Dangerous Album

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Dangerous is the eighth studio album by American singer Michael Jackson. It was released by Epic Records on November 26, 1991. Jackson, Bill Bottrell, Teddy Riley, and Bruce Swedien co-produced the album. Dangerous was Jackson's first album since Forever, Michael (1975) not produced by longtime collaborator Quincy Jones. The album features appearances from Heavy D, Princess Stéphanie of Monaco, Slash and Wreckx-n-Effect. Dangerous incorporates R&B, pop and a new genre in vogue at the time, new jack swing; it also incorporates elements of industrial, funk, hip hop, gospel, classical and rock. Riley, credited as the creator of new jack swing, partook in the album to introduce Jackson to a younger urban audience. Jackson wrote or co-wrote 12 of the album's 14 songs, discoursing topics like racism, poverty, romance, self-improvement, and the welfare of children and the world. The first single of Dangerous "Black or White" was transnationally broadcast with an eleven-minute video on November 14, 1991, and was watched in 27 countries reportedly by a record 500 million viewers. Dangerous debuted at number one on the Billboard 200 and stayed atop for four weeks. The album also dominated worldwide charts, debuting at number one in ten other countries. Nine singles premiered between November 1991 and December 1993, including two exclusively released outside the US. The album produced four singles that reached top ten of the Billboard Hot 100: "Remember the Time", "In the Closet", "Will You Be There" and the number-one single "Black or White". Dangerous was the best-selling album worldwide of 1992. 


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