best pop,rock,blues,and jazz king
The Jackson 5
starting a solo career
At the age of 13, Jackson launched a solo career in addition to his work with the Jackson 5. He made the charts in 1971 with "Got to Be There," from the album of the same name. His 1972 album, Ben, featured the ballad about a rat. The song became Jackson's first solo No. 1 single.