Michael Jackson is one of, if not the best, singers of all time. He, like others, was granted the title of ‘King of Pop.’ He is the greatest entertainer in music history and one of the most important cultural figures.
Michael Joseph Jackson was an American singer, songwriter, and dancer who lived from August 29, 1958, through June 25, 2009. He is known as the ‘King of Pop’ and is considered one of the most influential cultural figures of the twentieth century. His contributions to music, dance, and fashion, as well as his publicized personal life, established him a global icon in popular culture across a four-decade career.
Jackson impacted musicians from all kinds of music; through stage and film performances, he popularised intricate dance techniques like the moonwalk, which he named after himself, and the robot. He has received more awards than any other musician in history.
With over 400 million recordings sold globally, Michael Jackson is one of the best-selling musicians of all time. He achieved 13 number-one singles on the Billboard Hot 100 and was the first musician to have a top-ten single in each of the five decades. 15 Grammy Awards, 6 Brit Awards, a Golden Globe Award, and 39 Guinness World Records, including ‘Most Successful Entertainer of All Time,’ are among his achievements.
Jackson has been inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame twice, the Vocal Group Hall of Fame once, the Songwriters Hall of Fame once, the Dance Hall of Fame once, and the Rhythm and Blues Music Hall of Fame once. In 2016, his estate earned $825 million, the biggest amount ever reported by Forbes for a celebrity.