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Allahrakka Rahman (born A. S. Dileep Kumar, best known as A. R. Rahman, is an Indian composer, singer-songwriter, and music producer. A. R. Rahman's works are noted for integrating Indian classical music with electronic music, world music and traditional orchestral arrangements. Among his awards are six National Film Awards, two Academy Awards, two Grammy Awards, a BAFTA Award, a Golden Globe, fifteen Filmfare Awards and seventeen Filmfare Awards South. He has been awarded the Padma Bhushan, the third highest civilian award, in 2010 by the Government of India. In 2009, Rahman was included on the ''Time'' 100 list of the world's most influential people. The UK-based world-music magazine Songlines named him one of "Tomorrow's World Music Icons" in August 2011. South Indian fans of Rahman refer him with the nickname of "The Mozart of Madras", and "Isai Puyal" (the Musical Storm). With an in-house studio (Panchathan Record Inn in Chennai), Rahman's film-scoring career began during the early 1990s with the Tamil film Roja. Working in India's film industries, international cinema, and theatre, Rahman is one of the best-selling recording artists, with an estimated 200million units sold. In a notable two-decade career, he has been acclaimed for redefining contemporary Indian film music and contributing to the success of several films. Rahman has also become a notable humanitarian and philanthropist, donating and raising money for a number of causes and charities. In 2017, Rahman made his debut as a director and writer for the film Le Musk.
"ABC" is a 1970 number-one hit by The Jackson 5.
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An academy (Attic Greek: Ἀκαδήμεια; Koine Greek Ἀκαδημία) is an institution of secondary education, higher learning, research, or honorary membership.
Access, formerly Access Hollywood, is an American weekday television entertainment news program that premiered on September 9, 1996.
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An affidavit is a written sworn statement of fact voluntarily made by an affiant or deponent under an oath or affirmation administered by a person authorized to do so by law.
Africa is the world's second largest and second most-populous continent (behind Asia in both categories).
African Americans (also referred to as Black Americans or Afro-Americans) are an ethnic group of Americans with total or partial ancestry from any of the black racial groups of Africa.
AIM (AOL Instant Messenger) was an instant messaging and presence computer program created by AOL, which used the proprietary OSCAR instant messaging protocol and the TOC protocol to allow registered users to communicate in real time.
Alfred Charles Sharpton Jr. (born October 3, 1954) is an American civil rights activist, Baptist minister, television/radio talk show host and a former White House adviser for President Barack Obama.
Alan Maxwell Pottasch (August 13, 1927 – July 27, 2007) was an American advertising executive and marketer best known for his five decades of work for PepsiCo.
All Media Network (formerly All Media Guide (AMG) and AllRovi) is an American company that owns and maintains AllMusic, AllMovie, AllGame (until its closure in 2014), SideReel and Celebified.
AllMusic (previously known as All Music Guide or AMG) is an online music guide.
The American Music Awards (AMAs) is an annual American music awards show, created by Dick Clark in 1973 for ABC when the network's contract to air the Grammy Awards expired.
The 37th Annual American Music Awards took place on November 22, 2009 at the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles, California.
Ancient Egypt was a civilization of ancient Northeastern Africa, concentrated along the lower reaches of the Nile River - geographically Lower Egypt and Upper Egypt, in the place that is now occupied by the countries of Egypt and Sudan.
Andrea Bocelli, (born 22 September 1958) is an Italian singer, songwriter, and record producer.
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The Anti-Defamation League (ADL; formerly known as the Anti-Defamation League of B'nai B'rith) is an international Jewish non-governmental organization based in the United States.
Antisemitism (also spelled anti-Semitism or anti-semitism) is hostility to, prejudice, or discrimination against Jews.
AOL TV was the name of both a thin client which uses a television for display (rather than a monitor), and the online service that supports it, both of which were launched in June 2000 to compete with WebTV.
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Arnold William "Arnie" Klein (February 27, 1945 – October 22, 2015) was an American dermatologist.
Artificial insemination (AI) is the deliberate introduction of sperm into a female's uterus or cervix for the purpose of achieving a pregnancy through in vivo fertilization by means other than sexual intercourse.
Ashgate Publishing was an academic book and journal publisher based in Farnham (Surrey, United Kingdom).
The Associated Press (AP) is a U.S.-based not-for-profit news agency headquartered in New York City.
Augusta, officially Augusta–Richmond County, is a consolidated city-county on the central eastern border of the U.S. state of Georgia.
Bad is the seventh studio album by American singer and songwriter Michael Jackson, released on August 31, 1987 in the United States by Epic Records and internationally by CBS Records.
"Bad" is a song by American singer Michael Jackson.
Bad was the first solo concert tour by American recording artist Michael Jackson, launched in support of his seventh studio album Bad (1987).
Bad 25 is a 2012 documentary film about the 25th anniversary of Michael Jackson's 1987 album Bad.
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Bally's Las Vegas (formerly MGM Grand Hotel and Casino) is a hotel and casino on the Las Vegas Strip in Paradise, Nevada.
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The Bambi, often simply called Bambi Awards and stylised as BAMBI, are presented annually by Hubert Burda Media to recognize excellence in international media and television, awarded to personalities in the media, arts, culture, sports and other fields "with vision and creativity who affected and inspired the German public that year," both domestic and foreign.
Bank of America Corporation (abbreviated as BofA) is an American multinational financial services company headquartered in Charlotte, North Carolina.
Baptists are Christians distinguished by baptizing professing believers only (believer's baptism, as opposed to infant baptism), and doing so by complete immersion (as opposed to affusion or sprinkling).
"Barefootin'" is a 1965 song performed by Robert Parker.
BBC News Online is the website of BBC News, the division of the BBC responsible for newsgathering and production.
BBC Online, formerly known as BBCi, is the BBC's online service.
BBDO is a worldwide advertising agency network, with its headquarters in New York City.
"Beat It" is a song written and performed by American singer Michael Jackson from his sixth solo album, Thriller (1982).
Beatboxing (also beat boxing or b-boxing) is a form of vocal percussion primarily involving the art of mimicking drum machines (typically a TR-808), using one's mouth, lips, tongue, and voice.
Beck Hansen (born Bek David Campbell; July 8, 1970), known professionally as Beck, is an American singer, songwriter, rapper, record producer, and multi-instrumentalist.
The Bee Gees --> were a pop music group formed in 1958.
Ben is the second studio album by Michael Jackson, released by Motown Records on August 4, 1972, while Jackson was still a member of The Jackson 5.
"Ben" is a song written by Don Black and composed by Walter Scharf for the 1972 film of the same name (the sequel to the 1971 killer rat film Willard).
A benefit concert or charity concert is a type of musical benefit performance (e.g., concert, show, or gala) featuring musicians, comedians, or other performers that is held for a charitable purpose, often directed at a specific and immediate humanitarian crisis.
Benzodiazepines (BZD, BZs), sometimes called "benzos", are a class of psychoactive drugs whose core chemical structure is the fusion of a benzene ring and a diazepine ring.
Berry Gordy III (known professionally as Berry Gordy Jr., born November 28, 1929) is an American record executive, record producer, songwriter, film producer and television producer.
Black Entertainment Television (BET, stylised as BET★) is an American basic cable and satellite television channel that is owned by the BET Networks division of Viacom.
Beyoncé Giselle Knowles-Carter (born September 4, 1981) is an American singer, songwriter, dancer, actress, and businesswoman.
"Big Boy" (also known as "I'm a Big Boy Now") is the debut single by The Jackson 5 and the first song sung by Michael Jackson.
Billboard (styled as billboard) is an American entertainment media brand owned by the Billboard-Hollywood Reporter Media Group, a division of Eldridge Industries.
The Billboard 200 is a record chart ranking the 200 most popular music albums and EPs in the United States.
The Billboard Hot 100 is the music industry standard record chart in the United States for songs, published weekly by Billboard magazine.
The Billboard Music Award is an honor given by Billboard, a publication and music popularity chart covering the music business.
Billboard Year-End charts are a cumulative measure of a single or album's performance in the United States, based upon the Billboard magazine charts during any given chart year.
"Billie Jean" is a song by American singer Michael Jackson, released in January 1983 as the second single from his sixth album Thriller (1982).
"Black or White" is a single by American singer and songwriter Michael Jackson.
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"Blood on the Dance Floor" is a song by Michael Jackson.
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Boyz II Men is an American R&B vocal group from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, best known for emotional ballads and a cappella harmonies.
Bradley "Brad" Buxer is an American keyboardist and composer, known for his many collaborations with American recording artist Michael Jackson In addition to recording with Jackson, Buxer was also musical director for Jackson's tours for many years.
"Breaking News" is a song by American recording artist Michael Jackson.
The British Council is a British organisation specialising in international cultural and educational opportunities.
The BPI (British Recorded Music Industry) Limited, commonly known as the British Phonographic Industry or BPI, is the British recorded music industry's trade association.
Britney Jean Spears (born December 2, 1981) is an American singer, dancer, and actress.
Bruce Swedien is a Grammy Award-winning audio engineer and music producer.
Bubblegum pop (also known as bubblegum music or simply bubblegum) is a genre of pop music with an upbeat sound contrived and marketed to appeal to pre-teens and teenagers, which may be produced in an assembly-line process, driven by producers and often using unknown singers.
Bubbles (born April 30, 1983) is a common chimpanzee once kept as a pet by American recording artist Michael Jackson, who bought him from a Texas research facility in the early 1980s.
A burn is a type of injury to skin, or other tissues, caused by heat, cold, electricity, chemicals, friction, or radiation.
"Butterflies" is a song by Michael Jackson.
California is a state in the Pacific Region of the United States.
The trial of Conrad Murray (People of the State of California v. Conrad Robert Murray) was the American criminal trial of Michael Jackson's personal physician, Conrad Murray, who was charged with involuntary manslaughter for the pop singer's death on June 25, 2009, from a massive overdose of the general anesthetic propofol.
is a United States Army post located in the cities of Zama and Sagamihara, in Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan, about southwest of Tokyo.
"Can You Feel It" is a recording by American group The Jacksons, recorded in March 1980 and released as the third single from their album Triumph.
The Cannes Festival (Festival de Cannes), named until 2002 as the International Film Festival (Festival international du film) and known in English as the Cannes Film Festival, is an annual film festival held in Cannes, France, which previews new films of all genres, including documentaries from all around the world.
Captain EO is a 1986 American 3D science fiction film starring Michael Jackson and directed by Francis Ford Coppola (who came up with the name "Captain EO" from the Greek, cf. Eos, the Greek goddess of dawn) that was shown at Disney theme parks from 1986 through 1996.
Cardiac arrest is a sudden loss of blood flow resulting from the failure of the heart to effectively pump.
Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) is an emergency procedure that combines chest compressions often with artificial ventilation in an effort to manually preserve intact brain function until further measures are taken to restore spontaneous blood circulation and breathing in a person who is in cardiac arrest.
A carousel (American English: from French carrousel and Italian carosello), roundabout (British English), or merry-go-round, is a type of amusement ride consisting of a rotating circular platform with seats for riders.
The Cavalry Scout is the common term used to refer to someone who has achieved the military occupational specialty (MOS) of 19D (delta) Armored Reconnaissance Specialist in the United States Army.
CBC.ca is the English-language online service of the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation.
The Channel Seven Perth Telethon, known simply as Telethon, is an annual telethon established in 1968 by philanthropist Sir James Cruthers and produced by TVW, a Seven Network-owned television station in Perth, Western Australia for two main beneficiaries—Princess Margaret Hospital for Children and the Telethon Kids Instituteplus many other beneficiaries including the Telethon Speech & Hearing Centre.
Charles John Huffam Dickens (7 February 1812 – 9 June 1870) was an English writer and social critic.
Charles Koppelman (born March 30, 1940) is a musician, music producer, and businessman.
Charles Scribner's Sons, or simply Scribner's or Scribner, is an American publisher based in New York City, known for publishing American authors including Ernest Hemingway, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Kurt Vonnegut, Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings, Stephen King, Robert A. Heinlein, Thomas Wolfe, George Santayana, John Clellon Holmes, Don DeLillo, and Edith Wharton.
The Chicago metropolitan area, or Chicagoland, is the metropolitan area that includes the city of Chicago, Illinois, and its suburbs.
The Chicago Tribune is a daily newspaper based in Chicago, Illinois, United States, owned by Tronc, Inc., formerly Tribune Publishing.
Child Protective Services (CPS) is the name of a governmental agency in many states of the United States responsible for providing child protection, which includes responding to reports of child abuse or neglect.
Child sexual abuse, also called child molestation, is a form of child abuse in which an adult or older adolescent uses a child for sexual stimulation.
The chin or the mental region is the area of the face below the lower lip and including the mandibular prominence.
The "Chitlin Circuit" is a collection of performance venues throughout the eastern, southern, and upper midwest areas of the United States that were safe and acceptable for African American musicians, comedians, and other entertainers to perform in during the era of racial segregation in the United States (from at least the early 19th century through the 1960s).
Christopher Tucker (born August 31, 1971) is an American actor and stand-up comedian.
Christian Audigier (born Christian Ginutti, 21 May 1958 – 10 July 2015) was a French fashion designer known for the Ed Hardy and Von Dutch clothing lines.
The Cinema of India consists of films produced in the nation of India.
Cirque du Soleil ("Circus of the Sun" or "Sun Circus") is a Canadian entertainment company.
CityNews (corporately styled CityNews) is the title of news and current affairs programming on the City television network in Canada.
CNET (stylized as c|net) is an American media website that publishes reviews, news, articles, blogs, podcasts and videos on technology and consumer electronics globally.
Cable News Network (CNN) is an American basic cable and satellite television news channel and an independent subsidiary of AT&T's WarnerMedia.
Colony NorthStar is a diversified equity REIT with an embedded institutional and retail investment management business.
Columbia Records is an American record label owned by Sony Music Entertainment, a subsidiary of Sony Corporation of America, the North American division of Japanese conglomerate Sony.
Columbia/Epic Label Group was an American record label group, owned by Sony Music Entertainment.
A concert residency (also known as musical residency or simply residency) is a series of concerts, similar to a concert tour, but only performed at one location.
A conflict of interest (COI) is a situation in which a person or organization is involved in multiple interests, financial or otherwise, and serving one interest could involve working against another.
The conga, also known as tumbadora, is a tall, narrow, single-headed drum from Cuba.
Constance Yu-Hwa Chung Povich (born August 20, 1946), known as Connie Chung, is an American journalist.
Connie Chung Tonight is an American television newsmagazine hosted by Connie Chung.
Conrad Robert Murray (born February 19, 1953) is an American cardiologist and was the personal physician of Michael Jackson at the time of the singer's death in 2009, in which he was implicated.
Contactmusic.com is an online magazine of cultural criticism based in Leeds, West Yorkshire, England.
Country music, also known as country and western or simply country, is a genre of popular music that originated in the southern United States in the early 1920s.
County Westmeath (Contae na hIarmhí or simply An Iarmhí) is a county in Ireland.
In computing, a crash (or system crash) occurs when a computer program, such as a software application or an operating system, stops functioning properly and exits.
Craven Cottage is a football stadium located in Fulham, London.
Crossover is a term applied to musical works or performers who appeal to different types of audience, for example (especially in the United States) by appearing on two or more of the record charts which track differing musical styles or genres.
"Cry" is a song recorded by American recording artist Michael Jackson that features on his tenth and final studio album, Invincible (2001).
Culver City is a city in Los Angeles County, California.
A cure is a substance or procedure that ends a medical condition, such as a medication, a surgical operation, a change in lifestyle or even a philosophical mindset that helps end a person's sufferings; or the state of being healed, or cured.
"D.S." is a song by Michael Jackson, released on his 1995 album HIStory: Past, Present and Future, Book I. It is a rock song that conveys themes such as bitterness, mistrust and corruption within law enforcement.
The Daily Mirror is a British national daily tabloid newspaper founded in 1903.
Dance-pop is a pop and dance subgenre that originated in the early 1980s.
"Dancing Machine" is a song recorded by American R&B outfit The Jackson 5, released as a single in 1974.
Dancing the Dream is a 1992 book of poems and reflections written by American recording artist Michael Jackson.
Dangerous is the eighth studio album by American recording artist Michael Jackson, released by Epic Records on November 26, 1991.
The Dangerous World Tour was the second world concert tour by American recording artist Michael Jackson.
David Eli Ruffin (born Davis Eli Ruffin, January 18, 1941 – June 1, 1991) was an American soul singer and musician most famous for his work as one of the lead singers of The Temptations (1964–68) during the group's "Classic Five" period as it was later known.
David Winters (born 5 April 1939 in London, England) is an English-American actor, dancer, choreographer, producer, film distributor, director and screenwriter.
On June 5, 2004, Ronald Reagan, the 40th President of the United States, died after having suffered from Alzheimer's disease for nearly a decade.
On June 25, 2009, Michael Jackson died of acute propofol and benzodiazepine intoxication at his home on North Carolwood Drive in the Holmby Hills neighborhood of Los Angeles.
Deborah Jeanne Rowe (born December 6, 1958) is an American nurse known for her marriage to Michael Jackson, with whom she had two children.
Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) is an agency of the government of Los Angeles County.
Dermatology (from ancient Greek δέρμα, derma which means skin and λογία, logia) is the branch of medicine dealing with the skin, nails, hair and its diseases.
Destiny's Child was an American girl group whose final and best-known line-up comprised Beyoncé Knowles, Kelly Rowland, and Michelle Williams.
Diana Ernestine Ross (born March 26, 1944) is an American singer, songwriter, actress, and record producer.
Diana! is the first solo television special of American singer Diana Ross and aired on ABC on April 18, 1971.
Dick Clark Productions (stylized as dick clark productions by the studio, and often abbreviated dcp) is an American entertainment production company founded by entertainer Dick Clark.
Dion Francis DiMucci (born July 18, 1939), better known mononymously as Dion, is an American singer, songwriter whose work has incorporated elements of doo-wop, rock and R&B styles—and, most recently, straight blues.
Direct-to-video or straight-to-video refers to the release of a film to the public immediately on home video formats rather than a theatrical release or television broadcast.
"Dirty Diana" is a song by American artist Michael Jackson.
Disco is a musical style that emerged in the mid 1960s and early 1970s from America's urban nightlife scene, where it originated in house parties and makeshift discothèques, reaching its peak popularity between the mid-1970s and early 1980s.
Discovery Channel (known as The Discovery Channel from 1985 to 1995, and often referred to as simply Discovery) is an American pay television channel that is the flagship television property of Discovery Inc., a publicly traded company run by CEO David Zaslav.
Disneyland Park, originally Disneyland, is the first of two theme parks built at the Disneyland Resort in Anaheim, California, opened on July 17, 1955.
Disneyland Park, originally Euro Disney, is a theme park found at Disneyland Paris in Marne-la-Vallée, France.
The degree of Doctor of Humane Letters (D.H.L.; or L.H.D.) is almost always conferred as an honorary degree, usually to those students who have distinguished themselves in areas other than science, government, literature or religion, which are awarded degrees of Doctor of Science, Doctor of Laws, Doctor of Letters, or Doctor of Divinity, respectively.
The Dominican Republic (República Dominicana) is a sovereign state located in the island of Hispaniola, in the Greater Antilles archipelago of the Caribbean region.
"Don't Stop 'Til You Get Enough" is a single written and recorded by American singer Michael Jackson.
Doubleday is an American publishing company founded as Doubleday & McClure Company in 1897 that by 1947 was the largest in the United States.
David Drew Pinsky (born September 4, 1958), commonly known as Dr.
Due diligence is an investigation of a business or person prior to signing a contract, or an act with a certain standard of care.
E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial is a 1982 American science fiction film co-produced and directed by Steven Spielberg, and written by Melissa Mathison.
E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial is an audiobook and soundtrack album for the 1982 blockbuster film of the same name directed by Steven Spielberg.
"Earth Song" is a song by American singer Michael Jackson from his ninth studio album HIStory: Past, Present and Future, Book I. It was released on November 27, 1995 as the third single from the album.
The Eastern United States, commonly referred to as the American East or simply the East, is a region roughly coinciding with the boundaries of the United States established in the 1783 Treaty of Paris, which bounded the new country to the west along the Mississippi River.
Ebony is a monthly magazine for the African-American market.
Edward Regan Murphy (born April 3, 1961) is an American comedian, actor, writer, singer, and producer.
Egypt (مِصر, مَصر, Khēmi), officially the Arab Republic of Egypt, is a transcontinental country spanning the northeast corner of Africa and southwest corner of Asia by a land bridge formed by the Sinai Peninsula.
Dame Elizabeth Rosemond Taylor, (February 27, 1932 – March 23, 2011) was a British-born American actress, businesswoman, and humanitarian.
Elvis Aaron Presley (January 8, 1935 – August 16, 1977) was an American singer and actor.
Marshall Bruce Mathers III (born October 17, 1972), known professionally as Eminem (often stylized as EMINƎM), is an American rapper, songwriter, record producer, record executive, and actor.
An Emmy Award, or simply Emmy, is an American award that recognizes excellence in the television industry, and is the equivalent of an Academy Award (for film), the Tony Award (for theater), and the Grammy Award (for music).
Encino is a neighborhood in the San Fernando Valley region of Los Angeles, California, United States.
Epcot (originally named EPCOT Center) is a theme park at the Walt Disney World Resort in Bay Lake, Florida.
Epic Records is an American record label owned by Sony Music Entertainment, a subsidiary of Sony Corporation of America, Inc., the North American division of Japanese conglomerate Sony.
The estate tax in the United States is a tax on the transfer of the estate of a deceased person.
Etta James (born Jamesetta Hawkins; January 25, 1938 – January 20, 2012) was an American singer who performed in various genres, including blues, R&B, soul, rock and roll, jazz and gospel.
Evan Chandler (born Evan Robert Charmatz; January 25, 1944 – November 5, 2009) was an American screenwriter and dentist.
Extortion (also called shakedown, outwrestling and exaction) is a criminal offense of obtaining money, property, or services from an individual or institution, through coercion.
Falsetto (Italian diminutive of falso, "false") is the vocal register occupying the frequency range just above the modal voice register and overlapping with it by approximately one octave.
Famous Music Corporation was the worldwide music publishing division of Paramount Pictures, a division of Viacom since 1994.
The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), formerly the Bureau of Investigation (BOI), is the domestic intelligence and security service of the United States, and its principal federal law enforcement agency.
A Ferris wheel (sometimes called a big wheel, observation wheel, or, in the case of the very tallest examples, giant wheel) is an amusement ride consisting of a rotating upright wheel with multiple passenger-carrying components (commonly referred to as passenger cars, cabins, tubs, capsules, gondolas, or pods) attached to the rim in such a way that as the wheel turns, they are kept upright, usually by gravity.
The first inauguration of Bill Clinton as the 42nd President of the United States was held on Wednesday, January 20, 1993 on the West Front of the United States Capitol Building in Washington, D.C..
Fisk University is a private historically black university in Nashville, Tennessee.
Forbes is an American business magazine.
Forest Lawn Memorial Park is a privately owned cemetery in Glendale, California, US.
Forever, Michael is the fourth studio album by Michael Jackson, released by Motown Records on January 16, 1975.
Fortress Investment Group is an investment management firm based in New York City.
Fox News (officially known as the Fox News Channel, commonly abbreviated to FNC) is an American basic cable and satellite television news channel owned by the Fox Entertainment Group, a subsidiary of 21st Century Fox.
Francis Ford Coppola (born April 7, 1939) is an American film director, producer, screenwriter and film composer.
Fred Astaire (born Frederick Austerlitz; May 10, 1899 – June 22, 1987) was an American dancer, singer, actor, choreographer and television presenter.
Freddie Mercury (born Farrokh Bulsara; 5 September 194624 November 1991) was a British singer, songwriter and record producer, best known as the lead vocalist of the rock band Queen.
Fulham Football Club is a professional association football club based in Fulham, London, England.
The public funeral of Diana, Princess of Wales started on 6 September 1997 at 9:08am in London, when the tenor bell sounded to signal the departure of the cortège from Kensington Palace.
Funk is a music genre that originated in African American communities in the mid-1960s when African American musicians created a rhythmic, danceable new form of music through a mixture of soul music, jazz, and rhythm and blues (R&B).
G.I.T.: Get It Together (a.k.a. Get It Together) is the ninth studio album by The Jackson 5, released in September 1973 for the Motown label.
Gabon, officially the Gabonese Republic (République gabonaise), is a sovereign state on the west coast of Central Africa.
GameTrailers (GT) was an American video gaming website created by Geoffrey R. Grotz and Brandon Jones in 2002.
Gary is a city in Lake County, Indiana, United States, from downtown Chicago, Illinois.
Eugene Curran Kelly (August 23, 1912 – February 2, 1996) was an American dancer, actor of film, stage, and television, singer, film director, producer, and choreographer.
George Herbert Walker Bush (born June 12, 1924) is an American politician who served as the 41st President of the United States from 1989 to 1993.
George Walton Lucas Jr. (born May 14, 1944) is an American filmmaker and entrepreneur.
George Robert Wendt III (born October 17, 1948) is an American actor.
Gladys Maria Knight (born May 28, 1944), known as the "Empress of Soul", is an American singer, songwriter, and actress.
The Glendale News Press is a twice-weekly newspaper published by the Los Angeles Times in Glendale, California effective August 31, 2016.
Glendale is a city in Los Angeles County, California, United States.
"Gone Too Soon" is a ballad recorded and popularized by American musician Michael Jackson.
Google LLC is an American multinational technology company that specializes in Internet-related services and products, which include online advertising technologies, search engine, cloud computing, software, and hardware.
A Google Doodle is a special, temporary alteration of the logo on Google's homepages that commemorates holidays, events, achievements, and people.
Got to Be There is the debut studio album by Michael Jackson, released by Motown on January 24, 1972.
"Got to Be There" is the debut single written by Elliot Willensky for American recording artist Michael Jackson, whose original version was released as his first solo single in 1971 on Motown Records.
A Grammy Award (stylized as GRAMMY, originally called Gramophone Award), or Grammy, is an award presented by The Recording Academy to recognize achievement in the music industry.
The Grammy Award for Album of the Year is presented by the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences of the United States to "honor artistic achievement, technical proficiency and overall excellence in the recording industry, without regard to album sales, chart position, or critical reception." Album of the Year is the most prestigious award category at the Grammys having been presented since 1959.
The Grammy Award for Best Music Video is an honor presented at the Grammy Awards, a ceremony that was established in 1958 and originally called the Gramophone Awards, to performers, directors, and producers of quality short form music videos.
The Grammy Legend Award, or the Grammy Living Legend Award, is a special award of merit given to recording artists by the Grammy Awards, a ceremony that was established in 1958 and originally called the Gramophone Awards.
The Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award is awarded by The Recording Academy to "performers who, during their lifetimes, have made creative contributions of outstanding artistic significance to the field of recording." This award is distinct from the Grammy Hall of Fame Award, which honors specific recordings rather than individuals, and the Grammy Trustees Award, which honors non-performers.
A greatest hits album, sometimes called a "best of" album or a catalog album, is a compilation of songs by a particular artist or band.
Guilford Publications, Inc. is a New York City-based independent publisher founded in 1973 that specializes in publishing books, journals, and DVDs in psychology, psychiatry, the behavioral sciences, education, and geography.
Guinness World Records, known from its inception in 1955 until 2000 as The Guinness Book of Records and in previous United States editions as The Guinness Book of World Records, is a reference book published annually, listing world records both of human achievements and the extremes of the natural world.
Gulf News is a daily English language newspaper published from Dubai.
Gut Records was an independent record label, based in Maida Vale in London, UK.
Harlem is a large neighborhood in the northern section of the New York City borough of Manhattan.
Harmony Books is an imprint of the Crown Publishing Group, itself part of publisher Penguin Random House.
Home Box Office (HBO) is an American premium cable and satellite television network of Home Box Office, Inc..
"Heal the World" is a song from Michael Jackson's album Dangerous, released in 1992.
The original Heal the World Foundation was a charitable organization founded by entertainer Michael Jackson in 1992.
Michael Jackson (August 29, 1958 – June 25, 2009) was an American singer who spent over four decades in the public eye, first as a child star with The Jackson 5, and later as a solo artist, during which time he went through various image changes.
Hello! is a weekly magazine specialising in celebrity news and human-interest stories, published in the United Kingdom since 1988.
Henry Holt and Company is an American book publishing company based in New York City.
Hip hop music, also called hip-hopMerriam-Webster Dictionary entry on hip-hop, retrieved from: A subculture especially of inner-city black youths who are typically devotees of rap music; the stylized rhythmic music that commonly accompanies rap; also rap together with this music.
History (originally The History Channel from 1995 to 2008) is a history-based digital cable and satellite television network that is owned by A&E Networks, a joint venture between the Hearst Communications and the Disney–ABC Television Group division of the Walt Disney Company.
The HIStory World Tour was the third and final worldwide solo concert tour by American artist Michael Jackson, covering Europe, Africa, Asia, Oceania and North America.
HIStory: Past, Present and Future, Book I (usually shortened to HIStory) is the ninth studio album by American singer Michael Jackson, released on July 16, 1995.
HitQuarters was an international music industry publication and contact database founded in 1999.
Human immunodeficiency virus infection and acquired immune deficiency syndrome (HIV/AIDS) is a spectrum of conditions caused by infection with the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV).
The Hollywood Walk of Fame comprises more than 2,600 five-pointed terrazzo and brass stars embedded in the sidewalks along 15 blocks of Hollywood Boulevard and three blocks of Vine Street in Hollywood, California.
Holmby Hills is a neighborhood in the district of Westwood in western Los Angeles.
Homicide is the act of one human killing another.
Honorific nicknames in popular music are terms used, most often in the media or by fans, to indicate the significance of an artist, and are often religious, familial, or (most frequently) royal and aristocratic titles, used metaphorically.
The Hotel Adlon Kempinski Berlin is a luxury hotel in Berlin, Germany. It is located on Unter den Linden, the main boulevard in the central Mitte district, at the corner with Pariser Platz, directly opposite the Brandenburg Gate and the Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe. The legendary original Hotel Adlon was one of the most famous hotels in Europe. It opened in 1907 and was largely destroyed in 1945 in the closing days of World War II, though a small wing continued operating until 1984. The current hotel, which opened on August 23, 1997, is a new building with a design inspired by the original.
HuffPost (formerly The Huffington Post and sometimes abbreviated HuffPo) is a liberal American news and opinion website and blog that has both localized and international editions.
"Human Nature" is a 1982 song performed by American singer Michael Jackson, and the fifth single from his landmark sixth solo album, Thriller.
Humberto Gatica is a 16 Time Grammy Award Winning Chilean-born American record producer, music mixer, audio engineer and a long-time collaborator with producer David Foster.
Hyperbaric medicine is medical treatment in which an ambient pressure greater than sea level atmospheric pressure is a necessary component.
"I Just Can't Stop Loving You" is a 1987 duet ballad by Michael Jackson and Siedah Garrett, and was the first single released from his seventh album, Bad.
"I Want You Back" is a 1969 song by the Jackson 5 which became a number-one hit for the band and the Motown label in early 1970.
"I'll Be There" is a soul song written by Berry Gordy, Hal Davis, Bob West, and Willie Hutch.
Zara Mohamed Abdulmajid (Zara Maxamed Cabdulmajiid, ايمان محمد عبد المجيد; born 25 July 1955), mononymously known as Iman ("faith" in Arabic), is a Somali-American fashion model, actress and entrepreneur.
Immortal is a remix album of music originally recorded by American recording artist Michael Jackson, and featuring The Jackson 5/The Jacksons, released on November 18, 2011 by Epic Records.
An impersonator is someone who imitates or copies the behaviour or actions of another.
ImpreMedia, LLC is a media company headquartered on the 18th Floor of 1 MetroTech Center in Downtown Brooklyn, New York City.
In Living Color is an American sketch comedy television series that originally ran on Fox from April 15, 1990, to May 19, 1994.
"In the Closet" is a song by American recording artist Michael Jackson.
IndieWire (sometimes stylized as indieWIRE or Indiewire) is a film industry and review website that was established in 1996.
The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) is the revenue service of the United States federal government.
The International Federation of the Phonographic Industry (IFPI) is the organisation that represents the interests of the recording industry worldwide.
The International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement is an international humanitarian movement with approximately 17 million volunteers, members and staff worldwide which was founded to protect human life and health, to ensure respect for all human beings, and to prevent and alleviate human suffering.
An intimate part, personal part or private part is a place on the human body which is customarily kept covered by clothing in public venues and conventional settings, as a matter of fashion and cultural norms.
Invincible is the final studio album by American singer Michael Jackson.
The Irish Examiner, formerly The Cork Examiner and then The Examiner, is an Irish national daily newspaper which primarily circulates in the Munster region surrounding its base in Cork, though it is available throughout the country.
Irving Domingo Lorenzo, Jr. (born June 26, 1970), better known by his stage name Irv Gotti, is an American record executive, television producer, Hip Hop and R&B record producer and is the founder of Murder Inc. Records.
Ivory Coast, also known as Côte d'Ivoire and officially as the Republic of Côte d'Ivoire, is a sovereign state located in West Africa.
John Randall Anthony Taraborrelli is an American journalist and biographer.
Sigmund Esco "Jackie" Jackson (born May 4, 1951) is an American singer and songwriter best known as a founding member of the Jackson 5.
Jack Leroy "Jackie" Wilson Jr. (June 9, 1934 – January 21, 1984) was an American soul singer and performer.
The Jackson family is an American family of singers which originated in Gary, Indiana.
"Jam" is a single by American singer-songwriter Michael Jackson.
James Joseph Brown (May 3, 1933 – December 25, 2006) was an American singer, songwriter, dancer, musician, record producer and bandleader.
Janet Damita Jo Jackson (born May 16, 1966) is an American singer, songwriter, dancer, and actress.
John C. "Jay" Cocks, Jr. (born January 12, 1944) is an American film critic and screenwriter.
Jeffrey Glenn Daniel (born August 24, 1955 or 1957) (sources differ) is an American dancer, singer-songwriter and choreographer, most notable for being a member of the R&B vocal group Shalamar.
Jehovah's Witnesses is a millenarian restorationist Christian denomination with nontrinitarian beliefs distinct from mainstream Christianity.
Jennifer Kate Hudson (born September 12, 1981) is an American singer, actress, and spokesperson.
Jermaine La Jaune Jackson (born December 11, 1954) is an American singer, songwriter, bass guitarist, and member of the Jackson family.
Jet is a magazine, currently in digital format, marketed to African-American readers.
Henry James Beach (born March 1942 in Gloucester) is the long-time manager of the British rock band Queen and its individual members.
A jingle is a short song or tune used in advertising, podcasts and for other commercial uses.
Joseph Walter Jackson (July 26, 1928 – June 27, 2018) was an American talent manager and patriarch of the Jackson family of entertainers that includes his children Michael Jackson and Janet Jackson.
Joseph Frank Pesci (born February 9, 1943) is an American actor, comedian and singer.
John David Landis (born August 3, 1950) is an American film director, screenwriter, actor, and producer.
John Clayton Mayer (born October 16, 1977) is an American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer.
Joseph Carey Merrick (5 August 1862 – 11 April 1890), often incorrectly called John Merrick, was an English man with very severe face and body deformities who was first exhibited at a freak show as the "Elephant Man", and then went to live at the London Hospital after he met Dr. Frederick Treves, subsequently becoming well known in London society.
For American-Lebanese basketball player, see Joe Vogel Joseph Vogel is an American author, scholar, and popular culture critic.
Julien's Auctions is an auction house in Los Angeles, California.
Katherine Esther Jackson (born Kattie B. Screws; May 4, 1930) is the matriarch of the Jackson family.
Kenneth John Ortega (born April 18, 1950) is an American producer, director, and choreographer.
Kinect (codenamed Project Natal during development) is a line of motion sensing input devices that was produced by Microsoft for Xbox 360 and Xbox One video game consoles and Microsoft Windows PCs.
King of Pop is a compilation album by American recording artist Michael Jackson released in commemoration of his 50th birthday.
LA Gear (or L.A. Gear) is an American shoe company based in Los Angeles, California.
La Toya Yvone Jackson (born May 29, 1956) is an American singer, songwriter, actress, businesswoman and television personality.
La Vanguardia (Spanish for "The Vanguard") is a Spanish daily newspaper, founded in 1881.
LA Weekly is a free weekly alternative newspaper in Los Angeles, California.
"Leave Me Alone" is a song by American artist Michael Jackson from his seventh studio album, Bad (1987).
Legacy Recordings is an American record label that is a division of Sony Music.
Len Barry (born Leonard Borisoff on June 12, 1942 in West Philadelphia) is a Grammy nominated American vocalist, songwriter, and record producer.
Lennon–McCartney was the songwriting partnership between English musicians John Lennon (9 October 19408 December 1980) and Paul McCartney (born 18 June 1942) of the Beatles.
The Library of Congress (LOC) is the research library that officially serves the United States Congress and is the de facto national library of the United States.
Life was an American magazine that ran regularly from 1883 to 1972 and again from 1978 to 2000.
Lionel Brockman Richie Jr. (born June 20, 1949) is an American singer, songwriter, actor and record producer.
Lisa Marie Presley (born February 1, 1968) is an American singer-songwriter.
Michael Jackson, also known as the King of Pop, was a pop, music, dance and fashion icon.
American entertainer Michael Jackson (1958–2009) debuted on the professional music scene at the age of 5, as a member of The Jackson 5, and began a solo career in 1971 while being a member of the group, known as the "King of Pop", five of his solo studio albums have become some of the world's best-selling records: Off the Wall (1979), Thriller (1982), Bad (1987), Dangerous (1991) and HIStory (1995).
This is a list of the world's best-selling albums of recorded music.
This list includes music artists with claims of 75 million or more record sales.
A remix album is an album consisting mostly of remixes or re-recorded versions of a music artists' earlier released material.
This article is a compendium of the best-selling music singles.
This is a comprehensive listing that highlights significant achievements and milestones based upon ''Billboard'' magazine's singles charts, most notably the ''Billboard'' Hot 100.
This is a list of recording music artists who have covered one or more songs originally recorded by American pop singer Michael Jackson.
This is an incomplete list of the highest-grossing concert tours.
This article lists some of the sales and chart records and achievements of Michael Jackson (1958–2009), an American singer.
This page lists the most expensive music videos ever made, with costs of US$500,000 or more.
This is a list of songs recorded by Michael Jackson.
This is a list of songwriters, artists and bands published by Sony/ATV Music Publishing.
Michael Jackson was an American musician and entertainer.
Richard Wayne Penniman (born December 5, 1932), known as Little Richard, is an American musician, songwriter, singer, and actor.
Living with Michael Jackson is a television documentary, in which Martin Bashir interviewed Michael Jackson over a span of 8 months, from May 2002 to January 2003, about different aspects of his life.
The llama (Lama glama) is a domesticated South American camelid, widely used as a meat and pack animal by Andean cultures since the Pre-Columbian era.
The Lodi News-Sentinel is a daily newspaper based in Lodi, California, United States and serving northern San Joaquin and southern Sacramento counties.
Lorazepam, sold under the brand name Ativan among others, is a benzodiazepine medication.
Los Angeles (Spanish for "The Angels";; officially: the City of Los Angeles; colloquially: by its initials L.A.) is the second-most populous city in the United States, after New York City.
The Los Angeles County Department of Medical Examiner-Coroner (formerly the Department of Coroner) was created in its present form in Boyle Heights on December 7, 1990 by an ordinance approved by the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors, although it has existed in some form since the late 19th century.
The Los Angeles Daily News is the second-largest-circulating paid daily newspaper of Los Angeles, California.
The Los Angeles Fire Department (LAFD) provides fire fighting, fire suppression, emergency medical services, technical rescue, hazardous materials mitigation, and fire prevention for the city of Los Angeles, California, United States.
The Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD), officially the City of Los Angeles Police Department, is the police department of Los Angeles.
The Los Angeles Times is a daily newspaper which has been published in Los Angeles, California since 1881.
"Love Never Felt So Good" is a song by American singer and songwriter Michael Jackson, released posthumously on May 2, 2014.
Luciano Pavarotti, Cavaliere di Gran Croce OMRI (12 October 19356 September 2007) was an Italian operatic tenor who also crossed over into popular music, eventually becoming one of the most commercially successful tenors of all time.
Luther Ronzoni Vandross Jr. (April 20, 1951 – July 1, 2005) was an American singer, songwriter and record producer.
Lutheranism is a major branch of Protestant Christianity which identifies with the theology of Martin Luther (1483–1546), a German friar, ecclesiastical reformer and theologian.
Macaulay Carson Culkin (born August 26, 1980) is an American actor, author, painter, podcaster, musician and president of Bunnyears.
Maclean's is a Canadian news magazine that was founded in 1905, reporting on Canadian issues such as politics, pop culture, and current events.
Earvin "Magic" Johnson Jr. (born August 14, 1959) is an American retired professional basketball player and current president of basketball operations of the Los Angeles Lakers of the National Basketball Association (NBA).
"Man in the Mirror" is a song recorded by Michael Jackson, written by Glen Ballard and Siedah Garrett and produced by Jackson and Quincy Jones.
Manchester is a city and metropolitan borough in Greater Manchester, England, with a population of 530,300.
Mandalay Bay is a 43-story luxury resort and casino on the Las Vegas Strip in Paradise, Nevada.
Manslaughter is a common law legal term for homicide considered by law as less culpable than murder.
A marathon is an event in which viewers or readers engage many hours-worth of media (film, television, books, YouTube videos etc.) in a condensed time period.
Mariah Carey (born March 27, 1969 or 1970) is an American singer and songwriter.
Mark Romanek (born September 18, 1959) is an American filmmaker whose directing work includes feature films, television, music videos and commercials.
Marlon Brando Jr. (April 3, 1924 – July 1, 2004) was an American actor and film director.
Marlon David Jackson (born March 12, 1957) is an American entertainer, singer, and dancer.
Martin N. "Marty" Bandier (born July 21, 1941) is an American music industry executive who is the CEO/Chairman of Sony/ATV Music Publishing.
Martin Henry Bashir (born 19 January 1963) is a British journalist.
Martin Charles Scorsese (born November 17, 1942) is an American director, producer, screenwriter, actor and film historian, whose career spans more than 50 years.
Maya Angelou (born Marguerite Annie Johnson; April 4, 1928 – May 28, 2014) was an American poet, singer, memoirist, and civil rights activist.
Mýa Marie Harrison (born October 10, 1979) is an American recording artist, songwriter, and actress.
A medicine man or medicine woman is a traditional healer and spiritual leader who serves a community of indigenous people of the Americas.
Men in Black II (stylized as MIIB) is a 2002 American science fiction action comedy film starring Tommy Lee Jones, Will Smith, Lara Flynn Boyle, Johnny Knoxville, Rosario Dawson, Patrick Warburton, Tony Shalhoub and Rip Torn.
A menagerie is a collection of captive animals, frequently exotic, kept for display; or the place where such a collection is kept, a precursor to the modern zoological garden.
Metro is the United Kingdom's highest circulation newspaper, published in tabloid format by DMG Media.
The Miami Herald is a daily newspaper owned by the McClatchy Company and headquartered in Doral, Florida, a city in western Miami-Dade County and the Miami metropolitan area, several miles west of downtown Miami.
Michael is the first posthumous album of previously unreleased tracks by American singer Michael Jackson.
Michael Joseph Jackson (August 29, 1958 – June 25, 2009) was an American singer, songwriter, and dancer.
A public memorial service for Michael Jackson was held on 7 July 2009 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, California, twelve days after his death.
The Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award is presented at the MTV Video Music Awards to music performers, recognizing accomplishments in music and film.
Michael Jackson's Ghosts is a 1996 short film starring Michael Jackson, co-written by horror novelist Stephen King alongside Mick Garris and directed by film director and special effects guru Stan Winston which could also be classified as a long-form music video.
Michael Jackson's Journey from Motown to Off the Wall is a 2016 documentary film directed by Spike Lee, chronicling the rise of pop star Michael Jackson through the creation of his landmark solo album, Off the Wall.
Michael Jackson's This Is It is a 2009 American documentary–concert film directed by Kenny Ortega that documents Michael Jackson's rehearsals and preparation for his concert series of the same name that was originally scheduled to start on July 13, 2009, but was cancelled due to his death eighteen days prior on June 25.
Michael Jackson's This Is It (or simply This Is It) is a posthumous two-disc soundtrack album by American singer Michael Jackson.
Michael Jackson's Thriller is a 14-minute horror-themed music video for the song of the same name, released on December 2, 1983.
There are at least eight video games that Michael Jackson has composed music for or are directly related to him.
The Michael Jackson: 30th Anniversary Celebration was a 2001 New York City revue show by Michael Jackson.
Michael Jackson: One is the second Michael Jackson-based production in Cirque du Soleil's roster, after Michael Jackson: The Immortal World Tour.
Michael Jackson: The Experience is a music video game based on Michael Jackson's music and songs.
Michael Jackson: The Immortal World Tour was the first of two different theatrical productions by Cirque du Soleil using the music and vision of Michael Jackson along with Cirque du Soleil's signature acrobatic performance style to create a realistic concert experience.
Michael Jackson: The Last Photo Shoot is a documentary film directed by Craig J. Williams.
Sir Michael Philip Jagger (born 26 July 1943), known professionally as Mick Jagger, is an English singer-songwriter, musician, composer and actor who gained fame as the lead singer and one of the founder members of the Rolling Stones.
Midazolam, marketed under the trade name Versed, among others, is a medication used for anesthesia, procedural sedation, trouble sleeping, and severe agitation.
The Midwestern United States, also referred to as the American Midwest, Middle West, or simply the Midwest, is one of four census regions of the United States Census Bureau (also known as "Region 2").
Miss Cast Away and the Island Girls (also known as Miss Cast Away and as Silly Movie 2 as titled for re-release in 2008) is a 2004 American parody anarchic comedy film written and directed by Bryan Michael Stoller, produced on a $2 million budget.
MJ & Friends were concerts held by American recording artist Michael Jackson in 1999, with numerous other performers as well.
Mohamed Al-Fayed (محمد أنور شاكر عبد السيد الفايد,; born 27 January 1929) is an Egyptian business magnate.
Monica Denise Brown (née Arnold; born October 24, 1980) is an American singer, songwriter, producer, actress, and entrepreneur.
The Montreal Gazette, formerly titled The Gazette, is the only English-language daily newspaper published in Montreal, Quebec, Canada, after three other daily English newspapers shut down at various times during the second half of the 20th century.
Moonwalk is a 1988 autobiography written by American recording artist Michael Jackson.
The moonwalk is a dance move in which the dancer moves backwards while seemingly walking forwards.
Michael Jackson's Moonwalker is a 1988 American anthology musical film starring Michael Jackson.
Morphing is a special effect in motion pictures and animations that changes (or morphs) one image or shape into another through a seamless transition.
Motown is an American record company.
Motown 25: Yesterday, Today, Forever is an award-winning 1983 television special, produced by Suzanne de Passe for Motown Records, to commemorate Motown's 25th year (Motown was founded in January 1958).
MSN (stylized as msn) is a web portal and related collection of Internet services and apps for Windows and mobile devices, provided by Microsoft and launched on August 24, 1995, the same release date as Windows 95.
MSNBC is an American news cable and satellite television network that provides news coverage and political commentary from NBC News on current events.
MTV (originally an initialism of Music Television) is an American cable and satellite television channel owned by Viacom Media Networks (a division of Viacom) and headquartered in New York City.
An MTV Video Music Award (commonly abbreviated as a VMA) is an award presented by the cable channel MTV to honor the best in the music video medium.
Mumbai (also known as Bombay, the official name until 1995) is the capital city of the Indian state of Maharashtra.
Music & Me is the third studio album by American artist Michael Jackson, released in 1973 on the Motown label, selling two million copies worldwide.
In the music industry, a collection of musical compositions is cataloged into a music catalog.
A music download is the digital transfer of music via the Internet into a device capable of decoding and playing it, such as a home computer, MP3 player or smartphone.
A music video is a short film that integrates a song with imagery, and is produced for promotional or artistic purposes.
A music video game, also commonly known as a music game, is a video game where the gameplay is meaningfully and often almost entirely oriented around the player's interactions with a musical score or individual songs.
The NAACP Image Award is an annual awards ceremony presented by the American National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) to honor outstanding people of color in film, television, music, and literature.
Naomi Elaine Campbell (born 22 May 1970) is an English model, actress, and singer.
The National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) is the name for each of a series of United States federal laws specifying the annual budget and expenditures of the U.S. Department of Defense.
The National Film Registry (NFR) is the United States National Film Preservation Board's (NFPB) selection of films deserving of preservation.
The National Football Museum is England’s national museum of football.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA, pronounced "NITS-uh") is an agency of the Executive Branch of the U.S. government, part of the Department of Transportation.
The National Museum of Dance and Hall of Fame, in the Saratoga Spa State Park, Saratoga Springs, New York, was established in 1986.
Native Americans, also known as American Indians, Indians, Indigenous Americans and other terms, are the indigenous peoples of the United States.
The NATO bombing of Yugoslavia was the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation's (NATO) military operation against the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia (FRY) during the Kosovo War.
NBC News is the news division of the American broadcast television network NBC, formerly known as the National Broadcasting Company when it was founded on radio.
Neil Leslie Diamond (born January 24, 1941) is an American singer-songwriter, musician and actor.
Neil McCormick (born March 31, 1961) is a British music journalist, author and broadcaster.
The Nelson Mandela Children's Fund (NMCF) is a charitable organisation founded by Nelson Mandela, based in South Africa.
Neverland Valley Ranch (renamed Sycamore Valley Ranch), by William Etling (author of Sideways in Neverland: Life in the Santa Ynez Valley), EdHat.com, 2009.
New jack swing or swingbeatSilverton, Peter.
The New York Daily News, officially titled Daily News, is an American newspaper based in New York City.
New York University Press (or NYU Press) is a university press that is part of New York University.
Newswatch is a Nigerian weekly news magazine published by Newswatch Communications Limited in Nigeria.
Nielsen SoundScan is an information and sales tracking system created by Mike Fine and Mike Shalett.
In the English language, the word nigger is a racial slur typically directed at black people.
Julius "Nipsey" Russell (September 15, 1918 – October 2, 2005) was an American comedian, best known for his appearances as a guest panelist on game shows from the 1960s through the 1990s, including Match Game, Password, Hollywood Squares, To Tell the Truth and Pyramid.
New Musical Express (NME) is a British music journalism website and former magazine that has been published since 1952.
Northern Songs Ltd was a limited company founded in 1963, by music publisher Dick James, artist manager Brian Epstein, and songwriters John Lennon and Paul McCartney of the Beatles to publish songs written by Lennon and McCartney.
NSYNC (sometimes stylized as *NSYNC, N*SYNC or 'N Sync) was an American boy band formed in Orlando, Florida in 1995 and launched in Germany by BMG Ariola Munich.
Number Ones is a greatest hits album by American singer and dancer Michael Jackson.
Off the Wall is the fifth studio album by American singer Michael Jackson, released on August 10, 1979 in the United States by Epic Records and internationally by CBS Records.
Omnibus Press is the world’s largest specialist publisher of music-related books.
Oprah Winfrey (born Orpah Gail Winfrey; January 29, 1954) is an American media proprietor, talk show host, actress, producer, and philanthropist.
"P.Y.T. (Pretty Young Thing)" is a song by American recording artist Michael Jackson.
The Pacific Time Zone (PT) is a time zone encompassing parts of western Canada, the western United States, and western Mexico.
Panic attacks are sudden periods of intense fear that may include palpitations, sweating, shaking, shortness of breath, numbness, or a feeling that something bad is going to happen.
Paranoia is an instinct or thought process believed to be heavily influenced by anxiety or fear, often to the point of delusion and irrationality.
Paris-Michael Katherine Jackson (born April 3, 1998) is an American actress, model, singer and activist.
Patrick Treacy is a general practitioner with an interest in aesthetic medicine and author based in Dublin, Ireland.
Paul Albert Anka, (born July 30, 1941) is a Canadian singer, songwriter and actor.
Paul Hunter is a music video director known for popular music singles.
Sir James Paul McCartney (born 18 June 1942) is an English singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and composer.
Margaret Ann "Peggy" Lipton (born August 30, 1946) is an American actress and former model.
People is an American weekly magazine of celebrity and human-interest stories, published by Meredith Corporation.
Pepper's ghost is an illusion technique used in the theatre, amusement parks, museums, television, and concerts.
Pepsi is a carbonated soft drink produced and manufactured by PepsiCo.
PepsiCo, Inc. is an American multinational food, snack, and beverage corporation headquartered in Purchase, New York.
The personal relationships of Michael Jackson have been the subject of public and media attention for several decades.
Philip Bernard Dusenberry (April 28, 1936 – December 29, 2007) was an American advertising executive for the BBDO advertising agency.
The PlayStation 3 (PS3) is a home video game console developed by Sony Computer Entertainment.
is a motion game controller developed by Sony Computer Entertainment.
Polity is a publisher in the social sciences and humanities.
Pop music is a genre of popular music that originated in its modern form in the United States and United Kingdom during the mid-1950s.
PopMatters is an international online magazine of cultural criticism that covers many aspects of popular culture.
Popular culture (also called pop culture) is generally recognized as a set of the practices, beliefs, and objects that are dominant or ubiquitous in a society at a given point in time.
Post-disco is a term to describe an aftermath in popular music history circa late 1979–1986, imprecisely beginning with an unprecedented backlash against disco music in the United States, leading to civil unrest and a riot in Chicago known as the Disco Demolition Night on July 12, 1979, and indistinctly ending with the mainstream appearance of house music in the late 1980s.
PR Newswire is a distributor of press releases based in New York City.
Prabhu Deva (born 3 April 1973) is an Indian dance choreographer, film director, producer and actor, who has worked in Tamil, Telugu, Hindi, Malayalam and Kannada films.
The presidency of Bill Clinton began at noon EST on January 20, 1993, when Bill Clinton was inaugurated as 42nd President of the United States, and ended on January 20, 2001.
The Press Association (PA) is a multimedia news agency operating in the United Kingdom and Ireland.
Priscilla Ann Presley (née Beaulieu; born May 24, 1945) is an American actress and business magnate.
Propofol, marketed as Diprivan among others, is a short-acting medication that results in a decreased level of consciousness and lack of memory for events.
Puberty is the process of physical changes through which a child's body matures into an adult body capable of sexual reproduction.
Pubic hair is terminal body hair that is found in the genital area of adolescent and adult humans.
Queen are a British rock band that formed in London in 1970.
Dana Elaine Owens (born March 18, 1970), known professionally as Queen Latifah, is an American rapper, songwriter, singer, actress, and producer.
Quincy Delight Jones Jr. (born March 14, 1933), also known as "Q", is an American musician and record producer.
Radio Live (stylised as RadioLIVE) is a nationwide Auckland-based New Zealand talkback, news and sport radio network owned and operated by MediaWorks New Zealand.
Steven Randall Jackson (born October 29, 1961) is an American singer-songwriter, musician, and dancer.
Raymone K. Bain is a public relations and public affairs executive in corporate, entertainment, politics, government and sports.
Maureen Reillette "Rebbie" Jackson Brown (born May 29, 1950) is an American singer.
The Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) is a trade organization that represents the recording industry in the United States.
Nadir Khayat (نادر الخياط), better known by stage name RedOne, (born 9 April 1972) is a Moroccan-Swedish-American international record producer, singer, songwriter and businessman and record executive.
"Remember the Time" is a 1992 single by American singer and songwriter Michael Jackson.
Reuters is an international news agency headquartered in London, United Kingdom.
A rhinestone, paste or diamante is a diamond simulant originally made from rock crystal but since the 19th century from crystal glass or polymers such as acrylic.
Rhinoplasty (ῥίς rhis, nose + πλάσσειν plassein, to shape), commonly known as a nose job, is a plastic surgery procedure for correcting and reconstructing the form, restoring the functions, and aesthetically enhancing the nose by resolving nasal trauma (blunt, penetrating, blast), congenital defect, respiratory impediment, or a failed primary rhinoplasty.
Rhythm and blues, commonly abbreviated as R&B, is a genre of popular music that originated in African American communities in the 1940s.
The Rhythm & Blues Hall of Fame is an independent organization honoring the historical preservation of Rhythm and Blues, Gospel, Jazz, and Hip-Hop music and culture.
Robert F. Kennedy Memorial Stadium (commonly known as RFK Stadium, originally District of Columbia Stadium) is a multi-purpose stadium in Washington, D.C., located about due east of the U.S. Capitol building, near the west bank of the Anacostia River and adjacent to the D.C. Armory.
Robert Green "Bobby" Brooks (born August 19, 1957 in Minneapolis, Minnesota) is an American record producer and audio engineer.
Michael Robert Hamilton Holmes à Court (27 July 1937 – 2 September 1990) was a South African-born Australian entrepreneur who became the country's first billionaire, before dying suddenly of a heart attack in 1990 at the age of 53.
Robert Parker (born October 14, 1932) is an American R&B singer and musician, best known for his 1966 hit, "Barefootin'".
The robot (or mannequin) is an illusionary street dance style – often confused with popping – that attempts to imitate a dancing robot or mannequin.
The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, located on the shore of Lake Erie in downtown Cleveland, Ohio, recognizes and archives the history of the best-known and most influential artists, producers, engineers, and other notable figures who have had some major influence on the development of rock and roll.
Rock music is a broad genre of popular music that originated as "rock and roll" in the United States in the early 1950s, and developed into a range of different styles in the 1960s and later, particularly in the United Kingdom and in the United States.
"Rock with You" is a song recorded by American singer Michael Jackson.
"Rockin' Robin" (originally released as "Rock-In Robin" on the Class Records 45 single) is a song written by Leon René under the pseudonym of Jimmie Thomas and recorded by Bobby Day in 1958.
Rodney Lynn "Rod" Temperton (9 October 1949 – September/October 2016) was an English songwriter, record producer and musician.
Rodney Jerkins (born July 29, 1977), also known by his stage name Darkchild, is an American record producer, songwriter and rapper.
Rolling Stone is an American monthly magazine that focuses on popular culture.
Rome News-Tribune is the local daily newspaper of Rome, Georgia, in the United States.
Ronald Wilson Reagan (February 6, 1911 – June 5, 2004) was an American politician and actor who served as the 40th President of the United States from 1981 to 1989.
The Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center (also commonly referred to as UCLA Medical Center or "the Reagan") is a hospital located on the campus of the University of California, Los Angeles in Westwood, Los Angeles, California, United States.
A royalty is a payment made by one party, the licensee or franchisee to another that owns a particular asset, the licensor or franchisor for the right to ongoing use of that asset.
"Runaround Sue" is a pop song, in a modified doo-wop style, originally a US No.
Ryan Wayne White (December 6, 1971 – April 8, 1990) was an American teenager from Kokomo, Indiana, who became a national poster child for HIV/AIDS in the United States after failing to be re-admitted to school following an AIDS diagnosis.
Sam & Dave were an American soul and R&B duo who performed together from 1961 until 1981.
Samuel George Davis Jr. (December 8, 1925 – May 16, 1990) was an American singer, musician, dancer, actor and comedian.
Santa Maria is a city near the Southern California coast in Santa Barbara County.
Santa Ynez is a census-designated place (CDP) in the Santa Ynez Valley of Santa Barbara County, California.
The Sarasota Herald-Tribune is a daily newspaper located in Sarasota, Florida, founded in 1925 as the Sarasota Herald.
The Scarecrow is a character in the fictional Land of Oz created by American author L. Frank Baum and illustrator W.W. Denslow.
Scorpions are a German rock band formed in 1965 in Hanover by Rudolf Schenker.
Scream is a compilation album by American singer Michael Jackson, released on September 29, 2017.
"Scream"/"Childhood" is the lead single from Michael Jackson's ninth studio album, HIStory: Past, Present and Future, Book I. The A-side of the single, "Scream", is a duet with his younger sister Janet Jackson, while the corresponding B-side, "Childhood", is a solo piece.
Sears, Roebuck and Company, colloquially known as Sears, is an American chain of department stores founded by Richard Warren Sears and Alvah Curtis Roebuck in 1892, reincorporated (a formality for a history-making consumer sector initial public offering) by Richard Sears and new partner Julius Rosenwald in 1906.
Sega Games Co., Ltd., originally short for Service Games and officially styled as SEGA, is a Japanese multinational video game developer and publisher headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, with offices around the world.
The Sega Genesis, known as the in regions outside of North America, is a 16-bit home video game console developed and sold by Sega.
The September 11, 2001 attacks (also referred to as 9/11) were a series of four coordinated terrorist attacks by the Islamic terrorist group al-Qaeda against the United States on the morning of Tuesday, September 11, 2001.
A sequin is a disk-shaped bead used for decorative purposes.
Shaheen Jafargholi (شاهین جعفرقلی; born 23 January 1997) is a Welsh singer and actor.
"Shake Your Body (Down to the Ground)" is a song recorded by The Jacksons for their 1978 album Destiny, and released as a single in 1979.
Shalamar is an American R&B and soul music vocal group, active in the mid-1970s and throughout the 1980s, that was originally a disco-driven vehicle created by Soul Train booking agent Dick Griffey and show creator and producer Don Cornelius.
"She's Out of My Life" is a song written by American songwriter Tom Bahler and performed by American recording artist Michael Jackson.
Shobana Chandrakumar, known mononymously as Shobana, is an Indian film actress and bharatanatyam dancer from Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala.
The Shrine Auditorium is a landmark large-event venue in Los Angeles, California.
Sidney Arthur Lumet (June 25, 1924 – April 9, 2011) was an American director, producer, and screenwriter with over 50 films to his credit.
Simon & Schuster, Inc., a subsidiary of CBS Corporation, is an American publishing company founded in New York City in 1924 by Richard Simon and Max Schuster.
Skin whitening is the practice of using substances, mixtures, or physical treatments to lighten skin color.
Slant Magazine is an American online publication that features reviews of movies, music, TV, DVDs, theater, and video games, as well as interviews with actors, directors, and musicians.
Saul Hudson (born July 23, 1965), better known by his stage name Slash, is an English-American musician and songwriter.
Slate is an online magazine that covers current affairs, politics, and culture in the United States from a liberal perspective.
"Slave to the Rhythm" is a song by American recording artist Michael Jackson.
Sly Stone (born Sylvester Stewart, March 15, 1943, Denton, Texas) is an American musician, songwriter, and record producer, most famous for his role as frontman for Sly and the Family Stone, a band that played a critical role in the development of soul, funk, rock, and psychedelia in the 1960s and 1970s.
William "Smokey" Robinson Jr. (born February 19, 1940) is an American singer, songwriter, record producer, and former record executive.
"Smooth Criminal" is a song by American recording artist Michael Jackson from his seventh studio album Bad (1987).
The Songwriters Hall of Fame (SHOF), was founded in 1969 by songwriter Johnny Mercer and music publisher/songwriter Abe Olman and publisher/executive Howie Richmond to honor those whose work represents and maintains the heritage and legacy of a spectrum of the most beloved songs from the world's popular music songbook.
is a platform game developed and published by Sega.
is a Japanese multinational conglomerate corporation headquartered in Kōnan, Minato, Tokyo.
Sony BMG Music Entertainment was a multinational record label, which was a 50–50 joint venture between the Sony Corporation of America and Bertelsmann Music Group.
Sony Music Entertainment (SME) is a Japanese-owned global music conglomerate owned by Sony and incorporated as a general partnership of Sony Music Holdings Inc. through Sony Entertainment Inc., a subsidiary of Sony Corporation of America. (in Japanese), Sony Corporation The company was first founded in 1929 as American Record Corporation and renamed Columbia Recording Corporation in 1938, following its acquisition by the Columbia Broadcasting System. In 1966, the company was reorganized to become CBS Records, and Sony Corporation bought the company in 1988, renaming it under its current name in 1991. In 2004, Sony and Bertelsmann established a 50-50 joint venture called Sony BMG Music Entertainment, which transferred the businesses of Sony Music and Bertelsmann Music Group into one entity. However, in 2008, Sony acquired Bertelsmann's stake, and the company reverted to the SME name shortly after; the buyout allowed Sony to acquire all of BMG's labels, including former Columbia Pictures subsidiary Arista Records as well as RCA Records, and led to the dissolution of BMG, which instead relaunched as BMG Rights Management. Sony Music Entertainment is the second largest of the "Big Three" record companies in the world, behind Universal Music Group (UMG) and ahead of Warner Music Group (WMG). Sony's music publishing division is the world's largest music publisher after the acquisition of EMI. It also owns SYCO Entertainment, which operates some of the world's most successful reality TV format including Got Talent and The X Factor.
Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC is an American music publishing company owned by Sony Entertainment.
A soprano is a type of classical female singing voice and has the highest vocal range of all voice types.
Soul music (often referred to simply as soul) is a popular music genre that originated in the African American community in the United States in the late 1950s and early 1960s.
Soul Train is an American music-dance television program which aired in syndication from October 2, 1971 to March 27, 2006.
The Soul Train Music Awards is an annual award show which previously aired in national television syndication, and honors the best in Black music and entertainment.
The Soviet Union, officially the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR) was a socialist state in Eurasia that existed from 1922 to 1991.
"Speechless" is a song by the American recording artist Michael Jackson, included on his tenth studio album, Invincible (2001).
Stanley "Stan" Winston (April 7, 1946 – June 15, 2008) was an American television and film special make-up effects creator.
Staples Center, officially stylized as STAPLES Center, is a multi-purpose arena in Downtown Los Angeles.
"State of Shock" is a 1984 hit single by the Jacksons featuring frontman Michael Jackson and Mick Jagger.
The Michael Jackson Statue is a plaster and resin sculpture of Michael Jackson commissioned by Mohamed Al-Fayed and originally unveiled in 2011 outside Craven Cottage, the ground of Fulham Football Club of which Al-Fayed was chairman.
Steeltown Records was an American record company in Gary, Indiana.
Stephen Edwin King (born September 21, 1947) is an American author of horror, supernatural fiction, suspense, science fiction, and fantasy.
Stephen Thomas Erlewine (born June 18, 1973) is an American music critic and senior editor for AllMusic.
Sterling Publishing Company, Inc. is a publisher of a broad range of subject areas, with multiple imprints and more than 5,000 titles in print.
Steven M. Hoefflin is an American plastic surgeon, known for providing plastic surgery to celebrities including Elizabeth Taylor, Joan Rivers, Ivana Trump, Phyllis Diller and Michael Jackson.
Stevland Hardaway Morris (né Judkins; born May 13, 1950), known by his stage name Stevie Wonder, is an American singer, songwriter, record producer, and multi-instrumentalist.
"Stranger in Moscow" is a song by American recording artist Michael Jackson from his ninth studio album HIStory.
Streaming media is multimedia that is constantly received by and presented to an end-user while being delivered by a provider.
A strip search is a practice of searching a person for weapons or other contraband suspected of being hidden on their body or inside their clothing, and not found by performing a frisk search, by requiring the person to remove some or all of his or her clothing.
A striptease is an erotic or exotic dance in which the performer gradually undresses, either partly or completely, in a seductive and sexually suggestive manner.
Studio 54 is a former nightclub and currently a Broadway theatre, located at 254 West 54th Street, between Eighth Avenue and Broadway in Midtown Manhattan, New York City.
Substance intoxication is a type of substance use disorder which is potentially maladaptive and impairing, but reversible, and associated with recent use of a substance.
Super Bowl XXVII was an American football game between the American Football Conference (AFC) champion Buffalo Bills and the National Football Conference (NFC) champion Dallas Cowboys to decide the National Football League (NFL) champion for the 1992 season.
The supernatural (Medieval Latin: supernātūrālis: supra "above" + naturalis "natural", first used: 1520–1530 AD) is that which exists (or is claimed to exist), yet cannot be explained by laws of nature.
Surrogacy is a method or agreement whereby a woman agrees to carry a pregnancy for another person or persons, who will become the newborn child's parent(s) after birth.
is a Japanese multinational corporation headquartered in Minami-ku, Hamamatsu, that manufactures automobiles, four-wheel drive vehicles, motorcycles, all-terrain vehicles (ATVs), outboard marine engines, wheelchairs and a variety of other small internal combustion engines.
Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), also known simply as lupus, is an autoimmune disease in which the body's immune system mistakenly attacks healthy tissue in many parts of the body.
Tabloid journalism is a style of journalism that emphasizes sensational crime stories, gossip columns about celebrities and sports stars, extreme political views from one perspective, junk food news, and astrology.
The tambourine is a musical instrument in the percussion family consisting of a frame, often of wood or plastic, with pairs of small metal jingles, called "zils".
Edward Theodore Riley (born October 8, 1967) is an American singer-songwriter, musician, keyboardist, and record producer credited with the creation of the new jack swing genre.
A teen idol is a celebrity with a large teenage fan-base.
Tenor is a type of classical male singing voice, whose vocal range is normally the highest male voice type, which lies between the baritone and countertenor voice types.
The testicle or testis is the male reproductive gland in all animals, including humans.
Texas Tech University, often referred to as Texas Tech, Tech, or TTU, is a public research university in Lubbock, Texas.
The Baltimore Sun is the largest general-circulation daily newspaper based in the American state of Maryland and provides coverage of local and regional news, events, issues, people, and industries.
The Beatles were an English rock band formed in Liverpool in 1960.
The Beaver County Times is a daily newspaper published in Beaver, Pennsylvania, United States and serving the north-western Pittsburgh suburbs.
The Blade, also known as the Toledo Blade, is a daily newspaper in Toledo, Ohio, in the United States, first published on December 19, 1835.
The Boston Globe (sometimes abbreviated as The Globe) is an American daily newspaper founded and based in Boston, Massachusetts, since its creation by Charles H. Taylor in 1872.
The Christian Science Monitor (CSM) is a nonprofit news organization that publishes daily articles in electronic format as well as a weekly print edition.
The Daily Beast is an American news and opinion website focused on politics and pop culture.
The Daily News is a daily newspaper based in Bowling Green, Kentucky.
The Daily Telegraph, commonly referred to simply as The Telegraph, is a national British daily broadsheet newspaper published in London by Telegraph Media Group and distributed across the United Kingdom and internationally.
The Ed Sullivan Show was an American television variety show that ran on CBS from June 20, 1948, to June 6, 1971, and was hosted by New York entertainment columnist Ed Sullivan.
The Essential Michael Jackson is a greatest hits compilation album by American singer Michael Jackson.
The Gadsden Times is a daily newspaper serving Gadsden, Alabama, and the surrounding area in northeastern Alabama.
"The Girl Is Mine" is a song recorded by Michael Jackson and Paul McCartney.
The Independent is a British online newspaper.
The Isley Brothers are an American musical group originally from Cincinnati, Ohio, that started as a vocal trio consisting of brothers O'Kelly Isley, Jr., Rudolph Isley and Ronald Isley.
The Jackson 5, or Jackson Five, currently known as the Jacksons, are an American family music group.
The Ledger is a daily newspaper serving Lakeland, Florida and the Polk County area.
"The Love You Save" is a 1970 number-one hit single recorded by The Jackson 5 for Motown Records.
The Mercury News (formerly San Jose Mercury News, often locally known as The Merc) is a morning daily newspaper published in San Jose, California, United States.
The Modesto Bee is a California newspaper, founded in 1884 as the Daily Evening News and published continuously as a daily under a variety of names.
The New York Times (sometimes abbreviated as The NYT or The Times) is an American newspaper based in New York City with worldwide influence and readership.
The News-Times is a daily newspaper based in Danbury, Connecticut, United States.
The O'Jays are an American R&B group from Canton, Ohio, formed in 1958 and originally consisting of Eddie Levert (born June 16, 1942), Walter Williams (born August 25, 1943), William Powell (January 20, 1942 – May 26, 1977), Bobby Massey and Bill Isles.
The O2 Arena (temporarily the sponsor-neutral "North Greenwich Arena", during the 2012 Summer Olympics and 2012 Summer Paralympics) is a multi-purpose indoor arena located in the centre of The O2 entertainment complex on the Greenwich Peninsula in south east London.
The Oprah Winfrey Show, often referred to simply Oprah, is an American syndicated talk show that aired nationally for 25 seasons from September 8, 1986 to May 25, 2011 in Chicago, Illinois.
The Philadelphia Inquirer is a morning daily newspaper that serves the Philadelphia metropolitan area of the United States.
The Plain Dealer is the major daily newspaper of Cleveland, Ohio, United States.
The Recording Academy (formerly the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences or NARAS) is a U.S. organization of musicians, producers, recording engineers, and other recording professionals.
The Rolling Stone Album Guide, previously known as The Rolling Stone Record Guide, is a book that contains professional music reviews written and edited by staff members from Rolling Stone magazine.
The Sacramento Bee is a daily newspaper published in Sacramento, California, in the United States.
The San Diego Union-Tribune is an American metropolitan daily newspaper, published in San Diego, California. Its name derives from a 1992 merger between the two major daily newspapers at the time, The San Diego Union and the San Diego Evening Tribune. The name changed to U-T San Diego in 2012 but was changed again to The San Diego Union-Tribune in 2015. In 2015, it was acquired by Tribune Publishing, later renamed tronc. In February 2018 it was announced to be sold, along with the Los Angeles Times, to Patrick Soon-Shiong's investment firm Nant Capital LLC for $500 million plus $90m in pension liabilities. The sale closed on June 18, 2018.
The Scarborough News is a weekly newspaper distributed in and around the Scarborough area in North Yorkshire.
The Smoking Gun is a website that posts legal documents, arrest records, and police mugshots on a daily basis.
The Supremes were an American female singing group and the premier act of Motown Records during the 1960s.
The Sydney Morning Herald (SMH) is a daily compact newspaper published by Fairfax Media in Sydney, Australia.
The Times is a British daily (Monday to Saturday) national newspaper based in London, England.
The Times of India (TOI) is an Indian English-language daily newspaper owned by The Times Group.
The Ultimate Collection is a box set by American recording artist Michael Jackson.
The Vancouver Sun is a daily newspaper first published in the Canadian province of British Columbia on 12 February 1912.
The Wall Street Journal is a U.S. business-focused, English-language international daily newspaper based in New York City.
"The Wanderer" is a song written by Ernie Maresca and originally recorded by Dion.
The Washington Post is a major American daily newspaper founded on December 6, 1877.
"The Way You Make Me Feel" is a song by American recording artist Michael Jackson.
The Wiz is a 1978 American musical adventure film produced by Universal Pictures and Motown Productions, and released by Universal Pictures on October 24, 1978.
"They Don't Care About Us" is the fifth single from Michael Jackson's album HIStory: Past, Present and Future, Book I, released on March 31, 1996.
This Is It was a planned residency by Michael Jackson which was scheduled to begin in July 2009 and end September 29, 2009 with a second leg which was scheduled to run from January 2010 through March 2010 with a total of 50 shows.
"This Is It" is a song co-written by American pop star and musician Michael Jackson and Canadian singer-songwriter Paul Anka.
"This Place Hotel" (originally named "Heartbreak Hotel") was a hit recording by The Jacksons released in 1980.
Thomas William Sneddon Jr. (May 26, 1941 – November 1, 2014) was the district attorney of Santa Barbara County, California.
Thriller is the sixth studio album by American singer Michael Jackson, released on November 30, 1982, in the United States by Epic Records and internationally by CBS Records.
"Thriller" is a song recorded by American singer Michael Jackson, composed by Rod Temperton, and produced by Quincy Jones.
Thriller is a viral video featuring the CPDRC Dancing Inmates of a high-security penitentiary.
Thriller 25 is the 25th-anniversary edition reissue of American recording artist Michael Jackson's sixth studio album Thriller.
Time is an American weekly news magazine and news website published in New York City.
The Times of Malta is an English-language daily newspaper in Malta.
Toriano "Tito" Jackson (born October 15, 1953) is an American singer-songwriter and guitarist.
Today, also called The Today Show, is an American news and talk morning television show that airs on NBC.
Today Tonight is an Australian current affairs television program produced by the Seven Network.
is a theme park at the Tokyo Disney Resort in Urayasu, Chiba Prefecture, Japan, near Tokyo.
Thomas Dermot Utley (born 29 November 1953) is a British journalist who writes for the Daily Mail.
Thomas Daniel Mottola (born July 14, 1949) is an American music executive.
People v. Jackson (full case name: 1133603: The People of the State of California v. Michael Joseph Jackson) was a 2005 criminal trial held in Santa Barbara County Superior Court, in which American recording artist Michael Jackson was tried based upon accusations of Gavin Arvizo, a 13-year-old boy whom Jackson had befriended.
TV Guide is a bi-weekly American magazine that provides television program listings information as well as television-related news, celebrity interviews and gossip, film reviews, crossword puzzles, and, in some issues, horoscopes.
United States Steel Corporation, more commonly known as U.S. Steel, is an American integrated steel producer headquartered in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, with production operations in the United States, Canada, and Central Europe.
Ubisoft Entertainment SA (formerly Ubi Soft Entertainment SA) is a French video game publisher headquartered in Montreuil.
The UK Singles Chart (currently entitled Official Singles Chart) is compiled by the Official Charts Company (OCC), on behalf of the British record industry, listing the top-selling singles in the United Kingdom, based upon physical sales, paid-for downloads and streaming.
Ultratop is an organization which generates and publishes the official record charts in Belgium.
UNCF, the United Negro College Fund, also known as the United Fund, is an American philanthropic organization that funds scholarships for black students and general scholarship funds for 37 private historically black colleges and universities.
The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO; Organisation des Nations unies pour l'éducation, la science et la culture) is a specialized agency of the United Nations (UN) based in Paris.
The United States Army (USA) is the land warfare service branch of the United States Armed Forces.
The United States Tax Court (in case citations, T.C.) is a federal trial court of record established by Congress under Article I of the U.S. Constitution, section 8 of which provides (in part) that the Congress has the power to "constitute Tribunals inferior to the supreme Court".
United We Stand: What More Can I Give was a benefit concert led by Michael Jackson held on October 21, 2001 at RFK Stadium in Washington, D.C. The concert was the third major concert held in tribute to the victims of the September 11 attacks.
USA Today is an internationally distributed American daily, middle-market newspaper that serves as the flagship publication of its owner, the Gannett Company.
Usher Raymond IV (born October 14, 1978), is an American singer, songwriter and dancer.
Vanity Fair is a magazine of popular culture, fashion, and current affairs published by Condé Nast in the United States.
VH1 (originally an initialism of Video Hits One) is an American cable and satellite television network based in New York City operated by the Viacom Global Entertainment Group, a unit of Viacom Media Networks, a division of Viacom.
Viacom Inc. is an American multinational media conglomerate with interests primarily in film and television.
Viacom Media Networks, formerly known as MTV Networks, is an American mass media division of Viacom that oversees the operations of many of its television channels and Internet brands.
Vibe is an American music and entertainment magazine founded by producer Quincy Jones.
Victory is the 16th studio album by The Jacksons.
The Victory Tour was a concert tour of the United States and Canada by Michael Jackson and the Jackson family between July and December 1984.
Virgin Media Limited is a British company which provides telephone, television and internet services in the United Kingdom.
Visionary: The Video Singles is a series of 20 hit singles by American recording artist Michael Jackson.
Visual Effects (abbreviated VFX) is the process by which imagery is created or manipulated outside the context of a live action shot in film making.
Vitiligo is a long-term skin condition characterized by patches of the skin losing their pigment.
Wade Jeremy William Robson (born September 17, 1982) is an Australian dancer, agent, musician, and choreographer.
"Wanna Be Startin' Somethin" is a song by American singer Michael Jackson recorded for his sixth studio album Thriller (1982).
War Child is a non-governmental organisation founded in the UK in 1993 which provides assistance to children in areas experiencing conflict and the aftermath of conflict.
"We Are the World" is a song and charity single originally recorded by the supergroup United Support of Artists (USA) for Africa in 1985.
Web traffic is the amount of data sent and received by visitors to a website.
WebMD is an American corporation known primarily as an online publisher of news and information pertaining to human health and well-being.
The original Wembley Stadium (formerly known as the Empire Stadium) was a football stadium in Wembley Park, London, which stood on the same site now occupied by its successor, the new Wembley Stadium.
Wesley Trent Snipes (born July 31, 1962) is an American actor, film producer, martial artist and author.
West Side Story is a musical with a book by Arthur Laurents, music by Leonard Bernstein and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim.
West Side Story is a 1961 American romantic musical tragedy film directed by Robert Wise and Jerome Robbins.
"What More Can I Give" (also "Todo Para Ti" in Spanish) is a song written by American singer Michael Jackson and recorded in 2001 by a supergroup of singers following the September 11 attacks.
Whitney Elizabeth Houston (August 9, 1963 – February 11, 2012) was an American singer and actress.
The Whittier Daily News is a paid local daily newspaper for Whittier, California.
"Will You Be There" is a song by Michael Jackson which was released in 1993.
William James Adams Jr. (born March 15, 1975), known professionally as will.i.am (pronounced "will I am"), is an American musician, rapper, singer, songwriter, and actor.
Wired is a monthly American magazine, published in print and online editions, that focuses on how emerging technologies affect culture, the economy, and politics.
"Working Day and Night" is a song by American recording artist Michael Jackson.
The World Music Awards is an international awards show founded in 1989 under the high patronage of Albert II, Prince of Monaco and is based in Monte Carlo.
World News (WN) Network is a news aggregator founded in March 1995 and launched online in 1998.
The Xbox 360 is a home video game console developed by Microsoft.
Xscape is the second posthumous album of previously unreleased tracks by American singer Michael Jackson.
Yahoo! is a web services provider headquartered in Sunnyvale, California and wholly owned by Verizon Communications through Oath Inc..
Yahoo! Music, owned by Yahoo!, is the provider of a variety of music services, including Internet radio, music videos, news, artist information, and original programming.
Yahoo! News is a news website that originated as an internet-based news aggregator by Yahoo!.
Yoko Ono (小野 洋子, born February 18, 1933) is a Japanese multimedia artist, singer, songwriter, and peace activist who is also known for her work in performance art and filmmaking.
"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).
"You Rock My World" is a song by American singer Michael Jackson from his tenth and final studio album released during his lifetime, Invincible (2001).
A zombie (Haitian French: zombi, zonbi) is a fictional undead being created through the reanimation of a human corpse.
"1 - 2 - 3" is a 1965 song recorded by American blue-eyed soul singer Len Barry, who co-wrote the song with John Medora and David White.
In the summer of 1993, Evan Chandler accused Michael Jackson of sexually abusing his 13-year-old son, Jordan Chandler.
The 2006 (18th annual) World Music Awards were held in London, England and hosted by Lindsay Lohan on 15 November 2006.
The 2014 ''Billboard'' Music Awards is a music award ceremony that was held on May 18, 2014, at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.
The 35th Annual Grammy Awards were held on February 24, 1993 and recognized accomplishments by musicians from the previous year.
A three-dimensional stereoscopic film (also known as three-dimensional sangu, 3D film or S3D film) is a motion picture that enhances the illusion of depth perception, hence adding a third dimension.
74th Street is an east-west street carrying pedestrian traffic and eastbound automotive/bicycle traffic in the New York City borough of Manhattan.
9-1-1, also written 911, is an emergency telephone number for the North American Numbering Plan (NANP), one of eight N11 codes.
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