A song by American singer, released by Epic Records on January 2, 1983, as the second single from Jackson’s sixth studio album, Thriller, 1982. It was written and composed by Jackson and produced by Jackson and Quincy Jones. “Billie Jean” blends post-disco, rhythm and blues, funk and dance-pop. The lyrics describe a woman, Billie Jean, who claims that the narrator is the father of her newborn son, which he denies.

Westlake Recording Studios was founded in the early 1970s by the American audio engineer Tom Hidley under the name Westlake Audio. Here was where Michael Jackson’s Thriller was recorded in 1982 / Image: via soulofamerica.com

“Billie Jean” reached number one on the Billboard Hot 100. It remained at number one for seven weeks on the chart. “Billie Jean” is certified 6× Platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA).

Studio A is one of the most historic rooms at Westlake. It has been the home of some of the biggest selling and most influential records of our time including Michael Jackson’s Thriller / Image: via westlakestudios.com/studio-a

The song from the album “Thriller” was recorded at Westlake Recording Studios in West Hollywood, on Beverly Boulevard in Los Angeles.

Listen Michael Jackson – Billie Jean 

Featured Image: Michael Jackson from the “Billie Jean” music video / Image: via michaeljackson.com

Websites: westlakestudios.com, michaeljackson.com, epicrecords.com, quincyjones.com

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