‘You Are Not Alone’ Released As A Single
August 15, 1995
Michael Jackson - You Are Not Alone single

Michael Jackson’s “You Are Not Alone” was released on this date as the second single from HIStory: Past, Present and Future—Book I following the success of the double A-side single for “Scream” and “Childhood.”

“You Are Not Alone” became the first song to ever debut at #1 on the Billboard Hot 100, earning a Guinness World Record for that feat, and it became Michael’s 13th #1 song in the United States. It also was certified Platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America.

The song hit #1 in nine countries and was a Top 10 hit in nearly every major market. The “You Are Not Alone” short film was directed by Wayne Isham and was filmed primarily at the Pantages Theatre in Hollywood, California.

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