"Ben" is a number-one hit song written by Don Black and Walter Scharf and recorded by the teenaged Michael Jackson for the Motown label in 1972. Originally written for Donny Osmond, "Ben" was offered to Jackson as Osmond was on tour at the time and unavailable for recording.
The song became the first of 13 number-one pop hits for Jackson in the United States and his first number-one as a solo artist.
"Ben" won a Golden Globe for Best Song and was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Original Song."Ben" was a million-seller hit single and Jackson's first US #1.