Yesterday, Today, & FOREVER The King of Pop

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Michael Jackson’s Journey from Motown to Off the Wall


Guinness World Records 60th Anniversary – Thriller


Michael Jackson’s Xscape Videos



Today in Black History: Michael Jackson won 8 Grammy Awards

Today in Black History:










Michael Jackson won a record eight Grammy Awards, including Album of the Year for his “Thriller” album.

The original album, holds the Guinness World Records title for best-selling album of all time. It has been certified 29x Multi-platinum by the RIAA, featured seven top 10 hits, spent 37 weeks at the top of the charts and sold  more than 104 million copies worldwide and counting…

Besides all that, Thriller had significant cultural influence. Michael broke unspoken racial barriers between pop, rock and dance music. He made music almost everyone could love.

It’s not often that the whole world listens to the same music, and there’s great power in that.  You can’t have it unless just about every constituency is represented.  That feat is probably one Michael’s greatest triumphs.



Longest span of US top 40 singles

Michael Jackson (USA) holds the record with a span of 39 years and two months. He first charted on the Hot 100 with “Got To Be There” on 6 November 1971 and last hit with “Hold My Hand” on 1 January 2011.


On This Day in Music HIStory

Michael Jackson inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame.

9 Years Ago Today… June 13th, 2002

(Inducted in 1997 as a member of The Jackson’s aka Jackson 5)

By Marvin Marks

 Much has been said about the incredible abilities Michael Jackson had as a
singer and a dancer but much less is said about his skills as a
songwriter. In fact, few people think of him as a songwriter.
But the truth, is he wrote many of his most well known hit songs himself. 

Mr. Jackson was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2002.

Top Twenty Hits (US or UK) That Michael Jackson Wrote:

More Than a PopStar: Michael Jackson the Hit Songwriter

Detailed Song List

Inductee Exhibit

6 years ago today in 2005: VIDEO >>> VICTORY for Michael.

“The man’s innocent. He always was.” Tom Mesereau, June 13, 2005
Mesereau & Yu, LLP