"This was a record that had something for everybody by adding harder funk, hard rock, softer ballads, and smoother soul-expanding the approach to have something for every audience. That alone would have given the album a good shot at a huge audience, but it also arrived precisely when MTV was reaching its ascendancy, and Michael Jackson helped the network by being not just its first superstar, but first black star”. (https://www.udiscovermusic.com/artists/michael-jackson/, n.d.)
Michael Jackson and Whitney Houston were two of the biggest music acts in the world, selling hundreds upon thousands of records between them. Both acts rose to fame at an early age eventually earning the titles ‘The King of Pop’ (The Guardian, 2009) and ‘The Voice’ (IMDB, 2012) as well as earning plentiful awards in their careers; It is claimed that Whitney Houston is the most awarded female artist of all time. As well as preforming at some of the biggest and most prestigious venues around the world we can only dream about visiting and gaining world-wide fame they ended up meeting an untimely death due to addiction.
Michael Jackson was known around the world as the “King of Pop.” He was raised as a Jehovah’s Witness, which molded him into a shy and quiet person. Something he was opposite of on stage. It is well documented that his father became violent with him and his brothers in order to push them to become successful. Thus, missing out on his childhood. During his early life, Michael had an accident that resulted in burns on his head and face. After this incident he had plastic surgery, changing the shape of his nose. Although he was born an African American, it became apparent that he started to appear lighter and lighter, bleaching his skin and ultimately appearing white. He created his own amusement park called Neverland, where there were exotic
Michael Jackson was not only an artists but a human being who had his struggles. One of them was the insecurity about his appearance which he had tried to correct and then perfect for most of his life. Another was his insistence on preserving his childhood dreams which resulted in the creation of the Neverland Ranch complete with an amusement park and a zoo. Michael was also known for understanding and loving children and on several occasions was accused of child molestation. The shadow of these accusations did
I believe he had put in his time because when he was five he was in the widely known group called The Jackson 5. His dad came up with the idea and put all his children in the group. Then at age thirteen Michael left the group and began his solo career. Jackson then created an album called Thriller in 1982 and was the best-selling album. Michael Jackson throughout his years as a singer created many best-selling songs and albums and in total got 172 awards throughout his lifetime. Gladwell stated “People don't rise from nothing… But in fact they are invariably opportunities and cultural legacies that allow them to learn and work hard and make sense of the world in ways others cannot” (19). This means that Michael’s didn't rise from nothing since he had an opportunity when he was young which was being in the Jackson 5 which his father pushed him and his siblings to do. Jackson could've been really successful if he still wasn't in Jackson 5, but most likely wouldn't be as successful as he was and wouldn't be named “The King of Pop”.Michael Jackson did put in his 10,000 hours and deserved all the success he got for working so
Michael Jackson was the king of pop which was a big part of the 1980s fashion world his dancing seemed to surprise everyone. Everyone wanted to be like him and dress like him. He dressed in leather jackets and some dress shoes and suits he was mesmerizing in the public eye he influenced a lot of the
Some of the biggest things that caught people's eyes were Jackson’s music videos and dancing. His music clearly started to take a huge impact on pop music. As a result, Jackson was in the top 10 for over a year and he created the 2nd best selling album of all time (Woog). Michael started to become known as the “King of Pop” around the world, and he still is considered that today. Michael had been a part of setting high standards for today's pop music. “During the 1980’s, artists like Michael Jackson and Madonna set the bar for the level of performance” (Marcovitz). Even after his death, people still loved and appreciated all of his work. In fact, his music video “Thriller” was inducted into the “National Film Registry of the Liberty of Congress” (Vincent). Michael Jackson is still considered a legend and an icon in the pop music industry and his work will never be
Michael was predicted to be a success in the Music Industry from a very young age. His music career practically took off at the age of five as he became the lead singer of ‘The Jackson Five’. As him and his brothers were also under strict rehearsals and practice by their father Joe Jackson, it was seen predictable that this band would go far and especially Michael.
It is safe to say Prince was something special. He won his first two Grammy’s early on throughout his career, with his record selling song ‘Purple Rain’ in 1985. He was awarded as best male R&B vocal performance for his breathtaking performance of ‘Future Baby Mama’. This led to his last Grammy in 2008 (TOURE). Audiences loved Prince and like everyone says “His self-confidence sent crowds into frenzy” Prince was not only a jaw dropping performer but a warm hearted man who left a marvelous impact on many people around the world. Prince played almost every instrument you could think of and could hit almost every note (TOURE). Prince was never afraid to be himself but possibly had acceptance issues but once said the powerful words of “I think when one discovers himself, he discovers God”. Prince never failed to seek shelter for the lost
Respect, talent, fame, this “king of pop” had it all. He was very well-liked, and was a role model for many. His career even kicked off at such a young age when he and his brothers started their own band, The Jackson 5. These boys made an astonishing effort to travel to various Children’s Hospitals just to try to bring joy to the lives of very sick children. Michael Jackson continued to prove very successful, even on his own. Throughout his career, he was a constant supporter of many different charities, such as the Make-A-Wish Foundation, the Ronald McDonald House, and the American Cancer Society, just to name a few. He proceeded to take part in giving back to the community by donating to charity, even as he aged.
As a child growing up Michael Joseph Jackson Sr. was born in a home full of nothing but singers, which had its focal points and drawbacks. Being born in the late 1950’s in the industrial city of Gary, Indiana; caused him to be born during the civil rights movement years; however, it didn’t have any impact on Jackson’s life because he lived up north while the civil rights caused remained down south. Nevertheless, Michael was brought up in a poverty stricken home where his parents and his other brothers and sisters all lived in a two-bedroom house (Wikipedia). His mother was a hobby musician and his father was a steel worker, who had a side job as a guitarist (Wikipedia). From birth into childhood, Jackson’s parents would sing to him; from this
Michael Jackson, a man that changed the music world forever. Jackson made his professional singing debut in 1964 with his siblings in a band called the Jackson 5. Jackson made it big with Jackson 5 having many singles reach the top 100 in the United States. But, when Jackson decided to start his own solo career in 1971 we were seeing a side of Michael Jackson that we have never seen before. Most importantly Jackson 1982, mulit-platinum selling album Thriller. Michael Jackson broke music barriers and made a change for racial equality in the music industry.
He had a beautiful voice, and he started to show it off by being in his family’s band. He was extremely lucky to be born with a voice like this, but his voice and fame as a young child would be the start of his downfall. Michael Jackson got famous when he was only a young boy, and his pride shot through the roof, and he started to become confused about who he was.