January 13 : The Japonese pop group J-Friends releases the single “People Of The World” written and composed by Michael.
January 14-25 : Michael goes to Johabbesburg with Prince, Paris & their nanny Grace Rwaramba. On the 15th, he attends the Bar Mitzvah of the son of his friends Dean & Darren Cohen. While in South Africa, Michael takes the kids to Sun City.
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.
February 12 : After 13 years of relationship and 8 years of marriage, Janet & Rene decide to split and soon file for divorce. Janet leaves their 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 one song : “Break Of Dawn” produced by Dr Freeze.
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 23 : Michael goes to Cape Town to give a press conference with Nelson Mandela about the benefit concerts. While in South Africa he visits Sun City.
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 1 : Michael attends the Bollywood Movie Award held at the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum in New York. He is dressed in a black Indian suit designed by Manish Malhotra. He accepts a special “Humanitarian Award” from London-based industrialist S.P. Hinduja for his role in promoting the cause of global peace.
May 10 : Michael attends a private screening of “Matrix” movie in Manhattan .
May 17 : In NYC Michael attends a private screening of “Star Wars Episode 1” in Manhattan with Prince and magician Uri Geller.
May 25 : “Girlfriend/Boyfriend” is released as a single.
June 1 : Due to Prince’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 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 24 : Michael rehearses his performance for MJ & Friends in Seoul including the song “She’s Out Of My Life” cut from the final setlist.
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 Grace and the kids stay at Disneyland Paris where they are joined by Debbie & Anton Schleiter, Omer Bhatti and the Cascios kids.
July 14-24 : Michael and his entourage go to Sun City . On the 18th, they attend Nelson Mandela’s birthday.
Dominic and Connie Cascio join them.
July 25-27 : Michael and his entourage go to London where Michael meets Mohamed Al Fayed and Prince Naseem.
July 28 : Michael, Frank, Grace and the kids fly back to L.A.
Early August : After a few days at Neverland, Michael resumes the recording sessions of his new album in New York City . He moves into a beautiful Townhouse on the Upper East Side with Grace, the kids and Frank.
Rabbi Scmuley Boteach pays a visite to Michael at this townhouse and they soon become friends.
August 15 : Michael meets the Dalai Lama in NYC.
August 29 : Michael is back at Neverland to celebrate his birthday with Grace, Prince, Paris, the Cascios & the Bhattis.
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 with Grace, the kids and the Cascios.
Het accepts an award and presents a cheque to Nelson Mandela during the Kora All African Awards.
September 9 : 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 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 on 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 for the holidays with Grace, Franck & the kids.
December 24/25 : Michael & the kids celebrate Christmas with the Cascios & the Bhattis at Neverland.