An Angel's Voice
Jackson 5's flip sides such as "Who's Lovin' You," a knockout performance
by Michael with all the hallmark of a great soul artist, illustrated his remarkable
maturity. It seemed inevitable that young MJ would spin off as a solo artist.
The aching ballad "Got To Be There" was his first solo single, released October
7, 1971, and it shot to no. 4 on both the pop and R&B charts. His debut solo
album Got To Be There was released in January 1972 and reached the pop Top
20. The LP also spun off "Rockin' Robin," a cover of a fifties smash that
hit no. 2 pop and R&B, and "I Wanna Be Where You Are" (top 20 pop/no. 2 R&B)...
Michael's solo biography
Michael Jackson Motown Albums