Posts tagged "Michael Jackson"

VH1’s 40 Greatest Michael Jackson Songs List Isn’t Bad

Michael Jackson was not immortal, no matter what Cirque Du Soleil might have you believe. His music, on the other hand, will last forever, and the art of pop is already far better for the influence that Jackson wielded during an historic 40-year career. With an airing of This Is It this week, VH1 decided…

Idolator Staff / November 6, 2011

Listen To The Michael Jackson “Immortal Megamix”

Michael Jackson is already Forbes’ top-ranking highest-earning dead celebrity, but expect his estate’s fortune to grow even more with the impending release of Michael Jackson Immortal soundtrack, which accompanies the King Of Pop’s Cirque Du Soleil spectacular. Today we get to hear “The Immortal Megamix”, which mashes up the pop singer’s hit singles “Can You…

Becky Bain / October 31, 2011

Michael Jackson Is Top-Earning Dead Celebrity, Says ‘Forbes’

As the trial of Michael Jackson’s former doctor Conrad Murray wears on, Forbes reports that the onetime King Of Pop is #1 on the publication’s annual list of Top-Earning Dead Celebrities. It’s the second year in a row the music legend has topped the list, though Forbes points out that the $170 million his estate…

Robbie Daw / October 26, 2011

Janet Jackson Cancels Australian Tour Dates To Attend Conrad Murray Trial

As Conrad Murray’s defense team makes its case today, Janet Jackson is making sure she’s there in the courthouse to support her family. Jackson has canceled three of her Number Ones tour dates in Melbourne, Australia in order for her to be present at the trial. “When I planned these shows, the schedule in California…

Becky Bain / October 24, 2011

Paris Jackson Meets Chris Brown (PHOTOS)

No one was more excited for Chris Brown’s sold-out Staples Center gig than Paris Jackson. Reportedly, when the Soul Train Awards nominee heard the late King Of Pop’s daughter was coming, he generously invited her to attend his sound check. If you couldn’t tell by the 13-year-old’s Twitter profile pic, she got a photo with…

Erika Brooks Adickman / October 21, 2011

Patrick Stump And 10 Other Artists Who Went Solo

Patrick Stump’s debut solo album Soul Punk drops today, and its fusion of pop, R&B, soul, and dance is a far cry from anything he released during his ten years in Fall Out Boy. It will be interesting to see how FOB followers react to the singer’s new experimental sound, but going solo is never…

Becky Bain / October 18, 2011

Katy Perry Covers Adele’s “Someone Like You” — Morning Mix

Did You Hear?

:: Katy Perry pays respect to her fellow American Music Award nominee Adele by covering her #1 single “Someone Like You” while in concert, sandwiched right in the middle of an acoustic performance of her sixth Teenage Dream single “The One Who Got Away”. [ONTD]

:: Coldplay’…

Becky Bain / October 14, 2011

Christina Aguilera Gets “Dirty” For Michael Forever Tribute (PHOTOS)

Christina Aguilera (along with Jamie Foxx, fellow Voice judge Cee Lo Green, Leona Lewis, and Ne-Yo) paid tribute to late music legend Michael Jackson at the Michael Forever concert on Saturday. And what better person to perform MJ’s 1988 hit “Dirty Diana”, than the dirrrty diva? Check out the fragrant pop star a…

Erika Brooks Adickman / October 10, 2011

Christina Aguilera, Ne-Yo & Beyonce Thrill At Michael Jackson Forever

Over two years after the King Of Pop’s passing, MJ fandom is as strong as ever, with major stars still turning out to honor the fallen legend. At this weekend’s Michael Jackson Forever tribute concert in Wales, performers such as Christina Aguilera, Jamie Foxx, Cee Lo Green, Leona Lewis, and Ne-Yo paid homage by singing…

Idolator Staff / October 9, 2011

Michael Jackson Trial: More Disturbing Audio Released

As much as we try to focus on any uplifting Michael Jackson news – his pretty awesome-looking Cirque Du Soleil tribute show finally premiered, yay! – the Conrad Murray manslaughter trial goes on, continuing to bring more disheartening details about the King Of Pop’s life and death. Besides a never-ending assortment of pill bottles found…

Becky Bain / October 5, 2011

Michael Jackson’s ‘IMMORTAL’ Cirque Du Soleil Show Opens (PHOTOS)

The Michael Jackson Cirque Du Soleil spectacular, The IMMORTAL World Tour, officially opened yesterday in Montreal. Over 13,000 fans joined the Jackson family for the premiere tribute to the King Of Pop. While these recently released show pics reveal a dancing Bubbles, he sadly was not portrayed by a real chimp as we had originally

Erika Brooks Adickman / October 3, 2011

Preview The Michael Jackson Cirque Du Soleil Show (PHOTOS)

The Michael Jackson Cirque Du Soleil spectacular — aka The Immortal World Tour — premieres this Monday October 2 in Montreal, and it will undoubtedly be one hot ticket for fans of the late singer’s music. (Which, last we checked, is just about everyone.) The show features over 60 of the King Of Pop’s songs,…

Becky Bain / September 29, 2011

Michael Jackson Trial: Opening Statements Read, Shocking Photos And Video Revealed

The trial against Dr. Conrad Murray for the death of Michael Jackson has begun, and it even has its own Ustream so you can catch all the morbid details in real time. And if the results of Day One are any indication, there’s bound to be a lot of uncomfortable, depressing and all-around alarming revelatio…

Becky Bain / September 27, 2011

Prince Jackson Carries On Michael Jackson’s Charitable Legacy (PHOTOS)

At one point, Michael Jackson’s children were kept as out of the spotlight as possible after the tragic passing of the King of Pop a little over two years ago. Now that is changing, as Prince Jackson is following in his dad’s moonwalking footsteps to champion a cause MJ cared deeply about: aiding disadvantaged children.

Idolator Staff / September 23, 2011

Pepsi Celebrates ‘The X Factor’ With Pop Star Medley Commercial

Pepsi is the drink-of-choice of The X Factor (yet another example of how Simon Cowell’s new show is completely different from Coca-Cola-sponsored American Idol)  and the company tributes the music icons who have appeared in previous Pepsi spots over the last few decades by airing a new commercial tonight on the series premiere. Watch a…

Becky Bain / September 21, 2011

Das Racist, Uh, “Tribute” Michael Jackson In Their New Video

Hear that sound? It’s the King Of Pop letting out an “Eeeee-Heeeeeee” shriek from the great beyond following the release of rap trio Das Racist’s “Michael Jackson” video. In the completely off the wall (ahem) clip, a Jackson impersonator twirls around as the members of Das Racist sneer while delivering the chorus “Michael Jackson, a…

Robbie Daw / September 9, 2011

10 Albums That Turn(ed) 20 In 2011: Remember The Time (PHOTOS)

The year 1991 marked a significant change in the sound of pop music. The days of bubblegum (Debbie Gibson, Rick Astley, New Kids On The Block) and hair metal (Poison, Warrant, Motley Crue) were suddenly numbered as alternative rock and grunge culture bubbled up to the surface and heavily infiltrated the mainstream. Perhaps sensing the…

Robbie Daw / September 5, 2011

Patrick Stump Covers Michael Jackson’s “Billie Jean”

Earlier this week, soul punker Patrick Stump performed in Austin, Texas at Mix 94.7 for an acoustic show, and busted out a cover of Michael Jackson’s “Billie Jean”. We’ve heard him briefly tackle the MJ song before as part of his viral Michael Jackson medley, and now there’s even more of a good thing. Stum…

Becky Bain / September 2, 2011

The Morning Mix: Britney Spears’ Dancers Stage Their Own Tribute To Her

Did You Hear?

:: If you thought the MTV Music Video Awards tribute to Britney Spears was a bit lackluster, perhaps you might approve of the one staged by her own Femme Fatale Tour dancers? [Pink Is The New Blog]

:: First week sales Of Lil Wayne’s Tha Carter

Robbie Daw / August 30, 2011

Whatcha Say: The Good, The Bad & The K-Pop In This Week’s Reader Comments

This week we made some predictions on who will win at Sunday’s MTV Video Music Awards, while new videos from Beyonce, Lil Wayne and Florence + The Machine premiered. Meanwhile, Billboard launched it’s new K-Pop Hot 100 chart and Chris Brown did his best impression of Michael Jackson…again. Head below to see how our reader…

Robbie Daw / August 26, 2011
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