The title has been known to belong to Michael Jackson since the late 80s and early 90s when he was in the prime of his career. His accomplishments have left him uncontested by many since that time due to the monstrous records he set.

Once the popular publication revealed their opinion on Styles taking the throne, Michael Jackson fans on  social media let the outlet know why they were wrong in their assessment. While hundreds of people claimed they had never even heard a song by the England native, others debated on if Rolling Stone was trying to get publicity for their brand.