MUMBAI: A documentary on Michael’s iconic album ‘Bad’ will premiere on the History channel on 26 January. The 120 minute film will analyze the genesis of the album, which has sold over 40 million copies since its release in 1987. This documentary reflects on Michael’s influence on pop culture, visibly brought out through a series of interviews of artists like Kanye West, Chris Brown, and Mariah Carey.
The documentary will also include never-seen-before- footage of the singer and some of his most intimate studio sessions. “A delight for any MJ enthusiast, the 120 minute film chronicles some of the biggest milestones in MJ’s life – right from the making of Bad and other such iconic films, to his first solo world tour. MJ Bad is a comprehensive study of Jackson’s life and what goes in the making of blockbuster hits. The film strings together exclusive excerpts from Man in the Music: The Creative Life and Work of Michael Jackson, which was used as a resource for ‘Bad 25’,” the channel said.
A hugely anticipated follow up to his hit album ‘Thriller’ (1982), Michael did not disappoint fans with ‘Bad’ (Epic Records). It topped the charts worldwide including the US Billboard. Its grand cinema and Broadway-inspired videos like the title track, ‘Dirty Diana’ and ‘The Way You Make me Feel’ also got heavy rotation on radio and MTV.
Michael Jackson: Bad 25 – the documentary premieres 26 January at 8:30pm.