FAN CELEBRATIONS TO BE HELD WORLDWIDE…
On September 29, Epic/Legacy Recordings, in collaboration with The Estate of Michael Jackson, will release Michael Jackson SCREAM, a collection of 13 of his all-time most electrifying and danceable tracks including Ghosts, Torture, Thriller, and Dirty Diana. Additionally, SCREAM includes a newly created bonus track, “Blood on the Dance Floor X Dangerous”, a high-energy five-song mash-up from the acclaimed remixer The White Panda who created a seamless new musical experience.
Starting today, fans will be able to access the “Blood On The Dance Floor X Dangerous” mash-up of “Blood on the Dance Floor”, “Dangerous,” “This Place Hotel,” “Leave Me Alone,” and “Is It Scary”. The mash-up by The White Panda premieres exclusively on Shazam where for the two hours between 7am-9am ET fans can Shazam any Michael Jackson song and unlock the newly imagined track.
The track will also be offered as an instant grat track when you pre-order SCREAM digitally and will be available on all streaming platforms.
The choice of tracks for SCREAM reflects The King of Pop’s affection for this time of the year and its themes of costumes and disguise, darkness and light, character transformations and surprise. The album will be available in two physical formats, CD and glow-in-dark vinyl (available October 27) each containing a poster unique to the format. Fittingly, the poster and cover art conceal the first ever AR (augmented reality) experience created for a Michael Jackson project.
Each track on SCREAM is remarkable in its own way. For example, “Dirty Diana,” was the fifth consecutive No. 1 song from the album Bad which shattered records for consecutive chart topping singles off a single album; “Thriller”, penned by Rod Temperton, was the seventh of unprecedented seven Top 10 singles from Thriller, the biggest-selling album of all time; and the Top 5 hit “Scream” is the only duet between Michael Jackson and his sister Janet. Also included are fan favorites from The Jacksons’ albums – “Torture” and “This Place Hotel” (the first single to be written, composed, and arranged solely by Michael); and, making its first appearance on a Michael Jackson album, “Somebody’s Watching Me,” the international 1985 hit by Rockwell featuring an iconic hook sung by Michael.
SCREAM is available for iTunes pre-order now: https://MichaelJackson.lnk.to/SCREAM_itunes.
SCREAM is also available for pre-order on CD: https://MichaelJackson.lnk.to/SCREAM_amazon and on collectible, glow-in-the-dark 2LP vinyl (which will be released on October 27):https://MichaelJackson.lnk.to/SCREAM_VINYL.
Fans are invited to Official Michael Jackson SCREAM Album Celebrations this fall. These celebrations will take place in six major cities around the world: Paris, London, Sydney, Berlin, Los Angeles, and Tokyo. The events will include screenings of Michael’s seven short films from the SCREAM album including the full-length 40 minute Michael Jackson’s Ghosts, rarely seen following its initial screening at the 1997 Cannes Film Festival. An after party will follow. More information on the Official Michael Jackson SCREAM Album Celebrations will be announced in the coming days.
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Bonus Track: Blood On The Dance Floor X Dangerous (The White Panda Mash-Up)
Radio One Houston refuses to be defeated by Hurricane Harvey and commits to being live and local as long as the power allows.
Terri Thomas, Operations Manager, Radio One Houston is living on site at the station with a skeleton crew of dedicated talent and engineers; and working remotely with a team of digital marketers to ensure the listeners of The Box 97.9 FM and Majic 102.1 FM are informed, inspired and entertained while the historic rain counts continue to fall in the Houston area.
Thomas said, “This is worse than Hurricane Ike and an unusual occurrence. People are still stranded in their cars. Homes and personal possessions have already been lost, but this is our city. We planned for this. Making the station our ‘home’ is considered our standard operating procedure. As long as the power allows, we will be live and local providing our listeners with the real time information they need, the inspiration we all seek and yes, the entertainment to lift us during this tragic time.”
Jay Stevens, SVP, Programming at Radio One adds, “In times like these we see the continued importance of radio being live and local to service the need of listeners. We are proud of our team and standing guard to support them in any way possible.”
Though the media powerhouse has had challenges with the consistent transmission of Radio Now 92.1 FM, its management and local Houston team are determined to withstand the flooding and continue to support Houston.
“Growing up and experiencing doo-wop music definitely influenced Boyz II Men’s sound,” said Nathan Morris of Boyz II Men. “Under the Streetlight has been a passion project that we’ve wanted to create for a while to bring us back to our roots and make the music that inspired us when we first started the group.”
On Under the Streetlight, Boyz II Men put their spin on classics such as “Why Do Fools Fall in Love,” (Frankie Lymon & The Teenagers), “Stay” (Maurice Williams & the Zodiacs) and “I Only Have Eyes for You” (The Flamingos) along with an original composition, “Ladies Man.”
The album also features three guest vocalists who join the trio: Multi-platinum R&B artist Brian McKnighton “I’ll Come Running Back To You,” “Tears On My Pillow,” and “A Sunday Kind Of Love”; Olivier Award Winner Amber Riley (Glee, London’s Dreamgirls) on “Anyone Who Knows What Love Is”; and ten-time Grammy® winners Take Six join the trio on “A Thousand Miles Away.”
Fresh off their sold-out tour with New Kids on the Block and Paula Abdul, fans can catch the best-selling R&B group sold Boyz II Men during their ongoing residency at the famed Mirage in Las Vegas and on their global tour.
Boyz II Men – Under The Streetlight (Sony Masterworks)
Find the album here – https://BoyzIIMen.lnk.to/
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