Michael Jackson’s Record Breaking Year | A Year in Music: 1979

How MJ took charge of his solo career

This week on A Year in Music, we’re back with Downtown Julie Brown to take a look back at 1979 and the year Michael Jackson broke out as a solo artist. After spending his entire childhood performing other people’s music, MJ released his breakthrough solo album, Off The Wall. The first single “Don’t Stop ‘Til You Get Enough” and the corresponding video mesmerized the entire world, reaching #1 in nine different countries and charting in dozens more. It also earned him his first solo Grammy┬« for Best R&B Vocal Performance of the year. Learn more about this pivotal year in music with the sneak peek above, then set your DVR for the full episode THURSDAY at 8:30/7:30c on AXS TV!

 


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