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Michael Jackson - Billie Jean (Official Music Video)

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"Listen to more Michael Jackson:!bjo Billie Jean was the first short film made for Thriller, the biggest-selling album of all time. The short film for this No. 1 single, directed by Steve Barron, made history as the first video by a black artist to receive heavy rotation on MTV, and was later ranked by the network as one of the 100 greatest music videos of all time. Buy/Listen to Thriller 25: Amazon - iTunes - Official Store - Spotify - Written & Composed by Michael Jackson Produced by Quincy Jones for Quincy Jones Productions Co-Produced by Michael Jackson for MJJ Productions, Inc. From the album Thriller, released November 30, 1982 Released as a single January 2, 1983 THE SHORT FILM Director: Steve Barron Primary Production Location: Los Angeles, California Michael Jacksons short film for Billie Jean was the first of three short films produced for recordings from Thriller, which continues its reign as the biggest selling album of all time with worldwide sales in excess of 105 million as of June 1, 2016 and in December, 2015 became the first ever album to be awarded triple diamond status by the RIAA for US sales alone. The Billie Jean single reached No. 1 in 10 countries in the spring of 1983, including seven consecutive weeks atop the Billboard Hot 100 - becoming the second-highest selling single in America that same year. Billie Jean was certified Gold by the Recording Industry Association of America on April 4, 1983, and Platinum on February 4, 1989. The song won two Grammy Awards for Best R&B Song and Best R&B Performance - Male, as well as an American Music Award for Favorite Single - Pop/Rock and was also named the Single of the Year on The Village Voice Pazz & Jop critics poll in 1983. The short film featured a paparazzo attempting to photograph Jackson as he danced through an urban landscape. A specially created set featured steps and sidewalk tiles that lit up underneath Michaels feet. It is here that fans first saw some of Michaels best-known dance moves, such as spinning and landing on his toes. Many of Michaels steps and mannerisms in the video would become forever associated with The King of Pop. [W]hen the chorus hit.he sprung into this dance that was unlike anything Id ever seen, director Steve Barron recounted of Jacksons choreography in the video. It was just extraordinary, instinctive. He pulled it all together and turned it into what we saw.The camera literally steamed up, the eyepiece steamed up, because of my heat from what I was seeing. Barron also recalled the crew breaking into spontaneous applause after Michael finished dancing. The Billie Jean short film made history as the first video by a black artist to be played in heavy rotation on MTV, then in its second year. In 1992, the short film was inducted into the Music Video Producers Hall of Fame. MTV ranked Billie Jean as the 35th greatest music video of all time in 1999, one of three entries of Jacksons on the chart alongside Thriller and Beat It. Follow the Official Michael Jackson Accounts: Facebook - Twitter - Spotify - Newsletter - YouTube - Website - #MichaelJackson #BillieJean #Vevo #Pop #OfficialMusicVideo"

"Billie Jean" is a song by American singer Michael Jackson, released by Epic Records on January 2, 1983 as the second single from Jackson's sixth studioand a DVD with three music videos and Jackson's performance of "Billie Jean" from the 1983 television special Motown 25. Jackson's previous album Off1980s, became a dominant figure in popular music. His music videos, including those for "Beat It", "Billie Jean", and "Thriller" from his 1982 album ThrillerMichael Jackson's Thriller is a music video/short film for the Michael Jackson song "Thriller". It was directed by John Landis, written by Landis and Jacksonlyrics of the song to Jackson's single, "Billie Jean", from the album Thriller. As part of the promotion for the song, two music videos were released in 1992three award-winning music videos, the Emmy-nominated Motown 25 "Billie Jean" performance, and a booklet with a message from Jackson. "For All Time" supposedlypopularity of his music videos that aired on MTV,  such as "Billie Jean", "Beat It" and "Thriller"—credited for transforming the music video from a promotionalMine" and "Billie Jean", "Beat It" was released on February 14, 1983 as the album's third single. The song is also notable for its music video, which featuresAlbum of the Century" by the RIAA, respectively. With Thriller's "Billie Jean", Jackson became the first to simultaneously have the number one album andsingle from Michael. The spoken parts were performed by Jackson's nephew, Taryll Jackson and written by Teddy Riley. An accompanying music video was released

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