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Michael Jackson's iconic hit Billie Jean is now in the YouTube billion view club

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    Well when Billboard shared an article in 2019 stating he was too big of a pop culture figure to cancel, welp they were right. 


    As of today his 1983 iconic hit "Billie Jean' has crossed the billion views club on YouTube 


    Billie jean is the 3rd 80s hit to cross this threshold, the other two pre streaming era hits to cross this threshold is Sweet child o' Mine by Guns N' Rose's and Take on Me by Aha..


    Billie Jean is taken from the king of pop's sixth studio album "Thriller" which would end up as the best selling album of all time in the sales of close to 70 Million worldwide. 


    In the time of it's popularity it would sell a weekly Million in the US and about two Million worldwide, while Bad his follow up failed to Thriller standards with an estimated sales between 50 to 55 million it's the second best selling album worldwide 


    That's how huge Michael was in the 80s, he sold over 100 million with those two albums alone worldwide, making him the most successful solo act from a group of all time.  


    Michael was inducted twice in the Rock 'N' roll hall of fame twice.


    1997 as a member of the Jackson 5 and 2001 as a solo act, only Janet Jackson  would have success besides Michael, but her success is somewhat murky, most see her success as a US Act as her international success failed compared to her brother and her contemporaries like Madonna, Whitney houston and Mariah Carey. 


    Congrats to the King of Pop. 

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