After nine years of inactivity, Rebbie signs to MJJ Music in 1997, a label operated by her brother Michael. She receives a major boost from Michael, who assisted in the production of the album, and provides backing vocals on the track “Fly Away,” which Michael had previously recorded for himself in 1987 for his album Bad, but it did not make the final cut. The album featured a number of producers some of whom included Eliot Kennedy, Bryan Loren, Keith Thomas, Antonina Armato and brother Michael Jackson.
January 21 : Katherine’s father, Prince Scruse, dies at the age of 90 years old.
February 13 : Debbie Rowe gives birth to Prince Michael Joseph Jackson Jr, first child of Michael, at the Cedar Sinai Medical Center of Los Angeles.
Late February : Michael hosts a Jackson Family Day at Neverland to introduce Prince to the clan. Janet who is in studio in Minneapolis can’t attend the party. LaToya is not invited.
June 24 : The stormy six-year marriage of singer LaToya and Jack Gordon is officially over. The divorce is granted in Clark County Family Court.
December 20 : Enid Spann, Jackie’s ex wife and mother of their children Siggy & Brandi tragically dies of a brain aneurysm. The Jackson family gathers at Hayvenhurst to support Siggy & brandi.