Epic Records and MJJ Music releases the second posthumous album Xscape by Jackson. Singles include Love Never Felt So Good, and A Place With No Name. Timbaland, executive producer:
This was very trying, not because it was just a Michael Jackson… kept hearing his voice, it was like, I’m doing Michael Jackson. It got emotional. I had to tell my engineer to stop — we gotta go to something else. It took about a week process to really grasp what I’m doing. And once I grasped what I’m doing, I had to call my mom for prayer like, I need some help, I need some guidance on this, ’cause this is hard
Epic Records and Sony Entertainment release the first posthumous complication album of unreleased tracks by Jackson titled Michael. Hit singles include Hold My Hand, Hollywood Tonight, Behind The Mask, and (I Like) The Way You Love Me. Brian Oxman, a lawyer for Joe Jackson states:
If Michael had wanted this music released he would have done so before his death. The songs which are being released on the new Michael Jackson album were unfinished and incomplete tracks that Michael said over and over many times he never wanted released. We should honor Michael Jackson’s wishes.
Jackson releases his 10th album Invincible with co-producer, Jerkins. Hit singles include You Rock My World, Speechless, Butterflies, Cry, and Heaven Can Wait. Jerkins:
He was super vocal. He was so hands on. I’m talking about from the high hat to everything. The sound quality was so important to him. He looked at everything under a microscope, like, “The middle frequency is too much”–he was very technical. He use to always say, “Melody is king” so he really focused in on melody.
Jackson releases Blood On The Dance Floor: HIStory In The Mix, which is a remix, with Epic Records and MJJ Productions (Jackson’s own label). This is the second album released by his own label. Hit singles include Blood On The Dance Floor, HIStory/Ghosts, and It Is Scary.
Jackson releases Dangerous, it is his eighth album. Hit singles are Black Or White, Remember The Time, In The Closet, Jam, Who Is It, Heal The World, Give It To Me, Will You Be There, and Gone Too Soon.
Jackson releases Bad, his seventh album, five years after the release of Thriller. Co-producer is Jones. Hit singles are Just Can’t Stop Loving You, Bad, The Way You Make Me Feel, Man In The Mirror, Dirty Diana, Another Part Of Me, Smooth Criminal, Leave Me Alone, Liberian Girl.
I feel rejuvenated…it is like I’m happy, I’m done.
Jackson releases his sixth album Thriller with Epic Records and Co-producer Jones. Hit singles include, The Girl Is Mine, Billie Jean, Beat It, Wanna Be Startin’ Somethin’, Human Nature, P.Y.T (Pretty Young Thing), and Thriller. Jones:
He was always up for trying new things. I remember Michael sang through these long cardboard tubes to get a particular sound — that’s something Michael came up with, I believe.
Jackson releases Off The Wall with Epic Records. Hit singles include, Don’t Stop Till You Get Enough, Rock With You, Off The Wall, She’s Out Of My Life, and Girlfriend.
I’m most comfortable on stage than any place in the world.
Jackson releases his fourth album with Motown records, Forever, Michael. Hit singles include, We’re Almost There, Just A Little Bit Of You, and One Day In Your Life.
Jackson releases his third album Music & Me. Hit singles include, With A Child’s Heart, Happy, Music & Me, and Morning Glow.
Jackson releases his second album Ben. The hit singles from the album is Ben, My Girl, and Shoo-Be-Doo-Be-Doo-Da-Day.
Jackson releases his first solo album Got To Be There with Motown records. Some hit singles from the album include, Got To Be There, Rockin’ Robin, I Wanna Be Where You Are, and Ain’t No Sunshine.