With Michael Jackson’s health in critical condition, it’s time to send positive vibes his way by taking a look at the influence the King of Pop has had on music, fashion and culture. You may or may not love Michael Jackson’s choices, but you cannot deny that the man has been a strong influence on pop culture.
Michael Jackson’s reign began in the early 1980s, when he was the first African-American entertainer to attract a wide crossover following on MTV with his singles "Beat It," "Billie Jean" and "Thriller." Some argue that these songs moved the music video into an art form.
Michael Jackson later became a surreal character by choosing a reclusive lifestyle and undergoing a number of operations to totally reconfigure his facial features.
Explore some of the other ways Michael Jackson has influenced pop culture below.
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