Michael Jackson’s Estate Was Pretty Excited About That Dancing Kid’s MJ Performance

What a thriller!

Not too long ago, that most fleet-footed of Michael Jackson impersonators, 17-year-old Brett Nichols, was just dancing it up in his high-school gym, teachers and students nonchalantly wandering by in the background.

Now, he’s rubbing elbows with greatness.

Yup, according to TMZ, Jackson’s estate caught wind of a viral video floating around the Web showcasing Nichols’ skills and sent him a bevy of prizes — including MJ’s new posthumous album, Xscape, and an invite for him and his family to attend a performance of “Michael Jackson ONE” in Las Vegas.

I bet he’s the most popular boy in all the land now.

Brenna Ehrlich is a reporter for MTV News as well as the senior writer/editor for the O Music Awards. In the past, she served as associate editor at Mashable, penned a netiquette column for CNN and co-authored the blog and book "Stuff Hipsters Hate." She likes trying not to die in moshpits and listening to songs on repeat. Follow her on Twitter @BrennaEhrlich for news on cats and punk bands.