Michael Jackson is not a legend but a living legend. The great pop star who’s also addressed as King of Pop, created a cult in the world of pop music, and this is where he outsmarts all others belonging to his genre. The talent and professionalism that Michael Jackson imbued in him was unrivaled and certainly unparalleled. There’s no body who actually survived the legendary Pop Singer and Moon Walker. The legend is worshipped by his fans not only in US, but across the globe. No matter, for the kind of wrongs he was in the news, Michael Jackson got the best acclaims and accolades wherever he went. The whole world bows to his creative par excellence.
If we start listing his work in chronological order, a complete dossier would fall short. However, here is an objective view of Michael Jackson’s real performing mettle:
- Michael Jackson recorded biggest hit for “Thriller.” The 14-minute movie was directed by John Landis and released in the year 1983. More than 50-million copies were sold across the world. In US alone, the album made a record sale of 25-million copies.
- In 1980’s Michael Jackson had a good time, when Most No. 1 Hits were recorded.
- The Bad Tour set forth Guinness Book of World Record, establishing Michael Jackson on highest echelons in the music industry. “Bad” was considered as the best selling album.
- Again, during the world tour, from September 1987 to December 1988, Michael Jackson was successful in soaring the revenue back with gross revenue collection of over 124 million dollar.
- Michael Jackson was also awarded Guinness Book of World Records for being in the longest spotlight during the transmission of Super Bowl XXVII event that showed 133.4 million audiences.
- Michael Jackson stood amongst the top and the only singer under the solo artist category in 37 years history of Billboard chart for his album –”You Are Not Alone.”. He broke his own previous record for “Earth” song, which was accorded on No 5 list at the Billboard charts.
- Michael Jackson is the only pop star who has made the record by selling over 100 million singles and albums outside US.
- Michael has also been listed on Billboard “Hot 100″ Singles Chart for recoding 13 hits in his credit.
- Michael Jackson amazed everybody when he got 8-Grammy Awards in just one night. The award was celebrated for his terrific work on the album, “Thriller,” besides lending his voice for the narrative for ‘ET Storybook.’
- Michael Jackson is the lone artist who stood at No. 1 position at Billboard’s rock albums and rock singles charts, besides, ranking on the R&B albums and singles charts.
These are some of the accolades that made Michael Jackson a great performer of all times that lived and performed out here in the century. Legendaries are not created, but they are made, and Michael is the Man who was above all extremes and men of excellence, when it comes to music.