Greyscale photograph of Michael Jackson on a purple background.
According to the Guiness Book of World Records, Michael Jackson was the most successful entertainer of all time. He began his career at a very young age as a member of the Jackson 5, and began his solo career in 1971. His album Thriller is still the best-selling album of all time, and features songs "Billie Jean" and "Beat It," in addition to the title track. The music video Thriller is the only music video even inducted into the National FIlm Registry.