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  • #31
    New documentary on TV tomorrow night.
    101 Albums | 501 Songs

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    • #32
      Originally posted by NothingFails
      The album has grown on me, but the sad thing about it is that it was this album that officially really hit me that he's no longer with us. The last year and a half have been loaded with MJ in the media and everything, but it's the "new music" that really hit home that he's dead because we'll never get the chance to hear him perform these songs live or anything.


      I agree. I feel kind of sad when i listen to the new music because i remember he's not here with us.
      Do you care for me beyond idolization?

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      • #33
        Happy New years to my fellow Michael Jackson fans. Even though the King of Pop is gone his memory will always be with us. God bless you all
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        • #34
          listening to this is it right now (the song) and it is a fabulous song. i always get sad when i listen to it, it reminds me of his death and what a great man we lost with him.
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          • #35
            Two years ago...

            :(

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            • #36
              RIP to the King of...music?

              I don't think its far fetched to bestow such an honour such a massive figure in music. Music has always been saturated with hit makers - Michael's name always seems to be dropped though. So many are fleeting, Jackson will always be remembered Can't believe its been two years :( I don't think I've ever cried so much over a celebrity death, and I'm not even a mega fan [I do love his music though, and the man himself].

              As I watch this World Music Awards segment, one thing becomes apparent - he has no equals. No male or female artist could commend such a reaction! Just unreal.

              Wish he was still here.

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              • #37
                I think for those of us who weren't old enough to remember Elvis or Lennon's deaths, Michael's death is by far the biggest musical tragedy we've experienced. Even though he'd largely been in semi-retirement mode since the trial, he was still a revered musical icon and its still sad to realize he's gone, because he was undoubtedly the biggest star of his generation. That was a very sad day and one I'll likely never forget. I remember when the news broke that he'd had a heart attack, then suddenly it got grimmer and grimmer and then someone said "TMZ has reported that he's dead" and it was one of those OMG NOOOOOO! moments.

                Michael wasn't just some pop star or icon, he pretty much defined the era he peaked in.

                Oddly enough, Will You Be There was on my ipod right when I started typing.
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                • #38
                  ^ Yes, Man In The Mirror was for me too when I typed my bit above yours!

                  Two years. Gone soo fast!

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                  • #39
                    gone too soon.. it was midnight here when I heard the news that he had a cardiac arrest.. i immediately switched to CNN and prayed that he would survive.. but then it became apparent that he died. I will never forget that night and the following week.. the next day i bought his number ones album (although i had all albums and some other compis already).. but the run for his catalogue was crazy.. everywhere.

                    i will never forget the days and nights i spent listening to his music when i was a kid. I will never forget to read about him in all the magazines and how fascinating the stories were.

                    I will always be a fan. Forever, Michael!
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                    • #40
                      I remember going to a local record store about three days after he died, and seeing the sign in the J section saying "we are currently sold out of all Michael Jackson product, we will have more as soon as possible." I have never seen that happen for an artist before where their death caused such a massive rush that even titles that they couldn't give away on June 24th (like Blood On The Dance Floor or Invincible) were selling like crazy.
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                      • #41
                        Crazy that it's 2 years already, I remember that night so clearly! Definitely the biggest death I remember since Princess Diana.
                        THRILLER’S SOUNDS OF THE 90s

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                        • #42
                          His being at the 2006 World Music Awards made me cry then, and it still does now! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ldVefGCl3v4

                          AMAZING moment. I don't think it'll ever sink in that he's gone.

                          Originally posted by Forbes
                          Sammy Davis, Jr. once said that “everything Michael Jackson does on stage is exactly right.” The King of Pop indeed left some big leather loafers to fill, but judging by the crowd’s reaction at MGM’s Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas, Cirque du Soleil’s Michael Jackson: The Immortal World Tour is doing an admirable job.

                          Among those in attendance for Saturday night’s performance: Cee Lo Green, as well as Jay-Z and Beyonce Knowles. Seated within view of the reporters assembled to chronicle the show, the couple laughed and smiled as acrobats and dancers swirled across the stage–zombies popping out of coffins, contortionists emerging from giant books, even a performer dressed as a giant white glove–all while a live band blasted out the soundtrack beneath Jackson’s soaring vocals.

                          “We have all done our best to make this a celebration of his essence in his absence,” musical director Greg Phillinganes told me shortly after the show’s debut. “His passion for humanity … his commitment to excellence, his flair for the big show, we’ve tried to incorporate all those factors.”

                          Immortal is the highest-grossing live show in the country for the second week in a row, bringing in just shy of $2 million per night in Vegas. That’s over half a million dollars more than the next-highest earner, Taylor Swift, according to concert data provider Pollstar.

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                          • #43
                            Originally posted by 04wayne
                            His being at the 2006 World Music Awards made me cry then, and it still does now! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ldVefGCl3v4

                            AMAZING moment. I don't think it'll ever sink in that he's gone.
                            wow, that was truely an unforgettable night. He was truely the most known and most popular living human being at his prime.
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                            • #44
                              Originally posted by stevyy
                              Originally posted by 04wayne
                              His being at the 2006 World Music Awards made me cry then, and it still does now! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ldVefGCl3v4

                              AMAZING moment. I don't think it'll ever sink in that he's gone.
                              wow, that was truely an unforgettable night. He was truely the most known and most popular living human being at his prime.
                              +1

                              Originally posted by BushBoy
                              Originally posted by cornibert
                              I still can't believe they did not release, Butterflies and Whatever Happens, those songs were classics on Invincible.
                              Unbreakable, Speechless and 2000 Watts should have been singles also.

                              Shame on Sony.
                              That's because the person in charge of Sony at the time was a dog.
                              I can feel this light that's inside of me, growing fast into a bolt of lightning. I know one spark will shock the world...
                              --Katy Perry

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                              • #45
                                'Heartbreaker' >>>>>>>>
                                You ain't gotta break down,
                                YOU'RE TOO STRONG!"

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                                • #46
                                  SONY really messed up Invincible.. the album only had 1 really promoted single right? And that after a timespan of 6 years between History and Invincible. Butterflies did also great on airplay alone. They should have released a physical single and the song would have gone top 10 for sure.

                                  There was also so much hype about this album in Europe. But SONY did not use it at all. The production of the album cost the label $100 million allegedly.. so why didn't they care for it more. It should have been their most precious release of 2001.
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                                  • #47
                                    I am surprised that Paris is going on Ellen today. Don't get me wrong, Ellen comes off like a very nice lady and everything and she's very kid-friendly, but isn't the limelight what Michael was trying so hard to shield his children away from?
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                                    • #48
                                      After watching the Ellen interview, I think Paris is definitely going to become a star, she seems like she's born for the spotlight, as opposed to how Prince comes off very shy and private (they showed him in the audience with Blanket several times during the interview, and he gave off a vibe where he finds the spotlight uncomfortable). She's going to be making her acting debut soon. I just hope that coming from the family she's coming from, that she knows to be thick-skinned and not allow the media to chew her up and spit her out.
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                                      • #49
                                        Originally posted by NothingFails
                                        After watching the Ellen interview, I think Paris is definitely going to become a star, she seems like she's born for the spotlight, as opposed to how Prince comes off very shy and private (they showed him in the audience with Blanket several times during the interview, and he gave off a vibe where he finds the spotlight uncomfortable). She's going to be making her acting debut soon. I just hope that coming from the family she's coming from, that she knows to be thick-skinned and not allow the media to chew her up and spit her out.
                                        I hope so too.

                                        Michael wouldn't of wanted her or the boys to be famous. He would've done his best to dissuade them or something but he probably would've given in at some point.

                                        All I know is that sweet Michael would've become a guard-dog.
                                        I can feel this light that's inside of me, growing fast into a bolt of lightning. I know one spark will shock the world...
                                        --Katy Perry

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                                        • #50
                                          Originally posted by Titan3510
                                          Originally posted by NothingFails
                                          After watching the Ellen interview, I think Paris is definitely going to become a star, she seems like she's born for the spotlight, as opposed to how Prince comes off very shy and private (they showed him in the audience with Blanket several times during the interview, and he gave off a vibe where he finds the spotlight uncomfortable). She's going to be making her acting debut soon. I just hope that coming from the family she's coming from, that she knows to be thick-skinned and not allow the media to chew her up and spit her out.
                                          I hope so too.

                                          Michael wouldn't of wanted her or the boys to be famous. He would've done his best to dissuade them or something but he probably would've given in at some point.

                                          All I know is that sweet Michael would've become a guard-dog.
                                          Yea, that is why I'm a little surprised about them doing the media appearances since his death. I don't think Michael would be comfortable with this, at least until they are college age or something.
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                                          • #51
                                            Originally posted by NothingFails
                                            Originally posted by Titan3510
                                            Originally posted by NothingFails
                                            After watching the Ellen interview, I think Paris is definitely going to become a star, she seems like she's born for the spotlight, as opposed to how Prince comes off very shy and private (they showed him in the audience with Blanket several times during the interview, and he gave off a vibe where he finds the spotlight uncomfortable). She's going to be making her acting debut soon. I just hope that coming from the family she's coming from, that she knows to be thick-skinned and not allow the media to chew her up and spit her out.
                                            I hope so too.

                                            Michael wouldn't of wanted her or the boys to be famous. He would've done his best to dissuade them or something but he probably would've given in at some point.

                                            All I know is that sweet Michael would've become a guard-dog.
                                            Yea, that is why I'm a little surprised about them doing the media appearances since his death. I don't think Michael would be comfortable with this, at least until they are college age or something.
                                            Yeah...I'm sure Jermaine, LaToya, Janet, Randy and Marlon have had a couple arguments about it.

                                            All I can say is that the Jacksons need to tread very cautiously.

                                            Believe it or not, people are still very venomous about Michael and, given the chance, they'd quickly turn their attention to the three of them.
                                            I can feel this light that's inside of me, growing fast into a bolt of lightning. I know one spark will shock the world...
                                            --Katy Perry

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                                            • #52
                                              I think it's smart that Paris wants to concentrate on movies instead of music. We've seen from the likes of Julian Lennon, Lisa Marie Presley, Ziggy Marley, Jakob Dylan, etc... that a lot of times people are interested in hearing what the offshoot of a musical icon is like, but none of them saw particularly long-lasting careers after the whole novelty of them being ____'s kid wears thin because those artists will always be in the shadows of the legend of their parents, and even if Paris is an amazing artist, to most people she'll always be "Michael's daughter" and musically could never escape his shadow. Acting seems to fare better when it comes to offspring of legendary actors (Michael Douglas, Angelina Jolie, Kate Hudson, etc...) than music does.
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                                              • #53
                                                Originally posted by NothingFails
                                                I think it's smart that Paris wants to concentrate on movies instead of music. We've seen from the likes of Julian Lennon, Lisa Marie Presley, Ziggy Marley, Jakob Dylan, etc... that a lot of times people are interested in hearing what the offshoot of a musical icon is like, but none of them saw particularly long-lasting careers after the whole novelty of them being ____'s kid wears thin because those artists will always be in the shadows of the legend of their parents, and even if Paris is an amazing artist, to most people she'll always be "Michael's daughter" and musically could never escape his shadow. Acting seems to fare better when it comes to offspring of legendary actors (Michael Douglas, Angelina Jolie, Kate Hudson, etc...) than music does.
                                                She'll be able to escape his muscial shadow if she did something drastically different than what he was doing.

                                                Acting is better because it's blatantly obvious that Angelina and her father, John, are two different people and play completely different characters and be affiliated with different people.
                                                I can feel this light that's inside of me, growing fast into a bolt of lightning. I know one spark will shock the world...
                                                --Katy Perry

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                                                • #54
                                                  This was posted on Tosh's blog today.

                                                  Ebony magazine's prediction in 1985 what MJ would look like in 2000.... how right were they?

                                                  Looks like Little Richard LOL

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                                                  • #55
                                                    I'm not trying to be a Negative Nancy or anything but I don't think this is funny.

                                                    I think it's sad. Very sad.

                                                    Time was not a friend to Michael Jackson.
                                                    I can feel this light that's inside of me, growing fast into a bolt of lightning. I know one spark will shock the world...
                                                    --Katy Perry

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                                                    • #56
                                                      Originally posted by Titan3510
                                                      I'm not trying to be a Negative Nancy or anything but I don't think this is funny.

                                                      I think it's sad. Very sad.

                                                      Time was not a friend to Michael Jackson.
                                                      I think MJ still looked good until the early 90s, it was the plastic surgery that really did him in lookswise IMO. If he'd stayed how he looked circa Bad, or even really early on during Dangerous (like Black Or White video), he would've looked fine IMO.
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                                                      • #57
                                                        I agree. He was looking extremely handsome in the video for In The Closet.

                                                        All of the plastic surgery and all the child abuse accusations ruined him.
                                                        I can feel this light that's inside of me, growing fast into a bolt of lightning. I know one spark will shock the world...
                                                        --Katy Perry

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                                                        • #58
                                                          I always find it amazing that people discuss surgery. MJ's main problem wasn't surgery but Botox and fillers. Often when he looked really odd it was because his face was frozen or because of weight changes.

                                                          His nose had got narrower in the 90s but actually if anybody cared to notice it had become slightly wider again in the 00s - he realised it needed rectifying and was doing something about it. Surely that's a good thing.
                                                          Apart from his nose nothing else changed from the early 90s as far as I can tell.

                                                          His nasty scalp burns from the Pepsi commercial accident, meaning he had to wear wigs from the early 80s onward certainly didn't help matters when it came to appearance.

                                                          IMO The extent of his surgical procedures is grossly exagerated. It's unfortunate for him that he was given a reputation and the Vitiligo contributed to that too due to his skin colour changes.

                                                          I may be pre-empting something here but I'm also amazed that people (not in this thread yet....) still think he turned himself white. He said he suffered from Vitiligo and that was proven to be true when he died. 'Skin bleaching' creams are used as a legitimate treatment for Vitiligo to even up skin tone and are not used to turn somebody's whole body white. his makeup artist said that when the condition first developed he actually used brown skin creams to cover up white spots but when they got too extensive he ended up moving to white colours - it's easier to cover up the minority colour (which was brown from the early 90s onward).
                                                          For a proud black man to lose his skin pigmentation and then be riduled for it by the media and then the public must have been almost unbearable.

                                                          It was also confirmed in his autopsy that he suffered from Lupus.

                                                          From a health point of view he really was unlucky!

                                                          As for the child abuse alegations, that has nothing to do with looks. However, psychologically I agree with you. It did ruin him and the people who knew him have said the same.

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                                                          • #59
                                                            'They Don't Care About Us' is such a powerful song, so much anger and honesty, I simply love it!
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                                                            • #60
                                                              Originally posted by DaBoi
                                                              'They Don't Care About Us' is such a powerful song, so much anger and honesty, I simply love it!
                                                              One of the his finest song if not the best! I'm so glad you like it that much

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