Michael inspires in so many ways. From his music, to his movement, to his fashion, to his philanthropy, he made an impact on the world. It is his inspiration from which Cirque du Soleil draws to create the magic in Michael Jackson ONE.
On June 19, 1984, tickets went on sale for the Victory tour. At the time, one had to mail in a form with a money-order in order to request tickets – with no guarantee of receiving them. Michael and the Jacksons were so popular, that politicians and celebrities lobbied the group to add dates in their cities. Some of the petitioners included then-U.S. president Ronald Reagan, then-mayor of Gary,...
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For this year’s very special Diamond Birthday Celebration in Las Vegas, the Estate has decided to honor Michael’s well known desire to help disadvantaged people around the world, especially children, by welcoming The Elizabeth Taylor AIDS Foundation to the event. We will join forces to support the work of GAIA Elizabeth Taylor Mobile Health Clinics which brings accessible and free health care...
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Also this week in 1983, “Wanna Be Startin’ Somethin’” made its debut on the British charts. Released on May 8, 1983, “Wanna Be Startin' Somethin'” went #1 in Canada and the Netherlands and cracked in the Top 40 in an additional 13 regions including the United States. It charted again in Denmark, Italy and Switzerland in 2008 upon the release of Thriller 25.
This week in 1995, “Scream” emerged at #3 on the British charts and would remain in the top 100 for 24 weeks. Jimmy Jam remembers: “Recording the song was probably one of the most mind-blowing experiences ever. He walked into the studio, very nice and very kind: ‘OK, I'm going to try my part now. . . .’ So Michael goes in and the moment the music starts, he turns into the Tasmanian Devil. He's...
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“I wrote ‘WILL YOU BE THERE’ at my house... I didn’t think about it hard. That’s why it’s hard to take credit for the songs I write because I just always feel that it’s done from above. I feel fortunate to be an instrument through which music flows. I’m just the source through which it comes. I can’t take credit for it because it’s God’s work. He is using me as a messenger.”- Michael Jackson
There are some pretty spectacular items that are exclusive to the Michael Jackson ONE boutique in Las Vegas. Looking to spruce up your collection? Stop by on your next visit to Mandalay Bay. One special piece is the official show program, which includes photos of Michael. #MJOne
Michael Jackson fell in love with “Chicago” the first time he heard it, and he recorded the song during sessions for 'Invincible'. Two versions of the song were later released on the 'Xscape' Deluxe album. Which is your favorite? Listen now:
What a wonderful celebration of Michael. Last month, a Dutch school teacher organized over 1100 students to dance to “Thriller” and sing “Heal the World” in order to raise money for charity. #MichaelsLegacy
“In the Closet” peaked on the Billboard Hot 100 on this day in 1992. Did you know that the short film featuring Naomi Campbell was originally banned in South Africa due to its provocative imagery? Don’t worry, you can watch it around the world now:
This week in 2006, MTV Japan honored Michael with the Legend Award. During his short, poignant acceptance speech, he said “most of all, I’d like to say to the Japanese people, from the bottom of my heart, I love you very, very much.”