HIStory: The Legacy of Michael Jackson

HIStory: The Legacy of Michael Jackson

Monday, August 29, 2016

Madame Tussauds Washington, DC welcomed three distinct figures of legendary music icon, Michael Jackson, for the all-new Michael Jackson Experience, “HIStory: The Legacy of Michael Jackson.” Beginning on what would have been his 58th birthday, the experience offers a celebration of the King of Pop’s musical talents and incredible career, highlighting three notable periods throughout his life.

Each figure in the experience embodies a different, prominent chapter in Jackson’s career – The Jackson 5, ‘Bad’ and ‘HIStory’. The youngest figure of the bunch depicts Michael in his earliest stage as a member of Jackson 5, as he dons a psychedelic yellow 60’s inspired outfit and his iconic afro. Michael’s ‘Bad’ figure is modeled straight from his notorious music video, dressed in a black jumpsuit decorated with silver buckles and a microphone in hand. The third figure is based on MJ’s ninth studio album, ‘HIStory’, featuring Jackson in the ‘90s, wearing an all-black uniform, a gold armor-like vest, complete with a headset microphone. In addition to the lifelike figures, the experience replicates these important eras in MJ’s career with music playing and memorabilia displayed together with distinct backdrops.

Jackson was a known fan of Madame Tussauds and visited a number of the wax attractions around the world throughout his life. He was often seen posing with, not only figures of himself, but also those of his personal idols, including Charlie Chaplin. To date, there have been 18 figures of Michael Jackson created in the Madame Tussauds estate. Remarkably, Jackson features in more attractions than any other celebrity (not including Madame Tussaud herself).

From group member to solo artist, Michael was a decorated, chart-topping musician and entertainer. Throughout his career, Jackson broke many barriers in the music industry and the world, accomplishing so much in his shortened fifty years of life. He was presented with an impressive number of awards, including 13 Grammy’s and 38 Guinness World Records—including one for “Most Successful Entertainer of All Time.” He was also one of the few artists to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame twice in a lifetime. In addition to these astounding honors, Jackson took ownership of the best-selling album in history, “Thriller,” in 1982.

Visit Michael Jackson at Madame Tussauds Washington, DC for a limited time only.