At the age of 24, Michael Jackson set out to become the King of Pop with the release of “Thriller.” It became — and still remains — the best-selling album of all time with sales of 65 million copies worldwide.
In 1984, Michael Jackson went on to win 8 Grammys at 26th Grammy Awards:
* Best R&B Vocal, Male for ‘Billie Jean’
* Best R&B Song (Songwriter) for ‘Billie Jean’
* Best Rock Vocal, Male for ‘Beat It’,
* Best Pop Vocal, Male for ‘Thriller
* Best Video Album for ‘Thriller
* Best Recording for Children (Quincy Jones (Producer) & Michael Jackson for ‘E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial’
* Record of the Year ‘Beat It’, Album of the Year for ‘Thriller’ on this day.
* Producer of the Year (Non-Classical), Michael Jackson and Quincy Jones
Lionel Richie, Jay Graydon, Phil Collins, Quincy Jones