In keeping with its ongoing dedication to preserving and celebrating timeless recordings, The Recording Academy has announced the 25 newest additions to its GRAMMY Hall Of Fame and among the songs is The Jackson 5's song "ABC".
Yashi Brown is leading an awesome writing campaign benefiting emotional well-being and mental health. They're writing a group, crowd-sourced poem on Hookist.com! Hookist.com It’s a creative community of music/lyric fans who collaborate to create a crowd-sourced song with different songwriters. Line by line and week by week the team is doing going to create a masterpiece and then Austin Brown and his writing partner, Brian London, are going to add the final touch to music! Yashi put a twist on it so it's going to be a poem with music! Visit Hookist.com. The final proceeds will help benefit The Campaign to Change Direction and Get Lit - Words Ignite New participants receive 5 free credits (1 credit is 1 submission).
Tito Jackson signed with Sony Music Japan International to release his solo debut album TITO TIME. TITO TIME will be available on December 21st, 2016 on Amazon and other online music stores. Sony Music Japan International has released the single "Get It Baby" ahead of the release of the album TITO TIME. For over 50 years, the Jacksons have been charting hits and in 2016 Tito joined his brothers and sisters and scored his first solo hit on the USA Billboard charts with the single “Get It Baby”, becoming the ninth and final Jackson family sibling to place a solo single on the charts! Tito’s debut solo single “Get It Baby” featuring iconic rapper Big Daddy Kane was a smash hit single in the United States with a #21 position on the Billboard charts. The catchy song song blows up on dance floors everywhere and became the Summer craze that took over the United States as the official “Line Dance of the Summer”, a dance created by Kenny Gibson. Audiences from coast to coast created and share their own rendition of the “Tito Dance” aka The Get It Baby Line Dance online.
The album TITO TIME features iconic rapper Big Daddy Kane, diva Betty Wright, Queen of Soul Jocelyn Brown and music group 3T (Tito's sons Taj, Taryll and TJ). Tito Jackson's eclectic musical arrow is aimed in the direction of diverse genres, R&B, blues as TITO TIME features a caravan of styles.
In celebration of the 21st anniversary of 3T's debut album Brotherhood and after 3T released their album Chapter III and made it available globally, it is the perfect time for a complete revised retrospective look at the 3T music that came before and helped shaped the sound of what 3T is today. This magazine covers all the music 3T shared and released in over 25 years, from their backing vocals for a track of their uncles in 1989 to their debut single and album releases on CDs, vinyls and cassettes to EPs and digital files and a sneak peak of what's to come from EDM artist and DJ Taryll. Celebrate the music of 3T and order your copy for € 10,00 (including VAT, excluding shipping) in the Blurb bookstore.
The Music of 3T was originally made in book format and sent to Taj as a wedding gift when he married Thayana S.C.O. on June 16th 2013 (exactly 41 years after Tito and Dee got married). I was fortunate to personally present copies of the book to Taj, Taryll and TJ during a meeting in London, UK on November 29th, 2013. On April 1st, Jackson Source published the first edition of The Music of 3T in magazine format. On June 27th, 2015, I proudly presented that first edition of the The Music of 3T magazine to the T’s in Den Bosch, The Netherlands.
The new second edition of the magazine is revised and updated late 2016. Additions in the updated and revised version are the Chapter III album, the EP's, The Jacksons Next Generation series, Live in The Netherlands, TARYLL and more!
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