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Michael Jackson: A Superstar For The '80s

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Michael Jackson: Full NPR Music Archive

Jackson embraces one of his record eight Grammys in 1984, alongside Quincy Jones. AP hide caption

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In this profile from Morning Edition — which originally aired on February 27, 1984 — Steve Proffitt looks at the growing phenomenon of pop music's hottest property, Michael Jackson, whose album Thriller was the best selling album in America.