Two for Tuesday: Remembering the King of Pop

Four years ago today, Michael Jackson, the King of Pop, died at the age of 50 from cardiac arrest caused by a lethal combination of prescription drugs. The world was stunned at the loss of the global music legend who created best-selling hits such as “Billie Jean” (the first video from a black artist to air on MTV) and “Beat It.” He holds seven entries in the Guinness World Records and is recognized as the most successful entertainer of all time. Surprised? Of course not. He had the gift of musical talent when he debuted with his brothers as a member of The Jackson 5 in 1964. In 1971 he embarked on a solo career that led him to forever being remembered as the one and only King of Pop.

In remembrance, on this “Two for Tuesday,” I leave you with two of my favorite MJ videos of all time.

“Remember the Time” – DYK: The video starred Eddie Murphy and Magic Johnson.

 

 

“Thriller” – DYK: His album is the best-selling album of all time, selling 50 million copies.

 

 

Cover Photo Source: By R. Engelhardt  via Wikimedia Commons

Nicole Hernandez is the social media manager at SJG. She’s a Chicagoan who graduated from DePaul University with a B.A. in Public Relations & Advertising and minor in Journalism. Nicole is known to her peers as being online all the time –  while on her spare time you can find her taking footage on her phone while she’s rocking out at music festivals. She’s also training to be the new water girl at Chicago Bulls games (in her dreams).