ALBUM CONCEIVED AND INSPIRED BY THE KING OF POP MICHAEL JACKSON
Management of The Estate of Michael Jackson: John Branca and John McClain
“You are my joy, the fullness in my heart is because of you. I love you beyond now and forever more.” This is what Michael wrote to his children, Prince, Paris and Blanket. This album is dedicated to them and to Michael’s mother, Katherine Jackson, and to the entire Jackson family.
We want to thank Akon, Eddie Cascio, Theron “Neff-U” Feemster, 50 Cent, Serban Ghenea, Taryll Jackson, Lenny Kravitz, Kadir Nelson, Jon Nettlesbey, Orianthi, James Porte, Teddy Riley, C. “Tricky” Stewart and everyone who has lent their artistic talents to this album.
We want to thank Howard Weitzman, Joel “Roosevelt” Katz, Karen Langford and all of the members of “Team MJ” who have been working behind the scenes to assist us on this project and all things Michael Jackson this past year and a half including: Jim Bates, Miko Brando, Steve Burkow, David Byrnes, Vince Chieffo, Wallace Christner, Jeryll Cohen, Greg Cross, Marquis Davis, Frank Dileo, David Dunn, Paul Hoffman, Jackie Jackson, Taj Jackson, Jeff Jampol, Craig Johnson, Michael Kane, David Lande, Richard Leher, Dick LeRoy, John Lockwood, Zia Modabber, Victor Murgatroyd, Mike Sitrick, Diana St. Amand, Evvy Tavasci, Geraldine Wyle, Nick Yanez and Jamie Young
We want to acknowledge Bill Bottrell, Stuart Brawley, Brad Buxer, John Doelp, Matt Forger, David Foster, Dr. Freeze, Berry Gordy, Jimmy Jam, Quincy Jones, Robert Kelly, Lawanda Lane, Terry Lewis, Greg Phillinganes, Michael Prince, Diana Ross, Janice Smith, Mark Stewart, Rob Stringer, Bruce Swedien, Paul Surrat, Rod Temperton, Mio Vukovic, Walter Yetnikoff and all of the producers, engineers, mixers, musicians, singers, songwriters and other colleagues and friends whose talents, love and support helped Michael to achieve the many milestones of his life and career.
And especially to Michael’s fans, we say thank you for your love, loyalty and endless support for Michael.
Executive A&R for Sony: John Doelp
Special thanks to:
Rolf Schmidt-Holtz, Rob Stringer, John Doelp, Steve Barnett, Julie Swidler, Kevin Kelleher, Richard Sanders, Andrea Finkelstein, Andrew Ross, Amanda Ghost, Adam Granite, Lee Stimmel, Lois Najarian-O’Neill, Lydia Kanuga, Sam Gomez, Sheri Lee, Vickie Hall, Chris Austopchuk, Al Quaglieri
A&R Consultant: Ken Komisar
Mastered by Vlado Meller at Universal Mastering Studios, NYC
Assisted by Mark Santangelo
Art Direction: Sheri Lee and Chris Austopchuk
Art Direction and Design: Sherri Lee and Christina Rodriguez
Album Cover Artwork by Kadir Nelson
Artwork Clearances: Cassandra Barbour, Entertainment Clearances, Inc.
MTV’s Moon Man used with permission.
GRAMMY and the gramophone statuette and logos are registered trademarks of The Recording Academy® and are used under license.
Cirque du Soleil and Sun Logo are trademarks owned by Cirque du Soleil and used under license.
Archivists for The Estate: Evvy Tavasci, Craig Johnson, Michael Prince