Michael Jackson

  1. Jackson, Boyle, Swift Battling For No. 1 On Next Week's Chart

    December 15, 2010 12:00 AM EST The No. 1 spot on the Billboard 200 albums chart next week is seemingly up for grabs, as three albums are possibly vying for the penthouse. Michael Jackson's new posthumous "Michael" set may move around 200,000 to 225,000 by week� ...

  2. Michael Jackson Estate Has 'More Songs to Share,' Collaborators Say

    December 14, 2010 12:00 AM EST A couple of Michael Jackson collaborators involved with the posthumous "Michael" album say there's more where these tracks came from -- and they hope to see them released in the future, too. "My sense is they have lots more son ...

  3. Michael Jackson Songs Needed 'Considerable Digital Enhancement,' Says Teddy Riley

    December 14, 2010 12:00 AM EST According to famed producer Teddy Riley, one of the main producers on the posthumous Michael Jackson album, "Michael," which drops today (Dec. 14), the late King of Pop's vocal tracks required considerable digital enhancement. " ...

  4. Michael Jackson Fans Protest Autopsy TV Special

    December 13, 2010 12:00 AM EST Michael Jackson fans have launched a petition to keep the Discovery Channel from airing Michael Jackson's Autopsy: What Really Killed Michael Jackson next month in the U.K. The MJ Justice Project and MJ Children group has received about 1,500 ...

  5. Business Matters: LimeWire Winding Down Legal Download Store, Nixes Subscription Service

    December 03, 2010 12:00 AM EST Opinion and analysis of the day's music news. LimeWire Winding Down Legal Download Store -- LimeWire’s legal problems appear to be affecting the legitimate side of its business . One indication is the company’s winding down of its LimeWire do ...

  6. Jacksons To Play Tribute Shows In Tokyo

    December 02, 2010 12:00 AM EST Chart-topping Japanese R&B singer A.I. announced that she will MC reunion concerts by the Jacksons on Oct. 14-15, 2011 in Tokyo. The announcement was made by video in which brothers Jackie, Tito, Marlon and Jermaine Jackson all appeared and st ...

  7. Michael Jackson's Dad Files New Wrongful Death Suit

    November 30, 2010 12:00 AM EST An attorney for the father of Michael Jackson on Tuesday filed a new wrongful death lawsuit against the doctor accused of involuntary manslaughter in the pop singer's death. The lawsuit by attorney Brian Oxman on behalf of Joe Jackson was fil ...

  8. New Michael Jackson Song, 'Much Too Soon,' Debuts on Ping

    November 30, 2010 12:00 AM EST Following the release of first single "Hold My Hand," a new song from the forthcoming Michael Jackson album "Michael" has debuted online. The somber love ballad "Much Too Soon," which is the 10th and final track on th ...

  9. Artist Vs. Label: From Petty to Nelly, Ten Infamous Music Industry Spats

    November 30, 2010 12:00 AM EST When rapper Nelly took to Twitter on Monday (Nov. 29) to vent about lackluster sales of his latest album, "5.0," he blamed his label, thereby joining a long, distinguished line of embittered artists who've taken their record compani ...

  10. The Brains Behind Justin Bieber: A Conversation With Scooter Braun

    November 22, 2010 12:00 AM EST Sunday night’s American Music Awards said it all: There’s a new Justin in town. The 16-year-old wunderkind — a title the multi-instrumentalist can legitimately claim — Justin Bieber won four awards (all fan-voted) during the ABC broadcast, includi ...

  11. Who Destroyed Epic Records?

    November 17, 2010 12:00 AM EST It started outlike any label showcase at October's CMJ, the five-night music conference that's been held every year since 1980, drawing hundreds of industry professionals, influencers, fans and upstart bands to New York City's clubs ...

  12. Why Michael Jackson's New Album Could Debut Stronger Than 'This Is It'

    November 16, 2010 12:00 AM EST Nearly a year and a half after the tragic death of Michael Jackson, the King of Pop continues to play a significant role in boosting the fortunes of his label Epic Records and its parent Sony Music Entertainment. Jackson's total U.S. music sa ...

  13. Michael Jackson 'Hold My Hand' Duet with Akon Debuts

    November 15, 2010 12:00 AM EST The first official single from a controversial new Michael Jackson album was released on Monday to good initial reviews and expectations of strong digital sales. "Hold My Hand," a duet Jackson first recorded with Senegalese rapper and re ...

  14. Michael Jackson's 'Hold My Hand' Single, 'Michael' Album Tracklist Announced

    November 12, 2010 12:00 AM EST The lead single from the late King of Pop's upcoming "Michael" album will be "Hold My Hand," a duet with Akon, which will debut as a stream on michaeljackson.com this coming Monday (Nov. 15), at 12:01 a.m. EST. The news co ...

  15. Sony: New Michael Jackson Album Could Sell 400,000 In First Week

    November 11, 2010 12:00 AM EST The initial U.S. shipment of Michael Jackson’s "Michael," due Dec. 14 on Epic Records, is 900,000, according to retail sources. Sony is projecting first-week CD sales of 340,000 and digital album sales of 60,000. That projection is simil ...

  16. Jackson Producer, Manager Vouch For Jackson Song

    November 10, 2010 12:00 AM EST Some of Michael Jackson's family members are unhappy with the release of the posthumous single "Breaking News." But the late legend's longtime producer and manager say it is indeed Jackson's voice on the newly released tra ...

  17. New Michael Jackson Song Embraced By Radio

    November 09, 2010 12:00 AM EST "Breaking News," a preview track from Michael Jackson's forthcoming album "Michael," received instant airplay on more than 150 radio stations yesterday (Nov. 8), following its premiere on Jackson's website . The song ...

  18. Michael Jackson 'Breaking News' Song Debuts Online, Stirs Controversy

    November 08, 2010 12:00 AM EST "Breaking News," the dancefloor-ready first taste of the upcoming Michael Jackson album "Michael," was posted in full Monday on the singer's website and has since led some fans, and even members of Jackson's family, t ...

  19. Michael Jackson's New Album Out Dec. 14

    November 04, 2010 12:00 AM EDT "Michael," the Michael Jackson album comprised of original material recorded by the King of Pop before his death, will be released Dec. 14 on Epic Records in conjunction with his estate, it was announced today (Nov. 4). The first full tr ...

  20. Michael Jackson Cirque Du Soleil Tour Will Be 'A Celebration,' Says Director

    November 03, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Michael Jackson is going on the road in 2011 -- even if the late Jackson isn't there to be part of it. Michael Jackson: The Immortal World Tour, a Cirque du Soleil production based on Jackson's music and career, begins its North American ...

  21. New Michael Jackson Video Game Revives Moonwalking

    November 02, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Video game maker Ubisoft is betting that dancing games will be all the rage this holiday season -- thanks in big part to the King of Pop. The company will bring "Michael Jackson The Experience" to stores Nov. 23 on Nintendo's Wii fo ...

  22. Michael Jackson Tops Forbes’ Top-Earning Dead Celebrities List

    October 26, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Michael Jackson's sudden death sparked an outpouring of grief around the world, but fans also opened their wallets to make him this year's top-earning dead celebrity with $275 million (£174.6 million), Forbes said on Monday (Oct.25). Jac ...

  23. Calif. Court Hears Jackson Dad's Estate Appeal

    October 07, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Michael Jackson's father was "grievously wronged" by a probate court that decided last year not to let him try to replace the administrators of his son's estate, an attorney argued Wednesday (Oct. 6). The arguments by attorney ...

  24. Calif. Court To Hear Jackson Dad's Estate Appeal

    October 06, 2010 12:00 AM EDT An appeals court will hear arguments Wednesday (Oct. 6) on whether Michael Jackson's father should be allowed to challenge the administrators of his son's already lucrative estate. Joe Jackson has appealed a probate court's dismissa ...

  25. BMI London Awards Q&A: Don Black

    October 05, 2010 12:00 AM EDT In a career spanning over 50 years and an estimated 1,000 songs, British songwriter Don Black has worked with everyone from Quincy Jones and Henry Mancini to Andrew Lloyd Webber; won numerous prizes including Tony Awards, an Oscar for "Born F ...

  26. Former Jackson Manager Seeks Financial Records

    September 29, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Michael Jackson's final business manager asked a judge to unseal detailed financial records from the singer's estate, arguing that the sealing of the documents could prevent him and other creditors from being paid. Business manager Tohme ...

  27. Jackson Estate Licenses Virtual 'Planet Michael'

    September 21, 2010 12:00 AM EDT The man who made the moonwalk famous will soon be getting a planet of his own. The Michael Jackson estate has entered a licensing deal with a Los Angeles company that will create an online virtual world based on the King of Pop called "Planet ...

  28. AEG Fires Back at Michael Jackson Family Lawsuit

    September 16, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Lawyers for AEG are responding to the lawsuit filed yesterday by Michael Jackson's mother blaming the event promotion giant for Michael's death. The allegations in the suit are "inaccurate, unsubstantiated and meritless," accor ...

  29. AEG Live Sued Over Michael Jackson Death

    September 16, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Michael Jackson's mother and his three children filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the promoters of a series of planned concerts by the singer before his death last year. The civil lawsuit, filed in Los Angeles Superior Court Sept. 15 by ...

  30. Appeals Court Sets Hearing In Jackson Estate Case

    September 03, 2010 12:00 AM EDT An appeals court has scheduled a hearing for lawyers for the father of Michael Jackson to argue that he deserves a role in decisions involving his son's multi-million dollar estate. The Second District Court of Appeal said Thursday (Sept. 2) ...

  31. Judge Dismisses Promoter's Lawsuit Against Jackson

    August 20, 2010 12:00 AM EDT A federal judge has dismissed a multimillion-dollar lawsuit by a concert promoter against the late Michael Jackson over a failed reunion concert that would have featured the Jackson Five and his sister Janet. U.S. District Judge Harold Baer Jr. gr ...

  32. Will.i.am Doesn't Support New Michael Jackson Album

    August 03, 2010 12:00 AM EDT A new Michael Jackson album is expected by the end of the year, culled from unreleased material in his vaults. But Jackson collaborator and Black Eyed Peas frontman will.i.am is vehemently opposed to the idea. "I don't think that should ...

  33. No Charges For Jackson Doctors

    July 29, 2010 12:00 AM EDT State investigators probing the death of Michael Jackson have decided not to file charges against seven doctors who treated him, authorities said Wednesday (July 28). The doctors were part of an investigation by state Attorney General Jerry Brown& ...

  34. Calif. Lawmaker Ponders Neverland As State Park

    July 14, 2010 12:00 AM EDT The former home of the King of Pop could become California's latest state park under an idea being floated by a California state lawmaker. Assemblyman Mike Davis said that he believes it's worth studying whether the California Department ...

  35. Chart Moves: Eminem, Michael Jackson, Katy Perry, Jason Derulo and more

    July 01, 2010 12:00 AM EDT -- Eminem: You may have read somewhere that Eminem's "Recovery" debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 albums chart this week with an eye-popping 741,000 copies according to Nielsen SoundScan. While clearly, Eminem's arrival was ...

  36. Eminem's 'Recovery' Explodes At No. 1 On Billboard 200 With 741,000 Debut

    June 30, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Eminem's "Recovery" blasts in at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 with 741,000—the largest sales week for a single album since October 2008 . . . It's his sixth straight No. 1 debut and sixth overall chart-topper . . . He also tops t ...

  37. Web Trends: Chris Brown, Eminem, Drake, Katie Price and more

    June 29, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Music Terms on Google (as of 4pm) No music terms trending at this time. YouTube Most Viewed Today 1. Chris Brown's Michael Jackson Tribute @ the 2010 BET Awards 2. Chris Brown cries @ BET Awards 2010 - RIP Michael Jackson 3. Eminem feat Rihan ...

  38. Web Trends: Miley Cyrus, Kenny Rogers, Dollywood, Michael Jackson and more

    June 29, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Music Terms on Google (as of 11am) 13. Dollywood Miley Cyrus and Kenny Rogers are set to help Dolly Parton celebrate that 25th anniversary of Dollywood, her amusement park, in a special that will air on Hallmark. YouTube Most Viewed Today 1. Chris ...

  39. Michael Jackson's Dad Ends Bid For Estate Stipend

    June 29, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Michael Jackson's father is withdrawing his request to receive more than $15,000 a month from his late son's estate. A court filing says Joe Jackson is dropping his bid to receive a monthly allowance, opting instead to pursue a wrongful ...

  40. Chris Brown Makes Surprise Appearance At BET Awards

    June 28, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Alicia Keys and newcomer Nicki Minaj were the big winners at the 10th annual BET Awards, both taking home two statuettes during the ceremony held last night (June 27) at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles. However, the evening’s real buzz center ...

  41. Web Trends: Electric Daisy Carnival, GoogTunes, Michael Jackson and more

    June 25, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Music Terms on Google (as of 4pm) 3. Electric Daisy Carnival 2010 Electric Daisy Carnival is a festival/rave taking place in LA this weekend, with performances from MSTRKRFT, Moby, Steve Aoki, Deadmau5 and Z-Trip. 15. EDC 2010 EDC is the abbreviat ...

  42. Web Trends: Michael Jackson, Sam Cooke, Sandra Bullock and more

    June 25, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Music Terms on Google (as of 11am) 7. Michael Jackson Quotes A year after his death, fans are researching his notable quotes. 15. Michael Jackson death date It has been a year since Michael Jackson passed away. 17. When did Michael Jackson die? Ja ...

  43. Michael Jackson U.K. Sales Snapshot

    June 25, 2010 12:00 AM EDT In the year since his death, Michael Jackson's combined album and track sales in the U.K. total 4.31 million according to the Official Charts Co. For the 12 months since June 25, 2009, Jackson moved 2.77 million albums and 1.54 million tracks ...

  44. Jackson Fans Pay Tribute To The Billion Dollar Man

    June 25, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Michael Jackson fans around the world lit candles on Friday (June 25) to mark the death one year ago of the controversial pop star whose posthumous popularity has returned him to a pedestal and made him a billion dollar man. Fans in Hanoi, Vietnam ...

  45. A Year Later: Michael Jackson's Massive Sales Impact

    June 24, 2010 12:00 AM EDT After his death, not only did Michael Jackson’s albums sell more units than other recently deceased musicians, but the posthumous fervor for his recorded music catalog was unlike anything seen in recent years. Sales of his four studio albums and t ...

  46. Randy Jackson Hospitalized Ror Chest Pains

    June 15, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Randy Jackson, brother of the late Michael Jackson, has been hospitalized in Southern California. A source close to the Jackson family who spoke only on the condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to speak publicly told The Associated ...

  47. Jackson Fans Will Moonwalk In Motion-Sensing Game

    June 15, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Gamers will have the opportunity to moonwalk alongside the King of Pop. Video game developer Ubisoft announced it would release a new dancing-and-singing game featuring Michael Jackson this holiday season. The as-yet-unnamed game will be among the ...

  48. Carpenters Lead Guitarist Tony Peluso Dies

    June 11, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Tony Peluso, the lead guitarist with the Carpenters for 12 years and a successful Motown and Latin music producer, died June 5 of heart disease in Los Angeles. He was 60. Peluso got his start as musical director for Bobby Sherman, played guitar fo ...

  49. Jackson, Brown Among Apollo's Walk of Fame In N.Y.

    May 11, 2010 12:00 AM EDT New York's Apollo Theater took on a touch of Hollywood when it began installing its own Walk of Fame with plaques that will honor entertainers including late singers James Brown and Michael Jackson . The famed Harlem auditorium has long been ...

  50. 'Rock Star Conductor' André Rieu: The Billboard Q&A

    May 07, 2010 12:00 AM EDT The executives at André Rieu Productions are fond of calling their multimillion-selling boss "the most popular unknown artist in the world." They had better start thinking of a new sobriquet. That in-house nickname may have once accurate ...

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