Posts tagged "Michael Jackson"

Readers’ Poll Results: The 10 Best Albums Released In 2014, As Chosen By Your Votes

In early November, we asked Idolator readers to vote for their favorite albums from the first half of 2014, and followed that up two weeks ago with a poll featuring LPs released between July and December. And now the results are in, the numbers have been tallied and we're presenting you with the …
By: Robbie Daw / December 17, 2014

Best Music 2014 Readers’ Poll: Vote For The Year’s Top Albums (Part 1) — January Through June Releases

Here we go again: It's now a week after the election and one day before Veterans Day, so it's time for pop-loving readers to take advantage of their democratic privileges and vote! November is nearly halfway over — trust, we're as shocked as you are — and we're calling on Idolator readers to take a …
By: Robbie Daw / November 10, 2014

Michael Jackson’s “Thriller” To Get 3D Treatment

When Michael Jackson released “Thriller,” he was the first to treat the music video as an event in and of itself. Without the 14-minute mini-film (and its then-massive budget of $500,000), today's popular artists might not have tried to recreate that same magic. There have been some valiant efforts – Lady Gaga …
By: Christina Lee / October 3, 2014

“Runaway” Was Offered To Janet & Michael Jackson As A Duet But They Choose “Scream” Instead

It's difficult to imagine Janet Jackson's breezy 1995 hit "Runaway" as a duet with brother Michael Jackson but it almost happened according to legendary producer Jimmy Jam. The evergreen hitmaker was questioned about his use of samples in the song last night (September 23) on Twitter, which prompted him to reveal that the …
By: Mike Wass / September 24, 2014

‘Queen Forever’ Compilation Tracklist Revealed, As Are William Orbit’s Thoughts On The Michael Jackson/Freddie Mercury Duet

With the Freddie Mercury and Michael Jackson duet "There Must Be More To Life Than This" now out there, the full details of the upcoming compilation Queen Forever (out November 10) have also now been revealed. The release will include a 20-track single album version, as well as a 36-track two-disc version. In addition …
By: Robbie Daw / September 19, 2014

Michael Jackson & Queen’s “There Must Be More To Life Than This,” Mixed By William Orbit: Listen To The Previously-Unreleased Duet

Turns out "Love Never Felt So Good" might not be the only Michael Jackson song that could have an impact on the charts this year. Three years ago, the King Of Pop's estate gave permission to the surviving members of legendary rock band Queen to finish production on tracks Jackson recorded in the …
By: Robbie Daw / September 19, 2014

Nicki Minaj’s Butt Might Be Padded: Morning Mix

Did You Hear? :: Breaking news. Nicki Minaj's iconic butt might not be 100 percent authentic! Do photographs taken during her Fashion Rocks performance (above) reveal that she's possibly using some kind of padding? My anaconda don't want none. [TMZ] :: Rihanna and Jay Z's "Run This Town" has been bumped as the …
By: Mike Wass / September 12, 2014

5 Michael Jackson Songs That Charted Higher Internationally Than In The US

Today (August 29) would have been Michael Jackson's 56th birthday. It boggles the mind to think what treasures the King of Pop could have created if he were still alive but his legacy is so incredibly vast that there's always something new to discover. To celebrate the life of the gloved genius, I've put together …
By: Mike Wass / August 29, 2014

Michael Jackson’s “A Place With No Name” Video Makes Its History-Making Debut On Twitter

Michael Jackson made history again last night (August 13) when his "A Place With No Name" video became the first to premiere on Twitter. Directed by Samuel Bayer, the choreography-heavy visual for Xscape's official second single is comprised of behind-the-scenes/unused footage from 1992's "In The Closet", archival clips of MJ and …
By: Mike Wass / August 14, 2014

“A Place With No Name” Is The Next Single From Michael Jackson’s ‘Xscape’, Video Release Date Set

Sony has chosen "A Place With No Name" as the second single from Michael Jackson's well-received posthumous LP Xscape. The pop icon "continues to push the boundaries forward and once again makes HISTORY!" according to his Facebook page. How, you might be wondering? Well, it turns out the song's video will be …
By: Mike Wass / August 11, 2014

Michael Jackson’s Neverland Ranch To Be Sold: Morning Mix

:: Michael Jackson's 2,700-acre Neverland Ranch is about to be sold. The estate – 22 buildings, including a movie theater and theme park – cost tens of millions of dollars to maintain, while experts say it could be worth up to $100 million. [Forbes] :: Nile Rodgers revealed that Daft Punk is working …
By: Christina Lee / August 4, 2014

4th Of July: 10 Artists You Forgot Sang The National Anthem, From The Jackson 5 To Mandy Moore

Ain’t nobody gonna claim “The Star-Spangled Banner” is easy to sing. (Well, maybe one, but she's dead.) Although we all know the lyrics (well, kind of) and we all know the melody (umm, mostly), public performances of the national anthem are always tricky and tend to live on...much to Michael …
By: Jonathan Riggs / July 3, 2014

Lily Allen Dedicates “F*ck You” To FIFA President: Morning Mix

Did You Hear? :: Lily Allen dedicated George W. Bush burn song “F*ck You” at Glastonbury to FIFA president Sepp Blatter: “...one of the most — well, actually not the most corrupt person — but annoyingly corrupt person there is in the world.” (Skip to 22:40 above.) [Vulture] :: Speaking of the World …
By: Christina Lee / June 30, 2014

Frank Ocean Has Reportedly Fired His Publicity Team And Manager: Morning Mix

:: Frank Ocean has fired his publicity firm, Life Or Death PR, and his manager. In an unrelated move, Mac Miller has signed up with Life Or Death. Even swap, right? [Buzzfeed] :: Thirty-eight people were hospitalized for dehydration after taking drugs at an Avicii concert in Boston. [The Hollywood Reporter] …
By: Robbie Daw / June 26, 2014

Michael Jackson’s Father Says The King Of Pop Visits His Dreams On The 5th Anniversary Of Son’s Death

It's hard to believe five years have passed since Michael Jackson's shocking death from cardiac arrest at age 50. The King of Pop's father Joseph Jackson marked the sad anniversary today (June 25) by posting a touching tribute on his website. "Not a day goes by when I don't think of you," he wrote. "I …
By: Mike Wass / June 25, 2014

Michael Jackson Unveils A Solo Version Of His “Love Never Felt So Good” Video: Watch

Secretly prefer the solo version of Michael Jackson's "Love Never Felt So Good"? (I know, I do!) Well, here's a treat for your weekend. The King of Pop (or more accurately, his record label) has unveiled a new edit of the nostalgic visual, which simply deletes duet partner Justin Timberlake from the action. You're left …
By: Mike Wass / June 20, 2014

Watch Michael Jackson’s Amazing Spins Through The Years: Idolator Instant

From the Jackson 5's "I Want You Back" in 1970 to Michael Jackson's "Love Never Felt So Good" this spring, the King Of Pop has been entertaining us with a dazzling flurry of hit singles, record-breaking albums, stunning live performances and, particularly, jaw-dropping dance moves over the past five decades. Granted, we now have …
By: Robbie Daw / June 12, 2014

Michael Jackson’s “Love Never Felt So Good” Gets A Frankie Knuckles Remix: Listen

I know you're probably wondering how the recently-deceased Frankie Knuckles remixed a song by the not-so-recently deceased Michael Jackson. Well, I have an explanation that doesn't involve the use of an Ouija board! The glittering overhaul is actually a tribute to the late house legend by fellow DJs David Morales and Eric Kupper. "Love …
By: Mike Wass / June 9, 2014

Ibrawlator: What Was The Best Album Of May?

Each month, we're taking a look back at the albums that piqued our pop interest, pitting them against each other and then asking you to decide which album ultimately ruled. It's that oh-so-special time once again: The "Best Of" Ibrawlator for May! Last month, the ever-fancy I-G-G-Y Iggy Azalea took home the gold with …
By: Bradley Stern / May 29, 2014

Whatcha Say: Nicki Minaj, Michael Jackson And Richard Marx Got Our Readers Talking

Happy Friday, Idolator readers! We hope you're all about to enjoy a nice long weekend away. As always, there was much to talk about in this week of pop. We kicked off with a bang on Sunday with the Billboard Music Awards, featuring performances from the likes of everyone from Pitbull and Jennifer Lopez …
By: Bradley Stern / May 23, 2014
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