Sony and the Estate announced the month-long online celebration honoring Dangerous. As part of the celebration, a new limited edition sweatshirt featuring the Dangerous25 logo on the front and the album artwork on the back as well a series of new limited edition t-shirts are available in the MichaelJackson.com store. Although there will be no anniversary release of Dangerous, the Estate and Sony recognize the album as one of Michael’s most-successful ever, and are excited for new fans to discover it.
Dangerous is Michael Jackson’s eighth studio album, released on November 26, 1991 as his fourth studio album released under Epic Records. Dangerous has sold over 30 million copies worldwide, 7 million albums were shipped in the United States alone, and has been cited as one of the best-selling albums of all time. The album produced four top ten singles on the Billboard Hot 100, including the number-one hit "Black or White".
Read the exclusive interview and article and amazing read on LA Times with Prince Jackson (and Taj Jackson) by Gerrick Kennedy.
Jermaine's oldest son Jermaine Jr and his girlfriend Shahs of Sunset‘s star Asa Soltan Rahmati announced on her Instagram that she was excited to finally share with the world that her Beloved soulmate Jermaine Jr and her are expecting their first baby, adding that it has been been the happiest news of their lives and that they are beyond excited and grateful. Iranian designer Asa has been open about her love for Jermaine, as well as her desires for a future with him. Asa admited in an interview with People that being Persian, there’s always pressure about stuff like marriage and career and that people are obsessed with the couple getting married and having kids. Shahs of Sunset has been renewed for a sixth season.
Jermaine Jackson Jr to People, 2016
Picture courtesy of Asa Soltan Rahmati
The Jacksons first ever official publication will be released by Thames & Hudson in 2017 to mark the 50th anniversary of the release of The Jackson Five’s début single “Big Boy”. The Jacksons: Legacy is a “comprehensive” and “definitive” book that tells the band’s story in their own words, alongside “outstanding” visuals. The publisher holds world rights in all languages. The title features never-before-seen pictures gained from “unparalleled access” to the family’s archives, and includes images of their mother, Katherine. T&H will support the book with a “multilayered” promotional programme with the four brothers’ Jackie, Tito, Jermaine and Marlon's involvement, including a proposed TV special and live events worldwide.
Janet Jackson is among 19 musicians nominated for induction in the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame 2017. She is the best-known female pop singer in the world but is still waiting to be inducted after first becoming eligible for the Hall of Fame in 2007. The inductees are chosen by fans and by an international body of some 800 artists, historians and members of the music industry who are asked to consider musical influence, innovation, and length and depth of career. The 2017 inductees wil be announced in December. GO VOTE FOR JANET JACKSON: https://www.rockhall.com/vote
Janet Jackson is nominated for this years American Music Awards in the category Female Artist-Soul/R&B. Make sure you vote for her every day at http://ama.votenow.tv/ or use Twitter and tweet tagging @JanetJackson, typing Favorite Female Artist Soul/R&BS and using the hashtag #AMAs. This year's AMA's are live in ABC on November 20th.
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Although it’s been seven years since his passing, the Michael Jackson earns another No. 1 spot, this time on Forbes' 2016 Top-Earning Dead Celebrities list. Sony paid The Estate of Michael Jackson $115 million for a 50/50 partnership for Sony/ATV Publishing after Michael Jackson initially bought the Sony/ATV publishing company for $47 million back in 1985 (the equivalent to $160 million today). Earlier this year, Sony bought Michael's half for $750 million. Music legends Elvis Presley and Prince close out the top 5, racking in $27 million and $25 million. Prince's Paisley Park recently opened it's doors to the public, and patrons paid anywhere from $38.50 to $100 to tour the recording studio, according to International Business Times. Check out the top ten of Forbes' highest-paid dead celebrities list here.
Janet Jackson confirms pregnancy and shows off her growing baby bump exclusively with PEOPLE: “We thank God for our blessing” Janet says.
The Sony Corp. has completed its acquisition of the Michael Jackson's estate share of Sony/ATV Music Publishing, giving it sole ownership of the music publishing powerhouse. The deal was first announced in March, but it took a while to close because the transaction had to be scrutinized by the EU Commission and because the Jackson estate needed to do some house cleaning in preparation for cashing out, sources say. While the press release announcing the closing said that Sony paid $750 million for the Jackson's estate 50% share in the company, Billboard estimates that the company's valuation was anywhere from $2.2 billion to $2.4 billion when debt and an earlier agreed upon discount-- for some other consideration previously given by Sony to the Jackson estate--are taken into account.
Both Sony and the Jackson estate still have a stake in EMI Music Publishing, which they acquired when a consortium, including other investors, put together by Sony, acquired that publishing entity now administered by EMI. And of course, Sony still issues Jackson's music. Sony said the purchase is not expected to have a material impact on its forecasted financial results for the year ending March 31, 2017.
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