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A&M Records was an American record label founded as an independent company by Herb Alpert and Jerry Moss in 1962.
ABC News is the news division of the American Broadcasting Company (ABC), owned by the Disney Media Networks division of The Walt Disney Company.
Aliaume Damala Badara Akon Thiam (born April 16, 1973), better known as Akon, is an American singer, songwriter, businessman, record producer and actor of Senegalese descent.
An album is a collection of audio recordings issued as a single item on CD, record, audio tape or another medium.
The album-equivalent unit is a measurement unit in music industry to define the consumption of music that equals the purchase of one album copy.
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.
Anthony Marinelli (born March 19, 1959) is a classically trained American pianist, musician, composer and conductor.
The ARIA Charts are the main Australian music sales charts, issued weekly by the Australian Recording Industry Association.
The Associação Fonográfica Portuguesa (AFP) is the only recording industry association in Portugal.
An audio engineer (also sometimes recording engineer or a vocal engineer) helps to produce a recording or a performance, editing and adjusting sound tracks using equalization and audio effects, mixing, reproduction, and reinforcement of sound.
The Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA) is a trade group representing the Australian recording industry which was established in 1983 by six major record companies, EMI, Festival, CBS, RCA, WEA and Universal replacing the Association of Australian Record Manufacturers (AARM) which was formed in 1956.
Ö3 Austria Top 40 is the official Austrian singles chart, as well as the radio show which presents it, aired Fridays on Hitradio Ö3.
A ballad is a form of verse, often a narrative set to music.
The bass guitar (also known as electric bass, or bass) is a stringed instrument similar in appearance and construction to an electric guitar, except with a longer neck and scale length, and four to six strings or courses.
"Beat It" is a song written and performed by American singer Michael Jackson from his sixth solo album, Thriller (1982).
William Frank Reichenbach Jr. (born November 30, 1949) is an American jazz trombonist and composer.
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 charts tabulate the relative weekly popularity of singles or albums in the United States and elsewhere.
Billboard Comprehensive Albums was established in 2003 and was a weekly albums chart produced by ''Billboard'' magazine that ranked the biggest selling albums in the United States regardless of the product's age or method of sales.
The Billboard Hot 100 is the music industry standard record chart in the United States for songs, published weekly by Billboard magazine.
"Billie Jean" is a song by American singer Michael Jackson, released in January 1983 as the second single from his sixth album Thriller (1982).
Blender was an American music magazine that billed itself as "the ultimate guide to music and more".
Hindi cinema, often metonymously referred to as Bollywood, is the Indian Hindi-language film industry, based in the city of Mumbai (formerly Bombay), Maharashtra, India.
Bruce Swedien is a Grammy Award-winning audio engineer and music producer.
Charles W. Henderson is an American media executive, technology executive, and journalist.
California is a state in the Pacific Region of the United States.
CBC News is the division of the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation responsible for the news gathering and production of news programs on the corporation's English-language operations, namely CBC Television, CBC Radio, CBC News Network, and CBC.ca.
Chris Connelly (born 1957) is an American sports and entertainment reporter who currently works for ESPN as a contributor to its E:60 newsmagazine.
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.
The Concertmaster (from the German Konzertmeister) in the U.S. and Canada is the leader of the first violin section in an orchestra (or clarinet in a concert band) and the instrument-playing leader of the orchestra.
Contemporary R&B (also known as simply R&B), is a music genre that combines elements of rhythm and blues, pop, soul, funk, hip hop, and electronic music.
Creative Commons (CC) is an American non-profit organization devoted to expanding the range of creative works available for others to build upon legally and to share.
The culture of the United States of America is primarily of Western culture (European) origin and form, but is influenced by a multicultural ethos that includes African, Native American, Asian, Polynesian, and Latin American people and their cultures.
The Daily Mirror is a British national daily tabloid newspaper founded in 1903.
Dance music is music composed specifically to facilitate or accompany dancing.
Dangerous is the eighth studio album by American recording artist Michael Jackson, released by Epic Records on November 26, 1991.
David Walter Foster, OC, OBC (born November 1, 1949), is a Canadian musician, record producer, composer, songwriter, and arranger.
David Frank Paich (born June 25, 1954) is an American keyboardist, singer, composer, recording producer, and arranger, best known for his work with the rock band Toto.
David Williams (November 21, 1950 – March 6, 2009) was an American singer, songwriter, musician and producer.
Weldon Dean Parks is an American session guitarist and record producer from Ft. Worth, Texas, United states.
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.
Disco Demolition Night was an ill-fated baseball promotion in 1979 on July 12 at Comiskey Park in Chicago, Illinois.
A drum machine is an electronic musical instrument that creates percussion.
Duala (also spelt Douala, Diwala, Dwela, Dualla and Dwala) is a dialect cluster spoken by the Duala and Mungo peoples of Cameroon.
DVD (an abbreviation of "digital video disc" or "digital versatile disc") is a digital optical disc storage format invented and developed by Philips and Sony in 1995.
The Emulator is the name given the series of digital sampling synthesizers using floppy disk storage, manufactured by E-mu Systems from 1981 until the 1990s.
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.
Ebony is a monthly magazine for the African-American market.
Edward Lodewijk Van Halen (born January 26, 1955) is a Dutch-American musician, songwriter, and producer.
Elvis Aaron Presley (January 8, 1935 – August 16, 1977) was an American singer and actor.
The Encyclopedia of Popular Music was created in 1989 by Colin Larkin.
Entertainment Weekly (sometimes abbreviated as EW) is an American magazine, published by Meredith Corporation, that covers film, television, music, Broadway theatre, books and popular culture.
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.
Executive producer (EP) is one of the top positions in the making of a commercial entertainment product.
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.
The Federazione Industria Musicale Italiana (FIMI) is an umbrella organization that keeps track of virtually all aspects of the music recording industry in Italy.
Fergie Duhamel (born Stacy Ann Ferguson; March 27, 1975) is an American singer, songwriter, and actress.
The flugelhorn (—also spelled fluegelhorn, flugel horn, or Flügelhorn—from German, wing horn, or flank horn) is a brass instrument pitched in B which resembles a trumpet, but has a wider, conical bore.
The flute is a family of musical instruments in the woodwind group.
Forbes is an American business magazine.
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.
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.
A gatefold is a type of fold used for advertising around a magazine or section, and for packaging of media such as in the phonographic industry.
The GfK Entertainment Charts are the official music charts in Germany and are gathered and published by GfK Entertainment GmbH (formerly Media Control GmbH and Media Control GfK International GmbH) on behalf of Bundesverband Musikindustrie (Federal Association of Phonographic Industry).
Basil Glen Ballard Jr. (born May 1, 1953) is an American songwriter, lyricist, and record producer.
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 Record 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 sales or chart position." The Record of the Year award is one of the four most prestigious categories at the awards (alongside Best New Artist, Song of the Year and Album of the Year) presented annually since the 1st Grammy Awards in 1959.
The Grammy Hall of Fame is a hall of fame to honor musical recordings of lasting qualitative or historical significance.
Gregory Arthur "Greg" Phillinganes (born May 12, 1956) is an American keyboardist, singer-songwriter, and musical director based in Los Angeles, California, U.S. A prolific session musician, Phillinganes has contributed keyboard tracks to numerous albums representing a broad array of artists and genres.
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.
"Human Nature" is a 1982 song performed by American singer Michael Jackson, and the fifth single from his landmark sixth solo album, Thriller.
ImpreMedia, LLC is a media company headquartered on the 18th Floor of 1 MetroTech Center in Downtown Brooklyn, New York City.
The Institut français d'opinion publique (IFOP) (French Institute of Public Opinion) is an international polling and market research firm, whose motto is "Connection creates value".
International Music Publications (better known as IMP) is a British publisher of popular sheet music.
Interracial marriage is a form of marriage outside a specific social group (exogamy) involving spouses who belong to different socially-defined races or racialized ethnicities.
Invincible is the final studio album by American singer Michael Jackson.
John Randall Anthony Taraborrelli is an American journalist and biographer.
James Edward Ingram (born February 16, 1952) is an American singer, songwriter, record producer, and instrumentalist.
Janet Damita Jo Jackson (born May 16, 1966) is an American singer, songwriter, dancer, and actress.
Jeffrey Thomas Porcaro (April 1, 1954 – August 5, 1992) was an American drummer, songwriter, and record producer.
Jerry Hey (born Dixon, Illinois 1950) is an American trumpeter, flugelhornist, horn arranger, string arranger, orchestrator and session musician who has played on hundreds of commercial recordings,http://www.discogs.com/artist/Jerry+Hey including Thriller and the distinctive flugelhorn solo on Dan Fogelberg's hit "Longer".
Jet is a magazine, currently in digital format, marketed to African-American readers.
John Bettis (born October 24, 1946) is an American lyricist who has co-written many famous popular songs over the years.
John Gregory Branca (born December 11, 1950 in Bronxville, New York), is an entertainment lawyer and manager who specializes in representing rock and roll acts, as well as independent investors, music publishing catalogs, and independent music labels.
John David Landis (born August 3, 1950) is an American film director, screenwriter, actor, and producer.
John Sargent Rockwell (born September 16, 1940) is an American music critic, editor, arts administrator, and dance critic.
Jon Pareles (born October 25, 1953) is an American journalist who is the chief popular-music critic in the arts section of The New York Times.
Justin Randall Timberlake (born January 31, 1981) is an American singer-songwriter, actor, dancer, and record producer.
Kanye Omari West (born June 8, 1977) is an American rapper, singer, songwriter, record producer, entrepreneur and fashion designer.
The Kent Music Report was a weekly record chart of Australian music singles and albums which was compiled by music enthusiast David Kent from May 1974 through to 1988.
A keyboard instrument is a musical instrument played using a keyboard, a row of levers which are pressed by the fingers.
La Toya Yvone Jackson (born May 29, 1956) is an American singer, songwriter, actress, businesswoman and television personality.
Larry Williams (Lawrence Lowell Williams) is a Grammy-nominated producer, composer, arranger, and multi-instrumentalist who formed the jazz fusion group Seawind in the mid-1970s.
The lead vocalist (or main vocalist, lead vocals or lead singer) in popular music is typically the member of a group or band whose voice is the most prominent in a performance where multiple voices may be heard.
Leon "Ndugu" Chancler (July 1, 1952 – February 3, 2018) was a world-renowned American pop, funk and jazz drummer.
Library and Archives Canada (LAC) (in Bibliothèque et Archives Canada) is a federal institution tasked with acquiring, preserving and making Canada's documentary heritage accessible.
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.
Liner notes (also sleeve notes or album notes) are the writings found on the sleeves of LP record albums and in booklets which come inserted into the compact disc jewel case or the equivalent packaging for vinyl records and cassettes.
This is a list of the world's best-selling albums of recorded music.
This is a list of best-selling albums in Australia that have been certified by the Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA).
This is a list of the best-selling albums in France that have been certified by the Syndicat National de l'Édition Phonographique (SNEP).
Germany is the third largest music market in the world, but in Europe, it is the largest.
Japan has long held the title of the second-largest music market in the world, only surpassed by the United States.
An album is defined by Recorded Music New Zealand (RMNZ) as being a type of music release comprising at least five songs or a total playing time of over 25 minutes.
The best-selling album in the United Kingdom is Greatest Hits, a compilation album by British band Queen that was first released in 1981.
This is a list of the best-selling albums in the United States based on RIAA certification and Nielsen SoundScan sales tracking.
These are the Billboard magazine Hot Dance Club Play number one hits of 1983.
"Little Red Corvette" is a song by American musician Prince.
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 Times is a daily newspaper which has been published in Los Angeles, California since 1881.
Louis Johnson (April 13, 1955 – May 21, 2015) was an American bass guitarist.
The Lyricon is an electronic wind instrument, the first wind controller to be constructed.
Michael Lehmann Boddicker (born January 19, 1953), is an American film composer and session musician, specializing in electronic music.
Michael Joseph Jackson (August 29, 1958 – June 25, 2009) was an American singer, songwriter, and dancer.
Michael Jackson's Thriller is a 14-minute horror-themed music video for the song of the same name, released on December 2, 1983.
Michael Andrew Sembello (born April 17, 1954) is an American singer, musician, songwriter, composer and producer from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Nathan "Mick" Guzauski (also "Mic Guzauski," and "Mick 'Mix Maestro' Guzauski") is a multi-platinum Mixing Engineer and sound engineer.
Mix magazine is a periodical, billing itself as "the world's leading magazine for the professional recording and sound production technology industry".
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).
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.
MTV UK is a general entertainment and (former) music channel operated by Viacom International Media Networks Europe, available in the United Kingdom and Ireland.
MTV Base is a 24-hour urban music channel from Viacom International Media Networks Europe.
MTV News is the news production division of MTV.
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.
The Music Business Association (Music Biz) (originally established as the National Association of Recording Merchandisers) is a United States not-for-profit trade association based in Marlton, New Jersey that seeks to advance and promote music commerce, whether physical, digital, mobile, or more.
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.
Music Sales Group is a global music publisher, with headquarters in Berners Street, London.
A music video is a short film that integrates a song with imagery, and is produced for promotional or artistic purposes.
Music Week is a trade paper for the UK record industry.
MusicHound (sometimes stylized as musicHound) was a compiler of genre-specific music guides published in the United States by Visible Ink Press between 1996 and 2002.
The United States National Film Preservation Board (NFPB) is the board selecting films for preservation in the Library of Congress' National Film Registry.
The National Film Registry (NFR) is the United States National Film Preservation Board's (NFPB) selection of films deserving of preservation.
The National Recording Registry is a list of sound recordings that "are culturally, historically, or aesthetically important, and/or inform or reflect life in the United States." The registry was established by the National Recording Preservation Act of 2000, which created the National Recording Preservation Board, whose members are appointed by the Librarian of Congress.
Nelson George (born September 1, 1957) is an African-American author, columnist, music and culture critic, journalist, and filmmaker.
The City of New York, often called New York City (NYC) or simply New York, is the most populous city in the United States.
Nielsen SoundScan is an information and sales tracking system created by Mike Fine and Mike Shalett.
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.
The Official Charts Company, also referred to as Official Charts (previously known as the Chart Information Network (CIN) and The Official UK Charts Company) is a British inter-professional organisation that compiles various "official" record charts in the United Kingdom, including the UK Singles Chart, the UK Albums Chart, the UK Singles Downloads Chart and the UK Album Downloads Chart, as well as genre-specific and music video charts.
Omnibus Press is the world’s largest specialist publisher of music-related books.
, established in 1999, is the holding company at the head of a Japanese corporate group that supplies statistics and information on music and the music industry in Japan.
Overdubbing (the process of making an overdub, or overdubs) is a technique used in audio recording, whereby a musical passage is recorded twice.
"P.Y.T. (Pretty Young Thing)" is a song by American recording artist Michael Jackson.
Pantheon Books is an American book publishing imprint with editorial independence.
Paranoia is an instinct or thought process believed to be heavily influenced by anxiety or fear, often to the point of delusion and irrationality.
Paul Milton Jackson Jr. (born December 30, 1959) is an American fusion/urban jazz composer, arranger, producer and guitarist.
Sir James Paul McCartney (born 18 June 1942) is an English singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and composer.
Paulinho da Costa (born Paulo Roberto da Costa on May 31, 1948) is a Brazilian percussionist born in Rio de Janeiro, considered one of the most recorded musicians of modern times.
A phonograph record (also known as a gramophone record, especially in British English, or record) is an analog sound storage medium in the form of a flat disc with an inscribed, modulated spiral groove.
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.
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.
The President of the United States (POTUS) is the head of state and head of government of the United States of America.
Prince Rogers Nelson (June 7, 1958 – April 21, 2016) was an American singer, songwriter, musician, record producer and filmmaker.
Q is a popular music magazine published monthly in the United Kingdom.
Quincy Delight Jones Jr. (born March 14, 1933), also known as "Q", is an American musician and record producer.
Robert Sylvester Kelly (born January 8, 1967) is an American singer, songwriter, record producer, and former professional basketball player.
The Reagan Era or Age of Reagan is a periodization of recent American history used by historians and political observers to emphasize that the conservative "Reagan Revolution" led by President Ronald Reagan in domestic and foreign policy had a lasting impact.
The Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) is a trade organization that represents the recording industry in the United States.
In the United States, the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) awards certification based on the number of albums and singles sold through retail and other ancillary markets.
The is an industry trade group composed of Japanese corporations involved in the music industry.
Remaster (also digital remastering and digitally remastered) refers to enhancing the quality of the sound or of the image, or both, of previously created recordings, either audiophonic, cinematic, or videographic.
A remix is a piece of media which has been altered from its original state by adding, removing, and/or changing pieces of the item.
Reuters is an international news agency headquartered in London, United Kingdom.
The Rhodes piano (also known as the Fender Rhodes piano or simply Fender Rhodes or Rhodes) is an electric piano invented by Harold Rhodes, which became particularly popular throughout the 1970s.
Robert Thomas Christgau (born April 18, 1942) is an American essayist and music journalist.
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.
Rodney Lynn "Rod" Temperton (9 October 1949 – September/October 2016) was an English songwriter, record producer and musician.
Rolling Stone is an American monthly magazine that focuses on popular culture.
"The 500 Greatest Albums of All Time" is a 2003 special issue of American biweekly magazine Rolling Stone, and a related book published in 2005.
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.
is a district of Minato, Tokyo, Japan, famous for the affluent Roppongi Hills development area and popular night club scene.
RPM (and later) was a Canadian music industry publication that featured song and album charts for Canada.
The saxophone (also referred to as the sax) is a family of woodwind instruments.
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.
In music, a single, record single or music single is a type of release, typically a song recording of fewer tracks than an LP record, an album or an EP record.
The Single Top 100 is a Dutch chart, based on official physical single sales, legal downloads and since July 2013 streaming and composed by MegaCharts.
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.
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.
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.
A sound effect (or audio effect) is an artificially created or enhanced sound, or sound process used to emphasize artistic or other content of films, television shows, live performance, animation, video games, music, or other media.
Sputnikmusic is a music community website offering music criticism and music news alongside features commonly associated with wiki-style websites.
St Ives is a suburb on the Upper North Shore of Sydney in the state of New South Wales, Australia 18 kilometres north of the Sydney Central Business District in the local government area of Ku-ring-gai Council.
Stephen Holden (born July 18, 1941) is an American writer, music critic, film critic, and poet.
Stephen Thomas Erlewine (born June 18, 1973) is an American music critic and senior editor for AllMusic.
Steven Lee Lukather (born October 21, 1957) is an American guitarist, singer, songwriter, arranger and record producer, best known for his work with the rock band Toto.
Steven Maxwell Porcaro (born September 2, 1957) is an American keyboardist, composer and original member of the rock band Toto.
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.
Super Audio CD (SACD) is a read-only optical disc for audio storage, introduced in 1999.
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.
Surround sound is a technique for enriching the sound reproduction quality of an audio source with additional audio channels from speakers that surround the listener (surround channels).
Swahili, also known as Kiswahili (translation: coast language), is a Bantu language and the first language of the Swahili people.
The Swiss Hitparade (Schweizer Hitparade) are Switzerland's main music sales charts.
The Synclavier was an early digital synthesizer, polyphonic digital sampling system, and music workstation manufactured by New England Digital Corporation of Norwich, Vermont, USA.
A synthesizer (often abbreviated as synth, also spelled synthesiser) is an electronic musical instrument that generates electric signals that are converted to sound through instrument amplifiers and loudspeakers or headphones.
Terence Ernest Britten (born July 1947) is an English singer-songwriter and record producer, who has written songs for Tina Turner, Cliff Richard, Olivia Newton-John, Status Quo and Michael Jackson amongst many others.
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution (AJC) is the only major daily newspaper in the metropolitan area of Atlanta, Georgia, United States.
The Beatles were an English rock band formed in Liverpool in 1960.
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 Dallas Morning News is a daily newspaper serving the Dallas–Fort Worth area of Texas, with an average of 271,900 daily subscribers.
"The Girl Is Mine" is a song recorded by Michael Jackson and Paul McCartney.
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 New Yorker is an American magazine of reportage, commentary, criticism, essays, fiction, satire, cartoons, and poetry.
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 Star is an English-language, tabloid-format newspaper in Malaysia.
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 Ultimate Collection is a box set by American recording artist Michael Jackson.
The Village Voice is an American news and culture paper, known for being the country's first alternative newsweekly.
The Wall Street Journal is a U.S. business-focused, English-language international daily newspaper based in New York City.
The Washington Post is a major American daily newspaper founded on December 6, 1877.
"Thriller" is a song recorded by American singer Michael Jackson, composed by Rod Temperton, and produced by Quincy Jones.
Thriller 25 is the 25th-anniversary edition reissue of American recording artist Michael Jackson's sixth studio album Thriller.
The tiger (Panthera tigris) is the largest cat species, most recognizable for its pattern of dark vertical stripes on reddish-orange fur with a lighter underside.
Time is an American weekly news magazine and news website published in New York City.
TMZ is a tabloid news website that debuted on November 8, 2005.
Thomas Lee Bahler (also spelled Bähler; born June 1, 1943), is an American singer, composer, songwriter, arranger, producer, and author.
Top Pop Catalog Albums is a 50-position weekly albums chart produced by ''Billboard'' Magazine which ranks the best-selling catalog albums in the United States, regardless of genre.
Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums is a chart published by Billboard magazine that ranks R&B and hip hop albums based on sales in the United States and is compiled by Nielsen SoundScan.
The Toronto Star is a Canadian broadsheet daily newspaper.
Toto is an American rock band formed in 1976 in Los Angeles.
Transaction Publishers was a New Jersey–based publishing house that specialized in social science books.
The trombone is a musical instrument in the brass family.
Trouw (fidelity) is a Dutch daily newspaper appearing in compact size.
Ultratop is an organization which generates and publishes the official record charts in Belgium.
The University of Minnesota Press is a university press that is part of the University of Minnesota.
Usher Raymond IV (born October 14, 1978), is an American singer, songwriter and dancer.
Van Halen is an American hard rock band formed in Pasadena, California, in 1972.
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.
The vibraslap is a percussion instrument consisting of a piece of stiff wire (bent into a U-shape) connecting a wood ball to a hollow box of wood with metal “teeth” inside.
Video Concert Hall (VCH) was an American television network launched on November 1, 1979,Denisoff, Serge R. Tarnished Gold: The record industry revisited.
Vincent Leonard Price Jr. (May 27, 1911 – October 25, 1993) was an American actor, well known for his distinctive voice and performances in horror films.
Virgin Media Limited is a British company which provides telephone, television and internet services in the United Kingdom.
Visible Ink Press, LLC is a publisher of popular reference works.
A vocoder (a portmanteau of voice encoder) is a category of voice codec that analyzes and synthesizes the human voice signal for audio data compression, multiplexing, voice encryption, voice transformation, etc.
Voice-over (also known as off-camera or off-stage commentary) is a production technique where a voice—that is not part of the narrative (non-diegetic)—is used in a radio, television production, filmmaking, theatre, or other presentations.
Walter Yetnikoff (born August 11, 1933) is an American music industry executive who was the president of CBS Records International from 1971 to 1975 and then president and CEO of CBS Records from 1975 to 1990.
"Wanna Be Startin' Somethin" is a song by American singer Michael Jackson recorded for his sixth studio album Thriller (1982).
West Side Story is a musical with a book by Arthur Laurents, music by Leonard Bernstein and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim.
Westlake Recording Studios is a music recording studio in West Hollywood, California.
The White House is the official residence and workplace of the President of the United States.
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.
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.
18 Greatest Hits is a compilation album by American recording artist Michael Jackson, credited to Michael Jackson + The Jackson 5.
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