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Michael Jackson (1958-FOREVER) BOOK V: Discover the Man You Never Knew

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Those who have forgotten him will remember...

Those who abandoned him will return...

Those who ignored him will discover...

And those who stayed with him will welcome...


ANYONE WHO WISHES TO BE AN AUDIENCE TO THE GREATEST ENTERTAINER WHO EVER LIVED, MICHAEL JACKSON.


This is our portal to the life, music, legend, mystery, genius and philanthropy of the King of Pop.


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[highlight]Michael Jackson PEx Thread History:[/highlight]



Michael Jackson, 1958-2009 - Where it all began. Several Filipino MJ fans come together to celebrate the legacy of the King of Pop (Beware of the TROLLS in the first couple of pages though...)


Michael Jackson (1958-FOREVER) BOOK II: Long Live the King of Pop! – The fan base is growing! Fans discuss a plethora of topics including the MTV VMA tribute, official autopsy results, This Is It, the women in MJ’s life and a whole lot more!


Michael Jackson (1958-FOREVER) BOOK III: It’s all for love...L-O-V-E. – MJ fans come together to witness the most awaited concert film of the year: THIS IS IT! Read MJPExCommunity members’ reviews on the film as well as interesting discussions about people in the MJ-verse who happen to find themselves at the center of attention most of the time. Also, be entertained as MJPExCommunity members play with their imagination to create one of the craziest MJ fanfictions ever! At this point, the plot thickens.


Michael Jackson (1958-FOREVER) BOOK IV: Love Lives Forever - The MJPexCommunity continues to celebrate L-O-V-E with the highly anticipated release of Michael Jackson's This Is It on DVD as well as the poignant MJ tribute during the 2010 Grammy Awards.


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  • bittersweet04bittersweet04 Let the Games Begin! PExer
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    [HIGHLIGHT]|| GENERAL INFORMATION ||[/HIGHLIGHT]



    [highlight]:: THE MOVIE ::[/highlight]


    > Following Michael Jackson’s death, the original This Is It concert series have been revamped and turned into a feature film instead which will hit theaters on October 28, 2009 worldwide for a two-week limited engagement. The film is said to include behind-the-scenes footage from the This Is It concert rehearsals as well as scenes of Michael Jackson performing.

    > The film is directed by Emmy Award-winning director, Kenny Ortega, a long time friend and collaborator of Michael Jackson’s for more than 20 years.

    > Sony Pictures and Sony Music will co-produce the film with AEG Live and the Estate. Sony Pictures will serve as the primary distributor of the film worldwide.

    > Unprecedented sell-outs for the first showings of “This is It” from different countries all over the world were reported.
    :: In North America, 80% of online ticket transactions done on September 27 were for the film. Domestically, tickets have sold out in the first 24 hours of ticket availability.
    :: In Los Angeles, at Regal Cinema's LA LIVE Stadium 14, fans began lining up on Thursday night for tickets to some of the city's first public showings, and within hours of Sunday morning's starting bell for advance pre-sales, the exhibitor reported selling out of all 3,000 of their seats for shows on Tuesday night October 27th.
    :: In London, more than 30,000 tickets for This Is It were sold in its first 24 hours, the biggest one-day sales ever in the UK, surpassing advance ticket selling for films like Harry Potter and Lord of the Rings.
    :: In Japan, over $1 million in ticket sales were reported in the first 24 hours of their release, the highest of all advance ticket purchasing for any movie in history.
    :: Staggering sales for the movie was met in Australia, having eclipsed pre-sales for movies such as Transformers and X-Men Origins.
    :: Fans lined up in Bangkok, Thailand at box office counters throughout the city and by the end of the first day, all tickets were sold out.
    :: Sell-outs at theaters in France are also being reported; thousands of fans lined up at The Grand Rex in Paris and quickly bought out the film’s first screening there.
    :: Record-setting sales also were recorded in Germany; hundreds of fans lined up outside one theater in Munich at midnight to await the opening of the box office. As one German exhibitor noted, "Something like this never happened before in Germany."
    :: Record sales and sell-outs are also being reported in Holland, Sweden, Belgium and New Zealand, among other countries.


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    LEAD VOCALIST AND DANCER; MAIN CHOREOGRAPHER

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    Michael Jackson


    THE BAND

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    L to R: Michael Bearden (Musical Director, Keyboards); Orianthi Panagarais (Lead Guitar); Thomas Organ (Rhythm Guitar); Mo Pleasure (Keyboards); Bashiri Johnson (Percussion); Jonathan Moffett (Drums); Alex Al (Bass)


    THE BACK-UP VOCALISTS

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    L to R: Dorian Holley, Ken Stacey, Judith Hill, Darryl Phinnesse


    THE CHOREOGRAPHERS

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    L to R: Travis Payne (Main Choreographer), Stacy Walker, Tony Testa (Assistant Choreographers)


    THE BACK-UP DANCERS

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    First Row L to R: Misha Gabriel, Shannon Holtzapffel, Tyne Stecklein, Nicholas Bass
    Second Row L to R: Chris Grant, Charles Klapow, Mekia Cox, Devin Jamieson
    Third Row L to R: Daniel Celebre, Dres Reid, Timor Steffens, Danielle Rueda-Watts (aerialist)


    THE DIRECTOR




    TRAILERS

    This Is It Full Trailer (HD)
    This Is It Trailer #2 – Billie Jean
    This Is It Trailer #3 – Human Nature
    This Is It Trailer #4 – The Way You Make Me Feel
    This Is It Trailer #5 – Wanna Be Startin’ Somethin’


    MISCELLANEOUS CLIPS:

    Auditions for This Is It Dancers
    The Mando Show – This Is It Promotion: The Dancers and Singers
    The Ellen Degeneres Show – Travis Payne and This Is It Dancers
    Lopez Tonight – Michael Bearden Interview
    Lopez Tonight – This Is It Band performs Man In The Mirror
    This Is It Promo – Kenny Ortega



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    [HIGHLIGHT]:: THE SOUNDTRACK::[/HIGHLIGHT]

    > Sony Music Entertainment released a two-disc soundtrack for the movie on October 26/27.
    :: Disc one will feature the original album masters of some of Michael's biggest hits arranged in the same sequence as they appear in the film. The disc ends with two versions of the never-released "This Is It." This song is featured in the film's closing sequence and includes backing vocals by Michael's brothers, the Jacksons.
    :: Disc two offers previously unreleased versions of some of the artist's classic tracks. This disc also features a touching spoken word poem from Michael Jackson entitled "Planet Earth" that has never been heard before.
    :: The two-disc This is It is a stand-alone companion to the motion picture and includes a 36-page, commemorative booklet featuring exclusive photos of Michael from his last rehearsal.


    THIS IS IT – COMPLETE TRACKLISTING
      Disc 01 1. Wanna Be Startin’ Somethin’ 2. Jam 3. They Don’t Care About Us 4. Human Nature 5. Smooth Criminal 6. The Way You Make Me Feel 7. Shake Your Body (Down To The Ground) 8. I Just Can’t Stop Loving You 9. Thriller 10. Beat It 11. Black Or White 12. Earth Song 13. Billie Jean 14. Man In The Mirror 15. This Is It 16. This Is It (Orchestra Version) Disc 02 1. She’s Out Of My Life (Demo) 2. Wanna Be Startin’ Somethin’ (Demo) 3. Beat It (Demo) 4. Planet Earth (Poem)


    SALES:

    • As of the 15th of November 2009, This Is It The Soundtrack has sold 888,310 copies in the United States.
    • Also, it has sold 3 million copies worldwide in its first four weeks of release.


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    [HIGHLIGHT]:: THE SINGLE ::[/HIGHLIGHT]

    > An unreleased Michael Jackson song entitled “This Is It” was officially released on October 12. The song was said to be co-written by Michael Jackson with Paul Anka in the early 80's. Michael Jackson seemed to have recorded the song during the Thriller era but was never released then. Instead, it was later on given to a singer named Safire who released the song under a different title in the early 90’s.
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    [HIGHLIGHT]:: THE MUSIC VIDEO ::[/HIGHLIGHT]

    The official music video for “This Is It” debuted on the 40acres.com website last December 8, 2009. The video was directed by Spike Lee who also directed MJ’s short film “They Don’t Care About Us”.

    Watch video HERE


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    [HIGHLIGHT]:: THE DISTRIBUTORS ::[/HIGHLIGHT]

    Originally Posted by www.michaeljackson.com

    About Sony Pictures Entertainment

    Sony Pictures Entertainment (SPE) is a subsidiary of Sony Corporation of America (SCA), a subsidiary of Tokyo-based Sony Corporation. SPE's global operations encompass motion picture production and distribution; television production and distribution; digital content creation and distribution; worldwide channel investments; home entertainment acquisition and distribution; operation of studio facilities; development of new entertainment products, services and technologies; and distribution of filmed entertainment in more than 130 countries.
    Sony Pictures Entertainment can be found on the World Wide Web at www.sonypictures.com.

    About Sony Music Entertainment

    Sony Music Entertainment is a global recorded music company with a roster of current artists that includes a broad array of both local artists and international superstars. The company boasts a vast catalog that comprises some of the most important recordings in history. It is home to premier record labels representing music from every genre, including American Recordings, Arista Nashville, Arista Records, Aware, Battery Records, Beach Street Records, Black Seal, BNA Records, Cinematic, Columbia Nashville, Columbia Records, Epic Records, Essential Records, Flicker Records, Fo-Yo Soul, GospoCentric, Hitz Committee Entertainment, J Records, Jive Records, LaFace Records, Legacy Recordings, Masterworks, Polo Grounds, RCA Records, RCA Nashville, RCA Red Seal, RCA Victor, Reunion Records, Slightly Dangerous, Sony Classical, Sony Music Latin, Star Time International, Verity Records, and Volcano Entertainment. Sony Music Entertainment is a wholly owned subsidiary of Sony Corporation of America. For more information, visit www.sonymusic.com.


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    [HIGHLIGHT]:: THIS IS IT ON DVD AND BLU-RAY::[/HIGHLIGHT]


    “This Is It” was officially released on DVD and Blu-Ray on January 26, 2010.

    Exclusive to the Blu-ray version is a "Smooth Criminal" vignette that was originally intended to screen prior to Jackson's planned London concerts. There is also the featurette "Making Smooth Criminal," as well as Sony Web-enabled feature movie.

    Both standard DVD and Blu-ray editions, carrying a Dec. 24 pre-order date, include two making-of documentaries. The two formats also hold three featurettes, covering costuming, memories of Jackson and auditions of the concert dancers.

    Source: Variety.com

      THIS IS IT DVD SALES AND FIGURES
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      Michael Jackson's This Is It offers Jackson fans and music lovers worldwide a behind-the-scenes look at the performer as he developed, created and rehearsed for his sold-out concerts that would have taken place in London's O2 Arena. Chronicling the months from April through June, 2009, the film is drawn from more than one hundred hours of behind-the-scenes footage, featuring Jackson rehearsing a number of his songs for the show.

      Watch the TII DVD/Bluray Official Trailer
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      Michael Jackson's This Is It Tops DVD and Blu-ray Sales Charts
      February 4th, 2010

      Not even some roller-derby girls, Jigsaw or lifelike robots could stop Michael Jackson's swan song atop the DVD charts. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Michael Jackson's This Is It debuted atop the DVD sales charts, for the week ending January 31.

      It was said that the Kenny Ortega concert film sold 1.2 million units, which was believed to be a record for a music DVD. There was plenty of competition on the DVD charts this week, with the Bruce Willis film Surrogates taking second place in sales, but prevented Michael Jackson's This Is It's home video sweep by taking the top spot on the DVD rental chart. Tobin Bell's Saw VI came in third place in DVD sales and sixth on the rental charts while the Ellen Page/Drew Barrymore film Whip It came in fifth place in sales, but took second place on the rental charts.

      Michael Jackson's This Is It debuted atop the Blu-ray sales charts as well, with an impressive 21% of the units sold coming in the BD format.

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      Michael Jackson's 'This Is It' DVD rakes in Y1.6 billion in one day
      Friday 29th January, 05:47 AM JST

      TOKYO —
      “King of Pop” Michael Jackson’s posthumous documentary “This Is It” went on sale in stores in Japan on Wednesday, and according to music statistics firm Oricon, the DVD sold over 210,000 copies and the Blue-ray edition sold over 120,000 copies, together netting first-day sales of more than 1.6 billion yen.

      An event was held at VenusFort in Odaiba to mark the official release of both formats of the movie, and a life-size wax figure - 177 cm tall and weighing 32 kg - was unveiled. It will be on display there until Feb 7.

      Australian guitarist Orianthi, 25, who was scheduled to be the lead guitarist in Jackson’s final tour, also attended the event and played “Black or White.”

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      [highlight]This Is It DVD/BluRay sales figures[/highlight]

      Theatrical Performance:

      Total US Gross $71,844,424
      International Gross $180,000,000
      Worldwide Gross $251,844,424

      Home Market Performance:

      US DVD Sales: $24,222,340


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      As of Feb. 2010, Michael Jackson's This Is It ranks second on the US DVD Sales Chart for Week Ending.

      #2 MJ: This Is It 562,461(units); 2,077,304(total units); $8,993,751(sales this week); $33,216,091(total sales)

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      [highlight]:: AWARDS ::[/highlight]

      • Michael Jackson’s This Is It has been nominated for “Best Documentary Feature” in the Critic’s Choice Awards
      • The African-American Film Critics Association gave Michael Jackson’s This Is It a “Special Achievement Award”.



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      [highlight]:: THIS IS IT LIVE REHEARSALS - AUDIO ::[/highlight]

      Download them HERE





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      THIS IS IT MOVIE



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      From: Associated Press

      The King of Pop is No. 1 again.

      “Michael Jackson’s This Is It” has landed on top of the domestic box office with $7.4 million in its first day and $12.7 million overseas.

      That gives the film documenting Jackson’s rehearsals for his planned concert tour a worldwide total of $20.1 million.

      Distributor Sony said the $7.4 million domestic haul is the best ever for a movie on a Wednesday in October. “This Is It” was easily the No. 1 film domestically, coming in ahead of the $1.5 million gross for “Paranormal Activity,” last weekend’s top box-office earner.

      Jackson died June 25, just before he was to begin a marathon run of comeback concerts in London. “This Is It” was built around more than 100 hours of behind-the-scenes footage shot between March and June as Jackson and his backup performers developed the numbers intended for his elaborate stage shows.

      Sony said it expected strong results for the film this Friday and Sunday, though Saturday may leave a hole in the overall box office, falling on Halloween, when audiences typically are preoccupied with parties and trick-or-treating.

      In a single day, “This Is It” climbed into the ranks of top-grossing music documentaries, just behind the $8.6 million domestic haul of “U2: Rattle and Hum.”

      By this weekend, “This Is It” is likely to shoot past such films as “Madonna: Truth or Dare” ($15 million) and “Jonas Brothers: The 3D Concert Experience” ($19.2 million) to become the No. 2 draw all-time on the music-documentary chart.

      The No. 1 music documentary is “Hannah Montana & Miley Cyrus: Best of Both Worlds Concert,” which had a $31.1 million opening weekend last year and took in $65.3 million over its entire theatrical run.

      Among the totals from other countries, “This Is It” brought in $1.9 million in Great Britain, $1.4 million France, $1.2 million in Japan and $1.1 million in Germany.

      The film debuted in 99 countries Wednesday and expands to 10 more Thursday.

      The film features Jackson doing all his biggest hits, including “Billie Jean,” '‘Beat It,” '‘Thriller,” '‘Human Nature” and “Smooth Criminal.”


      Copyright 2009 by Associated Press

      From: deadline.com

      1. This Is It (Sony) New $7.5M Fri [3,481 runs] $20M Wkd 5-day $31.5M
      2. Paranormal Activity (Paramount) Week 6 $6M Fri [2,404] $16M Wkd
      3. Couples Retreat (Universal) Week 5 $2.4M Fri [3,026] $6.8M Wkd
      4. Law Abiding Citizen (Overture) Week 4 $2.4M Fri [2,764] $6.6M Wkd
      5. Saw VI (Lionsgate) $1.9M Fri (-73%), $5M Wkd



      From: boxofficemojo.com

      THIS IS IT--at the Box Office
      TOTAL LIFETIME GROSSES

      Domestic: $11,208,532 46.9%
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      Foreign: $12,700,000 53.1%
      Worldwide: $23,908,532

      DOMESTIC SUMMARY
      Opening Weekend: n/a
      (3,481 theaters)
      > View All Weekends

      Widest Release: 3,481 theaters
      In Release: 2 days / 0.3 weeks


      Title Daily Locations Location Avg. Total Gross Weeks Distributor


      1 Michael Jackson's This Is It $3,762,871 -49% 3,481 -- $1,081 $11,208,532 1 Sony/ Columbia

      2 Paranormal Activity $1,634,823 +11% 1,945 +1,182 $841 $68,240,045 5 Paramount

      3 Law Abiding Citizen $925,886 +2% 2,890 0 $320 $44,081,650 2 Overture

      4 Where the Wild Things Are $767,142 +7% 3,735 0 $205 $56,718,962 2 Warner Bros.

      5 Couples Retreat $691,650 +7% 3,074 +65 $225 $80,565,755 3 Universal

      6 Saw VI $690,917 +2% 3,036 -- $228 $17,263,955 1 Lionsgate

      7 Zombieland $330,371 +12% 2,124 -1,047 $156 $68,560,901 4 Sony/ Columbia

      8 Cirque du Freak: The Vampire's Assistant $330,225 +4% 2,754 -- $120 $7,711,790 1 Universal

      9 The Stepfather $316,726 +16% 2,466 -268 $128 $21,348,009 2 Sony/ Screen Gems

      10 Astro Boy $288,228 +11% 3,014 -- $96 $7,855,767 1 Summit

      11 Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs $285,679 +33% 2,418 -569 $118 $115,856,602 6 Sony/ Columbia


      From: http://boxoffice.com/numbers/

      Disappointing $20.1M Global Bow For Michael Jackson's 'This Is It'; Predictions For Just $20+M Weekend, $-50M Five-Day

      By Nikki Finke

      Thursday October 29, 2009 @ 10:30am


      THURSDAY NOON: Hollywood is predicting that Sony's This Is It will have trouble making its expected $50 million in 5 days domestically based on Wednesday's $7.4 million opening including $2.2M from Tuesday night. Today will probably come in at the $4M range. And estimates now are for $20+M for Fri/Sat/Sun. So that comes out to a 5-day number in the low $30sM. "And with Halloween killing Saturday, Sony'd better have a hell of a Sunday to make it much past $20M for the weekend," one rival studio exec emails. And with international figures coming in weaker than expected, "my $90M all-in number looks like a pipe dream."



      From: Yahoo! Movies

      "This Is It" first day box office tops $20 million (Reuters)


      LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Michael Jackson movie "This Is It" earned $20.1 million at worldwide box offices on its first day in theaters as fans around the globe turned out in strong numbers, a Columbia Pictures spokesman said on Thursday.

      The ticket sales broke down to $7.4 million in the United States and Canada, and another $12.7 million internationally with United Kingdom box offices ringing up just under $2 million and French sales of about $1.4 million, said the movie studio.

      Columbia Pictures is a unit of The Sony Corp's Sony Pictures Entertainment media group.

      Michael Jackson's 'This Is It' Opens to $2.2M For Late Shows In North America

      Sony Pictures is calling this "an unprecedented number for a Tuesday in October" and saying that today's matinees so far are "terrific and have already exceeded the $2.2M we took in last night".
      Playing simulataneously in 97 countries, "first reports from overseas are great as well," the studio reports. "By tomorrow morning, we should have a great worldwide opening day number to report."




      From: Deadline.com

      Record of Fahrenheit 9/11 (2004) Worldwide: $222,446,882

      TII gross now stands at $222.6M

      Michael Jackson's This Is It for Sony Pictures had a $5.1M weekend from 3,036 theaters and new cume of $67.2M. The film has now grossed $222.6M globally -- $155.4M overseas and $67.2M domestic.




      From: Yahoo! News

      Jackson's `This Is It' tops $200 million worldwide

      LOS ANGELES – Sony Pictures says "Michael Jackson's This Is It" has passed the $200 million mark at the box office worldwide.

      The film has pulled in $61 million domestically and more than $140 million overseas. That includes $27.2 million in Japan, $14.3 million in Great Britain and $12.1 million in Germany.

      Sony Pictures marketing and distribution boss Jeff Blake says the film is drawing repeat business worldwide from Jackson fans.

      "This Is It" captures Jackson's final performances as he rehearsed for his aborted concert tour. The movie includes Jackson doing such hits as "Beat It," "Thriller," "Human Nature" and "Billie Jean."

      Jackson died in June just weeks before his marathon of 50 concerts was to begin in London.

      The 2nd-place finisher for the day is The Men Who Stare At Goats (Overture), starring George Clooney, with an estimated $4.6M, but the adaptation of Jon Ronson's book of the same name will drift to #3 by the end of the weekend for a still-solid $13.8M 3-day. After adding $4.3M to start the weekend, Michael Jackson's This Is It! (Sony) will ride strong Saturday and Sunday matinee business to the runner-up position with a possible $13.8M and a 10-day cume of $57.6M.



      From: Stevemasonmog.com

      EXCLUSIVE STEVE MASON EARLY FRIDAY & 3-DAY ESTIMATES FOR NOVEMBER 6-8

      1. NEW - A Christmas Carol (Disney) - $9M Fri - $32M 3-day - $32M cume

      2. Michael Jackson's This Is It! (Sony) - $4.3M - $13.8M 3-day - $57.6M cume

      3. NEW - The Men Who Stare At Goats (Overture) - $4.6M Fri - $13.1M 3-day - $13.1M cume
      4. NEW - The Fourth Kind (Universal) - $4.5M Fri -$11.3M 3-day - $11.3M cume
      5. NEW - The Box (Warner Bros) - $3M Fri - $8.1M 3-day - $8.1M cume
      6. Paranormal Activity (Paramount) - $2.8M Fri - $8.1M 3-day - $96.9M cume



      From: Manila Bulletin


      Michael Jackson’s This Is It’ grosses P33.2 M in 6 days, opens at No. 1 in Philipines.
      November 4, 2009, 3:07pm

      The King of Pop moonwalked to the top of Philippine box-office as the music documentary “Michael Jackson’s This Is It” opened at No. 1 nationwide, with a six-day gross of an electrifying P33.25 million for the Oct. 28-Nov. 2 frame. This according to Victor R. Cabrera, managing director of the film’s local distributor, Columbia Pictures.

      A backstage look at the late Michael Jackson during rehearsals for his supposed comeback concert tour that would have started last July in London, “This Is It” bowed in 147 screens across the country, the most ever for any film in its genre. The movie also established the record for all-time biggest opening for a concert or documentary feature.

      The Top 20 cinemas that posted the highest receipts are SM North EDSA (P2.29 M), Trinoma (P2.18 M), Power Plant (P1.74 M), Alabang Town Center (P1.57 M), Greenbelt 3 (P1.59 M), SM Mall of Asia (P1.38 M), Shang Cineplex (P1.36 M), Eastwood (P1.33 M), Glorietta 4 (P1.17 M) and SM Megamall (P1.15 M).

      Completing the list are Gateway (P834,143), Greenhills (P832,120), Ayala Cebu (P695,980), SM Cebu (P594,050), Robinsons Galleria (P556,360), Robinsons Ermita (P554,740), SM Fairview (P503,203), Festival (P489,068), SM San Lazaro (P479,885) and Sta. Lucia East (P388,340).

      Worldwide, “Michael Jackson’s This Is It” pulled in $101 million in its first five days. The film was the No. 1 Halloween thriller in the US with a $32.5-million five-day opening weekend, while it pulled $10.4 million in Japan, $7.6 million in Great Britain, $6.3 million in Germany, $5.8 million in France and $3.2 million in China.

      Still playing in conventional theaters across the Philippines and Digital IMAX in SM North EDSA, “Michael Jackson’s This Is It” is distributed by Columbia Pictures, local office of Sony Pictures Releasing International. Visit www.sonypictures.com.ph to see the latest trailers, get free downloads and play free movie games.



      From: Yahoo! Movies


      "This Is It" first day box office tops $20 million (Reuters)


      LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Michael Jackson movie "This Is It" earned $20.1 million at worldwide box offices on its first day in theaters as fans around the globe turned out in strong numbers, a Columbia Pictures spokesman said on Thursday.

      The ticket sales broke down to $7.4 million in the United States and Canada, and another $12.7 million internationally with United Kingdom box offices ringing up just under $2 million and French sales of about $1.4 million, said the movie studio.

      Columbia Pictures is a unit of The Sony Corp's Sony Pictures Entertainment media group.


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      Name: Michael Joseph Jackson
      Birthday: August 29, 1958
      Zodiac Sign: Virgo
      Hometown: Gary, Indiana, USA
      Parents: Katherine and Joseph Jackson
      Siblings: Rebbie (59y), Jackie (58y), Tito (56y), Jermaine (55y), La Toya (53y), Marlon (52y), Randy (48y), Janet (43y)
      Ex-Wives: Lisa Marie Presley (1994-1996), Debbie Rowe (1996-1999)
      Children: Prince Michael Joseph Jr. (12y), Paris Michael Katherine (11y), Prince Michael II a.k.a. Blanket (7y)
      Height: 5'10
      Shoe Size: 9 UK, 9.5 US.
      Hair Color: Black

      Idols: James Brown, Charlie Chaplin, Fred Astaire, Gene Kelley
      Favorite Singers: James Brown, Jackie Wilson, Smokey Robinson, Sammy Davis Jr., The Temptations, Diana Ross
      Favorite Movie: E.T., Oliver!, Star Wars, Close Encounters of the Third Kind
      Favorite Director: Steven Spielberg
      Favorite Song: Smile by Charlie Chaplin
      Favorite Food: Mexican food
      Favorite Colors: Red and Black
      Favorite Number: Seven
      Favorite Disneyland Ride: Pirates of the Caribbean
      Favorite Disney Characters: Peter Pan, Pinocchio, Mickey Mouse
      Favorite Animal: Chimpanzees
      Favorite Perfume: Opium
      Favorite Drink: Gatorade (during concerts), mineral water, orange juice, carrot juice
      Favorite Music Video of His: Thriller and Smooth Criminal
      Favorite Superhero: Morph from X-Men
      Favorite Fast Food: KFC
      Favorite Candy: Gum
      Favorite Accessory: Black Fedora
      Favorite Board Game: Monopoly
      Favorite Game: Water balloon fights
      Favorite Books: ‘Peter Pan’ by James Matthew Barrie, ‘Jonathan Livingstone Seagull’ by Richard Bach, ‘The Old Man And The Sea’ by Ernest Hemingway
      Favorite TV Shows: Flip Wilson Show, Brady Bunch, Road Runner Show, The Simpsons


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      1. At his peak, Jackson was reportedly worth around $700 million.
      2. He has 2 stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
      3. He received a Presidential Humanitarian Award from Ronald Reagan in 1984.
      4. His album Thriller remains the biggest-selling album since records began.
      5. He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a member of The Jackson 5 in 1997.
      6. His album Blood on the Dance Floor is the biggest selling re-mix album of all time.
      7. Thriller music video was voted the Greatest Music Video of all time in a recent Channel 4 (UK) poll.
      8. His song Will You Be There won the MTV Movie Award as the Best Movie Song in 1994 for the movie Free Willy.
      9. He has sold more than 300 million copies worldwide.
      10. An extensive 1997 survey declared that Michael was the Most Famous Person in the World.
      11. Michael shares the record for the most Grammy Awards won in one year with Carlos Santana and Norah Jones – they each won 8.
      12. His performance during the 1993 Super Bowl half-time show draws the largest TV audience in American History.
      13. He was nominated for a Saturn Award at the Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror Films, USA in the category of Best Supporting Actor for the movie ‘The Wiz’ in 1979.
      14. He was inducted as a Solo Artist into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2001.
      15. Michael’s This is It comeback tour’s initial sales saw 750,000 tickets selling at a rate of 11 tickets per second.
      16. Received the Diamond Award for selling more than 100 million albums at the World Music Awards in London on 15 November 2006.
      17. Winner of the British Phonographic Industry Award for International Solo Artist in 1984.
      18. Inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2002.
      19. Inducted into the UK Music Hall of Fame for his outstanding contribution to British music and integral part of British music culture. [11 November 2004]
      20. He is the only celebrity who made the world guinness record with his album called Thriller, the world's biggest selling album of all time


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      1. Michael’s 1997 Blood on the Dance Floor album is dedicated to Sir Elton John.
      2. The Scream music video Jackson made with sister Janet is the most expensive promo ever made costing more than $7M.
      3. Michael and Lionel Richie co-wrote the charity anthem We are the World.
      4. Michael joined Luciano Pavarotti and Paul McCartney on a CD tribute to Princess Diana.
      5. His album Dangerous is his second-highest selling album.
      6. Michael was featured in clay form in a Genesis music video ‘Land of Confusion’.
      7. His 1987 album "BAD" is third to "Thriller" as the biggest selling album of all time, with 20 million copies sold worldwide.
      8. 1st May 2001: His video for "Thriller" was voted at #1 by VH1 on their countdown of the Top 100 Greatest Videos Of All Time.
      9. His hit song "Bad" from 1987 was initially supposed to be a duet with fellow 80's superstar Prince. Prince said in an interview that he did not wish to sing the line "Your butt is mine".
      10. His album "HIStory: Past, Present and Future - Book I" has sold 16 million copies worldwide since its release in 1995, making it the biggest selling multiple-disc album of all time.
      11. The Essential Michael Jackson, another greatest hits package, debuted at a surprisingly high Number 2 on the UK charts and sold 200,000 copies within five months.
      12. His 2001 album "Invincible" was his first full album of new material for ten years, since 1991's "Dangerous".
      13. Michael Jackson: The Ultimate Collection, his third greatest hits package in less than ten years, sold 250,000 copies worldwide following its release in October 2004.
      14. His 2001 album "Invincible" sold 10 million copies worldwide.
      15. First artist to generate seven top ten hits (USA) on one album with "Thriller."
      16. Starting with Black or White (1991) (V), Jackson and his record company refer to his music videos, before or since, as "short films," never "videos".
      17. First solo artist to generate four top ten hits on the Billboard charts on one album with "Off the Wall."
      18. Only artist in history to generate five #1 hits (USA) from one album with "Bad."
      19. Michael wrote “Billie Jean” in five minutes. He also wrote the song in his car while he was traveling with his brother Marlon.
      20. The original name for "Thriller" single was "Starlight Love" and demos put it as "Starlight Sun". The hook was changed to "Thriller! in the night..." from "Starlight! Starlight sun..."


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      1. Michael Jackson wanted to become a singer because his mom used to sing to him as a child. He believed he got his talent from his mother Katherine and God.
      2. Michael’s favorite superhero is Morph from the X-Men.
      3. His close friends call him Smelly.
      4. Michael drinks Ricola candy dissolved in hot water before concerts.
      5. Michael wears his trademark black armband to remind fans of the suffering of children around the world.
      6. His favorite Beatles’ song is ‘Come Together’ which he had his own version in his History album.
      7. He was diagnosed a skin disease called Vitiligo sometime after Thriller days.
      8. His chimp’s name is Bubbles.
      9. He was diagnosed with Lupus in 1984.
      10. Michael moved into a mansion in Las Vegas in 2007.
      11. He picked up his iconic Moonwalk moves from the street dancers he spotted performing outside a hotel.
      12. He was (along with Tito Jackson) co-best man at Liza Minnelli's and David Gest's wedding.
      13. Was a Jehovah's Witness.
      14. His estate contains a child's mini coaster, Zipper, Bumper cars, Merry go round, octopus, Giant slide and rocking dragon.. There is also a full size basketball court, water wars section (for water gun fights) 2 Trains, (one steam train) and a zoo.
      15. Some of his favorite pastimes were water balloon fights and climbing trees. He wrote several songs sitting in his favorite tree at Neverland, which he called Giving Tree, because it was so inspiring.
      16. Married Lisa Marie Presley in La Vega, Dominican Republic, by Judge Hugo Francisco Alvarez Perez. Witnesses present were Thomas Keough and Eve Darling (Lisa Marie's ex-brother-in-law and his wife, ex-sister-in-law). [26 May 1994]
      17. Tatum O'Neal (I)' was Jackson's first girlfriend and allegedly his first real love.
      18. Once dated Brooke Shields.
      19. He was a Vegetarian.
      20. Michael considered “Childhood” his most honest song.
      21. Michael Jackson funded the Buluosiman Memorial Hospital to help start establish the "Michael Jackson Burn Foundation".


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      1. Michael owns the rights to the South Carolina State Anthem.
      2. Each Madame Tussauds museums across the world have 5 wax figures of Michael.
      3. He was challenged by MC Hammer to a dance-off.
      4. Singer Little Richard wanted Michael to play him in a biopic.
      5. An obsessed French Michael Jackson superfan committed suicide in 1984 because his mother refused to allow him to undergo surgery to look like Michael.
      6. Michael owns a patent for a stage shoe device that allows performers to lean forward and appear to defy gravity.
      7. Michael appeared on a postage stamp in July 1985 in The Virgin Islands after locals voted him the superstar they’d most like to honor.
      8. In 2006, Michael invested $1.5M in 2 villas and a plot of land in Bahrain, a man-made Amwaj Island.
      9. Michael’s hair caught on fire during the filming of a Pepsi commercial in 1984.
      10. He has given $300 million to charity, more than any other celebrity.
      11. Jackson was seen by a record 500,000 people during his seven day stand at Wembley Stadium in July 1988.
      12. In 2002 had planned to produce and star in the movie "The Nightmares of Edgar Allan Poe", about the last years of writer Edgar Allan Poe. He was to star as the famed 19th century author (who was Caucasian), and had written music for the film as well.
      13. Was asked to write and perform the songs for Batman (1989), but had to turn it down due to his concert commitments.
      14. Through his "Heal the World" Foundation, Jackson spearheaded airlifts of food and medical supplies to war-torn Sarajevo, instituted mentoring, immunization and drug-abuse education programs and paid for a Hungarian child's liver transplant.
      15. Performed at the ball for President Bill Clinton's first inauguration on 20 January 1993.
      16. Was found not guilty on ten counts of child molestation on 13 June 2005 due to lack of evidence.
      17. Presented with an "Artist of the decade" award by Elizabeth Taylor in 1989, proclaiming him "the true king of pop, rock and soul".
      18. Michael is the main character in the early 90's video game Michael Jackson's Moonwalker, which was released in both an arcade version and on Sega Genesis.
      19. His death is being treated as homicide by the Los Angeles County coroner, making it almost inevitable that the late singer's personal doctor will now face criminal charges in relation to his death. (August 2009)
      20. A Michael Jackson portrait by Andy Warhol fetched more than $1 million at an East Hampton, New York, gallery. (August 2009)
      21. Michael Created his own Perfume during the dangerous era created for men and women, women had the white box where as men had a black box. the perfumes Michael's had: Mystique de Michael Jackson (1992), Legende de Michael Jackson (1992), Magic Beat Unwind(1986), Magic Beat Heartbeat (1986), Magic Beat Wildfire (1986), Michael Jackson Mystery for men & women (1996/97).


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      1. Michael helped plan the funeral for Hollywood superstar Gregory Peck in June 2003. Peck had once publicly praised the singer as a model parent.
      2. Michael once described close friend Elizabeth Taylor as ‘a warm cuddly blanket that I love to snuggle up to and cover myself with’.
      3. Movie star Macauley Culkin is a Godfather to Michael’s 2 eldest children, Prince and Paris.
      4. Michael took English music mogul Guy Holmes as a new manager in 2006.
      5. Macauley Culkin helped Michael design the amusement park at his Neverland Valley Ranch home in California.
      6. Godmother of his son Prince Michael Jackson I is Elizabeth Taylor.
      7. He is Godfather of Nicole Richie.
      8. He is the godfather of Michael Gibb, son of Bee Gees frontman Barry Gibb.
      9. Michael was the closest to his sister Janet Jackson? When he was growing up, he was closest to his brother Marlon. When they got older, Michael was closest to Janet. They had things in common since they were both successful.
      10. Janet, his sister, do backing vocals for his P.Y.T song.



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      [highlight]Diana Ross Presents the J5[/highlight] (debut album, realeased under Motown label in December 1969)

      Zip-a-Dee-Doo-Dah
      Nobody
      I Want You Back
      Can You Remember
      Standing in the Shadows of Love
      You've Changed
      My Cherie Amour
      Who's Lovin' You
      Chained
      (I Know) I'm Losing You
      Stand!
      Born to Love You


      [highlight]ABC[/highlight] (May 8, 1970 on Motown Records)

      The Love You Save
      One More Chance
      ABC
      2-4-6-8
      (Come 'Round Here) I'm the One You Need
      Don't Know Why I Love You
      Never Had a Dream Come True
      True Love Can Be Beautifu
      La-La (Means I Love You)
      I'll Bet You
      I Found That Girl
      The Young Folks


      [highlight]Third Album[/highlight] (released 1970)

      I'll Be There
      Ready or Not Here I Come (Can't Hide from Love)
      Oh How Happy
      Bridge Over Troubled Water
      Can I See You in the Morning
      Goin' Back to Indiana
      How Funky Is Your Chicken
      Mama's Pearl
      Reach In
      The Love I Saw In You Was Just a Mirage
      Darling Dear


      [highlight]The Jackson 5 Christmas Album[/highlight] (released October 1970)

      Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas
      Santa Claus Is Coming to Town
      The Christmas Song
      Up on the Housetop
      Frosty the Snowman
      The Little Drummer Boy
      Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer
      Christmas Won't Be the Same This Year
      Give Love on Christmas Day
      Someday at Christmas
      I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus
      Little Christmas Tree [Bonus Track on 2003 reissue]


      [highlight]Maybe Tomorrow[/highlight] (released 1971)

      Maybe Tomorrow
      She's Good
      Never Can Say Goodbye
      The Wall
      Petals
      Sixteen Candles
      (We've Got) Blue Skies
      My Little Baby
      It's Great to Be Here
      Honey Chile
      I Will Find a Way


      [highlight]Goin' Back to Indiana[/highlight] (a live/soundtrack album by The Jackson 5 for Motown Records, September 16, 1971)

      I Want You Back
      Maybe Tomorrow
      The Day Basketball Was Saved
      Stand!
      I Want to Take You Higher
      Feelin' Alright
      Walk On/The Love You Save medley
      Goin' Back to Indiana


      [highlight]Lookin' Through the Windows[/highlight] (Motown Records, 1972)

      Ain't Nothing Like the Real Thing
      Lookin' Through the Windows
      Don't Let Your Baby Catch You
      To Know
      Doctor My Eyes
      Little Bitty Pretty One
      E-Ne-Me-Ne-Mi-Ni-Moe (The Choice is Yours to Pull)
      If I Have to Move a Mountain
      Don't Want to See Tomorrow
      Children of the Light
      I Can Only Give You Love


      [highlight]Skywriter [/highlight](released 1973)

      Skywriter
      Hallelujah Day
      The Boogie Man
      Touch
      Corner of the Sky
      I Can't Quit Your Love
      Uppermost
      World of Sunshine
      Ooh, I'd Love to Be With You
      You Made Me What I Am


      [highlight]The Jackson 5 in Japan[/highlight] (also known as In Japan!, was a live album released by the Jackson 5 in Japan, 1973. Then reissued in US by Motown in 2004)

      Introduction/We're Gonna Have a Good Time
      Lookin' Through the Windows
      Got to Be There
      I Want You Back/ABC/The Love You Save medley
      Daddy's Home
      Superstition
      Ben
      Papa Was a Rollin' Stone
      That's How Love Goes
      Never Can Say Goodbye
      Ain't That Peculiar
      I Wanna Be Where You Are


      [highlight]G.I.T.: Get It Together [/highlight](released 1973, Motown label)

      Get It Together
      Don't Say Goodbye Again
      Reflections
      Hum Along and Dance
      Mama I Gotta Brand New Thing (Don't Say No)
      It's Too Late to Change the Time
      You Need Love Like I Do (Don't You)
      Dancing Machine


      [highlight]Dancing Machine[/highlight] (released 1974, Motown label)

      I Am Love
      Whatever You Got, I Want
      She's a Rhythm Child
      Dancing Machine
      The Life of the Party
      What You Don't Know
      If I Don't Love You This Way
      It All Begins and Ends With Love
      The Mirrors of My Mind


      [highlight]Moving Violation[/highlight] (the ninth and final official studio album by J5 under Motown Records, 1975)

      Forever Came Today
      Moving Violation
      (You Were Made) Especially for Me
      Honey Love
      Body Language (Do the Love Dance)
      All I Do Is Think of You
      Breezy
      Call of the Wild
      Time Explosion


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      [highlight]The Jacksons[/highlight] (a 1976 album released by The Jacksons for CBS Records under the Philadelphia Int'l label)

      Enjoy Yourself
      Think Happy
      Good Times
      Keep on Dancing
      Blues Away
      Show You the Way to Go
      Living Together
      Strength of One Man
      Dreamer
      Style of Life

      [highlight]Goin Places[/highlight] (2nd album for CBS Records' Philadelphia Int'l subsidiary, released 1977)

      Music's Takin' Over
      Goin' Places
      Different Kind of Lady
      Even Though You're Gone
      Jump for Joy
      Heaven Knows I Love You, Girl
      Man of War
      Do What You Wanna
      Find Me a Girl

      [highlight]Destiny[/highlight] (a 1978 album released by The Jacksons on Epic Records)

      Blame It on the Boogie
      Push Me Away
      Things I Do for You
      Shake Your Body (Down to the Ground)
      Destiny
      Bless His Soul
      All Night Dancin'
      That's What You Get (For Being Polite)
      Blame It on the Boogie (John Luongo Disco Mix)*
      Shake Your Body (Down to the Ground) (John Luongo Disco Mix)*


      *30th Anniversary Edition Bonus Track

      [highlight]Triumph[/highlight] (1980 album by The Jacksons released on Epic Records)

      Can You Feel It
      Lovely One
      Your Ways
      Everybody
      This Place Hotel
      Time Waits for No One
      Walk Right Now
      Give It Up
      Wondering Who

      2009 Re-edition Bonus Track

      This Place Hotel (Single Version)
      Walk Right Now (John Luongo Disco Mix)
      Walk Right Now (John Luongo Instrumental Mix)


      [highlight]The Jacksons Live![/highlight] (a live album by The Jacksons, recorded and released during their popular Triumph tour in 1981. It also featured five songs from lead singer Michael's Off the Wall LP.)

      Opening/Can You Feel It
      Things I Do For You
      Off the Wall
      Ben
      This Place Hotel
      She's out of My Life
      Movie and Rap, Including Excerpts of: I Want You Back/Never Can Say Goodbye/Got to Be There
      I Want You Back/ABC/The Love You Save medley
      I'll Be There
      Rock with You
      Lovely One
      Working Day and Night
      Don't Stop 'Til You Get Enough
      Shake Your Body (Down to the Ground)

      [highlight]Victory[/highlight] (a Grammy-nominated 1984 album by The Jacksons on Epic Records. It was the only album to include all six Jackson brothers together as an official group)

      Torture
      Wait
      One More Chance
      Be Not Always
      State of Shock (with Mick Jagger)
      We Can Change the World
      The Hurt
      Body

      [highlight]2300 Jackson Street[/highlight] (the final studio album released by The Jacksons, and their final album for record label Epic, released on March 29, 1989. For most of this album, The Jacksons consisted of Jermaine, Jackie, Randy, and Tito Jackson. Michael Jackson and Marlon Jackson appear only on the title track)

      Art of Madness
      Nothin' (That Compares 2 U)
      Maria
      Private Affair
      2300 Jackson Street (featuring Marlon, Rebbie, Janet and Michael Jackson)
      Harley
      She
      Alright with Me
      Play It Up
      Midnight Rendezvous
      If You'd Only Believe


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      OFF THE WALL
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      Don't Stop 'Til You Get Enough
      Rock With You
      Workin' Day And Night
      Get On The Floor
      Off The Wall
      Girlfriend
      She's Out Of My Life
      I Can't Help It
      It's The Falling In Love (with Patti Austin)
      Burn This Disco Out

      Release Date: September 29th - 1979
      Producers: Quincy Jones and Michael Jackson
      Label: Epic



      THRILLER
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      Wanna Be Startin' Somethin'
      Baby Be Mine
      The Girl Is Mine (with Paul McCartney)
      Thriller
      Beat It
      Billie Jean
      Human Nature
      P.Y.T. (Pretty Young Thing)
      The Lady In My Life

      Release Date: December 1st - 1982
      Producers: Quincy Jones and Michael Jackson
      Label: Epic



      BAD
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      Bad
      The Way You Make Me Feel
      Speed Demon
      Liberian Girl
      Just Good Friends (with Stevie Wonder)
      Another Part Of Me
      Man In The Mirror
      I Just Can't Stop Loving You (with Siedah Garrett)
      Dirty Diana
      Smooth Criminal
      Leave Me Alone

      Release Date: September 12th – 1987
      Producers: Quincy Jones and Michael Jackson
      Label: Epic



      DANGEROUS
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      Jam
      Why You Wanna Trip On Me
      In The Closet
      She Drives Me Wild
      Remember The Time
      Can't Let Her Get Away
      Heal The World
      Black or White
      Who Is It
      Give In To Me
      Will You Be There
      Keep The Faith
      Gone Too Soon
      Dangerous

      Release Date:November 21 - 1991
      Producers : Michael Jackson, Teddy Riley, Bill Bottrell
      Label: Epic



      *HISTORY/**BODF
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      Scream (with Janet Jackson)
      They Don't Care About Us
      Stranger in Moscow
      This Time Around
      Earth Song
      D.S.
      Money
      Come Together
      You Are Not Alone
      Childhood (Theme From 'Free Willy 2')
      Tabloid Junkie
      2 Bad
      HIStory
      Little Susie
      Smile

      Release Date: June 16th - 1995
      Producers : Michael Jackson, James Harris, Janet Jackson, Terry Lewis, Dallas Austin, David Foster, Bill Bottrell, R. Kelly, Teddy Riley
      Label: Epic


      **
      Blood On The Dance Floor
      Morphine
      Superfly Sister
      Ghosts
      Is It Scary
      Scream Louder (Flyte Tyme Remix)*
      Money (Fire Island Radio Edit)*
      2 Bad (Refugee Camp Mix)*
      Stranger In Moscow (Tee's In-House Club Mix)*
      This Time Around (D.M. Radio Mix)*
      Earth Song (Hani's Club Experience)*
      You Are Not Alone (Classic Club Mix)*
      HIStory (Tony Moran's HIStory Lesson)*

      Release Date: May 14th - 1997
      Producers:Michael Jackson, Teddy Riley, Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis, Dallas Austin, Bill Bottrell, David Foster, Janet Jackson, R. Kelly
      Label: Epic



      INVINCIBLE
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      Unbreakable
      Heartbreaker
      Invincible
      Break Of Dawn
      Heaven Can Wait
      You Rock My World
      Butterflies
      Speechless
      2000 Watts
      You Are My Life
      Privacy
      Don't Walk Away
      Cry
      The Lost Children
      Whatever Happens
      Threatened

      Release Date: October 29th – 2001
      Producers: Michael Jackson, Rodney Jerkins, Teddy Riley, Kenneth "Babyface" Edmonds, R. Kelly, Dr. Freeze
      Label: Epic


      POLL:

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      Michael Jackson has 17 #1 US singles as a solo artist including 4 as a member of Jackson 5. He is currently the fourth artist with the most number of US #1 singles followed by The Beatles, Mariah Carey, and Elvis. This does not include "We Are The World"

      He has the most #1 hits by a male artist.


      By The End of the 1980's Michael Jackson had more #1 hits than any other artist for the decade. Michael Jackson is the first person in the 37 year history of the chart to enter at # 1, with his single "You Are Not Alone". Michael broke his previous redord held by his single "Earth Song" which debuted at #5.

      [highlight]MJ's #1 singles[/highlight]
        1972: "Ben" (1 week) 1979: "Don't Stop 'Til You Get Enough" (1 week) 1980: "Rock with You" (4 weeks) 1983: "Billie Jean" (7 weeks) 1983: "Beat It" (3 weeks) 1983: "Say Say Say" (6 weeks) 1987: "I Just Can't Stop Loving You" (with Siedah Garrett) (1 week) 1987: "Bad" (2 weeks) 1987: "The Way You Make Me Feel" (1 week) 1988: "Man in the Mirror" (2 weeks) 1988: "Dirty Diana" (1 week) 1991: "Black or White" (7 weeks) 1995: "You Are Not Alone" (1 week)


      Jackson 5, The Jacksons, MJ Discography compiled by: f7ollower
      Collages created by: AbbuMJ_jane
      Number Ones compiled by: rockstaridol
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      To Michael Jackson, the term music video is taboo; he believed that this art form where the interpretation of music is expressed through moving pictures is not just a video but a “short film”. Michael valued the importance of this medium as a means to not only introduce music to a vast audience but also to tell a story – a story that enlivens the lyrics, the beats and the rhythm of the music through a unified conveyer belt of events. He believed in the essence of structure – in order to tell a coherent story, a short film must have a beginning, middle and end. But perhaps the most notable contribution Michael has put forward in revolutionizing the world of music videos is the integration of dance routines within the film itself. The addition of this element to short films was indeed an advancement , fusing music, dance and cinematography all together to create art that redefines self-expression.



      DON’T STOP ‘TIL YOU GET ENOUGH

      The video for Don’t Stop Til You Get Enough premiered on October 1979. It featured a smiling Jackson floating over a background of abstract, geometric figures, and performing dance techniques while singing the song in a tuxedo. At one stage, Jackson is seen dancing in triplicate, which was considered innovative at the time.
      • Directed and Produced by: Nick Saxton


      ROCK WITH YOU

      (Video information coming soon)


      SHE’S OUT OF MY LIFE

      (Video information coming soon)


      BILLIE JEAN

      The short film for Jackson's "Billie Jean" is considered the video that brought MTV, a fairly new and unknown music channel, into mainstream attention. It was one of the first videos by a black artist to be played regularly by the channel, as it had felt that black music was "not rock enough." Walter Yetnikoff, the president of Jackson's record label, CBS, approached MTV to play the "Billie Jean" video. Yetnikoff became enraged when MTV refused to play the video, and threatened to go public with MTV's stance on black musicians. "I said to MTV, ‘I’m pulling everything we have off the air, all our product. I’m not going to give you any more videos. And I’m going to go public and tell them about the fact you don’t want to play music by a black guy.’"[9] MTV relented and played the "Billie Jean" video in heavy rotation.[9] Following the airing of the video, Thriller went on to sell an additional 10 million copies
      • Directed by: Steve Barron


      BEAT IT

      This West Side Story inspired music video was Jackson’s first treament of black youth and the streets. It included 80 genuine gang members and 18 professional dancers. The video also cost Jackson $150,000 to create after CBS refused to finance it. This short film was said to be the first video from a Black American Pop Artist to be aired on MTV.

      • Directed By: Bob Giraldi
      • Choreography: Michael Peters

      Awards:
      • American Music Awards – Favorite Pop Rock Video
      • American Music Awards – Favorite Soul Video
      • Black Gold Awards - Best Video Performance
      • Billboard Video Awards – Best Overall Video Clip
      • Billboard Video Awards – Best Performance by a Male Artist
      • Billboard Video Awards – Best Use of Video to Enhance a Song
      • Billboard Video Awards – Best Use of Video to Enhance an Artist’s Image
      • Billboard Video Awards – Best Choreography
      • Billboard Video Awards – Best Overall Video
      • Billboard Video Awards – Best Dance/ Disco


        This video is also inducted into the Music Video Producers’ Hall of Fame.


      SAY, SAY, SAY (FEAT. PAUL MCCARTNEY)

      The music video for "Say Say Say" featured cameo appearances by Linda McCartney, La Toya Jackson and Mr. T. It was filmed in Santa Ynez Valley, California, and McCartney had to fly out to Jackson; the latter's schedule was busy.

      • Directed by: Bob Giraldi


      THRILLER

      This 14-minute long short film was released on December 2, 1983. In 2006, the Guiness World Records listed it as the most successful music video which sold over 9 million units. It is often refered to as the greatest music video ever. This music video proved to have a profound effect on popular culture and was named a “watershed moment for the music industry” for it’s merging of filmaking and music.
      • Directed By: John Landis
      • Produced By: George Folsey Jr, Michael Jackson and John Landis.
      • Written By: John Landis and Michael Jackson
      • Starring: Michael Jackson and Ola Ray
      • Choreography: Michael Jackson and Michael Peters.
      • Art Director: Charles Hughes

      AWARDS:
      • Grammy Best Video – Long Form (1985) - winner
      • Grammy Best Video Album (1984) - winner
      • MTV’s 100 Greatest Music Videos Ever Made (1999) – winner
      • MTV Best Overall Performance in a Video (1984) – winner
      • MTV Best Choreography (1984) – winner
      • MTV Viewer’s Choice (1984) – winner


      WE ARE THE WORLD

      The music video showed the recording of "We Are the World", and drew criticism from some. They felt that Michael Jackson was "unable to leave his ego at the door" in the video because he wore sequinned socks, a single glove and sunglasses.[27] The singer claimed he had wanted to wear his signature socks so that the audience would be able to identify him; in the clip, the camera moves up his body, before resting on his face. The musician joked before filming, "People will know it's me as soon as they see the socks. Try taking footage of Bruce Springsteen's socks and see if anyone knows who they belong to."


      BAD - Part 1, Part 2


      This is another of Jackson’s music video which is inspired by the Broadway Musical West Side Story. The original music video is sixteen minutes long and it is based on the case of Edmund Perry. Here, Jackson potrays a boy named Daryl who just completed a sucessful term at an expensive private school. He then returns to the city into a derelict neighborhood. The full 16-minute long version appears on the DVD version of Video Greatest Hits – HIStory in 2001.

      • Directed By: Martin Scorcese
      • Written By: Richard Price
      • Starring: Michael Jackson, Wesley Snipes , Roberta Flack
      • Produced By: Michael Jackson, Quincy Jones, Barbare DeFina, Harry Ufland and Frank Dileo.
      • Cinematographyby: Michael Chapman


      THE WAY YOU MAKE ME FEEL

      This music video depicts Michael Jackson chasing a woman across the street. There are two versions of this music video. The edited version runs for 6 minutes while the original version runs for about 8. On March 27, 2006, the video was re-released as part of the Visionary – The Video Singles package. The original 8 minute version is included in the 2001 DVD Video Greatest Hits – HIStory. Michael’s sister, La Toya, also appeared on this music video.
      • Directed By: Joe Pytka.
      • Starring: Michael Jackson and Tatiana Thumbtzen


      MAN IN THE MIRROR

      The official music video for “Man In the Mirror” contains scenes depicting events that plague humanity such as poverty, famine and war. Influential people who have been known for their efforts in reaching out to people most affected by these problems were featured in the video namely; Mother Teresa, Princess Diana, Martin Luther King and John Lennon among others.


      DIRTY DIANA

      The accompanying video was shot in early 1988 in front of a live audience. The video starts with a low guitar note. Then it shows Michael performing in front of an audience. In between shots of him performing there are shots of a woman walking down a dark alley. Michael finishes his performance by ripping his shirt and ad-libbing dance moves. After the concert, he races down the stairs toward his limo. He opens the door, only to find Diana waiting for him and the video ends on the same note it started on.
      • Directed By: Joe Pytka
      • Starring: Michael Jackson and Sheryl Crow

      SMOOTH CRIMINAL

      This is the music video taken from Jackson’s film Moonwalker. The dance segment shown in this video, which was set in the 1930’s style lounge, pays tribute to the Fred Astaire comedy film the Band Wagon. The video was filmed in 1987, and was first aired in MTV on October 13, 1988. The video is said to have cost 8 million dollars.

      There are currently four versions of the video for Smooth Criminal.
        1. The Original Moonwalker Version – This is the version included in the Moonwalker film. The whole segment is about 40 minutes long and the song section is only about 10 minutes. This version has two lines on the second stanza added: “Everytime I try to find him he's leaving no clues left behind him. And they have no way of knowing of the suspect, or what to expect".

        2. Moonwalker Edit – This is the version included in History on Film Volume II. This is the edited version of the 10 minute song section from the original segment from Moonwalker. The only difference is that this version has a different opening music and has no dialogue, the middle section with the dancers chanting has been truncated, but it ends similarly to the original version.
        Moonwalker End Credits Version – This is the version that is on Michael Jackson’s official website as well has his youtube channel. This also appears in the end credits of the Moonwalker film. It is essentially a lot of clips from the Original Moonwalker Version of the "Smooth Criminal" video, that have either been sped up, or slowed down, with an added blur effect, and some alternate angles. The video is four minutes and seventeen seconds long. Throughout the video, the regular version of the song is played.

        3. TV Version – This is the version shown on most music video stations. It is the Moonwalker edit, edited to sync with the regular version of the song. It excludes the added lyric, the middle section along with various other moments. This video is also four minutes and seventeen seconds.
        Note: It is in this music video that Michael Jackson debuted his anti-gravity lean dance move. Singer Shakira pays homage to him by doing her own anti-gravity lean in her She Wolf music video.

        • Directed By: Colin Chilvers
        • Choreography by: Jeffrey Daniels and Vincent Paterson
        • Starring: Michael Jackson, Sean Lennon, Kellie Parker, Brandon Adams and Tina Landon.
          Awards:

          [*] MTV Awards Best Dance Video (1989) – nominee
          [*] MTV Awards Best Choreography (1989) – nominee
          [*] MTV Awards Best Cinematography in a Video (1989) – nominee
          [*] Brit Awards Best Music Video (1989)



          LEAVE ME ALONE

          In essence, the video is an amusement park consisting of stylistically crude images based around Jackson's successful career since 1982's Thriller. There is an emphasis on the tabloid view of Jackson's personal life and public image, referring to the nickname "Wacko Jacko" given to him by the press, and the various headlines associated with him in the 1980s. The video was also featured in Moonwalker.
          • Directed By: Jim Blashfield

          Awards:
          • Grammy Award for Best Short Form Music Video - 1990


          LIBERIAN GIRL

          The video for the song featured many of Jackson's celebrity friends who wait on the set to film the music video for "Liberian Girl", only to discover he was filming them all along.[3] As named in the closing titles, featured in the video are:
            * Paula Abdul * Rosanna Arquette * Dan Aykroyd * Mayim Bialik * Bubbles * Jackie Collins * David Copperfield * Emily Dreyfuss * Richard Dreyfuss * Corey Feldman * Lou Ferrigno * Boy George * Debbie Gibson * Danny Glover * Steve Guttenberg * Jasmine Guy * Whoopi Goldberg * Sherman Hemsley * Olivia Hussey * Amy Irving * Malcolm-Jamal Warner * Beverly Johnson * Quincy Jones * Don King * Virginia Madsen * Olivia Newton-John * Brigitte Nielsen * Lou Diamond Phillips * Ricky Schroder * Steven Spielberg * Suzanne Somers * John Travolta * Blair Underwood * Carl Weathers * Billy Dee Williams * "Weird Al" Yankovic
          • Directed By: Jim Yukich


          BLACK OR WHITE

          The music video for "Black or White" was first broadcast on MTV, BET, VH1, and Fox (giving them their highest Nielsen Ratings ever) on November 14, 1991.

          Music Video Controversy:

          On the last four minutes of the original version of the film, Jackson is seen performing his most physically complicated dance routine which includes the infamous crotch grab. He was also seen smashing windows and destroying a car. This behavior caused a huge controversy over the original Black or White video. Jackson later apologized explaining that his violent behavior was meant to portray the animal instinct of a black panther. With this, MTV and other music video channels removed the last four minutes of the film. The short, censored version continues to air periodically to this day. However, the original version of the video is available on HIStory – Video Greatest Hits DVD.
          • Directed By: John Landis
          • Starring: Macaulay Culkin, George Wendt, Tess Harper, Tyra Banks, Cree Summer and Brandi Jackson (Jackie Jackson’s daughter).


          REMEMBER THE TIME

          As with some of Michael Jackson’s past songs, the music video for "Remember the Time" was an elaborate production and became one of his longest videos at over 9 minutes. It appears as if Jackson re-incarnates into himself from his past life. He is singing to Iman to ask her if she "remembers the time" as she is a figment of his past life. Along with a distinct physically complicated dance routine that became the centerpiece of many other videos from the Dangerous album and is one of only a few videos where he is seen embraced in a kiss.
          • Directed By: John Singleton
          • Choreography By: Fatima Robinson
          • Starring: Michael Jackson, Eddie Murphy, Magic Johnson, Iman, The Pharcyde, Tom “Tiny” Lister Jr.


          IN THE CLOSET

          The short film for “In the Closet” features Jackson performing sensual and physically complicated dance techniques with supermodel Naomi Campbell. The song's female vocal was originally labeled "Mystery Girl" but was later revealed to be Princess Stéphanie of Monaco. Campbell mimes the lyrics for the music video.
          • Directed By: Herb Ritts
          • Starring: Michael Jackson and Naomi Campbell


          JAM

          The music video for "Jam" takes place within an abandoned indoor basketball court, where Jackson teaches basketball legend Michael Jordan how to dance, and in return, Jordan teaches Jackson how to play basketball.
          • Directed By: Michael Jackson and David Kellogg
          • Starring: Michael Jackson, Michael Jordan, Kriss Kross, Heavy D


          HEAL THE WORLD

          The music video features children living in countries suffering from unrest. It is also one of only a handful of Michael Jackson's videos not to feature Jackson himself, the others being "Cry", "HIStory" and "Man in the Mirror".
          • Directed By: Joe Pytka


          GIVE IN TO ME

          The music video for "Give In to Me" features Michael Jackson performing the song on stage with former Guns N' Roses members Slash, Gilby Clarke and Guns N' Roses touring keyboardist Teddy Andreadis at an indoor rock concert.
          • Directed By: Andy Moharan
          • Starring: Slash, Gilby Clarke, Teddy Andreadis


          WHO IS IT


          The video is set in a neo-chrome Blade Runner-like landscape, where surfaces reflect light and denote luxury in all its splendor. We see Michael Jackson as a suffering recluse who has come to the conclusion that his girlfriend is cheating. In the United States, the music video was never aired on MTV or VH-1. Instead, the video was replaced with montage footage of various music videos by Jackson, as well as live performances during the Bad tour and Motown 25.
          • Directed By: David Fincher


          WILL YOU BE THERE

          The video was a mix of footage from Free Willy and the Dangerous World Tour.
          • Directed By: Vincent Paterson


          GONE TOO SOON

          "Gone Too Soon" was promoted with a music video which showed footage of Jackson and Ryan White together, as well as scenes from the latter's funeral.
          • Directed By: Bill DiCicco


          SCREAM (FEAT. JANET JACKSON)

          The music video for this song premiered in the summer of 1995 in MTV, BET and the next day on ABC-TV’s Primetime Live during Diane Sawyer’s interview with Michael Jackson and Lisa Marie Presley. This music video turned out to be one of Michael Jackson’s critically acclaimed videos. The music video is shot entirely in black and white at the cost of $7 million. It features him and sister Janet Jackson singing an angry retaliation against the media for misrepresentation to the public. The video meant to portray the siblings leaving Earth on a spacecraft where they can have a little bit of fun and enough space to relax. This music video was an influence to the 1999 release of the “No Scrubs” music video by TLC.
          • Directed By: Mark Romanek
          • Choreography: Tina Landon
          • Produced By: Richard Berg, Jeff Hall and Martin Mervel

          Awards:
          • The music video gained an 11 MTV Video Music Awards Nominations – more than any other music video.
          • MTV Video Music Awards - Best Dance Video (winner)
          • MTV Video Music Awards – Best Choreography (winner)
          • MTV Video Music Awards - Best Art Direction (winner)
          • Billboard Music Award – Best Pop/Rock Video (winner)
          • Grammy – Best Music Video (winner)
          • Guiness World Records – Most Expensive Video ever made.
          • VH1 - 9th in the 100 greatest music videos ever made.


          CHILDHOOD

          "Childhood" is a biographical song, written, produced and sung solely by Michael Jackson. It became the main theme song for the Free Willy 2: The Adventure Home soundtrack. he video for "Childhood" is 4:27 minutes long and has little in common with the corresponding film. In the publication, Doug Pratt's DVD: Movies, Television, Music, Art, Adult, and More!, Pratt describes the video as "outstanding, a Chris Van Allsburg-style vision of children in flying airships, crusading through a forest at night"
          • Directed By: Nicholas Brandt


          YOU ARE NOT ALONE

          Released in August 1995, the video featured Michael Jackson and his then wife Lisa Marie Presley. The video was inspired by the 1922 painting called “Daybreak”, hence, the notable scenes of semi nudity between the couple. It is also the first high profile Jackson video wherein his hair is cut relatively short. A slightly extended version of the video, which appeared on HIStory on Film Volume II, showed Jackson as appearing as a guardian angel over his wife. In one scene, Jackson originally appeared in complete nudity, but just before the video aired, a decision was made to use special effects to remove or cover these aspects.

          According to director Wayne Isham, the very last scene of Michael and Lisa Marie was filmed without the couple's knowledge

          • Directed By: Wayne Isham
          • Starring: Michael Jackson and Lisa Marie Presley


          EARTH SONG

          The music video is centered around the destruction and rebirth of the Earth. The environmental theme showed images of deforestation. Cruelty to animals, pollution and war. The video closes with a request for donations to Jackson’s Heal The World Foundation.

          The video was shot in 4 geographic locations: The first is in the Amazon Rainforest where a large part was destroyed a week after the video’s completion. Natives of the region, and not actors, appeared on the video. The second scene was shot in a warzone in Croatia. The third location was in Tanzania, which featured the scenes of illegal poaching and hunting. The final location was in Warwick, New York where a safe forest fire was stimulated.
          • Directed By: Nicholas Brandt



          THEY DON’T CARE ABOUT US - Brazil Version, Prison Version


          This is the first Michael Jackson song where there are two music videos accompanying it. The first video was shot in a prison and contained video footage of multiple references to human rights abuses. However, this version was not officially released and was very rarely played on music channels.

          The other, more popular, version was shot in a shantytown of Rio De Janeiro and Salvador where the State Authorities tried to ban all production over fears the video would damage their image and their prospects of staging the 2004 Olympics. The residents, however, supported Jackson’s wish to highlight the problems of the region, aruging that the government was embarrassed by their own failings. A judge banned the filming, but was overruled by an injunction. In this video, Jackson collaborated with 200 members of the cultural group Olodum. Because of the video, the group was exposed to 140 countried around the world. It brought them worldwide fame and increased their credibility in Brazil. It was alleged that Jackson’s production team had negotiated with drug dealers in order to gain permission to film in one of the city’s shantytowns.
          • Directed By: Spike Lee


          STRANGER IN MOSCOW

          The song's music video is focused around six unrelated people living in a cityscape while the rest of the world moves around them in slow motion. The first half of the video introduces these figures. They are a man looking down at the city from his bedroom window, a woman sitting alone in a coffee shop, a homeless man lying on the damp street, a lone figure feeding pigeons, a boy ostracized from a game of baseball, and Jackson himself is the sixth figure, seen walking the city streets. Special effects are used to show birds and wasps flying, glass breaking and coffee spilling, all in slow motion.

          In the second half of the scenario, heavy rain descends on the city and the citizens try to flee, all again seen in slow motion. From the safety of shelter, the six "strangers" watch everyone's futile attempts to avoid the sudden change in weather. Eventually they decide to go outside, where they look up at the sky and allow the rain to soak them. The video concludes with a man speaking in Russian.

          • Directed By: Nicholas Brandt


          BLOOD ON THE DANCEFLOOR


          The music video for "Blood on the Dance Floor" premiered on Top of the Pops in the UK on March 28, 1997, several weeks ahead of its release as a single.

          • Directed By: Michael Jackson and Vincent Paterson


          GHOSTS - Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4

          The music video for "Ghosts" was a five minute clip taken from a film entitled Ghosts. Jackson unveiled the film at the Cannes Film Festival, as part of the album promotion. It was released theatrically in the US in October 1996, as for the UK, it debuted at the Odeon Leicester Square in May 1997. The UK event attracted fans, media and business organizations. It was released on cassette in most parts of the world.

          • Directed By: Stan Winston
          • Story Written by: Michael Jackson and Stephen King


          YOU ROCK MY WORLD


          The music video for "You Rock My World" was premiered in Europe, Asia, and South Africa on September 21, 2001. In wake of the September 11, 2001 attacks in the U.S., the premiere was delayed there until September 26. There are short-film and single-length versions of the video. Three of them were approved by Michael Jackson. There is also a longer version of the video featuring more dialogue between Tucker and Jackson, along with various other changes available on the web. It is unclear whether this third version is an official product or a homemade edit using outtakes.


          • Directed By: Paul Hunter
          • Story Written by: Michael Jackson and Paul Hunter
          • Starring: Michael Jackson, Chris Tucker, Kishaya Dudley, Michael Madsen, Marlon Brando



          CRY

          The music video Cry was filmed in the San Francisco Bay Area. The first day of filming was in Richmond, California in the East Bay. The rest of the filming was done in Pescadarom, 15 minutes south of Half Moon Bay. The reason Jackson didn't appear in the video is because it was released in the wake of 9/11. Jackson felt that if he appeared in the video this would hurt the video and wouldn't show the world united.

          • Directed By: Nicholas Brandt





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          Source: All Michael Jackson.com

          [highlight]RECORD BREAKING ACHIEVEMENTS[/highlight]

          Biggest Selling Album Of All Time - Guiness Book Of World Records
          Michael Jackson's "Thriller" Album is the biggest selling album of all time, with over 50 million copies sold worldwide. Thriller is also the biggest selling U.S album with sales of 25 million copies.

          Most No.1 Hits in 1980's
          By The End of the 1980's MIchael Jackson had more #1 hits than any other artist for the decade.

          Greatest Audience - Guiness Book Of World Records
          The highest-ever viewership was 133.4 million viewers watching the NBC transmission of Super Bowl XXVII on June 31, 1993. Michael was spotlighted during the half-time peformance.

          Bad Tour - Guiness Book Of World Records
          Michael Jackson's world tour brought in a record gross revenue of over $124 million during September 1987-December 1988.

          100 Million Records
          Michael has sold over 100 million singles and albums outside of the U.S.

          Billboard Charts
          Michael Jackson is the first person in the 37 year history of the chart to enter at # 1, with his single "You Are Not Alone". Michael broke his previous redord held by his single "Earth Song" which debuted at #5.

          Biggest Selling Video
          Michael Jackson's "The Making Of Thriller" is the biggest selling video to be released by an artist.

          Billboard "Hot 100" Singles Chart
          Most No1 Hits by Male Artist (13)

          No1 Debuts
          Michael Jacksons "Bad", "Dangerous", and "HIStory" albums all debuted in at No1.


          Awards
          Michael has won more awards than any other artist.

          No1 On Charts
          In 1983 Michael became the first artist to simultaneously hold the number one spots on Billboard's rock albums and rock singles charts, as well as the R&B albums and singles charts.

          Consecutive No1 Singles
          Jackson 5 were the first group to ever have four consecutive No1 singles.

          Most Successful Entertainer of All Time, Youngest Vocalist to Top the US Singles Chart, Highest Paid Entertainer of all Time, First Entertainer to Earn More Than 100 million Dollars in a Year, First Entertainer to Sell More Than 100 Million Albums outside the US, Most Weeks at the Top of the US Album Charts – Guiness Book of World Records



          [highlight]AWARDS RECEIVED[/highlight]

          :: 2008 :: BMI Urban Awards, BMI Icon Award – The Jacksons; Grammy Hall of Fame, for Thriller and Off the Wall; NRJ Awards, Lifetime Achievement Award; World Music Awards, World’s Best Pop/Rock Male Artist; U.S. National Recording Registry, Thriller (Inducted)

          :: 2006 :: MTV Japan Awards, Legend Award; Smash Hits Awards, Best Male Vocalist; World Music Awards, Diamond Award

          :: 2003 :: BMI Urban Awards, for Butterflies; Oneness Awards, Power of Oneness Awards – Contributions to Racial Harmony; Radio Music Awards, Humanitarian Award;

          :: 2002:: Songwriter’s Hall of Fame, Inducted; World Award; American Music Awards, Artist of the Century; Bambi Awards, Pop Artist of the Millenium; Celebrate the Magic Foundation, Magic Life Award –Humanitarian Endeavors; Guiness Book of World Records, The Making of Thriller – Best Selling Music Video; NAACP Image Awards, Outstanding Performance Variety Series/Special - Michael Jackson 30th Anniversary Special; NRJ Awards, Best International Male Singer

          :: 2001 :: Rock N Roll Hall of Hame, Inducted as a Solo Artist

          :: 2000 :: World Music Awards - Best Selling Pop Male Artist of the Millennium

          :: 1999 :: Ebony Magazine[/b], One of the 100 most important black people of the 20th century; Entertainment Weekly, Eighth Greatest Entertainer of the Past 50 years; The Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA), Michael's album "HIStory" (released in 1995) has been certified Platinum 7 times in the USA; Lifetime Achievement Award, Presented to Michael in South Africa by Namibian Premier Hage Geingob; Diamond Award, For U.S sales of 10 million for an individual album or single (Michael was the youngest male artist to qualify for the award); CD-First Internet Poll,Greatest Pop Artist of the 90's; Bollywood Awards, World Humanity Award; Internet Worldwide Top 100 Male Stars, # 1 Male Star; CNN Internet Poll, Best Music Video Of All Time – Thriller; 80 Classics of the 80's Poll - Dutch Music Channel (TMF), #1 Song - Thriller

          :: 1998 :: VH1 poll, # 1 greatest video of all time – Thriller; Puls Denmark Music TV Program Viewer (Vote), Best foreign male singer(1997) andBest Show of the Year (1997); Bravo Magazine Awards, Silver Otto Award; Mix (Danish) Magazine readers' (Vote), Best Event - Michael Jackson Concert at Parken Stadium, Best Foreign Male Singer, 2nd Best Dressed Singer, Best Singer 3rd Best Foreign Album - "Blood on the Dance Floor"; Billboard "Hot 100" Singles Chart, Most #1 Hits by Male Artist (13)

          :: 1997 :: Bob Fosse Award, Best Choreography in a Music Video - "Ghosts"; Bravo Magazine Awards, Silver Otto Award, Best Album - "HIStory", Best Show, 3rd Best Looking Singer; Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Jackson 5 inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall; Popcorn Magazine Awards, Favourite Male Vocalist; Brazilian TVZ Video Awards, Best International Video of the Year - "Blood On The Dance Floor"; Dutch Music Factory Awards, Best Male Singer, Best Live Act; Live! Magazine (readers' poll), Most Memorable Male Performer, Legend of Live Entertainment; Bob Fosse Award, Best Choreography – Ghosts; Brazilian TVZ Video Award, Best International Videoclip for 1997 (Michael received 4,571 votes out of 10,000 viewer votes)

          :: 1996 :: World Music Awards, Best Selling Artist ever, Best Selling Record of All Time (Thriller), Best Selling Male Artist of 1996, Best Selling American Artist, Best Selling R&B Artist; American Music Awards, Favorite Pop/Rock Male Artist of the Year; Blockbuster Entertainment Awards, Favorite Pop Male award (HIStory); Grammy Awards, Best Music Video (short form)- Scream; Irish Music Awards, Best International Male Artist Award – HIStory; Brit Awards, Artist of a Generation Award; Le Film Fantastique -French Film Awards, Best Video Award - Earth Song; Danish Grammy Awards, Best International Male Artist, Best International Album – HIStory; Genesis Awards, 1995 Doris Day Music Award (Award given to musical animal-sensitive work) - Earth Song video; Bravo Magazine, Golden Otto Award, Platinum Otto Award - Lifetime Achievement Award (Michael is the first artist to recieve this award), Best Album – HIStory, Best Male Singer, Nicest Singer, Best Show; Hong Kong Hit Radio, Best International Male Artist, Best Song of the Year - You Are Not Alone

          :: 1995 :: MTV Video Music Awards, (Michael received 11 nominations) Best Dance Video, Best Choreography and Best Art Direction for “Scream”; Popcorn Magazine, Artist of the Decade Award, Best Male Vocalist of the Year; BET Hall of Fame Award, Michael is the first recipient of the BET Hall of Fame Award; Billboard Music Awards, Special Hot 100 Award; Billboard Music Video Awards, Pop/Rock Video of the Year – Scream; Bravo Magazine , Golden Otto Award; Brazilian TVZ Video Awards, Best International Video of the Year – Scream; European MTV Music Awards, Best Male Artist of the Year, Best Male Singer - Scream; Poprocky Magazine, Favorite Male Vocalist of the Year; Smash Hits Poll, Best Male Artist Award

          ::1994 :: Children's Choice Awards, Caring For Kids Award; Crenshaw Community Youth And Arts Foundation , Humanitarian Award; MTV Movie Awards, Best Song in a Movie - Will You Be There; Smash Hits Awards, Best Male Vocalist; Pop Rock Magazine, Favorite Singer of The Year; Bravo Magazine, Gold Otto Award; Cable Ace Awards, Outstanding Musical Special - HBO special, and Dangerous concert from Bucharest

          :: 1993 :: Guinness Book Of World Records, Lifetime Achievement Award; Soul Train Awards 1993 Humanitarian Of The Year Award, Best R&B Single - Remember The Time, Best R&B Album – Dangerous; World Music Awards, World's Best Selling Pop Artist, Best Selling American Artist, World's Best Selling Artist Of The Era; NAACP Image Awards, 25th Silver Anniversary Entertainer Of The Year Award, Outstanding Music Video - Black or White; Echo Awards, Best International Artist of the Year; Grammy Awards, Living Legend Award; American Music Awards, Best Pop/Rock Album – Dangerous, Best Soul/R&B Single - Remember The Time, Special International Artist Award for record sales and humanitarian efforts around the world; Bravo Magazine, Gold Otto Award; BMI Award, Most Performed Songs of The Year - Black or White, Remember The Time

          :: 1992 :: Billboard Music Award, 1992 World Artist Award - #1 World single Black or White, #1 World album Dangerous, Commemoration of 10th anniversary of Thriller (Biggest selling album of all time); International Monitor Awards, Best Special Effects – Black or White;Music Video Producers’ Association Hall of Fame, Beat It and Billie Jean; Pro-Set Los Angeles Music Awards, Video of the Year - Black or White; National Association of Black Owned Broadcasters, Lifetime Achievement Award; Operation One To One Award; Bravo Magazine, Gold Otto Award; National Honor Of Merit Award, Point Of Light Ambassador(Given by: George Bush, President of U.S.A)

          :: 1991 :: Music Video Producers' Hall of Fame, Thriller Video; MTV Awards, Video Vanguard Award renamed to the "Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award"


          :: 1990 :: Music Connection, Man Of The Decade; Sony Entertainment, Top Selling Artist Of The Decade; Soul Train Awards, Artist Of The Decade; American Cinema Awards, Entertainer Of The Decade; BMI Inaugural, First Michael Jackson Award Of Achievement; Boy Scouts Of America, Good Scout Humanitarian; Capital Children Museum, Humanitarian Award; Grammy Awards, Best Video - Leave Me Alone; Vanity Fair, Most Popular Artist In The History Of Show Business; White House Recognition, Artist Of The Decade (Recognized by President George Bush)

          :: 1989 :: Entertainment Tonight, Most Important Entertainer Of The Decade; World Music Awards, Hall Of Fame, Lifetime Achievement In Video, Viewers Choice #1 Video - Dirty Diana; British TV Industry Awards, Artist Of The Decade; British Phonographic Industry Awards, Video Of The Year; Cannes Film Festival, Golden Lion Award, Special Effects – Leave Me Alone; British Academy Of Music Awards, Best International Male Artist; British Record Industry Awards, Best Video – Smooth Criminal; Critic's Choice Award, Best Video; Entertainment Tonight, Most Important Entertainer Of The Decade; Friday Night Videos, Greatest Artist Of The Decade Number One Artist; American Dance Award; American Music Awards, Special Award Of Achievement, Video Pioneer Award; Billboard Awards, Number One Black Artist, #1 Album-Pop/R&B – Bad; Bravo Magazine, Bronze Otto Award; BRE Awards, Triple Crown Award - King Of Pop, Rock and Soul, Video Of The Year; TV Show (U.K), Goodbye To The 80's Award; Vanity Fair, Artist Of The Decade; Video Software Dealer Association, Favorite Music Video – Moonwalker; Soul Train Awards, 1st Annual Sammy Davis Jr. Award Heritage Award, R&B Contemporary, Best R&B Music Video – Man in the Mirror; National Urban Coalition, Humanitarian Award; Gardner Street Elementary School, Most Famous Alumnus Renamed School Auditorium to Michael Jackson; MTV Awards, Video Vanguard Award, The Greatest Video In The History Of The World – Thriller; MTV Top 100 Videos of the Decade, Thriller (#1), Beat It (#13), Billie Jean (#27), Man in the Mirror (#40); People's Choice Awards, Favorite Music Video - Smooth Criminal; Rolling Stone Magazine, Video Of The Decade – Thriller; Cashbox, Video Pioneer; BET, Award For The Success Of the "Bad" Tour; Forbes, #1 Entertainer Of The Year

          :: 1988 :: New York Times Best Seller List, # 1 Best Seller - "Moonwalker", Autobiography by Michael Jackson; Soul Train Music Awards, R&B Album Of The Year – Bad, Best Male Single Of The Year, Best Video – The Way You Make Me Feel; United Negro College Fund (UNCF), Frederick D. Patterson Award, Honorary Doctor Of Humane Letters Degree from Fisk University; NAACP Image Awards, Leonard Carter Humanitarian Award, Best Male Artist - Bad Single, Best Album – Bad; Billboard Awards, Top Black Artist, Outstanding Artist Of The Year, Best Live Show Of 1988, Blues & Soul; Wembley Stadium, Record Breaking Seven Sell Out Shows; Ebony Magazine, American Black Achievement Award; Forbes, #1 Entertainer Of The Year; Bravo Magazine, Gold Otto Award; Cable Ace Awards, Outstanding Editing in a Musical Special - Motown on Showtime: Michael Jackson, the Legend Continues; Guild Hall Party, Presentation Of Sword To Commemorate the "Bad" Tour; MTV Vanguard Award, Outstanding Contribution To Music Video Production; American Music Awards, Favorite Single - Soul/R&B; Best selling music videocassettes of all time, #1 – Thriller, #2 – Moonwalker; MTV Video Vanguard Award ;

          :: 1987 :: Sweden , Best Vocal Artist of 1987 - "Aftanbladet" Readers' Poll; Bravo Magazine, Silver Otto Award

          :: 1986 :: Guinness Book of World Records, Largest Ever Endorsement For Product Promotion - $15 million for Pepsi; Grammy Awards, Record Of The Year, Song of the Year and Best Pop Performance by Duo or Group for “We Are The World”, Best Music Video Short Form – We Are the World; American Music Awards, Award Of Appreciation, Song Of The Year - We Are The World; People's Choice Awards,Favorite New Song - We Are The World

          :: 1985 :: Poll - World Almanac and Book of Facts 1985, Voted "Hero of Young America"; Grammy Awards, Best Home Video - The Making Of Thriller; American Video Awards Best Long-Form Video - The Making of Michael Jackson's Thriller, Best Home Video - The Making of Michael Jackson's Thriller

          :: 1984 :: Guinness Book Of Records, Best Selling Album Of All Time – Thriller; Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame; Grammy Awards,Michael receives a record breaking 12 nominations and a record breaking 8 Grammy awards - the most won by an artist in one year (Album Of The Year – Thriller, Record Of The Year - Beat It, Best Male Pop Performance, Producer Of The Year (with Quincy Jones) – Thriller, Best Male Rock Vocal Performance - Beat It, Best Male R&B Vocal Performance - Billie Jean, Best New R&B Song - Billie Jean, Best Recording For Children - E.T. The Extra Terrestrial Album (narration by Michael Jackson); Canadian Black Music Awards, Top Male Vocalist, Entertainer of the Year, Top International Album – Thriller, Top International Single - Billie Jean; American Music Awards, Special Award Of Merit, Favorite Album-Pop/Rock – Thriller, Favorite Album-Soul/R&B – Thriller, Favorite Male Vocalist - Soul/R&B, Favorite Male Vocalist - Pop/Rock, Favorite Single-Pop/Rock - Billie Jean, Favorite Video-Pop/Rock - Beat It. Favorite Video-Soul/R&B - Beat It; MTV Awards, Viewers Choice Award – Thriller, Best Overall Video – Thriller, Best Choreography – Thriller; People's Choice Awards, Best All Around Entertainer Of The Year, Favorite Video of the Year – Thriller; Hotel Royal Plaza, Presentation Casement - 37 Gold & Platinum Discs; Presidential Special Achievement Award (U.S), Presented at the White House by President Ronald Regan to Michael Jackson in recognition of his contribution to the nation's campaign against drunk driving - Michael's song "Beat It" was run in the ads; Presentation Casement Of Platinum Disc 1985, Presented in the U.K for the "Thriller" album; NARM, Gift Of Music Award, Best Selling Album – Thriller, Best selling Single - Billie Jean, Best Home Video - The Making Of Thriller; NAACP Image Awards, H. Claude Hodson Medal Of Freedom; Ebony Magazine Award; Billboard Awards, Top Album; Billboard's Top Ten Videos, #1 - Beat It, #2 – Thriller, #3 - Billie Jean, #4 - Say Say Say; American Video Awards, Best Soul Video - Beat It, Best Editing - Billie Jean, Best Light Design - Beat It, Best Choreography - Billie Jean, Best Directing – Thriller, Best Long Form Video, Best Home Video; Crystal Globe Awards, Exceeding Sales Past 5 Million; Black Gold Awards, Best Video Performance – Beat It

          :: 1983 :: Billboard Awards, Pop Album of the Year – Thriller, Pop Artist of the Year, Black Album – Thriller, Black Artist of the Year, Pop Album Artist, Pop Male Album Artist, Pop Male Singles Artist, Black Album Artist, Black Singles Artist, Pop Singles Artist, Dance/Disco Artist, Dance/Disco 12" LP - Billie Jean, Dance/Disco 12" LP - Beat It, Best Overall Video Clip - Beat It, Best Performance by a Male Artist - Beat It, Best Use of Video to Enhance the Artist's Image - Beat It, Best Use of Video to Enhance a Song - Beat It, Best Choreography - Beat It; Rolling Stone, Readers Poll - #1 Artist of the Year, Readers Poll - #1 Soul Artist, Readers Poll - #1 Video - Beat It, Readers Poll - #1 Producer (with Quincy Jones), Critics Poll - #1 Artist of the Year, Critics Poll - #1 Video - Beat It, Critics Poll - #1 Male Vocalist, Critics Poll - #1 Soul Artist; Black Gold Awards, Top Male Vocalist, Best Album – Thriller, Best Single of the Year - Billie Jean, Best Video Performance - Beat It; Billboard Video Awards, Best Performance by a Male Artist, Best Overall Video - Beat It, Best Performance by a Male Artist, Best Choreography - Beat It, Best Use Of Video To Enhance Artist's Song - Beat It, Best Use Of Video To Enhance Artist's Image - Beat It; Cashbox, Number One Male Artist, ,Top Black Male Artist, Top Pop Album, Top Black Album, Top Male - Singles Artist, Top Black Male - Singles Artist, Top Pop Single - Billie Jean, Top Black Single - Billie Jean; Album Of The Year - U.K, Japan, Australia, Holland; Artist Of The Year - U.K, Italy, Japan; International Artist Of The Year - Brazil; Record Of The Year – Greece; Best Male Vocalist – Japan; Most Important Foreign Album – Spain; Single Of The Year – Australia




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          When I see children, I see the face of God. That's why I love them so much.- Michael Jackson

          I will never stop helping and loving people the way Jesus said to - Michael Jackson



          In 1992, Michael Jackson set up the Heal The World Foundation which focuses on children's safety and health developments. It helps build up global awareness to the rights and needs of all children and also helps achieve a disease and violence free world that we live in.



          Visit the website for more information : http://www.healtheworld.us/members/htwf

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          THE MILLENNIUM-ISSUE OF THE GUINNESS BOOK OF RECORDS NAMES MICHAEL JACKSON AS THE POP STAR WHO SUPPORTS THE MOST CHARITY ORAGNIZATIONS.


          List of Charities MJ Has Personally Given to Excluding Charitable Contributions Made by Heal The World Foundation:




          AIDS Project L.A.
          American Cancer Society
          Angel Food
          Big Brothers of Greater Los Angeles
          BMI Foundation
          Brotherhood Crusade
          Brothman Burn Center
          Camp Ronald McDonald
          Childhelp U.S.A.
          Children's Institute International
          Cities & Schools Scholarship Fund presumed defunct Community Youth Sports & Arts Foundation
          Congressional Black Caucus
          Dakar Foundation presumed defunct Dreamstreet Kids
          Dreams Come True Charity
          Elizabeth Taylor Aids Foundation
          Juvenile Diabetes Foundation
          Love Match presumed defunct Make A Wish Foundation
          Minority Aids Project
          Motown Museum
          NAACP
          National Rainbow Coalition
          Rotary Club of Australia
          Society of Singers
          Starlight Foundation
          The Carter Center's Atlanta Project
          The Sickle Cell Research Foundation
          Transafrica
          United Negro College Fund
          United Negro College Fund Ladder's of Hope - no website
          Volunteers of America
          Watts Summer Festival
          Wish Granting
          YMCA - 28th Street/Crenshaw


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          [highlight]
          Michael Jackson's 'Smooth' leaning move:[/highlight]

          Fans of Michael Jackson's Smooth Criminal video will recall how, in the middle of performing the 1988 song, the pop star and his dancers leaned forward dramatically.

          Turns out Jackson didn't just invent the move — he eventually patented it.

          To do what became a signature move in live performances without the help of harnesses and wires, Jackson created a shoe "system" called "Method and Means for Creating Anti-Gravity Illusion."

          Granted in 1993 to Jackson and two partners by the U.S. Patent and Trade Office, patent No. 5255452 covers a "system for allowing a shoe wearer to lean forwardly beyond his center of gravity by virtue of wearing a specially designed pair of shoes."

          A heel slot in the shoes gets hitched to retractable pegs in a stage floor. Wearing the shoes, Jackson (or anyone) could seem to lean past his center of gravity without toppling. The effect would be most striking in live performances, during which harnesses and wires would be too cumbersome or impossible to disguise.


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          The move in action: Jackson shows off the anti-gravity lean.

          Background and Prior Art Interesting stage designs, lighting, fog generators, laser light shows, and large video screens have been used by music entertainers and dancers to enhance the appeal of their live and recorded performances.

          In the past Michael Jackson had incorporated dance steps in his recorded video performances, wherein he and other dancers would lean forward beyond their center of gravity, thereby creating an impressive visual effect. In the video this effect was accomplished by the use of cables connecting a harness around the dancer's waist with hooks on a stage, thereby allowing the dancer to lean forward at the required degree.

          However, since this requires stagehands to connect and then disconnect the cables, it has not been possible to use this system in live performances. Moreover, the cables obviously restricted arm and body movements.


          Description of the Invention

          The present invention overcomes the above noted deficiencies of the previously employed cable system by providing specialized footwear and a moveable hitch or post to which the specialized footwear can be detachably engaged to, allowing the footwear wearer to lean forward on the stage, with his or her center of gravity well beyond the front of the shoes, thereby creating the desired visual effect. The hitch or post protrude upwardly through the stage platform at a predetermined time.

          Despite his fame and fortune, Jackson claimed "small entity status" in his patent application, which as a small-business employer entitled him to pay one-half the regular fees.

          But imitators can dance in copies of the shoes without fear. The patent ended early, on Oct. 26, 2005, after failure to pay a final maintenance fee to the federal government.


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          [highlight]Michael Jackson is widely credited with having transformed the music video from a promotional tool into an art form. [/highlight]
          Videos for his songs "Billie Jean", "Beat It" and "Thriller" made him the first African American artist to amass a strong crossover following on MTV. With stage performances and music videos, Jackson popularized a number of physically complicated dance techniques, such as the robot and the moonwalk. His distinctive musical sound, vocal style and choreography inspired numerous pop, rock, R&B and hip hop artists breaking down cultural, racial, and generational barriers.


          [highlight]Jackson transformed the art of the music video and paved the way for modern pop music in his own country. [/highlight]
          Jackson's work, distinctive musical sound and vocal style have influenced scores of hip hop, rock, pop and R&B artists, including Beyonce, Mariah Carey, Usher, Chris Brown, Britney Spears, Madonna, Justin Timberlake, Ludacris, 50 Cent, The Game, Fall Out Boy, Green Day, Miley Cyrus, John Mayer, Lenny Kravitz, and R. Kelly. For much of his career, he had an "unparalleled" level of worldwide influence over the younger generation through his musical and humanitarian contributions. Michael Jackson, along with his musical style and videos have gone onto become pop culture phenomenons.

          --- Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Michael_Jackson ---


          [highlight] Michael Jackson also revolutionized group dance routines in music videos.[/highlight]

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          [highlight]THE ‘MORPHING’ EFFECT AS A TECHNOLOGICAL ADVANCEMENT IN FILM[/highlight]

          Also, in 1991, morphing appeared notably in the Michael Jackson music video Black Or White. Morphing is a special effect in motion pictures and animations that changes (or morphs) one image into another through a seamless transition. Most often it is used to depict one person turning into another through technological means or as part of a fantasy or surreal sequence. Traditionally such a depiction would be achieved through cross-fading techniques on film. Since the early 1990s, this has been replaced by computer software to create more realistic transitions.

          See the video:
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          Michael Jackson - Black or White Morphing - kewego

          Sources:
          http://www.kewego.com
          http://wikipedia.com/morphing

          * The GREATEST ENTERTAINER THAT EVER LIVED. There will NEVER be another King of Pop! *okay*



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          ”Michael's movement was this amazing amalgamation of all his influences, filtered through this beast of a dancer. His lines were so dynamic. He understood the strength of simple movement delivered with incredible precision and energy. An invert of the legs and an extension of the arm were so much more powerful than 15 pirouettes. His energy shot up from the earth. God danced through him.”- Wade Robson, choreographer


          While Michael Jackson is prominently known for his infectious hooks and beats that have captivated the world, almost all dancers and choreographers – both aspiring and established – see him as a dance icon and personal hero as well. Inspired by dance greats like Fred Astaire, MJ’s moves and style are characterized by a fusion of already existing ones; only, he redefined the way they were executed, allowing spectators to associate them completely with him. The aggression in every hip thrust, the urgency in every turn and the grace in every backslide – MJ showed that dancing is not only a demonstration of bodily motion; to him it was also an expression of one’s emotions dictated by the rhythm to which the dancer surrenders himself. His dance was almost always spontaneous. MJ believed that each bodily movement that comprises his routines should not be thought of consciously. Instead, the dancer should allow himself to be a slave to the music; he who glides with the strings, pops with the percussion and stomps with the guitar solos. When MJ dances, he becomes the music.

          As seen in his iconic short films and breath-taking live performances, MJ’s moves were a combination of all sorts of styles, from jazz, funk and even hip-hop. The wide array of moves he popularized ranged from simple fist punches down to more sensual ones exemplified by the infamous crotch-grab. But his most legendary dance move is the moonwalk, originally known as the back slide.


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          THE MOONWALK
          (Video courtesy of YouTube; uploaded by nic147las)

          The Moonwalk or the back slide is a break-dancing move which is demonstrated by the illusion of being pulled backwards while the dancer attempts to walk forward. It is believed to have been performed as far back as 1932 by Cab Calloway. Mime masters Decroux and Barrault used the move as a pantomime exercise in 1944. Tap dancer Bill Bailey has also performed this move in 1955. Marcel Marceau, a French mime artist, had used this move throughout his career as part of his mime routines, specifically, his famous “Walking Against the Wind” routine. Other artists who have done this move include James Brown, David Bowie and Jeffrey Daniel.

          Although the moonwalk has been performed several years before MJ became a world-renowned superstar, its popularity heightened after he included it in his performance of Billie Jean at the TV special “Motown 25: Yesterday, Today and Forever". Since then, the moonwalk has become his signature dance move which until today, many dancers and fans emulate.

          Source: Wikipedia.org


          [highlight]OTHER NOTABLE MJ MOVES:[/highlight]


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          The Circle Glide


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          The Spin


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          The Robot


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          The Crotch Grab


          [highlight]MEMORABLE CHOREOGRAPHY[/highlight]


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          Thriller Dance Routine


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          Smooth Criminal Dance Routine


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          The Panther Dance (Black or White Short Film)


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          Dangerous Dance Routine


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          2 Bad Dance Routine (as part of the short film ‘Ghosts’)


          " Consciousness expresses itself through creation. This world we live in is the dance of the creator. Dancers come and go in the twinkling of an eye but the dance lives on. On many an occasion, when I am dancing, I have felt touched by something sacred. In those moments, I felt my spirit soar and become one with everything that exists. I become the stars and the moon. I become the lover and the beloved. I become the victor and the vanquished. I become the master and the slave. I become the singer and the song. I become the knower and the known. I keep on dancing and then, it is the eternal dance of creation. The creator and the creation merge into one wholeness of joy. I keep on dancing— until there is only. . .the dance.” - Michael Jackson on dancing



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          The stage lights danced and flickered as the reel came to an end. The spectators shamelessly gasped and cried in awe as a humbling presence emerged before them. His stance and his glare was that of a warrior. He surveyed the scene – a sea of countless heads simultaneously jumping from all directions in an attempt to catch a glimpse of their hero. He dared not say a word; he carefully listened to the medley of voices that engulfed him. He felt his heart race as shrill screams and chants echoed in every corner of the arena. It was time. His eyes finally saw color as he slowly removed tne tinted glasses that concealed them. At the first beat of the ensemble, he exploded – an extraordinary force was unleashed, putting the sea of spectators in a trance. The King has arrived.


          "When I perform, I lose myself. I'm in total control of that stage. I don’t think about anything. I know what I want to do from the moment I step out there and I love every minute of it."
          - Michael Jackson on performing



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          September 12, 1987 - January 24, 1989.

          The Bad Tour was Michael Jackson's first solo tour. The tour began with 14 sell out concerts at the Korakuen Stadium, Yokohama, on September 12, 1987. The U.S.A leg of the Bad Tour began in Kansas city to 2 sell-out concerts in Kemper Arena, bringing in $700,000 and $200,000 more than any other artist at the venue. The European leg of the tour was kicked off with 2 concerts at Flaminio Stadium, Rome. While performing in London, England Michael breaks a world record (as shown in the Guinness Book Of World Records) with 504,000 people attending 7 sold out shows at Wembley Stadium, more than any other artist. The 123rd and final show took place in Los Angeles at the Sports Arena on January 24, 1989.

          Bad World Tour figures total 123 concerts to 4.4 million people. The 16 month tour grossed over $125 million, more than any other entertainer had on a single tour. During the tour Michael invited underprivileged children to watch him perform, and contributed to hospitals, orphanages, and other charities.

          Source: allmichaeljackson.com


          SET LIST

          First Leg:
            1. "Wanna Be Startin' Somethin'" 2. "Things I Do for You" 3. "Off the Wall" 4. "Human Nature" 5. "This Place Hotel" 6. "She's out of My Life" 7. Jackson 5 Medley
          * "I Want You Back"
          * "The Love You Save"
          * "I'll Be There"
          8. "Rock with You"
          9. "Lovely One"
          10. "Bad Groove" Interlude
          11. "Workin' Day and Night"
          12. "Beat It"
          13. "Billie Jean"
          14. "Shake Your Body (Down to the Ground)"
          15. "Thriller"
          16. "I Just Can't Stop Loving You" (Duet with backup vocalist Sheryl Crow)
          17. "Bad"



          Second Leg:
            1. "Wanna Be Startin' Somethin'" 2. "This Place Hotel" 3. "Another Part of Me" 4. "I Just Can't Stop Loving You" (Duet with backup vocalist Sheryl Crow) 5. "She's out of My Life" 6. Jackson 5 Medley
          "I Want You Back"
          "The Love You Save"
          "I'll Be There"
          7. "Rock with You"]
          8. "Human Nature"
          9. "Smooth Criminal"
          10. "Dirty Diana"
          11. "Thriller"
          12. "Bad Groove" Interlude
          13. "Workin' Day and Night"
          14. "Beat It"]
          15. "Billie Jean"
          16. "Bad"
          17. "The Way You Make Me Feel" (Encore)
          18. "Man in the Mirror" (Encore)



          VIDEOS (BAD TOUR – JAPAN):


          Part 1
          Part 2
          Part 3
          Part 4
          Part 5
          Part 6
          Part 7
          Part 8
          Part 9
          Part 10

          Acknowledgement: Links were borrowed from chloeerechillin’s YouTube channel



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          June 27, 1992 - November 11, 1993


          The Dangerous Tour began in the Olympic Stadium in Munich, Germany on June 27, 1992. Michael performed 18 numbers, 4 from the "Dangerous" album, to a sell out crowd of 72,000. The second leg of the tour began in August 1993 and ended with 5 sold out concerts in Mexico City with an audience of at least 500,000 people. The remainder of the tour was cancelled due to illness.


          During the Dangerous tour Michael performed for approximately 3.5 million people in 67 concerts. Michael donated the proceeds from his tour to charities, including the Heal The World Foundation.

          Source: allmichaeljackson.com

          SET LIST


          First Leg:
            1. Carmina Burana "Brace Yourself" Introduction 2. "Jam" 3. "Wanna Be Startin' Somethin'" 4. "Human Nature" 5. "Smooth Criminal" 6. "I Just Can't Stop Loving You" (Duet with backup vocalist Siedah Garrett) 7. "She's out of My Life" 8. Jackson 5 Medley
          "I Want You Back"
          "The Love You Save"
          "I'll Be There"
          10. "Thriller"
          11. "Billie Jean"
          12. Black or White "Panther" Video Interlude
          13. "Workin' Day and Night"
          14. "Beat It"
          15. "Someone Put Your Hand Out" Instrumental Interlude
          16. "Will You Be There"
          17. "The Way You Make Me Feel" (June 27 – July 15, December 12–19, 1992)
          18. "Bad" (June 27 – July 15, December 12–19, 1992)
          19. "Black or White"
          20. "We Are the World" Video Interlude
          21. "Heal the World"
          22. "Man in the Mirror"
          23. Rocket Man Finale



          Second Leg:

            1. Carmina Burana "Brace Yourself" Introduction 2. "Jam" 3. "Wanna Be Startin' Somethin'" 4. "Human Nature" 5. "Smooth Criminal" 6. "I Just Can't Stop Loving You" (Duet with backup vocalist Siedah Garrett) 7. "She's out of My Life" 8. Jackson 5 Medley: * "I Want You Back" * "The Love You Save" * "I'll Be There" 10. "Thriller" 11. "Billie Jean" 13. "Beat It" 14. "Someone Put Your Hand Out" Instrumental Interlude 15. "Will You Be There" 16. "Dangerous" (Last few concerts only) 17. "Black or White" 18. "We Are the World" Video Interlude 19. "Heal the World" 20. "Man in the Mirror" 21. Rocket Man Finale



          VIDEOS (DANGEROUS TOUR LIVE IN BUCHAREST)

          Part 1
          Part 2
          Part 3
          Part 4
          Part 5
          Part 6
          Part 7
          Part 8
          Part 9
          Part 10
          Part 11
          Part 12
          Part 13
          Part 14
          Part 15
          Part 16
          Part 17

          Acknowledgment: Links were borrowed from CodenameBlackouTV’s YouTube channel



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          September 7, 1996 - October 15, 1997.

          The first leg of the HIStory Tour began in Prague, Czech Republic at Letna Park on September 7, 1996, and ended in Honolulu, Hawaii at Aloha Stadium on January 4, 1997. The second leg of the tour began in Bremen, Germany at Weserstadion on May 31, 1997 and ended in Durban, South Africa at King's Park Rugby Stadium on October 15 1997.

          During the HIStory tour, Michael performed 82 concerts in 58 cities to over 4.5 million fans.The HIStory Tour visited 5 continents and 35 countries.


          Source: allmichaeljackson.com



          SET LIST
            1. Gates of Kiev 2. Medley:
          "Scream"
          "They Don't Care About Us"
          In the Closet" (Features elements of HIStory and She Drives Me Wild)
          3. "Wanna Be Startin' Somethin'"
          4. "Stranger in Moscow"
          5. "Smooth Criminal"
          6. "The Wind" Video Interlude
          7. "You Are Not Alone"
          8. "The Way You Make Me Feel" (Only on certain concerts from September 7, 1996 to June 15, 1997)
          9. Jackson 5 Medley:
          "I Want You Back"
          "The Love You Save"
          "I'll Be There"
          10. Off the Wall Medley:
          "Rock with You"
          "Off the Wall"
          "Don't Stop 'Til You Get Enough" (Only on certain concerts, last performed on June 10, 1997)
          11. "Remember the Time" Video Montage Interlude
          12. "Billie Jean"
          13. "Thriller"
          14. "Beat It"
          15. "Come Together" / "D.S." (Only on certain concerts from September 7, 1996 to November 11, 1996)
          16. "Blood on the Dance Floor" (May 31, 1997 to August 19, 1997)
          17. Black or White "Panther" Video Interlude
          18. "Dangerous" (Features elements of Smooth Criminal and Interlude:Lets Dance by Janet Jackson)
          19. "Black or White"
          20. "Earth Song" (Used as the closing song from beginning of 1997 concerts)
          21. "We Are the World" Video Interlude
          22. "Heal the World"
          23. "They Don't Care About Us (instrumental)
          24. "HIStory" (with a video interlude of HIStory Teaser Trailer)




          VIDEOS (HISTORY TOUR LIVE IN HELSINKI)

          Part 1
          Part 2
          Part 3
          Part 4
          Part 5
          Part 6
          Part 7
          Part 8
          Part 9
          Part 10
          Part 11
          Part 12
          Part 13
          Part 14



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          “This Is It” began as a 10-night concert to be held at the 02 Arena in London. Michael Jackson himself appeared at a press conference last March at the concert’s supposed venue, claiming that the show will be his “final curtain call”. Tickets sold out within minutes of the online pre-sale and due to the positive response of the fans, the concert’s organizer, AEG Live, extended the originally planned 10-night concert to 50 which were scheduled to begin on July 13, 2009 and end in March 2010. But the highly anticipated comeback concert of the King of Pop had not even made it to opening night due to the sudden, unexpected demise of the legendary icon on June 25, 2009, weeks before the 02 concerts were scheduled to begin.

          VIDEOS

          Michael Jackson London Press Conference
          This Is It Final Rehearsal




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          Billie Jean Motown 1983

          MJ Live at the Grammys (1988)

          MJ Live at the Superbowl (1993)
          Part 1
          Part 2

          MJ Live at the Soul Train Awards (1993) – Remember the Time

          Bill Clinton Inaguration Performance (Heal the World)

          Bill Clinton Inaguration Performance (Gone Too Soon)

          MJ Live at the MTV Video Music Awards (1995)
          VMA Part 1
          VMA Part 2

          Dangerous Live

          Dangerous Live in Korea 1999 (Different Version)

          MJ & Jackson 5 Live Motown 1969 (I Want You Back)

          MJ & Jackson 5 Motown Auditions

          MJ & Jackson 5 Live Motown 1969 (Who's Lovin' You)


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          [highlight] THE STYLE IS THE MAN HIMSELF.[/highlight]



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          • SOCKS & LOAFERS

            You can't have one without the other. Michael's white socks and black loafers are probably the most widely recognized trademark that people associate with him. The socks, sometimes sparkly, accentuate and bring attention to the amazing footwork that he does on stage. Despite being teased by his brothers about it in the beginning, Michael writes in Moonwalk, when he reached the height of his fame it became a popular and cool trend. This trademark is so popular that it even became the official logo of Michael's former company, MJJProductions.

          • THE GLOVE

            Michael says that one glove is cooler than two, and well, it definitely is. The sparkly white glove is one trademark that can only be associated with Michael Jackson. If you see someone with one white glove, you immediately know who they are imitating. Sometimes Michael wears a black glove, but on stage, during his famous "Billie Jean" performance, it always has to be glittering white. "It's so show business, that one glove. I love wearing it."

          • THE FEDORA

            Although Michael wasn't the first to make the fedora popular, Michael made it such a trend for younger generations, that many performers still follow it today. After the famous performance of "Billie Jean" that Michael did at a Motown anniversary special in 1983, the white glove, sparkly black jacket (another famous trademark), and the especially the fedora were all made into popular trends. Michael wears his fedora not only on stage but also as a part of his everyday wear. Michael's fans love to see him wearing his fedora.

          • THE ARMBAND

            Any big fan of Michael Jackson will know that he very obviously has a great liking for military styled clothing. Armbands can be seen throughout history on the arms of many soldiers, especially in Nazi German history, often seen with an embroidered swastika. Michael, who has always advocated peace, has taken the armband, rid it of any discriminatory meaning, and made it into his own symbol of love. Michael once said that as long as there are children suffering the world, he will continue to wear his armband. That wasn't a lie, as it isn't often that you will see Michael without one on his right arm. It is almost always customized exclusively to go with a certain outfit with different colors, patterns, sequins, or all of the above.

          • THE JACKETS

            Since even as early as the 70s, a lot of the stage costumes designed for Michael and his brothers had a military theme. The theme stuck for Michael and ever since then Michael's jackets have become famous for their soldier-like style. There are however, a few exceptions to the military influence. The red jackets he wore for his "Thriller" and "Beat It" videos became big fads for young people in the 80s. Then there is the famous black sequined jacket made popular by his on-stage performances of "Billie Jean." Whether they are sparkly, shiny, elaborate or plain, Michael's signature style always shines through.

          • THE BELTS

            Michael has always liked to decorate his always trim torso with elaborate belts. Usually custom made like the rest of his wardrobe, the belts are obviously meant to draw attention to his hips, which on stage, never stop moving. Sometimes just one and oftentimes a number of them at the same time, Michael's belts are one of kind.

          • THE CAST

            Michael seems to love integrating objects usually used to heal or protect from wounds into part of his costumes. Perhaps there is a hidden meaning behind them, as Michael has always said that we need to 'heal the world.' The arm cast, usually white but sometimes black, Michael sometimes wears on stage as a part of his tour costumes. The arm cast is something that he started in the 80s as with most of his other trademarks. The younger generation of performers today have somewhat followed suit. Many of them often wear gloves of a similar nature, proving that Michael really is a trendsetter.

          • THE FINGERTAPE

            The white bandages that Michael wears on his fingers are another trademark that Michael can exclusively take credit for. The finger tape is always seen worn on his index, ring, and pinky fingers and never on the middle finger or thumb. Probably seen for the fist time with the release of his "Bad" album, Michael has managed to make wearing bandages look cool.
            It is a theatrical thing to keep people's eyes on his hands and movements.

          • THE KNEEPADS

            Only Michael Jackson can take kneepads and make them a fashion accessory. Seen more often starting in the early 90s, Michael's custom made kneepads are always an eye-catcher. Michael likes to wear them both on stage as costumes and as a part of his attire during public appearances. The kneepads certainly do add a more militant look to any costume.

          • THE SUNGLASSES

            Sunglasses are a must for almost every major celebrity. Worn both indoor and out, sunglasses complete Michael's superstar look. Almost always an opaque black, Michael's sunglasses make him seem all the bit more mysterious.


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          Dapper Mike
          Fashions fade. Style is ETERNAL.


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          Various Jackets from MJ tours and Events

          (front row from left to right):
          1. Hollywood Walk of Fame Black Sequin Jacket,
          2. Red sequined jacket
          3. Sequined jacket from the Victory Tour

          (back row from left to right):
          1. Black Faux Leather Jacket worn to a 1998 press conference regarding plans for proposed theme park “Majestic Kingdom.”
          2. Military Jacket worn to the 26th Annual NAACP Image Awards.
          3. Black and Red Military Jacket.
          4. Red Sequin Jacket worn during the making of “What More Can I Give.”
          5. Black and Gold Jacket worn at a 1993 press conference with Nelson Mandela.
          6. Silver Sequin Jacket from the Victory Tour.


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          Cult label Balmain based their entire S/S 09 collection on MJ – and droves of celebrities followed, making their military jackets one of this season’s most coveted items.


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          DO IT LIKE MIKE.

          Celebrities rockin' MJ style(Fedora, Glove, Cropped Pants, Coloured Pants, Jackets, Loafers)


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          Your love is magical, that's how I feel
          But in your presence I am lost for words
          Words like, "I love you."


          ~ SPEECHLESS (Invincible, 2001)




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          I just want to say to fans in every corner of the earth, every nationality, every race, every language: I love you from the bottom of my heart. I would love your prayers and your goodwill, and please be patient and be with me and believe in me.
          ~ Michael Jackson to his fans





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          (excerpt)
          Ortega said he also asked Jackson how it felt to have his 50 London concerts sell out so quickly.

          "I said: 'Are you surprised? You don't have a record out. You haven't been on stage in over 10 years ...,'" Ortega said. "And (Jackson) said: 'I wasn't surprised. I know my fans.' He knew they were there. He believed that they were there. He knew they would come."

          read the whole article here: http://www.upi.com/Entertainment_News/Music/2009/10/24/Ortega-MJ-never-thought-he-lost-his-crown/UPI-78051256364900/



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          One of the paparazzo who followed mj around wrote this article:

          The girls would huddle outside the hotel gate that was closest to Jackson's bungalow, sitting very quitely so that security would not find them. And sometimes Michael would come out and say hello. One time he handed out five handwritten letters that said things like 'I can feel your energy through the walls. You inspire me so much. I love you all. Thank you for being there. Thank you for being my friend. Thank you for loving me. With all the love in my heart, Michael Jackson.' I was always impressed by that, how deeply he seemes to care for these girls. When he hugged one of them, he would put one hand on her neck, behind her head, that extra-comforting move like you would do to a person you know. The writing in those letters had a style that was personal, deep, flowery, ornate. It was not 'Thanks guys. Have a good night. I hope you like my music.'

          Two notes he reportedly wrote to fans at the Los Angeles hotel he was staying at last November: "I truly love all of you; I am recording tonight, for all of you, you are my true inspiration forever. I am living for you, and the children," he wrote in one. And "You make me sooo happy.... The sky is the limit. Higher consciousness always. I love you. Michael Jackson."

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          "When I’m travelling, people will sleep outside my hotel, I make sure they’ve blankets and food. I love connecting to my fans. I love them all." --MJ



          These are only a few of Michael's letters to the fans:

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          MJ giving some love to his fans:
          [highlight]WATCH[/highlight]
          [highlight]WATCH[/highlight]


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          You don't have to ask MJ, we love you MOST!!! :heart:


          Fans showed love and support during Michael's asperity:
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          [highlight]DIANA ROSS[/highlight]

          “When I was little I used to stay with Diana Ross, me and my brothers stayed with her for years and I never said, but I always had a crush on her.” - Michael Jackson on his crush on Diana Ross


          Diana Ross is a popular American singer and actress, best known as the lead singer of Motown group The Supremes. She first met Michael when he was ten-years-old as he was one of the lead vocalists for the Jackson 5. Years later, she and Michael starred in an all-black version of The Wizard of Oz entitled, The Wiz. Michael and Diana had a close bond throughout the years. While Michael has admitted having a crush on her, their relationship was nothing more than that of a mother and her child. Diana cared for Michael just as a mother would care for her son. She was an inspiration and a great influence to Michael both as an artist and as a person. Following Michael's death, his last will and testament which was drafted in 2002 states Diana Ross as next in line in the guardianship of Michael's children if and when something happens to Michael's mom, Katherine.



          [highlight]STEPHANIE MILLS[/highlight]

          Stephanie Mills is a Grammy Award-winning R&B artist and broadway star. She and Michael worked together with Diana Ross in the African-American adaptation of The Wizard of Oz entitled “The Wiz” where she played Dorothy. Stephanie and Michael’s relationship blossomed on the set of the movie. The former even admitted to being in love with him and was determined to be his girlfriend. In one of her interviews, she revealed that she used to do Michael’s laundry and cook for him. She has also described Michael as a “very good kisser”.



          [highlight]TATUM O'NEAL[/highlight]

          Tatum Beatrice O'Neal is an American actress whose career shot to fame in the 70's as a child star. She was 12 when she first met Michael (he was 17 then) at a club in L.A. Though their relationship was said to be on-and-off, Michael and Tatum did share a kiss in her home. Years later in the documentary "Living with Michael Jackson", Michael claimed that Tatum tried to seduce him which the latter denied.



          [highlight]BROOKE SHIELDS[/highlight]


          Brooke Shields is a well-known American model and actress who began her career at the age of 11 months when she modeled for Ivory soap. Since then, her modelling career flourished and then eventually, she got into show business as a child actress. She and Michael first met when she was 13 and they instantly became friends. Brooke describes Michael as a sweet and loving person with a great sense of humor. They had been seen out and about in numerous occasions together which sparked rumors about the true status of their relationship. Though Brooke insists that their relationship had been platonic, she recalls in an interview with Rolling Stone magazine that he proposed to her multiple times. She turned him down, yet reassuring him that even if she goes on and starts her own family, he will always have her. Brooke attended Michael's memorial back in July and gave a heartfelt eulogy commemorating her times with the late King of Pop.



          [highlight]LISA MARIE PRESLEY[/highlight]


          To Lisa Marie. Your being provides the star that brightens my galaxy and the force that strengthens me. Love, Michael.


          Lisa Marie Presley is best known as Rock n Roll icon Elvis Presley's one and only daughter with Priscilla Presley. Lisa Marie and Michael met for the first time backstage at one of the Jackson 5 concerts. Years later, they got reacquainted through a mutual friend in early 1993. They stayed in touch by talking on the phone everyday. Lisa Marie eventually became Michael's source of emotional support especially when the first child molestation accusation arose. As Lisa witnessed Michael's deteriorating health and drug dependency, she became convinced that she could save him, falling for him in the process. She then convinced him to settle the allegations out of court and go to rehab for recovery. Michael proposed to Lisa Marie over the phone and soon married in secrecy at the Dominican Republic on May 26, 1994. They denied their marriage for almost two months after the ceremony. Once the marriage has been confirmed by the press, speculations about it being a mere publicity stunt to prop up Michael's image came about. The marriage lasted for only twenty months as Lisa filed for divorce in January of 1996. Both remained friends and were even seen in public together several times. Two days after Michael's death, Lisa Marie posted a blog entry not only addressing the fact that Michael knew how he would die but also asserting that their marriage was not a sham, believing that Michael loved her as much as he could and that she, in turn, loved him very much. She did not attend the memorial for Michael at the Staples Center in July but was present at his funeral which she attended with her daughter Riley. According to sources, Lisa Marie looked very emotional during the whole service.



          [highlight]DEBBIE ROWE[/highlight]


          Debbie Rowe first met Michael in the mid-80’s as a medical assistant in a dermatology clinic where Michael was being treated for vitiligo. She is the mother of Michael’s first child, Michael Joseph Jackson Jr. a.k.a. Prince, and his second child, Paris Michael Katherine. Michael desperately wanted to have a child and when Lisa Marie refused to get pregnant for the reason of not wanting to face a custody battle with him if their marriage ended, he told her that if she didn't want to do it a friend of his - Debbie - would give him a child. Little did Lisa Marie know that Michael was serious about it and that put more strain in their already rocky marriage which eventually led to a divorce. Debbie and Michael have formed a strong friendship over the years as she helped treat his illness. Michael married Debbie on November 14, 1996 during the Australian leg of his HIStory tour. Originally, there were no plans to marry but Michael's mom, Katherine, intervened and convinced them to do so. The couple divorced in 1999 with Debbie giving Michael full custody of their kids.



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          The Heartbreakers


          Among the women whom Michael had a relationship with, three of them were the ones he had serious affections for. But like any love story, there is heartache and The King was no exception to it.


          Diana Ross...for reasons words cannot really explain (:lol:)
          Brooke Shields...for she refused to accept his marriage proposal.
          Lisa Marie Presley...for she broke her promise of giving him children and starting a family with him, the one thing Michael had always wanted.



          The Dream Girls


          And then there are those who up until this very day believe in the product of their imagination. Some put themselves on a pedestal, taking their roles in his life at a level they believe they’ve reached. Some even claim certain roles for themselves which helps create the perfect picture of their love story with The King – a fictional one which he knew nothing about. So it is but fitting to dub these women The Dream Girls.



          Grace Rwaramba...for she is just the nanny.
          Shana Mangatal...for she is just a random fan and secretary.
          Joanna Thomae...for she is just another random fan.
          Karen Faye Kissinger...for she was just the make-up artist.
          Tatiana Thumbtzen...for she was just the leading lady in the short film The Way You Make me Feel.



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          June 25, 2009 was a day many hoped never came. At 2:26pm of the said day , the Greatest Entertainer that Ever Lived, The King of Pop, Michael Jackson was pronounced dead at the Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center due to a cardiac arrest. Less than two weeks after Michael’s death, a public memorial which included musical performances and eulogies from Michael’s friends was held at the Staples Center on July 7. The event was broadcasted all over the globe. More than two months after Michael’s death, he was finally interred at the Mausoleum in Forest Lawn Cemetery last September 3, 2009. Prior to the interment, a private service was attended by Michael’s family and closest friends.



          [highlight] || Testimonials ||[/highlight]


          "When you are behind bars with no hope of release, you need to find strength wherever you can. Personally, I found strength in Michael Jackson."
          ~ Nelson Mandela


          My heart ... my mind ... are broken. I loved Michael with all my soul and I can't imagine life without him. We had so much in common and we had such loving fun together. I was packing up my clothes to go to London for his opening when I heard the news. I still can't believe it. I don't want to believe it. It can't be so.
          ~ Elizabeth Taylor


          "I do know that as much as we may feel and we do, that we need Michael here with us, God must have needed him far more."
          ~ Stevie Wonder



          "To the outside world Michael was a genius with unchallenged ability. To the people who were lucky enough to know him personally he was caring and funny, honest, pure, non-jaded, and he was a lover of life. […]Michael saw everything with his heart."
          ~ Brooke Shields


          "I am so sad very sad and confused with every emotion possible. I am heartbroken for his children who I know were everything to him and for his family. This is such a massive loss on so many levels, words fail me."
          ~ Lisa Marie Presley


          Michael beat it, Michael rose to the top. He out-sang his cynics, he out-danced his doubters, he out-performed the pessimists. Every time he got knocked down he got back up, every time you counted him out he came back in. Michael never stopped! Michael never stopped! Michael never stopped!
          ~ Reverend Al Sharpton


          My prayers go out to the Jackson family, and my heart goes out to his children. Let us remember him for his unparalleled contribution to the world of music, his generosity of spirit in his quest to heal the world, and the joy he brought to his millions of devoted fans throughout the world.
          ~ Mariah Carey


          "When we worked together on 'Bad,' I was in awe of his absolute mastery of movement on the one hand, and of the music on the other. Every step he took was absolutely precise and fluid at the same time. It was like watching quicksilver in motion."
          ~ Director Martin Scorcese


          "Just as there will never be another Fred Astaire or Chuck Berry or Elvis Presley, there will never be anyone comparable to Michael Jackson. His talent, his wonderment and his mystery make him legend."
          ~ Steven Spielberg.


          "We have lost an icon in our industry. He will live on in my memory and most definitely through the music he shared with so many."
          ~ Dionne Warwick


          I can't stop crying, this is too sudden and shocking. I am unable to imagine this. My heart is hurting. I am in prayer for his kids and the family.
          ~ Diana Ross


          "I can't stop crying over the sad news. I have always admired Michael Jackson. The world has lost one of the greats, but his music will live on forever! My heart goes out to his three children and other members of his family. God bless."
          ~ Madonna


          "I think we'll mourn his loss as well as the loss of ourselves as children listening to Thriller on the record player. I truly hope he is memorialized as the '83 moonwalking, MTV owning, mesmerizing, unstoppable, invincible Michael Jackson."
          ~ John Mayer


          I am truly saddened that my mentor, brother and friend will no longer be with us physically. At the same time I feel so blessed to have been touched by his music, his dance, his lyrics and his pure genius. It is because of Michael's yesterday that I am who I am today! My condolences to his family and friends around the world. Michael Jackson rest in peace and may your music and legacy forever reign on Earth!
          ~ R. Kelly


          "I can't find the words right now to express how deeply saddened I am by Michael's passing. We have lost a genius and a true ambassador of not only Pop music, but of all music. He has been an inspiration to multiple generations and I will always cherish the moments I shared with him on stage and all of the things I learned about music from him and the time we spent together. My heart goes out to his family and loved ones."
          ~ Justin Timberlake




          [highlight] || Michael Jackson Memorial Videos|| [/highlight]


          :note: Performances :note:

          Mariah Carey and Trey Lorenz singing “I’ll Be There”
          Lionel Richie singing “Jesus Is Love”
          Stevie Wonder singing “Never Dreamed You’d Leave in Summer”
          Jennifer Hudson singing “Will You Be There”
          John Mayer performing Human Nature”
          Jermaine Jackson singing “Smile”
          Usher singing “Gone Too Soon”
          Shaheen Jafargholi singing “Who’s Loving You”
          Ensemble singing “We Are the World” and “Heal the World”

          Eulogies

          Smokey Robinson reads messages from Diana Ross and Nelson Mandela
          Queen Latifah
          Berry Gordy
          Kobe Bryant and Magic Johnson
          Reverend Al Sharpton
          Brooke Shields
          Martin Luther King III and Bernice King
          Smokey Robinson
          Jackson Brothers’ closing remarks
          Paris Jackson’s tearful speech


          || The Funeral ||

          Jackson Family Arrival

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          [highlight]|| TRIBUTES ||[/highlight]

          Websites:

          Eternal Moonwalk - MJ fans all over the globe do the moonwalk (or what seems to be like it) in memory of the King of Pop.
          Billie Tweets - The lyrics to Billie Jean as told via Twitter.
          Michael Jackson Tribute Portrait - Celebrity Artist David Ilan is creating an MJ portrait using only dots. One dot represents one fan. Get your dot now!
          Thrill the World - The world's largest simultaneous dance of Thriller.
          World CRY 2010 – Various nations all over the world will hold a simultaneous candlelight vigil on June 25, 2010 in honor of the world’s greatest humanitarian, Michael Jackson.
          Major Love Prayer – Michael Jackson fans come together during the 25th day of each month for a global prayer.

          Videos:

          Flashmob - MJ Dance Tribute (Stockholm)
          MJ Dance Tribute - Cebu Inmates (Philippines)
          Michael Jackson Medley - Vocals by Sam Tsui, Arrangement by Kurt Hugo Schneider
          Siedah Garrett and The Agape International Choir - Man in the Mirror
          BET Awards - Jamie Foxx and Neyo singing I'll Be There
          MTV's VMA Promo - 'Gloves'
          MTV VMA MJ Dance Tribute + Janet Jackson performing 'Scream'
          R. Kelly’s Ladies Make Some Noise Tour –MJ Tribute


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          “Yeah, I love it. It's a lot of work. I thought I was prepared 'cause I read everything about child rearing, but it's so much more exciting than I ever imagined it to be. The only regret I have is that I wish I had done it earlier.”– Michael Jackson on fatherhood



          On February 13, 1997, Michael Jackson's then wife Debbie Rowe gave birth to a bouncing baby boy whom Michael named Prince Michael Joseph Jackson Jr., commonly known as Prince. The following year, the couple's second child together, Paris Michael Katherine, was born on April 3, 1998. Years succeeding Michael and Debbie's divorce, an anonymous surrogate mother gave birth to Michael's third child, Prince Michael Jackson II also known as Blanket, on February 21, 2002. Following Michael's death, his three children were named beneficiaries of his multi-million dollar estate. They are currently residing with their grandmother Katherine in the family's Encino home.


          Videos of MJ with his children

          Home Video - Michael and Prince playing chess
          Home Video - Michael, Prince and Paris: Paris' Birthday
          ET Feature - Michael and Prince in Disneyland
          Home Video - Michael, Prince and others: Christmas 1998



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          [highlight]Bow down to his royal hotness...[/highlight]


          GOLDPANTS

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          EYES


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          HANDS/POUT/LIP BITING


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          SMILE


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          CONCERT COLLAGE:


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          Tired of you telling the story your way
          It's causing confusion
          You think it's okay?

          You keep changing the rules
          While I keep playing the game
          I can't take it much longer
          I think I might go insane

          With such confusion don't it make you wanna scream?
          Your bash abusin' victimize within the scheme
          You find your pleasure scandalizing every lie
          Oh, father please have mercy, cause I just can't take it!

          Stop pressuring me!

          - SCREAM -





          [HIGHLIGHT]TABLOIDS:[/HIGHLIGHT]


          1. WACKO JACKO.
          2. Unmasked by Ian Halperin
          3. Self-proclaimed King of Pop.
          4. In 1986 a photograph surfaced of Jackson sleeping in a hyperbaric chamber, the tabloids theorized that in order to live to be 150 years old he slept in it each night.
          5. It's rumored the song Dirty Diana is about Princess Diana - a big Michael Jackson fan before her death.
          6. He wanted to buy the bones of the Elephant Man for $1 million.
          7. He bleached his skin beginning from the late 80's because he wanted to be white and was ashamed of his own race.
          8. It's often reported the reason MJ wore a face mask in public is because, due to the amount of plastic surgery he'd had, his nose had completely collapsed.
          9. That the molestation charges filed by 13 year-old Jordan Chandler against him in 1993 is true.
          10. He only married Lisa Marie Presley to cover up the allegations and also because he was an obsessed fan of her late father Elvis Presley.
          11. He had sleepovers with children and sleeps in the same room and bed with them according to the Living With Michael Jackson documentary by Martin Bashir.


          [HIGHLIGHT]TRUTH:[/HIGHLIGHT]


          1. MICHAEL JACKSON. That's his only name.
          2. Conspiracy by Aphrodite Jones
          3. One of his closest friend Elizabeth Taylor coined the term for him.
          4. In reality the chamber had been purchased by Jackson for a local hospital and Mr. Jackson used it to treat burns sustained in the production of a Pepsi Cola Commercial. Sad thing is, those who were trained for Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy have never come forward to publicly dispel this rumor.
          5. In reality the song is about a groupie, although mystery surrounds who that is exactly (the girl in the video walking down a dark alley is Sheryl Crow). In 1998 when he played Wembley Stadium, MJ left Dirty Diana out of his set because he thought it would be an insult to the princess.
          6. Asked about the story that he wanted to buy the Elephant Man's bones for $1million by Oprah Winfrey, he responded that it was just a story, saying: "Why would I want some bones?"
          7. The reality was that he'd been diagnosed with several skin conditions (vitiligo and lupus), which made him sensitive to daylight and involved treatments that lightened his natural colour. The first can change the pigmentation from dark to light, while the second often results in red patches across the face. Wearing light coloured creams to treat both, Jackson was unlikely to have any choice but to appear extremely pale – and he even met his second wife, a dermatology nurse, because of the problems. He was proud of his black roots.
          8. After breaking his nose during a dance routine in 1979 he had corrective surgery which left him with breathing difficulties. Several rhinoplasty operations followed, considerably weakening his nose but although urban myths continued to circulate all evidence pointed to the contrary. In 1998 he sued the Daily Mirror who'd claimed plastic surgery had caused disfigurement.
          9. Jordan’s mother, who allowed her son to stay at the Neverland Ranch, always said Michael Jackson was innocent. The accusation, led by the boy’s father based on evidence his son had given under the influence of a sedative, was settled out of court after the star’s record company Sony insisted it was better not to fight the case.
          10. Lisa Marie said that their marriage was “a married couple’s life... that was sexually active”. The pair split after two years.
          11. The star later claimed that Bashir had set him up, arguing that he had told him he slept on the floor but that it had been edited out of the final cut.


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          [HIGHLIGHT]DEATH INVESTIGATION[/HIGHLIGHT]

          Timeline:

          June 22: Two days prior to his death, Murray attempted to wean Jackson from propofol by giving him a lower, 25 milligram dosage, along with anti-anxiety drug Ativan (lorazepam) and the sedative Versed (midazolam), which successfully got Jackson to go to sleep.

          June 23 Leaving the propofol out, Murray gave Jackson Ativan and Versed, which helped Jackson get to sleep.

          June 25, approx. 1:30 a.m.: Again leaving out the propofol, Murray gave Jackson a 10-milligram tablet of Valium.

          2 a.m. Unable to sleep, Jackson was injected with 2 milligrams of Ativan through an IV by Murray.

          3 a.m. With Jackson still awake, Murray gave the singer 2 milligrams of Versed through an IV.

          5 a.m. Jackson was still not asleep, at which point Murray gave him another 2 milligrams of Ativan through an IV.

          7:30 a.m. Murray administered the still restless Jackson another 2 milligrams of Versed in his IV. During this entire sequence, Murray reportedly told investigators, he was at Jackson's bedside monitoring him with a pulse oximeter connected to the singer's finger to measure his pulse and oxygen statistics.

          10:40 a.m. After repeated requests and demands from Jackson, Murray finally gave him 25 milligrams of propofol, diluted with the local anesthetic lidocaine through the IV drip to keep Jackson sedated. The lidocaine, which Jackson referred to as "anti-burn," is used to counter-act the typical burning sensation at the site of the propofol injection. Jackson finally went to sleep, and Murray told police he continued to monitor the pop star.

          10:50 a.m. Murray got up to go to the bathroom.

          10:52 a.m. Murray returned and noticed that Jackson was not breathing. The doctor began CPR and injected .2 milligrams of Anexate, a drug used to counteract the effects of sedative drugs. Murray called Jackson's personal assistant, Michael Amir Williams, on his cell phone for help and asked him to send security upstairs for an emergency. When no one came to assist, Murray went downstairs to the kitchen and asked the chef to send up Jackson's eldest son, Prince Michael, then returned to continue CPR.

          11:18 a.m. Murray made the first of three calls spanning 47 minutes on his personal cell phone, which last until 12:05 p.m.; he did not mention these calls to interviewing detectives, who uncovered them through a search of his phone records.

          Approximately 12:22 p.m. Security guard Alberto Alvarez called 911 on his cell phone. The affidavit suggests that nearly 82 minutes passed between the time Murray found Jackson not breathing and the time an ambulance was called.

          12:22 p.m. Los Angeles Fire Department rescue ambulance responded to an emergency call at Jackson's rented Holmby Hills, California, estate. Jackson was transported to UCLA Medical Center, along with Murray.

          2:46 p.m. Jackson was pronounced dead, and Murray refused to sign the death certificate.

          Unknown time later that day: Coroner's investigators returned to the mansion to investigate and find numerous bottles of antidepressant, anti-anxiety, pain and insomnia medications prescribed by Murray to Jackson, including: diazepam (Valium), prostate medication tamsulosin (Flomax), lorazepam (Ativan) and tempazepam (Restoril). They also found other prescriptions from two other doctors (longtime dermatologist Dr. Arnold Klein and general practitioner Dr. Allan Metzger), which included anti-anxiety drug clonazepam (Klonopin), antidepressant trazodone (Desyrel) and muscle relaxer tizanidine (Zanaflex).


          Coroner rules Jackson's death homicide
          http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20090824/ap_en_ot/us_michael_jackson_investigation


          OFFICIAL AUTOPSY RESULTS

          Contrary to tabloids portraying Michael Jackson as having been frail and sickly before he died, the [HIGHLIGHT]OFFICIAL[/HIGHLIGHT] autopsy results obtained by the Associated Press say otherwise.

          Originally Posted by Associated Press

          > The Los Angeles County coroner's report shows Jackson was a fairly healthy 50-year-old before he died.

          > His 136 pounds were in the acceptable range for a 5-foot-9 man. His heart was strong with no sign of plaque buildup. And his kidneys and most other major organs were normal.

          > Jackson had health issues: arthritis in the lower spine and some fingers, and mild plaque buildup in his leg arteries. Most serious was his lungs, which the autopsy report said were chronically inflamed and had reduced capacity that might have left him short of breath. However, the lung condition was not serious enough to be a direct or contributing cause of death.

          > "His overall health was fine," said Dr. Zeev Kain, chairman of the anesthesiology department at the University of California, Irvine, who reviewed a copy of the autopsy report for the AP. "The results are within normal limits."


          [highlight]:: NEW ON THE MJ DEATH INVESTIGATION (AS OF FEBRUARY 8, 2010):: [/highlight]


          CONRAD MURRAY PLEADS NOT GUILTY


          Excerpts from ABC.com (Feb. 8, 2010)
          Michael Jackson's Doctor, Conrad Murray, Charged in Singer's Death

          Michael Jackson's physician appeared in a Los Angeles courtroom Monday where he pleaded not guilty to charges of involuntary manslaughter in the pop singer's death, capping an eight-month investigation and kicking off what is expected to be a closely watched celebrity trial.

          Dr. Conrad Murray is charged with involuntary manslaughter for singer's death.

          After a lengthy investigation, Los Angeles prosecutors charged the Houston-based cardiologist with allegedly administering a lethal cocktail of painkillers and anesthetics to the entertainer hours before he died on June 25.

          Involuntary manslaughter carries the shortest sentence of any homicide charge in California. If convicted, Murray faces up to four years in prison.
          Murray appeared in court Monday in a gray suit. Seated behind the prosecution were several of Jackson's family members including his father Joe, mother Katherine, and sibling Jermaine, Tito, Jackie, Randy and LaToya.

          A judge set bail at $75,000 and Murray was ordered to stop administering sedatives in his medical practice.
          Following an autopsy and the release of a much-anticipated toxicology report last fall, investigators concluded that Murray administered to Jackson, 50, the powerful anesthetic propofol and mixture of other sedatives that led to his death.

          "Murray did unlawfully, and without malice, kill Michael Joseph Jackson…in the commission of an unlawful act, not amounting to a felony; and in the commission of a lawful act which might have produced death, in an unlawful manner, and without due caution and circumspection," prosecutors said in a statement.




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          [highlight]THE KINGDOM’S GREATEST OFFENDERS[/highlight]

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          The Backstabbers

          Martin Bashir
          The Arvizos
          Mark Lester
          Lisa Marie Presley
          Oprah Winfrey
          MTV
          Uri Gellar
          Rabbi Boteach
          Dieter Wiesner
          Quincy Jones

          The Vultures

          The Chandlers
          The Arvizos
          Dr. Conrad Murray
          Dr. Arnie Klein
          Dr. Tohme Tohme
          Mark and Lucy Lester
          Debbie Rowe
          Ian Halperin
          Oprah Winfrey
          Dr. Susan Etok
          MTV
          Dieter Wiesner
          Uri Gellar
          Schmuley Boteach
          Dieter Wiesner


          The Smooth Criminals

          Dr. Conrad Murray
          Dr. Arnie Klein
          Dr. Tohme Tohme



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          [highlight] THE KING’S FINAL MESSAGE TO THOSE WHO ARE AT FAULT...[/highlight]

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          Post originally created by: MJ'sTinkerbell
          Autopsy Results/The King’s Offenders/Wanted Hitlist Collage added by: bittersweet04
        • bittersweet04bittersweet04 Let the Games Begin! PExer
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          Baseless animosity, distasteful mockery and falsified hearsays – Michael Jackson was probably one of the few celebrities who lived most of his life under the unfair scrutiny of many, amidst having bathed in the glory of superstardom. The media’s biased reporting against MJ had helped shape a sensationalized image of the King of Pop which has misled people to believe in nothing but the distorted truth. Despite the overwhelming negativity attached to the superstar’s name, there are believers who have strongly supported the unadulterated truth and adamantly fought for justice surrounding controversies that plagued MJ’s life. All hail the believers, supporters and loyalists...all hail The King’s Army of Defense!



          [highlight]|| THE ARMY GENERALS ||[/highlight]


          The team that led the Kingdom to victory…

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          (from L to R) THOMAS MESEREAU, ROBERT SANGER, SUSAN YU and JESUS CASTILLO



          THOMAS MESEREAU
          The General of the Army

          Tom Mesereau is an American lawyer who defended Michael Jackson in the 2005 CM trial. MJ was found NOT GUILTY on ALL 14 accounts.
          “Everybody was hoping to profit off his destruction. It was terrible. It’s one of my proudest moments in my lifetime….just acquitting him, vindicating him. In retrospect now, he only had approximately 4 more years to live, at least he was there to be with his kids and just to be vindicated. The trial was so unjust. The case was so unjust and lacking in credibility.” – Tom Mesereau’s thoughts on the 2005 trial

          “Michael Jackson was one of the nicest, kindest people I’ve ever met. He really wanted to do more than just be a musical genius. He wanted to heal and change the world through love, through kindness, through art and through music and I do believe the world’s a better place because he was with us.” – T-Mez on Michael Jackson



          SUSAN YU
          Four-star General

          Susan Yu is Tom Mesereau’s co-counsel and founding partner of Mesereau and Yu LLP which is a small general practice law firm in California. She was part of Mesereau’s defense team during the 2005 Michael Jackson trial.



          ROBERT M. SANGER
          Four-star General

          Robert M. Sanger is a Santa Barbara-based criminal defense lawyer who was part of the Michael Jackson defense team in the 2005 CM trial.
          “Michael, first of all, was an extremely kind individual...he felt that by using his celebrity and money, he could make a difference in the lives of children.” - Robert Sanger’s reaction on Michael’s death



          JESUS CASTILLO
          Four-star General

          Like Mesereau, Yu and Sanger; Jesus Castillo, a California-based private investigator, was part of the 2005 Michael Jackson trial defense team.
          “It’s heartbreaking. All indications were that he was bouncing back...We did all that work and won the case, and now he was going to go out there and sing again”– Jesus Castillo on Michael Jackson’s death



          [highlight]|| THE UNSUNG HERO||[/highlight]



          The person who exuded fairness in bringing detailed and SUBSTANTIATED courtroom accounts concerning the 2005 Michael Jackson trial...

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          APHRODITE JONES
          author of the critically acclaimed book ‘Michael Jackson Conspiracy’



          A criminal profiler and journalist, Aphrodite Jones has provided commentaries about psychological profiles of criminals and victims on different TV and radio shows for over a decade.

          Originally Posted by Aphrodite Jones.com

          In her book ‘Michael Jackson Conspiracy’, Jones examines the media’s role in the court of public opinion, using evidence and exhibits from the highly-charged molestation trial against Michael Jackson. Over 2,200 credentialed media were reporting live from Santa Maria, and many were reporting with bias, in anticipation of a guilty verdict. When all the dust settled, and the media realized the Santa Barbara DA had no case, Jones saw that the “Emperor had no clothes,” that DA Tom Sneddon was on a witch hunt for Jackson, and Jones was the only journalist to come out with a tell-all.

          In Michael Jackson Conspiracy, Jones proves that the media used all its power to sway public opinion, regardless of the facts being presented in court. The book is a scathing indictment of the media that earned her an “Outstanding Journalist” Award from the Brookins A.M.E. Church in Los Angeles, and has garnered attention from countries all over the world, from Germany to New Zealand; from France to China.


          “Michael Jackson was a target-- not only of a DA with a vendetta, but of a media machine that presented him as being guilty in the "court of public opinion" while his trial was underway. It's really unfair (and backward) that the media chooses to ignore all the "Not Guilty" verdicts that came down in Santa Maria in 2005. For many people in the media, it's all about ratings, and they try to make it look like the "NOT GUILTY" verdicts never happened...” - AJ on media bias against MJ


          “The recent statements broadcast on CNN involving the improprieties of the Catholic Church and comparisons to Michael Jackson are indicative of the media bias against Michael Jackson and people of color, in general. There was never any evidence to show that Jackson hurt any child. It borders on racism for CNN to fail to present the other side of the coin and to leave statements about Jackson’s alleged guilt to remain unchallenged. The truth is that Michael Jackson is innocent and was found not guilty.”- AJ on media bias against MJ


          “People revere him now, true, as they should. But why does everyone stay away from the "elephant in the room" and leave so many minds to continue to wonder about his ethics and morals as a human being? Michael Jackson was an angel. Sent to us to heal the world and bring us all together as one color, one people. Somehow, his message got overshadowed by folks who had a mission to tear him down. Michael did not deserve this, and his fans know that. I ask you all then, KNOWING the truth, to help restore this "King" back to his rightful place. Michael Jackson deserves a solid reputation in death....even though he may have not enjoyed one in life.”- AJ on Michael Jackson


          “I want the whole world to go see this film.... and I will shout from the rooftops... Michael Jackson is the single greatest performer who ever lived. THIS IS IT gives us proof of his genius, his perfection, his timing, his clarity, his greatness, and beyond all else, his sense of love for all things living on this planet.” - AJ on This Is It


          The Heroine’s thoughts on the enemies:

          “Tom Sneddon brought a criminal trial against Michael Jackson because he's a publicity hound; he just wanted the whole world to be watching him.”- AJ on Tom Snakedon


          “As for Nancy Grace --who was able to launch her successful CNN show staring with the coverage of the Jackson trial -- she is loved by many and hated at the same time. Her reportage is so slanted -- it borders on criminal at times. That's just my opinion -- but there was a woman who killed herself after Grace made unfair accusations so I think that speaks volumes about Grace.”- AJ on Nancy Disgraced




          [highlight]|| THE LOYALISTS||[/highlight]


          Friends of Michael Jackson who never left his side...

          • Dame Elizabeth Taylor

            ''I believe Michael is absolutely innocent and that he will be vindicated.'' She went on to blast the media for their coverage of the scandal. ''Their whole reaction is that he is guilty. I thought the law was 'innocent until proven guilty,'' she said. ''I know he is innocent and I hope they all eat crow.''


            Letter from Elizabeth Taylor (regarding the baby-dangling incident)

            December 19, 2002

            My beloved Michael,

            I saw all the news on TV of you showing the baby - I also saw the tight grip you had under his armpits. The baby loves to be swung around, and I know you could see the sheer part of the curtain. It's a game for him and I know why you coverd his face. All celebrity kids are shielded from being recognized for an obvious reason - they're under constant threat from would-be kidnappers. I went through it as a child actress, Michael, and i know you did, too.

            Michael, I have never seen a better or more loving parent. You are bringing your children up with singleminded love and manage to gently discipline them, as well. I have never seen two better behaved or lovable children. (including my own)

            You are an exemplary father. You would no more take a chance with your children's safety than fly to the moon. If people could only see you with the children, and the time you spend with them, and the love. Not just pretty clothes and gifts, but pure unconditional love. And they respond so completely in kind.

            If only you would let people see the real you more, but I understand how shy you are and you understand also how shy I am, but we are both professionals. I did my best to keep my kids away from the public eye, and they have grown up so beautifully. I am so proud of them, and yours are kids I am proud to know. They are so beautiful inside and out, like you.

            Don't ever let them get you down, Michael. You're loved by too many, especially this kid. I love you just as much as I always have and understand you just as much as I always have. Don't hide. You haven't done anythging to be ashamed of. Be proud of how you are bringing up your children. God knows I am.

            I love you with all my heart, and because I know you so well, I will always understand where others may not. But you know something: Screw the others!

            All my love,
            Elizabeth


          • Chris Tucker

          • Macaulay Culkin


            "I know Michael to be an incredible father, especially given the circumstances of living life in the public eye. I have had a chance to talk at length with Michael about what happened in Germany on that day. He expressed regret and was sincerely sorry for what had happened."

          • Diana Ross

          • Stevie Wonder


            Stevie Wonder blasts Eminem for ridiculing Michael Jackson in his video “Just Lose It”.

            “Kicking someone when he’s down is not a good thing. I have much respect for his (Eminem) work, though I don’t think he’s as good as (late rapper) Tupac. But I was disappointed that he would let himself go to such a level. He has succeeded on the backs of people predominantly in that lower pay bracket, people of colour. So for him to come out like that is bulls**t.”

          • Akon defends Michael jackson against E! reporter

            http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QeHhGb4L4ak

          • Geraldo Rivera


            "Michael was a normal, competent father."
            http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6D_wh3_NjW8&feature=player_embedded

          • Smokey Robinson


            On ‘atrocious’ media coverage about Michael’s kids:


            “And I think it’s a shame what they’ve done about [Jackson's] kids, talking about the DNA, who’s the real sperm donor, and blah, blah, blah. Those are kids, man. And Michael was their dad. No matter what comes up about the DNA, Michael was their father. So for them to do that, to run those kids through the mill like that, is atrocious as far as I’m concerned. It’s a ridiculous thing. They’re not thinking about [the fact] that these are kids that they’re doing this to, and what impact it’s going to have on their lives. They just want people to listen to whatever thing they’re doing.”

          • Brett Ratner


            “Michael was not only a great friend, but a true inspiration in my life. I will never forget his kindness to me, and his beautiful heart. He was the best father and truly loved his children. I will miss him.”

          • Donald Trump
            http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3q96wexKWwo

          • Lionel Richie

          • Debbie Rowe


            "They say, 'I can't believe she left her children.' Left them? I did not leave my children. My children are with their father where they are supposed to be."

            Asked why the children are not with her, she said, "I didn't do it to be a mother. Like I said, you earn that title. I did not change diapers. I didn’t get up in the middle of the night - even when I was there. Michael did it all."

            "I am telling you that he is the most brilliant father. Almost before the baby needed something, he knew what it was. And that's not for me."


          • Liza Minnelli


            "It doesn't sound like him at all. The word dangling is what I would like to look into. I don't see a picture where he is dangling the child dangerously, I see him holding (him) up above a railing for the press to say hello to his kid."

          • Teddy Riley


            "MJ was a woman lover, trust! Dude gets in. I have only once told a close friend that I just couldn't believe how he gets in. He is a real dude. He's human. He has a child life in him. He deserves to be a baller and a player sometimes.

          • Siedah Garrett


            "I was asked by CNN, Entertainment Tonight, MSNBC, Hollywood Tonight, all these news media, they want me to talk about Michael.
            and I'm thinking -- nobody was asking me to talk about Michael on Tuesday, on Wednesday. And now everyone wants to hear whatever dirt I have to offer to feed into this media madness. I have nothing to offer."

            "I love you Michael."


            http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-A9j48ZPKMA

          • Wade Robson


            Beyond the music, Wade says Michael was a friend and family man. "We talk so much about him as the pop legend, which is important," he says. "But we need to remember that he was a man and a father and that's what it's about. He was a wonderful father,"

          • Omer Bhatti

          • Gregory Peck
            When accusations against the singer surfaced several years ago, Greg and Veronique praised the star in an open letter carried on Jackson's website.

            Telling of the happy times the Pecks had spent with Jackson as well as with Prince Michael I and Paris (from his three-year marriage to his dermatology nurse Debbie Rowe) and Prince Michael II (by a surrogate mother), the Pecks said: ''We and our children, who are of your generation, have always admired you as a loving and caring father." Greg also gave a glowing video tribute to Jackson at the singer's 30th Anniversary Celebration held at Madison Square Gardens in 2001.

            Gregory’s Letter to Michael:
            Dear Michael,

            You are recognized as a great artist all over the world, but very few know you as a father. We have been close friends and have known you over twenty-five years. We have spent many times together with you, Prince, Paris, and Prince Michael, who all play happily with our own grandchildren. We and our children, who are of your generation, have always admired you as a loving and caring father. Your children could not have a better father. They love you and respect you. You raised them with gentleness and kindness and genuine concern for their well-being. Their joy and love are a reflection of your attention and love as a parent. Those who criticize and judge you should do well to look into their own family life. We have seen you countless times as an attentive and devoted father, and we join your many friends who stand beside you and your family now.

            With love,
            Veronique and Greg


          • Dave Dave

            "I believe that Michael was a great person. He has never hurt a soul. I am happy to have been through all of these years, a dedicated friend."

          • Azja Pryor

            Excerpts from Chris Tucker's ex-girlfriend's Open Letter to the Arvizo Family

            Shame on you!

            This man did nothing but help your family in their darkest hour. I know Michael was just like my family. We were all pulled into your woeful stories and shared your familyʼs plight as Gavin fought for his life during his battle with cancer. Gavin, you told me that Michael's love helped cure you of cancer. Your entire family praised Michael privately to everyone who would listen, yet turned against him so viciously in public. I have remained silent for many years, but I can no longer do so. Right now I struggle to find the words to adequately write this letter, as I am so filled with anger towards you and pain for the Jackson family.



            Read the whole letter [highlight]HERE[/highlight]

          • Marlon Brando (angry over media's negative MJ stories)

            "I'm angry, especially now, because he's not here to defend himself.
            "And he was such a good person, a loving person. Every time - anyone who knew him or had any kind of relationship or whatever, you knew - he always ended your conversation or meeting with, I love you, see you. It was always love."


          • Miko Brando

          • The Malniks

          • Steve Harvey


            Steve Harvey rips Bill O'Reilly

            Part 1 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ugzQILZOkGc&feature=related
            Part 2 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yxKXZVt4wxM&feature=related

          • Jennifer Batten (MJ’s guitarist during the Bad and Dangerous World Tours)


            MJ was the greatest entertainer of our time--creative in every way, and a good hearted caring person as well.

          • Emmanuel Lewis (defends Michael after Bashir's interview)


            "None of that, any of that, makes any of it the truth. And I don't get it, don't this I ever will. He's always been a friend, not just of me, but my whole entire family."

          • Stephanie Mills [in a radio interview]

            Do you think that Michael Jackson is guilty?

            "No. No, I don't think he's guilty. No."





          [highlight]|| THE SUPPORTERS ||[/highlight]

          • Rick James (CNN interview)

            PHILLIPS: You're looking good. Now, you and I were talking yesterday, we were talking a little bit this morning. You're in support of Michael Jackson. Tell me why.

            JAMES: Because I love him. I think he's fantastic. I love his whole family. I've been knowing Michael since he was a kid. I've know his whole family. I know his mother. I know his father. I know the brothers. I know the sisters. And I have nothing but complete love, and respect and admiration for the whole family.

            PHILLIPS: So, Rick, why do you think authorities are going after Michael Jackson?

            JAMES: Because he's black, he's rich and he's famous, and they got nothing else better to do.

            PHILLIPS: Has Michael ever talked openly with you about his relationship with children, or his love for children, or even Neverland?

            JAMES: Look, Michael loves children, OK? I mean, to be -- I mean, I look at it like this. I mean, all this pedophile crap, you know, why didn't they go after Elvis Presley? He was the biggest pedophile at all. He had Priscilla when she was 14, 15. Why didn't they go after Jerry Lee Lewis. He the second biggest pedophile of all. He married his first cousin. She was 13 years old. Why don't they go after Santa Claus? Why don't they do psychology references on him? They don't know who he is. He's 100,000 different cities and kids sit on his lap, telling him what they want for Christmas.

            PHILLIPS: I don't know, Rick, i've sat on Santa Claus' lap, i've never had any issues with Santa Claus.

            JAMES: But never mind, Santa Claus, what about Elvis? They didn't do anything to him. He had Priscilla when she was 14, 15 years old. Nobody said a damn thing. Then as soon as you get famous and black, they go after you.

            PHILLIPS: Well, let me ask you, let me ask you, you know the documentary that came out, OK, on BBC with Michael Jackson. He talked openly about, hey, I love children, we sleep in the same bed, it's nothing sexual, I just love them and like to take care of them. Is there anything wrong with that? Do you see anything wrong with that?

            JAMES: There ain't nothing wrong with that. Look, I have a house, 8,000 square feet. I have children come by. I have grandchildren. They come by and they bring their friends. They sleep in my room. I got a great big giant bedroom. They watch TV. They lay on the floor. Sometimes I wake up, kids are laying in my bed because they're scared or something, whatever. I have candles going. What, what does that make me, a pedophile, because kids follow my bed, fall to sleep, whatever? I love kids. I'm (UNINTELLIGIBLE) pedophile as Larry King. I mean, come on now.

            PHILLIPS: All right, so have you ever talked with Michael? Have you ever consulted him? Has he ever come to you for advice?

            JAMES: Why should I talk to Michael about something that's so ridiculous? I mean, it's ridiculous. What should I say to Michael? Well, Mike, tell me something, how's pedophile-ization going? Is it in, or is it out? I mean, it's ridiculous. It's so stupid.

            PHILLIPS: All right, Rick, let's talk about his future. Let's talk about you right now. You went through...

            JAMES: Wait a minute. I just got one more thing to say.

            PHILLIPS: OK, go ahead, go ahead.

            JAMES: I think this D.A. in Santa Barbara, I think he had a serious hard-on for Michael, and I think he won't rest until he just rocks Michael's world. Well, you know something, it's never going to happen. These accusations are clearly lies. These accusations are lies, they're untrue, and it's not going to happen. Michael's world will not be rocked. Because as soon as court hits -- if Michael's guilty of anything, it's the Peter Pan syndrome, the same thing I'm guilty of, the same thing you're probably guilty of, the same thing a lot of people are guilty of. We do not want to grow up. We do not want to get old. We love children. We will do anything for children. If it means building -- I wish I could have Never Neverland. I'd have children there every day.

            PHILLIPS: So you see -- how do you see Michael's future? You were convicted back in the '90s and you are back on track with your career. If, indeed, Michael faces a conviction here, how do you see his future?

            JAMES: I don't even see him -- No. 1, it's too hypothetical -- it's too ridiculous -- it's too much of a hypothetical situation. I don't see him convicted in anything like this. I mean, he loves children. He loves children. Look at all he's done for children. Look at what he's done. He's changed the world for children. God doesn't bless someone like Michael Jackson who changes the world for children. He has given children a better day. He's given children a better light. He's given children smiles on their faces. He's given children hope. Do you think God would bless a pedophile with something like that?

            [....]


            PHILLIPS: Well, Rick, you do continue to be a super freak, and thanks for giving us a super interview.

            JAMES: I will be a super freak, and it ain't got nothing to do with children or nothing, just like Michael Jackson has nothing to do with children. It has to do with L-O-V-E -- love.
            http://transcripts.cnn.com/TRANSCRIPTS/0311/21/lol.04.html


          • Nicole Richie (goddaughter to Michael)
            said she used to sleep in the same room as Jackson and that nothing inappropriate ever occured. ''It was like, absolutely nothing more than just an adult kind of wanting to be a kid again,'' She echoed the claim from Jackson's camp that the raid on Neverland was timed to coincide with the release of Jackson's ''Number Ones'' CD, a claim Santa Barbara district attorney Tom Sneddon has denied. ''I do think it is very convenient that his album came out and all this stuff is happening. I definitely do think that's very convenient, it really hurts me to see that his whole life is ruined.''

          • Missy Elliott


            ''He's my biggest influence so that's why I'm very defensive, I'm ready to fight about Michael Jackson, so we pray to God he didn't do it, 'cause I might go to jail trying to defend him.''

          • LL Cool J


            ''I'm a fan. I support him a hundred zillion percent, until I see evidence, I'm not going to be convinced. I'm not going to be brainwashed.''

          • Alicia Keys


            ''I'm upset at the way he's being treated in the media, I think they're really trying to slander his name, and I really think that's unfair for the way that he's contributed to the American culture since the day he was born. I think he deserves much more than that. This is someone's life, and I don't think he should be reduced to a joke. He's far more than that.''

          • Madonna (defends Michael after Bashir's interview; saying that MJ was used by Bashir for his own benefit)


            "I dont like it, I don't like people humiliating other people like that. It doesn't seem right and fair. Publicly humiliating someone for your own game will only come back to haunt you, I can assure you all these people will be sorry. God's going to have his revenge."
            http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wVZyUwoGfN0

          • Pete Townshend (guitarist for rock ‘n’ roll band The Who)


            "I was pleased Michael was cleared. His feathers may be badly burned, and he may be damaged in other ways too, but he is something of an angel."

          • Barry Gibb


            "As a father of five, it was obvious to Linda and I that you were all very happy and that they love you as much as you love them."

          • Arnold Schwarzenegger


            ''I know that Michael Jackson is innocent and I put my full trust in him''

          • Usher


            “I’ve always looked up to Michael and I always will. There will never be another Michael Jackson. Him giving me the opportunity to be on stage with him says a lot for how much he respects me as an artist. It was a great moment for me.”

          • Phil Collins


            ''The reason why Michael feels so connected with children is because when children see him they see a human being. When adults see him they just see money.''

          • Whoopi Goldberg


            "He would never hurt a child; this is the last person in the world, because to him the children were the only people that understood him."
            http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sxNGQEY1heM


            Whoopie Goldberg defends MJ against Peter King
            http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1KfZ4gTi8Jk

          • Bette Midler (2003)


            "I was a fan and I remain a fan"
            http://popdirt.com/bette-midler-comments-on-michael-jackson-and-the-kiss/22999/

          • Kurt Cobain (Nirvana, 1993)


            Kurt Cobain says "I feel sorry for him" and was ignored by Kurt Loder (interviewer).
            Loder keeps trying to bait them into saying something negative, but got nothing.

          • Seth Green (Austin Powers)


            "There's two kinds of people in the world, MJ fans and losers."

          • Amy Winehouse


            "I could never decide whether I wanted to be MJ or marry him. I don't care what people say because he's a f
            g genius!"

          • Dionne Warwick


            "I've watched him grow to become the icon that he is and I wouldn't even consider believing the claims against him."


          • Jon Stewart


            "Can we please stop calling him Jacko now?"

          • Allen Iverson (NBA player)


            "Michael Jackson was a gift from God, and all thorugh his life for 40 years all people did was criticize him."
            http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rwUUUdW9mKY&feature=related

          • David Pack


            Grammy winning recording artist, producer, and music director[


            "I did not find Michael weird, messed up, or anything you’ve ever heard about him. I want to say that I feel all of the allegations ever charged against Michael were false, and that in my discernment, he did not have the capacity to ever do anything except love children and let them know he would do anything to stand up for them, and help them. Just look at the magnificent work he did on their behalf in writing and co-producing “We Are The World,” and the 39 charities for children he gave to generously. That was Michael. I believe that during his trials he related to the suffering of Christ, and prayed for intervention, because he was being accused over what he loved most—children. This caused him perhaps more pain than anything in his life."

          • Ron Artest (NBA player)


            Ron Artest had just signed with the LA Lakers so he gets to choose a new number. And as a tribute to Michael Jackson, he chose the number 37 -- the number of weeks Thriller stayed at the top of the charts

          • Ken Griffey Jr. (Baseball player)


            As a tribute to the King of Pop, he wore a single white glove on his first at-bat.

          • Katie Burrell



            "I believe people don't want to know the truth. It must be horrible to imagine that someone that was so villified in the media could actually be innocent. Ignorance is bliss and those who aren't informed can make ignorant statements and not feel bad about it. That's what irks me about the news. They know the truth and it's just straight up lying."

            ARE YOU READY FOR THE TRUTH?

            Editor's Note: This is a paper she wrote for her English 305w class at Northern Arizona University. I wrote that paper w/ the intent on targeting the reader's pathos. In order to understand what truly happened to Michael Jackson, one must understand all the trials and tribulations he himself has been through from the result of direct and inflammatory lies motivated by greed and fame(media).

            I also created this site for all those who are wondering why the King Of Pop got acquitted. Ever catch yourself thinking "How" or "Why did he get off?" Truth be told, Michael Jackson could have been VINDICATED had the media done their job. Unfortunately, he was just 'acquitted' of the charges. SEE THE TRUTH FOR YOURSELVES!

            Check out the media transcripts and reports while searching the court transcripts.

            Hopefully, if I wasn't able to convice you, you'll at least learn to not believe everything you hear. Especially in the media.

            The inconsistencies will BLOW your mind!


            Read Katie Burrell's essay [highlight]HERE[/highlight]


          • Chris Apostle and Cory Rooney (former Sony executives)

            Hollywood and the Music Industry abandoned Michael when he needed them, but showed up to support a murderer:

            “I don’t really think the music industry has taken a deep enough look at what Michael Jackson meant to everybody, all of us artists, producers, actors, actresses, all of us, entertainment as a whole. I don’t think that they took a deep enough look because everyone is too busy with their head up their own butt. When Michael was on trial, nobody…nobody stopped to go and support him at the trial.”


            “The guy is acquitted on ten counts of child molestation. No one said, ‘Sorry Michael.’ No one said, ‘Michael, we knew you were innocent.’ No one did a BET tribute to him then. Nobody played his music and did a marathon then. Nobody rallied up and did a concert. Why should Michael have to go on tour to raise money? How come all of the artists didn’t band together and say, ‘Hey! You know what? Let’s do a tour like Michael did the We Are The World Tour and let’s raise some money. Let’s get this thing going.’ No one did that. Tookie Williams is the founder of the crips gang. You know the crips and the bloods?”


            “They were trying to get him pardoned from the death penalty and half of Hollywood showed up for this man. What I can’t understand is like, ok people didn’t want to go near Michael Jackson when he was in trouble.”



            Interviewer Chris Yandek: But they show up for a murderer.


            Cory Rooney
            : “But they show up for a guy who executed families. A little girl begged for her life and he executed her. They said because he wrote in his time in prison he wrote children’s books that he tried to turn his life around. He was nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize. Well, how about the millions of children Michael Jackson has helped over the span of his career? Yet two children come with some false allegations and those two children become the two children that destroy him. It’s crazy. It makes me look at the entertainment business and just say I’m surrounded by a bunch of hypocrites.

            Read the whole transcript [highlight]HERE[/highlight]
            Listen to the whole interview [highlight]HERE[/highlight]


          • Charles Thomson (his take on media coverage regarding EVAN CHANDLER’S DEATH and how it shows BIAS against Michael Jackson)

            Excerpt:
            The evidence surrounding the 1993 allegations overwhelmingly supports Michael Jackson's innocence. It is for this reason that during the lengthy investigation, which continued for many months before Jackson's insurance carrier negotiated a settlement, Michael Jackson was never arrested and he was never charged with any crime.

            The evidence overwhelmingly suggests that Evan Chandler masterminded the allegations as a money making scheme, believing it would help him to achieve his dream of working in Hollywood. Tape recorded telephone conversations heard him dismiss the boy's wellbeing as 'irrelevant' and claim that he was out to take Jackson for all he was worth. (Click here for Mary Fischer's GQ article, which contains transcripts of the telephone calls.)

            Mary Fischer's evidence shows that as well as falsifying the sexual abuse of his own son in an elaborate extortion plot, when Jordan refused to play along Evan plied him with mind-altering drugs in a bid to trick him into believing that he was molested.

            But even drugging a child as part of an extortion plot wasn't Evan Chandler's lowest point. That came when he petitioned the court to allow him to release an album of music about the supposed sexual abuse of his own son.

            If Evan Chandler wanted justice, he got it two weeks ago.

            As for the media, this latest incident cements once more the industry's almost total unwillingness to report fairly or accurately on Michael Jackson, particularly on the bogus allegations of sexual abuse that were levelled against him. None of the aforementioned information and evidence was included in any article about Chandler's suicide that I have read so far, despite the fact that I personally delivered it to at least one newspaper which has repeatedly paid me as a Jackson expert on other stories.


            READ FULL BLOG ENTRY [highlight]HERE[/highlight]


          • Geraldine Hughes (a witness to extortion)
            Author of the book "Redemption: The Truth Behind the Michael Jackson CM Allegations"


            Excerpts:
            “They say you know someone by their music. "Heal the World", "Man in the Mirror," Make That Change, It Doesn’t Matter if You’re Black or White, what about the "Earth Song?" This is who MJ really is. A caring individual that cares not only about children, but about mankind all over the world.”
            "Michael was so cautious. Michael has been cautious with letting kids sleep in his room. As a matter of fact, there has been no children that has slept in his room or his bed since ’93. Everybody seemed to think that’s something he’d been doing. No, he hasn’t. And he hired, he had an employee that he had hired, and this guy’s only job was, when children was at Michael’s house, was to supervise and to be a supervisor and keep an eye on the kids. So when they came back wanting to sleep in his room and in his bed, Michael told them, “Well, I’ll let you sleep in my bed, but I’m going to sleep on the floor and him and his supervisor, they bedded up on the floor and let the kids sleep in his bed. Those kids never slept with Michael, ever, never, and when they finally did get an opportunity to sleep in his room and in his bed, Michael, along with his hired supervisor, was on the floor. He had somebody there, witnessing."
            "This is a spiritual attack, that's what this is. This attack right here comes straight from the pit of hell."



            Read the exclusive, in-depth interview with author Geraldine Hughes, sharing the truth behind the Michael Jackson 1993 Child Molestation Allegations [highlight]HERE[/highlight] , a must read.




          Sources: All Michael Jackson, Reflections on the Dance , The Hollywood Gossip , BBC News



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          Michael Jackson has always been big before his death. The 750 million records he sold in his lifetime (with THRILLER album alone selling 100+ millions) far outweighs his posthumous achievements. His This Is It concert which was supposed to kick off a month before his death, has sold more than a million tickets in just a matter of four hours even though he has no new album or songs to offer and with almost zero positive media coverage about him for years. In this age when the most popular artists sell less than 5 million albums, MJ's least successful one (INVINCIBLE) has sold 10 million copies. Most of his World Records are still unbeaten to this day and he remains the most awarded entertainer ever. His death just rekindled the fire and reminded us of what we have forgotten.


          His impressive post-orbit performance is but a shadow of what he has achieved as a mortal but a shadow that will continue to expand and reach insurmountable heights while the sun on the horizon sets. And so begins his immortality...



          [highlight]HOW THE MAN WHO RULED THE WORLD SANS INTERNET STILL RULES THE WORLD "AND" THE INTERNET: [/highlight]


          Google Trends rated Jackson's story as "volcanic." Some users experienced difficulty accessing search results related to him which broke down the site.

          TMZ, which broke the story had several outages.

          Perez Hilton's blog struggled to deal with the huge amount of requests it received.

          CNN had a five fold rise in traffic and visitors in just over an hour receiving 20 million page views in the hour the story broke.

          Twitter crashed as users saw multiple "fail whales." The sites status blog said that it had to temporarily disable it's search results, saved searches and trend topics.

          Wikipedia saw a flurry of activity with close to 500 edits made to Jackson's entry in less than 24 hours. By 3:15 p.m. PT, Wikipedia seemed to be "temporarily overloaded."

          The Los Angeles Times, the first news organization to confirm Michael Jackson's death, suffered outages.

          AOL was down for approximately 40 minutes the afternoon Michael died. AOL statement said "Today was a seminal moment in Internet history. We've never seen anything like it in terms of scope and depth."

          MJ's Facebook Fan Page is the first to reach 10 million fans surpassing that of President Obama's.

          In addition to that, the BET Awards 09 which dedicated it's entire show to the King of Pop drew 10.65 million total viewers which is the highest rated basic cable broadcast of the year so far and the biggest audience in BET history.

          On December 1, 2009, Michael Jackson ruled the web yet again, topping Yahoo!’s search charts of 2009.


          [highlight]|| POSTHUMOUS ALBUM SALES ||[/highlight]


          As of November 30, 2009; Michael Jackson’s posthumous album sales are as follows:
          Originally Posted by Deano of UKMIX.org forums

          Thriller
          3,248,000
          No. 1's
          3.018,000
          Essential
          2,510,000
          This Is It
          1,745,000
          King Of Pop --- 1,679,000
          Bad
          1,670,000
          Dangerous
          1,415,000
          Off the Wall ---- 1,388,000
          Invincible
          776,000
          History
          714,000
          Motown/J5
          812,000*

          Total since June 25th = 18,975,000

          2009 total album sales= 19,575,000**


          Hits Daily Double has released an OFFICIAL report of the new RIAA certifications for MJ’s albums:
          Thanks to an unprecedented rush of posthumous sales, Michael Jackson’s Epic/Legacy album Thriller has now climbed to 29x platinum to tie the Eagles’ Their Greatest Hits (1971-1975) as the highest certified album in RIAA gold/platinum history. The King of Pop also nabbed eight times platinum honors for 1979’s Off the Wall, three times platinum for 2003’s Number Ones and gold, platinum and double-platinum for 2005’s The Essential Michael Jackson. Not to outdone, he also earned three gold ringtone certifications for his songs “Beat It,” “Thriller” and “Billie Jean.”




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          [highlight]|| POSTHUMOUS AWARDS ||[/highlight]


          :: Michael Jackson has been awarded FOUR posthumous American Music Awards!

          • Favorite Pop/Rock Male Artist
          • Favorite Pop/Rock Album – Michael Jackson Number Ones
          • Favorite Soul/R&B Male Artist
          • Favorite Soul/R&B Album - Michael Jackson Number Ones



          :: The Soul Train Awards has awarded Michael Jackson with the ENTERTAINMENT OF THE YEAR AWARD last November 29, 2009.


          :: Another posthumous honor will be given to Michael for he will be one of the recipients of The Recording Academy's Lifetime Achievement Award at next year’s Grammys.


          :: BILLBOARD 2009 Year-End Charts - Michael Jackson was the King of Billboard's 2009 Year End Charts. Michael was ranked on multiple charts for his catalog albums and his new release 'This Is It.' Michael Jackson's chart rankings are listed below.


          • Top Digital Album Artists – Michael Jackson - #1
          • Top Digital Albums – ‘The Essential Michael Jackson’ - #11
          • Top Pop Catalog Artists – Michael Jackson - # 1
          • Top Pop Catalog Albums – ‘Number Ones’ - #1
          • Top Pop Catalog Albums – ‘Thriller’ - #2
          • Top Pop Catalog Albums – ‘The Essential Michael Jackson’ - # 3
          • Top Pop Catalog Albums – ‘Off the Wall’ - # 5
          • Top Pop Catalog Albums – ‘Bad’ - #6
          • Top Pop Catalog Albums – ‘Dangerous’ - #11
          • Top Pop Catalog Albums – ‘The Ultimate Collection’ (Jackson 5) - #18
          • Top Pop Catalog Albums – ‘The Best of the Jackson 5’ - #35
          • Top Pop Catalog Albums – ‘Greatest Hits: History Volume 1’ #39

          • Billboard 200 Albums – ‘This Is It’ - # 43
          • Billboard 200 Artists – Michael Jackson - #32
          • Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums – ‘This Is It’ - #47
          • Hot Digital Songs Artists – Michael Jackson - #6
          • Hot Ringtone Artists – Michael Jackson - #10
          • European Top Albums – ‘King of Pop’ - #10
          • European Top Albums – ‘The Essential Michael Jackson’ - #31
          • European Top Albums – ‘The Collection’ - #34
          • European Top Albums – ‘This Is It’ - #47
          • European Top Albums – ‘Thriller’ #55
          • European Top Albums – ‘Number Ones’ - #77
          • Top Canadian Albums - ‘This Is It’ - # 30



          :: BILLBOARD Decade-End Charts - As 2009 is is rapidly coming to an end, Billboard has published its Decade End Charts. These rankings include everything from 2000-2009. Michael Jackson was ranked on several charts, including:


          • Top Catalog Album Artists – Michael Jackson - #1
          • Top Catalog Albums – ‘Number Ones’ - #9
          • Top Catalog Albums – ‘Thriller’ - #14
          • Top Catalog Albums – ‘The Essential Michael Jackson’ - #48
          • Digital Songs Artists – Michael Jackson - #26
          • Digital Album Artists – Michael Jackson - #2



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          P.S. Pasaway ang post 3! Nageerror everytime I click 'submit'. :bop: That's what happened sa Book IV din. In fact I don't know how I was able to post it then. Anyway, let me figure it out...for now, you guys get the partay started! :naughty::lol:

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