Michael Jackson releases 7th studio album "Bad"

Bad is the seventh studio album by Michael Jackson.

It was released on August 31, 1987 by Epic/CBS Records. The record was released nearly five years after his last studio album. 20 years after its release, the album has sold over 30 million copies worldwide, and shipped 8 million units in the United States. Bad is the first, and currently only album ever to feature five Billboard Hot 100 #1 singles.

This album also saw Jackson have even more freedom over his album than he did with the two previous albums, Off the Wall and the world's best selling album of all time, Thriller, as he wrote and composed 9 of the album's 11 tracks, and co-wrote and produced another; "Man in the Mirror". This album also saw the squeaky clean pop idol turn "Bad" as he went through a surprising new image change.

The album continued its success in the late '80s and won 2 Grammys, one for Best Music Video - Short Form for Leave Me Alone and one for Best Engineered Album - Non Classical won by Bruce Swedien & Humberto Gatica. Bad was also ranked number 43 in the 100 Greatest Albums of All Time of the MTV Generation in 2009 listed by VH1. It was ranked number 202 on the Rolling Stone magazine 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.

Studio album by Michael Jackson
Released: August 31, 1987
Recorded: 1985 – 1987
Genre: R&B, dance-pop, urban, Pop rock
Length: 48:16 (Original release), 71:12 (Special Edition)
Label: Epic
Producer(s): Michael Jackson, Quincy Jones