MICHAEL JACKSON’S THRILLER Collection part one

“THRILLER is timeless.  There is not a single pop star today that was not influenced by it.  THRILLER changed the entire industry.  No one ever thought an album could be a blockbuster event like THRILLER.  It was the first time in history an album sold that many copies and fueled a cultural phenomenon.”thriller popcorn

Tamara Conniff  Billboard Magazine

 

MTV Awards

Best Video

Best Choreography

Video Vanguard Award

The Greatest Video in the History of the World

The Greatest Video of All Time

ROLLING STONE MAGAZINE

Video of the Decade

GRAMMY AWARDSthriller photo two

Best Video Album

AMERICAN VIDEO AWARDS

Best Long Form Video

Best Home Video

GUINNESS BOOK OF WORLD RECORDS

Most Successful Music Video of All Time

OTHER ACCOMPLISHMENTS

VH-1 The Greatest Video of All Time

Music Video of the Millennium

Most Influential Music Video of All Time

“Michael Jackson’s THRILLER video is without any doubt the most successful, most revolutionary, most influential, and most popular music video of all time.  This short film is the greatest milestone in music video history.  Today, the short film for Michael Jackson’s song THRILLER has cult status. It is also considered legendary, and is still the leveling judgment for all music videos to come.BILLIE JEAN PERFECTION

The THRILLER short film premiered on December 2, 1983, one year after the release of the THRILLER album.  Even before that, Michael Jackson had already pioneered the music video genre with his videos for BILLIE JEAN and BEAT IT.  The videos were costly and had guest actors, professional directors, different camera angles, an entire storyline, and fascinating dance choreographies showing off Michael’s unique dancing abilities.  Michael Jackson’s ideas and visions revolutionized the music industry and the standing of Black artists worldwide.

The video for THRILLER created the genre of short film within the popular entertainment industry.  Instead of a standard music video, Michael produced a “Zombie-Epic” that had a price tag of $1,000,000.  It became the most aired video in MTV history.”

THRILLER 25thriller dance

GRAMMY HISTORY

Album of the Year

Record of the Year (BEAT IT)

Best Male Pop Vocal Performance (THRILLER)

Best Male Rock Vocal Performance (BEAT IT)

Best Male R&B Performance (BILLIE JEAN)

Best R&B Song (BILLIE JEAN)BILLIE JEAN INCREDIBLE

Producer of the Year (Quincy Jones and Michael Jackson)

Best Engineered Recording Non-Classical (Bruce Swedien)

Best Children’s Recording (E.T.: The Extra Terrestrial with narration by Michael Jackson)

The Jackson’s Pepsi Commercials are aired during the Grammy Telecast and are amongst the most successful and most  popular ads ever, and the FIRST  and ONLY set of advertisements ever to be included in the weekly TV Guide listings.

Twenty-eight nominations in eight categories for the 2nd Annual American Video Awards.

Michael’s Thriller spent 37 weeks as Number One

U.S. Presidential Recognition Award

May 14, 1984

To Michael Jackson

With appreciation for the outstanding example you have set for the youth of American and the world.  Your historic record-breaking achievements and your preeminence in popular music are a tribute to your creativity,  dedication, and great ability.PERFORMANCE VICTORY TOUR

The generous contribution of your time and talent to the National Campaign Against Teenage Drunk Driving will help millions of young Americans learn that drinking and driving can kill a friendship.

President Ronald Reagan

February 7, 1984

“I’ve always wanted to do great things and achieve many things, but for the first time in my entire career, I feel like I have accomplished something because I’m in the Guinness Book of World Records”

Michael Jackson

The Guinness Book of World Records is the global authority on world-breaking achievements.  And, who is more global than Michael Jackson?  He is undoubtedly the world’s most famous living human being.”  Craig Glenday, Editor-in-Chief Guinness Book of World Records.

BILLBOARD MAGAZINE 1983

POP ARTIST OF THE YEAR

BLACK ARTIST OF THE YEAR

POP ALBUM:  THRILLER

POP ALBUM ARTIST

POP SINGLES ARTIST

POP MALE ALBUM ARTIST

POP MALE SINGLES ARTISTBREATH-TAKING FOUR

BLACK SINGLES ARTIST

DANCE/DISCO ARTIST

BEST VIDEO:  BEAT IT

BEST PERFORMANCE BY A MALE ARTIST

BEST CHOREOGRAPHY

BEST USE OF VIDEO TO ENHANCE A SONG

BEST USE OF VIDEO TO ENHANCE AN ARTIST’S IMAGE

…a portion of International Honors

Best Artist, Best Male Vocalist, Album of the Year…JAPAN

Album of the Year, Single of the Year…AUSTRALIA

Artist of the Year…ITALY

Record of the Year…GREECE

Album of the Year…HOLLAND

Most Important Foreign Album…SPAIN

International Artist of the Year…BRAZIL

11th AMERICAN MUSIC AWARDS

Youngest Recipient of the Award of Meritthriller four

Favorite Pop Album

Favorite Soul Album

Favorite Pop Single BILLIE JEAN

Favorite Pop Video

Favorite Soul Video

Favorite Pop/Rock Male Artist

Favorite Soul Male Vocalist

BLACK GOLD AWARDS

Top Male Vocalist

Best Video Performance BEAT ITthriller two

Best Single Record of the Year BILLIE JEAN

Best Album of the Year

CANADIAN BLACK MUSIC AWARDS

Top International Album

Top International Single BILLIE JEAN

Top Male Vocalist

Entertainer of the Year

…the legend goes on

 

2 thoughts on “MICHAEL JACKSON’S THRILLER Collection part one

  1. And the legend goes on! Did you ever see so many awards given to a recording artist? And THRILLER saved the entire music industry…and many people’s jobs. People in the music industry owe much to Michael Jackson…but I have a feeling most will not thank him… (the fans will, of course, his friends and family), but the others will be too occupied with their own lives….and their envy of this great artist….and believe me, he is the greatest artist!

  2. To this day, October 13, 2016 …no one has come close to Michael in the number of awards….or indeed anything else! He was like a rocket…..he took off and then went up, up, up and away! All one could do is watch in admiration! Love you forever, Michael!

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