that Jackson shot to fame with his super hit album, Thriller, produced by Quincy Jones which sold about 53 million copies. Songs from the album became massive hits not just for the music but for their videos that were 14-minute long with a start, middle, and an ending which included professional dance routines that revolutionized music videos. The success of Thriller earned Jackson eight Grammy awards in a single night, setting another industry record.
The music icon had a unique style his famous moonwalk and his one white-sequined glove became his signature style. Many tried to imitate the moonwalk but no one did it better than him. The pop legend changed the entertainment industry when MTV televised his music videos. He was the first black entertainer that MTV played videos of since earlier they were reluctant to televise their videos.
During his life the pop icon had to face a lot of criticism from the media that constantly targeted him for his bizarre ways. British tabloids named him "Wacko Jacko" for his obsession with face alteration through plastic surgery. However, his loyal fans stood by him even during his court battles.
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