On December 2, American premium TV network Showtime unveiled the highly anticipated documentary "Thriller 40," a tribute to the 40th anniversary of Michael Jackson's iconic album 'Thriller.' This documentary delves into the enduring influence of Jackson's work. One of the segments notably highlighed Michael's impact on contemporary artists such as BTS and the broader K-pop genre. The documentary emphasizes how Jackson's groundbreaking choreography and unique stagecraft have been intricately woven into the fabric of K-pop performances.
Celebrated for their dynamic choreography and visual flair, BTS, in particular, is spotlighted as a prime example of Jackson's lasting legacy in modern music and dance. "Every move they do is all Michael Jackson," one segment of the documentary notes, underscoring the deep-rooted inspiration the K-pop superstars draw from Jackson's work.
This influence extends beyond BTS, permeating the entire K-pop industry with aspects of Jackson's style evident in stage costumes, music videos, and overall performance artistry. The documentary invites viewers to observe these parallels closely, suggesting that a closer look at BTS's performances reveals a rich tapestry of Jackson's influence, from their dance moves to their stage presence.
Check out the segment below.