1998 ~ “What More Can I Give” demo ~ Paris Michael Katherine Jackson is born ~
- January :
Michael recorded a demo version of “What More Can I Give” with Luciano Pavarotti.
- January 18 :
Michael won the copyright infringement case against Al Bano Carrisi for the song “Will You Be There”.
- February :
Michael met with Janet (who he didn’t see since December 95) in a Los Angeles hotel and he introduced her Prince Michael Jr.
- February 7 :
Michael had dinner with Lisa Marie at the Ivvy Restaurant in L.A.
- February 13 :
Adrian Grant held an exclusive interview of Michael in his hotel suite of Los Angeles .
Michael & Omer Bhatti hosted a party for Prince 1st birthday.
- February 20-27 :
Michael went to Seoul to attend the investiture ceremony of President Kim Dae Jung on the 25th of Feb.
Michael went to Vienna with Prince Michael Jr.
- March 10-30 :
While in Munich, Michael visited with his friends Anton & Francesca and also Marcel Avram, his former concert promoter. He also took Prince Michael Jr to the circus.
- April 3 :
Debbie gave birth to Paris Michael Katherine Jackson at the Spalding Pain Medical Clinic of Beverly Hills. Michael was present for the birth and took his baby girl to Neverland.
- April 21 :
Laurent Hopman held an exclusive interview of Michael in his hotel suite of Los Angeles .
- May 7-9 :
Michael went to the Virgin Islands with Don Barden , his new business partner with whom he discussed building casinos.
- May 15 :
Michael held a press conference in Beverly Hills to announce a series of benefit concerts for the World Peace Foundation For Children
- May 17 :
Michael went to Namibia with Don Barden. He pleads for children’s cause during the opening statement of the World Economic Forum Summit
- May 19 :
During the the Forum Summit, Michael had a private meeting with President Larent Kabila of the Democratic Republic of Congo.
- Late May :
Michael & Don Barden went to Las Vegas .
- July 6 :
Michael arrived in Detroit with Don Barden where he was welcomed by hundreds of fans
- July 7 :
Michael & Don gave a press conference in Detroit to announce a Casino project named Majestic Kingdom
- July 8 :
Second press conference to support their project.
- July 9 :
Michael & Don went to New York to speak with potential financers.
- July 15 :
Michael had a two hour long private meeting with the Namibien President
- July 17 :
Michael & Don went to South Africa
- July 18 :
- July 19 :
Michael attended the 80th birthday banquet and wedding of Nelson Mandela with Stevie Wonder among others.
- July 24 :
Michael went to Tokyo.
- July 25 :
Michael attended the Kick Boxing Champion All-Star Match.
- July 27 :
Michael held a press conference in Tokyo to announce a new Japanese Company Wonder World – Land Of Toys .
- July 28 :
Michael returned back home.
- August 3 :
Michael returned to Detroit to convince the people to vote for his casino project.
- August 4 :
Michael & Stevie Wonder visited the Motown Museum in Detroit with Berry Gordy’s sister Ester Edwards.
After hearing that his project was rejected by the people of Detroit , Michael returned to Las Angeles.
- August 29 :
Michael spent his 4Oth birthday with the 3T at Janet’s concert in Las Vegas .
- September 22 :
Michael attended another Janet concert in Orlando
- Mid October :
Michael started recording new songs for his next project in Los Angeles
- October 29 :
Michael & Debbie went to the Getty museum in Los Angeles with Prince & Paris.
- November 1O-20 :
Michael went to Souh Africa with his kids as well as Lisa Marie & her kids and together thay attend Janet’s concert.
- November 25 :
Michael spent Thanksgiving at Hayvenhurst with the Jackson family, Lisa Marie & her kids
- December 10 :
Michael & Debbie attended a dinner in honor of Dr Arnold Klein (dermatologist of Michael & boss of Debbie)
- December 11-12 :
Michael attended the Grand Opening of Royal Towers of Atlantis resort in with his friend Gerry Inzerillo. He went on stage to perform “Heal The World” with a group of children.
- Mid December :
Michael went to the Hit Factory in New York where he met with Teddy Riley, Janet, & Lisa Marie.
- December 20 :
Michael took Prince & Paris to the Hilton in New York .
- December 24/25 :
Michael celebrated Christmas at Neverland with Prince, Paris, Omer Bhatti, his sister & his parents.