Michael Jackson thought Thriller was beaten by one album only – Daily Express

Michael Jackson thought Thriller was beaten by one album only – Daily Express

We use your sign-up to provide content in ways you’ve consented to and to improve our understanding of you. This may include adverts from us and 3rd parties based on our understanding. You can unsubscribe at any time. More info When Michael Jackson released Thriller it was a revelation for the music industry. The record went straight to number one in album charts across the world, spending 37 weeks atop the US Billboard chart. It has since gone 34x Platinum and still remains as one of the best-selling albums of all time, with more than 70 million copies sold worldwide. Almost 20 years later Michael released his tenth album, something he thought was a better record overall. Michael released Invincible on October 30, 2001. The album was his final release before his death eight years later in 2009. The album hit number one in 14 countries and sold more than 360,000 units in its first week. However, its reviews were middling. Rolling Stone and Q gave the album three stars out of five, while The Guardian awarded it two stars out of five. He said after its release: “It is tough because you’re competing against yourself. Invincible is just as good or better than Thriller, in my true, humble opinion.” (Via ABC News) Michael continued: “It has more to offer. Music is what lives and lasts. Invincible has been a great success. “When The Nutcracker Suite was first introduced to the world, it totally bombed. What’s important is how the story ends.” The star, who was 43-years-old at the time, then revealed how he struggled to finish the album on time.  Michael confessed: “It did take a while because I’m never happy with the songs. I’ll write a bunch of songs, throw them out, write some more. “People say: ‘Are you crazy? That’s got to go on the album.’ But I’ll say: ‘Is it better than this other one?'” But it seems his songs weren’t the best he had produced. MJ released two singles from Invincible, You Rock My World and Butterflies. The former peaked at number 10 in the singles charts, while the latter hit number 14. Not his best performance ever but certainly nothing to ignore. DON’T MISS… Michael Jackson: Inside his wedding to Debbie Rowe in Australia [NEWS] Michael Jackson Lisa Marie marriage: His cruel demand and retaliation [INSIGHT] Michael Jackson Debbie Rowe 25th Anniversary: Is she Mj kids’ mother? [INFO] Michael also spoke about the themes of Invincible – something he revealed he didn’t concern himself with at the time. He said: “I let the music create itself. I like it to be a potpourri of all kinds of sounds, all kinds of colours, something for everybody, from the farmer in Ireland to the lady who scrubs toilets in Harlem.” He spoke with the magazine Vibe at the time, where he said he found the inspiration after having water-balloon fights with some German children. Michael said: “I was so happy after the fight that I ran upstairs in their house and wrote Speechless. Fun inspires me. “I hate to say that because it’s such a romantic song. But it was the fight that did it. I was happy, and I wrote it in its entirety right there. I felt it would be good enough for the album. Out of the bliss comes magic, wonderment, and creativity.” See today’s front and back pages, download the newspaper, order back issues and use the historic Daily Express newspaper archive.
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