"Off the Wall" is the fifth studio album by American singer Michael Jackson, released in 1979. The album marked a departure from Jackson's previous Motown sound and was a significant success, producing four top ten hits in the United States and winning a Grammy Award for Best Male R&B Vocal Performance. The album features collaborations with Quincy Jones, who co-produced the album with Jackson, and renowned songwriters such as Paul McCartney and Stevie Wonder. It is considered a classic of both the disco and funk genres, and is noted for its use of complex arrangements, catchy melodies, and Jackson's trademark vocal style. The success of "Off the Wall" paved the way for Jackson's even more successful album "Thriller", released three years later.