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MJ is the most popular entertainer in the world. He broke the Guinness record you can't deny that. But you are free to vote for whoever u want. For all moonwalkers like me, i think ppl vote for GM bc he died recently so they feel like they have to be nicer and vote for him whereas MJ died 9 years ago. Although lemme tell u something, the world will never ever forget MJ and his legacy of healing the world. He lives on forever that's for sure. But please be sincere ppl. We all know deep down that MJ cannot be beaten by any other artist. He did everything: lyrics, instrumental tracks, music videos, hospitals, dances, organising his shows, etc. MJ COULD NOT STOP MAKING ART. And let's not forget about his heart. the biggest one ever. We love him and his soul looks at us from above. God bless.
Michael Jackson King of pop forever ❤ more!!!
@Andrea Michael Jackson is the most popular artist and most successful entertainer of all time, what about GM?
George Michael's fans are more loyal. Sorry Michael, I am a fan of yours too. But with George being there you stand no chance of my vote.
I am a fan of both Michael Jackson and George Michael. But when it comes to talent, George Michael is the more talented without a doubt. Although MJ was a good performer, George was superior in talent with a soul touching voice but also in writing capability.
I think this poll is a fix cause I know MJ should be #1 and there's more moonwalkers out there, then GM fans...
I am a huge MJ fan and will vote for him. That doesn’t take away from George Michael’s talent. I just feel that Michael embodied the 80’s better than any other artist.
Just vote on your FAVORITE artist. Stop with the negativity. You are not going to change anyone’s mind.
I mean they got screwed over by the media and by record companies but their real true fans never forgot them and fyi to the people saying young people don't know George i was 2 in 87 and thats when i first saw him on tv with my 12 year old sister
Nicole MJ did not dangle his baby off a balcony thats not what happened and GM may not be well known to all young people because the media tried to sabotage him just as they did to MJ through those bogus allegations don't you people see that these were talented different men who screwed over by the media music wise they were geniuses in different ways Michael was a great dancer and entertainer George was producer arranged and wrote his wn songs including WHAM! the band he start with his best friend at 19 he had another band at 16 he wrote one of the biggest hits of his career on a bus at 17 Careless Whisper but yes lets sit here and bitch and moan at each other about their personal lives and the media lies that were told on them
luliamj Michael was a kind sweet man i love his music and he would not approve of what you just said about a fellow human being you homophobic little witch you can like both Michael and George as well as Prince Michael won last time so get over it George did alot in his career and for music and they were both amazing human beings who had no time for people like you George was a wonderful man the man i love and will love till I die there is no need for the hate i will pray for your dark soul you and everyboy who is cruel to George nfor no damn reason not a fan fine then vote for someone else and shut up about it i wasn't even gonna comment till I saw people attacking him as a person he was a wonderful man George Michael
Reading through some of these comments, makes me so proud to be a Lovelie, Moonwalkers are commenting negative rude ignorant remarks,
We Lovelies ♥️Love♥️ Not Hate
Atleast George Micheal didn’t hang a baby off a belcony and to say us fans should go to hell wow a bunch of sore losers you all are. Oh well won’t change the numbers and we are in the lead by over 2 thousand????
Forever MICHAEL JACKSON THE KING!!!
For george michael fans : go to the hell when he already went.
George Micheal is in the lead! Too bad for MJ fans I read a post online the other day a music critic it said yes MIcheal Jackson is more popular but the fact is George MIcheal can sing MJ under a table anyway. Yes he has allot of awards but it doesn’t make him the better singer or artist, just saying
Come on moonwalkers keep voting, cause we know there's only ONE Michael Jackson.
Michael is earning millions each year. He is selling millions of albums each year and so on . People still love him , enjoy his music , miss him and go great things in his name . He is still receiving a lot of honours and making records even after his arrival . Why ? Because he is the biggest superstar . Stars will come and go but there will never be another Michael Jackson.
MJ is the most successful entertainer of all time. He is the most successful among every goddamn entertainer. And he is at least 10 times more successful than the 2nd most successful entertainer in the world . Can you beat it ??
social media or Youtube he was still the most famous person on earth . Even though today after 8 years of his death , he is the most followed person from 20th century and one of the most followed person on facebook . He gets millions of searches each year and this is incredible that he is more popular than most of the artists out there today . Michael Jackson is undoubtedly the world’s biggest global megastar , biggest pop star in world , most successful entertainer , most famous person of all time . His funeral is the most watched funeral ever . When he died in 2009 all the websites crashed for hours , this happened first time in the history of internet . The news was huge ! All the news channels were showing MJ related news for months . Newspapers , magazines, social media , MJ was all over . Whole world was crying over his death . We’ve lost many famous celebs but never ever seen something in life like this and will never see.
WEALTH:- Since his passing he is topping the list of highest earning dead celebs each years. Michael Jackson don't have a memorial place like Elvis Presley or Prince but still earning millions each year . According to Forbes his net worth till 2009 was 2.8 billions. After his death Estate earned 2 billions in 5 years and $825 million in 2016 making him the highest paid celeb ever dead or alive . Michael Jackson is the wealthiest entertainer ever . ACHIEVEMENTS:- Michael is the most award winning artist of all time . He has won prestigious awards like Grammy Legend award and Diamond award . He has also won awards that no other artist have . Apart from awards he has numerous Guinness World Records . It is hard to elaborate all oh his achievements but we know very well Thriller is still the biggest selling album of all time with more than 120 million copies sold. Michael Jackson’s albun sale is above 1 billion with just few albums and according to Billboard no other has sold more albums than him since 2009. Would write about all of his achievements in a separate answer .
IMPACT:- All the artists out there whether famous or not , are inspired heavily by Michael Jackson . There's a huge list of famous celebs who cited Michael Jackson as there biggest inspiration . His impact is not only limited to singers and dancers , but actors , writers , poets , wrestlers and even normal people are inspired by him . 99.9% dancers literally worship him . He invented music videos and the music videos we have today is just because of him . He made dancing an essential part of the music videos . Stage presence and performances , live showmanship , style , attitude , fashion , music, dance , songwriting his impact is everywhere.
HUMANITARIAN ENDEAVORS :- the thing i love most about Michael Jackson is his big heart and efforts that he did to change the world with not only his music dance and talent but with unconditional love , support , care and giving . This is what makes him the biggest superstar in the world . He donated more than $500 million to charity and supported more than 39 charities throughout his life . Even today his 10% earning goes to several charities . He not only made music for fun but to inspire people to do good and world recognized him as a true and greatest humanitarian and they honoured him with several humanitarian awards . Gonna write about his humanitarian endeavors in a separate answer . With not only just money but he helped people with his love and support and it is just because of him that most of his fans are also doing great thing on their own like some of them running NGOs , children hospitals etc and some are helping people in their small ways . Michael Jackson fans are extremely humble and kind hearted . They all believe in love , peace and healing people .
Even after 9 years of death Michael is still relevant . Michael Jackson is way more relevant than most of the alive or dead artists today . Thriller became the First ever album in 2017 to be certified 33× platinum . Michael is earni
he is “The world's biggest superstar that ever lived”
Various media Giants from all over the world consider Michael Jackson as “The world's biggest superstar” and a “Global phenomenon”
The below pics that I'm sharing proves that Michael jackson is the world's biggest superstar, He even won over 800+ various awards from all over the world. He became one of the few artists to have been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame twice. He was also inducted into the Dance Hall of Fame as the first (and currently only) dancer from the world of pop and rock 'n' roll. Jackson's other achievements include 39 Guinness World Records—including one for "Most Successful Entertainer of All Time"—13 Grammy Awards, along with special awards the Grammy Legend and Grammy Lifetime, 26 American Music Awards, 16 World Music Awards and the estimated sale of up 1 billion units worldwide, Winning countless awards for his humanitarian endeavors, the singer has been honored by two Presidents of the United States. He has also been named as the artist of "the Decade", "Generation", "Century", and "Millennium" and was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2002. Jackson has also won hundreds of other awards, making him the most awarded recording artist in the history of popular music. Michael Jackson defined and redefined the global mega stardom and various sources have agreed by saying
Saswat pattanayak, New York based media research scholar says, Unlike anyone in human history, way more any president of modern times, or emperor of ancient age. It was Michael Jackson who was recognized by the people all over the globe.
World's biggest superstar Michael Jackson's stardom all over the world, Michael Jackson and World’s biggest superstar are synonyms . It is not the personal opinion but it's a fact.
I think Akash MJ Eexplained it very well and gave us N number of proofs . It’s not just MJ fans but world’s most reliable sources considered him “world’s biggest superstar” . Michael Jackson is inarguably the most successful and biggest entertainer ….the world has ever seen . They often compare a lot of artists with MJ only because they only compare you with the best . Well let me clear an Entertainer is someone who entertain us through any mean . Actors , dancers, singers , performs , comedians , magicians , circus artists etc all fall under the category of entertainers . So when they say Michael Jackson is the most successful and biggest entertainer , then they are mean he is the best among all .
Michael Jackson is unbeatable and untouchable when it comes to fame , stardom , wealth , achievements and impact .Michael Jackson has always been his own competitor . That’s why no other person broke his records than he himself . Let's talk in details why it is absurd to call anyone else “world's biggest superstar” other than Michael Jackson, FAME and STARDOM:- According to Guinness world records and various other sources,Michael Jackson is the world’s most famous person ever . We don't read about him in books like we read about Einstein and Hilter but still ! There's barely anyone on this planet who haven't heard of him or doesn't know him and his profession . I mean try it your own just go out and ask anyone who is Michael Jackson and what does he do ….every person belonging to any community , cast , race , sex and generation will tell you easily . Extremely bakward tribes who don't even know who is the president of country and man has reached to the moon , recognized MJ easily . In some parts of world including my country MJ is like a diety . Kingdom of sanwi , a traditional Kingdom located in west Africa , declared him their king in 1992 and ever held a 2 days funeral for MJ after his passing . Not to mention he sold out all the concerts with demands for more shows all across the world . He is the most downloaded artist in the history of music . His fame is so big that sometimes they call him bigger than Jesus . Without the help of internet , social
Ruth I agree we are very polite and ppl are calling us cray cray for knowing what true talent is and the last guy isn’t even in English but I can tell it’s not very polite MJ fans get some class
Isn't it interesting how polite GM's fans are, and how rude and homophobic a lot of MJ's fans are?
Están haciendo trampa esto no pasa... MICHAEL JACKSON es mejor que todos esos... Que carajos pasa esto está arreglado... GM no es nada al lado de MJ que les pasa... Algo anda mal.. DEBE GANAR MICHAEL JACKSON :V
Esto es algo absurdo todo el mundo sabe que Michael Jackson es el que la llevaba en los 80 esto no significa nada.. Ni que se ganaran un premio por esto ya todos saben que MJ es mejor y el más completo de todos los demás artistas que por lo general también son Buenos como GM pero en verdad Michael Jackson es el mejor y siempre lo será por que es un REY en la música, nadie como Mike Esto esta tan arrelago Michael Jackson ya es un ganador y está en su trono con sus millones es de trofeos ,galardones e infinidades de récord ya paren con esto es estúpido están difamando a Mike #michaeljackson es más que esta estupidez de votación esto esta mal, MICHAEL JACKSON es y siempre será el REY DEL POP y el artista más famoso de los 80's...sepanlo no hay nadie como él. y además de ser un excelente artista también era un ser HUMANITARIO y muy humilde que ayudaba al prójimo, hay que hacer que las personas se den cuenta de que Mike es una buena persona y no la basura que escriben los amarillistas... En lo personal me da rabia y pena esto siempre quieren perjudicar a Mike , yo pienso que deberían haber un especial de MJ esta votación que hacen esta de sobra GEORGE MICHAEL no se compara y no es ni la sombra de MICHAEL JACKSON... Y si gana GM no cambia nada El REY es Mike y todos lo sabemos el que creo esto es un idiota...
Esto es algo absurdo todo el mundo sabe que Michael Jackson es el que la llevaba en los 80 esto no significa nada.. Ni que se ganaran un premio por esto ya todos saben que MJ es mejor y el más completo de todos los demás artistas que por lo general también son Buenos como GM pero en verdad Michael Jackson es el mejor y siempre lo será por que es un REY en la música ???????????????? nadie como Mike ???? Esto esta tan arrelago Michael Jackson ya es un ganador y está en su trono con sus millones es de trofeos ,galardones e infinidades de récord ya paren con esto es estúpido están difamando a Mike ???? #michaeljackson es más que esta estupidez de votación esto esta mal, MICHAEL JACKSON es y siempre será el REY DEL POP y el artista más famoso de los 80's...sepanlo no hay nadie como él. ???? y además de ser un excelente artista también era un ser HUMANITARIO y muy humilde que ayudaba al prójimo, hay que hacer que las personas se den cuenta de que Mike es una buena persona y no la basura que escriben los amarillistas... ???? En lo personal me da rabia y pena esto siempre quieren perjudicar a Mike , yo pienso que deberían haber un especial de MJ esta votación que hacen esta de sobra GEORGE MICHAEL no se compara y no es ni la sombra de MICHAEL JACKSON... Y si gana GM no cambia nada El REY es Mike y todos lo sabemos el que creo esto es un idiota... ????
David MJ may of been more popular at his prime and after he died.... but GM was the better more talented artist. You just don’t know anything about him clearly and take it from someone who knows allot about both of them GM is the better one and unlike MJ he didn’t want the fame and he didn’t want all the attention and he shyed away from it. If you listened to freedom 90 it explains allot he would of had a bigger fan base if he had of been a bigger attention seeker. He’s too cool for that.
Ruth you're ridiculous, I've never heard of this radio station and what is it about stupid votes? this ranking does not mean anything at all, they are votes on the moment and in addition George Michael had a lot of ads it's the last time with his death, everyone knows Michael Jackson even the young generation of today he is the most famous and most successful artist of success, but George Michael?
David, what do you think I’m lying about? GM writing, arranging, producing, singing main melody and backing harmonies and playing all instruments? A matter of record. Listen to A Different Corner, a complete one man production when he was 22 http://www.songfacts.com/detail.php?id=7890
Smooth radio http://top500.smoothradio.com/2018/ GM with 21 entries, MJ with 14.
How do you know I’m a blind fan? Not blind at all, nor rude!
OMG Some ppl need to grow up,yes we GM Lovelies knew he was gay so what he wrote his songs from real experiences that went on in his life and we love you george for that #Georgetastic forever xx
Haters of kind talented artists like George Michael are utter arses. End of story, get over yourselves, you won't die if Michael Jackson doesn't end up on top.
(Also stop hating on gays, it's 2018 for Pete's sake !)
Talent not taken lol
David get your facts straight 2 songs only he had more hot singles in wham! Then you add all the ones when he went solo, dozens of chart topping hits, and yes Whitney Houston is great and she also did a duet with George who actually kept up with her voice. Makes me mad when people don’t know taken when it’s smacking them right square in the face!!!
David I think you really need to go check that again. I have no idea where you looked because George Michael is known for a heck of a lot more songs in one or two. Go back and research some more but this time open your eyes as you read.
@Ruth Ireland you're a liar, I looked and I found nothing, you're a blind fan so you're not objective, George Michael is known for only one or two songs not more, Michael Jackson is the most successful artist, you're jealous
I don't really care about this man!! Many people do not understand why he is so voted because he is not so popular. I knew if there was someone else, like Queen or Whitney Houston. It is clear that Michael Jackson is the king.
luliamj what the hell does George being gay have to do with anything he is an icon for accomplishments not for who sleeps with George also has a stronger vocal than MJ MJ is mainly a dancer
Sandra and all the other George haters he wrote all his songs and produced them and played multiple instruments on his first Album Faith which sold millions plus all he did in WHAM! He always wrote and produced the music and played the instruments he is worthy of being an ICON HE WAS 1987 AND I WAS ONLY 2 THEN AND I KNEW HE WAS SPECIAL NOT SLIGHTING MJ JUST SAYING THE FACTS STOP HATING ON GEORGE AND SAYING HE ONLY GOT ON THE LIST FOR BEING DEAD!!!!!!!!!!!!
Smooth Radio just published their 500 top songs as voted by the public. George Michael had the most entries of any artist, at 21 entries, including numbers 2 and 3, and that’s just a fraction of his catalogue. Way more than MJ, or anyone else. Get over yourselves, he was an amazing musician who wrote, arranged, produced and performed the vast majority of his work, with a pitch perfect velvety voice, full of soul and emotion. MJ May have been a better showman (open to debate!), but George was by far the better musician.
george michael was an infect gay!!! You think when you tell? MICHAEL JACKSON is the Lord of music.
George Michael forever!
We love you George x
Some people on here really need to do there research on George Micheal if you really don’t think GM doesn’t deserve to comepete against MJ or Prince. He is one of the best even David Bowie himself approved his tribute performance of somebody to love, nailed it best job out of the whole benefit. Not to mention all his songs he wrote himself and directed some of his videos, 17 years old when he wrote careless whisper, and much much more to call people cray cray cuz they actually have taste in good music is the joke here once you actually do your research on GM you won’t be thinking that he’s not good enough
There's simply one the best, the greatest and that's our beloved and so sadly missed George Michael!! #freedom
Something is not right here. I like GM but i would not expect him to be competing 1st place with the king MJ. I would expect Prince or at least Madonna up there with MJ but not GM.
Yep I was much alive in the 80s and obviously a bit more mature than some on here. There is no need to be rude like I said everyone has their own opinion and for me is George hands down.
And another thing...were you alive in the 80s? I was in my 20s. So what about Bowie, Elton, Blondie, and a bunch loved "the Boss"! GM, seriously??? No! Not even! At least MJ earned it! GM??????? OMG, WTF, NLMFAO! Stupid people who have no experience of these others should not even vote! Queen maybe??? But nooooo....bye.
Def not right! Being dead makes you so much greater??! I get MJ cause most like him. Lots like GM but seriously, compared to some of the others????? WTF? Even my vote (personal) could not win against some of these, and my fav band is significant in a little bit more than music. I would've understood Madge or Prince up there, or Whit's glorious voice, but now you see what happens when the cray-cray vote?
Nobody never will be equal or better than king.
Michael Jackson is the king of music!!Vote for him!!!
Ye defo something nit right with this poll.
Normally Prince is the hit contender to the King MJ
Suddenly GM votes surge into the lead!
Everyone has their opinion but for me without a doubt it is George Michael hands down!!!
Evryone has their opinion but for me it is George Michael hands down????
Are you guys kidding!?? .. There are many others on this list that were more popular and influential than George Michael. Give me a break! Something's up here!
Michael Jackson must win..I'm sure something there's wrong that's y George Michael is sometimes leading Michael Jackson!
Michael Jackson é o cantor do século para mim.