The Biggest Music Contract Of All Time

New York City, March 20, 1991:  Sony announces they are about to sign an artist to the largest ever recording and film contract.  A 15-year, 6-album deal worth $890 million.

The singer was 32 at the time and had already charted nine #1 songs.  That’s as a solo artist and those figures do not include his previous success with the Jackson 5.

Of course we’re talking about Michael Jackson the King of Pop.

8 months later Black Or White would debut, spend 20 weeks on the charts and become the second-biggest single of Michael Jackson’s career.



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