Michael’s classic and arguably biggest hit ‘Billie Jean’ has crossed the 1 billion view mark on YouTube, marking the King of Pop’s first entry into the Billion Views Club.
The 1983 mega hit is the third music video from the 1980s to reach this milestone, following Guns N’ Roses’ ‘Sweet Child O’ Mine’ and a-ha’s ‘Take on Me.’
The song, taken from his 1982 ‘Thriller’ album, helped propel the album to become the biggest selling album of all time, and was a number one hit in many countries including the USA and UK. It won two Grammy Awards and became a staple performance of his live shows, during which you’d catch Michael slide backwards across the floor performing his iconic moonwalk.
Source: Billboard & MJWN