a reply to: Gazrok
Your claim that Michael Jackson has a place in History of Music more for the scandals around him than for any other thing is not only exaggerated it
is definitively unacceptable, you are talking about the greatest talent of the Pop music, a man that had a unique combination of gifts that are
extremely difficult to find in only one person:
Dancer, Musician, Singer, producer, actor and even at some point composer.
Michael was already famous even before to reach adulthood, and one of the most famous American figures ever known around the world, he was for years
a cultural ambassador of the country.
We are talking about a person that in only 50 years of life span became recipient of an incredible large list of honors:
Hollywood Walk of Fame in 1980 with the Jacksons
Hollywood Walk of Fame 1984 as solo artist.
Music Awards' Best-Selling Pop Male Artist of the Millennium,
American Music Award's Artist of the Century Award
Bambi Pop Artist of the Millennium Award.
Double-inductee of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, of The Jackson 5 in 1997 and later as a solo artist in 2001.
Vocal Group Hall of Fame (as a Jackson 5 member) in 1999
Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2002.
In 2010, Dance Hall of Fame as the first (and currently only) dancer from the world of pop and rock 'n' roll.
In 2014, Second class of inductees to the Rhythm and Blues Music Hall of Fame;
8 Guinness World Records just in 2006,
13 Grammy Awards
The Grammy Legend Award
The Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award
26 American Music Awards (including the "Artist of the Century" and "Artist of the 1980s"),
13 number-one singles in the US in his solo career—more than any other male artist in the Hot 100 era
Estimated sales of over 400 million records worldwide,
Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters Degree from the United Negro College Fund
Honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters from Fisk University.
Now, there are always scandals when somebody has fame, and it is difficult to determine how many of them were actually what they appeared, or
were also probably smartly manufactured by people wanting to get money from him.
The Angel of Lightness