In 1978, a 20-year-old Michael Jackson, alongside Diana Ross, comedian Richard Pryor and other major Black stars, starred in The Wiz. It was there he would first connect with super-producer Quincy Jones, who led the GRAMMY-winning music for the cult classic. Together, they would craft three legendary albums that broke records, won multiple GRAMMYs and earned Jackson King of Pop status. Their pop dominance began with Off the Wall, released Aug. 10, 1979.
The LP made history by becoming the first album by a solo artist to spawn four Billboard Hot 100 Top 10 hits. "Don't Stop 'Til You Get Enough," earned Jackson his first GRAMMY win—for Best Male R&B Vocal Performance at the 22nd GRAMMY Awards. Both Off the Wall and Thriller were inducted into the GRAMMY Hall Of Fame in 2008.