Michael Jackson’s Music Still Alive After Five Years

By Rowell De Guia | 3 years ago
Michael Jackson’s Music Still Alive After Five Years
President Ronald Reagan and first lady Nancy Reagan welcome pop singer Michael Jackson to the White House, 1984

The success of Michael Jackson’s second posthumously released album “Xscape” proves that his music is still unbeatable. “Xscape” is a compilation album of unreleased tracks by the legendary and world-renowned performer. Epic Records and MJJ Music released the album on May 13, 2014. The chairman of Epic Records, L.A. Reid, curated and executively produced the album and appointed Timbaland to lead  the  record producers including Rodney Jerkins,  Jerome “J-Roc” Harmon, StarGate and John McClain  and to modernize the eight carefully chosen tracks.

According to Daily News, Sony’s group of companies promoted the album, including Sony Mobile, which used a clip of “Slave to the Rhythm” in its Xperia Z2 advertising campaign. All of the songs included in the deluxe edition of the album are unaltered, with “Love Never Felt So Good” as the official lead single, including one bonus track and two videos.

The album is not the only evidence of the King of Pop’s longevity in the music industry. A few years back, the concert stage has witnessed the comeback of the style Jackson once introduced back in the 1970s and 1980s. Performers such as Daft Punk, Bruno Mars, Justin Timberlake and Robin Thicke  showed in their moves that Jackson’s style in music and grooves were timeless by demonstrating disco-era dance beats, spiraling falsetto vocals and extravagant production that were  truly Michael J. inspired.

Mars particularly styles himself with the Afro, wide lapels and velvet suits that will definitely remind fans of a younger Michael J. according to Daily News.

In “The Michael Jackson World Network,” Robin Thicke said that he was also inspired by Jackson after seeing him when he was seven. Thicke credits seeing him as a child for his musical influences and thinks he has developed into a similar artist.

Justine Timberlake said to ABC News that it was always a dream to collaborate with the King of Pop. Their song “Love Never Felt So Good” made that dream a reality with bonus music video. The four-minute video contains clips from Timberlake’s past music videos and dancers imitating Jackson’s dance moves.

The success of “Love Never Felt So Good” made Jackson the first act in history of Billboard’s Hot 100 chart to score Top Ten hits in five different decades starting from the ‘70s as reported in Daily News. With Jackson 5’s “I Want You Back” included, his matchless record would spring to six decades.

That’s it for Michael Jackson’s legacy in the music industry. Check out Movie News Guide (MNG) regularly for more updates on your favorite celebrities, movies and TV shows.

Photo Source: Wikimedia Commons/White House Photo Office


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