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HAPPYPERSON

MICHAEL JACKSON – 2019 YEAR IN REVIEW

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2019 has been a challenging year where we were once again required to dust off our Armour and return to battle. However, as always, Michael’s legacy is strong and attempts to destroy it will always unravel and be revealed for the foul, cash-grab that they really are – as the facts prove.

With that said, it has been a busy year in the world of Michael Jackson and whilst negativity may have dominated the headlines, the 2019 review looks at all the projects, events, products and news that promoted Michael’s legacy, demonstrating his continued universal appeal and influence.

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The long-awaited Michael Jackson Musical is announced as Don’t Stop ‘Til You Get Enough with planned previews in Chicago before moving to Broadway in mid-2020.

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The first two Jackson 5 albums are re-issued on CD in Japan to mark the 50th anniversary of the Motown releases.

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Sixteen11 Media Group releases the Dangerous Ultimate Collector Book – Pocket Edition. This edition features all the collectable items from 1991-1994 and is a re-sized version of the 2017 book release.

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Appearing in the town of Gasthof Zur Sonne in Hausen, Germany this graffiti tribute to Michael by Jamie Paul Scanlon became an enjoyed piece of street art.

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Global Pop Superstars Jason Derulo, Lay Zhang (EXO) and NCT 127 Collaborate to Tell the World ‘Let’s Shut Up & Dance’ With New Single dedicated to Michael Jackson.

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Michael Jackson: On The Wall continues its tour of Europe, opening in Bonn Germany, where it resides until July – Large numbers are welcomed by
Bundeskunsthalle, who is hosting the exhibition.

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Former Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award winner, Pink, continues her Beautiful Trauma Tour in March 2019. During a video segment, she names Michael Jackson as one of her biggest inspirations.

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A carnival in the French city of Nantes featured a tribute to Michael with featured elements from Thriller and Smooth Criminal. The float includes a giant Michael from the Thriller short film.

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Long time collaborator and friend, Lavelle Smith Jr releases his documentary ‘The Man Behind The Dance’. The world famous choreographer talks about his friend Michael Jackson and comes out in full support. There’s also surprise footage included of Michael rehearsing for his incredible 1995 MTV Awards performance.

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Semir – One of China’s largest retailers releases a full range of Michael Jackson t-shirts as part of its Summer Collection.

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An Austrian Ballet company open their new show ‘Moonwalk’ which pays tribute to Michael. The show, which had been in the works for over a year, sells out each performance. Ahead of the performance, the company states
“Since Michael Jackson can no longer fight back, the presumption of innocence continues to be legally valid.”

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Moonwalker is honoured at the Shanghai International Film Festival with a special screening in honour of Michael, 10 years after his passing.

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AFANIP, a Spanish based non-profit association that takes care of child amputees, creates a video version of Michael’s Beat It as part of an initiative to celebrate differences and promote joy and optimism for kids with a missing limbs.

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Motown/Universal Germany release a special re-packaging of The Wiz which includes the Blu-Ray for the first time, special book and the original soundtrack.

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Footage of Michael writing and recording ‘Fall Again’ surfaces online ahead of an auction by GottaHaveRockandRoll – The footage is quickly shared across the internet before being removed by Sony Music for copyright infringements.

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A renovated version of one of the 1995 HIStory Statues is unveiled at MJ Memorial Place at Europark Milano. As in Michael’s famous teaser, the statue is covered with a giant sheet before being unveiled to rapturous applause.

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A group of Chinese fans commissioned the creation of a 1.8 metre statue of Michael, similar to the HIStory Statue, to mark the 10th anniversary of his passing. The statue was unveiled on 15th June amidst celebration from fans.

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Super fan Julio César Valda opens the doors to an exhibition of his Michael Jackson collection in Bolivia. Titled “The Legacy of Michael Jackson – 10 years of Immortality” the event took place in the city La Paz in Bolivia between 25 – 28 June 2019.

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Ahead of their 60th Anniversary, Motown release a new remix of ‘I Want You Back’ by DJ Lead. The remix is perfectly timed to be enjoyed throughout the summer.

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Buzz Angle, the U.S Music industry report on consumption reveal that in the year to date, Michael’s music is more popular than ever with his streaming numbers increasing by 39.7% over the past year.

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Lima, Peru hosts ‘Jackson Fest’ on 25th August which features a special screening of Michael Jackson’s Ghosts.

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An updated version of Joe Vogel’s Man In The Music is released in paperback format. The new version features an alternative cover and updated text – as with all credible authors, journalists and researchers, this book focuses on Michael Jackson the artist.

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Japanese brand Sailors pays tribute to Michael by re-issuing the famous jacket worn by the King of Pop on his date with Madonna. Featuring the name ‘Michael’, the jacket becomes an instant hit with consumers.

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Street art appears in Lyon France ahead of Michael’s 61st Birthday. Two pieces both featuring the iconic lyrics from ‘Man In The Mirror’ can be found on the urban French streets.

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The Estate of Michael Jackson’s annual Birthday Celebration takes place at MJ ONE in Las Vegas and features special performances, book signing and meet & greet. The event continues as sell-out summer for the show which has enjoyed huge success over past few months.

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Michael Jackson: On The Wall opens in Finland for its final residency in Europe at Espoo Museum of Modern Art.

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Missy Elliott is awarded the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award and takes to twitter to share her joy. The full press release from MTV, names the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award in its full capacity and pays homage to Elliott’s career.

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As Celebrations for the 60th Anniversary of Motown begin, they once again dive into the vault for a series of unreleased tracks. Among them is ‘What’s So Good About Goodbye’ by the Jackson 5, which is released on Youtube for fans to enjoy.

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After a break in 2018, Kingvention – The Michael Jackson Fan Convention returns to London and welcomes record numbers of fans. Joined by special guests Siedah Garrett, Larry Stessel and Darryl Phinnessee, the event is a full celebration of Michael Jackson and includes a three-storey Thriller mural on the building’s exterior which stops traffic and encourages passers by to stop.

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A previously unseen image of Michael on the set of the 1984 Pepsi commercial surfaces. Taken by photographer Michael Leshnov, the image is one of a series of Michael in a deep blue sequin jacket and Billie Jean rhinestone shirt.

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Michael Jackson ONE in Las Vegas marks its 3000th show. Opening in 2013, the production has enjoyed record success and continues to play twice nightly to sellout audiences.

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Continuing his run at the top, Michael is once again the highest earning deceased celebrity with a $60million income.

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Easily the most important documentary of the year, Square One by Danny Wu is released on YouTube. The documentary explores the 1993 allegations against Michael Jackson and introduces new character witness testimony as well as detailing how Michael became the victim of extortion at the hands of an opportunistic family.

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The Michael Jackson Musical is renamed to MJ: The Musical as it is felt this is a more appropriate name following workshop sessions.

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The famous rhinestone socks worn by Michael as he debuted the Moonwalk on Motown 25, go up for auction. The socks were gifted by Michael to his manager Frank Dileo, whose family decided to auction.

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French Artist and Sculptor Jean Baptiste sculpts Michael out of chocolate to feature in a boxset of other famous musicians. There’s such a thing as being too good to eat!

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The cast of Michael Jackson ONE perform Beat It at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas during the intermission of the Golden Knights Vs Black Hawks Ice Hockey match. The performance delights the crowd.

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Popular Japanese Be@rbricks release their fourth Michael Jackson figurine bear. Following on from Thriller Michael, Zombie Michael and BAD Michael; Werewolf Michael is the newest bear to the collection and is officially licenced.

And breathe! 2020 is sure to focused on elevating Michael’s legacy further and continuing to focus on truth. With numerous pro-Michael documentaries set for release, the 25th Anniversary of the all important HIStory album and various other plans in the pipeline, it’ll be the year where the fog clears and we put the lies of this year well and truly behind us.

https://www.mjvibe.com/mi...in-review/

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Reply #1 posted 12/31/19 4:32pm

HAPPYPERSON

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Reply #2 posted 12/31/19 8:02pm

Free2BMe

Thank you for posting this.🙂
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Reply #3 posted 12/31/19 8:58pm

onlyforaminute

Nice.
Life is to be lived, not controlled, and humanity is won by continuing to play in face of certain defeat.

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Reply #4 posted 01/01/20 1:49pm

DonRants

Happy Person you are a true fan. Thanks for sharing your posts.

And for those who want to comment or follow comments on MJVibe...here ya go:

https://www.mjvibe.com/mi...in-review/

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To All the Haters on the Internet
No more Candy 4 U
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Reply #5 posted 01/02/20 7:21am

LouieLestate

Thanks for posting, this is great! biggrin

Love the display for Dangerous:

That painting was the reason I bought Dangerous on vinyl, though I don't have a player.

"We're not hitchhiking anymore!....we're riding!!"
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Reply #6 posted 01/02/20 9:41am

CynicKill

The worst year of Michael's career for reasons you failed to mention.

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Reply #7 posted 01/02/20 10:04am

alphastreet

CynicKill said:

The worst year of Michael's career for reasons you failed to mention.






Correction, worst posthumous year. Even so his airplay increased and it was much worse over a decade ago
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Reply #8 posted 01/02/20 11:32am

Free2BMe

No other artist in history would have survived what Michael has been through and STILL have the career, fan base, influence, success, record sales, concert sales, etc., that he had while alive and still has;although, he has been gone for TEN YEARS. This man endured this bullcrap while he was alive and Still SOLD Out 50 shows in one city with no promotion or new music.

In fact, 2019 has turned a lot of non-fans into new fans. I’m thankful those people were smart enough to research AND use common sense.

Again, Thank You Happy Person for posting this POSITIVE news. MJ fans appreciate it!! biggrin
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Reply #9 posted 01/03/20 7:56am

peppeken

thanks for taking the time to post that. Excellent.

The two liars have gone back to their pathetic little lives.

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Reply #10 posted 01/04/20 12:34pm

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CynicKill said:

The worst year of Michael's career for reasons you failed to mention.




Uh... considering that his streaming numbers have increased and his albums/singles continue to sell then no, it hardly isn't.

Whatever fans MJ lost because of LN last year were negligible compared to the ones he kept/gained in the aftermath.
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Reply #11 posted 01/04/20 12:52pm

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peppeken said:

thanks for taking the time to post that. Excellent.


The two liars have gone back to their pathetic little lives.



Sadly, no. Appeal has been granted. Statute of limitation has been extended from age 26 of the "victim" to age 40. So it looks like there will/could be a trial.
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alphastreet

PatrickS77 said:

peppeken said:

thanks for taking the time to post that. Excellent.


The two liars have gone back to their pathetic little lives.



Sadly, no. Appeal has been granted. Statute of limitation has been extended from age 26 of the "victim" to age 40. So it looks like there will/could be a trial.
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Seriously?
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alphastreet said:

PatrickS77 said:
Sadly, no. Appeal has been granted. Statute of limitation has been extended from age 26 of the "victim" to age 40. So it looks like there will/could be a trial. [Edited 1/4/20 12:52pm]
Seriously?

https://variety.com/2020/biz/news/michael-jackson-appeals-court-james-safechuck-wade-robson-1203456204/

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Reply #14 posted 01/04/20 4:50pm

alphastreet

Can you imagine it won an Emmy? Hope that won’t influence jurors if it truly didn’t happen
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Free2BMe

alphastreet said:

Can you imagine it won an Emmy? Hope that won’t influence jurors if it truly didn’t happen


That Emmy was bought and paid for by HBO and others involved in the conspiracy/scam.
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Reply #16 posted 01/04/20 5:19pm

Free2BMe

PatrickS77 said:

peppeken said:

thanks for taking the time to post that. Excellent.


The two liars have gone back to their pathetic little lives.



Sadly, no. Appeal has been granted. Statute of limitation has been extended from age 26 of the "victim" to age 40. So it looks like there will/could be a trial.
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These extortionists don’t want a trial. They want a settlement and the MJ Estate will not do that. This has never been about justice or real abuse, it has always been about two BROKE men who are too lazy to work and want $$$. This is the reason that a judge threw this case out TWICE because he said it was ridiculous and no one would believe it. Robson also used these bogus allegations in a failed book attempt. No publisher would touch it. Thus the fake one sided mockumentary to garner public support. People don’t realize that the extortionists-Robson and Safechuck filed a 1.5 billion extortion attempt against MJ’s companies BEFORE Dan Reed became involved in the scam and the mockumentary. You can bet they don’t want a trial, they only want $$$. These scum bags actually thought the mockumentary would cause the MJ Estate to settle. 🙅 Not going to happen!
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alphastreet

If wade had just stuck to dancing instead of mjs wild idea about him acting he wouldn’t have even gone this route. I don’t think it’ll be hard to prove wade to be a liar, but there’s the possibility that it may be hard to prove with James safechuck the fuck as a liar cause of hanging out with him multiple times after shows in the room and there are pictures of them shopping and so on. It will be painted as sick and twisted and then there’s the ring and pic of the shopping. Also, he gave a million dollar cheque to his family in the 80s so that might come up.
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Free2BMe

alphastreet said:

If wade had just stuck to dancing instead of mjs wild idea about him acting he wouldn’t have even gone this route. I don’t think it’ll be hard to prove wade to be a liar, but there’s the possibility that it may be hard to prove with James safechuck the fuck as a liar cause of hanging out with him multiple times after shows in the room and there are pictures of them shopping and so on. It will be painted as sick and twisted and then there’s the ring and pic of the shopping. Also, he gave a million dollar cheque to his family in the 80s so that might come up.
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It won’t be hard to show the extortionist Safechuck as a liar. He lied about being molested in a train station that didn’t even exist.Btw, There is verifiable proof- both footage and documents- of what Michael bought during the shopping spree and it was not a kids ring. The “ring” story is a direct quote from NAMBLA member, Victor Guitterez’s book. There was no inscription on the ring that was shown during the mockumentary.FTR,a child’s ring would not fit a grown man’s finger thirty years later. FINALLY, everytime Safechuck was with Michael after a show, his mother was there and also members of Michael’s entourage-security, manager, fans, family etc. It wasn’t just the extortionist Safechuck and Michael. Of course, there are people who will verify this, along with video footage. It won’t be hard to prove the lies of extortionists during a trial.

Michael encouraged everyone to be the best they could be. Robson’s failure to get the job as choreographer for the show MJ One was the reason that he came up with the extortion scam.It was within days or weeks that he had a sudden epiphany that he was “abused”.
It was almost as sudden that Safechuck jumped on the bandwagon AFTER his family’s business was sued millions of dollars. Two BROKE, LAZY grown ass men want money without working for it, and that’s the bottomline.

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Reply #19 posted 01/05/20 6:04am

alphastreet

His dad was a garbage collector right? What about the million dollar cheque given in the 80s?

Having said that, I do feel better hearing those things about James and it looks highly suspicious that his family was sued
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Free2BMe

alphastreet said:

His dad was a garbage collector right? What about the million dollar cheque given in the 80s?

Having said that, I do feel better hearing those things about James and it looks highly suspicious that his family was sued


Safechuck’s FAMILY is in the garbage BUSINESS. How ironic since they are extortionists and in the garbage business. Safechuck’s family was sued for Millons by someone, it has been reported that it was other members of this family who sued them. Safechuck jumped on the EXTORT MICHAEL JACKSON bandwagon when he saw Robson’s scam.

Btw, what “million dollar” check are you referring to? This sounds like bullcrap from the hater site ran by Diane Dimond. There is nothing factual on that site. I do know that the Safechucks kept badgering Michael to buy them a house and he gave them a LOAN to help them purchase one. They started repaying the loan to Michael and suddenly stopped and didn’t pay him anymore. MFing leeches! Michael forgave these MFers for the loan and these entitled bastards didn’t appreciate that and are taking part in this extortion scam. YES, the Safechuck and Robson FAMILIES are as much a part of this extortion as the two fake “victims”.
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Reply #21 posted 01/05/20 8:41am

alphastreet

I’m not certain it was from Diane, I heard about it from Latoya, and someone else online traced it back to the Safechucks cause of the father being in the garbage business
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