'Thriller' Continued Jackson's Collaboration with Quincy Jones
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When Jackson first suggested working with Quincy Jones on "Off the Wall," his record label was hesitant.
"Quincy was considered more of a jazz kind of person," Gail Mitchell, Billboard's R&B senior correspondent, told ABCNews.com. "But Michael really pushed it and out of that came 'Off the Wall.' That was kind of an appetizer. It opened the door to that perfect storm of a relationship."
After "Thriller," Jones and Jackson collaborated on his next album, "Bad," which sold 45 million copies.