MJ fans have taken over on Twitter and other social media platforms on the occasion of Michael Jackson’s 62nd birth anniversary. The hashtag #1Billion4MJ is running globally to make “Bille Jean” the first-ever MJ video to touch 1 Billion views on YouTube.
Michael Jackson, the King of Pop, has ruled over the pop and R&B genre for five decades, from the formation of Jackson Five in the late ‘70s until his demise on June 25, 2009. The unrivaled star, who paved a new path for the upcoming generations of POP music, had left no award to win and no owner to be bestowed in the musical universe.
— MJ Chart Data (@MJChartData) August 21, 2023
— Gemma JR (@GemmaJR2) August 19, 2023
The number of views is climbing so quickly minute by minute ☄️ Magnificent ?
Let’s continue, all together it’s possible ??????? #1Billion4MJ #1billionforbilliejean
Please make your contribution? #BTSARMY #BTS https://t.co/TPLP26Yi6s pic.twitter.com/BmQiUPIVz9
— ?Marie✨?✨Michael? (@MarseilleMarie) August 24, 2023
The song “Billie Jean” that his fans are targeting to dispatch on the billions-club was released 37 years ago on January 2nd, 1983. It was the 2nd track of the album “Thriller”, the album recognized as the largest selling album of all time with 66 million copies sold worldwide.
Right now, Billie Jean views at 825,719,021. 3 hours ago, 825,609,661. The views have increased nearly 110,000 views in 3 hours. Big thanks to the #MJFam and #BTSARMY for the help. It's absolutely possible that Billie Jean could hit a billion views by his birthday. pic.twitter.com/rTSuKHbG30
— andjustice4some (@andjustice4some) August 23, 2023
The song itself has garnered several records over the records, it was certified 6x Platinum by RIAA and sold 10M+ copies across the Globe. “Billie Jean” impacted MJ’s career significantly as it was the first music video of a black artist to be aired by MTV. Not only that, but the astonishing Moonwalk of Michael Jackson was also performed for the first time on the Motown 25: Yesterday, Today, Forever TV special.
As of the time of this report “Bille Jean” has crossed 826 million views and currently stands on the number 826,008,906. The views are increasing drastically over ever minute and it feels like just a matter of time to knock the 1 Billion target before 29th August 2023.
Fans across the globe are participating in this target as a tribute to the star. Many people are sharing heartfelt comments and love for MJ, a lot of his pictures of special moments are also taking over the Internet.
With 174 million views more to go, the target seems very much achievable and it would be something of a birthday gift for sure.
You can also contribute to this fan moments by Twitting your thoughts and feelings for MJ using #1Billion4MJ.
While researching, we discovered this cute video of this baby dancing to the phenomenal rhythm of “Billie Jean”, isn’t that cute!!
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