Dee Dee finds out Tito is cheating on her. She files for divorce and custody of Taj, Taryll & TJ (3T)
LaToya’s 6th studio album titled “Bad Girl” is released by Sherman Records. She moves to London with Jack Gordon and announces her upcoming memoirs…
While rehearsing for her first tour in a studio of Los Angeles , Janet gets a surprise visit from comedian Arsenio Hall who is recording his TV Show in another studio and she accepts to do the Miss You Much chair routine for his audience!
Michael is presented with the MTV’s Video Vanguard Artist Of The Decade.
Michael visits Disneyworld in Florida .
- January 6:
Michael invites 82 abused children to Neverland.
- January 08 :
“Escapade” is released as the 3rd single from “Rhythm Nation 1814” along with a video.
- January 22 :
Janet attends the American Music Awards where she performs Escapade and wins 2 awards.
- January 26:
Michael is at the Beverly Hilton Hotel for the unveiling of a painting of himself titled The Book made by Australian artist Brett Livingstone Strong.
- January 27:
Michael attends the American Cinema Awards where he receives the Entertainer Of The Decade Award.from his guest Sophia Loren.
Janet also attends the Seventh Annual American Cinema Awards at Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, California.
- February :
Janet wins her first Grammy Award.
Janet goes to Pensacola ( Florida ) for the final rehearsal of her upcoming tour. Rene & Katherine come along.
- February 3:
Michael receives a Role Model Award from Japon which he accepts via satellite.
- February 4:
ABC airs the Tribute to Sammy Davis Jr’s 6Oth year in Show Business.
- February 20:
Michael attends a sit-down breakfast at the Regent Beverly Wilshire Hotel organised by CBS Records to celebrate Michael as the Top Selling Artist Of the 8O’s.March 2O: Adrian Grant (the editor of fanzine Off The Wall) presents Michael with a painting at a recording studio in Los Angeles where Michael is working on new songs.
- Rhythm Nation Tour : US (leg 1)
- February 27-Pensacola, FL-Civic Center (Dress Rehearsal)
- March 1-Miami, FL-Miami Arena (15,082)
- March 3-Chapel Hill, NC-Dean E. Smith Center(17,095)
- March 4-Charlotte, NC-Charlotte Coliseum-(20,336)
- March 6-Columbia, SC-Carolina Coliseum
- March 7-Knoxville, TN-Thompson-Boiling Arena
- March 9-Louisville, KY-Freedom Hall
- March 10-Cincinnati, OH-Riverfront Coliseum
- March 12-Richfield, OH-Richfield Coliseum
- March 13-Pittsburgh, PA-Civic Arena
- March 15-New York City, NY-Madison Square Garden
- March 16-New York City, NY-Madison Square Garden (Benefit for the United Negro College Fund)
- March 19-Montreal, QUE-Forum
- March 20-Toronto, ONT-SkyDome
- March 22-Landover, MD-Capital Centre
- March 23-Hartford, CT-Hartford Civic Center
- March 25-Philadelphia, PA-Spectrum (Postponed due to WWF match)
- March 26-Worcester, MA-Centrum
- March 27-Worcester, MA-Centrum
- March 29-Landover, MD-Capital Centre
- March 31-Hampton, VA-Hampton Coliseum
- April 2-Detroit, MI-Joe Louis Arena
- April 3-Detroit, MI-Joe Louis Arena
- April 5-Minneapolis, MN-Met Center
- April 6-Minneapolis, MN-Met Center
- April 8-Chicago, IL-Rosemont Horizon
- April 9-Chicago, IL-Rosemont Horizon
- April 11-Kansas City, MO-Kemper Arena
- April 13-Fort Worth, TX-Tarrant County Convention Center
- April 15-Houston, TX-Summit
- April 16-Houston, TX-Summit
- April 18-Tempe, AZ-ASU Activity Center
- April 20-Inglewood, CA-Great Western Forum
- April 21-Inglewood, CA-Great Western Forum
- April 23-Sacramento, CA-ARCO Arena
- April 25-Inglewood, CA-Great Western Forum
- April 26-Inglewood, CA-Great Western Forum
- April 28-Oakland, CA-Oakland Arena
- April 29-Oakland, CA-Oakland Arena
- May 1-Oakland, CA-Oakland Arena
- May 2-Oakland, CA-Oakland Arena
- March :
Janet is on the cover of Rolling Stone, Ebony , Jet & Essence magazines.
She wins a NAACP Image Award and three Soul Train Awards
Janet meets President George Bush.
- March 4 :
“Alright” is released as the 4th single from “Rhythm Nation 1814” along with a short film directed by Julian Temple & featuring Cab Calloway, Heavy D, Cyd Charrys & the Nicolas Brothers.
- March 26:
Adrian Grant visits Michael at his Neverland ranch.
Wade Robson, a seven-year-old Australian boy is invited by Michael to come to to study singing and dancing with him. He and his mother Joy stay at Neverland and will become regular guests at the ranch.
- April 4:
Michael visits the Capital Children’s Museum in Washington DC with Ann Levin.
- April 5:
Michael meets with President Bush at the White House Rose Garden ceremony to be honoured as Entertainer Of The Decade by the Capital Children’s Museum.
Later, Michael attends a fund-raising dinner in his honour at the historic Merrywood Estate in McLean.
- April 7:
Michael arrives as one of the first guests at the Taj Mahal Casino of his friend Donald Trump.
- April 8:
Micheal hears the tragic death of his close friend Ryan White While at the Taj Mahal Casino. He leaves immediately with Donald Trump to travel to Ryan’s home in Indiana .
- April 11:
Michael attends Ryan White’s funeral service in Indiana along with 1500 persons including Barbara Bush, Elton John, Donald Trump & Ryan’s mother Jeanne.
- April 20 :
Janet attends the unveiling of her Star on the Hollywood Walk Of Fame with Rene, Katherine, Joe & Rebbie among others.
Fan force Michael to retreat while visting F.A.O Schwartz Toy Store with two young girls.
John Brown, a 14-year-old cancer sufferer is invited to Neverland to meet his idol in person.
- May 8:
Michael is presented with the first ever BMI Michael Jackson Award at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel. Katherine, Joe & Jackie attend the ceremony.
- May 16:
Sammy Davis Jr, a long time friend of Michael dies of throat cancer. Michael is named as an honorary pallbearer along with Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin & Bill Cosby.
Janet celebrates her 24th birthday at Disneyland Tokyo with Rene, Tina & the Kids.
- Rhythm Nation Tour : Japan leg
- May 19 :
LaToya is a guest on Bob Hope’s USA Road to the Berlin Wall and Moscow TV Special.
- June 3:
Michael collapses while dancing at the Hideout. He is taken to St John Hospital of Los Angeles where he is treated for chest pains.
He gets visits from the whole Jackson family (except LaToya) + Elizabeth Taylor who is treated in the same hospital.
- Rhythm Nation Tour : US leg 2 (Summer Escapade Tour)
- June 6-Tacoma, WA-Tacoma Dome
- June 7-Tacoma, WA-Tacoma Dome
- June 9-Vancouver, BC-PNE Coliseum
- June 11-Edmonton, ALB-Northlands Colisuem
- June 12-Calgary, ALB-Saddledome
- June 15-Denver, CO-McNichols Arena
- June 16-Denver, CO-McNichols Arena
- June 18-Salt Lake City, UT-Salt Palace Arena
- June 20-Mountain View, CA-Shoreline Amphitheater
- June 21-Mountain View, CA-Shoreline Amphitheater
- June 23-Costa Mesa, CA-Pacific Amphitheater
- June 24-Costa Mesa, CA-Pacific Amphitheater
- June 26-Inglewood, CA-Great Western Forum
- June 27-Inglewood, CA-Great Western Forum
- June 29-Inglewood, CA-Great Western Forum
- July 2-Dallas, TX-Reunion Arena
- July 3-Oklahoma City, OK-Myriad Convention Center
- July 5-Austin, TX-Frank Erwin Center (broke attendance previously set by Pink Floyd in 1987)
- July 6-Austin, TX-Frank Erwin Center
- July 8-New Orleans, LA-Louisiana Superdome
- July 10-Memphis, TN-Mid-South Coliseum
- July 12-Miami, FL-Miami Arena
- July 13-Orlando, FL-Orlando Arena
- July 14-St. Petersberg, FL-Florida Suncoast Dome
- July 16-Atlanta, GA-Omni
- July 17-Atlanta, GA-Omni
- July 19-Atlanta, GA-Omni
- July 20-Atlanta, GA-Omni
- July 22-Birmingham, AL-Coliseum
- July 24-Indianapolis, IN-Market Square Arena
- July 25-Cincinnati, OH-Riverbend Amphitheater
- July 27-Milwaukee, WI-Bradley Center
- July 29-Chicago, IL-New World Music Theatre
- July 30-Chicago, IL-New World Music Theatre
- August 1-Chicago, IL-New World Music Theatre
- August 2-Lexington, KY-Rupp Arena (canceled due to “flu-like symptoms” and bad cold)
- August 4-Ames, IA-Hilton Coliseum (postponed due to inner-ear infection)
- August 5-St. Louis, MO-St. Louis Arena (due to viral infection Janet passed out after three songs)
- August 10-Landover, MD-Capital Centre
- August 11-Landover, MD-Capital Centre
- August 13-Landover, MD-Capital Centre
- August 14-Greensboro, NC-Greensboro Coliseum
- August 16-Philadelphia, PA-Spectrum
- August 17-Philadelphia, PA-Spectrum
- August 19-Philadelphia, PA-Spectrum
- August 21-Ottawa, ONT-Frank Clair Stadium
- August 22-Auburn Hills, MI-Palace of Auburn Hills
- August 23-Auburn Hills, MI-Palace of Auburn Hills
- August 25-Albany, NY-Knickerbocker Arena
- August 27-Providence, RI-Civic Center
- August 28-Uniondale, NY-Nassau Coliseum
- August 30-East Rutherford, NJ-Brenden Bryne Arena
- September 2-Toronto, ONT-CNE Stadium (canceled)
- September 3-Pittsburgh, PA-Star Lake Amphitheater (canceled due to illness)
- September 4-Richfield, OH-Richfield Coliseum
- June 8:
Michael leaves the hospital and goes resting in Neverland.
- June 17 :
Eliza gives birth to Steveanna Jackson but she files for divorce soon after.
- June 18 :
“Come Back To Me” is relased as the 5th single from “Rhythm Nation 1814” along with a video that Janet & Rene shot in Paris.
- June 25 :
Michael start recording the “Dangerous” album at the Ocean Way/Record One Studio 2 in Los Angeles.
Michael attends the wedding of Berry Gordy to Grace Eaton in Santa Barbara .
45 sick children are invited to spend the day with Michael in Neverland
The first publicity pictures of Michael ‘LA Gear campaign begin to circulate in magazines as well as the first TV commercial showing Michael dancing in the street with his niece Brandi.
Saga/Genesis releases the video game of Moonwaker.
Michael hires Sandy Gallin & Jim Morey as new personal Managers.
- August 18:
Michael invites 130 children from the YMCA’s Summer Programme to Neverland.
- August 28 :
“Black Cat” is released as the 6th single from “Rhythm Nation 1814” along with a live video.
Michael is featured in a Quincy Jones documentary named Listen Up!
- September 6 :
Janet is presented the Video Vanguard Award for her contributions and influence within music and popular culture. She also performs a controversial rendition of “Black Cat“, considered “her first shocking public statement.
- September 12:
Michael attends the City Of Hope Gala in honour of CBS Record Division President, Tommy Mottola.
- September 14:
Disney’s chairman, Michael Eisner presents Michael with the first ever Michael Jackson Good Scout Humanitarian Award at the Century Plaza Towers in LA.
Katherine Jackson publishes her memoirs titles “My Family : The Jacksons” and gives an interview to Ebony magazine to promote it (Michael, Janet & LaToya appear on the cover of the magazine).
- October 2 :
“Love Will Never Do” is released as the 7th from “Rhythm Nation 1814” along with a video directed by Herb Ritts. It’s a new number 1 for Janet!
- Rhythm Nation Tour : European Leg
|October 4, 1990||Rotterdam||Netherlands||Sportpaleis van Ahoy|
|October 5, 1990|
|October 6, 1990|
|October 8, 1990||Berlin||Germany||Werner-Seelenbinder-Halle|
|October 14, 1990||Paris||France||Palais Omnisports de Paris-Bercy|
|October 16, 1990||Munich||Germany||Olympiahalle|
|October 18, 1990||Frankfurt||Festhalle Frankfurt|
|October 28, 1990||London||England||Wembley Arena|
|October 30, 1990||Birmingham||NEC Arena|
- Rhythm Nation Tour : Japan leg 2
-Nov 03, 1990 Osaka – Osaka Dome
-Nov 04, 1990 Osaka – Osaka Dome
-Nov 06, 1990 Tokyo – Tokyo Dome
-Nov 07, 1990 Tokyo – Tokyo Dome
-Nov 15, 1990 Nagoya – Nagoya Rainbow Hall
-Nov 16, 1990 Yokohama – Yokohama Arena
- November 17 :
Janet wraps her Rhythm Nation World Tour after 113 concerts, and 5 legs on 3 continents. She & Rene go back home for Thanksgiving.
- November 26 :
Janet wins an unprecedented 9 awards at the Billboard Awards ceremony.
- December :
A&M releases the Rhythm Nation Compilation featuring all the videos from the Rhythm Nation album.
She poses for Vogue magazine.
- December 12 :
After accepting Rene’s wedding proposal, Janet & her attorney ask him to sign a pre-nuptial agreement.
- December 20 :
Janet attends a Los Angeles screening of Godfather III