Some may call them legends, some may refer to them as heroes, and some may call them pioneers or even proprietors. Regardless of what anyone decides to call them, no one can deny that there are people who must be remembered forever in the history of entertainment. These are people who have contributed to the development and overall success of the entertainment industry.
Michael Jackson – If no one gets on this list, Michael Jackson will surely have a placed reserved on it. Right from his early years in the industry, when he released his album; THRILLER, he had begun his record setting. This was the first album that featured seven whole songs on the top 10 songs of the Billboard chart at the same time. In 1970, while he was still in a group, the Jackson 5, with his brothers, their first four singles hit number 1 on the chart and they also got a Grammy nomination. MJ had received quite a lot of awards (he won eight Grammys in one night in 1984) and the world of pop can never forget his impact in the music industry. He is one of the fifteen legends that have received the Grammy Legend Award.
Bob Marley – Born Robert Nesta Marley, Bob was a Jamaican singer and songwriter who sang reggae, ska and rock steady, emerging from being a local musician, to an international star and also cultural icon. He started his career in 1963, belonging to a group called the Wailers. After the Wailers split up in 1974, Bob continued to follow his dream, working hard every day, until he finally released his album, Exodus, in 1977. This album took him up to the category of the best-selling album ever and gained him worldwide recognition. This album was on the British Album charts for more than a year without leaving at any point. He is one of the icons who have made reggae music popular and made Jamaican culture known throughout the world.
Sean Connery – Have you seen the 007 James Bond series? Then this name should not be strange to you. Sir Thomas Connery is a Scottish actor and movie producer, a living legend, although he retired in 2012. He has won awards across the world in many categories and can be said to be one of the icons in the film industry.
Billy Crystal – Speaking if TV hosts, William Edward Crystal surely takes a legendary sit on the row. This American actor, writer, producer, director, comedian, and television host came under the spotlight in the 1970s when he played Jodie Dallas on the ABC sitcom; Soap. He became a film star in Hollywood during the late 1980s and 1990s, appearing in the critical and box office successes When Harry Met Sally… (1989), City Slickers (1991), and Analyze This (1999) and also for hosting the Academy awards nine times over.
Whitney Houston – This legendary American singer, actress, model and producer is listed as the most awarded female act of all time in the Guinness World Record (2009). Her songs’ sales have also put her in the category of best-selling music artists of all-time, with over 200 million sold. She is the only artist to chart seven consecutive No. 1 Billboard Hot 100 songs.
There are lots of legends in the world of entertainment and many whose impact on the industry and on the world cannot be categorized. The list above is not compiled based on any categories. They were picked randomly.