Michael Jackson

Michael Jackson made his debut in 1968 with The Jackson 5 (later known as The Jacksons), who were prominent performers in the 1970s. Jackson’s early solo career in the early 1970s included albums such as Got to Be There and Ben. His two follow-ups, Music & Me and Forever, Michael failed to sell well. In 1979, Jackson released Off the Wall, which became his first best-selling album. Three years later, in 1982, he issued his best-selling album to date, Thriller, which topped several international charts and became the best-selling album of all time. Jackson’s follow-ups, Bad, Dangerous and HIStory: Past, Present and Future, Book 1, also became international successes. Jackson’s final studio album, Invincible, was released in 2001 and topped international charts though its sales paled in comparison to his previous albums. Following his death in 2009, two posthumous albums were released. The highly criticized Michael was released in 2010 followed by Xscape in 2014.