Michael Jackson - Billie Jean

Michael Jackson’s “Billie Jean” Music Video turns 30 today!

Michael Jackson - Billie Jean
On March 10, 1983 MTV debuted Michael Jackson’s video ‘Billie Jean’, the second single from his album Thriller, which this music video helped to catapult into being the best-selling album of all time (Wikipedia states it sold 42.3 Million copies). The video was produced by Jackson and the equally famous Quincy Jones and it’s been stated that the song itself almost wound up being cut from the album due to a disagreement between Jones and Jackson. Billie Jean would go on to be inducted into the Music Video Producers Hall of Fame and is said to have “broke down MTV’s racial barrier as the first video by a black artist to be aired in heavy rotation.”