10 Iconic Steps: The Dance of Michael Jackson's Legendary Career

Debut of the Moonwalk

Michael Jackson introduced the moonwalk during his performance of "Billie Jean" on March 25, 1983, at the Motown 25 special, turning it into his signature dance move and a global phenomenon​​.

Release of "Thriller"

The "Thriller" album, released in 1982, became the best-selling album of all time, showcasing Jackson's unparalleled influence in the music industry and earning a spot in the Guinness World Records​​.

Record-Breaking Grammy Awards Night

At the 1984 Grammy Awards, Jackson won an unprecedented eight awards, primarily for his work on "Thriller," setting a record for the most Grammys won in a single year​​.

"We Are the World" for Charity

Co-written by Jackson, the charity single "We Are the World" won four Grammys and raised millions for famine relief in Africa, cementing his status as a humanitarian​​.

First Black Artist on MTV

With the video for "Billie Jean," Jackson broke racial barriers, becoming the first black artist to receive heavy rotation on MTV, changing the network's approach to music videos​​.

Multiple Inductions into Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

Jackson was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame twice; once as a member of the Jackson 5 in 1997, and again for his solo career in 2001​​​​.

World's Most Awarded Pop Musician

Throughout his career, Jackson received numerous awards, including 13 Grammy Awards, making him one of the most celebrated artists in music history​​.

Hollywood Walk of Fame

Michael Jackson was honored with two stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 1984, one as a solo artist and another as part of the Jacksons, highlighting his dual impact in music​​.

Global Influence on Artists

Jackson's music and style continue to influence a wide array of artists across different genres, from The Weeknd to Beyoncé, showcasing his lasting legacy in the music world​​.

Humanitarian Efforts and Advocacy

Beyond his music, Jackson used his platform to advocate for social causes, contributing to his recognition as a global cultural icon and humanitarian​​.