Michael Jackson

  1. Michael Jackson Tops Forbes' List of Top-Earning Dead Celebrities

    October 25, 2011 6:59 PM EDT Michael Jackson has once again topped Forbes' annual list of the year's top-earning deceased celebrities. The iconic pop star, who died June 25, 2009, was estimated to have accumulated $170 million in earnings over the past year. This ma ...

  2. Michael Jackson Doctor's Defense Challenges Key Expert

    October 21, 2011 5:19 PM EDT The lead attorney for the doctor charged in Michael Jackson's death challenged a key prosecution expert Friday about his contention that the physician was responsible for the death of the singer. Attorney Ed Chernoff cross-examined Dr. Steven ...

  3. Expert: Michael Jackson Didn't Give Himself Propofol

    October 20, 2011 9:06 PM EDT Michael Jackson was so heavily drugged in the hours before his death that he would have been incapable of self-administering the massive dose of propofol that killed him, a medical expert testified Thursday at the trial of Jackson's doctor. D ...

  4. Defense Drops Claim Michael Jackson Swallowed Fatal Dose

    October 12, 2011 8:48 PM EDT Dr. Conrad Murray's defense on Wednesday abandoned a theory that it touted for over a year that Michael Jackson swallowed the drug that killed him, an abrupt shift in strategy that potentially undermines its case. The reason was clear: The de ...

  5. Coroner: Michael Jackson Didn't Give Himself Fatal Dose

    October 11, 2011 9:39 PM EDT A medical examiner struck a major blow to the defense of Michael Jackson's doctor Tuesday, saying it is unreasonable to believe Jackson could have given himself a fatal dose of the powerful anesthetic propofol. Dr. Christopher Rogers, who con ...

  6. Michael Jackson Tribute Concert Goes on Despite Problems

    October 10, 2011 7:40 AM EDT Three generations of Michael Jackson's family -- with a few notable absentees -- joined an eclectic roster of entertainers Saturday to pay tribute to the King of Pop, a celebration of the late star's life overshadowed by the Los Angeles ...

  7. Michael Jackson Tribute 10,000 Short of a Sell-Out

    October 07, 2011 9:51 PM EDT Organizers of Saturday's Michael Jackson tribute event in Cardiff, Wales announced they've sold 40,000 tickets ahead of the Millennium Stadium concert, short of a sellout. "I'm excited about tomorrow's event, especially wi ...

  8. Michael Jackson Tribute Concert to Stream Live on Facebook

    September 30, 2011 8:24 PM EDT Fans who couldn't snag tickets to the Michael Forever tribute concert for Michael Jackson can still land front row seats from the comfort of their own homes. Milyoni and Ridgeline Entertainment announced on Friday, Sept. 30, that they will be ...

  9. First Responder: Conrad Murray's Story Didn't Add Up From the Start

    September 30, 2011 5:00 PM EDT After just a few moments in Michael Jackson's bedroom, the paramedic dispatched to save the singer's life knew things weren't adding up. There was the skinny man on the floor, eyes open and a surgical cap on his head. His skin was t ...

  10. Michael Jackson's Voice Played at Conrad Murray Trial

    September 28, 2011 7:59 AM EDT LOS ANGELES (AP) - First, prosecutors showed a photo of Michael Jackson's pale and lifeless body lying on a gurney. Then, they played a recording of his voice, just weeks before his death. Slow and slurred, his words echoed Tuesday through a ...

  11. Backbeat: James Brown's Daughter Reveals Bio Pic, Tribute Album & Museum @ Grammy Exhibition

    September 23, 2011 8:21 AM EDT A bio pic, a tribute album and a museum. Plans for those three projects were revealed by Dr. Yamma Brown , the daughter of James Brown , during the Sept. 17 preview of the Grammy Museum's new exhibit showcasing the Godfather of Soul. "Sa ...

  12. Michael Jackson, Britney Spears, Kanye West Featured in New 'Music Icons' Pepsi Ad (Watch)

    September 22, 2011 5:51 PM EDT Last night during the "X Factor" premiere, Pepsi unveiled a television spot titled "Music Icons," celebrating Pepsi's music history, featuring Michael Jackson, Britney Spears, Kanye West, Ray Charles and Mariah Carey. The ...

  13. Will Michael Jackson's Legacy Be On Trial At Conrad Murray Court Case?

    September 22, 2011 7:45 AM EDT LOS ANGELES (AP) - Inside the compact, wood-paneled courtroom that will soon host the trial of Michael Jackson's personal physician, many of the tabloid-worthy elements of the singer's life will go unspoken. Outside, however, many Jackso ...

  14. Executors To Give $30 Million to Michael Jackson Heirs

    September 13, 2011 9:44 PM EDT The executors of Michael Jackson's estate say they will distribute $30 million to the Jackson Family Trust for the benefit of the singer's mother, his three children and charities, under the terms of Jackson's will. The executors sa ...

  15. Backbeat: Quincy Jones' Six-Decade Musical Celebration @ The Hollywood Bowl

    September 09, 2011 5:39 PM EDT Live at the Hollywood Bowl: Billed as " Quincy Jones featuring the Global Gumbo All-Stars and Friends," the night celebrated the legendary musician and producer's diverse career ranging from Ella Fitzgerald to Michael Jackson and po ...

  16. Michael Jackson, King of Pop and Pop Charts, Remembered

    August 29, 2011 3:30 PM EDT Aug. 29 marks what would have been Michael Jackson's 53rd birthday. While the King of Pop passed June 25, 2009, his legacy lives on. Here is a look at the astounding dominance that Jackson exhibited on Billboard surveys. WANNA BE STARTIN' ...

  17. Michael Jackson Tribute Organizers Cite Sour Grapes, Misinformation From Fan Clubs, Jackson Brothers

    August 26, 2011 4:10 PM EDT As preparations continue for the upcoming Michael Jackson tribute concert, the show's organizers have been forced to go on the defensive after numerous Jackson fan clubs and two of the singer's brothers have publicly condemned the tribut ...

  18. Frank DiLeo, Michael Jackson's Former Manager, Dead at 63

    August 24, 2011 4:09 PM EDT Frank DiLeo (right) with Michael Jackson at Heathrow Airport on July 11, 1988 during the Bad World Tour (Photo: Dave Hogan/Stringer/Hulton Archive/Getty Images) Frank DiLeo, who helped guide Michael Jackson career path to become the King Of Pop, d ...

  19. Michael Jackson Fan Clubs Demand Tribute Concert Cancellation

    August 23, 2011 1:27 PM EDT A group of Michael Jackson fan clubs across the world have banded together in an open letter to event organizers, asking for the cancellation of a Michael Jackson tribute concert scheduled for Oct. 8 in Wales, Reuters reports . The 35 fan clubs sa ...

  20. Can Katy Perry Beat Michael Jackson's Hot 100 Record With A Sixth No. 1 Single?

    August 22, 2011 6:42 PM EDT After joining the King of Pop in making Billboard Hot 100 history , can Katy Perry do him one better? Perry last week became the first woman, and second artist overall after Jackson, in the 53-year history of the chart to send five songs from one ...

  21. How Katy Perry's Hot 100 Record Stacks-Up Against The Beatles, Elvis, Michael, Mariah & Whitney

    August 19, 2011 3:15 PM EDT Katy Perry's historic fifth No. 1 on the Hot 100 from her "Teenage Dream" album makes her one of only seven artists in the history of the Hot 100 to put together a string of five or more consecutive chart-toppers, placing her in est ...

  22. Taylor Swift Rockets Up Social 50 With 'Sparks Fly' Video (Watch)

    August 18, 2011 5:40 PM EDT The debut of Taylor Swift's video for her single "Sparks Fly" and a bevy of Teen Choice Awards wins for the singer push her up the Social 50 tally this week. The country/pop superstar zooms 19-10 following "Sparks'" a ...

  23. Katy Perry Ties Michael Jackson's Historic Hot 100 Record

    August 17, 2011 10:00 AM EDT Katy Perry becomes the first woman, and second artist overall following Michael Jackson, in the 53-year history of the Billboard Hot 100 to send five songs from an album to No. 1, as "Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.)" becomes the fifth chart ...

  24. Michael Jackson Concert Promoters Remove Kiss From Lineup

    August 16, 2011 7:41 PM EDT Organizers of a Michael Jackson tribute concert dropped Kiss from the lineup after receiving widespread criticism for booking the band despite critical comments toward the late pop singer by bassist Gene Simmons. The announcement Tuesday came a da ...

  25. Beyonce Kicks Off '4 Intimate Nights' In NYC

    August 15, 2011 11:03 AM EDT There aren't many artists in the world that can pull of a 90-minute set in Stuart Weitzman heels and leave a beyond packed audience satisfied to the point of not needing an encore. But that's Beyoncé. Last night (August 14), the singer k ...

  26. Katy Perry Sets Sights On Tying Michael Jackson's No. 1s Record With 'Friday' Remix

    August 05, 2011 2:59 PM EDT Katy Perry is on the verge of tying an incredible Billboard Hot 100 chart record -- held by Michael Jackson -- thanks to some help from Missy Elliott. Jackson owns the record for the most Hot 100 No. 1 singles from one album -- with five from his ...

  27. Amy Winehouse Sales, By the Numbers

    July 27, 2011 2:01 PM EDT While this week's charts only track the first 36 hours of sales after news broke on Saturday afternoon of Amy Winehouse's death , fans clearly rushed to retail sites as the news spread. Through the end of SoundScan's tracking period ...

  28. Michael Jackson Tribute Concert Big on Hoopla, Short on Details

    July 25, 2011 7:15 PM EDT Several members of Michael Jackson's family held a press conference in Beverly Hills on Monday (July 25) morning to announce a tribute concert for their brother, who died two years ago. Aside from a location, a date and a name for the event, ...

  29. Michael Jackson Rehearsal Footage Will Not Be Used in Manslaughter Trial

    July 25, 2011 2:57 PM EDT Jurors in the Michael Jackson manslaughter case will not watch previously unseen footage from the singer's final rehearsals to determine the state of his health before his death, a judge ruled Monday. Superior Court Judge Michael Pastor agree ...

  30. Sony Studios Wants Subpoena For Michael Jackson Footage Quashed

    July 23, 2011 1:55 PM EDT Sony studios on Friday asked the judge hearing Michael Jackson's manslaughter trial to throw out a subpoena for footage of the singer's final rehearsals after a defense attorney said earlier this week that reviewing them was "a big ...

  31. Michael Jackson's 'Thriller' Jacket To Go On Tour

    July 20, 2011 7:15 AM EDT AUSTIN, Texas (AP) -- A famed red-and-black calfskin jacket Michael Jackson wore in the groundbreaking "Thriller" music video is going on tour. The jacket's new owner, Texas commodities broker Milton Verret, said Tuesday he plans to ...

  32. LMFAO Vs. Rockwell: Berry Gordy's Offspring Battle It Out on Billboard Hot 100

    June 27, 2011 3:04 PM EDT Sibling rivalry makes for great drama. And while there's nothing Ewing-like about their relationship, two sons of Motown founder Berry Gordy, LMFAO's Redfoo (a.k.a. Stefan Gordy) and Rockwell (a.k.a Kennedy Gordy), are having a chart bat ...

  33. Michael Jackson: Two Years Since His Death How Much Has He Sold?

    June 25, 2011 12:05 AM EDT While it's been two years since Michael Jackson died on June 25, 2009, his solo catalog of music continues to post solid numbers in the United States, according to Nielsen SoundScan. From his passing through the week ending June 19, 2011, Jac ...

  34. Sony Fighting Attorneys Over Michael Jackson Film Outtakes

    June 16, 2011 7:26 AM EDT LOS ANGELES - Attorneys for Michael Jackson's doctor want access to raw footage that was used for the star's posthumous concert film, "This is It." But Sony Pictures is fighting the request. Lawyers for Dr. Conrad Murray and So ...

  35. Michael Jackson Concert Insurers Decline to Pay Out

    June 07, 2011 6:30 PM EDT The insurers of Michael Jackson's ill-fated "This Is It" London comeback concerts have asked a judge to nullify a $17.5 million policy taken out by promoters, saying they were never told that the singer was taking powerful drugs. Un ...

  36. The Michael Jackson Factor: Sony's Music Revenues Down 10% In Fiscal Year, 13% in Fourth Quarter

    May 26, 2011 5:55 PM EDT Sony Corp's music division posted a revenue declined of 9.9% to $5.67 billion in the fiscal year ended March 31. At constant currency, which removes the impact of currency fluctuations, the decline was 5%. Sony's music division includes ...

  37. Exclusive: Prince Royce Signs With Atlantic for English-Language Releases

    May 16, 2011 3:12 PM EDT Prince Royce at the Billboard Latin Music Awards last month (photo: Arnold Turner) Prince Royce, the Bronx native whose eponymous debut became the top-selling Latin album by a new act in 2010, has signed with Atlantic Records to release English-la ...

  38. Hard Rock Memorabilia Exhibition to Tour U.S.

    May 02, 2011 10:13 PM EDT An over-stuffed garment rack in a warehouse on the outskirts of Orlando holds some of the world's most precious second-hand clothing. The frothy white wedding dress worn by Madonna in her music video "Like a Virgin" hangs at one end ...

  39. Michael Jackson's Neverland Ranch To Be Recreated in Las Vegas

    April 28, 2011 7:55 AM EDT LAS VEGAS - Cirque du Soleil wants to recreate Michael Jackson's Neverland Ranch in Sin City. The Mandalay Bay hotel-casino on the Las Vegas Strip plans to open a sprawling entertainment complex that includes a Jackson-themed lounge, an inter ...

  40. Jackson Estate Settles Lawsuit Over Heal the World

    April 20, 2011 6:30 AM EDT Michael Jackson's estate reached a settlement Tuesday that ended its lengthy fight with a nonprofit that claimed it was the successor to the singer's Heal the World charity. The deal came just as a trial was set to begin to decide owners ...

  41. Michael Jackson Court Case Doctor's Love Life, Strip Clubs Cited

    April 15, 2011 7:50 AM EDT Michael Jackson's doctor was so distracted by his own complicated love life that he failed to pay proper attention to Jackson's treatment in the hours before the pop star died, according to court documents filed Thursday. Prosecutors sai ...

  42. Eminem Overtakes Michael Jackson As Most 'Liked' Artist On Facebook

    March 01, 2011 3:34 PM EST After surpassing Lady Gaga last week as the most 'liked' living artist on Facebook, Eminem has overtaken Michael Jackson to claim sole ownership of the most 'liked' artist on Facebook -- period. The rapper born Marshall Mathers ...

  43. Sony Music Sales Down 14.5% Last Quarter

    February 03, 2011 6:58 AM EST Sony reported operating income down 5.9 percent in the quarter ending December 31 on a slight drop in sales, as the strong yen and a poor quarter for Sony Pictures and LCD TVs hit earnings. Sales and revenue were down on the same quarter in 2009 t ...

  44. Michael Jackson's Doctor Ordered to Stand Trial

    January 11, 2011 12:00 AM EST A judge on Tuesday ordered Michael Jackson's doctor to stand trial on a charge of involuntary manslaughter in the pop star's 2009 death by an overdose of the powerful drug propofol. Judge Michael Pastor gave the order on the sixth day of ...

  45. 9,000 Michael Jackson Fans Sign Petition Asking Discovery Not to Air Autopsy Special

    December 30, 2010 12:00 AM EST Michael Jackson's estate has fired off an angry letter to Discovery Communications over an upcoming TV special that re-enacts the late singer's autopsy, TMZ reports. Fans have already protested the special, with more than 9,000 signing a ...

  46. Michael Jackson Committed Suicide, Defense Will Claim

    December 29, 2010 12:00 AM EST A prosecutor says defense lawyers for Michael Jackson's doctor will claim at his involuntary manslaughter trial that the singer killed himself. The statement by Los Angeles County Deputy District Attorney David Walgren came at a hearing Wedne ...

  47. Billboard Bits: System of a Down Announce Reunion, Kelly Osbourne Dresses Up Like Miley Cyrus

    December 23, 2010 12:00 AM EST Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. System of a Down Announce 2011 Reunion After being defunct for over three years, hard rockers System of a Down has announced that they will return with new tour dates i ...

  48. Posthumous Michael Jackson Album Sells 3 Million Worldwide

    December 23, 2010 12:00 AM EST Michael Jackson is the King of Pop, but he's being challenged by the current queens of music. Taylor Swift's album "Speak Now" is No. 1 on the Billboard 200 albums chart this week, followed by Susan Boyle's "The Gift. ...

  49. Swift Back at No. 1 on Billboard 200, "Michael" Bows at No. 3

    December 22, 2010 12:00 AM EST The No. 1 slot on the Billboard 200 albums chart this week was seemingly up for grabs a week ago , when industry prognosticators were predicting that it was a race between the then-current topper "The Gift" from Susan Boyle , former No. ...

  50. Could Michael Jackson's Neverland Ranch Be The Next Julliard?

    December 20, 2010 12:00 AM EST The financiers who own Michael Jackson's Neverland Ranch want to turn it into a teen music school similar to The Juilliard School in NYC. Colony Capital, which recently rehabbed the grounds, wants creative young adults to study all aspects of ...

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