Harry Styles is now the “new King of Pop,” replacing Michael Jackson.
Many people consider the singer of “Billie Jean,” who died at the age of 50 in 2009, one of the most famous musicians of the 20th century.
Jackson won 13 Grammy Awards, six Brit Awards, five Billboard Music Awards, and 24 American Music Awards over the course of his career.
He also has 20 Guinness World Records.
While Styles, who is 29, became famous with the boyband One Direction after appearing on The X-Factor.
He is now a solo artist and has put out three studio albums since then.
People aren’t happy that Styles is now being called the “new King of Pop,” even though he has a lot of fans and has won three Grammy Awards in his career.
It all started when Rolling Stone wrote a bold article about the “As It Was” singer.
Harry Styles: How the new King of Pop set the music world aflame,
it was titled.
Younger people may think that Styles has earned the crown, but not everyone agrees.
Jackson’s own family has spoken out against the title and said it isn’t right.
Taj, Jackson’s nephew, shared the cover on Twitter and wrote:
Here is no new King of Pop.
You don’t own the title @RollingStone, and you didn’t earn it, my uncle did.
Decades of dedication and sacrifice. The title has been retired.
No disrespect to @Harry_Styles, he’s mega-talented.
Taj then suggested that Styles get his “own unique title” instead of taking his uncle’s.
There is no new King of Pop. You don’t own the title @RollingStone, and you didn’t earn it, my uncle did. Decades of dedication and sacrifice. The title has been retired. No disrespect to @Harry_Styles, he’s mega talented. Give him his own unique title. https://t.co/td6SSSVkfX
— Taj Jackson (@tajjackson3) August 22, 2022
His tweet has been retweeted a crazy 11.5k times, and thousands of people agree with him in the comments.
One person tweets:
I’m a huge Harry Styles fan but no. He is not the new King of Pop. There is no new King of Pop.
When Michael Jackson departed this world, the title of King of Pop left with him.
It’s an insult to give that label to anyone considering the struggles the Jackson family went through back in the day to get to where they are. It’s retired.
While a third person comments:
Well said Taj!! The King of Pop title is owned by your uncle and him only.
But some people are taking to the comments to say that Styles should get the title.
I mean… let’s use context clues… The NEW King of Pop… which means there was/is a FIRST King of Pop… which is your uncle. We all know this. Let people also shine,
one person argues.
Another user comments:
He is the new King of Pop, deal with it.