The King of Pop has broken eight world records, including being named the Most Successful Entertainer of All Time by the organization. Jackson stopped by the Guinness World Records headquarters in London Wednesday to pick up his certificates ahead of an appearance at the World Music Awards.
Jackson holds records for the Youngest Vocalist to top the U.S. Singles Chart (he was 11 fronting The Jackson Five); First Vocalist To Enter The U.S. Single Chart at No. 1 (You Are Not Alone); First Entertainer to Sell More Than 100 Million Albums outside the US; Most weeks at the top of the US album charts (non-soundtrack) (37 weeks for Thriller); Most successful music video (Thriller sold over 1 million units); First entertainer to earn more than $100 million in a year; and the Highest paid entertainer of all time ($125 million in 1989 Forbes list).
After spending time in seclusion after his acquittal on child molestation charges, the moonwalker is inching his way back into the spotlight.
Earlier this year he travelled to Tokyo to accept MTV Japan’s Legend Award and he’s currently in England for his first performance in the UK in nine years. He’s set to receive the Diamond Award at the World Music Awards Wednesday night where he’s also expected to sing some of the hits off his Thriller album.