Michael Jackson

  1. Heinemann To Re-release Jackson's 'Moonwalk'

    July 27, 2009 12:00 AM EDT William Heinemann, an imprint of the Random House Group, is to re-release Michael Jackson's one and only autobiography "Moonwalk" in the U.K. The new edition of the book will be published on Oct. 13 and will include a new introducti ...

  2. Manslaughter Investigation Targets Jackson Doctor

    July 24, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Michael Jackson's personal doctor is the target of the manslaughter investigation into the singer's death, according to court documents filed Thursday, the day after agents seized items from the physician's Houston clinic and a rent ...

  3. Michael Jackson Still Dominates Euro Chart

    July 23, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Michael Jackson continues to hold down the top four titles on European Top 100 Albums, as European Hot 100 Singles welcomes a new bestseller in Pitbull's former Billboard Hot 100 No. 2 hit "I Know You Want Me (Calle Ocho)" (Ultra/B1 ...

  4. Drug Agents Raid Jackson Doctor's Office

    July 23, 2009 12:00 AM EDT U.S. drug enforcement agents and Los Angeles police raided a Houston clinic owned by Conrad Murray, the doctor who was with pop icon Michael Jackson when he died, looking for evidence of manslaughter. Agents with the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administ ...

  5. Daughtry Returns, Debuts At No. 1 On Billboard 200

    July 22, 2009 12:00 AM EDT After three weeks of Michael Jackson owning the top selling album in the U.S., the late King of Pop steps aside as Daughtry reigns with "Leave This Town," which tops the Billboard 200 after selling 269,000 units, according to Nielsen Sou ...

  6. The Michael Jackson Movie You Never Saw

    July 22, 2009 12:00 AM EDT He may be known for his music, but few knew Michael Jackson also enjoyed another artistic outlet: the movies. The King of Pop's long association with a small-time filmmaker led to a featured role in a campy 2007 film unknown to many of his fa ...

  7. Daughtry Returns, Nets Second No. 1 Album

    July 22, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Daughtry leads the way this week as the band's second album, "Leave This Town," tops the Billboard 200 with 269,000 . . . And, after three weeks where the top-selling set in the United States came from Michael Jackson, the late King ...

  8. Who's Who On The Mercury Prize 2009 Shortlist

    July 21, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Bat for Lashes - "Two Suns" (Parlophone/EMI) "Two Suns" is the second album from alt-folk act Bat for Lashes, the brainchild of singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Natasha Khan. According to the Official Charts Co (OCC) ...

  9. Sony Bids $50 Million For Jackson Rehearsal Film

    July 20, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Sony Corp.'s movie studio has bid $50 million to acquire the worldwide distribution rights to a film based on rehearsal footage for Michael Jackson's "This Is It" comeback concert series, according to a person familiar with the ...

  10. Inquiries Into Jackson Estate's Sony/ATV Holding

    July 20, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Major financial firms have made inquiries into buying the 50 per cent share of Sony/ATV Music Publishing owned by the estate of Michael Jackson, according to the New York Times. The Times names Colony Capital, Kohlberg Kravis Roberts, Plainfield A ...

  11. Report: AEG Live In Negotiations For Michael Jackson Documentary

    July 19, 2009 12:00 AM EDT AEG Live, the company behind Michael Jackson's planned comeback in London, is negotiating with several Hollywood studios seeking a deal to release in movie theaters a documentary about the final days of the pop singer, the Wall Street journal ...

  12. ITV To Screen Unseen Michael Jackson Footage

    July 17, 2009 12:00 AM EDT ITV is promising exclusive unseen footage of Michael Jackson from the private collection of the singer's friend Uri Geller in a forthcoming documentary, "My Friend Michael Jackson: Uri's Story," its production and distribution ...

  13. Michael Jackson Scores Eight Of Top 10 Euro Albums

    July 16, 2009 12:00 AM EDT In a history-making week on Billboard's European Top 100 Albums, Michael Jackson holds down a spectacular eight of the top ten titles. Meanwhile, "When Love Takes Over" (Positiva/EMI) by David Guetta featuring Kelly Rowland starts a ...

  14. Doctors Probed By State In Michael Jackson's Death

    July 16, 2009 12:00 AM EDT California's attorney general said his office has run several doctors' names and several potential aliases through its prescription drug database to aid police investigating the death of Michael Jackson. Attorney General Jerry Brown said ...

  15. S&S, HarperCollins Tie In Jackson Race

    July 15, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Simon & Schuster and HarperCollins have tied in their bid to be first to market with a new Michael Jackson book in the U.K. Copies of S&S's "Unmasked: The Final Years of Michael Jackson," by Ian Halperin, were hand-delivered ...

  16. Fans Snap Up 1.1 Million Jackson Albums In One Week

    July 15, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Michael Jackson continues to rule the chart this week as his overall catalog of solo albums moved 1.1 million copies last week (up a whopping 37% compared with the previous week) . . . He also claims the top-selling album in the United States for ...

  17. Fans Snap Up 1.1 Million Michael Jackson Albums In One Week

    July 14, 2009 12:00 AM EDT The King of Pop dominates the Nielsen SoundScan and Billboard charts yet again. Based on preliminary sales numbers from Nielsen SoundScan, Michael Jackson's catalog of solo albums sold a mighty 1.1 million copies in the U.S. in the tracking w ...

  18. Producer Shot 'Months and Months' of Michael Jackson Footage

    July 14, 2009 12:00 AM EDT The executive producer of A&E's upcoming Jackson family reality project says she has "months and months" of recent footage -- possibly including never-before-seen scenes with Michael. Jodi Gomes of Point 7 Entertainment shot con ...

  19. L.A. Mayor: City Will Pay Costs From Jackson Event

    July 14, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa is trying to quell the escalating debate over who should pick up the estimated $1.4 million tab for police, traffic control and other services related to Michael Jackson's memorial service. Villaraigosa, who was vac ...

  20. Michael Jackson's Estate Open For Business

    July 14, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Two weeks after Michael Jackson's death, administrators of his estate are temporarily authorized to reopen for business and negotiate, among other things, agreements relating to the singer's ill-fated "This Is It" concert tour. ...

  21. Michael Jackson Concert Merchandise For Sale

    July 14, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Michael Jackson's comeback concerts will never happen, but you can still get the T-shirt. Merchandise from Jackson's "This Is It" tour, which was scheduled to begin Monday (July 13) in London, will be available online and at re ...

  22. Jackson Family Says Concert Plans Too Much For Him

    July 13, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Michael Jackson's father said the King of Pop was not ready to perform 50 shows in London, in a TV interview that aired the day the singer was scheduled to start his long-awaited comeback. Joe Jackson told ABC News that his son told him that ...

  23. 11 Jackson Albums Chart Down Under

    July 13, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Michael Jackson's presence is still being felt on the Australian sales charts. After creating chart history last week, the late superstar's tally climbs to 11 on the ARIA Album Chart top 40, up from seven titles. The American pop singer ...

  24. Total Album Sales Surge

    July 10, 2009 12:00 AM EDT In the first full week after Michael Jackson's death, total album sales shot up to nearly seven million units, a level not seen since early April. Track sales dropped 1% but had risen 9% the prior week, the first full week after Jackson' ...

  25. AEG Live CEO Discusses Jackson's Memorial, Tribute Concert

    July 10, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Just two weeks after the death of Michael Jackson, Randy Phillips, CEO of AEG Live, producers of what were to be Jackson’s 50 sellouts at the O2 Arena in London, still has not caught his breath. Among the most recent developments for Phillips, AEG ...

  26. LAPD: Michael Jackson's Drug History To Be Probed

    July 10, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Detectives investigating the death of Michael Jackson are looking at his prescription drug history and trying to talk with his numerous former doctors, the Los Angeles police chief said. Chief William Bratton told CNN that police are waiting for t ...

  27. LA official: Promoter Should Pay Jackson Memorial

    July 10, 2009 12:00 AM EDT A city council member has called on AEG Live to pay some of the estimated $1.4 million cost for policing Michael Jackson's memorial service at the Staples Center. Dennis Zine told Fox 11 on Thursday that the city's taxpayers "are ge ...

  28. Michael Jackson Dominates Euro Chart

    July 10, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Michael Jackson achieves unique pan-European sales domination this week with the top four titles on European Top 100 Albums, and five of the top six. "When Love Takes Over" (Positiva/EMI) by French DJ David Guetta featuring Kelly Rowland ...

  29. Maxwell Headed For Big Billboard Chart Debut

    July 09, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Maxwell's first album in nearly eight years, "BLACKsummers'night," is headed for a big debut next week on the Billboard 200 chart. Industry insiders suggest the Columbia set could move anything between 275,000 to 325,000 in its ...

  30. Staples Center GM Lee Zeidman On Michael Jackson Memorial

    July 08, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Organizers of the Tuesday memorial service for Michael Jackson in downtown Los Angeles had only five days to plan the massive event, but the tribute "couldn't have gone any better," according to Staples Center and Nokia Theatre L.A. ...

  31. Social Nets Explode Around Jackson Death, Memorial

    July 08, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Michael Jackson's memorial service continues to drive a heavy portion of the online conversations occurring on message boards, blogs and social networking platforms nearly 24-hours after its conclusion. However in terms of Web chatter, the se ...

  32. 31 Million Viewers Watch Jackson Memorial

    July 08, 2009 12:00 AM EDT According to Nielsen Media Research, the memorial service for Michael Jackson on Tuesday (July 7) totaled a combined 20.5 household rating with 30.92 million viewers on the 19 networks carrying it from approximately 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. The participat ...

  33. Video: Ortega, Payne, Portnow Reflect On Jackson

    July 08, 2009 12:00 AM EDT As music industry leaders greeted each other outside Staples Center after the July 7 memorial for Michael Jackson, "This Is It" director Kenny Ortega was in a reflective mood. He joined the associate director and choreographer of what wa ...

  34. Have Media Overplayed Jackson Story?

    July 08, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Nearly two in three Americans said news organizations gave too much coverage to the sudden death of Michael Jackson in the days following his June 25 heart attack in Los Angeles, according to the Pew Research Center for the People & the Press. ...

  35. Nielsen Analysis: Michael Jackson Sales Surge

    July 08, 2009 12:00 AM EDT The untimely death of Michael Jackson has set off an unprecedented surge in interest in his musical legacy. The self-proclaimed "King of Pop" certainly ruled the Billboard charts in the 1980s and beyond, but his posthumous sales are sett ...

  36. 6 Million-Plus Watch Jackson Memorial In U.K.

    July 08, 2009 12:00 AM EDT More than 6 million people in the U.K. watched the live prime-time broadcasts of Michael Jackson's memorial service on domestic TV channels. The service was screened live on BBC Two, which attracted an average 4 million viewers and a 19% audi ...

  37. Michael Jackson Continues To Shake Up Charts

    July 08, 2009 12:00 AM EDT In the first full week following Michael Jackson's death on June 25, his catalog of solo albums shifted 800,000, according to Nielsen SoundScan. That's up a whopping 90% compared with the previous week, when his solo sets moved 422,000 . ...

  38. Michael Jackson Album Sales Total 800K In Pre-Memorial Week

    July 07, 2009 12:00 AM EDT On the day the world said goodbye to Michael Jackson, his legacy continues to shine on Billboard's charts, a testament to his lasting musical legacy and impact. Based on preliminary sales numbers from Nielsen SoundScan, Jackson's catalog ...

  39. Facebook Flooded With Jackson Updates

    July 07, 2009 12:00 AM EDT The King of Pop is more popular than the leader of the free world, at least on Facebook. During Tuesday's memorial service for fallen music icon Michael Jackson, when numerous news, music and entertainment events streamed the event live, Face ...

  40. Jackson Memorial A Somber, Spiritual Celebration

    July 07, 2009 12:00 AM EDT It was not spectacular, extravagant or bizarre. There were songs and tears but little dancing. Instead, Michael Jackson's memorial was a somber, spiritual ceremony that reached back for the essence of the man. Singer, dancer, superstar, human ...

  41. World Will Watch Jackson Memorial

    July 07, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Talk about event television: The mega-blowout to celebrate Michael Jackson's life and music is expected to draw some of the biggest daytime audiences stateside in decades and through-the-roof ratings in Europe, where the show will air live in ...

  42. Movie Theaters To Show Jackson Memorial Service

    July 07, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Only a small number of fans will be able to attend Michael Jackson's memorial service. But others may be able to watch it in movie theaters all over the country. Cinedigm Digital Cinema Corp. is carrying the Los Angeles memorial service on it ...

  43. Michael Jackson Memorial Service Speakers Revealed

    July 06, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Mariah Carey, Jennifer Hudson, John Mayer, Lionel Richie, Smokey Robinson, Usher and Stevie Wonder are among the confirmed participants at Tuesday's public memorial service for Michael Jackson at Los Angeles' Staples Center. The announce ...

  44. Web Music Category Tunes to Audio, Visual Ad Models

    July 06, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Michael Jackson's death continues to resonate in the world of online music as fans flock to the Web to purchase his music-and stream tons of it for free, often without many ads. That surge is seen as a boost to the fast-growing Web music sect ...

  45. Jackson Dominates U.K., Australian Charts

    July 06, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Michael Jackson's death has sparked an extraordinary sales drive in Australia, while the singer has 49 singles in the top 200 in the U.K. and nine albums in the top 75. The U.K.'s Official Charts Co said that Jackson's combined sale ...

  46. Jackson Family Seeks Delay In Naming Will Executor

    July 06, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Michael Jackson's family wants a judge to delay a hearing Monday (July 6) to designate two men listed in the pop superstar's will as temporary administrators of his estate so that they can look deeper into his affairs, a person close to ...

  47. Madonna Pays Tribute To Michael Jackson In Concert

    July 05, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Madonna paid tribute to Michael Jackson on Saturday night (July 4) in the same arena where he was to stage his comeback, dancing along with an impersonator doing Jackson's distinctive moves. Jackson, who died last week, was to begin a series ...

  48. Michael Jackson Memorial Gets 1.6 Million Ticket Requests

    July 05, 2009 12:00 AM EDT The more than 1.6 million fans who registered for tickets to Michael Jackson's memorial service will wait until Monday to learn if they received one of the 11,000 tickets for Tuesday's ceremony. The two-day registration period for the se ...

  49. Surge For Michael Jackson Sales, Airplay Across Europe

    July 03, 2009 12:00 AM EDT In the week following his death, sales and airplay for Michael Jackson have increased significantly across Europe. The latest chart updates show that Jackson has 14 new entries (or re-entries) in the Irish singles chart and eight in the top 75 Iri ...

  50. Michael Jackson Set To Rock Charts Again

    July 03, 2009 12:00 AM EDT After his record-breaking chart week, the late Michael Jackson will continue to shake up the charts next week, too. Industry prognosticators project that his "Thriller" album may sell as much as 110,000-130,000 by week's end at the ...

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