Luther Vandross

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In September 2001, Vandross performed a rendition of Michael Jackson's hit song "Man in the Mirror" at Jackson's 30th Anniversary special, alongside Usher and 98 Degrees. In 2002, he performed his final concerts during his last tour, The BK Got Soul Tour starring Vandross featuring Angie Stone and Gerald Levert. In the spring of 2003, Vandross's last collaboration was Doc Powell's "What's Going On", a cover of Marvin Gaye from Powell's album 97th and Columbus. In 2003, Vandross released the album Dance with My Father. It sold 442,000 copies in the first week and debuted at number one on the Billboard 200 album chart.

Usher (musician)

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He became the fifth artist of all-time to achieve that feat behind Stevie Wonder (1960s, 1970s, 1980s), Michael Jackson (1970s, 1980s, 1990s), Janet Jackson and Madonna (1980s, 1990s, 2000s), and became the third male soloist in history to have at least one number-one single from five consecutive studio albums. On the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart, Usher has 13 number-one singles tied with Michael Jackson and Marvin Gaye, the most of the 2000s with 8 number-ones, and set a chart Guinness World Record in 2010.


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Mýa's musical influences include Sade Adu, Janet Jackson, Michael Jackson, Stevie Wonder, Aretha Franklin, Prince, Chaka Khan, Minnie Riperton, and Madonna. Mýa praises Steve Wonder for his ability to hear music and play music and feel it and get other people to feel it, and Madonna for her boldness and courage. Mýa calls Minnie Riperton her favorite female singer and Prince her musical hero, stating, "He's someone who takes risks. He's an all-around entertainer, hell of a performer. He's a genius."

New jack swing

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Dance-oriented pop artists such as Michael Jackson, Donna Summer, Sheena Easton, Debbie Gibson, Laura Branigan, Jane Child, Joey Lawrence, Paula Abdul, Kylie Minogue and Bell Biv DeVoe also have new jack swing elements in their late 1980s and early 1990s output. To date the most successful new jack swing album is Dangerous, released in 1991 by Michael Jackson, produced by Jackson and Riley, which has sold over 30 million copies worldwide. Many songs with elements of new jack swing and similar R&B styles ranked in the top 10 of the US R&B Billboard charts or the top ten of the US "top 100" charts throughout the late 1980s and early 1990s.


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Michael Jackson and Whitney Houston), new jack swing (e.g. Janet Jackson and Paula Abdul), and contemporary R&B. Other prominent dance-pop artists and groups of the 1980s included the Pet Shop Boys, Mel and Kim, Samantha Fox, Debbie Gibson, and Tiffany. By the 1990s, dance-pop had become a major genre in popular music. Several dance-pop groups and artists emerged during the 1990s, such as the Spice Girls, Britney Spears, Christina Aguilera, Jessica Simpson, Backstreet Boys, and 'NSYNC. During the early 1990s, dance-pop borrowed influences from house music (e.g.

List of most expensive music videos

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Janet Jackson leads with six videos on the list, while Michael Jackson, Britney Spears and Ayumi Hamasaki have five each. Ayumi Hamasaki, T-ara, S.E.S., 2NE1 and B.A.P are also the only Asian artists to appear on this list. Madonna has made three appearances in the top five, and four total, making her the artist with the most expensive videos of all time combined. TLC, Kanye West, Busta Rhymes, Guns N' Roses, Mylène Farmer and MC Hammer appear on the list twice. Joseph Kahn has directed four, while Hype Williams, Cha Eun Taek and Wataru Takeishi have directed three. Nigel Dick, Mark Romanek and John Landis appear twice, the latter with videos both for Michael Jackson.

Rhythm and Blues Music Hall of Fame

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The National Rhythm & Blues Hall of Fame Foundation is an independent organization honoring the historical preservation of Rhythm and Blues, Gospel, Jazz, and Hip-Hop music and culture.

American Music Awards of 2009

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After his death in June 2009, Michael Jackson was nominated for five posthumous awards: Artist of the Year, Favorite Pop/Rock Male Artist, Favorite Pop/Rock Album (for Number Ones), Favorite Soul/R&B Male Artist and Favorite Soul/R&B Album (also for Number Ones). This move was subsequently criticized by those who felt that the awards committee was piggybacking on the hype of Jackson's death for ratings and media coverage purposes, and that his nomination was unfair to artists who had brought out newer material to equal success, such as Lady Gaga and Taylor Swift.

Mark Romanek

Romanek was given his first Grammy Award for Best Short Form Video in 1996 for "Scream", a collaboration between the pop superstar siblings Michael Jackson and Janet Jackson. The video, which cost $7 million to make, is cited as one of the most expensive ever made. Romanek won his second Grammy two years later, again with Janet Jackson, for her video "Got 'Til It's Gone". In 2002, Romanek shot a video for Audioslave's "Cochise" in which the band performed in the midst of a prolonged pyrotechnic display of the intensity usually seen only during fireworks finales.

Billboard Music Award

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Knight. 2012: Dionne Warwick. 2013: Chaka Khan. 2014: Aretha Franklin. 2015: Janet Jackson. 2016: Cher. 2017: Madonna. 2018: Barbara Streisand. 2019: Toni Braxton. 2011: Neil Diamond. 2012: Stevie Wonder. 2013: Prince. 2014: Jennifer Lopez. 2016: Celine Dion. 2017: Cher. 2018: Janet Jackson. 2019: Mariah Carey. 1992: Special Award commemorating the 10th Anniversary of Thriller: Michael Jackson. 1992: No. 1 World Album for Dangerous and No. 1 World Single for "Black or White": Michael Jackson. 1993: Special Award for the first single with most weeks at No.1 on the Billboard Hot 100 (14 weeks for "I Will Always Love You"): Whitney Houston. 1996: Special Award for most weeks at No. 1 on the Billboard

American Music Awards

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The results were Elvis Presley (1950s), The Beatles (1960s), Stevie Wonder (1970s), and Michael Jackson (1980s). * Michael Jackson won the Artist of the Century award in the 29th American Music Awards held on January 9, 2002. *Latin American Music Award * Michael Jackson 8 (1984). Whitney Houston 8 (1994). Artist of the Year: Taylor Swift (5 wins). Song of the Year: Kenny Rogers (5 wins). Favorite Male Artist – Pop/Rock: (Tie) Barry Manilow, Eric Clapton, Michael Bolton, Michael Jackson and Justin Bieber (3 wins each). Favorite Female Artist – Pop/Rock: Taylor Swift, Whitney Houston, Olivia Newton-John (4 wins each).

Neverland Ranch

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Following Jackson's death, press reports during June 28–29, 2009, claimed that his family intended to bury him at the Neverland Ranch, eventually turning it into a place of pilgrimage for his fans, similar to how Graceland has become a destination for fans of Elvis Presley. The singer's father Joseph Jackson later denied the reports.

Diana Ross

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"Experience", the third international single's video reignited the "Eaten Alive" romantic storyline with Diana and actor Joseph Gian. The track, Eaten Alive, a collaboration with Barry Gibb and Michael Jackson, became a top 20 hit internationally. The Barry Gibb-produced album garnered an international number one in "Chain Reaction" and a Top 20 selling album. It is believed Michael Finbarr Murphy, a distant cousin of Alan Murphy, guitarist for singer Kate Bush, Level 42 and others, played the guitar parts on "Chain Reaction".

Whitney Houston

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With Michael Jackson breaking down the color barrier for black men, Houston did the same for black women. She became the first black woman to receive heavy rotation on the network following the success of the "How Will I Know" video. Following Houston's breakthrough, other African-American women, such as Janet Jackson and Anita Baker, were successful in popular music. Baker commented that "Because of what Whitney and Sade did, there was an opening for me ... For radio stations, black women singers aren't taboo anymore."

World Music Awards

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The awards were presented to Michael Jackson and Mariah Carey in the male and female artist award categories. Barry White. Bee Gees. Beyoncé. Carlos Santana. Celine Dion. Chaka Khan. Cher. Chris Deburgh. Cliff Richard. David Bowie. Deep Purple. Destiny's Child. Diana Ross. Elton John. Eminem. Flo Rida. George Benson. Gloria Gaynor. INXS. Janet Jackson. Jennifer Lopez. Julio Iglesias. Lionel Richie. Luciano Pavarotti. Mariah Carey. Michael Jackson. Patti Labelle. Placido Domingo. Prince. Ray Charles. Ricky Martin. Rod Stewart. Sakis Rouvas. Status Quo. Stevie Wonder. Tina Turner. Tony Bennett.

List of artists who reached number one in the United States

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Janet Jackson (10). Michael Jackson (13). The Jackson 5 (4). Sonny James (1)°. Tommy James and the Shondells (2). Jan & Dean (1). Jay-Z (4). Wyclef Jean (1). Carly Rae Jepsen (1). Joan Jett and the Blackhearts (1). Joe (2). Billy Joel (3). Elton John (9). Robert John (1). Jonas Brothers (1). Janis Joplin (1). Montell Jordan (1). Juicy J (1). Juvenile (1). Bert Kaempfert (1). Ini Kamoze (1). KC and the Sunshine Band (5). K-Ci & JoJo (2). Kesha (3). R. Kelly (2). Eddie Kendricks (1). Alicia Keys (4). Wiz Khalifa (2). Andy Kim (1). Kimbra (1). Carole King (1). Sean Kingston (1). Kingston Trio (1). The Knack (1). Gladys Knight (1) & the Pips (1). Buddy Knox (1)°. Kool and the Gang (1).

A&M Records

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A&M sustained its success during the 1980s with a roster of noted acts that included Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark, Henry Badowski, Janet Jackson, the Police, Sting, the Brothers Johnson, Falco, Atlantic Starr, the Go-Go's, Bryan Adams, Suzanne Vega, Righeira, Brenda Russell, Jeffrey Osborne, Oingo Boingo, the Human League, Ozark Mountain Daredevils, Sharon, Lois & Bram, Annabel Lamb, Jim Diamond, Vital Signs, Joe Jackson, and Scottish rock band Gun.

I Want You Back

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An unusual aspect about "I Want You Back" was that its main lead vocal was performed by a tween, Michael Jackson. "I Want You Back" was released on October 7, 1969 and was the first Jackson 5 single to be released by Motown and the first song written and produced by The Corporation, a team comprising Motown chief Berry Gordy, Freddie Perren, Alphonso Mizell, and Deke Richards.

Trial of Michael Jackson

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Jackson (full title: 1133603: The People of the State of California v. Michael Joseph Jackson) was a 2005 criminal trial held in Santa Barbara County Superior Court in Santa Maria, California, in which American singer Michael Jackson was charged with molesting Gavin Arvizo, a cancer patient in remission who was thirteen years old at the time of the alleged abuse. Jackson was indicted on four counts of molesting a minor, four counts of intoxicating a minor to molest him, one count of attempted child molestation, one count of conspiring to hold the boy and his family captive, and conspiring to commit extortion and child abduction.

Billboard Hot 100

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As of November 2019, only five artists have had a Hot 100 Top 40 hit in each of the last four decades: Michael Jackson, Madonna, "Weird Al" Yankovic, U2, and Kenny G. A new chart, the Pop 100, was created by Billboard in February 2005 to answer criticism that the Hot 100 was biased in favor of rhythmic songs, as throughout most of its existence, the Hot 100 was seen predominantly as a pop chart. It was discontinued in June 2009 due to the charts becoming increasingly similar. The Canadian Hot 100 was launched June 16, 2007. Like the Hot 100 chart, it uses sales and airplay tracking compiled by Nielsen SoundScan and BDS.

The Love You Save

"The Love You Save" is a 1970 number-one hit single recorded by The Jackson 5 for Motown Records. It held the number-one spot on the soul singles chart for six weeks and the number-one position on the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart for two weeks, from June 27 to July 4, 1970 (in the UK Top 40 chart, it peaked at number 7 in August 1970). The song is the third of the four-in-a-row Jackson 5 number-ones released (the others were "I Want You Back", "ABC", and "I'll Be There"). Billboard ranked the record as the No. 16 song of 1970, one slot behind the Jackson 5's "ABC". "The Love You Save" features side vocals of Jermaine Jackson singing alongside Michael in the final "Stop!

Oprah Winfrey

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ABC (The Jackson 5 song)

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Overview of The Jackson 5 - "ABC" single. All the picture sleeves, song and remixes to listen at [ The Jackson 5 - "ABC" song review by Bill Janovitz] at AllMusic. The Jackson 5 - "ABC" (1970) song as listed on the Rock Band song library.

I'll Be There (Jackson 5 song)

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The song was performed in the "Jackson 5 medley" during all of Michael's tours: The Bad, Dangerous and HIStory tours. The song was performed by Michael Jackson in the 2009 film Michael Jackson's This Is It. However, the song was performed by Jackson and backup singers as if they were the Jackson 5. During the song, clips of the Jackson 5 are shown. At the end of the song, Michael dedicates the song to all of his brothers and his parents. "I'll Be There" was used for a Pepsi commercial during the Dangerous World Tour in 1992. The commercial featured Michael playing the song on his home piano, remembering the Jackson 5 days until his younger self arrives to sing the song with him.

Billie Jean

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Michael Jackson's original version of "Billie Jean" was remixed by Kanye West for Thriller 25, a 25th anniversary reissue of Jackson's Thriller. Titled "Billie Jean 2008", the remix garnered a mixed reception; most critics felt that it was impossible to improve upon the original. Pitchfork Medias Tom Ewing stated that the remix would have benefited from a guest verse by West, which "might have added dynamics to the mix's clumsy claustrophobia". Mike Joseph, in a review of Thriller 25 for PopMatters, described the track listing of the reissue as "pleasant" but that West's "lazy" remix was the only exception.