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.