It’s been 28 years since Michael Jackson won Best Male Artist and Best Album Of The Year (for “Bad”) at the NAACP 21st Image Awards. The album was the very first album from a single artist to produce a record five Billboard Hot 100 number one singles, and was the recipient of six Grammy Award Nominations.
“Speed Demon”, “Another Part Of Me”, and “Leave Me Alone” are songs that can addict the ears of a music groupie for sure. There are also those classics such as “The Way You Make Me Feel” and “Smooth Criminal”.
But are they the best songs on the entire album? Weigh in you thoughts below and let us know what’s the best song on Michael Jackson’s ‘Bad’! You’ll be surprised to see what other people are thinking.
Michael Jackson is setting records even from the afterlife.
The King of Pop topped Forbes’ list of the highest-paid dead celebrities in 2016, raking in $825 million in pretax earnings — the biggest haul of any celeb in the past year, living or dead.
Jackson’s huge payday was largely due to the sale of his half of the Sony/ATV music-publishing catalog, which included a library of Beatles songs and fetched $750 million in March. He originally purchased the catalog in 1985 for $47.5 million and sold a 50 percent stake to Sony for $115 million in 1995, according to Forbes (Sony bought out his estate’s remaining half earlier this year).
To put Jackson’s haul in perspective, the still-living celebrities who topped their own Forbes list this year had earnings that paled in comparison, like Dr. Phil ($88 million, highest-paid TV-show host), Kevin Hart ($87.5 million, highest-paid comedian), Diddy ($62 million, highest-paid hip-hop act) and Sofía Vegara ($43 million, highest-paid TV actress).
Also joining Jackson on the Forbes list of richest dead celebrities (which measured pretax income from Oct. 1, 2015 through Oct. 1, 2016) were Peanuts creator Charles Schultz at No. 2 ($48 million), golf legend Arnold Palmer ($40 million) and Elvis Presley ($27 million).
Michael Jackson’s nephews, Taj, TJ, and Taryll Jackson, are suing Radar Online for $100 million over published stories alleging they were sexually abused and bribed by their King of Pop uncle.
The three men filed the $100 million libel lawsuit on Wednesday after the celebrity gossip website published multiple stories during June about Michael Jackson. The stories stated that the King of Pop stockpiled “images of pornography, animal torture, S&M and gore in a bid to seduce innocent young boys,” and that this stockpile was discovered in a police search of his Neverland ranch home back in 2003.
In one of the articles, the celebrity rumor website said, “The detectives’ report cites Michael even used sexy photos of his own nephews, who were in the band 3T, in their underwear to excite young boys,” referring to Taj, TJ, and Taryll.
Entertainment lawyer Bert Fields is representing the Jacksons and wrote in the libel suit, “Radar has tried to profit by launching a vicious and unrelenting attack on [Jackson] based on claims that, years ago, he was guilty of sexual abuse, even though, at the time, he was found ‘not guilty’ of that very charge.”
Fields continued by stating that Radar Online represents its “reports” as being “new” and based on official “detective reports.” However, he says that not only have the detective reports been available to the public for many years, Radar Online has misrepresented what the reports actually say.
A huge thanks goes out to the wonderful people @ The New Jersey Performing Arts Center in Newark, New Jersey. I got an email several ago informing me of a great event taking place in their Arts Center: The Invincible Show!
The event with take place on June 11, 2016 in Prudential Hall @ 8:00 PM. This amazing show pays tribute to the King Of Pop in a very extraordinary way! You’ll take a trip down memory lane; listening to the catchy Jackson 5 vibes, and also getting in the groove with some of Michael’s most famous hits!
As part of Michael Jackson day, a Michael Jackson collection of memorabilia, never before seen, will be on display for VIP guests.
Paris Jackson was only 11 years old when her father passed away at the age of 50 in 2009. “To everyone else, he was the King of Pop. To me, well, he was the king of my heart,” Jackson wrote of the late Michael Jackson in an Instagram post from April 2016. Last night, she showed her love for her father with a new tattoo on her forearm.
The tat is a re-creation of Michael Jackson’s iconic album cover for Dangerous, which was released in 1991. “Black or White” was the album’s biggest single. Paris’s new tattoo depicts the part of the album cover with her father’s eyes peering through a filigree framework containing a monkey’s head, elephant, ram, and other assorted animals. The quote Paris chose to accompany the photograph of her new ink comes from her father’s 1992 book, Dancing the Dream. According to Paris’s tattoo artist, Justin Lewis, it’ll take one more session to complete the piece, during which he’ll add some shading.
Paris got her first tattoo in honor of her father in April of this year. It reads “Queen of my Heart,” in Michael Jackson’s handwriting.
Timbaland won a legal battle against a songwriter who claims he stole his song and used it for a Michael Jackson posthumous project.
According to Jasmine BRAND, a musician named Sidney Swanson filed a copyright infringement lawsuit against MJJ Productions, which oversees all of the late King of Pop’s music, as well as Timbaland and Sony Music.
In his suit, Swanson claims that he released a song titled “On the Move” back in 2002 and accused Timbaland of stealing it for the song “Chicago,” which appears on Michael Jackson’s posthumous 2014 album, Xscape.
Swanson was seeking damages for the copyright infringement along with an injunction against MJJ Productions, Timbaland and Sony from distributing the song.
The veteran hitmaker countersued and denied all the allegations that he stole Swanson’s tune. Timbo insists that he created the “Chicago” track by himself and since the musician doesn’t own a valid copyright to his 2002 song, he can’t sue for infringement.
On March 24, Swanson filed documents to dismiss his lawsuit and agreed to not seek monies from Timbaland and the other parties involved for his court fees. Furthermore, Swanson was not paid by anyone to drop the case.
Attorneys for Timbaland had no comment on the matter.
As the daughter of a celebrity, it goes without saying that Paris Jackson’s Instagram is going to be pretty next level. Whether it’s posting a meme that perfectly displays her personality or chronicling her ever-changing, always awesome hair, she’s quickly rising in the ranks of “who to follow NOW.”
And over the weekend, she proved that photo inspiration can and does stay very much in the family when she posted a tribute to her father, Michael. She posed in front of a still of her father from the “Bad” music video, in a similar leather jacket to the King of Pop, and even mimicked his stance in the image, which she captioned “archangel.”
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Paris has been open about the scrutiny she faces both online and in real life as the daughter of someone so exceedingly famous. She has even been known to defend herself from people who comment maliciously without knowing the first thing about her. So to see her in such a vulnerable and heartfelt moment is pretty poignant, and proof that she’s not letting the haters keep her from celebrating her roots.