Michael Jackson: The King is Dead…!
The name of Michael Jackson, in spite of all those negative bytes that have gone into his “History”, can never be taken without awe and a ceremonial jaw-drop. There has never been a musical debut that could match Jackson’s.
In the early 1980s, Jackson became the first African-American entertainer to enjoy a massive crossover following on MTV. His music videos—such as “Beat It", "Billie Jean" and Thriller—transformed the face of English pop music, forever. On stage, Jackson electrified his crowd with some signature dance moves such as “the robot” and “the moonwalk”. MJ is considered the beacon-holder for all post-modern hip hop, pop and contemporary R&B artists.
Jackson was one of the few artistes to have been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame twice, his other achievements include multiple Guinness World Records—including one for "Most Successful Entertainer of All Time"—13 Grammy Awards, 13 number one singles in his solo career.
We bow to you, MJ, for all those hours that we spent drooling over your fantabulous tunes. For all those days that were spent mourning your “transgressions”!
As they would say in medieval England, The King is Dead! Long Live The King!