Michael’s timeline : 2001

Early January : Michael, Grace & the kids go back to the Four Seasons Hotel in NYC.

February 13 : Michael hosts a party for Prince’s 4th birthday in NYC.

February 14 : Michael gives a press conference for “Heal The Kids” at the Carnegie Hall in New York with Shmuley Boteach & Frank Cascio.

March 4 : Michael arrives in London on crutches after injuring his foot. He is accompanied by Frank Tyson & David Gest.

March 5 : Michael goes shopping with Macauley Culkin in London before attending the launch party of Shmuley Boteach & Uri Geller’s book at the Royal Institute of British Architects.

March 6 : Michael goes to the Oxford University to give a moving speech about childhood. Frank, Uri, Schmuley & german business partner Dieter Wiesner attend the event.

March 7 : Michael is Uri Geller’s best man at his wedding celebrated in the Berkshire by Schmuley Boteach.

In the evening he attends the 10th annual Michael Jackson Day held by Adrian Grant at the Hammersmith Apollo Theatre.

March 9-11 : Michael & Frank spend the week end in the Italian Alps before returning to New York.

They meet Dr Jurgen Todenhoefer and his family.

March 10 : Janet is the first artist to be honored with the MTV Icon Award during a TV Special on MTV. At the end, Jermaine, Jackie, Marlin & Tito go on stage to congratulate Janet and Michael appears via a pre recorded video.

March 19 : N’Sync induct Michael in the Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame as a solo artist during a special presentation at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel in New York . Michael invites Frank “Tyson” Cascio and Shmuley Boteach as his guests.

March 21 : Michael meets with Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon at a private reception at the home of Israeli businessman Benny Shabtai on Manhattan’s Upper Wes Side in New York. Uri Geller and Rabbi Shmuley Boteach were also present.

March 25 : Michael goes to Newark, New Jersey, with Frank & Schmuley to distribute books to children under Heal The Kids.

Some time later, Michael & Shmuley have a fallout and Heal The Kids Foundation is dismanttled.

April : Michael, Grace & the kids spend 2 weeks at Teddy Riley’s home in Virginia where he & Michael work on Invincible.

Then they go back to NYC and check in the Plaza Athénée Upper East Side.

Avril 3 : Michael hosts a party for Paris 3rd birthday at Teddy Riley’s home in Virginia where he & Michael work on Invincible. Frank Cascio joins them.

May : Michael, Frank, Grace & the kids check in the Sheraton Bel Harbour in Miami Beach where Michael completes the recording & mixing of Invincible with Bruce Swedien, Rodney Jerkins & Teddy Riley.

Michael meets Dr Alex Farshchian who becomes his personal physician.

Michael meets comedian Chris Tucker through Gavin Arvizo. Michael & Chris become friends and record a new version of “Don’t Stop Til You Get Enough” for the soundtrack of Rush Hour 2.

June : Michael hires Marc Schaffel and they create a new company Neverland Valley Entertainment with a common bank account.

June 12 : Michael goes to the Hit Factory studio in New York to present his new album called Invincible to Sony excecutives. He wants the song “Unbreakable” to be the first single but Sony insists for the song “You Rock My World” and Michael accepts. He starts to work on the short film with director Hype Williams.

June 28 : Michael gets on stage at the end of the Summer Jam Concert festival in Long Island to hug rapper Jay-Z with whom he has just done background vocals For his song Girls, Girls, Girls.

July : Michael goes to Miami with Bruce Swedien to complete the final mixing of Invincible.

Dissatisfied with the video concept of Hype Williams, Michael hires Paul Hunter to direct You Rock My World.

He starts rehearsing for 2 concerts produced by David Gest and scheduled for september 7 & 10 in New York to Celebrates his 30th Anniversary as a solo artis

August : Michael starts working on the “Unbreakable” short film with director Dave Meyers. He has a visual concept and asks Lucasfilms Studio to take care of the special effects.

August 9 : In a Los Angeles dance studio, Michael starts rehearsing a medley with his 5 brothers for the upcoming New York concerts.

August 13-21 : Michael shoots the “You Rock My World “short film in Los Angeles directed by Paul Hunter and featuring Chris Tucker and a special appearance by Marlon Brando!

August 22 : After several leaks, the song “You Rock My World” is finally released as the 1st single from “Invincible”. It peaks at #10 on Hot 100 Billboard.

August 29 : Michael celebrates his 43rd birthday at the Cascio family home in Franklin Lakes, New Jersey.

August 30 : Early in the morning, Michael opens the stock exchange at NASDAQ on Times Square in New York City.

He is also presented with a birthday cake and a Shirley Temple poster.

September 6 : Michael goes to the Madison Square Garden to rehearse his duets with Britney Spears, Whitney Houston & N’Sync. In the evening, he makes a surprise appearance at the MTV Video Music Awards at the Metropolitan Opera House, Lincoln Center in NYC to dance with N’Sync at the end of their performance.

Janet also attends the MTV Video Music Awards.

While in NYC Janet visits the Jackson family who is in town for Michael’ concerts at the Madison Square Garden.

September 7 : It’s Michael’s day in New York City ! All the biggest stars of music, films & sport gather to attend his concert at the Madison Square Garden . Michael arrives one hour late with Elizabeth Taylor and during the first part of the show he watches tributes perfomances of his songs by today’s biggest artist in a VIP section with all his family & friends (Joe, Katherine, Rebbie, Macauley Culkin, the Cascios, Gregory Peck, Mark Lester & many more) while other friends such as Liza Minelli or Marlon Brando pay him respect on stage.

During the second part of the show, Michael performs a live medley with the Jacksons (joined by N’Sync on Dancing Machine), + The Way You Make Me Feel in duet with Britney Spears, Billie Jean, Black Or White with Slash, You Rock My World & We Are The World with Quincy Jones, Yoko Ono and many stars.

After the concert, Michael attends briefly an after party held at the Tavern On The Green.

September 10 : Michael performs a second concert at the Madison Square Garden . At the end of You Rock My World, Usher & Chris Tucker gets on the stage to dance with him!

Backstage, Michael has an argument with Corey Feldman over his plans to write a book on their friendship.

After the concert, Katherine, Rebbie & the Cascio family spend time with Michael in his hotel suite.

September 11 : After hearing of the terrorist attacks in New York , Michael leaves New York with Grace, Prince & Paris and the Cascios. They go at the Cascio family house in New Jersey. The Jackson family rides back to California in a bus.

September 16 : Michael annouces that he is going to record the song “What More Can I Give” with many artists for the victims of the terrorist attacks in New York . The song is produced by Marc Schaffel for Neverland Valley Entertainment.

September 21 : The video for “You Rock My World” is premiered in Europe .

Michael records the song “You Are My Life” with John Mac Lain in Los Angeles and he likes it so much that he decides to add it at the last minute to the tracklist of “Invincible”!

October 9 : The single of “You Rock My World” is released in Europe and becomes a huge hit.

October 15 :While Quincy Jones is promoting his autobiography On the Oprah Show, Michael calls him on the phone to congratulate him.

Michael completes the recording of “What More Can I Give”. Many artists have recorded their parts including Justin Timberlake, Usher, Beyonce, Mariah Carey, Celine Dion, Ricky Martin, Aaron & Nick Carter, Luther Vandross, Boys 2 Men, Gloria Estefan ect…

October 16 : Sony releases special editions of Michael’s classic albums “Off The Wall”, “Thriller”, “Bad” & “Dangerous” with exclusive new materials (interview, demo & previously unreleased songs).

Michael films a scene for the movie Men In Black 2 directed by Barry Sonnefield where he plays Agent M.

October 17 : Debbie Rowe goes to the family court in Los Angeles to give up her parental rights on Prince & Paris because she says she has not seen them for a year and do not want to disturb them by making intrusions in their life once in a while.

October 21 : Michael is in Washington DC where he participates at a TV concert for the victims of September 11. He performs “Man In The Mirror” and at the end, he sings “What More Can I Give” with all the artists of the night (including Usher & Mariah Carey) Prince, Paris, Macauley Culkin, the Cascios, Kenny Ortega & Marc Schaffel attend the concert backstage.

October 22 : Michael records a Spanish version of “What More Can I Give” titles “Todo Para Ti”.

October 26 : Michael participates in an online/audio chat with his fans hosted by Yahoo & Get Music.

October 30 : Worldwide release of the album Invincible.

November 7 : For the first time in his career, Michael makes an appearance at the Virgin megastore of Times Square in New York to promote and sign copies of Invincible. He is accompanied by Frank & Eddie Cascio + his make up artist Karen Faye.

He also gives several interviews to the TV shows TRL (MTV), Entertainment Tonight (CBS) et 106 & Park (BET).

November 12 : Michael is on the cover of TV Guide with an exclusive interview and pictures.

Entertainment Tonight airs the first footage of the “What More Can I Give” video. The song is ready but Sony doesn’t want to release it. They also refuse to put commercials for Michael’s new album during the airing of his concert on CBS.

Michael is furious against Sony CEO, Tommy Mottola.

November 13 : CBS broadcasts an edited version of Michael’s concerts at the Madison Square Garden and gets great ratings.

December 3 : The single  “Cry” is released in Europe while Butterflies is played on US radios (with a remix featuring rap artist Eve).

Michael does not appear in the video.

December 14 :Michael gives an interview to USA Today.

December 17 : Michael makes a photoshoot with Prince & Paris at Neverland for an upcoming VIBE magazine coverstory with photographer Jonathan Exley.

December 19 :Michael gives an interview to the Steve Harvey Morning Radio Show.

Later he attends the KIIS-FM Jingle Ball Concert in Los Angeles where Rick Dees & Magic Johnson present him the Legend Award.

December 24/25 : Michael celebrates Christmas at Neverland with the Cascios, the Bhattis, Prince & Paris.

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