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Quiz: Can you name Michael Jackson's Grammy noms for best album?

July 6, 2009 |  9:02 am

Michael Jackson Off the Wall Bad Dangerous

Michael Jackson Invincible HIStory

Only once did Michael Jackson win the top Grammy Award for best album of the year — for "Thriller" (1983), which beat "Let's Dance" (David Bowie), "An Innocent Man" (Billy Joel), "Synchronicity" (The Police) and "Flashdance" (soundtrack).

Two of Michael Jackson's other LPs were nominated for best album. Can you name them? Were they "Off the Wall," "Bad," "Dangerous," "HIStory: Past, Present or Future" or "Invincible"? To see the answer, click the "Continue Reading" link below.

Jackson won a total of 13 Grammys, including best record ("Beat It," 1983) and best song ("We Are the World," 1985). "We Are the World" also won best record, but the award, technically, went to USA for Africa. The Grammys noted its music credit as "various artists."

ANSWER: Michael Jackson's other two nominations for best album were for "Bad" (1988), which lost to "The Joshua Tree" (U2) and "HIStory: Past, Present and Future" (1996), which lost to "Jagged Little Pill" (Alanis Morissette).

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