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getTV Celebrates Michael Jackson’s Birthday with 4 Episodes of CHER’s Variety Show ft. The Jacksons

August 11, 2017 • By

getTV will “turn back time” to celebrate the 59th anniversary of the birth of the “King of Pop,” Michael Jackson, on August 28 with four one hour episodes of Cher’s 1970’s variety series–with and without Sonny–featuring guest appearances by Michael and his siblings. getTV will kick off its Michael Jackson birthday party at 9PM ET with a 1976 “THE SONNY AND CHER SHOW” episode with special guest stars The Jacksons-Michael and brothers Jackie, Tito, Marlon and Randy–and legendary comedian Bob Hope. The brothers appear in some comedy sketches and perform “Enjoy Yourself.” Originally known as The Jackson 5, they became The Jacksons when their Motown contract expired and they went to Columbia Records, minus Jermaine, who was married to the daughter of Motown founder Berry Gordy. read more

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Michael Jackson’s ‘Thriller’ hits 300th week on Billboard charts

August 11, 2017 • By

On the latest Billboard 200 albums chart (dated Aug. 19), Arcade Fire tops the list with its third straight No. 1, Everything Now. The set earned 100,000 equivalent album units in the week ending Aug. 3, according to Nielsen Music. Of that sum, 93,000 were in traditional album sales. Everything Now is the only album to debut in the top 10, as the next highest new entry is way down at No. 27: Vic Mensa’s The Autobiography.

The Billboard 200 chart ranks the week’s most popular albums based on their overall consumption. That overall unit figure combines pure album sales, track equivalent albums (TEA) and streaming equivalent albums (SEA). read more

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Michael Jackson superfan, 6, dresses like his hero EVERY day

August 10, 2017 • By

Michaela Gibbons said her son William’s obsession began with the Thriller music video which he often likes to mimic for family at home

A six-year-old Michael Jackson superfan has dressed like his hero every day for a year – but his mum still hasn’t managed to break the news he’s dead.

Michaela Gibbons said her son William’s obsession started when he watched the music video Thriller for the first time when he was just two years old.

But the 36-year-old mum admits she couldn’t bring herself to tell her son that his hero died way back in 2009. read more

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Michael Jackson Official Birthday Bash full details

August 10, 2017 • By

On Tuesday August 29th, The Estate of Michael Jackson and Cirque du Soleil are hosting the 5th Annual Michael Jackson ONE celebration for the King of Pop’s birthday. Gather together with all of the other Michael Jackson fans for a celebration in Las Vegas and plan to spend the afternoon at the Michael Jackson ONE Theater enjoying all of the festivities! More surprises for events at Mandalay Bay to celebrate Michael will be announced soon.

Come celebrate the King of Pop’s birthday!

UPDATE: Announcing the schedule of events for the Michael Jackson Birthday Celebration! read more

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Michael Jackson’s ‘Thriller’ turns 35, new MJ artifacts displayed at Grammy Museum

August 10, 2017 • By

Even the Grammy Museum is celebrating Thriller 35!

Yep, the number one, best-selling album of all-time has marked another milestone, and so to celebrate, The Grammy Museum in LA has rolled out some amazing artifacts from The King of Pop!

“It was really difficult to get them,” Grammy Museum curator Nwaka Onwusa shared. “We worked with some great collectors and obviously the Michael Jackson estate who provided artifacts to this exhibit.”

And that includes the “Gloved One’s” famed military style jackets from back in the day, including one which weighs as much as 15 to 20 pounds! read more