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button.gif (123 bytes) August 29, 1958 - June 25, 2009
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BIGGEST SINGLE: "Billie Jean" (1983)
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BIGGEST LP: Thriller (1982)
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GRAMMY AWARDS: 13 (+ Lifetime Achievement Award)
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ROLLING STONE: '100 Greatest Artists of All Time': # 35
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ROCK & ROLL HALL OF FAME INDUCTEE: 2001
button.gif (123 bytes) "If you want to know about those things... read my book. It's in my book." - Michael Jackson

 
TIMELINE

Michael Jacksonbutton.gif (123 bytes) Michael Jackson was born in Indiana on August 29, 1958 the seventh of nine children. The self-proclaimed "King of Pop" grew up in one of the most popular singing groups in the 70s, became a legendary solo performer in the 80s, and metamorphosed into one of the most controversial and freakish figures of the 90s. Although controversy and rumors persist about Jackson "the man," Jackson "the artist" can be considered a legend in the field and a genius of musical creativity.

The 1970's...

Michael Jackson - Music & Mebutton.gif (123 bytes) At age 5, Jackson was the lead singer of his brother's group, The Jackson 5. The group became huge in 1970 on the Motown label with several #1 hits on pop and R&B radio. In the early 70s, Jackson also found solo success (and his first cover on Rolling Stone in 1971) with his songs "Got To Be There," "Rockin' Robin," and his first solo #1 hit, "Ben" from the LPs, Got To Be There and Ben released in 1972, and Music & Me released in 1973. In 1972, Jackson won 2 Billboard Awards for Singles Artist of the Year and Male Singles Artist of the Year and a Golden Globe Award for "Ben." Throughout the 70s, Jackson continued to sing with his brother as The Jacksons and another solo LP in 1975, Forever Michael. In 1978, Jackson took a turn at acting when he played the scarecrow in the movie musical The Wiz.

1979...

August
Michael Jackson - Off The Wallbutton.gif (123 bytes) Jackson's solo success began to explode with the release of Off The Wall. Jackson became one of the few artists (at that time) to have 4 Top 10 singles from the same LP. The LP included 2 #1 hits, "Rock With You" and "Don't Stop Till You Get Enough" as well as 2 more Top 10 hits: "Off The Wall" and "She's Out Of My Life." Off The Wall eventually sold over 7 million copies in the U.S. and was Jackson's first major collaboration with Quincy Jones.

November
Michael Jackson - Don't Stop Till You Get Enough (Single)button.gif (123 bytes) The single "Don't Stop 'Til You Get Enough" was certified gold.

December
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Off The Wall was certified platinum.

1980...# 7 Singles Artist of the Year

January
Michael Jackson - "Rock With You" (Single)button.gif (123 bytes) Jackson hit the Top 10 and #1 for 3 weeks with "Rock With You."
button.gif (123 bytes) Jackson won 3
American Music Awards for Favorite Soul/R&B Album (Off The Wall), Favorite Soul/R&B Male Artist, and Favorite Soul/R&B Single ("Don't Stop 'Til You Get Enough").

February
Michael Jackson - Off The Wall (Single)button.gif (123 bytes) Jackson hit the Top 40 with "Off The Wall."
button.gif (123 bytes) Jackson won a
Grammy Award for Best R&B Vocal Performance - Male ("Don't Stop Till You Get Enough") and was nominated for Best Disco Recording ("Don't Stop Till You Get Enough").
button.gif (123 bytes) The single "
Rock With You" was certified gold.

April
button.gif (123 bytes) Jackson hit the
Top 10 with "Off The Wall."

May
Michael Jackson - She's Out Of My Life (Single)button.gif (123 bytes) Jackson hit the Top 40 with "She's Out Of My Life."

June
button.gif (123 bytes) Jackson hit the
Top 10 with "She's Out Of My Life."

December
button.gif (123 bytes) Jackson topped the Billboard Year-End Charts as the Top Hot 100 Singles Artist, Top Hot 100 Singles Artist - Male, Top Soul Artist (singles & albums), Top Soul Album (Off The Wall), Top Soul Artist - Male (singles & albums), Top Soul Album Artist, Top Soul Album Artist - Male, Top Hot Soul Singles Artist, and Top Hot Soul Singles Artist - Male.

1981... # 192 Singles Artist of the Year

January
Michael Jackson & Paul McCartney - The Girl Is Mine (Single)button.gif (123 bytes) Jackson won 2 more American Music Awards for Favorite Soul/R&B Male Artist and Favorite Soul/R&B Album (Off The Wall) and was nominated for Favorite Pop/Rock Album (Off The Wall).

May
Michael Jackson - "One Day In Your Life" (Single)button.gif (123 bytes) Jackson hit the Top 40 with "One Day In Your Life."

1982...# 134 Singles Artist of the Year

November
Michael Jackson - 'Thriller'button.gif (123 bytes) Jackson released his landmark LP Thriller. The LP became legendary and spawned a record 7 Top 10 hits, including the #1 hits "Billie Jean," "Beat It," and "Thriller."
button.gif (123 bytes) Jackson teamed up with
Paul McCartney and hit the Top 40 and Top 10 with"The Girl Is Mine"

1983...# 1 Singles Artist of the Year (# 1 Male Artist of the Year)

January
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Thriller was certified platinum.
Michael Jackson - "Billie Jean" (Single)button.gif (123 bytes) Jackson hit the Top 40 with "Billie Jean."

February
button.gif (123 bytes) Jackson appeared on the cover of
Rolling Stone.
button.gif (123 bytes) Jackson hit the
Top 10 with "Billie Jean."

March
Michael Jackson - "Beat It" (Single)button.gif (123 bytes) Jackson hit #1 for 7 weeks with "Billie Jean."
button.gif (123 bytes) Jackson hit the Top 40 with "
Beat It."

April
button.gif (123 bytes) The single "
Billie Jean" was certified gold.
button.gif (123 bytes) Jackson hit the
Top 10 and #1 for 3 weeks with "Beat It."

May
button.gif (123 bytes) Jackson hit the Top 40 with "
Wanna Be Startin' Somethin'."
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Thriller spent the majority of 1983 at the top of the LP charts and into 1984 (a total of 37 weeks at #1). Thriller sold over 51 million copies worldwide (25 million in the U.S.) and is the best-selling LP in history. Thriller also revolutionized the concept of the music video. Jackson was the first major black artist to appear regularly on MTV, and pop/r&b music was now beginning to replace MTV's devotion to heavy metal bands. Jackson's videos were also presented as mini-movies with dazzling and daring contents.
button.gif (123 bytes) The single "
Beat It" was certified gold.

June
Michael Jackson - Human Nature (Single)button.gif (123 bytes) Jackson hit the Top 10 with "Wanna Be Startin' Somethin'."
button.gif (123 bytes) Jackson hit the Top 40 with "
Human Nature."

September
button.gif (123 bytes) Jackson hit the
Top 10 with "Human Nature."

October
Michael Jackson & Paul McCartney - "Say Say Say" (Single)button.gif (123 bytes) Jackson teamed up with Paul McCartney and hit the Top 40 and Top 10 with"Say Say Say" from McCartney's LP Pipes Of Peace.
button.gif (123 bytes) Jackson hit the Top 40 with "
P.Y.T. (Pretty Young Thing)."

November
button.gif (123 bytes) Jackson hit the
Top 10 with "P.Y.T. (Pretty Young Thing)."

December
button.gif (123 bytes) Jackson hit #1 for 3 weeks with Paul McCartney with"Say Say Say."

Michael Jackson - "P.Y.T. (Pretty Young Thing)" (Single)button.gif (123 bytes) Jackson's awards for Thriller began in 1983. He won 13 Billboard Awards, 5 Billboard Video Awards, and was named Rolling Stone magazine's #1 Artists of the Year (Reader's Poll).

1984...# 32 Singles Artist of the Year

January
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Thriller continued with 7 American Music Awards including Favorite Pop/Rock Male Artist, Favorite Pop/Rock Single ("Billie Jean"), Favorite Pop/Rock Album (Thriller), Favorite Pop/Rock Video and Favorite Soul/R&B Video ("Beat It), Favorite Soul/R&B Male Artist, Favorite Soul/R&B Album (Thriller), and Jackson was honored with the Award of Merit. Jackson was also nominated for Favorite Pop/Rock Video, Favorite Soul/R&B Video, and Favorite Soul/R&B Single ("Billie Jean").
button.gif (123 bytes) During filming of a Pepsi commercial, Jackson's hair caught fire.
button.gif (123 bytes) Jackson hit the Top 40 with "
Thriller."

February
Michael Jackson - Thriller (Single)button.gif (123 bytes) Jackson was nominated for 12 Grammy Awards and walked home with 8: Record of the Year and Best Rock Vocal Performance - Male ("Beat It"), Album of the Year and Best Pop Vocal Performance - Male (Thriller), Best R&B Vocal Performance - Male and Best R&B Song (songwriter) ("Billie Jean"), Best Recording for Children (narration) (E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial), and Producer of the Year (Non-classical) (with Quincy Jones). Jackson also was nominated for Song of the Year (songwriter) ("Beat It" and "Billie Jean"), Best R&B Song (songwriter) ("Wanna Be Startin' Somethin'"), and Best Pop Vocal Performance by a Duo or GroupMcCartney). ("The Girl Is Mine" with Paul

March
Michael Jackson - Wanna Be Startin' Somethin' (Single)button.gif (123 bytes) Jackson hit the Top 10 and #1 for a week with "Thriller."
button.gif (123 bytes) Jackson appeared on the cover of
Rolling Stone.

June
button.gif (123 bytes) Jackson hit the Top 40 with "
Farewell My Summer Love

September
Michael Jackson - Farewell My Summer Love (Single)button.gif (123 bytes) Jackson's video achievements were honored at the MTV Video Music Awards with 3 awards (Best Overall Performance, Viewer's Choice, and Best Choreography ("Thriller") and was nominated for Video of the Year, Best Male Video, and Best Concept Video.
button.gif (123 bytes) Older songs by Jackson were released as Farewell My Summer Love.

October
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Thriller was certified 20x platinum.

1985...

January
button.gif (123 bytes) Jackson was nominated for 3
American Music Awards for Favorite Pop/Rock Album and Favorite Soul/R&B Album (Thriller), and Favorite Soul/R&B Male Artist.

February
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Grammy Award for Best Video, Long Form (Making Michael Jackson's Thriller) and was nominated for Best R&B Vocal Performance by a Duo or Group ("Tell Me I'm Not Dreaming" with Jermaine Jackson).

June
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Off The Wall was certified 5x platinum.

1986...

February
button.gif (123 bytes) Jackson won a
Grammy Award for Song of the Year (songwriter) ("We Are The World" with Lionel Richie).

1987...# 20 Singles Artist of the Year

August
Michael Jackson - Badbutton.gif (123 bytes) When Bad was released, Jackson toured alone worldwide. The LP gave Jackson 5 more #1 hits including "Dirty Diana," "I Just Can't Stop Loving You," and "Man In The Mirror."
button.gif (123 bytes) Jackson hit the Top 40 and
Top 10 with Seidah Garrett with "I Just Can't Stop Loving You."

September
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I Just Can't Stop Loving You" was certified gold and hit #1 for 2 weeks.
button.gif (123 bytes) Jackson hit the Top 40 with "
Bad."
September 12: Jackson kicked off his 'Bad World Tour' in Tokyo.

October
Michael Jackson - "I Just Can't Stop Loving You" (Single)button.gif (123 bytes) Jackson hit the Top 10 and #1 for 2 weeks with "Bad."

November
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Bad was certified 3x platinum.
button.gif (123 bytes) Jackson hit the Top 40 with "
The Way You Make Me Feel."

December
Michael Jackson - "Bad" (Single)button.gif (123 bytes) Bad was certified 4x platinum.
button.gif (123 bytes) Jackson hit the
Top 10 with "The Way You Make Me Feel."

1988... # 2 Singles Artist of the Year

January
button.gif (123 bytes) Jackson hit
#1 for a week with "The Way You Make Me Feel."
button.gif (123 bytes) Jackson released his autobiography,
Moonwalk.
button.gif (123 bytes) Jackson won an
American Music Award for Favorite Soul/R&B Single ("Bad") and was nominated for Favorite Pop/Rock Male Artist.

February
Michael Jackson - "Man In The Mirror" (Single)button.gif (123 bytes) Jackson hit the Top 40 with "Man In The Mirror."

March
button.gif (123 bytes) Jackson hit the
Top 10 and #1 for 2 weeks with "Man In The Mirror."
button.gif (123 bytes) Jackson was nominated for 2
Grammy Awards for Album of the Year and Best Pop Vocal Performance - Male (Bad).
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Bad was certified 5x platinum.

May
Michael Jackson - Dirty Diana (Single)button.gif (123 bytes) Jackson hit the Top 40 with "Dirty Diana."

June
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Bad was certified 6x platinum and Off The Wall was certified 6x platinum.
button.gif (123 bytes) Jackson hit the
Top 10 with "Dirty Diana."

June
button.gif (123 bytes) Jackson hit
#1 for a week with "Dirty Diana."

August
Michael Jackson - Another Part Of Me (Single)button.gif (123 bytes) Jackson hit the Top 40 with "Another Part Of Me."

September
button.gif (123 bytes) Jackson's video career was also recognized at the
MTV Video Music Awards with the MTV Vanguard Award (the Vanguard Award was renamed the "Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award" 3 years later and then returned to the title Vanguard Award soon after that). The videos for "Bad" and "The Way You Make Me Feel" were nominated for Best Choreography.
button.gif (123 bytes) Jackson hit the
Top 10 with "Another Part Of Me."

November
Michael Jackson - "Smooth Criminal" (Single)button.gif (123 bytes) Jackson hit the Top 10 with "Smooth Criminal."

December
button.gif (123 bytes) Jackson hit the
Top 10 with "Smooth Criminal."
button.gif (123 bytes) Jackson topped the
Billboard 1988 Year-End Chart Toppers as the Top Black Artist (singles & albums), Top Black Artist - Male (singles & albums), Top Black Singles Artist, and Top Black Singles Artist - Male.

1989...# 120 Singles Artist of the Year

January
Michael Jackson - "The Way You Make Me Feel" (Single)button.gif (123 bytes) Jackson was nominated for 2 American Music Awards for Favorite Pop/Rock Male Artist and Favorite Soul/R&B Male Artist, and was honored with the Award of Achievement.

February
button.gif (123 bytes) Jackson was nominated for a
Grammy Award for Record of the Year ("Man In The Mirror").
button.gif (123 bytes) The singles "
Billie Jean," "Don't Stop 'Til You Get Enough," "Rock With You," and "Beat It" was certified platinum, and the singles "Off The Wall" and "She's Out Of My Life" were certified gold.

September
button.gif (123 bytes) The video for "Leave Me Alone" won a
MTV Video Music Award for Best Special Effects and was nominated for Video of the Year, Viewer's Choice, Best Art Direction, Best Editing, and Breakthrough Video, and "Smooth Criminal" was nominated for Best Dance Video, Best Cinematography, and Best Choreography.

December
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Thriller" was certified platinum.

1990...

February
Michael Jackson Leave Me Alone (Single)button.gif (123 bytes) Jackson won a Grammy Award for Best Music Video, Short Form ("Leave Me Alone") and was nominated for Best Music Video, Long Form (Moonwalker).

May
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Thriller was certified 21x platinum.

1991... # 69 Singles Artist of the Year

November
Michael Jackson - Dangerousbutton.gif (123 bytes) Jackson released Dangerous. Hits such as "In The Closet" (with spoken vocals by Princess Stephanie of Monaco), "Black Or White," and "Remember The Time" topped the charts as the LP went on to sell over 7 million copies in the U.S. Controversy hit Jackson with the release of the video for "Black and White." The video showed Jackson grabbing his crotch and violently smashing windows, which to many viewers was unnecessary for a performer with so many adolescent fans.
button.gif (123 bytes) Controversy was also continuing about Jackson's gradual "whitening" which was later "explained" by Jackson as a rare skin disorder.
button.gif (123 bytes) Jackson hit the Top 40 and
Top 10 with "Black Or White."

December
Michael Jackson - "Black Or White" (Single)button.gif (123 bytes) Jackson hit #1 for 5 weeks with "Black Or White."
button.gif (123 bytes) Jackson topped the Billboard LP chart for 4 weeks with
Dangerous.

1992... # 4 Singles Artist of the Year (# 1 Male Artist of the Year)

January
button.gif (123 bytes) Jackson topped the Billboard Top R&B Albums chart for 12 weeks with
Dangerous.
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Dangerous was certified 4x platinum.
button.gif (123 bytes) Jackson appeared on the cover of
Rolling Stone.

February
Michael Jackson - Remember The Time (Single)button.gif (123 bytes) The single "Black Or White" was certified platinum.
button.gif (123 bytes) Jackson topped the Billboard Hot Dance Music Maxi-Singles Sales chart for 3 weeks with "
Black Or White."
button.gif (123 bytes) Jackson hit the Top 40, the
Top 10, and #1 for 2 weeks with "Remember The Time."

March
button.gif (123 bytes) The single "
Remember The Time" was certified gold.
button.gif (123 bytes) Jackson topped the Billboard Top 40 Radio Monitor chart for 2 weeks, the Billboard Hot Dance Music Maxi-Singles Sales chart for 5 weeks, and the Top R&B Singles chart for 2 weeks with "
Remember The Time."

April
Michael Jackson - In The Closet (Single)button.gif (123 bytes) Jackson hit the Top 40 with "In The Closet."

May
button.gif (123 bytes) Jackson hit the
Top 10 with "In The Closet."
button.gif (123 bytes) Jackson topped the Billboard Hot Dance Music Maxi-Singles Sales chart for 4 weeks with "
In The Closet."

June
button.gif (123 bytes) Jackson hit
#1 for a week with "In The Closet."
button.gif (123 bytes) The single "
In The Closet" was certified gold.
button.gif (123 bytes) Jackson topped the Billboard R&B Singles chart for a week and Hot Dance Music Club Play chart for a week with "
In The Closet."

June
Michael Jackson - Jam (Single)button.gif (123 bytes) Jackson hit the Top 40 with "Jam."

August
button.gif (123 bytes) Jackson topped the Billboard Hot Dance Music Maxi-Singles Sales chart for 4 weeks with "
Jam."

September
button.gif (123 bytes) The video for "
Black Or White" was nominated for a MTV Video Music Award for Best Special Effects and "In The Closet" was nominated for Best Cinematography.

button.gif (123 bytes) Jackson launched his second world tour in 1992 and continued into 1993.

1993... # 9 Singles Artist of the Year ( # 1 Male Artist)

January
Michael Jackson - Heal The World (Single)button.gif (123 bytes) Jackson won 2 American Music Awards for Favorite Pop/Rock Album (Dangerous) and Favorite Soul/R&B Single ("Remember The Time"), was nominated for Favorite Pop/Rock Male Artist, Favorite Soul/R&B Male Artist, and Favorite Soul/R&B Album, and was honored with the International Artist Award.
button.gif (123 bytes) Jackson hit the Top 40 with "
Heal The World."

February
button.gif (123 bytes) Jackson was nominated for 3 Grammy Awards for Best Pop Vocal Performance - Male ("Black Or White"), Best R&B Vocal Performance - Male and Best R&B Song (awarded to the songwriter) ("Jam" with Rene Moore, Bruce Swedien and Teddy Riley).

March
Michael Jackson - Who Is It (Single)button.gif (123 bytes) Dangerous was certified 5x platinum.
button.gif (123 bytes) Jackson hit the Top 40 with "Who Is It."
button.gif (123 bytes) Jackson was honored at the Soul Train Music Awards with the Humanitarian of the Year Award, and won 2 awards for Best R&B Album, Male (
Dangerous) and Best Single, Male ("Remember The Time").

May
button.gif (123 bytes) Jackson hit the
Top 10 with "Who Is It."
button.gif (123 bytes) Jackson was named the Best-selling U.S. Artist of the Year at the World Music Awards.
button.gif (123 bytes) Jackson topped the Billboard Hot Dance Music Maxi-Singles Sales chart for 2 weeks and the Hot Dance Music Club Play chart for a week with "
Who Is It."

June
Michael Jackson - Will You Be There (Single)button.gif (123 bytes) Jackson hit the Top 40 with "Will You Be There."

button.gif (123 bytes) Jackson was accused of child sexual molestation by a 13 year old boy and the media focused directly on it. It was a nightmare for the performer and in January, 1995, Jackson settled out of court for approximately $20 million. Instead of clearing the air of the accusations, many feel that the settlement was an admission of guilt.

August
Michael Jackson - Gone Too Soon (Single)button.gif (123 bytes) Thriller was certified 22x platinum and Bad was certified 7x platinum.
button.gif (123 bytes) Jackson hit the
Top 10 with "Will You Be There."

September
button.gif (123 bytes) The video for "
Jam" was nominated for a MTV Video Music Award for Best Choreography.

October
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Rolling Stone: "The 100 Top Music Videos" included "Leave Me Alone" at # 8, "Beat It" at # 12, "Thriller" at # 16, "Billie Jean" at # 27, and "Black Or White" at # 52.

December
button.gif (123 bytes) The single "
Will You Be There" was certified gold.

1994...

February
button.gif (123 bytes) Jackson was nominated for 2 American Music Awards for Favorite Pop/Rock Male Artist and Favorite Soul/R&B Male Artist.

May
Michael Jacksonbutton.gif (123 bytes) Jackson married Elvis Presley's daughter, Lisa Marie on May 26th. The overall consensus felt the marriage was a PR attempt to revitalize Jackson's career. An awkward kiss between the two at the MTV Music Awards and a tame interview with Diane Sawyer on TV would show the couple as loving only with their halting comments, and seldom with their body language. The marriage ended 18 months later.

button.gif (123 bytes) Jackson started his own record label, MJJ Music and has since signed the acts including Brownstone and 3T.

September
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Thriller was certified 24x platinum, Bad was certified 8x platinum, and Dangerous was certified 6x platinum.

1995... # 19 Singles Artist of the Year

June
Michael Jackson - HIStory Past Present And Futurebutton.gif (123 bytes) Jackson released HIStory Past Present & Future, a double LP with one disc of hits. The LP contained the duet with sister Janet Jackson, "Scream" and the #1 hit "You Are Not Alone."
button.gif (123 bytes) Controversy erupted with the single "
They Don't Care About Us" which contained lyrics blatantly offensive to Jewish people. Jackson apologized, tried to explain his reasons for the lyrics, failed to appease anyone, and released a re-vamped version of the lyrics on future LP pressings. But when time came to record the video for the song, Jackson chose to mouth the original lyrics. The song was not a hit.
button.gif (123 bytes) Jackson hit the Top 40 with
Janet Jackson with "Scream" and the Top 10 by the end of the month.
button.gif (123 bytes) Jackson topped the Hot Dance Music Maxi-Singles Sales chart for a week with "
Scream."

June
Michael Jackson & Janet Jackson - Scream (Single)button.gif (123 bytes) HIStory Past Present & Future topped the Billboard Pop Albums chart and the R&B Albums chart for 2 weeks.
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HIStory Past Present & Future topped the UK Albums chart for a week.
button.gif (123 bytes) The single "
Scream" was certified platinum.
button.gif (123 bytes) Jackson hit the Top 40 with "
You Are Not Alone."
button.gif (123 bytes) Jackson topped the Billboard Hot Dance Music Club Play chart for 2 weeks with "
Scream."

Michael Jackson - Video Greatest Hits - HIStory DVDbutton.gif (123 bytes) Jackson sat down with his wife and Diana Sawyer for an live interview. Jackson addressed the child molestation claims by saying: "Never, ever. I could never harm a child, or anyone. It's not in my heart, it's not who I am... and it's not what I'm.. I'm not even interested in that." Jackson also stated: "I have never invited anyone into my bed, ever. Children love me, I love them. They follow me, they want to be with me. But... anybody can come in my bed, a child can come in my bed if they want."

August
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HIStory Past Present & Future was certified 5x platinum.
button.gif (123 bytes) Jackson topped the Billboard R&B Airplay chart for 7 weeks with "
You Are Not Alone."

September
Michael Jackson - "You Are Not Alone" (Single)button.gif (123 bytes) Jackson hit the Top 40 with "You Are Not Alone" and hit #1 for 2 weeks by the end of the month.
button.gif (123 bytes) Jackson topped the Billboard Hot 100 Singles chart for a week, the R&B Singles chart for 4 weeks, and the R&B Singles Sales chart for a week with "
You Are Not Alone."
button.gif (123 bytes) Jackson topped the UK Singles chart for 2 weeks with "
You Are Not Alone."
button.gif (123 bytes) The video for "
Scream" won 3 MTV Video Music Awards for Best Dance Video, Choreography (Lavelle Smith, Travis Payne, Tina Landon, & Sean Cheeseman), and Best Art Direction (Tom Foden), and was nominated for Video of the Year, Best R&B Video, Breakthrough Video, Best Direction, Best Special Effects, Best Editing, Best Cinematography, and Viewer's Choice.

October
button.gif (123 bytes) The single "
You Are Not Alone" was certified platinum.

December
Michael Jackson - Earth Song (Single)button.gif (123 bytes) Off The Wall was certified 7x platinum.
button.gif (123 bytes) Jackson topped the UK Singles chart for 6 weeks with "
Earth Song."
button.gif (123 bytes) Jackson hit the Top 40 with "
Earth Song."

1996... # 83 Singles Artist of the Year

January
Michael Jacksonbutton.gif (123 bytes) Jackson won an American Music Award for Favorite Pop/Rock Male Artist and was nominated for Favorite Soul/R&B Male Artist and Favorite Adult Contemporary Artist.
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HIStory Past Present & Future was certified 6x platinum.

February
button.gif (123 bytes) Jackson won a
Grammy Award for Best Music Video, Short Form ("Scream" with Janet Jackson) and was nominated for Album of the Year (HIStory Past Present & Future), Best Pop Collaboration with Vocals ("Scream"), and Best Pop Vocal Performance - Male ("You Are Not Alone").

April
Michael Jackson - They Don't Care About Us (Single)button.gif (123 bytes) Jackson hit the Top 40 with "They Don't Care About Us."

November
button.gif (123 bytes) Jackson announced that his friend Deborah Rowe was carrying his child and the two were later married. A baby boy was born to the couple in 1997: Michael Jackson, Jr. The couple insist the "union" was natural and Rowe states that she was not artificially inseminated. Jackson and the baby, however, did not share the same home with the wife/mother.

1997... # 97 Singles Artist of the Year

January
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Rock 'N Roll Hall Of Fame's 500 Songs That Shaped Rock And Roll includes "Beat It" and "Billie Jean."
button.gif (123 bytes) Jackson was inducted into the
Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame as part of the Jackson 5.

February
Michael Jackson - Blood On The Dance Floor (Single)button.gif (123 bytes) Jackson was nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Music Video, Short Form ("Earth Song").

April
button.gif (123 bytes) Michael hit the Top 40 with "
Blood On The Dance Floor."

May
Michael Jackson - Blood On The Dance Floorbutton.gif (123 bytes) Jackson released a dance remix LP with some new tunes, Blood On The Dance Floor - History In The Mix. There was not elaborate hype to support the LP's release, and the LP was a major disappointment in sales in the U.S. - not reaching platinum status. Several factors were hypothesized: are dance remix LPs ever successful? should there have been more pre-release hype? was the material just thrown together? does America no longer support Jackson's claims of innocence? or is the U.S. just tired of the "King Of Pop"? Jackson did have some success overseas with the singles "Blood On The Dance Floor" and "Stranger In Moscow."
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Blood On The Dance Floor - History In The Mix topped the UK Album charts for a week.

June
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Thriller was certified 25x platinum and Blood On The Dance Floor - History In The Mix was certified gold.

August
button.gif (123 bytes) A mental patient who escaped from a hospital reported attempted to set fire to a stage where Jackson was to perform in Finland. The man was caught after allegedly pouring gasoline on the stage and as he was ready to light the structure. The concert went on as scheduled after it was determined the man acted alone.

September
Michael Jackson - Stranger In Moscow (Single)button.gif (123 bytes) In a rare interview, Jackson talked with 20/20's Barbara Walters about the recent death of Princess Diana and subsequent controversy over paparazzi. Jackson stated, "I've been running for my life like that..." referring to the recent death of Princess Diana. Jackson cancelled his concert appearance the night of the news, and dedicated his next two concert performances to Princess Diana. Jackson said he heard of Princess Diana's death when "...my doctor gave me the news... and I fell back down in grief ... and I started to cry." Jackson also stated that he had a feeling another death was also coming soon, and he feared it would be him: "I said, 'There's another one... real soon... I feel it coming ... there's another one ... it's another one coming and I pray it's not me... please don't let it be me'" Jackson also stated that he sold his own pictures of his son to tabloids to thwart other's efforts to obtain pictures and to stop others from profiting from fake photos: "There were some illegal pictures out... someone had taken pictures of a baby for millions of dollars and said 'here's Michael's son'... so I took pictures of the baby" (and received over $3 million from various tabloids including the National Enquirer. Most likely, the money was donated to charity).

November
Michael Jackson - Ghosts (Single)button.gif (123 bytes) Jackson could be found in the latest issue of Life magazine sporting shots of him and his son, Prince Michael Joseph Jackson, Jr. The magazine also reveals the godparents of Jackson's son: Elizabeth Taylor and Macaulay Culkin. After many rumors, and Jackson himself strongly hinting in a Life magazine photo spread, Jackson's wife confirmed she was indeed pregnant with their second child. Debbie Rowe said the child is expected in May and the baby is a girl. The couple also have a name picked out already: Paris Michael Katherine Jackson. Rowe stated: "I wanted to name her Michael after Michael, but Michael said 'no.' So we decided Paris because that's where she was conceived (quick, was Jackson in Paris recently?), Michael because I really wanted Michael's name in her name, and Katherine after his mom."

1998...

January
Michael Jacksonbutton.gif (123 bytes) Jackson found some good news relating to a court case that has been plaguing him since 1992. The suit was filed in Italy by a singer claiming Jackson's "Will You Be There" was actually a version of his song, "Swans Of Balaka." Jackson testified in his own defense last year. This January, judges ruled in favor of Jackson.

February
button.gif (123 bytes) It was discovered that Jackson, a long-time fan of the animated television show The Simpsons, wrote the hit song "Do The Bartman" for The Simpsons' 1991 CD The Simpsons Sing The Blues.
button.gif (123 bytes) It was also reported during the month that Jackson may find a legal fight in his future again. Jackson still owns the rights to some
Beatles songs and may be talking business with Volkswagen to use some of these songs for an ad campaign. If it happens, look for the 3 remaining Beatles to put up a fight against him. A source from the Apple Records stated: "The 3 of them categorically refuse to let the songs be used for (advertisements) but the trouble with Jackson is he has just ignored them in the past."

April
button.gif (123 bytes) Jackson became a father once again. His wife, Debbie Rowe, gave birth to a baby girl, Paris Michael Katherine Jackson in Beverly Hills. A week later, Jackson received more good news when he won a slander suit against a free-lance writer who had told Hard Copy that he had a video of Jackson and a 13 year-old boy having sex. Jackson was awarded $2.7 million and his lawyer said "...jurors told us that they not only wanted to compensate Mr. Jackson... but to send a message that they are tired of tabloids lying about celebrities for money."

May
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40 on VH-1's GREATEST ROCK 'N ROLL ARTISTS POLL (and # 21 on Rock On The Net's Poll).

November
button.gif (123 bytes) Jackson won a lawsuit against the U.K.'s Mirror who had ran a pictorial story in '92 representing Jackson as "horribly disfigured" by plastic surgery. The details about Jackson's settlement with a young boy's family alleging sexual misconduct were reported by The New York Post to the tune of $18 million.

1999...

May
button.gif (123 bytes) Jackson was fined over $2,000 by an Italian judge who ruled that he plagiarized his hit "
Will You Be There."

October
button.gif (123 bytes) It was announced that Jackson was divorcing his second wife and had been separated since July.
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HIStory Past Present & Future was certified 7x platinum.

November
button.gif (123 bytes) Jackson was found innocent of plagiarism over his hit "
Will You Be There."

button.gif (123 bytes) MTV's 100 Greatest Music Videos Ever Made includes "Thriller" at # 1, "Beat It" at # 12 and "Billie Jean" at # 35.

2000...

button.gif (123 bytes) VH1: 100 Greatest Rock Songs includes "Beat It" at # 52.

button.gif (123 bytes) At the World Music Awards, Jackson was honored with the Best Selling Male Pop Artist of the Millennium award.

May
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Dangerous was certified 7x platinum.

June
button.gif (123 bytes) Jackson was sued by his longtime concert promoter over New Year's Eve performances that didn't take place. The complaint involves 2 New Year's Eve shows in Australia and Hawaii and is asking for over $21 million.

September
button.gif (123 bytes) Jackson made this year's nominee ballot for induction into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.

October
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Thriller was certified 26x platinum and Blood On The Dance Floor - History In The Mix was certified platinum.
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VH1: 100 Greatest Dance Songs includes "Don't Stop Till You Get Enough" at # 16 and "Billie Jean" at # 28.

November
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Rolling Stone & MTV: 100 Greatest Pop Songs includes "Billie Jean" at # 5, "Beat It" at # 22, and "Rock With You" at # 82.

2001... # 85 Singles Artist of the Year

January
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VH1: 100 Greatest Albums includes Thriller at # 23 and Off The Wall at # 36.

March
button.gif (123 bytes) Michael was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame as a solo artist.

May
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VH1: 100 Greatest Videos includes: # 1 - "Thriller," # 9 - "Scream" (with Janet Jackson), # 21 - "Beat It," # 34 - "Billie Jean," and # 38 - "Black Or White."

September
Michael Jackson - You Rock My World (Single)button.gif (123 bytes) Jackson hit the Top 40 with "You Rock My World."
button.gif (123 bytes) Jackson celebrated 30 years in the music business as a solo artist with a party/concert in New York City's Madison Square Garden that included his brothers and many performers.
button.gif (123 bytes) Jackson announced he would do his part to help the families of the victims from the terrorist attacks on September 11th, by gathering recording artists to record a fund-raising single which he wrote called "What More Can I Give." Jackson stated: "I believe in my heart that the music community will come together as one and rally to the aid of thousands of innocent victims. There is a tremendous need for relief dollars right now and through this effort each one of us can play an immediate role in helping comfort so many people."

October
Michael Jackson - Invinciblebutton.gif (123 bytes) Jackson hit the Top 10 with "You Rock My World."
button.gif (123 bytes) Jackson released his next LP -
Invincible. The LP is said to have cost about $30 million to make.
button.gif (123 bytes) Jackson began putting together an all-star lineup for the charity single "What More Can I Give" to help efforts related to the September 11th terrorist attack.
button.gif (123 bytes) Jackson performed in a Washington, DC concert benefiting the 9/11 attack victims.

November
Michael Jackson - Vol. 1 - Greatest Hits Historybutton.gif (123 bytes) Invincible topped the Billboard 200 Albums chart for a week and the Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart for 4 weeks (selling over 366,000 in its 1st week of release).
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Invincible also topped the LP charts in the UK (for 1 week), Australia, Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, Holland, Hungary, Norway, Sweden, Switzerland, and Turkey.
button.gif (123 bytes) Jackson made his 1st in-store promotion appearance in New York and also appeared on MTV's Total Request Live for the 1st time (sorta - he was across the street and MTV came to him).
button.gif (123 bytes) A 'just-hits' version of
HIStory Past Present & Future was released as Vol. 1 - Greatest Hits History.

December
Michael Jackson - Butterflies (Single)button.gif (123 bytes) Invincible was certified platinum.
button.gif (123 bytes) Jackson hit the Top 40 with "
Butterflies."

2002... # 96 Singles Artist of the Year

January
button.gif (123 bytes) Jackson was honored with the 'Artist of the Century' Award at the American Music Awards.
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Invincible was certified 2x platinum.

February
button.gif (123 bytes) Jackson was nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Pop Vocal Performance - Male ("You Rock My World"). Jackson chose not to perform at the ceremony a day before it was held.

June
button.gif (123 bytes) Jackson was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame.
button.gif (123 bytes) Jackson hired lawyer, Johnnie Cochran, and Rev. Al Sharpton and appeared at a press conference to place blame on Sony Records for the poor sales of
Invincible. The trio formed an 'artist-rights initiative' and condemned the music industry and his label, Sony Music, in a released statement. Jackson stated: "Record companies have to start treating their artists with respect, honor, and financial justice. Therefore, I am proud to join this coalition which represents all artists."

June
button.gif (123 bytes) Jackson upped his attacks against the music industry and more specially his record label by lashing out at the music industry's treatment of black artists. Sony referred to the comments as "hurtful" and for the most part were baffled by the statements.
button.gif (123 bytes) Jackson's charity single "What More Can I Give?" (meant to benefit the families of 9/11 victims) was included in some of the Sony-bashing dialogue - but reports also surfaced that another reason the single may not have been released was that the song's executive producer has a porn business background.

August
button.gif (123 bytes) Jackson made a surprise appearance at the
MTV Video Music Awards and was presented with a birthday cake by Britney Spears who called him "the artist of the millennium." Jackson then went on to thank many people for the award (holding a stage prop) even though MTV stated "no such award exists."

October
button.gif (123 bytes) Jackson's charity single "What More Can I Give" was played on the airwaves of a New York radio station without official permission.

November
button.gif (123 bytes) Jackson appeared in a California courtroom as a 'hostile witness' for a breach of contract lawsuit of $21 million over 2 cancelled concerts that were to be held New Year's Eve in 1999. Press was more focused on the bizarreness of Jackson's appearance, odd testimony, and late appearance during the 3 days of testimony.
button.gif (123 bytes) Jackson further confused spectators while in Germany he appeared on the balcony of his 4th floor hotel window dangling a baby over the railing for a few seconds while smiling down on reporters and the crowd.

2003...

January
Michael Jackson - Cry (Single)button.gif (123 bytes) Jackson talked with a British journalist about a number of issues including his latest son ("I used a surrogate mother and my own sperm cells. She doesn't know me and I don't know her"), his 'baby dangling incident ("I would never do that to my children, or any child. We were waving to thousands of fans down below and they were chanting they wanted to see my child, so I was kind enough to let them see. They got the full experience and he enjoyed it"), questions surrounding facial surgeries and 2 admitted operations on his nose ("...it helped me breathe better so I can hit higher notes"), and his friendships with children ("I have slept in a bed with many children. When you say 'bed' you're thinking sexual. It's not sexual, we're going to sleep, I tuck them in... it's very charming, it's very sweet."

March
button.gif (123 bytes) A lawsuit against Jackson filed by a German concert promoter ended with a $5.3 million judgment against Jackson. The suit was a result of canceled millennium concerts.

April
button.gif (123 bytes) Jackson cancelled a concert in Austria over concerns about security. The concert had been planned to introduce a children's charity project.

May
Michael Jackson - Number Ones DVDbutton.gif (123 bytes) Jackson was hospitalized briefly prior to appearing in court for another lawsuit (this one over the Jackson 5 name).

June
button.gif (123 bytes) VH1: 100 Best Songs of the Past 25 Years includes "Billie Jean" at # 2 and "Beat It" at # 40.

October
button.gif (123 bytes) Jackson's all-star charity single "What More Can I Give" was finally made public - 2 years after it was originally created to help charities involved with 9/11. The single was made available at
www.whatmorecanigive.com and www.musicforgiving.com for $2 with money now benefiting children's organizations.

November
Michael Jackson - Number Onesbutton.gif (123 bytes) November 18: Another collection of Jackson's hits was released - Number Ones which included a new track "One More Chance."
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November 18: Police went to Jackson's Neverland Ranch with a search warrant. The search was prompted by allegations of sexual misconduct made by a 12 year-old boy from Los Angeles. Jackson wasn't home at the time of the search. By the morning of the 20th, an arrest warrant was issued for Jackson and later in the day Jackson surrendered to authorities and was booked on suspicion of child molestation. After being handcuffed, booked and fingerprinted, Jackson surrendered his passport and was freed on $3 million bond. Jackson maintained his innocence and outrage at the charge through a statement.
button.gif (123 bytes) Jackson topped the LP charts in the UK for a week with
Number Ones.

December
Michael Jackson - One More Chance (Single)button.gif (123 bytes) Jackson was formally charged with 7 counts of child molestation along with 2 counts of administering an intoxicating substance to a minor for purposes of committing a crime.
button.gif (123 bytes) Jackson topped the Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles Sales chart for 3 weeks with "Once More Chance."
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Number Ones was certified gold.
button.gif (123 bytes) Rolling Stone: The 500 Greatest Albums of All Time: # 20: Thriller, # 68: Off The Wall, # 202: Bad.

2004...

January
button.gif (123 bytes) Jackson pleaded innocent to charges of child molestation in a California court room and was also warned by the judge for arriving late.
button.gif (123 bytes) Jackson topped the Billboard Internet Album chart with
Number Ones.

March
button.gif (123 bytes) The Jackson camp launched a website
www.mjjsource.com to keep fans updated on the latest news with Jackson's on-going child molestation accusations.

April
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Rolling Stone: The Immortals - The 100 Greatest Artists of All Time included Jackson at # 35.

October
Michael Jackson - The Ultimate Collectionbutton.gif (123 bytes) Jackson requested video channels to stop playing the latest video by Eminem called "Just Lose It" which parodies many aspects of Jackson's life including when his hair caught on fire, plastic surgery, and child molestation accusations. BET did pull the video from its channel at Jackson's request.

November
button.gif (123 bytes) Jackson released the box set
The Ultimate Collection. The set included 4 CDs with hits and unreleased tracks, and a DVD live concert from 1992 in Bucharest.

December
Rolling Stone: 500 Greatest Songs of All-Timebutton.gif (123 bytes) Rolling Stone: The 500 Greatest Songs of All Time included "Billie Jean" at # 58.

button.gif (123 bytes) # 6 on the Top Pop Artists of the Past 25 Years chart.

2005...

February
Michael Jackson - Live in Bucharest: The Dangerous Tour DVDbutton.gif (123 bytes) Jackson's child-molestation trial began.

April
button.gif (123 bytes) Thriller was certified 27x platinum.

June
button.gif (123 bytes) After a 4 month trial for child molestation, Jackson was found not guilty on all 10 charges.

June
Michael Jackson - The Essential Michael Jacksonbutton.gif (123 bytes) The Essential Michael Jackson was released.

September
button.gif (123 bytes) Jackson announced that he would record a song with other music artists to raise money for the victims of Hurricane Katrina.

November
Michael Jackson with will.i.am - The Girl Is Mine 2008 (Single)button.gif (123 bytes) Number Ones was certified platinum and Vol. 1 - Greatest Hits History was certified gold.

2006...

October
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2008...

February
button.gif (123 bytes) The 25th Anniversary Of Thriller was released with updated remixes of his hits.

December
Michael Jackson - 'The Collection' (box set) (import)button.gif (123 bytes) Rolling Stone: 'The Greatest Singers' includes Jackson at # 25.

2009...

March
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Thriller was certified 28x platinum.

June
Michael Jackson - 'Michael Jackson: The Remix Suite'button.gif (123 bytes) On June 25th, Jackson died at the age of 50 after suffering cardiac arrest.
button.gif (123 bytes) Jackson returned to the top of the LP charts in the UK with
Number Ones.

June
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The Essential Michael Jackson topped the Billboard Top Digital Albums chart and the UK charts.
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The Collection (box set) was released overseas.

August
Michael Jackson - 'This Is It' (Soundtrack)button.gif (123 bytes) The Ultimate Collection (box set) was released overseas.
button.gif (123 bytes) The coroner's report on Jackson's death ruled his death as a homicide due to a fatal combination of drugs given to Jackson.
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Thriller was certified 29x platinum, Off The Wall was certified 8x platinum, Number Ones was certified 3x platinum, and The Essential Michael Jackson was certified 2x platinum.

October
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Michael Jackson: The Remix Suite was released - a collection of old classics newly remixed.
button.gif (123 bytes) The soundtrack for the film
This Is It was released.

November
Michael Jackson - "This Is It" (Single)button.gif (123 bytes) The This Is It soundtrack topped the Billboard 200 LP chart and Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart selling over 373,000 copies its first week of release in the US.
button.gif (123 bytes) The
This Is It soundtrack topped the Canadian LP charts.
button.gif (123 bytes) Jackson won 4
American Music Awards for Favorite Pop/Rock Male Artist, Favorite Soul/R&B Male Artist, Favorite Pop/Rock Album, and Favorite Soul/R&B Album (Number Ones), and was nominated for Artist of the Year.

December
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This Is It was certified 2x platinum.
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Number Ones was the #3 selling LP of the year selling over 2.3 copies during the year in the US.
button.gif (123 bytes) Jackson topped the
Billboard 2009 Year-End Chart Toppers as the Top Internet Album Artist, and Top Digital Album Artist.

2010...

January
Michael Jackson - 'MICHAEL'button.gif (123 bytes) The Lifetime Achievement Award was posthumously award to Jackson at the Grammy Awards.

November
button.gif (123 bytes) The DVD box set
Michael Jackson's Vision was released.

December
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MICHAEL.
button.gif (123 bytes) Jackson hit the Top 40 with
Akon with "Hold My Hand."

2011...

January
Michael Jackson featuring Akon - "Hold My Hand" (Single)button.gif (123 bytes) MICHAEL topped the Billboard R&B/Hip-Hop LP chart.
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MICHAEL was certified platinum.

February
button.gif (123 bytes) Jackson was nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Pop Vocal Performance - Male ("This Is It").

June
Michael Jackson - 'Immortal'button.gif (123 bytes) Jackson topped the Billboard Dance Club Play Songs chart with "Hollywood Tonight."

November
button.gif (123 bytes) Immortal was released. The compilation included remix songs for the Cirque du Soleil show.

2012...

September
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Bad 25th Anniversary Edition was released.

2013...

June
Michael Jackson & Justin Timberlake - "Love Never Felt So Good" (Single)button.gif (123 bytes) Bad was certified 9x platinum, Number Ones was certified 4x platinum, The Essential Michael Jackson was certified 3x platinum, Vol. 1 - Greatest Hits History was certified platinum, and The Ultimate Collection was certified platinum.

2014...

2015...

2016...



LPs
Michael Jackson - 'Got To Be There'
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Got To Be There
Released: 1972
Billboard peak: # 14
Tracks: "Ain't No Sunshine" - "I Wanna Be Where You Are" - "Girl Don't Take Your Love From" - "In Our Small Way" - "Got To Be There" - Rockin' Robin" - "Wings Of My Love" - "Maria" - "Love Is Here And Now You're Gone" - "You've Got A Friends"
Michael Jackson - 'Ben'
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Ben
Released: 1972
Billboard peak: # 5
Tracks: "Ben" - "Greatest Show On Earth" - "We've Got A Good Thing Going" - "Everybody's Somebody's Fool" - "My Girl" - "What Goes Around Comes Around" - "In Our Small Way" - "Shoo-Be-Doo-Be-Doo-Dah-Day" - "You Can Cry On My Shoulder"
Michael Jackson - 'Music & Me'
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Music & Me
Released: 1973
Billboard peak: # 92
Tracks: "Rockin' Robin" - "Johnny Raven" - "Shoo-Be-Doo-Be-Doo-Da-Day" - "Happy" - "Too Young" - "Up Again" - "With A Child's Heart" - "Ain't No Sunshine" - "Euphoria" - "Morning Glow" - "Music And Me" - "All The Things You Are, Are Mine" - "Cinderella Stay Awhile" - "We've Got Forever"
Michael Jackson - 'Forever, Michael'
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Forever, Michael
Released: 1975
Billboard peak: # 101
Tracks: "We're Almost There" - "One Day In Your Life" - "Cinderella Stay Awhile" - "Dear Michael" - "You Are There" - "Take Me Back" - "Just A Little Bit Of You" - "I'll Come Home To You" - "We've Got Forever" - "Dapper Dan"
Michael Jackson - 'The Best of Michael Jackson'
The Best Of Michael Jackson
Released: 1975
Billboard peak: # 155
Rolling Stone review: 3 and 1/2 stars from Rolling Stone
Tracks: "Got To Be There" - "Ben" - "With A Child's Heart" - "Happy (Love Theme From 'The Lady Sings The Blues')" - "One Day In Your Life" - "I Wanna Be Where You Are" - "Rockin' Robin" - "We're Almost There" - "Morning Glow" - "Music And Me"
Michael Jackson - 'Off The Wall'
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Off The Wall
Released: August, 1979
US: 8x Platinum
Rolling Stone: The 500 Greatest Albums of All-TimeBillboard peak: # 3
Rolling Stone review: 5 stars from Rolling Stone
Tracks: "Don't Stop 'Till You Get Enough" - "Rock With You" - "Working Day And Night" - "Get On The Floor" - "Girlfriend" - "She's Out Of My Life" - "I Can't Help It" - "It's The Falling In Love" - "Burn This Disco Out" - "Off The Wall"
Michael Jackson - 'Thriller'
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Thriller
Released: November 30, 1982
US: 32x Platinum
Rolling Stone: The 500 Greatest Albums of All-TimeBillboard peak: # 1 (37 weeks)
Rolling Stone review: 4 stars from Rolling Stone
Tracks: "Wanna Be Startin' Somethin'" - "Baby Be Mine" - "The Girl Is Mine" (with Paul McCartney) - "Thriller" - "Beat It" - "Billie Jean" - "Human Nature" - "P.Y.T. (Pretty Young Thing)" - "The Lady In My Life"
Michael Jackson - 'Bad'
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Bad
Released: August, 1987
US: 9x Platinum
Rolling Stone: The 500 Greatest Albums of All-TimeBillboard peak: # 1 (6 weeks)
Rolling Stone review: 4 stars from Rolling Stone
Tracks: "Bad" - "The Way You Make Me Feel" - "Speed Demon" - "Liberian Girl" - "Just Good Friends" - "Another Part Of Me" - "Man In The Mirror" - "I Just Can't Stop Loving You" (with Siedah Garrett) - "Dirty Diana" - "Smooth Criminal" - "Leave Me Alone"
Michael Jackson - 'Dangerous'
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Dangerous
Released: November 26, 1991
US: 7x Platinum
Billboard peak: # 1 (4 weeks)
Rolling Stone review: 4 stars from Rolling Stone
Tracks: "Jam" - "Why You Wanna Trip On Me" - "In The Closet" - "She Drives Me Wild" - "Remember The Time" - "Can't Let Her Get Away" - "Heal The World" - "Black Or White" - "Who Is It" - "Give In To Me" - "Will You Be There" - "Keep The Faith" - "Gone Too Soon" - "Dangerous"
Michael Jackson - 'Anthology - The Best Of Michael Jackson'
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Anthology - The Best Of Michael Jackson
Released: March, 1995
Tracks: "Got To Be There" - "Rockin' Robin" - "Ain't No Sunshine" - "Maria (You Were The Only One)" - "I Wanna Be Where You Are" - "Girl Don't Take Your Love From Me" - "Love Is Here And Now You're Gone" - "Ben" - "People Make The World Go 'Round" - "Shoo-Be-Doo-Be-Doo-Da-Day" - "With A Child's Heart" - "Everybody's Somebody's Fool" - "Greatest Show On Earth" - "We've Got A Good Thing Going" - "In Our Small Way" - "All The Things You Are" - "You Can Cry On My Shoulder" - "Maybe Tomorrow" - "I'll Be There" - "Never Can Say Goodbye" - "It's Too Late To Change The Time" - "Dancing Machine" - "When I Come Of Age" - "Dear Michael" - "Music And Me" - "You Are There" - "One Day In Your Life" - "Make Tonight All Mine" - "Love's Gone Bad" - "That's What Love Is Made Of" - "Who's Looking For A Lover" - "Lonely Teardrops" - "Cinderella Stay Awhile" - "We're Almost There" - "Take Me Back" - "Just A Little Bit Of You" - "Melodie" - "I'll Come Home To You" - "If N' I Was God" - "Happy" - "Don't Let It Get You Down" - "Call On Me" - "To Make My Father Proud" - "Farewell My Summer Love"
Michael Jackson - 'HIStory Past Present And Future'
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HIStory Past Present & Future
Released: June, 1995
US: 7x Platinum
Billboard peak: # 1 (2 weeks)
Rolling Stone review: 4 stars from Rolling Stone
Tracks: "Billie Jean" - "The Way You Make Me Feel" - "Black Or White" - "Rock With You" - "She's Out Of My Life" - "Bad" - "I Just Can't Stop Loving You" (with Siedah Garrett) - "Man In The Mirror" - "Thriller" - "Beat It" - "The Girl Is Mine" (with Paul McCartney) - "Remember The Time" - "Don't Stop Til You Get Enough" - "Wanna Be Startin' Somethin'" - "Heal The World" - "Scream" (with Janet Jackson) - "They Don't Care About Us" - "Stranger In Moscow" - "This Time Around" - "Earth Song" - "D.S." - "Money" - "Come Together" - "You Are Not Alone" - "Childhood" - "Tabloid Junkie" - "2 Bad" -0 "History" - "Little Susie" - "Smile"
Michael Jackson - 'Blood On The Dance Floor'
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Blood On The Dance Floor - History In The Mix
Released: May, 1997
US: Platinum
Billboard peak: # 24
Rolling Stone review: 2 stars from Rolling Stone
Tracks: "Blood On The Dance Floor" - "Morphine" - "Superfly Sister" - "Ghosts" - "Is It Scary" - "Scream Louder" (Flyte Tyme Remix) - "Money" (Fire Island Radio Edit) - "2 Bad" (Refugee Camp Mix) - "Stranger In Moscow" (Tee's In-House Club Mix) - "This Time Around" (D.M. Radio Mix) - "Earth Song" (Hani's Club Experience) - "You Are Not Alone" (Classic Club Mix) - "HIStory" (Tony Moran's HIStory Lesson)
Michael Jackson - 'The Millennium Collection'
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The Millennium Collection
Released: November, 2000
Tracks: "Got To Be There" - "I Wanna Be Where You Are" - "Rockin' Robin" - "People Make The World Go Round" - "With A Child's Heart" - "Happy" - "Ben" - "We're Almost There" - "Just A Little Bit Of You" - "One Day In Your Life" - "Music And Me"
Michael Jackson - 'Invincible'
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Invincible
Released: October, 2001
US: 2x Platinum
Billboard peak: # 1 (1 week)
Rolling Stone review: 3 stars from Rolling Stone
Tracks: "Unbreakable" - "Heartbreaker" - "Invincible" - "Break Of Dawn" - "Heaven Can Wait" - "You Rock My World" - "Butterflies" - "Speechless" - "2000 Watts" - "You Are My Life" - "Privacy" - "Don't Walk Away" - "Cry" - "The Lost Children" - "Whatever Happens" - "Threatened"
Michael Jackson - 'Vol. 1 - Greatest Hits History'
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Vol. 1 - Greatest Hits History
Released: November, 2001
US: Platinum
Tracks: "Billie Jean" - "The Way You Make Me Feel" - "Black Or White" - "Rock With You" - "She's Out Of My Life" - "Bad" - "I Just Can't Stop Loving You" (with Siedah Garrett) - "Man In The Mirror" - "Thriller" - "Beat It" - "The Girl Is Mine" (with Paul McCartney) - "Remember The Time" - "Don't Stop Til You Get Enough" - "Wanna Be Startin' Somethin'" - "Heal The World"
Michael Jackson - 'Number Ones'
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Number Ones
Released: November 18, 2003
US: 4x Platinum
Billboard peak: # 13
Tracks: "Don't Stop 'Til You Get Enough" - "Rock With You" - "Billie Jean" - "Beat It" - "Thriller" - "I Just Can't Stop Loving You" - "Bad" - "Smooth Criminal" - "The Way You Make Me Feel" - "Man In The Mirror" - "Dirty Diana" - "Black Or White" - "You Are Not Alone" - "Earth Song" - "You Rock My World" - "Break Of Dawn" - "One More Chance" - "Ben"
Michael Jackson - 'The Ultimate Collection' The Ultimate Collection
Released: November, 2004
US: Platinum
Billboard peak: # 154
Rolling Stone: 3 stars from Rolling Stone
Tracks: "I Want You Back" - "ABC" - "I'll Be There" - "Got To Be There" - "I Wanna Be Where You Are" - "Ben" - "Dancing Machine" - "Enjoy Yourself" - "Ease On Down The Road" - "You Can't Win" - 'Shake Your Body (Down To The Ground)" (Single Edit & Early Demo) - "Don't Stop 'Til You Get Enough" - "Rock With You" - "Off The Wall" - "She's Out Of My Life" - "Sunset Driver" - "Lovely One" - "Heartbreak Hotel" - "Wanna Be Startin' Somethin'" - "The Girl Is Mine" - "Thriller" - "Beat It" - "Billie Jean" - "P.Y.T. (Pretty Young Thing)" - "Someone In The Dark" - "State Of Shock" - "Scared Of The Moon" - "We Are The World" - "We Are Here To Change The World" - "Bad" - "The Way You Make Me Feel" - "Man In The Mirror" - "I Just Can't Stop Loving You" - "Dirty Diana" - "Smooth Criminal" - "Cheater" - "Dangerous" - "Monkey Business" - "Jam" - "Remember The Time" - "Black Or White" - "Who Is It" - "Someone Put Your Hand Out" - "You Are Not Alone" - "Stranger In Moscow" - "Childhood" - "On The Line" - "Blood On The Dance Floor" - "Fall Again" - "In The Back" - "Unbreakable" - "You Rock My World" - "Butterflies" - "Beautiful Girl" - "The Way You Love Me" - "We've Had Enough"
Michael Jackson - 'The Essential Michael Jackson'
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The Essential Michael Jackson
Released: July, 2005
US: 3x Platinum
Billboard peak: # 54
Tracks: "I Want You Back" - "ABC" - "The Love You Save" - "Got To Be There" - "Rockin' Robin" - "Ben" - "Enjoy Yourself" - "Blame It On The Boogie" - "Shake Your Body (Down To The Ground)" - "Don't Stop 'Til You Get Enough" - " Rock With You" - "Off The Wall" - "She's Out Of My Life" - "The Girl Is Mine" (with Paul McCartney) - "Billie Jean" - "Beat It" - "Wanna Be Startin' Somethin'" - "Human Nature" - "P.Y.T. (Pretty Young Thing)" - "Bad" - "I Just Can't Stop Loving You" (with Seidah Garrett) - "Leave Me Alone" - "The Way You Make Me Feel" - "Man In The Mirror" - "Dirty Diana" - "Another Part Of Me" - "Smooth Criminal" - "Black Or White" - "Heal The World" - "Remember The Time" - "In The Closet" - "Who Is It" - "Will You Be There" - "Dangerous" - "You Are Not Alone" - "You Rock My World"
Michael Jackson - '25th Anniversary Of Thriller'
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25th Anniversary Of Thriller
Released: February, 2008
Tracks: "Wanna Be Startin' Somethin'" - "Baby Be Mine" - "The Girl Is Mine" (with Paul McCartney) - "Thriller" - "Beat It" - "Billie Jean" - "Human Nature" - "P.Y.T. (Pretty Young Thing) 2008" - "The Lady In My Life" - "Vincent Price" - "The Girl Is Mine" (with will.i.am) - "P.Y.T. (Pretty Young Thing)" (with will.i.am) - "Wanna Be Startin' Somethin' 2008" (with Akon and will.i.am) - "Beat It 2008" (with Fergie) - "Billie Jean 2008" (with Kanye West) - "For All Time"
Michael Jackson - 'Michael Jackson: The Remix Suite'
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Michael Jackson: The Remix Suite
Released: October, 2009
Billboard peak: # 175
Rolling Stone: 2 and 1/2 stars from Rolling Stone - Entertainment Weekly: B-
Tracks: "Skywriter" (Stargate Remix) - "Never Can Say Goodbye" (The Neptunes Remix) - "I Wanna Be Where You Are" (Dallas Austin Remix) - "Dancing Machine" (Polow Remix) - "ABC" (Salaam Remi Remix) - "Forever Came Today" (Frankie Knuckles 'Directors Cut Late Night Antics' Remix) - "Dancing Machine" (Steve Aoki Remix) - "Hum Along And Dance" (Morales Giamsta Mix) - "Ain't No Sunshine" (Benny Blanco Remix) - "Maria" (You Were The Only One) - "Maybe Tomorrow" (Sturken & Rogers Remix) - "Ben" (Akon Remix)
Michael Jackson - 'This Is It' (Soundtrack)
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This Is It (soundtrack)
Released: November, 2009
US: 2x Platinum
Billboard peak: # 1
Entertainment Weekly: B+
Tracks: "Wanna Be Startin' Somethin'" - "Jam" - "They Don't Care About Us" - "Human Nature" - "Smooth Criminal" - "The Way You Make Me Feel" - "Shake Your Body (Down To The Ground)" - "I Just Can't Stop Loving You" - "Thriller" - "Beat It" - "Black Or White" - "Earth Song" - "Billie Jean" - "Man In The Mirror" - "This Is It" - "This Is It" (Orchestral Version) - "She's Out Of My Life" (Demo Version) - "Wanna Be Startin' Somethin'" (Demo Version) - "Beat It" (Demo Version) - "Planet Earth" (Poem)
Michael Jackson - 'MICHAEL'
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MICHAEL
Released: December, 2010
US: Platinum
Tracks: "Hold My Hand" (with Akon) - "Hollywood Tonight" - "Keep Your Head Up" - "(I Like) The Way You Love Me" - "Monster" (with 50 Cent) - "Best of Joy" - "Breaking News" - "(I Can't Make It) Another Day" (with Lenny Kravitz) - "Behind The Music" - "Much Too Soon"
Michael Jackson - 'Immortal'
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Immortal
Released: November, 2011
Tracks: Immortal versions of "Workin' Day And Night" - "Intro" - "Childhood" - "Wanna Be Startin' Somethin'" - "Dancing Machine / Blame It On The Boogie" - "This Place Hotel" - "Smooth Criminal" - "Dangerous" - "I Want You Back / ABC / The Love You Save" - "Speechless / Human Nature" - "Is It Scary" - "Thriller" - "You Are Not Alone / I Just Can't Stop Loving You" - "Beat It / State Of Shock" - "Jam" - "Planet Earth / Earth Song" - "They Don't Care About Us" - "I'll Be There" - "Can You Feel It / Don't Stop 'Til You Get Enough / Billie Jean / Black Or White" - "Man In The Mirror"
Michael Jackson - 'XSCAPE'
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XSCAPE
Released: May 13, 2014
US: Gold
Billboard Top 200 LPs peak: # 2
Tracks: "Love Never Felt So Good" - "Chicago" - "Loving You" - "A Place With No Name" - "Slave To The Rhythm" - "Do You Know Where Your Children Are" - "Blue Gangsta" - "Scape"
POP SINGLES DISCOGRAPHY [based on The ARC Weekly Top 40 (listing explanation)
1 Billie Jean

from the LP
Thriller
ARC chart run: 37 - 28 - 22 - 6 - 4 - 1 - 1 - 1 - 1 - 1 - 1 - 1 - 5 - 7 - 13 - 21 - 24 - 39 - off
Year-End Chart Position: #
3
RIAA Certification: Platinum
Grammy Winner:
Best R&B Vocal Performance - Male, Best R&B Song
Grammy Nominee:
Song of the Year
AMA Winner:
Favorite Pop/Rock Single
AMA Nominee: Favorite Pop/Rock Video,
Favorite Soul/R&B Single, Favorite Soul/R&B Video
Rolling Stone: 'The 500 Greatest Songs of All Time': #
58
Rolling Stone: "The 100 Top Music Videos":
# 27
MTV's 100 Greatest Music Videos Ever Made:
# 35
VH1: 100 Greatest Dance Songs:
# 28
Rolling Stone & MTV: 100 Greatest Pop Songs:
# 5
VH1: 100 Greatest Videos:
# 34
VH1: 100 Best Songs of the Past 25 Years:
# 2
VH1: 100 Greatest Songs of the 80's: #
4
1(7) 18 1983 Michael Jackson - "Billie Jean" (Single)
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2 Say Say Say
[Michael Jackson & Paul McCartney]

from the Paul McCartney LP
Pipes Of Peace
ARC chart run: 25 - 15 - 10 - 6 - 4 - 3 - 3 - 3 - 1 - 1 - 1 - 2 - 8 - 9 - 10 - 13 - 24 - 36 - off
Year-End Chart Position: #
5
RIAA Certification: Platinum
1(3) 18 1983 Michael Jackson & Paul McCartney - "Say Say Say" (Single)
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3 Beat It

from the LP
Thriller
ARC chart run: 36 - 22 - 13 - 13 - 8 - 5 - 2 - 1 - 1 - 1 - 3 - 4 - 5 - 11 - 19 - 32 - 32 - 33 - 36 - off
Year-End Chart Position: #
8
RIAA Certification: Platinum
Grammy Winner:
Record of the Year, Best Rock Vocal Performance - Male
Grammy Nominee:
Song of the Year
AMA Winner: Favorite Pop/Rock Video, Favorite Soul/R&B Video
Rolling Stone: "The 100 Top Music Videos":
# 12
MTV's 100 Greatest Music Videos Ever Made:
# 12
Rolling Stone & MTV: 100 Greatest Pop Songs:
# 22
VH1: 100 Greatest Videos:
# 21
VH1: 100 Best Songs of the Past 25 Years:
# 40
VH1: 100 Greatest Songs of the 80's: #
21
1(3) 19 1983 Michael Jackson - "Beat It" (Single)
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4 Black Or White

from the LP
Dangerous
ARC chart run: 25 - 4 - 1 - 1 - 1 - 1 - 1 - 3 - 2 - 8 - 13 - 22 - 33 - off
Year-End Chart Position: #
2
RIAA Certification: Platinum
Grammy Nominee:
Best Pop Vocal Performance - Male
MTV VMA Nominee:
Best Special Effects
Rolling Stone: "The 100 Top Music Videos":
# 52
VH1: 100 Greatest Videos:
# 38
1(5) 13 1991 Michael Jackson - "Black Or White" (Single)
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5 Rock With You

from the LP
Off The Wall
ARC chart run: 35 - 29 - 21 - 12 - 11 - 11 - 7 - 2 - 1 - - 1 - 1 - 2 - 6 - 10 - 14 - 21 - 35 - 40 - off
Year-End Chart Position: # 10
RIAA Certification: Platinum
Rolling Stone & MTV: 100 Greatest Pop Songs:
# 82
1(3) 18 1980 Michael Jackson - "Rock With You" (Single)
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6 Michael Jackson - Remember The Time (Single)Remember The Time

from the LP
Dangerous
ARC Chart Run:
21 - 10 - 4 - 2 - 1 - 1 - 2 - 3 - 4 - 5 - 7 - 17 - 22 - 28 - 39 - off
Year-End Chart Position: #
23
RIAA Certification: Gold
AMA Winner:
Favorite Soul/R&B Single
1(2) 15 1992 [ LISTEN / BUY ]
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7 The Girl Is Mine
[Michael Jackson & Paul McCartney]

from the LP
Thriller
ARC Chart Run:
36 - 13 - 10 - 7 - 5 - 4 - 3 - 2 - 2 - 2 - 3 - 5 - 20 - 33 - off
Year-End Chart Position: #
21
Grammy Nominee:
Best Pop Vocal Performance by a Duo or Group
2 14 1983 Michael Jackson & Paul McCartney - The Girl Is Mine (Single)
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8 You Are Not Alone

from the LP
HIStory Past Present & Future
ARC Chart Run:
36 - 34 - 25 - 16 - 11 - 2 - 1 - 1 - 5 - 6 - 6 - 7 - 12 - 19 - 26 - 37 - off
Year-End Chart Position: #
38
RIAA Certification: Platinum
Grammy Nominee:
Best Pop Vocal Performance - Male
1(2) 16 1995 Michael Jackson - "You Are Not Alone" (Single)
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9 Michael Jackson - Don't Stop Till You Get Enough (Single)Don't Stop Till You Get Enough

from the LP
Off The Wall
RIAA Certification: Platinum
Grammy Winner:
Best R&B Vocal Performance - Male
Grammy Nominee:
Best Disco Recording
AMA Nominee:
Favorite Soul/R&B Single
VH1: 100 Greatest Dance Songs: #
16
1(1) 12 1979 [ LISTEN / BUY ]
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10 Man In The Mirror

from the LP
Bad
ARC Chart Run:
35 - 27 - 17 - 10 - 6 - 3 - 1 - 1 - 4 - 6 - 13 - 24 - 37 - off
Year-End Chart Position: #
15
Grammy Nominee:
Record of the Year
1(2) 13 1988 Michael Jackson - "Man In The Mirror" (Single)
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11 Michael Jackson - Will You Be There (Single)Will You Be There

from the LP
Dangerous
ARC Chart Run:
39 - 34 - 27 - 21 - 19 - 14 - 10 - 8 - 5 - 4 - 5 - 6 - 13 - 26 - off
Year-End Chart Position: #
51
RIAA Certification: Gold
4 14 1993 [ LISTEN / BUY ]
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12 The Way You Make Me Feel

from the LP
Bad
ARC chart run: 34 - 27 - 17 - 11 - 6 - 4 - 3 - 1 - 2 - 5 - 12 - 30 - off
Year-End Chart Position: #
30
MTV VMA Nominee:
Best Choreography
1(1) 12 1988 Michael Jackson - "The Way You Make Me Feel" (Single)
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13 Michael Jackson - In The Closet (Single)In The Closet

from the LP
Dangerous
ARC Chart Run:
35 - 20 - 10 - 5 - 4 - 2 - 1 - 5 - 11 - 20 - 26 - 31 - off
Year-End Chart Position: #
60
RIAA Certification: Gold
MTV VMA Nominee:
Best Cinematography
1(1) 12 1992 [ LISTEN / BUY ]
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14 Michael Jackson - Thriller (Single)Thriller

from the LP
Thriller
ARC Chart Run:
35 - 25 - 10 - 4 - 2 - 1 - 2 - 7 - 11 - 15 - 24 - off
Year-End Chart Position: #
44
RIAA Certification: Platinum
MTV VMA Winner:
Best Overall Performance, Best Choreography, Viewer's Choice
MTV VMA Nominee:
Video of the Year, Best Male Video, Best Concept Video
Rolling Stone: "The 100 Top Music Videos":
# 16
MTV's 100 Greatest Music Videos Ever Made:
# 1
VH1: 100 Greatest Videos:
# 1
1(1) 11 1984 [ LISTEN / BUY ]
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15 Michael Jackson - Got To Be There (Single)Got To Be There

from the LP
Got To Be There
4 13 1971 [ LISTEN / BUY ]
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16 Michael Jackson - Wanna Be Startin' Somethin' (Single)Wanna Be Startin' Somethin'

from the LP
Thriller
ARC Chart Run:
31 - 21 - 18 - 17 - 13 - 10 - 6 - 5 - 3 - 3 - 8 - 25 - off
Year-End Chart Position: #
49
Grammy Nominee:
Best R&B Song
3 12 1983 [ LISTEN / BUY ]
[
LYRICS ]
17 Michael Jackson - Rockin' Robin (Single)Rockin' Robin

from the LP
Got To Be There
2 11 1972 [ LISTEN / BUY ]
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18 I Just Can't Stop Loving You
[Michael Jackson with Siedah Garrett]

from the LP
Bad
ARC Chart Run:
30 - 15 - 9 - 5 - 2 - 1 - 1 - 3 - 11 - 24 - 37 - off
Year-End Chart Position: #
38
RIAA Certification: Gold
1(2) 11 1987 Michael Jackson - "I Just Can't Stop Loving You" (Single)
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19 Michael Jackson & Janet Jackson - Scream (Single)Scream
[Michael Jackson & Janet Jackson]

from the LP
HIStory Past Present & Future
ARC Chart Run:
29 - 14 - 7 - 6 - 3 - 2 - 3 - 7 - 12 - 13 - 23 - off
Year-End Chart Position: #
61
RIAA Certification: Platinum
Grammy Winner:
Best Music Video, Short Form
Grammy Nominee:
Best Pop Collaboration with Vocals
MTV VMA Winner:
Best Dance Video, Best Choreography, Best Art Direction
MTV VMA Nominee:
Video of the Year, Best R&B Video, Breakthrough Video, Best Direction, Best Special Effects, Best Editing, Best Cinematography, Viewer's Choice
VH1: 100 Greatest Videos: #
9
2 11 1995 [ LISTEN / BUY ]
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20 Michael Jackson - Ben (Single)Ben

from the LP
Ben
1(1) 11 1972 [ LISTEN / BUY ]
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21 Dirty Diana

from the LP
Bad
ARC Chart Run:
36 - 28 - 17 - 12 - 9 - 5 - 2 - 1 - 5 - 16 - 32 - off
Year-End Chart Position: #
57
1(1) 11 1988 Michael Jackson - Dirty Diana (Single)
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22 Bad

from the LP
Bad
ARC chart run: 34 - 24 - 14 - 9 - 4 - 1 - 1 - 5 - 13 - 27 - 39 - off
Year-End Chart Position: #
55
AMA Winner:
Favorite Soul/R&B Single
MTV VMA Nominee:
Best Choreography
1(2) 11 1987 Michael Jackson - "Bad" (Single)
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23 Michael Jackson - Human Nature (Single)Human Nature

from the LP
Thriller
ARC Chart Run:
35 - 26 - 20 - 15 - 13 - 10 - 7 - 5 - 4 - 13 - 26 - off
Year-End Chart Position: #
69
4 11 1983 [ LISTEN / BUY ]
[
LYRICS ]
24 Smooth Criminal

from the LP
Bad
ARC chart run: 39 - 32 - 29 - 22 - 18 - 10 - 8 - 6 - 4 - 10 - 20 - 40 - off
Year-End Chart Position: #
74
MTV VMA Nominee:
Best Dance Video, Best Choreography, Best Cinematography
4 12 1989 Michael Jackson - "Smooth Criminal" (Single)
Amazon.mp3
25 Off The Wall

from the LP
Off The Wall
ARC chart run: 39 - 32 - 24 - 15 - 14 - 12 - 10 - 8 - 7 - 12 - 24 - off
Year-End Chart Position: # 79
7 11 1980 Michael Jackson - Off The Wall (Single)
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26 Michael Jackson - Who Is It (Single)Who Is It

from the LP
Dangerous
ARC Chart Run:
37 - 28 - 19 - 16 - 12 - 9 - 7 - 5 - 11 - 21 - 32 - off
Year-End Chart Position: #
70
5 11 1993 [ LISTEN / BUY ]
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27 She's Out Of My Life

from the LP
Off The Wall
ARC chart run: 38 - 26 - 22 - 16 - 12 - 11 - 9 - 7 - 16 - 31 - off
Year-End Chart Position: # 87
RIAA Certification: Gold
7 10 1980 Michael Jackson - She's Out Of My Life (Single)
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28 Michael Jackson - Jam (Single)Jam

from the LP
Dangerous
ARC Chart Run:
29 - 20 - 16 - 13 - 11 - 14 - 22 - 26 - off
Year-End Chart Position: #
101
Grammy Nominee:
Best R&B Vocal Performance - Male, Best R&B Song
MTV VMA Nominee:
Best Choreography
11 8 1992 [ LISTEN / BUY ]
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LYRICS ]
29 P.Y.T. (Pretty Young Thing)

from the LP
Thriller
ARC chart run: 30 - 23 - 19 - 16 - 11 - 9 - 21 - 28 - off
Year-End Chart Position: #
109
9 8 1983 Michael Jackson - "P.Y.T. (Pretty Young Thing)" (Single)
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30 Michael Jackson - You Rock My World (Single)You Rock My World

from the LP
Invincible
ARC Chart Run:
35 - 23 - 18 - 15 - 10 - 9 - 13 - 22 - 34 - off
Year-End Chart Position: #
105
Grammy Nominee:
Best Pop Vocal Performance - Male
9 9 2001 [ LISTEN / BUY ]
[
LYRICS ]
31 Michael Jackson - Another Part Of Me (Single)Another Part Of Me

from the LP
Bad
ARC Chart Run:
32 - 24 - 20 - 17 - 10 - 8 - 15 - 31 - off
Year-End Chart Position: #
137
8 8 1988 [ LISTEN / BUY ]
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32 Michael Jackson - Butterflies (Single)Butterflies

from the LP
Invincible
ARC Chart Run:
38 - 36 - 32 - 28 - 24 - 19 - 16 - 14 - 24 - off
Year-End Chart Position: #
104
14 9 2002 [ LISTEN / BUY ]
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LYRICS ]
33 Michael Jackson - I Wanna Be Where You Are (Single)I Wanna Be Where You Are

from the LP
Got To Be There
16 9 1972 [ LISTEN / BUY ]
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34 Michael Jackson - Heal The World (Single)Heal The World

from the LP
Dangerous
ARC Chart Run:
39 - off - 37 - 32 - 27 - 24 - 22 - 40 - off
Year-End Chart Position: #
137
22 7 1993 [ LISTEN / BUY ]
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35 Love Never Felt So Good
[Michael Jackson & Justin Timberlake]

from the LP
XSCAPE
ARC chart run: 40 - 38 - 37 - 31 - 29 - 26 - 30 - 34 - 39 - off
Year-End Chart Position: # 113
RIAA Certification: Platinum
MTV VMA Nominee: Best Choreography
26 9 2014 Michael Jackson & Justin Timberlake - "Love Never Felt So Good" (Single)
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36 Michael Jackson - Blood On The Dance Floor (Single)Blood On The Dance Floor

from the LP
Blood On The Dance Floor - History In The Mix
ARC Chart Run:
40 - 33 - 30 - 27 - 25 - 22 - 21 - 28 - off
Year-End Chart Position: #
125
21 7 1997 [ LISTEN / BUY ]
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37 Michael Jackson - Earth Song (Single)Earth Song

from the LP
HIStory Past Present & Future
ARC Chart Run:
39 - 34 - 30 - 28 - 26 - 30 - off
Year-End Chart Position: #
143
Grammy Nominee:
Best Music Video, Short Form
26 6 1996 [ LISTEN / BUY ]
[
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38 Michael Jackson - Just A Little Bit Of You (Single)Just A Little Bit Of You

from the LP
Forever, Michael
23 6 1975 [ LISTEN / BUY ]
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39 Michael Jackson - They Don't Care About Us (Single)They Don't Care About Us

from the LP
HIStory Past Present & Future
ARC Chart Run:
35 - 32 - 30 - off
Year-End Chart Position: #
169
30 3 1996 [ LISTEN / BUY ]
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40 Michael Jackson featuring Akon - "Hold My Hand" (Single)Hold My Hand
[Michael Jackson featuring Akon]

from the LP
MICHAEL
ARC Chart Run
:
39 - 38 - 38 - 37 - off
Year-End Chart Position: #
132
37 4 2011 [ LISTEN / BUY ]
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41 Michael Jackson - Farewell My Summer Love (Single)Farewell My Summer Love

from the LP
Anthology - The Best Of Michael Jackson
ARC Chart Run:
39 - 35 - 31 - 29 - off
Year-End Chart Position: #
201
29 4 1984 [ LISTEN / BUY ]
[
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42 One Day In Your Life

from the LP
Forever, Michael
ARC chart run: 38 - 35 - off
Year-End Chart Position: # 228
35 2 1981 Michael Jackson - "One Day In Your Life" (Single)
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  Michael Jackson - With A Child's Heart (Single)With A Child's Heart

from the LP
Music & Me
** ** 1973 [ LISTEN / BUY ]
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  Michael Jackson - We're Almost There (Single)We're Almost There

from the LP
Forever, Michael
** ** 1975 [ LISTEN / BUY ]
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  Diana Ross & Michael Jackson - Ease On Down The Road (Single)Ease On Down The Road
[Diana Ross & Michael Jackson]

from the
The Wiz soundtrack
** ** 1978 [ LISTEN / BUY ]
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  Michael Jackson You Can't Win (Part 1) (Single)You Can't Win (Part 1)

from the
The Wiz soundtrack
** ** 1979 [ LISTEN / BUY ]
[
LYRICS ]
  Michael Jackson - Off The Wall (Single)Working Day And Night

from the LP
Off The Wall
** ** 1980 [ LISTEN / BUY ]
[
LYRICS ]
  Michael Jackson - Get It (Single)Get It
[Stevie Wonder& Michael Jackson]

from the Stevie Wonder's LP
Characters
** ** 1988 [ LISTEN / BUY ]
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  Michael Jackson Leave Me Alone (Single)Leave Me Alone

from the LP
Bad
Grammy Winner:
Best Music Video, Short Form
MTV VMA Winner:
Best Special Effects
MTV VMA Nominee:
Video of the Year, Viewer's Choice, Breakthrough Video, Best Art Direction, Best Editing
Rolling Stone: "The 100 Top Music Videos":
# 8
** ** 1989 [ LISTEN / BUY ]
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  Michael Jackson - Gone Too Soon (Single)Gone Too Soon

from the LP
Dangerous
** ** 1993 [ LISTEN / BUY ]
[
LYRICS ]
  Michael Jackson & Janet Jackson - Scream (Single)Childhood

from the LP
HIStory Past Present & Future
** ** 1995 [ LISTEN / BUY ]
[
LYRICS ]
  Michael Jackson - Stranger In Moscow (Single)Stranger In Moscow

from the LP
Blood On The Dance Floor - History In The Mix
** ** 1997 [ LISTEN / BUY ]
[
LYRICS ]
  Michael Jackson - Ghosts (Single)Ghosts

from the LP
Blood On The Dance Floor - History In The Mix
** ** 1997 [ LISTEN / BUY ]
[
LYRICS ]
  Michael Jackson - Cry (Single)Cry

from the LP
Invincible
** ** 2002 [ LISTEN / BUY ]
[
LYRICS ]
  Michael Jackson - One More Chance (Single)One More Chance

from the LP
Number Ones
** ** 2003 [ LISTEN / BUY ]
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  Michael Jackson with will.i.am - The Girl Is Mine 2008 (Single)The Girl Is Mine 2008
[Michael Jackson with will.i.am]

from the LP
Number Ones
** ** 2003 [ LISTEN / BUY ]
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  Michael Jackson with Akon - "Wanna Be Startin' Somethin' 2008" (Single)Wanna Be Startin' Somethin' 2008
[Michael Jackson with Akon]

from the LP
25th Anniversary Of Thriller
Year-End Chart Position: #
165
** ** 2008 [ LISTEN / BUY ]
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  Michael Jackson - "This Is It" (Single)This Is It

from the LP
This Is It
Grammy Nominee:
Best Pop Vocal Performance - Male
** ** 2009 [ LISTEN / BUY ]
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