Polls are closed, the numbers are in and we are very proud to announce that you have voted Michael Jackson to be the VH1′s Greatest Male Artist! Before he could claim his crown, Jackson had to beat out many other worthy fellows. He faced-off with his talented protégé Usher and the glamorous Adam Lambert in early rounds; and he went head-to-head Lil Wayne, the Best Rapper Alive, in the final and toughest round. And still he took the title easily, winning in the end by a landslide. They don’t call him the King of Pop for nothing, you know.
Michael being no longer with us, Canedy Knowles accepted the honor in his place. In lieu of a speech, she donned fedora and a leather glove, and did her best MJ routine. And though they may not be so smooth as his, her moves are enough to recall some of the things we love most about Mike: the effortless “Beat It” hat flip, the willing to fight for what’s right elbow throws from “They Don’t Care About Us” and of course that one finger to the sky.
So here’s to Michael Jackson, forever the King of Pop and now our Greatest Man in Music, too!