Ben ( album Michael Jacson ,August 1972 )

Ben ( album Michael Jacson ,August 1972 ):

Ben was the second full-length solo album by American singer Michael Jackson, released in August 1972, seven months after his debut Got to Be There. The title track "Ben" was a million-seller hit single and Jackson's first US


"Ben" is a number-one hit song recorded by the teenager Michael Jackson for the Motown label in 1972. The song, the theme of a 1972 film of the same name (the sequel to the 1971 killer rat movie Willard), spent one week at the top of the U.S. pop chart. It also reached number-one on the Australian pop chart, spending eight weeks at the top spot. The song also later reached a peak of number seven on the British pop chart.

The song became the first of thirteen number-one pop hits for Jackson in the United States and his first number-one as a solo artist.

Later included on Jackson's album of the same name, "Ben" was nominated for a Golden Globe and an Academy Award for Best Song.