Special screening of ' Moonwalker' and afterparty on August 29th in London

London's prestigious British Film Institute has announced a screening of Moonwalker plus afterparty on August 29th for what would have been Michael Jackson's 60th birthday presented by music collective Amplified presents this special screening plus afterparty. Info and tickets here.

The Jacksons paying tribute to their father Joe Jackson

During the first concert after the passing of their father, papa Joe's boys Jackie, Tito, Jermaine and Marlon pay tribute to their father live on stage at ScotFest 2018 in Edinburgh, Scotland on 6 July 2018. The brothers also wanted to say thanks for all the love and prayers the Jackson Family has received from al over the world. Joe Jackson passed away on 27 June 2018 at age 89. Video recorded by Jackson Source.

On July 8th, Janet Jackson started her Summer Tour at Essence Fest and she also paid tribute to Joe in a very emotional and beautoful speech. 

Joe Jackson Laid to Rest in the Same Cemetery as Son Michael

Joe Jackson, the patriarch of the legendary The World's Most Popular Music Family The Jacksons, was laid to rest at Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Glendale near his son, Michael, on Monday 2 July 2018.  Joe, who died at the age of 89 from pancreatic cancer, was farewelled in a private ceremony at Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Glendale, California, the same cemetery where Michael was buried in. The Jackson family patriarch died on Wednesday and is survived by eight of his children (with Katherine) and multiple grandchildren.

“We want to thank you all for the support you have shown us as we grieve for the patriarch of our family. We mourn the loss of our father and celebrate the life of a man who sacrificed so much to give us the life and success we have today. Thank you for respecting our privacy during this time,” the family said in a statement. 

Patriarch of World's Most Popular Music Family, Joseph Jackson, dies at age 89

Joseph Walter Jackson, born on 26 July 1928, has passed away on 27 June 2018 at age 89. We owe this man a lot of thanks and gratitude for creating the World's Most Popular Music Family and Pop Royalty. Jackson Source sends love, light and condoleances to the entire Jackson Family and all Jacksons fans worldwide. 

Precious Moments with Joseph Jackson in Las Vegas in 2014

Janet Jackson to be named BMI Icon at BMI R&B/Hip-Hop Awards

BMI (Broadcast Music, Inc.), the global leader in rights management, announced that Janet Jackson will be named a BMI Icon at the 2018 BMI R&B/Hip-Hop Awards.  The event will be held Thursday, August 30th at The Woodruff Arts Center's Symphony Hall in Atlanta and will be hosted by BMI President & CEO Mike O'Neill and BMI Vice President Creative (Atlanta), Catherine Brewton. "As one of the most influential entertainers of all time, Janet Jackson's artistry and music transcends generations and has inspired many with messages of empowerment that can be heard throughout her rich catalog of music," said Brewton. "She is the definition of an icon, and I can't think of anyone more deserving of this honor." Throughout the evening, BMI will also salute the songwriters, producers, publishers and administrators of the past year's 35 most-performed R&B/Hip-Hop songs in the United States from BMI's repertoire of more than 13 million musical works. The BMI R&B/Hip-Hop Songwriter, Producer and Publisher of the Year will be named during the ceremony. For more information on the BMI R&B/Hip-Hop Awards, visit https://www.bmi.com/genres/rb_hiphop and to join the conversation, use hashtag #BMIRnBHipHopAwards.

ESSENCE Exclusive: Janet Jackson Pens "Letter From My Heart"

In an ESSENCE cover story exclusive, music icon Janet Jackson pens a deeply intimate message to Black women for the magazine's first-ever "Happiness" issue. In Letter From My Heart, the artist reveals herself like never before—connecting with the audience as she shares her personal journey to finding joy and happiness in her life. In the essay, Janet shares with her "ESSENCE Sistas" some of the lessons she learned from her childhood to adulthood—including her early struggles with depression, low self-esteem and failed relationships to her eventual growth as an artist, discovery of peace and learning to "fully embrace God's love." She shares:

  • In Her Childhood: "I was happy when my brothers came home from performing on the road. I was happy when my mother lavished me with love. But I wasn't happy with the way I looked…"
  • In Her Teens: "Happiness came when people asked me to perform…but I was happiest when I was pleasing others and not myself. An older and wiser Janet might have said, 'True happiness is knowing you're doing the best you can…'"
  • In Her Thirties: "These were difficult years, when I struggled with depression. The struggle was intense. I could analyze the source of my depression forever. Low self-esteem might be rooted in childhood feelings of inferiority. It could relate to failing to meet impossibly high standards. And of course there are always the societal issues of racism and sexism. Put it all together and depression is a tenacious and scary condition. Thankfully, I found my way way through it…"
  • Today, at 52: "Now the height of happiness is holding my baby son in my arms and hearing him coo, or when I look into his smiling eyes and watch him respond to my tenderness. When I kiss him. When I sing him softly to sleep. During those sacred times, happiness is everywhere. Happiness is in gratitude to God…"

The gorgeous GRAMMY award-winning singer and actress, who was photographed with members of her J Tribe dancers in the background, stuns as she donned clothing and accessories from designers such as Zac Posen, Givenchy, Haider Ackermann, Azzi & Osta and more. 

Jermaine Jackson responds to media headlines about his father Joseph's welfare

Following the story of The Daily Mail (20 June 2018) and media headlines that Jermaine Jackson said that Jackson family patriarch Joseph is "dying", Jermaine released the following statement on Twitter:

On the new story re Joseph. I'd like to be clear: I've no problem speaking up when it comes to the welfare of this family, but a journalist called me with information he clearly already had about my father. I confirmed certain details but "revealed" nothing. (1/2)
2: My father's health is not good, but "dying" is a harsh word chosen by headline writers, not me. For however long he has left, my mother, siblings, and relatives want to be with him, without hindrance. (2/2)

- Jermaine Jackson on Twitter, 21 June 2018

Michael Jackson Musical Coming to Broadway

The Michael Jackson Estate and Columbia Live Stage are developing a new stage musical inspired by the life of the beloved pop star. The as-yet untitled show is expected to arrive on Broadway in 2020. Playwright Lynn Nottage will pen the book, while Christopher Wheeldon will direct and choreograph the show. The score will comprise hits from across Michael Jackson's massive catalogue. Nottage has won the Pulitzer Prize for Drama twice, first in 2009 for Ruined – a play about women in war-torn Congo – and more recently in 2017 for Sweat, which is about residents in Reading, Pennsylvania, one of the poorest cities in America. Wheeldon is an acclaimed choreographer and director best known for adapting the 1951 film An American in Paris into a Broadway musical. The show won several Tony Awards, with Wheeldon picking up the trophy for Best Choreography. The Broadway musical marks a new type of stage venture for the Michael Jackson Estate, which previously sanctioned two Cirque du Soleil shows, Michael Jackson: The Immortal World Tour and Michael Jackson: One. Other projects the estate has produced in recent years include the 2017 compilation Scream, a 3-D rendering of the famed "Thriller" video and two posthumous albums, Michael and Xscape.

Janet Jackson receive first-ever Impact Award at 2018 Radio Disney Music Awards

2018 is proving to be a major year for pop icon Janet Jackson. Fresh off receiving the Icon Award at the 2018 Billboard Music Awards, Janet continues to add to her awards cabinet: Radio Disney has announced that Janet will receive the first-ever Impact Award at the 2018 Radio Disney Awards, airing this Saturday (June 23). The award is in recognition of Janet's influence on the world of entertainment and society, across generations of music enthusiasts. Also being honored at the show include Carrie Underwood receiving the Hero Award and Kelly Clarkson receiving the Icon Award. Janet is currently preparing for her State of the World Tour, beginning July 11 in Austin, Texas, and traveling through the States over the summer. 

Detroit honors The Jackson with ceremonial keys to city

Jackie, Tito, Jermaine and Marlon Jackson got a warm reception Friday June 15th in the hometown of Motown Records and were given the ceremonial keys to the city by Detroit police Chief James Craig. The celebration was initially supposed to have included the renaming of a street after their more famous brother, Michael, but the plan was abandoned after it emerged that the brothers had thought the street would be named after The Jackson 5. A Detroit ordinance prohibits streets from being ceremonially renamed after groups or organizations. The remaining members of The Jackson 5 performed Saturday at a free concert in the city.