( 4UMF NEWS ) Remembering The King Of Pop:Remembering the King Of Pop Micheal Jackson on the day of his passing.
Today marks the third anniversary of the passing of Michael Jackson. Can you believe it’s been three years since we lost the King of Pop? Gone at the age of 50, his contributions to music and dance have made him the cultural icon we have never seen before. No other artist has garnered more hit records or fans:
- Sold over 750 million records worldwide
- Thriller is the best-selling record of all time
- Induction into the Rock n Roll Hall of Fame twice
- Two Hollywood Walk of Fame stars
- 13 Grammy Awards
- 13 number one singles
- Donated more than $300 million to charities
There will never be another Michael Jackson.
The staff at 4UMF would like to take some time out on the third anniversary of the King of Pop’s death to reflect on his music and honor the Gloved One that touched so many hearts.
By far, my favorite Michael Jackson video. Many choose ‘Thriller’ over ‘Smooth Criminal’ but this 1930s style video was so great, it inspired a Sega video game.
When this video/short film premiered, MTV aired it twice an hour to meet demand. The choreography from ‘Thriller’ is a part of global pop culture that is still used and seen to this day.
The Way You Make Me Feel:
The choreography in this video was nominated for an MTV Video Award but it lost out to Janet Jackson’s ‘Pleasure Principle.’
‘Beat It’ and ‘Billy Jean’ were largely responsible for opening the door for other Black artists to have their videos aired on MTV.
Did you know that Martin Scorsese directed this 18-minut short film? Roberta Flack (as a voiceover) starred as Jackson’s mother and this video also features a very young Wesley Snipes. Just some Michael Jackson trivia for you…
Directed by John Singleton and choreographed by Fatima Robinson, this epic video starred Eddie Murphy, Iman, The Pharcyde and Magic Johnson. I remember this video premiering on FOX and it being a huge deal.
Black or White:
Wanting to put an end to racism and color lines, this video was censored due to violence and suggestive behavior. Not the kind of attention Jackson was hoping to gain…
R.I.P. Michael. You’ve moonwalked over our hearts. Long live the King…