As a member of the Jackson 5, Michael Jackson performed poppy, catchy tunes alongside his brothers. When he emerged from adolescence, Jackson hit the solo path hard and heavy, releasing three albums before his 1979 classic, 'Off the Wall.'

Arguably the best proof of a more successful solo career, he followed it up in 1982 with 'Thriller,' one of the greatest albums ever made. The video for the title track was directed by the legendary John Landis, and forever changed the way we view music videos.

Similarly, Jackson's videos for 'Beat It' and 'Billie Jean' showcased his creativity musically and visually, fully igniting the medium. All in all, Jackson released 10 solo albums over the course of his decades-spanning career, rightfully earning him the title 'King of Pop.'