Michael Jackson Enjoys Much Success
Michael Jackson won his first Grammy for Best R&B Male Vocal Performance. He released the Thriller album and it tops the charts for 37 weeks. Seven singles moved to the top 10, including “Billie Jean,” “Beat It,” “Thriller” and “Wanna Be Startin’ Somethin‘.”
The extended video sequence on “Thriller” has Jackson morph into a werewolf and he unveils his signature dance move, the moonwalk.
Around 1984, questions arise about Jackson’s changing appearance, and some wonder if the singer has had plastic surgery.
During this period Michael builds a home on 2,700 acres in Central California, complete with its own amusement park rides, and calls it Neverland.