Perhaps one of the most influential artists of modern times, Michael Jackson was also one of the most controversial. The pop and R&B star was the lead singer of the Jackson Five earlier in his life, and then began a solo career in 1971. Some of Jackson’s most famous songs include “Billie Jean”, “Thriller”, and “Dirty Diana.”
Jackson’s album Thriller is the best-selling album of all time, and the song of the same name is one of the most recognizable in the world. The music video for Thriller tells a scary story of reanimated zombies and other things that go bump in the night.
Jackson albums including Bad, Dangerous, and HIStory are also amongst the best-selling in the world. He has multiple Grammy Awards, as well as the Grammy Legend Award, and the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award. The latter of these awards have also been given to the likes of U2’s Bono and pop virtuoso Rihanna.