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Michael Jackson

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Michael Jackson

American singer and songwriteradd

Category: Music

Born in 1958.

Countries: United States (58%), United Kingdom (11%), (8%)

Main connections: Janet Jackson, MTV, Diana Ross

Linked to: Recording Industry Association of America, Motown, The Sun, Fortress Investment Group

 

Timeline


 

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Michael jackson was born in 1958 add something


1960

Ola Ray - "'Ola Ray"' is an American model and actress most notable for co-starring alongside Michael Jackson in his film for "Thriller" in 1983


1964

In 1964, Michael and Marlon joined the Jackson Brothers—a band formed by brothers Jackie, Tito, and Jermaine—as backup musicians playing congas and tambourine. add something


1966

In 1966, they won a major local talent show with renditions of Motown hits and James Brown's "I Got You", led by Michael. add something

 

The band toured the Midwest extensively from 1966 to 1968, frequently performing at a string of black clubs known as the "chitlin' circuit", where they often opened stripteases and other adult acts. add something


1967

The Jackson 5 recorded several songs, including "Big Boy", for the local record label Steeltown in 1967, before signing with Motown Records in 1968. add something


1969

Paul McCartney - Northern Songs was purchased by Associated Television in 1969, and was sold in 1985 to Michael Jackson


1971

Between 1971 and 1975, Jackson's voice descended from boy soprano to high tenor. add something

 

Leon Ware - Recorded by Michael Jackson in November, 1971 for his 1972 Got To Be There album


1972

Between 1972 and 1975, Michael released four solo studio albums with Motown, among them Got to Be There and Ben, released as part of the Jackson 5 franchise, and producing successful singles such as "Got to Be There", "Ben", and a remake of Bobby Day's "Rockin' Robin". add something

 

Don Black (lyricist) - He received a third Oscar nomination for the title song of the 1972 film "Ben", a No. 1 hit for Michael Jackson written with Walter Scharf

 

Rachel Fury - In 1972, under the name "Weeny Bopper", Brennock recorded the single "David, Donny and Michael", a Pye Records release intended to capitalize on weenybopper enthusiasm for David Cassidy, Donny Osmond, and Michael Jackson

 

Leon Ware - Ware is notable for writing the Top 5 R&B single, "I Wanna Be Where You Are", for a young Michael Jackson in 1972, and creating the "Body Heat" album along with Quincy Jones


1973

Jackson first used a technique called the "vocal hiccup" in 1973, starting with the song "It's Too Late to Change the Time" from The Jackson 5's G.I.T.: Get It Together album. add something

 

The group's sales began declining in 1973, and the band members chafed under Motown's strict refusal to allow them creative control or input. add something


1975

Although they scored several top 40 hits, including the top 5 disco single "Dancing Machine" and the top 20 hit "I Am Love", the Jackson 5 left Motown in 1975. add something

 

They had first met in 1975, when a seven-year-old Presley attended one of Jackson's family engagements at the MGM Grand Hotel and Casino, and were reconnected through a mutual friend. add something

 

In June 1975, the Jackson 5 signed with Epic Records, a subsidiary of CBS Records and renamed themselves the Jacksons. add something


1976

They continued to tour internationally, releasing six more albums between 1976 and 1984, during which Michael was the lead songwriter, writing hits such as "Shake Your Body", "This Place Hotel," and "Can You Feel It". add something


1978

In 1978, he starred as the scarecrow in the musical, The Wiz, a box-office disaster. add something


1979

In 1979, Jackson broke his nose during a complex dance routine. add something

 

Released in 1979, it was the first solo album to generate four U.S. top 10 hits, including the chart-topping singles "Don't Stop 'til You Get Enough" and "Rock with You". add something

 

Steve Barron - He made his music video directorial debut in 1979 and directed many of the 1980s' most memorable music videos, including "Billie Jean" by Michael Jackson, "Money for Nothing" by Dire Straits, and "Take on Me" by a-ha

 

Rod Temperton - In 1979 he was recruited by Quincy Jones to write for what became Michael Jackson's first solo album in four years, and his first full-fledged solo release for Epic Records, entitled "Off The Wall"

 

Little Richard - In 1979, as he began to develop his solo career, Michael Jackson was quoted as saying that Penniman was a huge influence on him


1980

In 1980, Jackson won three awards at the American Music Awards for his solo efforts: Favorite Soul/RB Album, Favorite Soul/RB Male Artist, and Favorite Soul/RB Single for "Don't Stop 'Til You Get Enough". add something

 

In 1980, he secured the highest royalty rate in the music industry: 37 percent of wholesale album profit. add something

 

Bryan Michael Stoller - Bryan Michael Stoller directed the famous parody of the 1980s Pepsi commercial which features Michael Jackson

 

Dann Huff - In the 1980s Huff has played guitar on albums for Michael Jackson, Scritti Politti, Whitesnake, Roger Hodgson, Steven Curtis Chapman, Doro Pesch, George Benson, Whitney Houston's debut album " Whitney Houston", Barbra Streisand, Kenny Rogers and more


1981

Cartney was offered the ATV music catalog for £20 million. add something


1982

In 1982, Jackson contributed the song "Someone In the Dark" to the storybook for the film E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial; the record won a Grammy for Best Recording for Children in 1984. add something

 

These awards were thanks to the Thriller album, released in late 1982, which was 1983's best-selling album worldwide and became the best-selling album of all time in the United States, as well as the best-selling album of all time worldwide, selling an estimated 110 million copies so far. add something

 

Paul McCartney - Tug of War - In 1982 McCartney collaborated with Stevie Wonder on the Martin-produced number-one hit "Ebony and Ivory", included on McCartney's "Tug of War" LP, and with Michael Jackson on "The Girl Is Mine" from "Thriller"

 

Mark Lester - Lester was a close friend of Michael Jackson from 1982 until Jackson's death in 2009, and Jackson chose him to be godfather to the children

 

Roger Miller - Miller's 11 Grammy *awards held the record as the most won by any artist until Michael Jackson's 1982 album "Thriller"


1983

In March 1983, Jackson reunited with his brothers for a legendary live performance which was taped for a Motown 25: Yesterday, Today, Forever television special. add something


1984

Jackson appeared onstage alongside his brothers for the first time since 1984. add something

 

The album won another Grammy for Best Engineered Recording – Non Classical in 1984, awarding Bruce Swedien for his work. add something

 

Michael Jackson at 25: A Musical Phenomenon, The New York Times, January 14, 1984. add something

 

In September 1984, Jackson was first informed about the sale by Branca and sent a bid of $46 million on November 20, 1984. add something

 

Jackie Wilson - Michael Jackson honored Jackie Wilson at the 1984 Grammy *awards

 

Alfonso Ribeiro - He appeared in one of Michael Jackson's Pepsi television commercials as a dancer in 1984

 

Sharon Oreck - Since 1984, she has produced over 600 music videos for performers in different genres including Tony Bennett, Rosanne Cash, The Eurythmics, Ice-T, Michael Jackson, Mick_Jagger, Madonna, Metallica, Bette Midler, Sting and U2


1985

From 1985 to 1990, he donated $500,000 to the United Negro College Fund, and all of the profits from his single "Man in the Mirror" went to charity. add something

 

In 1985, Jackson co-wrote the charity anthem "We Are the World"; humanitarian themes later became a recurring theme in his lyrics and public persona. add something

 

In 1985, The Making of Michael Jackson's Thriller won a Grammy for Best Music Video, Longform. add something

 

Jackson's purchase of ATV Music was finalized August 10, 1985. add something

 

In May 1985, Jackson's team walked away from talks after having spent over $1 million on four months of due diligence and on the negotiations. add something

 

In June 1985, Jackson and Branca learned that Charles Koppelman's and Marty Bandier's The Entertainment Co. had made a tentative agreement with Holmes à Court to buy ATV Music for $50 million. add something

 

Paul McCartney - Michael Jackson subsequently purchased ATV in 1985


1986

According to J. Randy Taraborrelli's biography, in 1986, Jackson was diagnosed with vitiligo and lupus; the vitiligo partially lightened his skin, and the lupus was in remission; both illnesses made him sensitive to sunlight. add something

 

In 1986, "We Are the World" won four Grammys (one for Jackson for Song of the Year). add something

 

In 1986, the tabloids ran a story claiming that Jackson slept in a hyperbaric oxygen chamber to slow the aging process; he was pictured lying down in a glass box. add something


1987

In 1987, Jackson disassociated himself from the Jehovah's Witnesses, in response to their disapproval of the Thriller video. add something

 

In the same year, Jackson won an Award of Achievement at the American Music Awards because Bad is the first album ever to generate five number one singles in the US, the first album to top in 25 countries and the best-selling album worldwide in 1987 and in 1988. add something

 

Stevie Wonder - Michael Jackson sang a duet with him titled "Get It" on Wonder's 1987 album "Characters"

 

Martin Scorsese - Along with the 1987 Michael Jackson music video 'Bad', in 1986 Scorsese made The Color of Money, a sequel to the much admired Robert Rossen film The Hustler with Paul Newman.

 

Danny Glover - For example, he appeared in the Michael Jackson video Liberian Girl of 1987

 

Adam Curry - In 1987, Curry became a VJ for MTV. Besides making spot appearances between music videos, he was host of the programs "Headbangers Ball" and "MTV Top 20 Video Countdown" in which he interviewed stars like Michael Jackson and Paul McCartney

 

Stevie Wonder - In 1987, Wonder appeared on Michael Jackson's "Bad" album on the duet "Just Good Friends"

 

Wesley Snipes - In 1987, he appeared as Michael Jackson's nemesis in the Martin Scorsese-directed music video "Bad" and the feature film "Streets of Gold"

 

Michael Nesmith - In 1987, he produced the music video for the Michael Jackson single "The Way You Make Me Feel"

 

Michael Yon - Yon left the service in 1987, and worked in a variety of different businesses, at one point providing security detail for Michael Jackson


1988

A single from the album Bad, released 1988, "Smooth Criminal" features digital drum sounds, keyboard-created bass lines and other percussion elements designed to give the impression of a pulsing heart. add something

 

Dancing feet of Michael Jackson, The New York Times, March 6, 1988. add something

 

In 1988, Jackson released his first and only autobiography, Moonwalk, which took four years to complete and sold 200,000 copies. add something

 

In 1988, "Bad" won an American Music Award for Favorite Soul/RB Single. add something

 

Thanks to the Bad album, Bruce Swedien and Humberto Gatica won one Grammy in 1988 for Best Engineered Recording – Non Classical and Michael Jackson won one Grammy for Best Music Video, Short Form for "Leave Me Alone" in 1989. add something

 

In March 1988, Jackson purchased land near Santa Ynez, California, to build Neverland Ranch at a cost of $17 million. add something

 

Johnny Clegg - At the height of the band's success in 1988, Michael Jackson had to cancel his show in Lyon, France, as he attracted a smaller audience than Johnny Clegg and Savuka

 

Jeff Koons - Koons moved on to the Banality series that culminated in 1988 with Michael Jackson and Bubbles, a series of three life-size gold-leaf plated porcelain statues of the sitting singer cuddling Bubbles, his pet chimpanzee.

 

Walter Yetnikoff - The book examined Yetnikoff's intimate links with other major industry figures, including music industry "Godfather" Morris Levy, prominent music industry lawyer Allen Grubman, Michael Jackson's one-time manager Frank Dileo and former artist manager Tommy Mottola, whom Yetnikoff appointed to a senior post at CBS Records after its sale to the Sony Corporation in 1988


1989

Although the music video for "Leave Me Alone" was not officially released in the US, in 1989, it was nominated for four Billboard Music Video Awards, winning three; the same year it won a Golden Lion Award for the quality of the special effects used in its production. add something

 

In 1989, his annual earnings from album sales, endorsements, and concerts was estimated at $125 million for that year alone. add something

 

The Bad World Tour began on September 12 that year, finishing on January 14, 1989. add something

 

The nickname was popularized by Elizabeth Taylor when she presented him with the Soul Train Heritage Award in 1989, proclaiming him "the true king of pop, rock and soul. add something

 

Steve Guttenberg - In 1989 he appeared in the Michael Jackson music video, "Liberian Girl"


1990

All four parks' Captain EO installations stayed open well into the 1990s: Paris' installation was the last one to close, in 1998. add something

 

In 1990, "Leave Me Alone" won a Grammy for Best Music Video, Short Form. add something

 

Shmuley Boteach - In the 1990s, Boteach became a friend and unofficial spiritual advisor to Michael Jackson


1991

He released his eighth album Dangerous in 1991. add something

 

In March 1991, Jackson renewed his contract with Sony for $65 million, a record-breaking deal at the time, displacing Neil Diamond's renewal contract with Columbia Records. add something

 

John Landis - In 1991, Landis collaborated again with Michael Jackson on the music video for the song "Black or White"

 

Slash (musician) - In 1991, Slash played lead guitar on the single "Give In to Me" off Michael Jackson's album "Dangerous", as well as in the opening skit for the song "Black or White" off the same album

 

George Wendt - In 1991, Wendt played the father in Michael Jackson's music video, "Black or White"

 

Joey McIntyre - In 1991, "Forbes" listed the band as the highest-earning entertainers, beating Madonna and Michael Jackson


1992

A Captain EO attraction was later featured at Euro Disneyland after that park opened in 1992. add something

 

At the end of 1992, Dangerous was awarded 1992's best-selling album worldwide and "Black or White" was awarded 1992's best-selling single worldwide at the Billboard Music Awards. add something

 

In the UK and other parts of Europe, "Heal the World" was the biggest hit from the album; it sold 450,000 copies in the UK and spent five weeks at number two in 1992. add something

 

Jackson founded the Heal the World Foundation in 1992. add something

 

Siedah Garrett - Garrett toured with Michael Jackson from 1992 to 1993 on his Dangerous World Tour, singing backing vocals and duetting with him for "I Just Can't Stop Loving You"

 

Armond White - In 1992 White won the 25th Annual ASCAP Deems Taylor *award for music criticism for "The Gloved One Is Not a Chump", his essay on Michael Jackson's "Black or White" video

 

Eddie Murphy - In 1992, Murphy appeared in Michael Jackson's "Remember the Time" alongside Magic Johnson and Iman

 

Kenny Ortega - Together with Michael Jackson, he created and designed the Dangerous World Tour 1992-1993 and the HIStory World Tour 1996-1997


1993

In 1993, Jackson performed the song at the Soul Train Music Awards in a chair, saying he had suffered an injury in rehearsals. add something

 

In the summer of 1993, Jackson was accused of child sexual abuse by a 13-year-old boy named Jordan Chandler and his father, Dr. Evan Chandler, a dentist. add something

 

Jackson proposed to Presley over the telephone towards the fall of 1993, saying, "If I asked you to marry me, would you do it?" They married in the Dominican Republic in secrecy, denying it for nearly two months afterwards. add something

 

The song and its accompanying video are a response to the backlash Jackson received from the media after being accused of child molestation in 1993. add something

 

In January 1993, Jackson made a memorable appearance at the halftime show at Super Bowl XXVII. The performance began with Jackson catapulting onto the stage as fireworks went off behind him. add something

 

Jackson first spoke openly about his childhood abuse in an interview with Oprah Winfrey, broadcast in February 1993. add something

 

Jackson gave a 90-minute interview to Oprah Winfrey in February 1993, his second television interview since 1979. add something

 

Oprah Winfrey - In 1993, Winfrey hosted a rare prime-time interview with Michael Jackson, which became the fourth most watched event in American television history as well as the most watched interview ever, with an audience of 36,5 million

 

Maureen Orth - Orth reported on molestation allegations brought by then-minor Jordan Chandler against Michael Jackson in 1993


1994

After which time the Chandlers stopped co-operating with the criminal investigation around July 6, 1994. add something

 

Jackson married Lisa Marie Presley, daughter of Elvis Presley, in 1994. add something


1995

In 1995, Jackson merged his ATV Music catalog with Sony's music publishing division creating Sony/ATV Music Publishing. add something

 

In 1995, it gained 11 MTV Video Music Award Nominations—more than any other music video—and won "Best Dance Video", "Best Choreography", and "Best Art Direction". add something

 

In late 1995, Jackson was rushed to a hospital after collapsing during rehearsals for a televised performance; the incident was caused by a stress-related panic attack. add something

 

Maxfield Parrish - In the 1995 music video "You Are Not Alone", Michael Jackson and his wife Lisa Marie Presley appear semi-nude in emulation of "Daybreak"

 

Lisa Marie Presley - Presley appeared in Michael Jackson's 'You Are Not Alone' video in June 1995, directed by Wayne Isham


1996

In 1996, Jackson won a Grammy for Best Music Video, Short Form for "Scream" and an American Music Award for Favorite Pop/Rock Male Artist. add something

 

Jackson at Perth Airport in 1996. add something

 

Billy Crawford - In 1996, he danced with Michael Jackson onstage when he was 14 years old as one of Michael's back-up dancers at the "1995 MTV Video Music Awards"

 

Wiley Reed - In 1996, he was personally selected by Michael Jackson for a private welcoming concert during his History tour


1997

He was a double-inductee of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, once as a member of The Jackson 5 in 1997 and later as a solo artist in 2001. add something

 

In 1997, Jackson released Blood on the Dance Floor: HIStory in the Mix, which contained remixes of hit singles from HIStory and five new songs. add something

 

Michael Joseph Jackson Jr was born on February 13, 1997; his sister Paris-Michael Katherine Jackson was born a year later on April 3, 1998. add something

 

The shows would be Jackson's first major series of concerts since the HIStory World Tour finished in 1997. add something

 

Ola Ray - At first, Ray blamed Michael Jackson, but apologized to him in 1997

 

Puff Johnson - In 1997 Johnson toured Europe as an opening act for Michael Jackson and 3T

 

Sarah Connor (singer) - In 1997, Connor was picked to sing with the backing choir during the performance of "Heal the World" at Michael Jackson's "HIStory" concert tour in Bremen, Germany


1998

Belinda Emmett - In 1998, Emmett released a cover of Michael Jackson's "Off the Wall"

 

Tim Renwick - Renwick made a live appearance with the Alan Parsons Band in the 1998 Michael Jackson Gala


1999

Jackson was inducted in several other hall of fames, including Vocal Group Hall of Fame (as The Jackson 5 member) in 1999, Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2002 and Hit Parade Hall of Fame in 2009. add something

 

Throughout June 1999, Jackson was involved in a number of charitable events. add something

 

Johnny Lever - One of his most memorable live performances was an impersonation of Michael Jackson at the 1999 Filmfare *awards

 

Patricia Kaas - In June 1999 Kaas appeared at the benefit concert " Michael Jackson & Friends" in Seoul , South Korea and Munich


2000

Throughout 2000 and 2001, Jackson worked in the studio with Teddy Riley and Rodney Jerkins, as well as other collaborators. add something

 

Anastacia - Her debut album, "Not That Kind", released in 2000, achieved multi-platinum sales in Australia, New Zealand and Europe, was critically acclaimed by Elton John and Michael Jackson, and had the 4th biggest European single and biggest Australian single of 2000


2001

In September 2001, two 30th Anniversary concerts were held at Madison Square Garden to mark the singer's 30th year as a solo artist. add something

 

These sessions would result in the album Invincible, released in October 2001. add something

 

This omission happened because of contractual issues related to the earlier 30th Anniversary concerts: those concerts were boiled down into a two-hour TV special titled Michael Jackson: 30th Anniversary Celebration: The Solo Years which debuted in November 2001. add something

 

The Notorious B.I.G. - He appeared on Michael Jackson's 2001 album, "Invincible"

 

Uri Geller - His friend Michael Jackson was best man when Geller renewed his wedding vows in 2001

 

Carlos Santana - In 2001, Santana's guitar skills were featured in Michael Jackson's song "Whatever Happens", from the album "Invincible"

 

Shoshana Bean - In 2001, she sang back-up for Michael Jackson's 30th anniversary concert celebration at Madison Square Garden

 

Luther Vandross - In September 2001, Vandross performed a rendition of Michael Jackson's hit song "Man in the Mirror" at Jackson's 30th Anniversary special, alongside Usher


2002

In 2002, Michael Jackson won his 22nd American Music Award for Artist of the Century. add something

 

Beginning in May 2002, Jackson allowed a documentary film crew, led by British TV personality Martin Bashir, to follow him around just about everywhere he went. add something

 

Rita Cosby - Cosby made national headlines for her interviews with boxer Mike Tyson, singer Michael Jackson and convicted serial killer David Berkowitz, "The Son of Sam," who wrote to her during the Washington, D.C. sniper shootings in October 2002


2003

Jackson was arrested in November 2003, and was charged with seven counts of child molestation and two counts of administering an intoxicating agent in relation to the 13 year old boy shown in the film. add something

 

Crispin Glover - He recorded a version of the Michael Jackson song "Ben" to coincide with the release of the 2003 film "Willard"; the song had been written for the sequel to the original 1971 version of this film

 

Blake McGrath - In 2003, McGrath was chosen to perform on Michael Jackson's thirtieth anniversary special


2004

Guinness World Records 2004. add something

 

Robert Schneider - Schneider formed a comparatively dark band in 2004 called Ulysses in Lexington, Kentucky, Kentucky, and released the 2005 album "010" on Eenie Meenie Records recorded live with a single microphone, and released a second Marbles album "Expo" in 2005 influenced by Electric Light Orchestra, as well as Gary Numan, Michael Jackson, New Order and The Cars

 

Eminem - On October 12, 2004, a week after the release of 'Just Lose It', Eminem's first single from Encore, Michael Jackson called into the Los Angeles-based Steve Harvey radio show to report his displeasure with the video, which parodies Jackson's child molestation trial and plastic surgery.


2005

Gary Coleman - In 2005 Coleman appeared in WWE Superstar John Cena's music video for his single Bad, Bad Man , Coleman played the part of himself as a bad guy taking the 1980s pop stars Madonna and Michael Jackson hostage

 

Vincent Price - The October 2005 episode of the Channel 101 series "Yacht Rock" featured comedian James Adomian as Vincent Price during the recording of Michael Jackson's "Thriller"

 

Leon Cooke - BBC's "Blue Peter" followed and filmed him for a day on 18 November 2005, and he has performed in front of many celebrities including Michael Jackson in November 2005


2006

James Brown Saluted By Michael Jackson at Public Funeral Service, MTV, December 30, 2006. add something

 

Guinness World Records 2006. add something

 

In early 2006, there was an announcement that Jackson had signed a contract with a Bahrain-based startup called Two Seas Records. add something

 

Throughout 2006, Sony repackaged 20 singles from the 1980s and 1990s as the Michael Jackson: Visionary series, which subsequently became a box set. add something

 

In March 2006, the main house at the Neverland Ranch was closed as a cost-cutting measure. add something

 

Jackson agreed to a Sony-backed refinancing deal in April 2006, although the exact details were not made public. add something

 

In September 2006, Jackson and his ex-wife Debbie Rowe confirmed reports that they had settled their long-running child custody suit. add something

 

In October 2006, Fox News entertainment reporter Roger Friedman said that Jackson had been recording at a studio in rural Westmeath, Ireland. add something

 

In November 2006, Jackson invited an Access Hollywood camera crew into the studio in Westmeath, and MSNBC broke the story that he was working on a new album, produced by will. add something

 

Will.i.am - Will went on to produce Ferguson's first solo album, The Dutchess, which was released in 2006, before beginning work with Michael Jackson, who had requested Will's expertise for the recording and production of his new album.

 

Dima Bilan - On 15 November 2006 Bilan received award for Best Selling Russian Artist and performed at the World Music Awards in London along with Michael Jackson, Beyoncé, Rihanna, Nelly Furtado and Bob Sinclair


2007

In 2007, Jackson said, "Music has been my outlet, my gift to all of the lovers in this world. add something

 

Michael Jackson 'wouldn't change anything', Associated Press, 2007. add something

 

Worldwide sales stand at 6 million copies as of 2007, it is the best selling remix album ever released. add something

 

In March 2007, Jackson gave a brief interview to the Associated Press in Tokyo, where he said, "I've been in the entertainment industry since I was 6 years old, and as Charles Dickens would say, 'It's been the best of times, the worst of times. add something


2008

As of 2008, Dangerous had shipped seven million copies in the U.S. and had sold 32 million copies worldwide. add something

 

As of 2008, the album had sold 30 million copies worldwide. add something

 

However, in 2008, Jackson and Sony released Thriller 25 to mark the 25th anniversary of the original Thriller. add something

 

In the fall of 2008, Fortress Investments threatened to foreclose on Neverland Ranch, which Jackson used as collateral for loans running into many tens of millions of dollars. add something

 

In September 2008, Jackson entered negotiations with Julien's Auction House to display and auction a large collection of memorabilia amounting to approximately 1,390 lots. add something

 

Bryan Monroe - While there, he conducted the last major interview with Michael Jackson before his death and the first interview with president-elect Barack Obama one week after he was elected president in November, 2008

 

Mark Ronson - Ronson is credited as producer on a mixtape album called "Man in the Mirror", released in January 2008 by the rapper Rhymefest which is a tribute to the pop star Michael Jackson

 

Dawud Wharnsby - Dawud Wharnsby was named in a November 21, 2008 article by "The Sun", as being a primary influence in an alleged conversion to the religion of Islam by pop star Michael Jackson


2009

In 2009, the book was republished by Doubleday and was more positively received by some critics in the wake of Jackson's untimely death. add something

 

Michael Jackson Tops the Charts on Twitter, The New York Times, June 25, 2009. add something

 

Michael Jackson memorial service: the biggest celebrity send-off of all time, The Daily Telegraph, July 7, 2009. add something

 

Michael jackson died in 2009 add something

 

Outpouring over Michael Jackson unlike anything since Princess Di, Christian Science Monitor, June 27, 2009. add something

 

Terra Alta, WV: Grand Central Publishing, 2009. add something

 

Toya Jackson cut from Sacha Baron Cohen's "Bruno", New York Daily News, June 26, 2009. add something

 

In March 2009, Jackson held a press conference at London's O2 Arena and announced a series of comeback concerts titled This Is It. The shows would be Jackson's first major series of concerts since the HIStory World Tour finished in 1997. add something

 

In December 2009, the music video for "Thriller" was selected for the National Film Registry by the Library of Congress, "Thriller" is the first music video ever to be inducted. add something

 

On December 29, 2009, the American Film Institute recognized Jackson's death as a "moment of significance" saying, "Michael Jackson's sudden death in June at age 50 was notable for the worldwide outpouring of grief and the unprecedented global eulogy of his posthumous concert rehearsal movie "This Is It" add something

 

Dave Scott (choreographer) - Accessed 2009-06-30 He learned how to dance from watching musicals, b-boy movies, and music videos, namely those of Michael Jackson who he cites as one of his influences

 

Gladys Knight - In 2009 Knight sang "His Eye Is On The Sparrow" and "The Lord's Prayer" at the funeral service for Michael Jackson

 

Charles Klapow - In 2009, Chucky was asked by his mentor Kenny Ortega to be the choreographer for the movie musical remake of Footloose starring Chace Crawford, and Julianne Hough, which Ortega directed, but Chucky turned it down, so he could fulfill his dreams of dancing with Michael Jackson on his comeback tour in London, which was announced in March

 

Cris Judd - In 2009, Judd took part in the 2009 MTV Video Music *awards opening dance tribute to the late King of Pop, and former mentor Michael Jackson

 

Arland Bruce III - In 2009, he received two objectionable conduct penalties and an undisclosed fine from the CFL for a touchdown celebration against the Tiger-Cats on July 1, in which he removed his helmet, jersey, and shoulder pads, and laid down in the end zone in what he said was a tribute to the recently deceased pop star, Michael Jackson

 

Mia Michaels - Michaels was one of many choreographers set to pay tribute to Michael Jackson at the 2009 MTV Video Music Awards

 

Stephen A. Smith - Smith appeared on MSNBC Wednesday July 8 and 9, 2009 as a special commentator on the Michael Jackson memorial funeral service

 

Craig David - In April 2009, MTV viewers voted "Born to Do It" as number 2 on their "Greatest Album of All-Time" poll, behind Michael Jackson's "Thriller"

 

Craig David - In April 2009, "Born to Do It" came second in a poll by MTV UK for the Greatest Album ever, which received over 40,000 votes, beaten by Michael Jackson's album "Thriller"

 

Kenny Ortega - In May 2009, Ortega began work on the scheduled Michael Jackson 50-date "This Is It" concert tour, which was cancelled subsequent to Jackson's sudden death

 

Charles Klapow - But on June 25, 2009, just eighteen days before the first show, Michael Jackson died of a cardiac arrest

 

Brooke Shields - Brooke Shields spoke at the memorial service for Michael Jackson on July 7, 2009, at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, California, before a television audience of more than one billion people

 

Charles Klapow - On July 7, 2009, Chucky took part in the Michael Jackson memorial service at the Staples Center in Los Angeles where days prior to Michael Jackson's death, Chucky, Michael and the whole "This Is It" crew were rehearsing at the Staples Center in preparations for the London concerts at the The O2 Arena

 

Stevie Wonder - On July 7, 2009, Wonder performed "Never Dreamed You'd Leave In Summer" and "They Won't Go When I Go" at the Staples Center for Michael Jackson's memorial service

 

Kenny Ortega - Ortega directed the Michael Jackson Public Memorial at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, which was broadcast live on several networks on July 7, 2009

 

Charles Klapow - Klapow was one of twelve dancers picked for Michael Jackson's This Is It shows at The O2 Arena in London, England, which was set to begin July 13, 2009 through March 6, 2010, and produced by AEG Live

 

Tina Landon - In September 2009 Landon and several other choreographers danced with Janet at the 2009 MTV Video Music Awards to the song "Scream", which Landon originally choreographed, as a tribute to Michael Jackson

 

Madonna (entertainer) - She appeared at the 2009 MTV Video Music *awards on September 13, 2009, to speak in tribute to deceased pop star Michael Jackson


2010

In 2010, Jackson was inducted into the Dance Hall of Fame as the first dancer from the world of pop and rock 'n' roll add something

 

In 2010, two university librarians found that Jackson's influence extended into academia, and has been mentioned in scholarly literature pertaining to a range of subject matter add something

 

The attraction would later return to Disneyland in 2010 after Jackson's death add something

 

Video game developer Ubisoft announced it would release a new dancing-and-singing game featuring Michael Jackson for the 2010 holiday season add something

 

On June 25, 2010, the first anniversary of Jackson's death, fans traveled to Los Angeles to pay their tribute to him add something

 

In what would have been Jackson's 52nd birthday on August 29, 2010, he became the most downloaded artist of all time add something

 

On November 4, 2010 Sony announced the release of "Michael", the first posthumous album set to be released on December 14, with the promotional single released to the radios on November 8, titled "Breaking News" add something

 

Alina Smith - Alina has had several connections with Japan, starting with having her cover of Michael Jackson's "You Are Not Alone" released in that country in 2010 on a Jackson tribute CD issued by a major Japanese music publisher, Watanabe

 

Emilio Estefan - During 2010, Estefan gathered dozens of Latino entertainers to record Michael Jackson's "We Are The World" in Spanish

 

Mark Ronson - In 2010, Ronson was given a vocal track to a song titled "Lovely Way", sung by Michael Jackson, to produce for Jackson's posthumous album "Michael", although he never physically met Jackson

 

Chris Brown (American entertainer) - While performing a Michael Jackson Tribute at the 2010 BET *awards, Brown started to cry and fell to his knees while singing Jackson's "Man in the Mirror"

 

Celine Dion - At the 52nd Grammy *awards in February 2010, Dion joined Carrie Underwood, Usher, Jennifer Hudson and Smokey Robinson to perform the song "Earth Song" during the 3-D Michael Jackson tribute

 

Caro Emerald - Her debut album "Deleted Scenes from the Cutting Room Floor" set a new all-time chart record on 20 August 2010, spending its 30th week at number one on the Dutch album chart, beating the previous record set by Michael Jackson's "Thriller" by one week

 

Caro Emerald - On 20 August 2010, the album had been number 1 for 27 weeks, an all time record, beating Michael Jackson's "Thriller", which spent 26 weeks at number one in 1983

 

Lisa Marie Presley - In an October 2010 interview with talk-show host Oprah Winfrey, Lisa Marie told Oprah that she and Michael Jackson spent the four years following their divorce together, on and off, in an attempt to reconcile and said that she had traveled to different parts of the world in order to be with him


2011

In April 2011, Jackson's longtime friend and billionaire businessman Mohamed Al-Fayed, chairman of Fulham Football Club, unveiled a statue of Jackson outside the club's stadium, Craven Cottage add something

 

Bahrain was where the family intended to send Jackson if he was convicted , according to a statement by Jermaine Jackson printed in "The Times" of London in September 2011 add something

 

On October 3, 2011, the accompanying compilation soundtrack album "Immortal" was announced to have over 40 Jackson's original recordings re-produced by Kevin Antunes add something

 

Freddie Mercury - In 2011, NME magazine readers voted Mercury second to Michael Jackson in the Greatest Singers Ever poll

 

Ai (singer) - She collaborated with The Jacksons on December 13 and 14, 2011, at the " Michael Jackson Tribute Live" tribute concerts held in Tokyo


2012

In 2012, in an attempt to end family public feuding, Jackson's brother Jermaine Jackson retracted his signature on a letter made public criticizing executors of Michael Jackson's estate and his mother's advisers concerning the legitimacy of his brothers will add something

 

" As of 2012, the album sold between 30 to 45 million copies worldwide add something

 

Siedah Garrett - Siedah's new single, "Keep On Lovin' You" a tribute to Michael Jackson, and an answer to their duet IJCSLY was made available on iTunes September 11, 2012


2013

As of 2013, the album has shipped seven million copies in the U.S. and has sold approximately 30 million copies worldwide add something

 

This show, whose production was written and directed by Jamie King who produced the Immortal show, is scheduled to begin on May 23, 2013 in a newly renovated theater add something

 

The statue was removed in September 2013 add something


2014

On March 31, 2014, Epic Records announced that an album of eight songs of unreleased material culled from past recording sessions would be issued under the title, "Xscape" add something

 

Its release is scheduled for May 13, 2014 add something

 

Jackson became the first artist in history to have had a single in one of the top ten places of the Billboard Top 100 in five different decades when "Love Never Felt So Good" reached no. 9 on 21 May 2014 add something

 

The date for the hearing which will determine whether Robson can sue Jackson's estate is scheduled for June 2, 2014 add something


2015

The distribution rights held by Sony Music were due to expire in 2015 add something

 

The parties have been ordered to submit a status report to the Court on settlement negotiations by November 2, 2015 add something

 

In December 2015, Jackson's album "Thriller" became the first album in the United States to surpass 30 million shipments, certifying it 30x platinum by the RIAA add something

 

In December 2015, "Thriller" was certified for 30 million shipments by the RIAA, making it the only album to achieve that feat in the United States add something


2017

A trial date of February 6, 2017 has been set add something

 

As of mid-March 2017, no decision has been rendered add something

 

As of early June 2017, no decision has been rendered add something

 

As of early July 2017, no decision has been rendered add something

 

On December 19, 2017, Judge Mitchell L. Beckloff dismissed the lawsuit filed by Wade Robson, who alleged Jackson (Jackson_family) molested him as a child, citing that he filed too late for Michael Jackson's Estate to be held liable add something


2018

"Forbes" ranked Jackson (Jackson_family) as the top-earning deceased celebrity for the seventh consecutive year in 2018 add something


2019

The documentary debuted on Sundance on January 25, 2019 add something

 

The statue was removed from display in March 2019 add something