Article 1. Michael Jackson has dominanted pop music since the late 1970s. He holds the record for the best-selling album ever. TRILLER ::::: The king of pop was successful and famous.
Article 2. Jackson showed musical talent early: he became a member of the Jackson Family vocal group at age of five......... Michael was the lead songwriter of the group ............ His first solo album OFF THE WALL.....in 1979
Article 3 In November 1982, the storybook for The Extra-terrestrial was released. It included Jackson reading the story as well as one original song ("Someone in the Dark"). The album later won a Grammy for "Best Album for Children". In December 1982, Jackson released his second Epic album, Thriller , which became the best-selling album in music history. The album spawned seven hit singles, including "Billie Jean„ "Beat It"
Article 4. TV Guide: Did you ever imagine that Thriller and the videos from the album would catapult your career into the stratosphere? Michael: I didn't really think about how the album would do; I just wanted to create what I would enjoy seeing. And my main goal for "Thriller„ was to do something that would be scary, fun and exciting. TV Guide: How do you look back on that era now? Michael: I see it as a happy time and a sad time. Because it made a lot of my dreams come true. The notoriety was wonderful . TV Guide: You also said it was a sad time . Michael: Yeah. If I don't get exactly what I'm looking for, I get very depressed. TV Guide: You mean the album still didn't live up to what you had envisioned? TV Guide: Which songs disappointed you? Michael: "Wanna Be Startin' Something." Songwriting is a very frustrating art form. You have to get on tape exactly what's playing inside your head. When I hear it up here it's wonderful. I have to transcribe that onto tape. "The Girl Is Mine„ wasn't completely what I wanted, but it's very nice. But "Billie Jean" is there. I worked so hard on that. I worked for three weeks on the bass lick alone. Michael: Not completely.