• January ;

Janet shoots the videos for Girlfriend/Boyfriend with Blackstreet and What’s it Gonna Be with Busta Rhymes.

“Ask for More” is released as a promotional single by Janet Jackson for Pepsi.

The campaign is launched as a re-branding for Pepsi internationally.

Alternate versions of the campaign also co-stars Hong Kong singer Aaron Kwok for the Asian market and aired in China, and Latino singer Ricky Martin for the Latin market and aired in Latin America.

A duet version of the song performed in Spanish by Jackson and Martin was also aired in Europe as part of the commercial campaign.

A full length promotional music video of the version with Kwok was released in Asian markets. The original version of the ad features model and dancer Rob Vinson. Dancers Tina Landon and Shawnette Heard appear in all versions of the ad along with Janet.

  • January 11 :

Janet accepts an American Music Awards via satellite live from Tokyo.

  • January 12/13/14 :

Concerts in Tokyo

  • January13 :

The Japonese pop group J-Friends releases the single People Of The World composed by Michael.

  • January 14-25 :

Michae goes to Sun City, with Prince, Paris & their nanny Grace Rwaramba.
On the 15th, he attends the Bar Mitzvah of the son of his friends Dean & Darren Cohen.

  • January 16/17/19/20 :

Concerts in Osaka

  • January 21 :

Concert in Nagaya

  • January 23 :

Concert in Hamamatsu

January 25/26 :

Concerts in Tokyo

  • January 26 :

On his way back home , Michael stops by an hospital in Miami to be treated for a small fracture to his right wright

  • January 28 :

Michael takes Prince to the emergency room of the Cedars Sinai Medical Center of Los Angeles because of a viral infection.

  • January 30 :

121st and last concert of the Velvet Rope Tour in Hawaii.

  • February 12 :

After 13 years of relationship and 8 years of marriage, Janet & Rene file for divorce.

Janet leaves the Malibu beach house

  • February  13 :

Michael hosts a party at Neverland for Prince’s second birthday with Paris, Grace, Pia & Omer.

  • February  21 :

Michael, Dr Freeze and Brad Buxer work on “A Place With No Name” at Record One.
Michael asks Carole Bayer Sager to work on his new album and she introduces him to Rodney Jerkins,

Rodney, his brother Fred and friend LaShawn Daniel (the Darkchild Team) join the MJ Team at Record One and start working on songs for MJ.

  • February 24 :      

Michael invites the Top Epic Records Executives (Cory Rooney, Tommy Mottola, John Doelp, Dave Glew & Polly Anthony) to the Marvin’s Room in Hollywood for a listening session and he plays only 1 song : Break Of Dawn produced by Dr Freeze.

  • March 9 :

What’s it Gonna Be is released as a single.

Janet is on the cover of Ebony magazine.

  • Mid March :

Michael goes Back to Sun City .

  • March 20 :

Michael goes to Munich to announce the Michael Jackson & Friends Benefit Concerts during the German TV Show Wetten Dass.

  • March 21 :

Janet attends an Oscar After Party with Shawnette & Lisa Marie Presley in Hollywood.

  • March 23 :

Michael goes to Cape Town in to give a press conference with Nelson Mandela about the benefit concerts.

  • Late March :

Michael, Prince, Paris and Grace check in the Waldorf Astoria Hotel in New York City.

Michael starts working on new songs at the Hit Factory with Cory Rooney (“She Was Lonving Me”) and the Darkchild Team.

  • April 03 :

Michael hosts a party for Paris 1st birthday at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel in New York City.

  • April 10-12 :

Michael spends the week end in London with Mohamed Al Fayed. He attends an English football match at Fulham’s Craven Cottage, makes a surprise visit to Liberty Radio and gives an interview to tabloid Daily Mirror.

  • April 12-14 :

Michael stops by Paris before going back to London.

  • May :

Janet and her business partner Jeffre Philipps launch their joint company JATAIL Enterprise.

  • May 1 :

Michael receives a charity award at the Bollywood Awards held at the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum in New York .

  • May 5 :

Janet goes to Monaco with Shawnette where she is presented with a Lifetime Achievment Award by Prince Albert at the World Music Awards.

  • May 10 :

Michael attends a private screening of The Matrix movie in Manhattan .

  • May 17 :

In NYC Michael attends a private screening of Star Wars Episode 1 in Manhattan with Prince Michael Jr and magician Uri Geller.

In LA Janet attends the ASCAP Awards where she is presented with an award and presents another to Joni Mitchell.

  • May 25 :

Girlfriend/Boyfriend is released as a single.

  • May 27 :

Janet is presented with an APLA Award for her fight against Aids

  • June 1 :

Due to Prince Michael Jr’s sickness, Michael cancels his participation in the Pavarotti And Friends Charity Concert in Modena.

  • June 9 :

Michael is in Munich with Prince, Paris and Grace to hold a press conference for Michael Jackson And Friends.

  • June 10 :

They stop by Paris .

  • June 11 :

They stop by New York where Michael meets Sony executives.

  • June 13-20 :

Michael rehearses for the concerts in Los Angeles .

  • June 16 :

Janet & Swawnette attend the premiere of The Ideal Husband at the Paris Theatre in New York City.

  • June 21 :

Michael arrives in Seoul with Grace and the kids.

Frank Cascio becomes Michael’s new personal assistant and he flies from NYC to Seoul.
Wayne Nagin becomes Michael’s manager and his brother Skipper new head of security.
Myung-Ho Lee becomes Michael’s new financial manager

  • June 23 :

Janet & Shawnette attend a party hosted by Allure Magazine.

  • June 25 :

Michael performs the first charity concert in Seoul .
Backstage he spends time with Boys 2 Men and  Mariah Carey.

  • June 26 :

Michael, Frank, Grace and the kids arrive in Munich .

  • June 27 :

Michael performs his second concert in Munich . During Earth Song, a technical problem occurs and the central section of The Bridge Of No Return collapses which hurts Michael’s feet and back (he’s taken to the hospital after the show)

  • June 29 :

Michael, Frank, Prince, Paris and  Grace arrive in Paris and check in the Plaza Athenée Hotel.

  • June 30 :

Michael and his friends go to see the Matrix movie on the Champs Elysées.

  • July 3-4 :

In a studio near Paris , Michael makes a top secret photoshoot with French photograph Arnaud Bani, his make up artist Karen Faye and stylist Michael Bush.

  • July 5-13 :

Michael, Frank, Grace and the kids stay at Disneyland Paris where they are joined by Debbie.

  • July 14-24 :

They go to Sun City . On the 18th, they attend Nelson Mandela’s birthday.
Dominic and Connie Cascio join them.

  • July 25-27 :

They stop by London where Michael meets Mohamed Al Fayed and Prince Naseem.

  • July 28 :

Michael, Frank, Grace and the kids fly back to Neverland.

  • Early August :

Michael resumes the recording sessions of his new album in New York City and moves in a beautiful Townhouse on the Upper East Side with Grace, the kids and Frank “Tyson” Cascio.
Rabbi Scmuley Boteach pays a visite to Michael at this townhouse and they become friends.

  • August 15 :

Michael meets the Dalai Lama in NYC.

  • August 18 :

Janet & Busta Rhymes are presented with the Award For Best Video for “What’s It Gonna Be” at The Source/Hip Hop Awards.

  • August 29 :

Michael is back in Neverland to celebrate his birthday.
Michael decides to cancel the Millenium concerts due to take place in Hawaii & Seoul on the 31st of December.

  • September 4 :

Michael goes to Sun City to accept an award and present a cheque to Nelson Mandela during the Kora All African Awards.

  • September 9 :

Janet attends the MTV Video Music Awards wuth Q-Tip where she presents an award to Ricky Martin & Tina Landon.

Janet decides to delay the recording of her new album after learning that she got the part in Eddie Murphy’s new comedy “The Nutty Professor II”.

Michael & Elizabeth Taylor speak about their close friendship in Talk magazine

  • September 11-14 :

Michael is in Disneyland Paris with the Cascios, Grace & the kids. Debbie joins them.

  • October 1 :

Michael attends a jewish service in New York with Uri Geller & Schmuley Boteach.

  • October 5 :

Janet starts to shoot the movie NPII in Los Angeles with Eddie Murphy.

  • October 8 :

Debbie officially files for divorce and sign a confidentiality agreement.

  • October 11-early November :

Michael & the kids stay at Neverland.

  • October 23 : 

Birth of Royal Jackson, first child of TJ with Frances Casey, first grandchild of Tito and first great grandchild of Joe & Katherine.

  • November 12 :

Michael plans to star as the lead actor in a film named “The Nightmares of Edgar Allan Poe” and starts working in songs for the soundtrack of the movie.

  • November 25 :

Michael & Schmuley Boteach take their kids to see the movie Toy Story in New York for Thanksgiving.

  • November 30 :

To celebrate Thriller as the best video ever, Michael gives an interview to MTV and appear on the cover of TV Guide with exclusive pictures/interview.

  • December 4 :

Michael attends Whitney Houston ‘s Fund Raising Event at the Marriott Marquis hotel in New York with his old friend Gregory Peck.

  • December 20 :

After recording over 75 songs for his new album, Michael leaves NYC and go back to Neverland with Grace & the kids.

  • December 24/25 :

Michael celebrates Christmas with the Cascios, the Bhattis, Prince & Paris at Neverland.

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