Michael Jackson’s contribution to music, fashion, and dance has earned him the epithet of the “King of Pop.” For over four decades, he has been a deep-reaching influence on popular culture all over the world. He began his music career as a member of the band “The Jackson 5” in 1964, along with his four elder brothers. He began his career as a solo artist in 1971.
He used his music videos as a promotional tool and as a social message. “Beat It,” “Billie Jean,” and “Thriller” had a big role in breaking down racial barriers. He also helped catapult the music television channel, MTV to fame using his videos.
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