Michael Jackson & Janet Jackson ‘Scream’ Released As A Single
May 31, 1995
Michael Jackson & Janet Jackson ‘Scream’ Released As A Single

“Scream,” a duet by superstar siblings Michael Jackson and Janet Jackson, was released on this date as the lead single from HIStory: Past, Present and Future—Book I. The song was released as a double A-side single with Michael’s solo recording of “Childhood.”

The duet was co-written and co-produced by Michael, Janet, Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis. “Scream” was so highly anticipated that it debuted at #5 on the Billboard Hot 100 two weeks after its release, and its iconic short film, with Michael and Janet, debuted on MTV, BET, and ABC-TV.

The short film was directed by Mark Romanek and received a record 11 MTV Video Music Award nominations, winning three — Best Dance Video, Best Choreography, and Best Art Direction. “Scream” also won a GRAMMY Award for Best Music Video, Short Form.

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