This month’s column looks at how Michael Jackson’s Super Bowl halftime show in 1993 became the benchmark for all other artists who followed in his footsteps.
This month’s MJ Studies Today column looks at the making of Michael Jackson’s album “Blood on the Dance Floor” as explored in the recently released book by Brice Najar, titled “Book on the Dance Floor: Let’s Make HIStory in the Mix”. The focus here is on some of the album’s newly recorded and previously unreleased songs that are too often neglected by music critics when discussing Jackson’s catalogue. Najar’s meetings and interviews with some key personnel involved in these recordings afford greater appreciation of these unique tracks, more of which will be addressed in a Part 2 article at a later date.
In this month’s MJ Studies Today column, Kerry Hennigan looks at the global extent of Michael Jackson’s achievements on various national music charts over the length of his career and his musical afterlife, and in particular the extent of his popularity outside of his country of birth.
A Feeling So True: Michael Jackson and the art of ballad singing Part 2. By Kerry Hennigan. MJ Studies Today, December 2020.