Double vinyl LP pressing. Dangerous is the eighth studio album by Michael Jackson. It was released on November 26, 1991, by Epic Records, under his new contract with Sony Music. This was Jackson's first album since 1975's Forever, Michael to not be produced by longtime collaborator Quincy Jones, who agreed to split after the final recording sessions for Jackson's 1987 album, Bad.
Dangerous has sold over 35 million copies worldwide, 7 million albums were shipped in the United States alone, and has been cited as one of the best-selling albums of all time. The album produced four Top Ten singles on the Billboard Hot 100 including one number-one. Similar to the musician's previous material, the album's music features elements of R&B, pop, and rock while also incorporating a newer genre, new jack swing. Producer Teddy Riley was introduced to the project in a bid to present Jackson to a younger urban audience. Jackson earned writing credits on all but two tracks on the album. Dangerous received several Grammy nominations, winning only one for Best Engineered Album. In addition to commercial success, the album received critical acclaim from contemporary critics.