in 1986, bad was released, the follow-up to thriller and it would be the first album to feature jackson as a solo artist. two singles would be released from the album, but it would be one of his worst-selling albums, only reaching number two. a third single from bad, black or white, would barely make the top 100 in the us and would be the first single released from his first greatest hits compilation album.
in 1989, jackson would release the aptly titled dangerous and a single, you rock my world, would reach number one. this single would be the last to reach the top of the charts. he would release a second greatest hits compilation, number ones in 1990, and a third, history in 1995. a fourth greatest hits compilation would be released in 2001, and then a five-cd box set, the ultimate collection was released in 2002.
with new evidence that jackson was a serial child molester, two film projects were put on hold. the first, the jacksons: an american dream was intended to be the first of two films documenting the jacksons performance history, with a second to be released in 1994. jackson and his brothers were not allowed to appear in the first film, but they would be a part of the second. as for jackson and the r&b singer-songwriter jackson and producer quincy jones were making the music for the soundtrack of his next project, thriller was released on september 13, 1982. it also became one of the biggest selling albums in history, selling nearly 50 million copies worldwide and being certified 3x platinum in the us. it would be followed by two other albums, bad in 1986 and dangerous in 1991. the most popular singles would be billie jean and beat it. 3d9ccd7d82