The dark side of the Netherlands book by Michael Jackson’s daughter on Barnes and Noble: Whilst he didn’t invent the dance move, Michael Jackson was best known for his moonwalk. As much as it looked like he could defy gravity in Smooth Criminal, this was actually created by a very special pair of shoes that involved hooking retractable pegs with a slot in the heels. It was so special, Michael had the design patented to dissuade impersonators from recreating the move. Michael Jackson was the first black artist to air on MTV with his music video for Billie Jean.
Album reviews : Michael Jackson and kids tribute: On the afternoon of June 25th, you couldn’t walk across the street without hearing “Billie Jean” or “Don’t Stop ’til You Get Enough”. Everyone heard the news and they turned to the guy’s discography. Since a great deal of the population didn’t own the records anymore – or, as many of you born in 1984 probably experienced, were forbidden to listen to ’em around the early ’90s – places like Best Buy and/or iTunes witnessed a spike in sales. Within a month, any financial troubles Jackson had left behind were a thing of the past. What’s more, much like the rest of the population, record companies re-discovered his talent again, too. Big whigs signed contracts, projects were penciled in, and products were shipped left and right. Admittedly, and looking back, it’s one of the most impressive comebacks a musician’s ever had – if only it weren’t laced in so much tragedy. Then again, death’s also tricky.
Bad (1987): And now, we get to the heavy hitters. Bad is one of the defining albums of my childhood – one of my earliest memories is “proving” to my parents that I knew every word of the title track by singing it at the dinner table. Equal parts rock, pop and soul, Bad may have suffered from the Thriller curse in the 80s – pundits recognized it was good, but not AS GOOD as one of the best albums ever made, always an unfair criticism – but the album’s cavalcade of hits, and its influence on pop and R&B at the time, cannot be denied. Bad may not have aged as well as some of MJ’s other top-shelf releases but that doesn’t make it any less groundbreaking. Forgotten Favorites: “Speed Demon,” “Just Good Friends,” “Another Part of Me”. See a few extra details at Michael Jackson daughter.
About Michael Jackson: During the summer of ’91, competition broke out within the two studios and three rooms dedicated to *Dangerous. At Record One, *Bill Bottrell and Bruce Swedien worked on the album’s softer more adult contemporary material (and “Black or White”). At Larrabee, Riley handled the New Jack Swing half. Even though engineers remember the sessions as “giggly, innocent, and so much fun,” Jackson did his part to foster a friendly rivalry—bouncing back and forth between studios and taunting his teams, “Oh boy, they got some smelly jelly going on in there.” As Sony’s deadlines kept getting blown, Riley’s beats began forming the spine of the record. After being initially awestruck, Riley asserted more and more control at Jackson’s behest. “It worked itself out when he shook me,” Riley told HipHopWired in 2009. “[He was like] listen, you’re going to have to really produce me like you’ve produced a new artist. I need you to talk to me, I need you to criticize me, I need you to comment, I need you to give me all of you. I want the Teddy Riley that got that record out of Guy and the records out of your previous artists.”
Neste livro, a primeira parte da autobiografia dividida em três de Mocienne Petit Jackson, nós conhecemos a personagem principal, Mocienne. Nós lemos sobre as suas maravilhosas aventuras desde os seis até aos seus nove anos de idade. Ela viveu com o seu pai – Michael Jackson! – na Califórnia. Como ele não passava muito tempo em casa, ela estava sempre na companhia de uma ama. Contudo, uma ama estava sempre a ser substituída por outra. A Mocienne também ficava doente com regularidade. E o seu pai tomou uma importante decisão, a de a levar para o Haiti, para ir viver com uma tia – ele queria que ela fosse parte de uma família. A seu tempo, ela acaba por perceber que o seu pai não era como os outros pais e que ele não era quem ele alegava que era: um polícia. Ele visitava-a com regularidade no Haiti quando não estava ocupado com os seus espetáculos. A sua vida no Haiti não foi o que ela esperava – uma vida familiar normal. Ela contactou com pessoas muito gentis, mas também com outras que não eram tão gentis. Ela experienciou muitas coisas que não eram suposto ser experienciadas por uma menina daquela idade. Nós revivemos tais experiências com ela, à maneira que ela as descreve através dos olhos de uma muito jovem e vulnerável rapariga. Após se mudar para Porto Príncipe, a sua vida muda dramaticamente. E pouco depois, torna-se num verdadeiro pesadelo : THRILLER TRAIÇÃO (Portuguese Edition).