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Who was the first African American to have a music video on MTV?

Billie Jean

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Just so, what was the very first music video played on MTV?

The Buggles

which African American artist group broke the color barrier on MTV? Michael Jackson

Beside above, who made the very first music video?

1950s: Early music clips In his autobiography, Tony Bennett claims to have created "the first music video" when he was filmed walking along the Serpentine in Hyde Park, London in 1956, with the resulting clip being set to his recording of the song "Stranger in Paradise".

Why did MTV not play Billie Jean?

Tannenbaum's book, an oral history featuring artists, label executives and MTV executives, recounts the frequently cited story that CBS Records president Walter Yetnikoff threatened to pull his artists from MTV if "Billie Jean" wasn't put in rotation. "Now they say they played 'Billie Jean' because they loved it.

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