“MJ treated everyone kind, and just loved people. He would hug and kiss the babies, sign autographs, or just stood there and waved just so you could take a picture. That is what made his celebrity fresh.”—Michelle Williams of Destiny’s Child
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“This is wonderful. I’m really happy. Three makes me really happy.” - Michael Jackson after winning his third award of the night at the American Music Awards in January 1980. MJ was awarded Best Soul/R&B Album for OFF THE WALL, Best Soul/R&B Single for “Don’t Stop Til You Get Enough,” and Favorite Male Soul/R&B Artist.
“‘Bad’ illustrates Jackson’s changing identity, his transformation into a pop-cultural symbol.” - Pitchfork
Michael Jackson’s image has evolved through the decades. On “Bad” he showed a side of him the world had never seen before. Get “Bad” with Michael: https://MichaelJackson.lnk.to/badalbum
In describing working with Michael, John Singleton who directed the short film for “Remember The Time”, stated “[Michael] was a very visual guy. They weren't videos to him. They were short films – visualizing the funkiness of what he was trying to accomplish in the music. He was always trying to set the bar higher.”
Michael changed the game of music videos - what is your favorite short film he’s done? Can’t decide, start with “Remember The Time”:
In January 1997, Michael Jackson performed back to back sold-out concerts at Aloha Stadium. It was Jackson’s only U.S. stop on his HIStory Tour. A fan stated “To me, I feel like Michael Jackson’s show is the greatest show on Earth.” Watch this local Hawaii news clip about the sold-out shows:
During this month in 1983, “Billie Jean” was released as a single and got everybody hooked. This iconic song went on to win two GRAMMYS, a Juno, and an American Music Award. Watch the short film + dance and sing along with Michael:
Adolfo “Shabba-Doo” Quiñones was a genius and innovator who put his body and soul into his dance and choreography. Michael worked with him over the course of many years including on the BAD short film and loved and admired him greatly. Although he had recently been ill, it appeared he was recovering when one of the famed Lockers crew shared the sad news of Adolfo’s passing. Condolences go out to his family and friends.
On this day in 2009, the Library of Congress inducted “Thriller” into the US National Film Registry. This short film is the only music video to receive this prestigious recognition.
“[Interacting with fans is] a wonderful feeling, especially when you see them smiling and I love the fans. I think it’s very sweet. I felt thankful is how I feel. I really do, I don’t take any of it for granted.” - Michael Jackson
This week in 1981, Michael Jackson called Paul McCartney and suggested they write and record together. That session brought us a song called “The Girl Is Mine.” What is your favorite lyric from this classic tune?