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news More Records For The King Of Pop

May 29, 2014
Billboard Magazine reports more records for Michael Jackson: the first artist to reach Billboard's Hot 100 top 10 in five different decades (or six if you include his work as a member of the Jackson 5), the 50th Hot 100 hit as "Slave To The Rhythm" enters the chart at 45 and "Billie Jean" has returned to the top 20 again more than 30 years after it spent 24 weeks on the charts! To read the whole article, visit Billboard. Expand

news MJ Estate Remembers Maya Angelou

May 28, 2014
Maya Angelou was a hero to the millions of people whose lives she enriched with her extraordinary wisdom, powerful words, eternal message of hope as well as her commitment to teaching others and sharing her gifts. Upon Michael’s passing, Dr. Angelou wrote “We Had Him,” a poetic tribute to Michael in which she poignantly captured the world’s aching feeling of loss with its joy at having known Michael. Expand

news Fans Around The World Are Celebrating XSCAPE

May 28, 2014
Check out this young fan show his love for Michael in a great homage to the "Slave To The Rhythm" performance! Expand

news Michael Jackson Sets Another Record

May 22, 2014
Michael is the first solo artist in history to have a Top 10 hit in each of 5 decades proving once again that the King Of Pop is the greatest entertainer of all time! See the full story at Idolator. Expand

news Michael Jackson - The King Of Pop Is On Top Of The World With XSCAPE!

May 21, 2014
XSCAPE LIGHTS UP THE CHARTS GLOBALLY - #1 IN 52 COUNTRIES, TOP 5 IN 87 #1 STREAMING ALBUM IN THE WORLD "The tracks remind us of the musical genius that was Michael Jackson," The Guardian UK "Timbaland's transformations are masterly," NY TIMES "...you want to push your jacket sleeves up and get down," ("Love Never Felt So Good") SYDNEY MORNING HERALD Expand

news Video Premiere: Love Never Felt So Good

May 14, 2014
The official music video for "Love Never Felt So Good" has premiered worldwide! Watch it below to join the dance party and celebrate with Michael and Justin. Expand

news Fan Dance Videos Wanted

May 14, 2014
The DanceOn YouTube dance community is celebrating MJ, XSCAPE and "Love Never Felt So Good," and you can be a part of it and be featured in the MJ celebration takeover! Have your dance video featured along with professionals in the global #MJLove dance movement. It's easy! Expand

news Today's The Day To XSCAPE!

May 13, 2014
The day has finally arrived! Michael Jackson’s highly anticipated album, XSCAPE, is here!! The album features 8 previously unavailable songs originally recorded between 1983 and 1999 and contemporized by the team of producers assembled by Epic Records Chairman and CEO L.A. Reid. Expand

news The Collaborators Pt. 5 Released

May 13, 2014
Go inside the studio with writer and producer Cory Rooney, writer of “Chicago” from XSCAPE. Hear the process of how Michael chose to record his vocals and why Cory had to fight back tears. Watch Michael Jackson’s XSCAPE – The Collaborators Pt. 5 below. Expand

news The Collaborators Pt. 4 Released

May 10, 2014
Tune into Part 4 of Michael Jackson's XSCAPE – The Collaborators series -- an interview with Paul Anka who was Michael’s co-writer and co-producer on the original version of "Love Never Felt So Good." Watch Michael Jackson's XSCAPE – The Collaborators Pt. 4 below. Expand

news The Collaborators Pt. 3 Released

May 09, 2014
Find out the rule L.A. Reid set for himself when working on XSCAPE in Part 3 of Michael Jackson's XSCAPE – The Collaborators series. This video is a sneak peek of the XSCAPE album documentary available on the Deluxe Edition. Watch Michael Jackson’s XSCAPE – The Collaborators Pt. 3 below and pre-order XSCAPE Deluxe Edition to own the full documentary. Expand

news Behind XSCAPE: A Place With No Name

May 07, 2014
A creative re-imagining of America's 1972 classic, "A Horse With No Name," Jackson's adapted "A Place With No Name" tells a story about a man whose car breaks down in the desert and is led by a mysterious woman to an utopian city where "no one is in fear" and "no people have pain." Jackson originally worked on and recorded the song with Elliott Straite (better known as New Jack Swing producer Dr. Freeze) at Record Plant Recording Studios in 1998. Expand

news XSCAPE Global Release Date Schedule

May 06, 2014
Michael Jackson album releases are truly global events, so each country or territory's release date is listed below for your convenience. It doesn't matter if you're in Australia, Sweden, United States, Russia or anywhere else on the world, the love of XSCAPE will be felt in just a few short days. Expand

news Behind XSCAPE: Love Never Felt So Good

May 06, 2014
Originally recorded with music veteran Paul Anka (best known for his work with Frank Sinatra) in 1983, "Love Never Felt So Good" was produced for this album by MJ Estate co-executor John McClain. Says McClain of the song: "Michael sounds incredible on this track just like he always does. There was never a day when he was anything other than great. He is immortal. And the song is great. Paul Anka is one of our finest writers." McClain notes Jackson and Anka's shared love for "melodies and real music...That's what we need right now. It was an honor to work on a track that is both Mr. Expand

news The Collaborators Pt. 2 Released

May 06, 2014
The second installment of Michael Jackson’s XSCAPE – The Collaborators is an interview with Matt Forger, MJ’s longtime recording engineer who also worked on “Thriller,” “Bad,” “Dangerous” & “HIStory.” Watch Michael Jackson’s XSCAPE – The Collaborators Pt. 2 below. Expand

news Behind XSCAPE: Love Never Felt So Good

May 06, 2014
Originally recorded with music veteran Paul Anka (best known for his work with Frank Sinatra) in 1983, "Love Never Felt So Good" was produced for this album by MJ Estate co-executor John McClain. Says McClain of the song: "Michael sounds incredible on this track just like he always does. There was never a day when he was anything other than great. He is immortal. And the song is great. Paul Anka is one of our finest writers." McClain notes Jackson and Anka's shared love for "melodies and real music...That's what we need right now. It was an honor to work on a track that is both Mr. Expand

news Behind XSCAPE: Slave To The Rhythm

May 05, 2014
Originally recorded during the Dangerous sessions in 1991 with L.A. Reid and Babyface, "Slave to the Rhythm" is a taut robo-pop rhythm track in which Jackson narrates a story about a woman trapped in stifling circumstances. At home and work, the protagonist is compelled to "dance" to the needs of controlling men, while her own desires are ignored. In a brief moment of respite, she escapes and "dance[s] to the beat of her own." Jackson tells her story in a passionate vocal, capped by his trademark syncopated beat-boxing Expand

news The Collaborators Pt. 1 Video Series Released

May 02, 2014
A video series called Michael Jackson’s XSCAPE – The Collaborators will be rolled out in the coming weeks. Part 1 was released today and is an exclusive sneak peek of the album documentary where L.A. Reid and the producers discuss their overall experiences on the project. Watch Michael Jackson’s XSCAPE – The Collaborators Pt. 1 below, and pre-order XSCAPE Deluxe Edition to own the full documentary. Expand

news Behind The Scenes

May 02, 2014
A glimpse backstage at the HIStory World Tour, 1997. Expand

news XSCAPE Deluxe Edition Tracklist & Contents Announced!

May 01, 2014
New month, new MJ XSCAPE info! Today sees announcement of the Deluxe Edition contents. In addition to eight of Michael Jackson’s strongest unreleased songs, contemporized by producers LA Reid, Timbaland, Rodney Jerkins, Stargate, John McClain and Jerome "Jroc" Harmon, the Deluxe Edition includes each of the original recordings as left by Michael Jackson as well as additional elements! See below for full deluxe edition contents. Expand