Love or hate Harry Styles’s music, there’s merely no denying that he’s bought popular culture in a chokehold. His newest Harry’s Home single, “As It Was,” throttled the highest spot on the Billboard Scorching 100 for 10 weeks in a row till being dethroned on the most recent chart by Nicki Minaj and nonetheless landed at No. 2 solely dropping lower than a p.c of its streams final week. In the meantime, Harry’s House itself was an enormous hit total, with a jaw-dropping pure gross sales complete (330,000) and over a half-million equal models in its first week.
However even with all these accolades to his identify, there are many people who consider that Rolling Stone UK overstepped its bounds in calling Kinds “the brand new King of Pop” — a title that was initially reserved for the one-and-only late, nice Michael Jackson. And let’s preserve all the way in which funky; nevertheless spectacular Harry Kinds’ present stage of success is, it nonetheless pales compared to MJ’s heights, which can by no means be achieved once more, even with the appearance of streaming (or perhaps due to it). Thriller is 34× Platinum licensed by the RIAA and continues to be the best-selling album ever.
That is why it is smart that there have been these fast to close down Rolling Stone‘s proclamation, together with MJ’s nephew Taj Jackson, who settled the talk succinctly on Twitter, writing, “The title has been retired. No disrespect to Harry Kinds, he’s mega gifted. Give him his personal distinctive title.” Loads of others agreed with him, censuring Rolling Stone UK for its audacity.
There isn’t any new King of Pop. You don’t personal the title @RollingStone, and also you didn’t earn it, my uncle did. A long time of dedication and sacrifice. The title has been retired. No disrespect to @Harry_Styles, he’s mega gifted. Give him his personal distinctive title. https://t.co/td6SSSVkfX
— Taj Jackson (@tajjackson3) August 22, 2022
being referred to as the ‘new king of pop’ whereas not even being near what michael jackson was is sick
— ً ً (@highafbizzle) August 22, 2022
This title belongs to the black man who labored his ass off because the age of 5, who was a veteran by the age of 15, broke racial boundaries and revolutionized the music trade. Michael Jackson is THEE King of Pop of EVERY technology. https://t.co/3jxtYWCHOa
— 𝓥𝓮𝓻𝓸𝓷𝓲𝓬𝓪💫 | fan account (@iamveronica777) August 22, 2022
rolling stone (uk) calling harry types the king of pop is a really daring transfer contemplating essentially the most notable particular person to carry the king of pop title is michael jackson. how do you place michael jackson and harry types on the identical stage with a straight face.
— sk (@kirkxxs) August 22, 2022