Michael Jackson (1958-2009) was a legendary multi-talented, multi-faceted icon who was, and still remains, the most recognizable man in the entire world. His name is synonymous with singer extraordinaire, master dancer, benevolent benefactor to many causes, "best father in the whole world" as attested to by his daughter Paris, a friend to the friendless, a man with an astonishing business acumen and work ethic, the embodiment of swagitude
and a burning beacon of raw sexuality
, and the list goes on and on.
Many of Michael Jackson's accomplishments can be documented by his numerous awards and acknowledgements, including receiving thirteen Grammy Awards of which eight are for his worldwide bestselling album of all time Thriller
, inclusion of the 1983 short film "Thriller" as the first music video to ever be inducted for preservation in the National Film Registry of the Library of Congress (2009), induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
twice (1997 & 2001), induction posthumously into the Dance Hall of Fame
(2010), holding the Guinness Book of World Records' title for supporting the most charities by a pop star, etc., just to name a few.
A musical/dancing genius of Michael Jackson’s caliber will never be forgotten, as he is often imitated, but never surpassed.
Michael Jackson has always been a trailblazer, lighting the path for other artists to follow.