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Most viewed short films on YouTube in past 24 hours:

Billie Jean - 1,357,159

Smooth Criminal - 1,036,458

Beat It - 718,942

They Don’t Care About Us - 676,002

Thriller - 539,675
 

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"They Don't Care About Us (Brazil Version)" has now surpassed 6 million likes on YouTube. It's Michael most liked short film on YouTube (224th overall).

Michael has now surpassed 20 million subscribers on YouTube.
 

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Kristina Makushenko, a Russian synchronized swimming champion has taken TikTok by storm!

She posted multiple jaw-dropping underwater routines to popular songs on the social media from her home in Miami where she relocated after winning gold four times at the World Championships and twice at European Championships.

From Beyonce to Justin Bieber, the videos are sensational!

And one of the video is a Moonwalk underwater on Michael Jackson’s “Billie Jean”!

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Hector Barjot Show: Fab Morvan from the Milli Vanilli Interview

Hector Barjot Show is back with a special interview with Fab Morvan from Milli Vanilli!

Fab is a huge fan of Michael Jackson and visited Hector in his shrine outside Paris. Fab speaks about his fame, his fandom, meeting the Jacksons and his inspiration from Michael. But he also speaks about the scandal around Milli Vanilli and the press.

 

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Red Dead Online Player Creates Dancing Michael Jackson

Red Dead Online gets a bit more groovy as one Redditor recreates the "King of Pop" within the game accompanied by outfits and a dance.

With any popular and populated online game, players are always prepared to make their own fun in various ways and Red Dead Online is no exception. While players are always willing to show off tricks in Red Dead games, another pastime of any system with a character creator is to recreate famous individuals.

In the most recent demonstration for a player's dedication to making in-game copies, Redditor HonorHHawk opted to bring the "King of Pop" to the untamed lands of Red Dead Online. Through clever use of clothing options, emotes, and locations, all tied to a specifically modelled face, HonorHHawk achieved an impressive feat.

The minute-long video shows HonorHHawk's tribute to the late musician through both dance and song. By using Michael Jackson's 1987 hit "Smooth Criminal" as a backing track, HonorHHawk has his Red Dead Online avatar dance the night away through various in-game locations. For added effect, HonorHHawk even went so far to change up the attire for his Old West interpretation of Jackson for each of the cuts. What really shines about each, is that they all work. Accompanied by the "Graceful Dance" emote for Red Dead Online, it simply makes magic.

One of the great spots that HonorHHawk chose to show of his dancing Jackson was in a cemetery within the Wild West plains of Red Dead Online. At this point in the video, HonorHHawk opted to have his Jackson wear an iconic piece of pop culture attire and pay homage to a legendary music video. The sequence riffs on the "Thriller" music video, considered one of the most impactful and celebrated entries within the medium. Beyond just that, every choice of clothing matches some costume Jackson wore over his career.

This is not the first time players decided to utilize Red Dead Online's character creator for some charming tributes. Back in November, a Red Dead Online player recreated Shay from Assassin's Creed Rogue to similar success as HonorHHawk's Michael Jackson. Character recreations extend far beyond just online focused games like Red Dead Online and are a staple of any game that houses a character creator. Just last year, to accompany the launch of the PlayStation 5, Demon's Souls players brought Kanye West into the dark fantasy world. There are a plethora of examples, but bringing MJ to Red Dead may stand as one of the best and weirdest.

As for Red Dead Online, the game continues to hold a steady stream of players as the online component of Red Dead Redemption 2 proceeds into its third year. With the recent release of the Red Dead Online standalone edition, there will likely be more players attempting to tackle the West alongside with other would-be cowboys. It's very possible that they might add their own spins on cultural icons as they progress.

Red Dead Online is available now on PC, PlayStation 4, Stadia, and Xbox One.

Michael Jackson in Red Dead Online from r/RedDeadOnline


https://gamerant.com/red-dead-online...chael-jackson/
 

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South Korean singer Jun. K (2PM) covers "Love Never Felt So Good" @ Naver NOW Radio:



And one from 5 month earlier with Eric Nam:

 
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The Recording Industry Association of America®, awarded off the wall 9x Multiple-Platinum Certification meaning the 1979’s album sold over 9 million copies since its release in America.
 

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one of my youtube subscribers heard Beat It for the first time today and they loved it! Michael just gained a new fan. :D

 

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13 Of The Most Iconic Super Bowl Performer Outfits Of All Time 13. Michael Jackson (1993)

13. Michael Jackson (1993)

Michael Jackson has never failed to deliver when it comes to fabulous attire.

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Do you remember Elladj Baldé? Elladj is a Canadian Ice Skater who came to Michael Jackson fans’ attention in 2011 when he performed a routine on Michael Jackson’s music.

Since 2018, Elladj retired but his love for skating and … Michael Jackson hasn’t stopped!

Today he is making sensation on TikTok and instagram showing off his moonwalk… on ice and boy, this is impressive! Just look at it!

Just for a reminder and also just because this routine is beautiful, just watch his performance as “Michael Jackson” in a competition in 2013.

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Although his heyday was in the 1980s, Michael Jackson continues to inspire artists to this day. For example, The Weeknd cited one of the King of Pop’s No. 1 hits as the blueprint for his music. Here’s a look at the creation of the song — and why Jackson means so much to The Weeknd.

Michael Jackson crafted this No. 1 hit with Billy Idol’s guitarist

It all starts with Steve Stevens. Stevens was Billy Idol’s guitarist. During an interview with Billboard, he recalled what it was like to work with Jackson.

“My whole thing is working with the artist, that’s why I picked up a guitar — I saw Elvis and Scotty Moore on TV and I went, ‘Oh, look, it’s a singer and a guitar player,'” Stevens recalled. “And that’s the way it’s always been for me. And then I got a call about another record, and the artist wasn’t there, and I was like, “Woah, really?” It was just me and the engineer, and it’s just not for me. There’s no joy in that. So of course, my question was, “Will Michael be there? Quincy kind of laughed and said, ‘Yeah, it’s his record.’ He thought it would be an odd thing for him not to be there. I guess Michael is one of those guys that no matter what went down on the record, even if it was a miniscule little percussion part, he was there for every note. And that’s the way it should be.’”

Together, Stevens and Jackson helped create one of Jackson’s most famous songs: “Dirty Diana.” “Dirty Diana” reached No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100. Aside from “Beat It,” “Dirty Diana” might be Jackson’s most famous rock song.

The ways ‘Dirty Diana’ impacted The Weeknd

Millions of people around the world are fans of Jackson, however, Rolling Stone reports he has a very special place in The Weeknd’s heart. The Weeknd is from an Ethiopian family and he was very moved by “We Are the World” because it was a charity single for Ethiopia. He said when he wasn’t listening to Ethiopian music at home, he was usually listening to Jackson’s songs.

In addition, The Weeknd told Variety that “Dirty Diana” served as the blueprint for his music. After all, “Dirty Diana” is a song that’s both dark and sexual, much like many of The Weeknd’s songs, from “In the Night” to “The Hills” to “False Alarm.” In addition, The Weeknd released his own version of “Dirty Diana” which features electronic flourishes that weren’t in the original.

The Weeknd included his rendition of the song on his mixtape Echoes of Silence under the title “D.D.” Comparing his cover to the original, it’s shocking how similar The Weeknd’s singing style is to Jackson’s. The King of Pop had a massive influence on many pop and R&B artists — and The Weeknd is no exception.

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“Romania Got Talent 2021” is currently taking place and a little boy, Luca T&#259;b&#259;caru, 7 years old performed a dance routine of his favourite artist: Michael Jackson.

Luca performed “Smooth Criminal” dressed as Michael Jackson during the “HIStory World Tour” wearing the gold trousers, the white jacket and fedora.

The little boy from Bacau said he discover Michael Jackson via youtube and practice his dance movements in his bedroom while his parents are at work.

[video=youtube;q-W3UVhlllU]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q-W3UVhlllU&feature=emb_title[/video]
 

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After the Military coup happened on February 1 in Myanmar, people have been protesting against the coup and the tyranny of the military against the people.

The protests over the coup have been the largest since the so-called Saffron Revolution in 2007, when thousands of the country&#8217;s monks rose up against the military regime.

Protesters include teachers, lawyers, students, bank officers and government workers.

Water cannons have been fired at protesters, and the military has imposed restrictions in some areas, including curfews and limits to gatherings.

The UK, EU and Australia are among those to have condemned the military takeover.

UN Secretary-General António Guterres said it was a &#8220;serious blow to democratic reforms&#8221;.

US President Joe Biden has threatened to reinstate sanctions.

Meanwhile, the military have been using real ammunition against protesters causing death.

A dance group took the street in the middle of the protests two days ago and started to dance to &#8220;They Don&#8217;t Care About Us&#8221; by Michael Jackson.

&#8220;While They Don&#8217;t Care About Us has risen from the ashes of 1995 to become a song that continues to offer a voice to the disenfranchised, it&#8217;s a shame that Michael is not here to see the true, lasting impact of what he created.&#8221; &#8211; Pez Jax taken from &#8220;The Story of HIStory&#8220;

All our prayers and support to the people of Myanmar.

[video=youtube;9yjOq3eIloU]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9yjOq3eIloU&feature=emb_title[/video]
 

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One of these movies is “Detective Chinatown 3”, an action-comedy sequel of the 2015 and 2018 movies and one of the most anticipated movie of the year. It was due to be released last year but it was postponed due COVID-19.

The story is following a Chinese detective duo with their friends to solve mysteries. While the number 2 took place in New-York, this one is taking place in Japan.

In the sequel 2, you could see the director is a Michael Jackson fan as One of the characters breaking into a Michael Jackson impression during a fight sequence in the middle of a New York City traffic Jam.

In number 3, the movie ends with Michael Jackson’s “Heal The World”. It is understood that the production team paid a hefty licensing fee for it.

It is said that the movie will be the best selling movie in China this year, meaning that millions of people will go to watch the movie and listen to Michael Jackson at the end of the movie.

Distributors will also release the film in 25 countries across the Middle East and Africa during the Spring Festival holiday, such as Yemen, Bahrain, Kuwait, Saudi Arab, the UAE, Nigeria, Kenya, Rwanda, Egypt, South Africa and Senegal. There are currently no release plans for North America and Europe.

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In addition to the Powell High School dance team’s recent successful performance at the State Spirit Competition, dancers had another neat experience last fall.

Marcea Lane — one of the lead dancers in the music video for Michael Jackson’s hit song “Thriller” — visited Victoria’s School of Dance south of Powell for a Sept. 25 workshop. Victoria Danovsky, the head of the program, described the experience as “unforgettable.”

Danovsky met Lane at a dance workshop years ago, and the two instantly formed a bond. Lane had never visited Wyoming before, so she decided to come to Powell and host a clinic.

“It was really cool,” Danovsky said. “I wanted to give the kids a feel of what it’s like to have someone like that come in and dance. It was a pretty neat deal.”

Lane taught the junior and senior teams the legendary “Thriller” dance, as well as other routines. She also awarded two of Danovsky’s students — Demi Danovsky and Anna Smith — with scholarships to attend a dance convention called Revive.

Danovsky said she plans to make the workshop with Lane an annual occurrence every fall.

“She is an amazing and talented woman, and we were lucky to have her,” Danovsky said.

https://www.powelltribune.com/storie...e-studio,29257
 

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On June 25th 2009, the world lost the greatest entertainer of all time, the king of pop Michael Jackson. His legacy, especially that of which he built in the 80s, still resonates in modern pop to this day.

Road Trip, the newest single by Brandon Coleman, is no exception to Michael’s impact on music. The tune is an honest homage to the late king of pop in the most fun way possible. It immediately starts in this super fun up-beat groove that’s far more reminiscent of a light-hearted The Weeknd. However, when the chorus comes around, Michael’s footprint is all the more evident, and in doing so makes the song shine all the much more.

The opening lyric, “Girlfriend/ I’m gonna tell your boyfriend” is a direct reference to MJ’s song “Girlfriend” off the 1979 album Off The Wall. There’s even at one point in the background vocals, at about 1:26 where Brandon does a “vocal hiccup” exactly like Michael would, and truth be told, a huge smile sprung on my face when I first caught that. I’ve been listening to Michael’s music for longer than I can remember, and his music will always hold a special place in my heart. So already, I’m biased on this song, it being so reminiscent of the king of pop’s music, but this song is absolutely beautiful even if you don’t hold the same nostalgia for the greatest entertainer of all time.

Brandon’s delivery is silky smooth and alluring, as he traverses beautiful melodies sung in chest voice and falsetto. The consistent groove has made me tap my foot the entire time absorbing the song and writing this review – the rhythm is real and catchy as can be. The groove will surely get stuck in your head for days to come, and the product as a whole is a wonderful look back on retro dance-pop and modern-day R&B all combined into one. It’s a product of the love for the music that inspired Brandon Coleman, mixed with his artistic take on the genres he tackles in this wonderful track. It’s an irresistible tune that truly deserves the spotlight of a classic dance-pop song.

[video=youtube;p-PzDXuWhqg]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p-PzDXuWhqg&feature=emb_title[/video]

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Valentine's Day at Forest Lawn

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Stop posting things in here that are not good news. This thread is for good MJ related things that are happening or coming to light now. That's why it's called news. Stories and articles from the past are not "news".
We have a designated thread for articles and we have a designated thread for misc MJ stuff. Use the appropriate thread please.
 
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