1. Michael Jackson Remains a Provider 5 Years After His Death

    June 20, 2014 12:47 PM EDT It's been five years since Michael Jackson died, yet his career is more alive than it has been in decades. Just last month, the singer moonwalked across a Las Vegas stage in a nationally televised hologram performance. A new album recently de ...

  2. Michael Jackson to Unleash World Premiere Experience At Billboard Music Awards

    May 08, 2014 6:00 AM EDT 5 2 0 The Estate of Michael Jackson created the spot, which will present the superstar “like you’ve never seen him before.” Michael Jackson will create another slice of history at this year’s Billboard Music Awards. CLICK FOR COMPLETE LIST OF BBMA FINALIS ...

  3. Michael Jackson To Unleash World Premiere Experience At Billboard Music Awards

    May 08, 2014 6:00 AM EDT Michael Jackson will create another slice of history at this year’s Billboard Music Awards. CLICK FOR COMPLETE LIST OF BBMA FINALISTS • Milestone Award: Vote Now! 
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  4. Bringing Michael Jackson Back: The Inside Story of 'Xscape' (Cover Story)

    May 05, 2014 11:00 AM EDT L.A. Reid and an all-star cast of producers re-imagine archival tracks by the King of Pop A little less than a year ago, L.A. Reid met John Branca for dinner at Cecconi's in West Hollywood. Reid had been the chairman and CEO of Epic Records ...

  5. Cirque du Soleil's Michael Jackson Tour Adding Arena Dates in 2014

    November 08, 2013 10:34 AM EST "Michael Jackson: The Immortal World Tour," which recently became the ninth-top-grossing tour in history, will return to North American arenas in 2014, Billboard can exclusively reveal. This Story First Appeared in the New Billboard -- ...

  6. Michael Jackson's Mijac Music Catalog Moves to Sony/ATV

    August 20, 2012 10:43 AM EDT Sony/ATV Music Publishing, which is a joint venture between Sony Corp. and the estate of Michael Jackson, will take over worldwide administration of Michael Jackson's Mijac Music Catalog, which has been handled by Warner/Chappell Music Publis ...

  7. Michael Jackson Estate's Copyrights Violated By Website, Says Judge

    August 10, 2012 5:08 PM EDT LOS ANGELES (AP) -- A federal judge ruled Friday that a businessman working with Michael Jackson's mother has violated copyrights owned by the singer's estate and should be blocked from future uses of the work. U.S. District Judge Dean P ...

  8. Sandra Bernhard To Host Billboard Touring Awards; MJ's Immortal To Receive Creative Content Award

    August 07, 2012 7:00 AM EDT Multi-faceted actress/comedienne Sandra Bernhard will host the 9th annual Billboard Touring Awards, set for Nov. 8 in New York City, Billboard announces today. As part of the annual industry gathering, Billboard announces that the Creative Content ...

  9. Katherine Jackson Not Missing, Says Son

    July 23, 2012 1:30 PM EDT 0 0 0 Katherine Jackson, the mother of Michael Jackson and guardian of his three children, is safe and with a family member in Arizona, authorities said late Sunday, one day after another relative reported her missing. Los Angeles Sheriff's Deputy Ma ...

  10. Varied Bills Boost Boxscores as Touring Biz Sees Strong Midyear Results

    July 18, 2012 7:05 PM EDT Varied Bills Boost Boxscores as Touring Biz Sees Strong Midyear Results Big-event tours and superstars are supposed to sell tickets, so the best indicator for the success of the touring industry is when the list of top tours also includes a health ...

  11. Michael Jackson's 'Bad' Turns 25 With Box Set, Concert DVD

    May 23, 2012 10:45 AM EDT 0 0 0 M ichael Jackson 's "Bad" is all grown up, and getting the full deluxe treatment this Fall. The King of Pop's chart-topping 1987 album, which sent five songs to the summit of the Billboard Hot 100 , a feat not duplicated until Ka ...

  12. Michael Jackson's 'Bad' Turns 25; Epic/Legacy to Release 3-CD, Concert DVD Box Set This September

    May 22, 2012 2:03 PM EDT Michael Jackson's Bad is all grown up, and getting the full deluxe treatment this Fall. The King of Pop's chart-topping 1987 album, which sent five songs to the summit of the Billboard Hot 100, a feat not duplicated until Katy Perry sent ...

  13. Billboard Power 100: John Branca

    January 26, 2012 7:48 PM EST No. 72 John Branca Partner Ziffren Brittenham The King of Pop's King of Legal Attorney John Branca has represented the Rolling Stones, the Beach Boys, the Doors, Fleetwood Mac and more. And he's been involved in significant music busines ...

  14. New Cirque du Soleil Show Is Michael Jackson 'On Steroids'

    September 29, 2011 6:00 PM EDT 0 0 0 Eleven months after announcing the Michael Jackson THE IMMORTAL World Tour, writer/director Jamie King and his collaborators at Cirque du Soleil are itching to get the production under way on Oct. 2 in Montreal. And the Jackson estate -- which autho ...

  15. Michael Jackson's Mom & Kids Get $30 Million From Estate

    September 14, 2011 12:20 PM EDT 0 0 0 Michael Jackson's estate has generated more than $310 million in the two years since the pop singer died deeply in debt, enabling executors to distribute a preliminary payment of $30 million to Jackson's mother and children, and to unnamed ...

  16. Michael Jackson Autopsy TV Special Cancelled

    December 31, 2010 2:04 PM EST 0 0 0 The Discovery television network on Friday said it canceled plans to air a reenactment of the autopsy on Michael Jackson's body, citing an upcoming court hearing and concern by the late pop star's estate. The show, "Michael Jackson� ...

  17. Michael Jackson Autopsy TV Re-Enactment 'In Shockingly Bad Taste,' Says Estate

    December 30, 2010 10:10 AM EST 0 0 0 Executors of Michael Jackson 's estate demanded Wednesday that the Discovery Channel cancel plans for a show purporting to re-enact the dead superstar's autopsy. John Branca and John McClain fired off an angry letter Wednesday to Discovery ...

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

    December 14, 2010 12:45 PM EST 0 0 0 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 songs ...

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

    November 30, 2010 11:23 AM EST 0 0 0 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 the ...

  20. Michael Jackson's Producer, Manager Vouch for 'Breaking News'

    November 10, 2010 7:48 AM EST 0 0 0 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 trac ...

  21. Michael Jackson's Father Denied Control of Son's Estate

    October 26, 2010 5:30 PM EDT 0 0 0 A California appeals court rejected a bid Tuesday by Michael Jackson 's father to challenge the administration of his son's lucrative estate. A three-justice panel of the California Second District Court of Appeal unanimously affirmed a pr ...

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

    October 07, 2010 7:05 AM EDT 0 0 0 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 B ...

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

    October 06, 2010 8:04 AM EDT 0 0 0 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 dismissal ...

  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. 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) ...

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

    August 03, 2010 10:30 AM EDT 0 0 0 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 ev ...

  27. Michael Jackson Estate Administrators Seek Payment

    December 16, 2009 8:09 AM EST 0 0 0 The administrators of Michael Jackson 's estate and a cadre of attorneys are seeking millions for managing the King of Pop's affairs after death, court documents show. It's unclear how much exactly will be paid out. The administrators ...

  28. Katherine Jackson Picks New Lawyer In Estate Case

    October 23, 2009 12:00 AM EDT A shake-up in Katherine Jackson's legal team left her unrepresented during a hearing Thursday to clarify the power two attorneys have over her pop star son's estate, but it didn't stop the judge from issuing orders upholding those p ...

  29. 'New' Michael Jackson Single Written In 1983

    October 13, 2009 7:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Michael Jackson didn't do it his way after all. Hours after the pop singer's first posthumous single "This Is It" was released amid great hype on Monday , it emerged that the tune had been recorded 18 years ago by an obscure Puer ...

  30. New Michael Jackson Single Hits The Airwaves

    October 12, 2009 8:23 AM EDT 0 0 0 Michael Jackson 's new single "This Is It" began streaming online and playing across the radio airwaves Monday, nearly four months after the "king of pop" died of a prescription drug overdose aged 50. The track, which featur ...

  31. New Michael Jackson Song, Album Due In October

    September 23, 2009 12:27 PM EDT 0 0 0 A new Michael Jackson song entitled "This Is It" will be released as a single on Oct. 12, Sony Music Entertainment announced today (Sept. 23). The song -- which features backing vocals by Michael's brothers, the Jacksons -- is part of ...

  32. Michael Jackson Memorabilia Shows Gets Judge's OK

    August 24, 2009 10:14 AM EDT 0 0 0 A judge on Friday firmly approved a deal between Michael Jackson's estate and a concert promoter to exhibit his memorabilia, praising the arrangement that the singer's mother had fought in court over her concerns that it could harm his leg ...

  33. Michael Jackson Merchandise Deal On The Way

    August 05, 2009 12:19 PM EDT 0 0 0 Michael Jackson products could start appearing on store shelves, cell phones, even in X-Box add-ons if a judge signs off on a merchandising deal. The current administrators of the singer's estate have presented several proposed contracts to a p ...

  34. Court Awards Custody Of Jackson's Children To Mother

    August 03, 2009 4:28 PM EDT 0 0 0 Michael Jackson's mother was awarded custody of the singer's three children on Monday and his ex-wife Debbie Rowe was given visitation, formalizing an arrangement announced last week . In a Los Angeles Superior Court hearing on issues of c ...

  35. Sony Bids $50 Million For Michael Jackson Film Footage

    July 21, 2009 11:34 AM EDT 0 0 0 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 ...

  36. Sony Bids $50 Million For Michael Jackson Film Footage

    July 21, 2009 9:27 AM EDT 0 0 0 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 b ...

  37. Michael Jackson's Estate Open For Business

    July 14, 2009 3:31 PM EDT 0 0 0 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 . ...

  38. Michael Jackson's Estate Open For Business

    July 14, 2009 10:02 AM EDT 0 0 0 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. W ...

  39. 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. ...

  40. Massive Crowd Expected For Michael Jackson Memorial

    July 07, 2009 9:44 AM EDT 0 0 0 The curtain is slowly rising on Michael Jackson's last show. As in Jackson's life, Tuesday's public memorial at the downtown Staples Center includes the spectacle surrounding the show - legal drama, screaming fans, star power, live wo ...

  41. Lawyers Prepare For Courtroom Faceoff Over Michael Jackson Estate

    July 06, 2009 6:17 PM EDT 0 0 0 Lawyers for Michael Jackson and his family on Sunday prepared to square off in a courtroom hearing over control of the singer's estate as media reports mounted about powerful drugs that may have contributed to his death. One legal expert predic ...

  42. Lawyers Prepare For Courtroom Faceoff Over Michael Jackson Estate

    July 06, 2009 4:24 PM EDT 0 0 0 Lawyers for Michael Jackson and his family on Sunday prepared to square off in a courtroom hearing over control of the singer's estate as media reports mounted about powerful drugs that may have contributed to his death. One legal expert predic ...

  43. Lawyers Prepare For Courtroom Faceoff Over Michael Jackson Estate

    July 06, 2009 9:14 AM EDT 0 0 0 Lawyers for Michael Jackson and his family on Sunday prepared to square off in a courtroom hearing over control of the singer's estate as media reports mounted about powerful drugs that may have contributed to his death. One legal expert predic ...

  44. 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 ...

  45. Michael Jackson Funeral Date Set, Mystery Deepens

    July 02, 2009 11:12 AM EDT 0 0 0 The Michael Jackson funeral will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Staples Center in Los Angeles. Sources said AEG Live, which owns the arena and the adjacent Nokia Theatre, will use both facilities and the surrounding plaza. Meanwhile, things keep getting c ...

  46. Federal Drug Agents Join Michael Jackson Investigation

    July 02, 2009 9:07 AM EDT 0 0 0 The circumstances surrounding Michael Jackson's death have become a federal issue, with the Drug Enforcement Administration asked to help police take a look at the pop star's doctors and possible drug use. Following Jackson's death, a ...

  47. Michael Jackson's Will Filed With Los Angeles Court

    July 01, 2009 2:30 PM EDT 0 0 0 A will from Michael Jackson, executed in 2002 and filed with a Los Angeles court on Wednesday, leaves his entire estate to a family trust to be administered by executors, according to court papers obtained by Reuters on Wednesday. The Michael Jackso ...

  48. Jackson's Will To Be Filed In Court Wednesday

    July 01, 2009 10:06 AM EDT 0 0 0 Heavy construction equipment and workers passed through the wrought-iron gates of Neverland Ranch, fueling speculation that it could soon be hosting a funeral or a permanent memorial to Michael Jackson. The activity occurred Tuesday, the day before ...

  49. Q&A: Janet Jackson Still In Control

    September 05, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Super diva. Very few artists can legitimately lay claim to that title. Fewer still can sustain an extraordinary career that, despite a few bumps along the way, has fans anticipating your every move af Super diva. Very few artists can legitimately la ...