As a very small young boy, he started as the lead singer for Jackson 5. He had astronomical success as a solo artist in the 1980s. He certainly earned his title as the King of Pop.
His album “Thriller” still remains the best selling album of all time. It sold more than 50 million copies.
In 1983, his “moonwalk” stunned his audiences. Even today, it is one of pop culture’s famous dance moves.
In 1984, “Weird Al” Yancovic released a single “Eat It”, a parody of Michael Jackson song, “Beat It”. This music video, “Eat it” became very popular. "Weird Al" got a Grammy for that single. Before producing this album, he asked Michael Jackson’s permission. Parody means making fun of the original. Michael Jackson was a mega star. Still, he was not only magnanimous enough to give permission but also helped "Weird Al" with the production of "Eat It".
Of course, he had eccentric behaviour and changed his physical appearance many times.
During the last few years, he had financial problems. He was preparing for a big comeback. He had scheduled for 50 shows in London beginning July.13.
King of Pop is no more.