Watching the brand new Usher video for Numb, you can’t help but think of how much he reminds you of Michael Jackson. The King Of Pop’s music, his videos, enigmatic personal life, the drama, his voice, Michael’s dance moves, style, and his influence on the world has left a void since his passing. Michael essentially grew up before our eyes. We knew so much about Michael yet he lived much of his life as a mystery.
It’s hard to imagine anyone becoming the “NEXT MJ” but here are four contenders. To me to be a contender, you need to be all-around entertainer, singer, dancer, actor. Your music should emotionally move people, your videos are lauded for being innovative, and your image needs to be larger than life.
Usher is multi-dimensional and very talented, Chris Brown has MJ’s moves, Bruno Mars has the voice, and Beyonce’ has the creative videos and the stage presence…..but no one artist has yet to prove they can live up to the legacy of Michael Jackson. You may be old enough to remember when Network TV would schedule Michael Jackson video premieres in prime-time so he could unveil his latest masterpiece.
“YEAH 3X” CHRIS BROWN
“GRENADE” (acoustic) BRUNO MARS
“IF I WERE A BOY” BEYONCE’