The song won a Golden Globe for Best Song in the same year, and reached number one in a few territories – including the U.S.A.
Ben was also nominated for an Academy Award for Best Original Song in 1973 – but unfortunately lost out to The Morning After by Maureen McGovern.
Michael Jackson’s official Twitter account posted about the first release of Ben, as it reached its 48th anniversary of release.
The tweet read: “It was Michael’s first solo #1, won a Golden Globe, and made even more of the world aware of the power of Michael Jackson.
“‘Ben’ was released on this day in 1972. Photo by Neal Preston.”
Published at Wed, 05 Aug 2020 11:44:00 +0000