‘Bad’ is Michael Jackson's third studio album released through Epic Records. It was originally released on August 31, 1987, nearly five years after ‘Thriller.’
‘Bad’ has sold 45 million copies worldwide, was certified 9 times Platinum in the United States alone, and has been cited as one of the 30 best-selling albums of all time. The album produced a record five Billboard Hot 100 number one singles, the first of two albums to do so, the second being Katy Perry's 2010 album ‘Teenage Dream.’
Nine of the eleven songs were released as singles; five of the singles hit number one in the United States, while a sixth charted within the top ten, and a seventh charted within the top twenty on the Hot 100.