Tribute to the King of Pop: Star2 is celebrating MJ's visual legacy by inviting our readers to submit your original visual tributes to MJ to be featured in our 'Michael Jackson ~ Visionary' visual tribute gallery. We're looking for drawings, illustrations, graphic design, photography, etc. that pay homage to the deeply missed icon.
Star2 would like to invite readers to join in our celebration of the King of Pop’s visual legacy by submitting your original artwork for our 'Michael Jackson ~ Visionary' visual tribute gallery.
The night of March 25, 1983, will go down in history as the day Michael Jackson stopped the world. Having finished the set with his brothers for Motown’s 25th anniversary concert, he returned to the stage alone. Wearing a black-sequined jacket and a glove blinged with rhinestones, MJ launched into his now legendary debut performance of Billie Jean and did something so shockingly original it still amazes: the moonwalk.
Two months later when it aired on TV to an estimated 47 million viewers, MJ’s electric moves launched a one-man global cultural movement. Motown head Berry Gordy said: “From the first beat of Billie Jean, I was mesmerised. And when he did his iconic moonwalk, I was shocked, it was magic. Michael Jackson went into orbit, and never came down.”
Such was MJ’s star power – from the moment he stormed the stage in 1968, at age 10, as the youngest of The Jacksons, to the poignant footage of him in rehearsing in 2009 for his what-would've-been-career-swansong This Is It series of concerts. With his tremulous tenor, indelible melodies, and James Brown-inspired stage moves, no wonder MJ commanded the world's attention: at times, he seemed superhuman.