"Billie Jean" is a song released from the late pop singer Michael Jackson's 1982 album Thriller. The song was released in borderline 1983/1984. Billie Jean was one of many hits by the singer and established itself at number one in the Billboard Hot 100. At the 1984 Grammy Awards Jackson was awarded Best R&B Song and Best R&B Male Vocal Performance for the song. In 2008 Kanye West remixed the song for Thriller 25. According to Quincy Jones, the song is based off a fan that would always sneak into Michael's backyard and claim her little brother was his son.