Long Live The King Of Pop: 15 Of Michael Jackson’s Best Pop Moments
MadameNoire can tell you how great Michael Jackson is, but you already know. He’s the King of Pop!
But just because you know it, doesn’t mean you couldn’t use a refresher course. It’s only right that we recap Michael Jackson’s best moments in celebration of his life on the 5th anniversary of the pop icon’s death.
Long live the King of Pop who broke down barriers for black artists, inspired generations of people and united the world through music. No other entertainer can ever touch his impact. FACT!
Enjoy and relive his magic, once again!
That time he scored four consecutive number ones on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1970 with the Jackson Five as a preteen: “I Want You Back,” “ABC,” “The Love You Save” and “I’ll Be There.”
That time Off the Wall became a breakthrough album for MJ — selling 8 million in the US and spawning number one hits “Rock With You” and “Don’t Stop Till You Get Enough.”
That time he moonwalked while performing “Billie Jean” at Motown’s 25th Anniversary and moved the world with what would become his signature dance for the first time.
That time Thriller became the best selling album of all time — featuring an array of hits: “P.Y.T. (Pretty Young Thing),” “Wanna Be Startin’ Somethin’” and “Human Nature.”
That time his music video for “Billie Jean” followed by “Beat It” and “Thriller” broke down the color barrier for other black artists on MTV AND revolutionized music videos as visionary short films.
That time Thriller won a record breaking eight Grammy awards in 1984 including Album of the Year.
That time Bad became the first album to score five number one hits on the Billboard Hot 100: “I Just Can’t Stop Loving You,” “Bad,” “The Way You Make Me Feel,” “Man in the Mirror” and “Dirty Diana.”
That time the Bad World Tour became one of the greatest and best selling tours of all time with an estimated $125.8 million made — Dangerous World Tour and HIStory World Tour followed.
That time he signed a $65 million contract with Sony and released Dangerous — one of the best selling albums of all time.
That time “Black or White” became one of Jackson’s biggest hits — spending seven weeks at number one on the Billboard Hot 100 and became the most viewed video premiere ever with a total of 500 million worldwide.
That time he performed one of the greatest and most viewed Super Bowl Halftime shows ever in 1993 — increasing the viewership specifically during the show than the actual game itself.
That time he teamed up with his sister Janet Jackson and released “Scream,” which became the most expensive video ever made with a budget of $7 million.
That time he was honored at the “Michael Jackson: 30th Anniversary Special” by a variety of pop music’s greatest artists.
That time his “This Is It Tour” sold out quickly in pre-sales tickets — causing sites to crash. It was considered one of the greatest comebacks in pop history.
And sadly, the time his death shook the world and he united us all (once again) with his music. He became the best selling artist of 2009 — selling $35 million albums.