Off the Wall

  1. Quincy Jones Files $10M Lawsuit Over Michael Jackson Music

    October 25, 2013 9:14 PM EDT Quincy Jones has filed a $10 million breach-of-contract lawsuit in connection with Michael Jackson projects released after the singer's death. The legendary producer who has won 27 Grammy Awards and produced the King of Pop's best-sell ...

  2. Backbeat: Professor ?uestlove Teaches Michael Jackson’s ‘Off the Wall’ at NYU ‘Classic Albums’ Class

    February 28, 2013 7:01 PM EST To a certain type of music obsessive, a tutorial on classic albums with ?uestlove sounds more like a fantasy date than something you might actually get college credit for. Yet such a course exists at New York University’s Clive Davis Institute of ...

  3. L.A. Reid to Be Honored at Pre-Grammy Gala; Quincy Jones and Al Schmitt at P&E Wing Event

    December 18, 2012 11:30 AM EST Clive Davis and the Recording Academy will present the annual Pre-Grammy Gala on Saturday, Feb. 9, at The Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills, Calif., the evening before the 55th Annual Grammy Awards, the Academy announced this morning. As part of the ...

  4. Michael Jackson's 'Thriller' at 30: How One Album Changed the World

    November 30, 2012 2:00 AM EST Steve Greenberg ( @steviegpro ) is the founder of S-Curve Records and a Grammy winning record producer who had an integral role in developing the careers of Hanson, Joss Stone and the Jonas Brothers, among many others. When executives of CBS Recor ...

  5. Jim McCrary, Former A&M Records, 'Tapestry' Photographer, Dies

    May 07, 2012 3:15 PM EDT (Photos: Jim McCrary) Jim McCrary, who was behind the camera for hundreds of album covers including Carole King's iconic Tapestry , but who soured on rock photography following an encounter with a young Michael Jackson, died last month at age ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. Eminem's 'Recovery' Likely To Last A Third Week At No. 1

    July 07, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Unless something awfully crazy happens, next week Eminem's "Recovery" will be the first album to notch three consecutive weeks at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 since March. That's when Sade's "Soldier of Love" wrapp ...

  8. Michael Jackson in $200 Million-plus Recording Deal

    March 16, 2010 12:00 AM EDT The estate of Michael Jackson has landed the late King of Pop the biggest recording deal in history: a $200 million guaranteed contract with Sony Music Entertainment for 10 projects over seven years, according to a person familiar with the deal. T ...

  9. Janet Jackson Premieres New Song After MTV VMA Performance

    September 14, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Shortly after performing a moving tribute to her brother Michael Jackson Sunday night (Sept. 13) at the MTV VMAs, Janet Jackson unveiled a new song on her official Web site. Entitled "Make Me," the song is believed to be the first single ...

  10. Janet Jackson Premieres New Song, "Make Me," After VMAs

    September 14, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Shortly after performing a moving tribute to her brother Michael Jackson Sunday night (Sept. 13) at the MTV VMAs, Janet Jackson unveiled a new song on her official Web site. Entitled "Make Me," the song is believed to be the first single ...

  11. Stars, Family Honor Michael Jackson At Funeral

    September 04, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Michael Jackson was buried on Thursday, more than two months after he died of a drug overdose, marking the last stop for a superstar who spent most of his 50 years in the public gaze. The singer, whose enormous success with such albums as "Of ...

  12. 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 ...

  13. 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 ...

  14. 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 ...

  15. 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 ...

  16. 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 ...

  17. Michael Jackson Remains King Of U.K. Charts

    July 13, 2009 12:00 AM EDT As Cascada's "Evacuate The Dancefloor" (All Around The World/Universal) started a second week atop the new U.K. singles chart yesterday (Sunday), Michael Jackson's catalog sales enjoyed another healthy week in the market. Altho ...

  18. 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 ...

  19. Michael Jackson Left 'Endless' Supply Of Unreleased Music

    July 02, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Michael Jackson had a mountain of unreleased recordings in the vault when he died — music that is almost certain to be packaged and repackaged for his fans in the years to come. The material includes unused tracks from studio sessions of some of J ...

  20. Michael Jackson Album Sales Estimated In Multiple Six Figures

    June 29, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Michael Jackson is about to rock the Billboard charts. Nielsen SoundScan's sales numbers won't be released until Wednesday (July 1) morning, but industry prognosticators indicate that three of Jackson's albums -- "Number Ones,& ...

  21. Michael Jackson Rules U.K. Chart

    June 29, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Michael Jackson's greatest hits set "Number Ones" (Epic) has entered the U.K. albums chart at No. 1, while four other albums made an appearance in the top 20. The Official Charts Co said that Jackson sold more than 300,000 units, ac ...

  22. Michael Jackson Poised To Shake Up Billboard Charts

    June 26, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Michael Jackson will again make music history as many of his albums are poised to shake up next week's Billboard charts with incredible sales increases. The impact of the singer's passing yesterday (June 25) was felt immediately in the m ...

  23. Jackson Fans Flood Digital Music Services

    June 26, 2009 12:00 AM EDT It's not unusual for artists to see digital sales and streams spike after being featured in the news. But like everything else he did in life, Michael Jackson took this to a new level in his death. As word of the pop superstar's passing ...

  24. Jackson Dominates iTunes, Amazon, Twitter

    June 26, 2009 12:00 AM EDT The death of Michael Jackson has had an immediate impact on his sales. Five of the top ten "trending topics" on Twitter are currently Jackson-related and his death dominates Google trends. The singer dominates the U.S. iTunes store' ...

  25. UPDATED: Michael Jackson Mourned By Friends, Fans, Fellow Musicians

    June 25, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Michael Jackson died June 25 after reportedly being found unconscious in his Bel Air, Calif., home. Paramedics rushed the 50-year-old icon to UCLA Medical Center, where he was declared dead. Below, a round-up of the music industry's reaction ...

  26. Michael Jackson: King Of The Pop Charts

    June 25, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Michael Jackson's impact on pop music history is impossible to overstate. The 1982 album "Thriller," the singer's career-defining release, has sold 28 million albums in the U.S. according to the Recording Industry Association o ...

  27. Pop Legend Michael Jackson Dies

    June 25, 2009 12:00 AM EDT The death of Michael Jackson brings to a sudden end the life of a performer who captivated pop audiences with the Jackson 5 and matured into a performer of electric charisma and unprecedented crossover appeal, before living out his final years as ...