"Childhood prodigy to King of Pop, Michael Jackson stands as one of the world's greatest entertainers ever"


One of a five-part series for BBC2 that examines what it took for five of the most successful black popular icons to make it in their chosen fields. The films document how these trailblazers not only raised the bar, but inspired generations and reinvented the definition of success for us all.

The film reviews Michael Jackson’s phenomenal impact on the music industry and hears from leading musicians past and present who reveal how the man and his music changed their lives. We also hear from family members, fans and industry insiders who reveal the extent to which Jackson revolutionized the business, redrew the popular music landscape and sold more music than any artist since.


BBC TWO, 2002