Tuesday, June 29, 2010
0027. Michael Jackson
Michael Jackson is the King of Pop, a titled bestowed on him for being one of the most popular and successful entertainers of all time. He pioneered the art of the music video, championed a whole new class of choreography, and above all, created a lasting library of music that remains inarguably genius. His definitive album, Thriller (1982), remains the best-selling album of all time. Regrettably, time and history warped the music-industry hero into a tabloid sensation, and between terrifying plastic surgery and accusations of child abuse, to a new generation he became little more than a freak. But to those who remember, he is a symbol of art and success in the music industry, and a standard and inspiration to musicians of all genres all over the world.