Michael Jackson

  1. AEG Rejects Reports Of Jackson Concerns

    June 03, 2009 12:00 AM EDT AEG Live president and CEO Randy Phillips has rejected U.K. tabloid reports that Michael Jackson told fans that he only wanted to play 10 London O2 Arena shows rather than the 50 that have been scheduled. The Sun reported that Jackson told fans ou ...

  2. Michael Jackson Delays Opening Of London Shows

    May 20, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Michael Jackson has pushed back the opening four nights of his residency at London's O2 arena, with show promoters and producers AEG Live citing the "sheer magnitude of the concerts" for the delay. The first date of the "This I ...

  3. Michael Jackson Rehearsals Moving Forward

    May 12, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Michael Jackson is four weeks into rehearsals in Burbank, Calif., more than $85 million is in the bank from ticket sales, and the King of Pop's return to the stage for 50 shows at London's O2 Arena is looking increasingly like it will ha ...

  4. Michael Jackson Concerts May Face Legal Challenge

    May 11, 2009 12:00 AM EDT A music promoter plans to sue to block Michael Jackson from performing in London this year, claiming that a contract signed by the "king of pop" prevents him from giving a concert until July 2010, the head of the promotion company said o ...

  5. Jackson's Publicist Sues For $44 Million

    May 07, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Michael Jackson's publicist and general manager has filed a $44 million lawsuit against the pop star claiming he has not paid her for deals she's made. Raymone Bain of Washington has been Jackson's spokeswoman for more than five yea ...

  6. Michael Jackson Auction Canceled

    April 15, 2009 12:00 AM EDT A huge auction of Michael Jackson memorabilia scheduled for next week has been canceled and auctioneers agreed to return all the items to the singer. Auctioneer Darren Julien told Reuters the cancellation of the planned April 22-25 sale was the re ...

  7. AEG Prepared To Self-Insure Jackson Shows

    March 16, 2009 12:00 AM EDT AEG chief executive Randy Phillips has reportedly confirmed that the company would be prepared to self-insure Michael Jackson in the event of a shortfall in insurance coverage for all the singer's concerts. "We would be prepared to self- ...

  8. Michael Jackson Sells Out 50 O2 Arena Shows

    March 13, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Tickets for Michael Jackson's run of 50 O2 Arena shows in London sold out in hours today (March 13) after the general sale opened to the public. Promoters AEG Live and Ticketmaster said in a statement that a total of 750,000 tickets have now ...

  9. Jackson Run At 50, Secondary Market Causes Issues

    March 12, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Five new shows have been added to Michael Jackson's London run, bringing the total to 50, according to Randy Phillips, CEO of AEG Live, promoter of the shows. "We stopped it at 45 in the pre-sale to save shows for the public on sale, whi ...

  10. Updated: Jackson To Play 45 O2 Shows

    March 12, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Michael Jackson has now added 35 more concerts to his residency at London's O2 Arena following strong demand for the pre-sale tickets. The run of shows will now stretch into 2010. Pre-sale tickets for the AEG Live-promoted residency went on s ...

  11. Jackson Confirms O2 Dates

    March 10, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Michael Jackson has confirmed the dates for his London residency at the O2 Arena in July as fans await to see whether they will be among the first to have the opportunity to buy tickets. After announcing the 10-date run and the opening July 8 show ...

  12. Jackson Announces 'Final Curtain Call'

    March 05, 2009 12:00 AM EST Michael Jackson has confirmed his July residency at London's O2 arena during a press conference at the venue, describing it as the "final curtain call." Hundreds of screaming fans turned up for the announcement, as well as members o ...

  13. AEG CEO: Jackson To Play Up To 25 London Shows

    March 05, 2009 12:00 AM EST AEG president and CEO Tim Leiweke revealed that Michael Jackson is set to perform 20 to 25 shows at London's O2 Arena and that the singer is "very focused." Leiweke was speaking during his keynote Q&A session at the Billboard Mu ...

  14. Michael Jackson Sues Auction House For Sale Plans

    March 05, 2009 12:00 AM EST Michael Jackson sued an auction house Wednesday to halt the scheduled sale of thousands of his personal possessions, an action the firm says caught it completely off-guard. The King of Pop's company, MJJ Productions, filed a lawsuit in Los An ...

  15. Michael Jackson To Announce Open-Ended London Concert Run

    March 05, 2009 12:00 AM EST Michael Jackson will start an open-ended run of performances at London's O2 Arena on July 9, according to a Billboard source. The shows, Jackson's first scheduled full concerts since 2001, will be announced at a press conference today at ...

  16. Michael Jackson Comeback Concerts Coming

    March 03, 2009 12:00 AM EST Michael Jackson is expected to announce a series of comeback concerts in London, sources said on Tuesday. The 50-year-old last appeared at the World Music Awards in London in 2006, but the much-hyped return of one of the biggest selling artists of ...

  17. Super Bowl Ads: Ten Top Spots That Connected Brands With Bands

    January 30, 2009 12:00 AM EST Billboard went through all the Super Bowl ads of the past 10 years to find the spots that connected music and brands in ads that were exceptional. Budweiser "Gonna Fly Now" 2008 Part of Rocky's long-standing grip on pop culture can ...

  18. 'Thriller' Video Director Sues Michael Jackson

    January 28, 2009 12:00 AM EST The director of the influential music video "Thriller" has sued pop star Michael Jackson over his share of profits from the 14-minute work. Filmmaker John Landis, who co-wrote and directed the 1983 "Thriller" video, filed a bre ...

  19. Sheik Settles With Jackson

    November 24, 2008 12:00 AM EST A lawyer for Sheik Abdulla bin Hamad Al Khalifa of Bahrain says the details of his legal settlement with Michael Jackson are to remain private. Attorney Bankim Thanki says the two sides have come to a confidential agreement that they will sign soo ...

  20. Jackson Set To Testify In Lawsuit Hearing

    November 20, 2008 12:00 AM EST Michael Jackson plans to testify next week in a British court in a lawsuit brought against him by a Bahrain prince, Jackson's lawyer said. The singer is being sued by Sheikh Abdullah bin Hamad al-Khalifa, the second son of the king of Bahrain ...

  21. Jackson May Be Too Unwell To Attend Court

    November 18, 2008 12:00 AM EST Michael Jackson may be too sick to travel to London to give evidence in a court case against him brought by a son of the king of Bahrain, his lawyer said. Robert Englehart presented judge Nigel Sweeney with a medical report on Jackson's condi ...

  22. Michael Jackson Being Sued In UK Court

    November 17, 2008 12:00 AM EST The son of an Arab monarch took the King of Pop to court Monday, charging that Michael Jackson took $7 million as an advance on an album and an autobiography that he never produced. Lawyers for Sheikh Abdulla bin Hamad Al Khalifa of Bahrain say th ...

  23. 'Standing Offer' For Jackson To Play O2

    November 07, 2008 12:00 AM EST There is credence to ongoing speculation that Michael Jackson might be booked for a long engagement at the O2 Arena in London, though no deal has been reached nor performances contracted. But a source confirms that there is a "standing offer ...

  24. Michael In Studio; Won’t Reunite With Jackson 5

    October 30, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Michael Jackson has issued a statement saying he will not participate in a Jackson 5 reunion in 2009. “My brothers and sisters have my full love and support, and we’ve certainly shared many great experiences, but at this time I have no plans to re ...

  25. Michael Jackson Turns 50, Says 'Best Is To Come'

    August 29, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Michael Jackson celebrated his 50th birthday Friday (Aug. 29), but he's still young at heart. "I'll just have a little cake with my children and we'll probably watch some cartoons," the pop star said in an interview with A ...

  26. Michael Jackson Cameo Shocks Akon Songwriter

    July 03, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Up-and-coming singer/songwriter Claude Kelly wrote the recently leaked Akon song "Hold My Hand" featuring Michael Jackson, but he confesses hearing the legendary singer's voice on the track the first time was a total surprise to him ...

  27. Cornell Chats 'Idol'/'Billie Jean' Performance

    March 31, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Chris Cornell says he's surprised but flattered that "American Idol" contestant David Cook performed a cover of Michael Jackson's "Billie Jean" last week on the show, in what was nearly a note-for-note version of Corn ...

  28. R&B/Jazz Briefs: Victoria White, Siedah Garrett, Stanley Jordan

    March 27, 2008 12:00 AM EDT -- New Jersey-bred singer/songwriter Victoria White is the first artist signed to Earth, Wind & Fire founder Maurice White's Kalimba Music label. Her label debut, "The Upside," bows May 13. Melding R&B, folk, rock and jazz, ...

  29. Jackson Lawyer: Neverland Ranch Saved

    March 13, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Michael Jackson has refinanced Neverland ranch in time to save his famed California spread from a public auction that was scheduled for later this month. Jackson attorney L. Londell McMillan told The Associated Press on Thursday that the pop star ...

  30. Winehouse Back To Europe Chart Summit

    February 28, 2008 12:00 AM EST Amy Winehouse's "Back To Black" (Universal Island) returns to the top of Billboard's European Top 100 Albums chart, as the 14-week run by Timbaland presents One Republic's "Apologize" (Mosley/Blackground/Intersco ...

  31. Michael Jackson Faces Forced Sale Of Neverland

    February 27, 2008 12:00 AM EST Michael Jackson's famed Neverland Valley Ranch in California will be foreclosed and sold on March 19 unless the pop star pays a balance of nearly $25 million, property records showed on Tuesday. FoxNews.com reported that Jackson has been form ...

  32. Big Grammy Gains For Many; King of Pop Returns

    February 20, 2008 12:00 AM EST Jack Johnson's "Sleep Through the Static" holds at No. 1 on The Billboard 200 with 180,000 while Simple Plan's newest effort starts in the top 15 ... the Top Pop Catalog chart sees some unusually hot action this week, as an exp ...

  33. The Billboard Q&A: Jermaine Dupri

    July 16, 2007 12:00 AM EDT On the heels of taking Atlanta's snap scene mainstream with Dem Franchize Boyz and recrafting Mariah Carey's stale stardom into the multiplatinum, worldwide success that was "The Emancipation of Mimi," Jermaine Dupri recently b ...

  34. Sony/ATV Acquires Famous

    May 30, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Sony/ATV Music Publishing is the successful bidder for Famous Music. The joint venture created by Sony Corp. and trusts formed by Michael Jackson, helmed by chairman/CEO Marty Bandier, acquired the publisher from Viacom. "The depth and breadt ...

  35. Jackson Arrives For Tokyo Meet-And-Greets

    March 05, 2007 12:00 AM EST Michael Jackson has arrived in Tokyo ahead of two events, which he will attend here on March 8 and 9. The singer was originally scheduled to appear at two events in Tokyo in December, but they were postponed. "I'm happy to be home," ...

  36. Veteran Tour Producer Bonafede Dies

    February 16, 2007 12:00 AM EST Music industry veteran Sal Bonafede passed away late Wednesday (Feb. 14) night at his home in Los Angeles. He is survived by his wife, Suzanne, sons Jeff and Chris, and his four grandchildren. With a career spanning more than 30 years, Bonafede wo ...

  37. will.i.am Working On Jackson Comeback Album

    January 02, 2007 12:00 AM EST Black Eyed Peas principal will.i.am was ubiquitous behind the boards in 2006, producing tracks for Justin Timberlake, Fergie, Snoop Dogg and Nas and earning a producer of the year Grammy nomination. But his sights are now set on Michael Jackson� ...

  38. Michael Jackson Sues Former Accountants

    December 26, 2006 12:00 AM EST Michael Jackson is suing his former accountants, claiming they withdrew $2.5 million a year from his bank accounts but did not properly pay his bills. The lawsuit by Jackson and MJJ Productions Inc. was filed Thursday in Los Angeles Superior Court ...

  39. Japanese Fans Made To Wait For Jackson

    December 18, 2006 12:00 AM EST Michael Jackson has postponed his scheduled Dec. 19 appearance at the "Tokyo Christmas Celebration" event in which fans would pay up to ¥400,000 ($3,386) to meet the artist at a Tokyo club. In a statement, Broderick Morris, CEO of Yokoha ...

  40. Michael Jackson's Partial Comeback Is No Thriller

    November 16, 2006 12:00 AM EST Reclusive pop superstar Michael Jackson made a musical comeback of sorts at the World Music Awards 2006 on Wednesday (Nov. 15), singing just the chorus line of charity single "We Are The World" before the sound cut out as he struggled fo ...

  41. Michael Jackson's Partial Comeback Is No thriller

    November 16, 2006 12:00 AM EST Jackson gaffes at World Music Awards. Reclusive pop superstar Michael Jackson made a musical comeback of sorts at the World Music Awards 2006 on Wednesday (Nov. 15), singing just the chorus line of charity single "We Are The World" befor ...

  42. Michael Jackson's Partial Comeback Is No Thriller

    November 16, 2006 12:00 AM EST Reclusive pop superstar Michael Jackson made a musical comeback of sorts at the World Music Awards 2006 on Wednesday (Nov. 15), singing just the chorus line of charity single "We Are The World" before Reclusive pop superstar Michael Jack ...

  43. Michael Jackson's Partial Comeback Is No Thriller

    November 16, 2006 12:00 AM EST Reclusive pop superstar Michael Jackson made a musical comeback of sorts at the World Music Awards 2006 on Wednesday (Nov. 15), singing just the chorus line of charity single "We Are The World" before Reclusive pop superstar Michael Jack ...

  44. Producer Dallas Austin Jailed In Dubai

    June 26, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Been in custody since May 19 on drug charges. Producer Dallas Austin, who has crafted hits for TLC, Michael Jackson and Madonna, has been jailed in the Middle Eastern country of Dubai since May 19 on charges of "possessing and taking drugs,&q ...

  45. Jackson's Finances At Center Of Trial

    June 20, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Suit by former associate is headed for a trial. A year after Michael Jackson was acquitted of child molestation charges, a lawsuit by a former associate is headed for a trial that will put Jackson's chaotic financial dealings in the spotlight ...

  46. MTV Japan Awards Triple For Kumi Koda

    May 30, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Michael Jackson was the star of the show at the fifth annual MTV Video Music Awards Japan on May 27 -- even though he didn't sing a note. Michael Jackson was the star of the show at the fifth annual MTV Video Music Awards Japan on May 27 -- e ...

  47. Jackson Gets To Work On New Album

    April 18, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Michael Jackson has begun work on an album of new material tentatively set for release in late 2007, representatives for the pop giant said today (April 18). Michael Jackson has begun work on an album of new material tentatively set for release in ...

  48. Jackson Gets To Work On New Album

    April 18, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Michael Jackson has begun work on an album of new material tentatively set for release in late 2007, representatives for the pop giant said today (April 18). Michael Jackson has begun work on an album of new material tentatively set for release in ...

  49. Michael Jackson Restructures Finances

    April 14, 2006 12:00 AM EDT No terms of the deal disclosed. Michael Jackson has restructured his finances in a deal with Sony Corp, which shares ownership of his valuable music catalog that includes the Beatles' hits, attorneys said in a statement. No terms of the deal ...

  50. Report: Jackson In Talks To Avoid Loan Default

    December 20, 2005 12:00 AM EST Lawyers for Michael Jackson and a key creditor are in talks to keep the pop star from defaulting on $200 million in loans secured by his prized stake in the Beatles' song catalog, an attorney for the Lawyers for Michael Jackson and a key cred ...

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