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Feb. 28: Michael Jackson Wins 8 GRAMMYs in 3 Hours

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(SUSAN RAGAN/AFP/Getty Images)

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Every day during the month of February, WPGC will feature an important moment in Black history.  These daily vignettes are read by local children in the District and surrounding areas.

On Feb. 28, 1984, Michael Jackson won an astounding eight GRAMMY Awards for his best-selling album Thriller.  Him and his team took home Best R&B Vocal, Male for ‘Billie Jean’, Best R&B Song (Songwriter) for ‘Billie Jean’, Best Rock Vocal, Male for ‘Beat It’, Producer of the Year (Non-Classical), Best Pop Vocal, Male for ‘Thriller, Best Video Album for ‘Thriller, Best Recording for Children (Quincy Jones & Michael Jackson) for ‘E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial’, Record of the Year for ‘Beat It’, Album of the Year for ‘Thriller.’

This was only the start as Jackson soon went on to win hundreds of awards, making him the most-awarded recording artist in popular music.

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