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Billie Jean

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"Billie Jean"
Single by Michael Jackson
from the album Thriller
ReleasedJanuary 2, 1983
StudioWestlake (Los Angeles, California)[1]
  • 4:54 (album/single version)
  • 6:20 (12-inch version)
Songwriter(s)Michael Jackson
Michael Jackson singles chronology
"The Girl Is Mine"
"Billie Jean"
"Beat It"
Music video
"Billie Jean" at YouTube

"Billie Jean" is a song by American singer Michael Jackson. It is a song on his 1982 album, Thriller. The song was released as a single on January 2, 1983. "Billie Jean" was one of many hits by the singer. It was number one on the Billboard Hot 100.[2] At the 1984 Grammy Awards, Jackson was given awards for Best R&B Song and Best R&B Male Vocal Performance for the song.[3] In 2008, Kanye West remixed the song for Thriller 25. This was a new version of Thriller made for its 25th anniversary.[4]

References[change | change source]

  1. Roberts, Randall (August 29, 2012). "Michael Jackson's 'Human Nature': An NYC classic on his birthday". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved December 6, 2019.
  2. Trust, Gary (March 6, 2018). "Rewinding the Charts: In 1983, Michael Jackson's 'Billie Jean' Moonwalked to No. 1 on the Hot 100". Billboard. Retrieved July 4, 2020.
  3. "People: Mar. 12, 1984". Time. March 12, 1984. Archived from the original on November 6, 2010.
  4. Ewing, Tom (February 15, 2008). "Michael Jackson – Thriller: 25th Anniversary Edition". Pitchfork. Retrieved February 21, 2009.