1995 ~ HIStory Album, Neverland World Children Congress, “Scream”, “Childhood”, “You Are Not Alone”, MTV Video Music Awards, “Earth Song”
In order to avoid a new controversy, Michael decided to settle a new lawsuit by Bianca Francia who claimed false allegations against Michael regarding her son Jason back in 1990. She withdrew her complaint.
- January 20-24 :
Michael & Lisa Marie welcomed King Nana Amon Ndoufou in Los Angeles .
- February 6 :
Michael & Lisa Marie visited lawyer Johnnie Cochran at his new office in L.A.
- February 23 :
Michael previewed several new songs from his new album at the NARM convention where he was presented with an Humanitarian Award.
- March 2 :
Michael attended little Craig Fleming’s funeral.
- March 28 :
Michael hosted a party at Neverland to celebrate the end of the recording of his new album “History”.
- April 18-20 :
Michael & Lisa Marie welcomed 46 youths from 17 countries to Neverland for the World Children Congress.
- May :
- May 15-20 :
Michael & Janet recorded the video for Scream, directed by Mark Romanek.
- May 19 :
“Scream”, The first single from the album HIStory was officially launched on radios worldwide.
- May 25 :
Michael, Lisa Marie, & her daughter Danielle went to the Six Flags Amusement Park in Los Angeles .
- May 29 :
“Scream” was released worldwide.
- Early June :
Michael recorded the video for “Childhood” directed by Nicholas Brandt in Los Angeles .
The HIStory Album teaser began airing in US theatres and on TV around the world.
- June 14 :
Michael & Lisa Marie interviewed on ABC’s Primetime Live with Diane Sawyer. The “Scream” video was premiered. A new controversy arose about some lyrics to the song “They Don’t Care About Us” that would be anti-Semitic which Michael categorically denies.
- June 16 :
Michael was on the cover of Entertainment Weekly.
Michael appeared at the VH1 Awards at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles to perform “We Are The World” with Boys 2 Men and he also received an award from Morgan Freeman for his charity efforts.
- July 10
Michael & Lisa Marie attended the opening of the Magic Johnson Sony Theatre in Los Angeles .
- July 12 :
Michael & Lisa Marie recorded the video for “You Are Not Alone” and they also appeared on the cover of Jet magazine.
- July 25 :
Michael attended a press conference in New York City to announce the 1995 MTV Video Music Awards nominations and a special HBO concert planned at the Beacon Theatre on December 10.
- July 26 :
ABC aired a special feature called Michael Jackson Changes History during which Michael interviewed with Bill Bellamy and premiered the video for “You Are Not Alone”.
- July 31-August 6 :
After an argument with Lisa Marie, Michael flew to Disneyland Paris.
- August 15 :
“You Are Not Alone” was released as a single and directly reached number 1 on the Billboard.
- August 17 :
Michael conversed with his fans on an Internet chat.
He recorded the video for “Earth Song” directed by Nicholas Brandt.
- September 7 :
Michael attended the MTV Video Music Awards in New York City . He opened the ceremony with a 20 minutes long medley, including “Dangerous” & “You Are Not Alone, and accepted an award with Janet for “Scream”.
September 23 :
Michael performed “You Are Not Alone” at the BET 15th Anniversary Special in Washington.
October 31 :
Michael performed “Dangerous” & “You Are Not Alone” at the Soul Train 25TH Anniversary Special.
Early November :
The single & video of “Earth Song” were released in Europe.
November 4 :
Michael was in Munich, Germany where he performed on the show ‘Wetten Dass’. MJ performed “Dangerous” and “Earth Song”. Backstage, he met Laurent Hopman and Anton Schleiter, son of son of Hamburg-based Sony music exec Wolfgang Schlieter.
Mid November :
Michael & Sony merged their song cataloges. The new joint publishing venture is estimated at $600 million
December 4 :
Michael rehearsed the HBO concert at the Beacon Theatre with French artist Mime Marceau and they welcomed the media.
December 6 :
Michael collapsed while rehearsing the concert and he was rushed to the Beth Israel Medical Center. He was suffering from gastro-enteritis, dehydration and electrolyte imbalances. Janet visited him, cancelling her appearance at the Billboard Awards.
Lisa Marie also visited Michael, and she asked for a divorce. Michael decided to postpone the concert.
December 18 :
Michael was at Disneyland Paris taking with him the Cascio kids (Frank, Eddie, Dominic Jr, Aldo & Marie Nicole)