BEST OF ’871'88: Need you ask? The LP of the year: Bad. PROFILE: No one in the past decade has received more scrutiny, criticism, analysis and idolatry than this eccentric and ultra-talented young man. From his beginnings as the youngest brother of the Jackson 5 through Thriller and Captain EO, Michael’s become the singlemost popular singer on the planet, and he’s managed to do it with grace and style.

January 4, 1988

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