A close look at MJ's most important solo releases and dozens of hits
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This album came nearly five years after "Thriller," but had as much impact on the pop space. It had five No. 1 singles on it: "I Just Can't Stop Loving You," "Bad," "The Way You Make Me Feel," "Man In The Mirror" and "Dirty Diana." Unbelievably, in many ways, it was his first album to debut at No. 1 on the pop charts.
Prior to its release, Jackson starred and performed in the mini-film "Captain EO," produced by George Lucas.
He also co-wrote the 1985 charity single "We Are The World, which sold over 20 million copies, with proceeds going to famine relief in Africa.