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Jennifer Batten and Navi GoldGuitarist Jennifer Batten Speaks Ahead Of Scunthorpe Show. 22-07-'18

Jennifer Batten stars alongside Navi in the King of Pop tribute show, which is coming to The Baths Hall in Scunthorpe on Friday, July 27.

There are only a few people that can be considered icons and Michael Jackson is one of them.

The King of Pop was loved the world over for hits such as 'Thriller', 'Billie Jean' and 'Smooth Criminal'.

His stage shows were Off The Wall and nobody knows this better than MJ's touring guitarist Jennifer Batten.

She will be visiting The Baths Hall in Scunthorpe on Friday, July 27 when The King of Pop tribute show moonwalks into town.

The production stars the world's leading Michael Jackson tribute artist, Navi. He is regarded as the world's number one tribute artist and was handpicked by Jackson himself as his official body double.

Michael also hired Navi to perform at two of his birthday parties where he gave him a standing ovation and described his performance as "incredible".

This year, Navi was also chosen by Hollywood and received critical acclaim after starring in the movie Michael Jackson – Searching For Neverland.

Jennifer was Michael's "right-hand woman" on three sell-out world tours. She was initially chosen to play on the Bad tour but Jackson was so impressed that she joined him on the road for the next 10 years, playing on his Dangerous and History world tours to more than 4.5 million fans worldwide

She also appeared on the famous Super Bowl performance.

Speaking ahead of the Scunthorpe show, Jennifer said: "I have been touring with Navi for the past few years.

"There are so many beautiful theatres over there. I have ended up taking a lot of pictures and doing a video blog.

"Usually I get to look around the place before the show."

Jennifer said she is keeping busy even on her days off as she is doing guitar workshops.

Speaking about the fans at the show, she said: "They are great. We have a lot of Michael Jackson fans."

Navi has been doing the show for over 20 years since he was a teenager.

Jennifer joined the show a couple of years ago and came over from the USA.

"The show has been a joy. I really like Navi's positivity. He is really down to Earth," she said.

Jennifer said she has worked with a lot of Michael Jackson tributes over the years but Navi pays homage to the King of Pop, rather than trying to be him.

The guitarist said the show is a big production with plenty of costumes and choreography.

Definitely the first time I worked with Navi, I was really stunned by how close his eyes matched Michael's," Jennifer said.

Speaking about performing with Michael Jackson, Jennifer said: "My last tour with him was back in 1997. The very first show I played with him, I could see generations of families. It just stunned me.

"I cannot think of any other act that would join the generations like that."

The King of Pop tour is now under way and Jennifer said the rest of the year will be spent working on her solo career.

The Scunthorpe show starts at 7.30pm.

Tickets are £22 for adults and £16 for under 14-year-olds.

They are available from the venue, by calling 0844 854 2776 or visiting bathshall.co.uk.

Source: Grimsby Live / Billie Jean

'The Picture Disc Collection' Box Set (Limited Numbered Edition) Of Michael Jackson Will Be Released On Michael's Birthday! 20-07-'18

The Picture Disc Collection (Limited Numbered Edition) Box Set CoverMichael Jackson Estate and Sony will be released on August 24th 'The Picture Disc Collection' Box Set. All Michael Jackson’s albums on picture vinyl's (except 'Blood on the Dance Floor') and all can be found in a beautiful box set to celebrate Michael’s Birthday. The box set looks great with in totally 9 picture discs, individually numbered edition box set with number on the back.

In honor of Michael Jackson: The Diamond Celebration, 'The Picture Disc Collection' celebrates the everlasting legacy of The King Of Pop in one vinyl anthology! This limited edition box set features picture disc pressings of Michael’s core solo albums ('Off The Wall', 'Thriller', 'Bad', 'Dangerous', 'HIStory' and 'Invincible'), featuring original sleeve artwork and some additional unforgettable images – all packaged in a numbered box with lift-off lid.

Track lists:

Picture Disc1: Off The Wall (1979)
1. Don't Stop 'Til You Get Enough - 6:02
2. Rock With You - 3:38
3. Working Day And Night - 5:12
4. Get On The Floor - 4:44

1. Off The Wall - 4:04
2. Girlfriend - 3:04
3. She's Out Of My Life - 3:36
4. I Can't Help It - 4:24
5. It's The Falling In Love - 3:46
6. Burn This Disco Out - 3:38

Picture Disc 2: Thriller (1982)
1. Wanna Be Startin' Somethin' - 6:02
2. Baby Be Mine - 4:20
3. The Girl Is Mine (with Paul McCartney) - 3:42
4. Thriller - 5:57

1. Beat It - 4:17
2. Billie Jean - 4:57
3. Human Nature - 4:05
4. P.Y.T. (Pretty Young Thing) - 3:58
5. The Lady In My Life - 4:57

Picture Disc 3: Bad (1987)
1. Bad - 4:06
2. The Way You Make Me Feel - 4:58
3. Speed Demon - 4:01
4. Liberian Girl - 3:52
5. Just Good Friends - 4:05

1. Another Part Of Me - 3:53
2. Man In The Mirror - 5:18
3. I Just Can't Stop Loving You - 4:23
4. Dirty Diana - 4:52
5. Smooth Criminal - 4:16




Picture Disc 5: HIStory (1995)
LP 1:
1. Scream (with Janet Jackson) - 4:38
2. They Don't Care About Us - 4:44
3. Stranger In Moscow - 5:44
4. This Time Around - 4:21

1. Earth Song - 6:46
2. D.S. - 4:49
3. Money - 4:41
4. Come Together - 4:02

LP 2:
1. You Are Not Alone - 5:45
2. Childhood (Theme From "Free Willy 2") - 4:28
3. Tabloid Junkie - 4:32
4. 2 Bad - 4:49

1. HIStory - 6:34
2. Little Susie - 6:13
3. Smile - 4:55

Picture Disc 6: Invincible (2001)
LP 1:
1. Unbreakable - 6:25
2. Heartbreaker - 5:10
3. Invincible - 4:45
4. Break Of Dawn - 5:32

1. Heaven Can Wait - 4:49
2. You Rock My World - 5:39
3. Butterflies - 4:40
4. Speechless - 3:18

LP 2:
1. 2000 Watts - 4:24
2. You Are My Life - 4:33
3. Privacy - 5:05
4. Don't Walk Away - 4:25

1. Cry - 5:01
2. The Lost Children - 4:00
3. Whatever Happens - 4:56
4. Threatened - 4:19

Here below you see all Michael Jackson albums on picture discs in a nice box.

The Picture Disc Collection (Limited Numbered Edition) Box Set

Record label: Sony
Series number: ?
Printed: ?
Guide price: 212 €

Pre-order the box set here at michaeljackson.com.

Source: michaeljackson.com / Billie Jean

Selmo Wander To Exhibit Is Art Again In Brazil. 20-07-'18

Brazilian fans will know Selmo Wander now with his amazing mini-figures of Michael Jackson!

Selmo will again show off his art in August in Rio de Janeiro.

The event is free and will take place at Niteroi Shopping Center
Rua da Conceição, 188
Niterói, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Exhibition will take place between 13 and 31 August 2018. Perfect to celebrate Michael’s Birthday!

Selmo Wander
Exhibition Tribute to the King of Pop, between 13 and 31 August.

Source: MJ Vibe / Billie Jean

Blood On The Dance Floor Single CoverRecently Added To My Collection. 20-07-'18
Blood On The Dance Floor (Single)

'Blood On The Dance Floor' is released as the first single from Michael's remix album, 'Blood On The Dance Floor - HIStory In The Mix' on April 22nd, 1997 in the USA through Epic Records.

Jackson and Teddy Riley created the track in time for the 1991 release of 'Dangerous'. However, it did not appear on that record and was minimally altered before commercial release in April 1997.

The song is about a predatory woman by the name of Susie, who seduces Jackson before plotting to stab him with a knife. The composition explores a variety of genres ranging from rock to funk and Hi-NRG.

The single contains on the B-side a remix of 'Dangerous' made by Roger Sanchez.

My single is printed in the USA with the series number: 34 78007.

Track list:

1. Blood On The Dance Floor - 4:13

1. Dangerous (Roger's Dangerous Edit) - 4:41

Record label: Epic
Released: 22-04-1997
Series number: 34 78007
Printed: USA
Guide price: 15 €

Go and see my collection

Source: Billie Jean

Michael Jackson Is Just The Fifth Musician To Chart This Many Top 10 Hits. 19-07-'18

Michael JacksonMuch of the conversation last week when in regards to the charts revolved around Drake and the many, many chart records he matched (or broke), but he wasn’t the only superstar who managed to rise the ranks and make history in the process.

The late, great Michael Jackson also appeared on the Hot 100 singles ranking for the first time in years, scoring another posthumous chart hit as a featured guest on Drake’s 'Don’t Matter To Me', which is featured on the rapper’s new No. 1 album 'Scorpion'. The single, which uses previously unreleased vocals from the legendary musician, debuted at No. 9, and it was one of four songs from the lengthy project to kick off inside the top 10.

With another certified smash to his credit, Jackson collected his thirtieth top 10 in the U.S., which is a total only a handful of artists have ever reached. According to Billboard, Jackson is now just the fifth musician in history to appear inside the uppermost area on the tally with at least 30 different tunes, and he’s in the company of some of the most successful acts of all time (as if he couldn’t already be classified as such).

The other four artists who have sent 30 (or more) songs into the Hot 100’s top 10 include Drake (31), Rihanna (also 31), the Beatles (34) and Madonna (38), who remains in first place among all artists. 'Don't Matter To Me' helped both Drake and Jackson reach this important milestone, though it also pushed the former ahead of the latter, and now Drake claims the title of the solo male musician with the most top 10's.

Impressively, 'Don’t Matter To Me' is Jackson’s first top 10 as a featured artist, as he served as a lead artist on his 29 other titles, though he is credited as one of two leaders on a few smashes. It’s also worth mentioning that Jackson’s 30 top 10 hits doesn’t take into account the top 10 singles he collected as a member of the Jackson 5, as this list looks only at his solo achievements.

Source: Forbes / Billie Jean

BTSBTS Will Not Be Joining Michael Jackson's Birthday Tribute Song. 19-07-'18

South Korean boy band BTS have just confirmed that they’ll be unable to participate in a Michael Jackson birthday tribute song.

The late pop star’s 60th birthday will be celebrated in his honor on August 29.

Jerry L. Greenberg, the former president of Michael Jackson’s music label MJJ Music, recently invited the group to participate in an upcoming birthday tribute song for Jackson.

However, the group’s agency, BigHit Entertainment, recently announced that BTS would not in fact be available to participate in the planned tribute song due to their busy schedule in the months ahead.

The agency stated: ‘(BTS) recently received a request (to participate in) a tribute song for Michael Jackson. It is a great honor to have even received this request. However, it is unfortunately difficult for the group to participate as their album is being released soon and they have concerts for their world tour ahead.’

Their upcoming album, 'Love Yourself: Answer', is slated to be released on August 24, 2018.

Source: Daily Mail / Billie Jean

BTS & Lu Han Join A Special Project For Michael Jackson’s 60th Birthday. 19-07-'18

769 EntertainmentIf you recall our article on 769 Entertainment & Jerry L. Greenberg regarding an upcoming project, here we are!

South Korean boy band BTS and Chinese singer Lu Han will be taking part in a special project to honour King of Pop Michael Jackson.

Jerry L. Greenberg, the former president of MJJ Music (Michael Jackson’s record label) have announced that he is currently working on a special song to celebrate Michael Jackson’s upcoming 60th birthday.

“Michael continues to influence artists from around the world, so I’ve invited some of the biggest global artists to take part in this very special project, including BTS and Luhan from China, among others. My hope is to keep Michael’s legacy alive, for many generations to come, and this project celebrates Michael’s global contribution to music and dance,”

Greenberg is currently the CEO of 769 Entertainment’s Music Division. He had worked with Michael on a daily basis for over 10 years.

The special song will be released on 29th August in conjunction with the late singer’s 60th birthday. Apart from BTS and Lu Han, Greenberg will also invite other artists from around the globe to participate in the project.

BTS’s agency has released a statement on being invited to participate in a Michael Jackson tribute song.

“[BTS] recently received a request [to participate in] a tribute song for Michael Jackson. It is a great honor to have even received this request. However, it is unfortunately difficult for the group to participate as their album is being released soon and they have concerts for their world tour ahead”

Source: MJ Vibe / Billie Jean

Where's Michael Jackson Book Cover'Where’s Michael Jackson' Book Will Be Released In November. 18-07-'18

Everyone knows the books 'Where’s Wally' where you have to find a specific character in a picture full of people. Well, here comes 'Where’s Michael Jackson'!

A publishing company in Canada/US called Igloo Books will be releasing a 24 pages book of drawings like the ones for Wally but the character you will have to find is… Michael Jackson!

What a great idea! Always thought they should do something like that and here it is!

The pages will go from Thriller to Neverland Ranch themed deco and still have to find MJ in them!

The book will be released on November 6, 2018 but already on pre-order in Amazon Japan and Canada.

Publisher: Igloo Books
ISBN: 978-1499882209
Pages: 24
Printed: Japan
Guide price: 11 €

Pre-order the magazine here at Amazon.

Source: MJ Vibe / Amazon / Billie Jean

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