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List of Michael Jackson albums
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List of Michael Jackson albums

The following is a list of albums that pop singer Michael Jackson has released during his solo career.
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  • Off the Wall - released in August of 1979 and has sold over 15 Million copies worldwide. It was the first album Jackson compiled since leaving Motown Records and is considered to be his breakthrough. Included hit singles 'Rock With You' and 'Don't Stop Til You Get Enough'.

  • Thriller - released on December 1, 1982 and has sold more than 52 Million copies worldwide, making it the biggest selling album of all time. Seven of its nine tracks became hit singles: 'Wanna Be Startin Somethin', 'The Girl Is Mine', 'Beat It', 'Billie Jean', 'Human Nature', 'P.Y.T.', and the title track 'Thriller', which included a lengthy guest appearance by actor Vincent Price.

  • Bad - released on August 31, 1987 and held the #1 spot in the United States for 38 weeks, breaking The Eagles' Hotel California 26-week record. Bad has sold approximately 25 Million copies worldwide, and spawned eight singles: 'I Just Can't Stop Loving You', 'Man in the Mirror', 'Bad', 'Dirty Diana', 'Another Part of Me', 'The Way You Make Me Feel', 'Smooth Criminal', and 'Liberian Girl'. All of Michael Jackson's royalties for 'Man in the Mirror' were donated to charity.

  • Dangerous - released on November 26, 1991. It was the first album by Jackson that was not produced by Quincy Jones and has sold about 25 Million copies worldwide. The album included the massive pop hit 'Black or White', and several singles, including 'Remember the Time', 'Jam', 'In the Closet', 'Heal the World', 'Who Is It', 'Will You Be There', and 'Gone Too Soon'.

  • HIStory - released on June 20, 1995. This two-disc album included a greatest hits package along with several new tracks. Disc One contains fifteen of Jackson's hits, and Disc Two contains fifteen brand new songs. It has sold over 15 Million copies. Five singles were from this album: 'Scream' (a duet with Janet Jackson), 'Earth Song', 'You Are Not Alone', 'Stranger in Moscow', and 'They Don't Care About Us'.

  • Blood on the Dance Floor - released in May of 1997. This compilation contained five new songs and eight remixes of songs from HIStory. The album was not promoted in most of the world, as it was just meant to promote Jackson's then-current European tour. As a result it has sold only 4 Million copies, a miniscule number in comparison to Jackson's other albums. The album had two singles: the title track 'Blood on the Dance Floor', and 'Ghosts'.

  • Invincible - released on October 29, 2001 to high anticipation of fans and critics. It was released with five different covers, each touting different-colored tints of a portrait of Jackson. Promotion of the album by Sony Music ended prematurely in early 2002, to harsh criticism by Jackson fans worldwide. Because of the lack of promotion, the album only had two singles released for the album: 'You Rock My World' and 'Cry'.