HIStory: Past, Present and Future, Book I

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HIStory: Past, Present and Future, Book I is the ninth studio album by American singer Michael Jackson, released on June 20, 1995.wikipedia
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Michael Jackson

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HIStory: Past, Present and Future, Book I is the ninth studio album by American singer Michael Jackson, released on June 20, 1995.
His other albums, including Off the Wall (1979), Bad (1987), Dangerous (1991), and HIStory: Past, Present and Future, Book I (1995), also rank among the world's best-selling.

Earth Song

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Six singles were released including the protest song's "Earth Song" and "They Don't Care About Us".
"Earth Song" is a song by American singer Michael Jackson from his ninth studio album HIStory: Past, Present and Future, Book I.

Scream (Michael Jackson and Janet Jackson song)

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"Scream/Childhood", a duet between Jackson and his sister Janet, debuted at number five on the Billboard Hot 100, becoming the first song in history to debut in the top five of the chart.
"Scream" is the lead single from Michael Jackson's ninth studio album, HIStory: Past, Present and Future, Book I.

They Don't Care About Us

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Six singles were released including the protest song's "Earth Song" and "They Don't Care About Us".
"They Don't Care About Us" is the fifth single from Michael Jackson's album HIStory: Past, Present and Future, Book I, released on June 16, 1995.

RIAA certification

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It is certified 8x Platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA).
Sony was widely criticized in 1995 for hyping Michael Jackson's double album HIStory as five times Platinum, based on shipments of 2.5 million and using the RIAA's recently adopted practice of counting each disc toward certification, while SoundScan was reporting only 1.3 million copies sold.

Janet Jackson

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"Scream/Childhood", a duet between Jackson and his sister Janet, debuted at number five on the Billboard Hot 100, becoming the first song in history to debut in the top five of the chart.
She collaborated with Michael on "Scream", the lead single from his album HIStory, released 1995.

D.S. (song)

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The genres of the songs on the album span R&B, pop, hip hop, elements of hard rock ("D.S.") and funk rock ("Scream"), and ballads.
"D.S." is a song by Michael Jackson, released on his 1995 album HIStory: Past, Present and Future, Book I.

Blood on the Dance Floor: HIStory in the Mix

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"HIStory" was not released as a single from HIStory, but its remix was from Blood on the Dance Floor: HIStory in the Mix in 1997.
The album is made up of eight remixes from Jackson's previous studio album HIStory: Past, Present and Future, Book I and five new songs.

This Time Around (Michael Jackson song)

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Rapper Notorious B.I.G. used the word "nigga" on another song on the album, "This Time Around", but it did not attract media attention.
"This Time Around" is a song by American singer Michael Jackson from his ninth studio album, HIStory: Past, Present and Future, Book I, featuring the rapper The Notorious B.I.G.

Dangerous (Michael Jackson album)

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HIStory was Jackson's first studio album since his 1991 album Dangerous nearly four years prior, and his first new material to be released since being accused of child sexual abuse in 1993. The album is a two-disc album: Disc one (HIStory Begins) contains previously released material from Jackson's four previous post-Motown studio albums, Off the Wall (1979), Thriller (1982), Bad (1987) and Dangerous (1991), and the second disc (HIStory Continues) comprises new material recorded from September 1994 to March 1995.
Environmental anthem "What About Us" finalized as "Earth Song" for HIStory.

René Moore

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Jackson co-wrote and co-produced a majority of the new songs; other writers include Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis, Dallas Austin, the Notorious B.I.G., Bruce Swedien, R. Kelly and René Moore, and other producers include David Foster and Bill Bottrell.
Over the course of his career, Moore has been nominated for two Grammys: one for Song of the Year, Michael Jackson's New Jack Swing-hit Jam (song) and a second for Producer of the Album of the Year, Michael Jackson's HIStory: Past, Present and Future, Book I.

Smile (Charlie Chaplin song)

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On HIStory, Jackson covered Charlie Chaplin's "Smile" and The Beatles' "Come Together".
Singer Michael Jackson often cited "Smile" as his favourite song and recorded it for his 1995 double album HIStory: Past, Present and Future, Book I.

Invincible (Michael Jackson album)

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Biggie also had a posthumous guest appearance on Jackson's 2001 song "Unbreakable" from the album Invincible; this made Biggie the only rapper to appear on more than one Jackson song.
Prior to the release of Invincible, Jackson had not released any new material since Blood on the Dance Floor: HIStory in the Mix in 1997, or a studio album since HIStory in 1995.

The Notorious B.I.G.

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Jackson co-wrote and co-produced a majority of the new songs; other writers include Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis, Dallas Austin, the Notorious B.I.G., Bruce Swedien, R. Kelly and René Moore, and other producers include David Foster and Bill Bottrell.
During this time, Wallace also worked with pop singer Michael Jackson on the album HIStory.

Bad (album)

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The album is a two-disc album: Disc one (HIStory Begins) contains previously released material from Jackson's four previous post-Motown studio albums, Off the Wall (1979), Thriller (1982), Bad (1987) and Dangerous (1991), and the second disc (HIStory Continues) comprises new material recorded from September 1994 to March 1995.
The film also included the music video for "Come Together", with the song featuring seven years later on HIStory: Past, Present and Future, Book I.

Stranger in Moscow

"Stranger in Moscow" was released as the sixth and final single in November 1996.
"Stranger in Moscow" is a song by American recording artist Michael Jackson from his ninth studio album HIStory.

Diana Walczak

The album cover depicts a 10-foot sculpture of Jackson in a "warrior-like" pose, created in 1994 by Diana Walczak.
She is most famous for creating the original Michael Jackson's HIStory Statue which she sculpted in 1994.

List of best-selling albums

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HIStory: Past, Present and Future, Book I has sold over 20 million copies worldwide, making it one of the best-selling albums of all time, and the best-selling multi-disc album.

1993 child sexual abuse accusations against Michael Jackson

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In 1993, the relationship between Jackson and the press collapsed when he was accused of child sexual abuse.
Jackson's album HIStory, released shortly after the allegations, "creates an atmosphere of paranoia," according to critic Stephen Thomas Erlewine.

You Are Not Alone

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"You Are Not Alone" was the first song in history to debut at number one on the Billboard Hot 100.
"You Are Not Alone" is a song by American singer Michael Jackson from his ninth studio album HIStory: Past, Present and Future, Book I (1995).

Shaquille O'Neal

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"2 Bad" is a track heavily influenced by hip-hop, featuring a sample of Run–D.M.C.'s King of Rock and another guest rap verse by Shaquille O'Neal.
O'Neal was featured alongside Michael Jackson as a guest rapper on "2 Bad", a song from Jackson's 1995 album HIStory.

Olodum

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Jackson also collaborated with 200 members of the cultural group Olodum, who played music in the video.
One of the biggest moments for the group was in 1996, when they participated in the Michael Jackson song "They Don't Care About Us" from his ninth studio album HIStory: Past, Present and Future, Book I, and the first video clip was recorded in Pelourinho and Jackson also collaborated with the 200 members of the cultural group Olodum, who played music in the video.[41] The media interest surrounding the music video exposed Olodum to 140 countries around the world.

HIStory World Tour

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Jackson embarked on the HIStory World Tour which grossed $165 million (equivalent to $268 million in 2019).

Come Together

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On HIStory, Jackson covered Charlie Chaplin's "Smile" and The Beatles' "Come Together".
Michael Jackson recorded a version in 1988 for his movie Moonwalker and released this version on his 1995 album HIStory and as the B-Side for his 1992 single "Remember the Time".

Grammy Award for Album of the Year

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The album itself was nominated for Album of the Year.