Bad was the seventh studio album by Michael Jackson and it was released on August 31st, 1987 by Epic Records nearly five years after Jackson’s previous album, Thriller.
Written and recorded between January 1985 and July 1987, Bad was the third and final collaboration between Michael and producer Quincy Jones, with Jackson co-producing and composing all but two tracks.
One of the most anticipated albums of its time, Bad debuted at number one on the Billboard Album chart, selling over 2 million copies in its first week in the US. The album also reached number one in 24 other countries, including the UK, where it sold 500,000 copies in its first five days and became the country’s best-selling album of 1987.
It was the best-selling album worldwide of 1987 and 1988. Nine songs were released as official singles, and one as a promotional single. Seven charted in the top 20 on the Billboard Hot 100, including a record-breaking five number ones: I Just Can’t Stop Loving You, Bad, The Way You Make Me Feel, Man In The Mirror and Dirty Diana.
By 1991 it was the second-best selling album of all time at the time, behind Thriller, having sold 25 million copies worldwide. Hear all of the hits on our Exclusive radio station.