Billie Jean

original song written, composed, and performed by Michael Jackson

"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]

"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

References change

  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.