by Hilton Hater at . Comments

Don't worry, Michael Jackson.

Annie will be more than okay after she watches the following video.

Brett Nichols, the impersonator who shot to viral fame after dancing to Billie Jean at a high school talent contest, is back with his take on another MJ classic.

This time, Nichols is moving, shaking and moonwalking to "Smooth Criminal." It's amazing. You must watch now:

Brett's initial impersonation was so impressive that he was actually invited to Vegas by Jackson's estate.

Continue Reading...

by Free Britney at . Comments

Justin Timberlake, the driving force behind "Love Never Felt So Good," said it was always a dream to make a song with his musical idol Michael Jackson.

Now, albeit posthumously for Michael, Justin has realized the dream and produced a video with the late, great King of Pop as well. And it's a good one:

Four minutes long, the video is an obvious homage to Jackson, featuring clips from his past music videos and dancers’ imitating his dance moves.

"Love Never Felt So Good" is part of the album Xscape, featuring MJ’s singing alongside some of the biggest stars today, such as Timberlake and Mary J. Blige.

"Even when Michael was alive, we never stopped working on the song 'Xscape,'" said producer Rodney "Darkchild" Jerkins of the new slate of recordings.

"It was one of the songs where he specifically said to me, 'It has to see the light of day one day.' Everyone did a really great job on this project," he said.

What do you think of Jackson and Justin's new song, and video?

Continue Reading...

by Free Britney at . Comments

Michael Jackson's posthumous single "Love Never Felt So Good" dropped last night at the iHeartRadio Music Awards, whose inaugural telecast aired on NBC.

Some Michael Jackson fans were understandably skeptical, even angry about a new "contemporized" posthumous album that might sully the artist’s legacy.

They might be pleasantly surprised after hearing "Love Never Felt So Good," Epic Records' lead single from Xscape. Take a listen and decide for yourself:

With producers Timbaland, Justin Timberlake, and Jerome “J-Roc” Harmon manning the control board, the orchestration overpowers Jackson a bit at times.

On the flip side, the trio did an superb job of mixing Timberlake’s voice - did you catch it on the background vocals? - in harmony with the King of Pop's.

The disco-heavy sound reminiscent of his breakthrough album Off the Wall is no shock, as Jackson initially wrote the song in with Paul Anka in 1983.

It's not his best, but if this is indicative of what Michael Jackson left on the cutting room floor, it makes his untimely death in 2009 that much more tragic.

He clearly had a lot of memorable work ahead of him. Usher helped debut the song, dancing to it at the inaugural iHeartRadio Music Awards. Watch:

Continue Reading...

by Free Britney at . Comments

The Ohio State University marching band celebrated the 25th anniversary of Michael Jackson's album Bad at last weekend's game, it was pretty darn impressive.

Performing a tribute to the late King of Pop, the ensemble played "Thriller," "Bad" and "The Way You Make Me Feel" and other MJ hits for the massive crowd.

It was the choreography that really made it, though.

In addition to reenacting some signature Michael Jackson logos, while playing "Billie Jean," the whole band MOONWALKED ... in the shape of a giant MJ.

Complete with white glove, no less. The moonwalking madness starts around the 4:00 mark, although the entire halftime performance is worth watching:

by Free Britney at . Comments

A new collaboration from two music icons of different generations, Justin Bieber and Michael Jackson, called “Slave to the Rhythm,” has hit the Internet.

Listen to the mysterious new song from JB & MJ below:

Minds? Officially blown. So what's the deal here?

“Slave to the Rhythm” was a little-known Michael Jackson song that made its way online after his death. Michael’s vocals and lyrics remain intact here.

A heavier dance beat and Justin Bieber's contributions have been added, of course, making for a monster collaboration of unknown origin and authenticity.

Continue Reading...

by Free Britney at . Comments

New Michael Jackson material may be released this fall, according to reports, along with new material from the late Freddie Mercury of Queen.

Together!

Michael Jackson and Freddy Mercury

Three unearthed tracks Michael recorded with Freddie back in 1983 in what was supposed to be collaborative effort are apparently set to be released.

Initially, the collaboration fell apart due to the "constraints" of the two music superstars' busy schedules, as well as creative differences (so to speak).

Continue Reading...

by Free Britney at . Comments

Today, the 25th of June, is Michael Jackson's death anniversary.

The King of Pop died four years ago at the age of 50 from cardiac arrest, for which Dr. Conrad Murray was eventually found guilty of involuntary manslaughter.

Michael may be gone, but four years later, his legacy lives on.

While his demise introduced a new generation of fans and reinvigorated his loyal followers to his musical greatness, he has not rested entirely in peace.

The Moonwalk

The personal problems and eccentricities that dominated news when he was alive have continued to do so in the aftermath of his tragic passing.

Jackson’s children, Prince, Blanket and Paris Jackson, who he worked so hard to ensure would be normal and well-adjusted, have had a tough time.

Continue Reading...

by Free Britney at . Comments

Ola Ray, the girl who played Michael Jackson's date in the famed "Thriller" music video (below), has settled her lawsuit over payment for her role.

Three years after filing suit, and 29 years after starring in it.

Ray sued MJ and his production company in May 2009, the month before Jackson died, claiming she was owed royalties from the 1983 smash.

The video was perhaps Jackson's biggest career highlight.

The former Playboy Playmate sued Jackson for breach of contract, insisting that she was still owed a massive share of "Thriller" profits.

Terms were not disclosed, but the out-of-court settlement implies Ray was paid in some way, rather than the court tossing her complaint.

"Thriller" video director John Landis has filed a similar lawsuit against MJ Estate, with both sides still trying to negotiate a settlement.

by Free Britney at . Comments

Jamie Foxx has signed on to perform live in Wales at the October concert honoring the late Michael Jackson, according to reports. Big get for the show.

Foxx joins Christina Aguilera, Cee Lo Green, Smokey Robinson and others set to perform at the event, a point of contention among MJ's own family.

We already know Jamie can moonwalk ...

Show organizers are also pumped up about Beyonce's performance, saying that she has not withdrawn despite her recently-announced pregnancy.

Beyonce is recording a "unique, never before seen performance" that will be played at the show. It's not clear what that is, but sounds awesome!

by Free Britney at . Comments

Beyonce is pregnant, but that isn't about to stop the singing sensation from paying respects to the late Michael Jackson October 8 in Wales.

She'll perform live at his tribute concert then ... via satellite.

Reps for the controversial concert have confirmed that Beyonce is still slated to sing, saying the "pregnancy will not affect her performance."

Pregnant Beyonce

Beyonce is rumored to be nearing the four-month mark in her pregnancy.

If that's true, she'll be around 5-6 months along when she performs her favorite Jackson 5 song for the concert honoring the late King of Pop.

They say women who were physically active before pregnancy should be good to continue with moderate exercise throughout the pregnancy.

Most women aren't powerhouse performers like Beyonce Knowles, though ... nor are they carrying possibly the most talented fetus of all time.

Here's hoping she continues to remain in perfect health!