Black and white photo of Jackson holding a microphone and singing

August 29, 1958 – June 25, 2009

Michael Jackson1 1988” by Zoran Veselinovic – http://www.flickr.com/photos/56492970@N07/5762802777/in/photostream/. Licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0 via Wikimedia Commons.

On this day in February, 1984, musical genius and entertainer Michael Jackson won an amazing eight awards at the 26th Grammy Awards show including:

  1. Best R&B Vocal, Male for ‘Billie Jean’,
  2. Best R&B Song (Songwriter) for ‘Billie Jean’,
  3. Best Rock Vocal, Male for ‘Beat It’,
  4. Best Pop Vocal, Male for ‘Thriller,
  5. Best Video Album for ‘Thriller,
  6. Best Recording for Children (Quincy Jones (Producer) & Michael Jackson for ‘E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial’,
  7. Record of the Year ‘Beat It’,
  8. Album of the Year for ‘Thriller’