“ Let us dream of tomorrow where we can truly love from the soul, and no love as the ultimate truth at the heart of all creation” Michael Jackson . Michael was an American singer, songwriter and dancer. Dubbed the “King of Pop”, he is one of the most significant cultural icons of the 20th century and one of the greatest entertainers of all time. Jackson’s contributions to music, dance, and fashion, along with his publicized personal life, made him a global figure in popular culture for over four decades. Michael Jackson became known as the “ King of Pop “ due to how he had caught the attention of all ages and races.
The King changed the music industry with his music videos and the way he turned them into movies. His way of bringing the action into his music videos, caught your eye, the way he would start them off as if it was a show or movies and then had everyone just start dancing and singing. ” Thriller hit a chord all over the world and penetrated global Markets in a way that nobody has since the days of the Beatles were domination. especially from it being for a Black man , in this time…” ( “MJ Truth”). Thriller set a new level for blockbuster and it’s self in the music business. Many years later, its still on the top 100 list for music. Thriller ended up breaking racial barrier on tv famous tv channels. “… MTV’s “color barrier” … the channel had previously refused to to play African American artists, claiming it was a “rock nation” ( TODAY). MTV was basically a channel where only whites either performed or acted on., so for a black male to do something like this and get on MTV and have millions watching him, is something very extraordinary. Due to his appearance on tv, when he performed a special dance move in front of a crowd on tv, it brought more non blacks gaze to him.
He was as successful a musician and dancer, his work continues to inspire many in the music industry today. His dance moves has inspired many of the artist that we listen to that came out in the early 90s through early 2000s. “traces of his dance moves are still being kept alive by many leading artists such as Usher and Justin Timberlake, though not executed as flawlessly as the man himself” (“ Discuss michael”) With the moves from such and successful man, we couldn’t let that die, when he performed his “Moonwalk” ,it was breathtaking. The move was so smooth and creative , people have been trying to master it for years. Michaels dance moves changes made their way onto films which changed the game. “Michael Jackson was one of the pioneers who paved the way for dance on film, introducing the commercialization of dance in the later part of the twentieth century. Though dance had already existed in other films such as “West Side Story” and “Singin’ in the Rain”, Michael Jackson’s music videos markedly pushed dance in film to the next level through the exploration of camera movement and video-editing skills in the developing computer age” (“ Michael Jackson”). People today use michaels dance on many stages, mainly celebrities. They keep this as a trend and keep him alive with us.
Jackson was an amazing solo artist who came up from nothing to become something. His music, videos, words, movies, have given him many accomplishments throughout his life. One of his great accomplishments was winning many awards , such as grammy. “Jackson made history when he became the first artist to win eight GRAMMYs in one night…became the first artist to sell more than 1 million digital tracks in one week. ( “10 Reasons “). With these award winnings, it gave michael more attention , knowing that he was a great artist.. Michael had some of the greatest performances in the music business. “ Half-time at the Superbowl, January 31, 1993 This is arguably the greatest performance of Michael Jackson’s career. He lit up the Rose Bowl Stadium in Pasadena for 13 minutes, combining signature dance moves with vocal performances of Jam, Billie Jean, Black and White and Heal the World. He was the first international music star to perform at the Superbowl, starting off a trend that still exists today for the biggest names in music (Beyonc©, Stevie Wonder, U2, The Rolling Stones, Prince, Madonna) to provide half-time entertainment”. ( “ 5 legendary” ). Super bowls have never had a Halftime performance, he was the first to do so, and with that he lit up the stage with fire and his vocals, and dance moves. With that many of the famous celebrities today, still keep up this trend.
With music and pure talent, Michael Jackson had suck an extravagant impact on the people, that even after his tragic death he is still in the top 10, of the most famous artist of all time. Michael gave the music industry a new taste, the dua he decided to make a music video as a movie. The moonwalk and his lean, was a big blow up in the media, because it’s something that people never seen before and it was an amazing moment. Growing up in a music group and then becoming one if the biggest artist to ever live was very intense moment in history.