Michael's first solo single "Got To Be There" was a big hit not only in the U.S., but also in the U.K.. His rising fame gave Motown an opportunity to make a profit from his popularity. They capitalized on it by pushing hurried album angled toward the teenage audience. Stockpiling on a number of unissued tracks, an album was released in the 1980's off of the success of his Epic recordings.
This career was in no doubt skyrocketing, but the future of his group wasn't looking too bright. Sales began to decline in the mid-70's. Due to that Michael set aside his solo career to help out the fate of his group. In 1976, what was known as Jackson Five was renamed as Jacksons.
Quincy Jones partnered up with Michael on the soundtrack of Michael's musical film "The Wiz". In 1979 Jones teaming up with Michael produced "Off the Wall", a collection of contemporary soul. This step changed gears in Michael's career. This brought out the more mature side of him. The album did well letting out two number one singles. One of the songs "Don't Stop "Til You Get Enough" gave Michael his first Grammy.
As a result of Michael's refusal to go on public interviews, the media began to portray him as a "figure tr