From The Estate: REMEMBERING THE KING OF POP

Source: Michael Jackson.com | All Things Michael

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Our thoughts and prayers are with Michael’s loved ones today as we remember the kind, gentle and giving spirit who generously shared his amazing artistic gifts with the world along with a limitless empathy for those in need. Time has shown that with each passing year the world’s appreciation deepens not just for Michael’s talent but also for his lifelong passion to spread peace, unity, love and hope across every culture and society. Michael’s friendship, kindness, humor and joyful warmth will always be missed. The world is a far better place for having known him.

John Branca & John McClain, Co-Executors of the Michael Jackson Estate

Message From The Estate Of Michael Jackson

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It has been a whirlwind few weeks and we wanted to share some more good news with you. In the six days since the video of the virtual MJ dancing to “Slave To The Rhythm” was uploaded to VEVO, it has been viewed more than 10 million times and that number is continuing to grow steadily. The performance gave the Billboard Music Awards its highest ratings in 13 years, and the response in the general public has been overwhelmingly positive – if you look at the VEVO post, you can see that the likes outweigh the dislikes 10 to 1!!!! This tells us it is a major success w/the general public which, after all, is what we all want – for the rest of the world to see and love Michael the way that we all do.  The efforts of the last few weeks, and especially, the performance on the Billboard Awards is working!

While expectations might have been built up due to Alki David’s frivolous lawsuit and inaccurate comments (he was not involved with the production at all), and ABC’s efforts to promote the show, the Estate has tried hard to keep expectations in check. The Estate is proud of what has been achieved with the promotional activations over the last few weeks but recognizes, along with all of you, that no one/nothing can replace Michael. Fans all over the world are speaking out with their positive comments online and with their support for Xscape and now the general public is taking notice and joining in.

The general public, and more importantly the media, often takes cues from the fan community. The support of the fan community publicly will only augment the support of the general public for Michael Jackson.

The MJ fans have much to be proud of - HITS Magazine put Xscape in its number one spot based on it’s tallies for US sales, the record is the #1 selling album worldwide for its first week and the #1 streamed record on Spotify for the first week of release! The illusion has put Michael back in the forefront of the entertainment world and helped promote Xscape.

The Estate hopes that the fans are as thrilled as they are to see so much positive press about Michael from every corner of the globe. It is heartwarming to see that the overwhelming reaction from the general public to the new music and to Michael. As we mentioned in one of our emails last week – we’re just getting started. Keep watching for what’s next.

MJOnline The Official Online Team of The Michael Jackson Estate™

 

Message From The Estate About The Illusion At The Billboard Awards

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There is a gentleman, Alki David, publicly taking credit for the illusion witnessed around the world on the Billboard Awards. The Estate wants the fans to know that Mr. David had no involvement with the project and doesn’t have any actual knowledge of what was or wasn’t done in the creation of the illusion.  The Estate respects the magician’s creed not to reveal how an illusion is done but does want to acknowledge and give proper recognition to those with whom the Estate worked closely on this project.  So the Estate has posted a short video on YouTube that they wanted to share with the fan community showing a couple of the key people at Pulse Evolution, the Estate’s partner in creating this illusion, along with members of the creative team, all of whom share what working on this project means to them.

Please watch here: http://youtu.be/HSaMhHnQvNg

MJOnline The Official Online Team of The Michael Jackson Estate™

 

Message From The Estate About Dutch Channel RTL 5

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We have received your messages about the upcoming broadcast of the program about the autopsy performed on Michael on Dutch RTL5. The Estate is as outraged as the fans that broadcasters continue to schedule this salacious and disrespectful program. The Executors want Michael’s fans to know that they have voiced their disgust to those involved. Unfortunately, it is not possible for the Estate to bring legal action to stop the broadcast of the program. The Executors are disappointed that RTL 5 has elected to air this sleazy tabloid program that exploits Michael’s tragic and untimely death in a cynical and desperate attempt to attract viewers.
 
The Estate hopes that RTL 5 will show good judgment and cancel the broadcast of this appalling program.

MJOnline The Official Online Team of The Michael Jackson Estate™

The King Of Pop Is On Top Of The World!

XSCAPE LIGHTS UP THE CHARTS GLOBALLY – #1 IN 52 COUNTRIES, TOP 5 IN 87!

#1 STREAMING ALBUM IN THE WORLD!

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“The tracks remind us of the musical genius that was Michael Jackson,” The Guardian UK

“Timbaland’s transformations are masterly,” NY TIMES

“…you want to push your jacket sleeves up and get down,” (“Love Never Felt So Good”) SYDNEY MORNING HERALD

“The magic continues,” The Washington Post

Michael Jackson’s new album XSCAPE took over the top spots on the global charts this week, hitting #1 in 52 countries and Top 5 in 87 other. It is #1 on Amazon and #1 on Spotify, taking the throne from Frozen, which has had the top spot on Spotify since January. It debuted at #2 on the Billboard album chart and #1 on Hits.

Curated and produced by Epic Records Chairman and CEO LA Reid, XSCAPE got off to a thrilling start with the Michael Jackson and Justin Timberlake first single, “Love Never Felt So Good” which rocketed into the Top 5 position in the U.S. and lit up the iTunes charts globally peaking at 17#1 and 67 Top 5 positions, and hitting the #1 spot on Spotify U.S. and the world this week. The video for Michael Jackson/Justin Timberlake duet of the song is #1 on iTunes.

To date, Jackson has sold one billion records worldwide, so it’s no surprise that XSCAPE has gone #1 in all four corners of the world, including Australia, the UK, France, Malaysia, and South Africa. “Love Never Felt So Good” lit up the iTunes charts around the world, peaking at #5 in the U.S., #1 in 18 countries and #5 in 89 countries netting Michael his highest Billboard chart bow since 1995 and fourth-highest debut ever at #20 — marking his 49th hit single.

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The worldwide launch of the album included the “Slave to the Rhythm” dance performance at the Billboard Music Awards which was created for fans by the Estate of Michael Jackson as a tribute to the King of Pop and to capture the essence, the excitement and the magic that is Michael Jackson. Good Morning America called it “Michael Magic”. It took over a year and a team of 104 cast and crew, to create an entire stage on which to produce the performance that showcased Michael’s moves, took up the entire stage and was bigger and better than anything that has gone before. The audience swelled to 11.5 million during the half hour of the highly anticipated performance, proving again that Michael Jackson remains the biggest entertainer of all time.

Released on May 13 by Epic Records in conjunction with the Estate of Michael Jackson, XSCAPE features a long awaited collection of 8 new songs originally recorded between 1983 and 1999, and showcase why Michael Jackson remains an indelible influence on contemporary artists today. The songs were curated by Reid, and then ‘contemporized’ by lead producer Timbaland and some of the hottest production talents in the world including JRoc, Rodney Jerkins, Stargate, Giorgio Truinfort and John McClain, co-executor of the Estate of Michael Jackson.

Epic’s rollout of XSCAPE has been massive. Songs from the album were premiered on The Ellen DeGeneres Show and featured on Dancing With the Stars, the Today Show, Good Morning America, CBS This Morning, and every major entertainment news show around the world. SiriusXM launched a Michael Jackson channel this week, and the album’s first single was premiered on the iHeart Radio Music Awards. In additiona, Epic partnered with Jeep for a global commercial spot featuring the single “Love Never Felt So Good.” Epic / Sony Music’s XSCAPE album campaign is a ‘One Sony’ global collaboration, with exclusive offers from Sony Group companies leveraging their respective strengths in delivering unique entertainment experiences to a wider audience as well as attracting a whole new generation discovering the artistry of Michael Jackson for the first time.

More news about Michael Jackson’s upcoming album will be revealed in the coming weeks. Keep visiting http://www.michaeljackson.com for new details.

ABOUT MICHAEL JACKSON:

Michael Jackson is one of the most beloved entertainers and profoundly influential artists of all-time. He was also a dedicated philanthropist and an astute business professional. To date Jackson has sold 1 billion records worldwide, released 13 No. 1 singles and became one of a handful of artists to be inducted twice into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. The Guinness Book of World Records recognized Jackson as the Most Successful Entertainer of All Time and “Thriller” as the Biggest Selling Album of All Time. Jackson won 17 Grammy Awards including 8 in one year, a record in itself, and received 26 American Music Awards, including the Artist of the Century Award. Jackson defined the art form of music video with such ground-breaking short films as “Billie Jean,” “Beat It” and the classic “Thriller,” which in 2009 became the first and only music video inducted into the National Film Registry of the Library of Congress. In his short films “Black or White”, “They Don’t Care About Us”, “Bad and “Smooth Criminal” and others, Jackson set an aesthetic standard for video production that remains unsurpassed even today. The Estate of Michael Jackson and Cirque du Soleil have produced two top shows: Michael Jackson THE IMMORTAL World Tour is the #9 top grossing tour of all time; and MICHAEL JACKSON ONE, a new permanent show at Mandalay Bay Las Vegas, which is breaking box office records and receiving critical raves. Jackson’s sound, style and dance moves continue to inspire today’s performers and new generations of fans worldwide continue to discover his artistry.

Read more: http://www.michaeljackson.com/us/news/michael-jackson-king-pop-top-world-xscape

MJOnline The Official Online Team of The Michael Jackson Estate™

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From The Estate: Xscape First Week Sales

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The Estate has asked us to send you the following note:

By now, we know that many of you have seen all of the charts around the world. We are so proud of the way that the MJ fan community has rallied to support Michael and his legacy by buying Xscape. The events that you organized were outstanding, and the posts, tweets, Instagrams, blogs, and other messages encouraging friends and family to buy, along with your purchases of multiple copies of the album were instrumental in selling as many units as we did. While we were disappointed that the record fell just short of claiming Michael’s 7th #1 on the  Billboard chart, the album is number one in many territories and is the #1 album in overall worldwide sales, a feat we are extremely proud of.  It’s a new world out there, and the fact that Xscape remains #1 on Spotify and Rhapsody and that the “Love Never Felt So Good” video is #1 on iTunes and in the Top 20 at YouTube cannot be ignored. The world has rallied again behind Michael’s music, and we, as a community, should be proud of the album’s performance this week. We’re only just getting started!

MJOnline The Official Online Team of The Michael Jackson Estate™

 

Statement From The Estate Of Michael Jackson

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Hello:

As with so many times before, Michael Jackson’s artistry and genius is again at center stage.

The last few weeks have been a whirlwind of promotion for Michael’s new album, XSCAPE – starting with the premiere of the album’s first single “Love Never Felt So Good” on the iHeart Music Awards, and continuing to the performance on the Billboard Awards Sunday night.  These performances were the highlights of both shows and netted Michael the #1 album on the planet, the #1 spot on iTunes and Spotify and the #1 single/video on iTunes!

Michael’s music is also part of two worldwide advertising campaigns – Sony Mobile using “Slave To The Rhythm” and Jeep using “Love Never Felt So Good.”  This is an incredible testament to the King of Pop!  Our goal is to reach as many people as possible and to expand the community to include as many new fans as possible.  Given all that has happened in these last few weeks, that goal has been accomplished.  Everyone around the world is talking about Michael’s music and his achievements!

Our other goal is to use new and innovative ways to create entertainment on a grand scale that allows the world to experience Michael’s magic – something that reflects Michael’s love of spectacle and grandeur and his own desire to be a step ahead of others.  The best entertainment is that which evokes “suspended disbelief”; it’s about entertainment, not reality.  When David Copperfield makes an airplane disappear, the illusion is no less compelling because it is not real.  No one will ever replace Michael Jackson, the King of Pop.  And certainly no one can dance like the greatest entertainer who ever lived – not even an illusion.  Michael’s music and spirit are immortal, and that has been proven again these last few weeks.  In bringing Michael’s spirit to the stage, the entire world was reminded of Michael’s genius as a singer, a dancer, and an innovator who pushed the envelope.

We want to thank the MJ fan community for their continued support for Michael and wanted to take this opportunity to share some of the things that we are seeing and reading.  The incredible visibility over the last few weeks as the world has celebrated the release of XSCAPE is amazing.  We hope the fans are as thrilled as we are to see all of this promotion call attention to Michael’s music.  Here are some of the highlights of the reaction to the Billboard performance.  You will soon see the reaction to the first week sales of XSCAPE.

Good Morning America described the “history making spectacle” like this: “The technology wowed the audience…it was a bit of Michael magic…well done, indeed.”

Jackie Jackson said “It was like he was right here with us. I got teary eyed to see my brother up there. I thought he was there for real.”

Ludacris chimed in: “It sent chills down my spine.” Watch here: http://gma.yahoo.com/video/michael-jackson-takes-center-stage-123231754.html

This is what Twitter looked like when Michael Jackson segment aired on the Billboard Music Awards: https://vine.co/v/MH1WehPAzFn

This was the biggest audience that the Billboard Music Awards has enjoyed in 13 years. ABC, the network that carried the broadcast, won the night for most viewers. The highest viewership occurred between 9-10 p.m. - when Michael’s segment occurred.

http://www.billboard.com/articles/events/bbma-2014/6092128/tv-ratings-billboard-music-awards-abc?utm_source=twitter

LA Times says “Michael Jackson Thrills In Hologram Performance“: http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/music/la-et-ms-billboard-music-awards-20140519-story.html

E! Online thought it was “Incredible“: http://www.eonline.com/news/542973/michael-jackson-s-hologram-takes-the-2014-billboard-music-awards-stage-see-the-pic?cmpid=tweol-manual

Euro Weekly News says “Jackson Thrills At Music Awards“: https://www.euroweeklynews.com/news/world-news/item/120630-michael-jackson-thrills-at-billboard-music-awards

German report describes the illusion like a “mirror of the real thing:” http://www.rtl.de/cms/news/rtl-aktuell.html

Robin Roberts of Good Morning America Tweeted:

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Diddy loved the experience:

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Tyler from Florida Georgia Line was impressed with the performance:

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(Source: http://www.cbsnews.com/news/michael-jackson-hologram-performance-why-it-almost-didnt-happen-at-billboard-music-awards/)

Fox News says the performance “Stole The Show:”

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Robin Leach “dares” you to tell him it didn’t look real:

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Mark Cuban, owner of the Dallas Mavericks and host of Shark Tank posted on Instagram “He’s BAAAACK”:

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Floyd Maywether dug it:

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…and from Fans:

YouTube star Trevor Moran:

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And all of this is in addition to the fact that Xscape is #1 in 50 countries; “Slave To The Rhythm” shot from #311 to #39 on the iTunes charts, and the album is currently #1 worldwide on Spotify as well. 

Here is just a small taste of the worldwide press:

Xscape is #1: http://teleobs.nouvelobs.com/actualites/20140519.OBS7681/le-nouvel-album-de-michael-jackson-n-1-des-ventes-sur-itunes-france.html

Xscape debuts #1: http://www.officialcharts.com/chart-news/michael-jacksons-posthumous-album-xscape-set-to-debut-at-number-1-3011/

http://www.elremix.com/2014/05/michael-jackson-primer-1-postumo-en-el-reino-unido.html

India gives Xscape The Bombay Flip Project Treatment: http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/michael-jacksons-love-never-felt-705543

Xscape in Italy: http://www.sorrisi.com/2014/05/15/michael-jackson-xscape/

Xscape in Macedonia: http://www.antenna5.com.mk/Charts/TopListi.aspx?mp2=9&lm=4&vt=f&mp=1 

Belgium: 

http://www.lalibre.be/culture/musique/michael-jackson-eternel-revenant-536ce5f03570102383c31d66  

http://nl.ptg.be/statics/michael_jackson_Xscape http://www.skynet.be/muziek/nieuws/artikel/44141/win-xscape-van-michael-jackson-een-sony-xperia-m2-of-een-authentieke-platinum-award 

http://focus.levif.be/culture/musique/michael-jackson-presque-ressuscite-a-la-gare-bruxelles-midi/article-normal-14169.html  

http://www.rtbf.be/classic21/article_un-labyrinthe-surprise-a-bruxelles?id=8264391 

http://blog.lesoir.be/frontstage/2014/05/09/remportez-votre-exemplaire-de-xscape-le-nouveau-michael-jackson/

http://www.7sur7.be/7s7/fr/3844/Belgique/video/detail/1881845/Xscape-fait-revivre-le-roi-de-la-pop.dhtml  http://www.cinetelerevue.be/fr/rencontrez-michael-jackson-le-10-mai-a-bruxelles.html?cmp_id=7&news_id=27676 

Switzerland:  http://www.tagesanzeiger.ch/kultur/pop-und-jazz/Jackson-wuerde-nicht-so-klingen/story/16816726

Netherlands: 

http://www.3fm.nl/nieuws/detail/358822/Michael-Jacksons-Xscape-nu-te-beluisteren  

http://www.nrc.nl/muziek/2014/05/09/xscape-het-nieuwe-album-van-michael-jackson-is-nu-te-beluisteren/

http://www.jackson-source.com/news/1559-dutch-fans-michael-jackson-kritisch-over-xscape  

http://www.radio6.nl/nieuws/detail/2787/Win-deze-week-Xscape%3B-het-nieuwe-album-van-Michael-Jackson

http://www.radio6.nl/nieuws/detail/2765/nieuwe-track-michael-jackson

http://www.parool.nl/parool/nl/23/MUZIEK/article/detail/3651739/2014/05/08/Fans-Michael-Jackson-kritisch-over-Xscape.dhtml  

http://nl.tilllate.com/nl/news/michael-jackson-album-mit-acht-neuen-songs-erscheint-am-13-mai  

http://www.ad.nl/ad/nl/5602/Muziek/article/detail/3651739/2014/05/08/Fans-Michael-Jackson-kritisch-over-Xscape.dhtml 

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The press was delighted with Usher’s performance to “Love Never Felt So Good” at the iHeartMusic Awards at the beginning of the month:
 
 
The Jeep Commercial featuring “Love Never Felt So Good” is set to be the song of the summer: 
 
“This is a unique collaboration with Epic Records and L.A. Reid, and the USA Basketball Team — together we are creating a new definition of summer,” said Olivier Francois, Chief Marketing Officer, Chrysler Group LLC.  “‘Love Never Felt So Good’ makes you want to dance, to move, to play, to get up off the couch…”
“Michael Jackson Unreleased Song in Jeep Ads”: http://money.cnn.com/2014/05/08/autos/michael-jackson-jeep/
 
SiriusXM debuted an all-Michael Jackson channel: http://online.wsj.com/article/PR-CO-20140512-910108.html
 
And of course, you are all familiar with the worldwide campaign with Sony Mobile that launched promotions for the album:
 
 
And, then there have been, of course, the incredible events produced by you, the fan clubs. Those celebrations have been invaluable, and we love seeing reports, photos, videos, and updates from those activities. 
 
Let’s continue to celebrate Michael’s music.
 
MJOnline The Official Online Team of The Michael Jackson Estate™

Statement From The Estate About Michael Jackson/Justin Bieber Collaboration

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Hello:

The Estate has become aware of chatter regarding a potential release of a Michael Jackson/Justin Bieber duet of “Slave To The Rhythm”. The MJ fan community should rest assured that while there have been lots of ideas thrown out, the Estate has confirmed that there are absolutely no plans to release any Jackson/Bieber duet.

Source: MJOnline The Official Online Team of The Michael Jackson Estate™