28 6 / 2012
Michael Jackson Vindication 2.0 received a Grammy for the song “Do not Stop ‘Til You Get Enough”, but he thought the song deserved more praise, and was not satisfied with the response. Therefore, he decided to do a album that was much better, and it was obvious that Quincy Jones was producing it as well. Most people probably thought it was difficult to make a successor to the Off the Wall, but then Michael Jackson released Thriller in 1982, and it took off big time. Thriller broke all records and sold over 20 million worldwide. The album was in the charts for 7 weeks in a row. Jackson received an impressive eight Grammy for the album. Thriller is the only album that has been in first place at both the beginning and end of that year. 7 of the 9 songs reached the top 30 on the Billboard charts, which probably beats all records.
Michael Jackson, was the world’s second biggest-selling solo artist. He sold over 250 million records, Michael Jackson’s “Moonwalk” was his signature after he revealed his innovative dance moves on NBC-TV in front of 10 million viewers during the song “Billie Jean”, in 1983. With black trousers to the ankles, silver glittery socks, and one glove, made of diamonds, he created both a new fashion and a new dance trend.
In 1985, Michael wrote “We Are The World” with Lionel Richie. The song was rewarded with four Grammy Awards. Jackson’s following album was named “Bad” (1987). Michael was probably the first artist with the 6 #1 singles from the same album. In addition, he received five Grammy nominations, but won just one. Bad was the last album which was produced by Quincy Jones. In 1991 he released the album Dangerous, which topped the Billboard list. On Dangerous Michael Jackson work with Guns N ‘Roses guitarist Slash who play guitar on two of the tracks, (“Black Or White” and “Give In To Me”). The albums sold 15 million copies. In 1992, Michael laid out an extensive world tour named The Dangerous Tour. Critics agreed the show had amazing effects and illusions. The concert had a power consumption of 250 000 watts and lasted for 2.4 h. Michaels Dangerous tour was the biggest tour any artist has done in history, he beat his own record from the Bad Tour. The incredible tour took almost 10 days to set up. 20 trucks of equipment were transported by cargo plane. Dangerous tour included 69 concerts, which brought the total of an audience of 1 million people. The 1st concert was Live in Bucharest and was shown on television and radio in over 60 countries, and later released on DVD.
Wherever Jackson was, it was as if a royal was present. There were police barricades in the streets and were a whole bunch of people. This meant that Michael could not experience what normality is. That was why he built Neverland.