1999 – In London with Mohamed Al Fayed ~ Bollywood Awards ~ Benefit Charity Concerts ~ Thriller, Awarded Best Video Ever ~
- January 13 :
The Japanese pop group J-Friends released the single “People Of The World” composed by Michael.
- January 14-25 :
Michael went to Sun City, with Prince, Paris & their nanny Grace Rawamba.
On the 15th, he attended the Bar Mitzvah of the son of his friends Dean & Darren Cohen.
- January 26 :
On his way back home, Michael stopped by an hospital in Miami to be treated for a small fracture to his right wrist
- January 28 :
Michael took Prince to the emergency room of the Cedars Sinai Medical Center of Los Angeles because of a viral infection.
- February :
Michael asked Carole Bayer Sager to work on his new album and she introduced him to Rodney Jerkins, the young R&B producer.
Michael asked Rodney to produce songs with him.
Michael returned to Sun City.
- March 20 :
Michael went to Munich to announce the Michael Jackson & Friends Benefit Concerts during the German TV Show Wetten Dass.
- March 23 :
Michael went to Cape Town in to give a press conference with Nelson Mandela about the benefit concerts.
- Late March :
Michael, Prince, Paris & Grace checked in the Waldorf Astoria Hotel in New York City where Michael started recording new material with Rodney Jerkins.
- April 03 :
Michael hosted a party for Paris 1st birthday.
Michael spent the weekend in London with Mohamed Al Fayed. He attended an English football match at Fulham’s Craven Cottage, and made a surprise visit to Liberty Radio where he gave an interview to tabloid Daily Mirror.
- April 12-14 :
- May 1 :
Michael received a charity award at the Bollywood Awards held at the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum in New York .
- May 10 :
Michael attended a private screening of The Matrix movie in Manhattan .
- May 17 :
Michael attended a private screening of Star Wars Episode 1 in Manhattan with Prince Michael Jr & Uri Geller.
- June 1 :
Due to Prince Michael Jr’s sickness, Michael canceled his participation in the Pavarotti & Friends Charity Concert in Modena.
- June 9 :
- June 10 :
Michael was in Paris.
- June 11 :
Michael was New York where he met with Sony executives.
- June 13-20 :
Michael rehearsed for the concerts in Los Angeles .
- June 21 :
Michael arrived in Seoul with Grace & the kids.
- June 25 :
Michael performed the first charity concert in Seoul. Backstage he spent time with Boys 2 Men & Mariah Carey.
- June 26 :
Michael, Grace & the kids arrived in Munich .
- June 27 :
Michael performed his second concert in Munich. During Earth Song, a technical problem occurred and the central section of The Bridge Of No Return collapsed. Michael’s feet and back were injured (he was taken to the hospital after the show)
- June 29 :
Michael, Prince, Paris & Grace arrived in Paris and check in the Plaza Athenée Hotel.
- June 30 :
Michael & his friends went to see the Matrix movie on the Champs Elysées.
- July 3-4 :
In a studio near Paris , Michael posed for a top secret photoshoot with French photograph Arnaud Bani, his make up artist Karen Faye & stylist Michael Bush.
- July 5-13 :
Michael, Grace & the kids stayed at Disneyland Paris where they were joined by Debbie.
They went to Sun City. On the 18th, they attended Nelson Mandela’s birthday.
- July 25-27 :
In London, where Michael meets Mohamed Al Fayed & Prince Naseem.
- Early August :
Michael resumed the recording sessions of his new album in New York City and moved in a beautiful Fifth Avenue Townhouse with his friend and assistant Frank “Tyson” Cascio.
Rabbi Schmuley Boteach visited Michael at this townhouse and they became friends.
- August 15 :
Michael met the Dalai Lama in NYC.
- August 29 :
Michael was back in Neverland to celebrate his birthday.
Michael decided to cancel the Millenium concerts due to take place in Hawaii & Seoul on the 31st of December.
- September 4 :
Michael went to Sun City to accept an award and present a check to Nelson Mandela during the Kora All African Awards.
- September 9 :
Michael & Elizabeth Taylor interviewed in Talk magazine
- September 11-14 :
Michael was in Disneyland Paris with Grace & the kids. Debbie joined them.
- October 1 :
Michael attended a jewish service in New York with Uri Geller & Schmuley Boteach.
- October 8 :
Debbie officially filed for divorce and signed a confidentiality agreement.
- October 11-early November :
Michael & the kids were at Neverland.
- November 12 :
Michael planned to star as the lead actor in a film named The Nightmares of Edgar Allan Poe.
Michael & Schmuley Boteach took their kids to see the movie Toy Story in New York for Thanksgiving.
- November 30 :
To celebrate “Thriller” as the best video ever, Michael interviewed with MTV and appeared on the cover of TV Guide with exclusive pictures/interview.
- December 4 :
Michael attended 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 took a break in the recording sessions and went back to Neverland.
- December 24/25 :
Michael celebrated Christmas with Prince & Paris at Neverland.