Michael Jackson is universally known as the king of pop for a number of reasons. Firstly, Michael Jackson is perhaps the only pop artist up till now who has gained unmatchable global recognition by selling millions of records all over the globe. Apart from catchy music, Michael Jackson also introduced an all new form of dance.
Together, both of these contributions set him apart from the rest of the pop artists of his time. This is one of the main reasons why Michael Jackson is universally considered to be the king of pop. However, while this is not the only reason, it is certainly the main one!