Michael Jackson Honored At Soul Train Music Awards 1989
April 13, 1989
Michael Jackson attends Soul Train Music Awards April 12, 1989

Michael Jackson backstage at the 3rd Annual Soul Train Awards held at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles, CA, on April 13, 1989. Elizabeth Taylor presented Michael with the Heritage Award for Career Achievement and she dubbed him “the true king of pop, rock and soul.” It was ultimately shortened to King of Pop and that is how Michael has been known ever since.