"MJFacts gone off the wall"
Written by Daz for MJJCBlog.
Today, I want to wow you with some cool MJ facts.
Of course, we HIT off with MJ's first SOLO album by Epic
"Off The Wall"
released in August 1979 and
produced by Quincy Jones.
Early copies of "Off The Wall" feature a FREE 7" Disc
of "You can't win"
"Don't Stop 'Til You Get Enough"
1st single July 28th, 1979
Certified GOLD on Nov 29th
MJ perform this song at a UNICEF Benefit concert in 1980
"Rock with you"
featuring Michael Jackson dressed in a silver sequin suit
with matching boots is directed by Bruce Gowers
It hits the Pop Singles Charts at N°1 and
holds its position for 4 weeks.
Certified GOLD on Febr 14, 1980
Off The Wall enters the Black Album Charts at N°1
It holds its crown for a whopping 84 weeks.
The OTW album certifies GOLD and PLATINIUM as
it sells 12 Million copies worldwide.
'Cashbox' magazine names "Off The Wall"
~ THE MOST POPULAR SOUL ABLUM OF THE YEAR ~
"Off The Wall" wins 3 American Music Awards
on the 18th of January, 1980
~ FAVE SOUL SINGLE ~
"Don't Stop 'Till You Get Enough"
MJ recieves it from Andy Gibb.
~ FAVE SOUL ALBUM ~
"Off The Wall"
Presented by Chuck berry and Lief Garrett
~ FAVE SOUL MALE ~
Presented by Bonny Pointer and Dave Mason.
Michael Jackson 'boycotts' the Grammy's
held at the Shrine Auditorium on Febr. 27, 1980
where he only wins the 1st Grammy for
~ SOLO PERFORMER ~
in the category "R&B Vocal Performance"
for "Don't Stop 'Til You Get Enough"
because he's disappointed that OTW is ONLY
recognized in "R&B" and NOT as 'BEST album'.
As HIStory told us, MJ kept his vow that his next album
won't be ignored and we all know that is
'Thriller' who broke every possible record.
That's a rap!
Stay tuned for MORE #MJFacts coming to a screen near you.
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