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Jackson thought Bad album was a flop

"He sold 25 million copies of Bad. That's a lot of records. But Michael wanted to sell 100 million. In his bathroom he had written '100 million' on the mirror with lipstick," his friend and collaborator Quincy Jones has said. Special: Homage to the King of Pop

world Updated: Aug 01, 2009 20:47 IST

Pop legend Michael Jackson thought his acclaimed album Bad was a failure because it didn't match the sales of Thriller, his friend and collaborator Quincy Jones says.

"He sold 25 million copies of Bad. That's a lot of records. But Michael wanted to sell 100 million. In his bathroom he had written '100 million' on the mirror with lipstick," contactmusic.com quoted Jones as saying.

The pop icon who died of a suspected cardiac arrest last month was unhappy the album failed to match the success of its predecessor Thriller despite selling over 25 million copies.

Jones, who produced Michael's three biggest albums - Off the Wall, Thriller and Bad - said that Jackson was very inventive and experimental.

"Every city I go to, at midnight, I hear his songs like Billie Jean, Wanna be starting something. His music is still dominant. It is astounding," he added.