Michael Jackson

  1. Janet Jackson Leads Trending 140, Pentatonix's Michael Jackson Medley Hits Top Five

    June 22, 2015 7:29 PM EDT Janet  and Michael Jackson have reclaimed their high perches on Billboard charts. Janet Jackson released her new single "No Sleeep" Monday and it quickly shot to No. 1 on the Billboard + Twitter Trending 140 , where it locked up four c ...

  2. Michael Jackson's Former Home, Neverland Ranch, for Sale at $100M

    May 28, 2015 9:51 PM EDT Neverland Ranch is up for sale. The California property that once served as Michael Jackson 's home and personal fantasyland is being listed at $100 million, according to the Wall Street Journal . Michael Jackson's Neverland Ranch Restor ...

  3. Tom Sneddon, Former Michael Jackson Prosecutor, Dead at 73

    November 02, 2014 5:46 PM EST Tom Sneddon , the former district attorney who sought twice to try Michael Jackson on child molestation charges and was disparaged in one of the pop star's songs, has died. Sneddon died Saturday at Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital after a bat ...

  4. Michael Jackson Documentary Featuring 'Private' Footage Triggers Lawsuit

    June 28, 2014 10:42 AM EDT The production company behind “Michael Jackson: The Last Photo Shoot” has filed a lawsuit against the executors of the late singer's estate. At the center of this dispute is never-before-seen footage taken of Jackson in 2007, two years before ...

  5. Chart Moves: Katy Perry Sets Mainstream Top 40 Record; Michael Jackson Back In AC Top 10; Brett Eldredge's 'Music' No. 1 On Country Airplay

    June 21, 2014 12:36 PM EDT As previously reported, Iggy Azalea spends a fourth week at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 with "Fancy," featuring Charli XCX, and holds at No. 2 as a featured act on Ariana Grande's "Problem," while PSY returns with " ...

  6. Michael Jackson Remains a Provider 5 Years After His Death

    June 20, 2014 12:47 PM EDT It's been five years since Michael Jackson died, yet his career is more alive than it has been in decades. Just last month, the singer moonwalked across a Las Vegas stage in a nationally televised hologram performance. A new album recently de ...

  7. Michael Jackson 'Hologram' Show Triggers New Lawsuit

    June 20, 2014 3:42 AM EDT It's now been a month since a Michael Jackson recreation at the Billboard Music Awards earned heavy buzz. In the days leading up to the spectacle, Hologram USA, owned by firebrand entrepreneur Alki David, attempted to stop it by claiming it i ...

  8. Jack White's 'Lazaretto' Debuts At No. 1, Sets Vinyl Sales Record

    June 18, 2014 11:00 AM EDT Rocker Jack White claims his second No. 1 album on the Billboard 200, as "Lazaretto" bows in the top slot with 138,000 sold in the week ending June 15, according to Nielsen SoundScan. The effort follows his solo debut, "Blunderbuss, ...

  9. Coldplay Chills For Second Week At No. 1; Mariah Carey Debuts At No. 3

    June 04, 2014 11:00 AM EDT Coldplay's "Ghost Stories" holds for a second week at No. 1 on the Billboard 200, while the top debut is Mariah Carey's "Me. I Am Mariah . . . The Elusive Chanteuse" at No. 3. "Ghost Stories" sold 83,000 co ...

  10. Mariah Carey Heading for No. 3 on Billboard 200 Albums Chart

    May 30, 2014 4:35 PM EDT Diva Mariah Carey is heading for her 17th top 10 album on the Billboard 200 chart -- but the No. 1 slot will likely elude the singer. Carey's new effort, "Me. I Am Mariah… The Elusive Chanteuse," could sell around 55,000 to 60,000 c ...

  11. Michael Jackson's 'Billie Jean' Returns To Hot 100; Legend Lands 50th Hit

    May 28, 2014 5:44 PM EDT A week after becoming the first artist to reach the Billboard Hot 100's top 10 in five different decades (and six including his work with the Jackson 5 ), as "Love Never Felt So Good," with Justin Timberlake zoomed 22-9, Michael Ja ...

  12. Coldplay's 'Ghost Stories' Opens At No. 1 in U.K. With Year-Best Sales

    May 26, 2014 3:13 AM EDT First-week sales of 168,000 made Coldplay’s “Ghost Stories” (Parlophone/Warner Music) both the U.K.’s fastest-selling album of the year and the new No. 1 title, in sales data published Sunday (May 25) by the Official Charts Company. British pop-da ...

  13. Why Billboard Music Awards' Michael Jackson Can't Be Called a 'Hologram'

    May 22, 2014 10:48 AM EDT The 2D "Pepper's Ghost" effect, and the potential for interactive AI, will be discussed at next month's Entertainment Technology in the Internet Age confab. Michael Jackson's virtual performance was one of the highlights o ...

  14. Michael Jackson, Coldplay Hit Hot 100's Top 10; John Legend Still No. 1

    May 21, 2014 4:42 PM EDT John Legend's "All of Me" rules the Billboard Hot 100 for a third week with "All of Me," while Michael Jackson rewrites a pair of vaunted Hot 100 records, as "Love Never Felt So Good," with Justin Timberlake, bla ...

  15. The Black Keys Earn First No. 1 Album; Michael Jackson Debuts At No. 2

    May 21, 2014 11:31 AM EDT Rock duo the Black Keys collect its first No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 chart with "Turn Blue" debuting at No. 1, while Michael Jackson's "Xscape" starts at No. 2. "Turn Blue" sold 164,000 copies in the week e ...

  16. Michael Jackson’s ‘Xscape’ Bows At No. 1 In U.K.

    May 19, 2014 5:08 AM EDT Michael Jackson’s “Xscape” (MJJ/Epic/Sony Music) debuted at No. 1 on the U.K. album chart yesterday (May 18), as Rita Ora’s “I Will Never Let You Down” (Roc Nation/Universal) opened at the singles summit. Sony’s previous posthumous Jackson collect ...

  17. Michael Jackson, Black Keys Vie for No. 1

    May 16, 2014 7:06 PM EDT Rascal Flatts, Dolly Parton and Tori Amos Heading for Top 10 There's a race for No. 1 on the Billboard 200 albums chart, as both Michael Jackson's "Xscape" and the Black Keys' "Turn Blue" have their sights set on ...

  18. Billboard Music Awards Producer Larry Klein on Show's Michael Jackson Event: ‘It’s Amazing’

    May 16, 2014 1:04 PM EDT “It's one of the most amazing things I've ever seen,” says Larry Klein, the executive producer for the 2014 Billboard Music Awards. Klein is referring to the Michael Jackson event slated for this year's show timed with the release o ...

  19. The Black Keys vs. Michael Jackson for No. 1 on Billboard 200

    May 14, 2014 6:44 PM EDT The new albums from the Black Keys and Michael Jackson are both in the running for the No. 1 slot on next week's Billboard 200 chart. As of May 14, the Black Keys' eighth album, "Turn Blue", has the edge over Jackson's &qu ...

  20. 'Now 50' Bumps 'Frozen' From No. 1 On Billboard 200

    May 14, 2014 11:00 AM EDT After 13 nonconsecutive weeks at No. 1 on the Billboard 200, the "Frozen" soundtrack steps aside for the "Now 50" compilation. "Now 50" debuts at No. 1 with 153,000 copies sold in the week ending May 11, according to ...

  21. Michael Jackson's Former Publicist Can't Revive $44 Million Lawsuit

    May 13, 2014 1:32 PM EDT An appeals court considered what to do about a "newly discovered" letter concerning the singer, his former rep and the Sultan of Brunei. Long before Hassanal Bolkiah, the Sultan of Brunei, spurred a Hollywood boycott of the Beverly Hills ...

  22. New Michael Jackson Song Backs Jeep Summer TV Campaign (Watch)

    May 08, 2014 8:32 AM EDT Today Epic Records and Jeep launched a global brand campaign for the car company’s Altitude Edition in which Michael Jackson’s new single “Love Never Felt So Good” is featured in four 30-second TV commercials. The campaign will air from today (May ...

  23. Michael Jackson To Unleash World Premiere Experience At Billboard Music Awards

    May 08, 2014 6:00 AM EDT Michael Jackson will create another slice of history at this year’s Billboard Music Awards. CLICK FOR COMPLETE LIST OF BBMA FINALISTS • Milestone Award: Vote Now! 
• Video:   Top BBMA Performances 
• GIFs: 
 See the Finalists • Photos:   60 Memora ...

  24. Michael Jackson, Justin Timberlake Storm Onto Hot 100, Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs Charts

    May 07, 2014 7:25 PM EDT The lead track from 'Xscape,' Jackson's new album, enters the Hot 100 at No. 20 and Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs at No. 6 It’s a royal return for the King of Pop to the Billboard Hot 100 and Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs charts. Michael J ...

  25. Inaugural Pensado Awards Announce Co-Hosts

    May 07, 2014 9:00 AM EDT Producer/engineers Chris Lord-Alge (Muse, P!nk), Marcella Araica (Usher, Madonna) and Young Guru (Jay Z, Beyoncé) have been tapped as co-hosts for the inaugural Pensado Awards. The awards ceremony will take place June 28 at the Fairmont Miramar in ...

  26. Michael Jackson, Justin Timberlake's Duet Off To More Than 'Good' Retail, Radio Start

    May 05, 2014 4:37 PM EDT The lead track from 'Xscape,' the late King of Pop's album due May 13, is headed to this week's Hot 100 thanks to a strong first few days of sales, airplay and streaming. Michael Jackson and Justin Timberlake's sleek new d ...

  27. Michael Jackson’s Doctor Denied Latest Appeal

    April 24, 2014 12:23 AM EDT The California Supreme Court refused Wednesday to review the involuntary manslaughter conviction of Michael Jackson's doctor, rejecting his lawyer's petition without comment. The decision by the state's highest court was the latest ...

  28. Michael Jackson's Mother Told To Pay AEG's Court Costs

    April 15, 2014 2:41 AM EDT Michael Jackson's mother should pay more than $800,000 in trial costs to a concert promoter that she targeted in a failed negligent hiring lawsuit involving the death of her son, a judge said Monday. Superior Court Judge Yvette Palazuelos iss ...

  29. New Michael Jackson Album 'Xscape' to Be Released in May

    March 31, 2014 11:40 AM EDT Epic Records and Michael Jackson's estate have announced they'll release "Xscape," an 8-song collection of previously unreleased tracks from the late King of Pop, on May 13. Michael Jackson Hologram Conjures Billionaire's ...

  30. Jukebox Heroes? How Broadway Musicals Add Up for Sony/ATV

    March 27, 2014 1:34 PM EDT The music publisher behind Carole King's "Beautiful," "Motown: The Musical" and "Jersey Boys" finds new revenue on the Great White Way. Music publishing giant Sony/ATV, which in the past licensed rights to songs ...

  31. Michael Jackson Hologram Conjures Billionaire's Patent Lawsuit

    March 25, 2014 12:25 PM EDT Alki David says an Amy Winehouse concert is coming, but first comes a patent lawsuit over a popular Cirque du Soleil show in Las Vegas. Two years ago, a hologram of Tupac Shakur at the Coachella Music Festival sparked the imagination about what mi ...

  32. Sylvia Rhone Appointed President of Epic

    March 19, 2014 9:01 AM EDT Sylvia Rhone has been named president of Epic Records. The appointment comes a year after Rhone launched Vested in Culture (VIC), her joint venture with Epic. VIC will remain an imprint of the label. Rhone will report to Epic chairman/CEO Ant ...

  33. Chart Moves: Cole Swindell Tops Hot Country Songs; Tegan And Sara Make 'Awesome' Hot 100 Debut; Romeo Santos Soars On Hot Latin Songs

    February 21, 2014 10:23 AM EST As previously reported, Katy Perry's "Dark Horse," featuring Juicy J, spends a fourth week at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100, fending off Pharrell Williams' "Happy," which holds at No. 2. Who else makes notable moves ...

  34. Michael Jackson’s Doctor Refused Rehearing On Manslaughter Conviction

    February 13, 2014 11:34 PM EST An appellate court is refusing to grant a rehearing to Michael Jackson's doctor on the appeal of his involuntary manslaughter conviction.   Court Upholds Michael Jackson Doctor's Involuntary Manslaughter Conviction A 2nd District Court o ...

  35. Queen's 'Greatest Hits' Becomes First Album to Sell Six Million in U.K.

    February 10, 2014 6:34 PM EST Queen's "Greatest Hits," which is already the biggest selling album of all time in the U.K., now becomes the first album to have sold more than six million copies in that country. According to the U.K.'s Official Charts Company ...

  36. Chart Moves: Michael Jackson's 'Number Ones' Hits 5 Million in Sales, OneRepublic Moves a Half-Million of 'Native'

    February 07, 2014 9:00 AM EST This week on the Billboard 200 albums chart, the "Frozen" soundtrack ruled for a fourth week at No. 1 -- the longest rule for a theatrical film's soundtrack since "Bad Boys II" in 2003 . Outside of the top slot, the top 10 ...

  37. Super Bowl: How Halftime Shows Sell Music (1993-Present)

    January 30, 2014 5:02 PM EST From Michael Jackson to Beyonce, how stars' Super Bowl performances scored on the charts. Until Michael Jackson's Super Bowl performance in 1993, the Super Bowl halftime show was more about marching bands and card stunts than headliner s ...

  38. Katy Perry's 'Dark Horse' Gallops To No. 1 On Hot 100

    January 29, 2014 12:42 PM EST The song, featuring Juicy J, becomes Perry's ninth leader and the second from her album 'PRISM,' among other notable achievements. Plus, Jason Derulo soars into the Hot 100's top 10. Katy Perry's "Dark Horse," fe ...

  39. Bruce Springsteen's 'High Hopes' Opens At No. 1 in Britain

    January 20, 2014 4:07 AM EST Bruce Springsteen notched his tenth No. 1 album in the U.K. Sunday (Jan. 19) with “High Hopes” (Columbia/Sony Music), as Pharrell Williams’ “Happy” (Back Lot) moved past the half-million sales mark to stake another week atop the singles chart.  Sp ...

  40. Attorney Donald Engel, Record Contract Buster, Dies at 84

    January 16, 2014 2:50 PM EST His victory for Olivia Newton-John over MCA Records in 1979 cleared the way for musical artists to free themselves of long-term record deals. Attorney Donald Engel, whose groundbreaking legal victories for Olivia Newton-John and other musical acts ...

  41. Court Upholds Michael Jackson Doctor's Involuntary Manslaughter Conviction

    January 16, 2014 3:19 AM EST An appellate court on Wednesday unanimously upheld the involuntary manslaughter conviction of Michael Jackson's doctor, determining there was substantial evidence of his guilt presented at trial. The ruling by the California 2nd District Cour ...

  42. Lawsuit Over Michael Jackson Insurance Settled

    January 15, 2014 5:44 PM EST The case, if it had gone to trial, would have put the focus once again on the singer's health in the weeks and months before he died. A lawsuit over the payout of a $17.5 million policy related to Michael Jackson's planned comeback conce ...

  43. Judge Tentatively Rules Against Granting New Michael Jackson Negligience Trial

    January 03, 2014 7:32 PM EST A judge issued a tentative ruling Friday against granting a new trial in a negligence case filed by the mother of Michael Jackson, claiming a concert promoter was financially liable for the singer's death. Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Yve ...

  44. Eminem, Rihanna Rule Hot 100 With 'The Monster'

    December 11, 2013 11:56 AM EST The pair scores a historic topper: Rihanna ties Michael Jackson for the third-most leaders (13) in the Hot 100's history, while Eminem ties for the most No. 1s (five) among rappers Eminem and featured artist Rihanna roar 2-1 on the Billboard ...

  45. Chart Moves: A Great Big Jump For A Great Big World, Christina Aguilera; Volbeat's Victorious At Rock; Howard Jones Notches First Top 10 In 21 Years

    November 29, 2013 5:57 PM EST As previously reported, Lorde's "Royals" crowns the Billboard Hot 100 for a ninth week. Who else tops and makes other notable moves on song charts this week? -- A Great Big World & Christina Aguilera: After the premiere of the o ...

  46. How Michael Jackson's Estate Earns $145 Million a Year (From the Magazine)

    November 12, 2013 12:55 PM EST This article first appeared in Billboard Magazine -- subscribe here and buy this issue here . In June 2010, a year after Michael Jackson’s death, Billboard looked at the estate’s music-based revenue streams and estimated that some $1 billion of ...

  47. Michael Jackson Estate's Valuation ($2,105) Vs. IRS' MJ Valuation ($434 Mil.): Guest Post

    November 11, 2013 1:55 PM EST Michael R. Morris is an attorney with Valensi Rose PLC and is based in Los Angeles, California. As a former trial lawyer for the IRS and a Certified Specialist in Taxation Law, Michael has the educational background and practical experience that ...

  48. Hot Tours: No. 1 Tour Spot for One Direction with $7.7M; Jackson’s Immortal Passes Stones On All Time Top 10 List at $325M

    November 08, 2013 10:29 AM EST One Direction earns the week’s No. 1 Hot Tours ranking with the most recent box office grosses reported for its Take Me Home tour. After earlier stops in in Europe, North America, Australia and Japan, the bulk of this week’s revenue comes from M ...

  49. Chart Moves: Passenger Goes For A Ride; Michael Jackson's 'Thriller' Returns; Korn Collects First Mainstream Rock No. 1

    November 08, 2013 10:04 AM EST As previously reported, Lorde's "Royals" crowns the Billboard Hot 100 for a sixth week and Eminem and Rihanna blast in at No. 3 with "The Monster." Who else makes regal moves on song charts this week? -- Passenger: The s ...

  50. Conrad Murray, Michael Jackson's Doctor, Released From Jail After 2 Years

    October 28, 2013 3:04 PM EDT The doctor convicted of killing Michael Jackson was released from jail Monday after serving nearly two years of a four-year sentence. Conrad Murray was released from a downtown Los Angeles jail at 12:01 a.m., according to the sheriff's offi ...

Pages