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30th Anniversary for ‘Man in the Mirror”

Was released January 1988

Quincy Jones is confirmed to appear at a special concert paying tribute to Michael Jackson’s song “Man in the Mirror” on January 19. The event will be streamed live on YouTube. During the show, artists will have different adaptations of the famous song including the co-writer Siedah Garrett (who also provided background vocals on the original) and the Myron McKinley jazz trio.

Jackson released “Man in the Mirror” in January 1988. The track became the fourth consecutive single from the pop star’s hit 1987 album Bad to top the Billboard Hot 100, holding the Number One spot for two weeks. “Man in the Mirror” also received a Grammy nomination for Record of the Year, but lost to Bobby McFerrin’s “Don’t Worry, Be Happy.”

“He called me back a couple hours later like, ‘This is the best song I’ve heard in, like, 10 years,'” Garrett said, noting Jackson called her soon after. “The first thing he said to me was, ‘I love this song.’ The next thing he said to me was, ‘I love your voice.'”

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