Posts Tagged ‘motown’

MichaelJacksonBen

Ben is the second studio album by American recording artist Michael Jackson. The album was released on August 4, 1972, while Jackson was still a member of The Jackson 5. The album received mixed reviews from contemporary music critics. Ben was more successful on music charts than Jackson’s previous studio album, having charted within the top ten on the Billboard 200. Internationally, the album was less successful, peaking at number twelve in Canada, while charting within the top 200 positions in Australia and France.

Worldwide, Ben has sold a reported 5 million units. The album released one single, the title track “Ben”, which was a commercial success on music charts, topping both the US Billboard Hot 100 and the Australian ARIA charts, giving Jackson his first number-one single, domestically and internationally. “Ben” also charted within the top ten in other territories worldwide. “Everybody’s Somebody’s Fool” was planned to be released as the second single from the album, but canceled for unspecified reasons. Two of the album’s songs were “stripped” in 2009 as part of the three-disc compilation Hello World: The Motown Solo Collection. (from Wikipedia) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ben_%28album%29

CommodoresMachineGun

Machine Gun is the debut studio album by The Commodores, released on July 22, 1974, on Motown Records. Unlike subsequent Commodores albums, Machine Gun has only funk music and is devoid of slow-paced ballads. (from Wikipedia) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Machine_Gun_%28Commodores_album%29

MarvinGayeWhatsGoingOn

Today in 1971, Marvin Gaye released “What’s Going On”, featuring the title track single, which sold over 200,000 copies within a week of it’s release. Read more at Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/What’s_Going_On_(Marvin_Gaye_album)