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Michael Jackson - HWT Live In Sydney, Australia 1996 - Billie Jean [Remastered - FULL HD (1080p)]

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Michael Jackson - HWT Live In Sydney, Australia 1996 - ''Billie Jean'' [Remastered - FULL HD High Definition (1080p)] HIStory World Tour (1996 - 1997) Sydney Cricket Ground The HIStory World Tour was the third and final worldwide solo concert tour by American megasuperstar Michael Jackson, covering Europe, Africa, Asia, Oceania and North America. The tour included a total of 82 concerts and was attended by approximately 4.5 million fans, beating his previous Bad Tour with 4.4 million. The tour was the largest concert tour ever by a solo artist in terms of attendance at the time grossing a total of over $163.5 million (excluding free concerts). The HIStory tour spanned the globe with stops in 58 cities, 35 countries on 5 continents. * November 17, 1996 Sydney Cricket Ground - Sydney, Australia Only a few songs were broadcast from this concert, as well as parts from the concert on November 14 and were shown in a 1 hour timeslot on the Nine Network in early 1997 (and no intro for "Billie Jean"). Nine Network also showed some footage from the first concert in the days after Jackson died; it is revealed that he sang "Beat It" fully live as the acapella track was malfunctioning at the time. Just a few hours after the latter performance, Jackson married Debbie Rowe in a civil ceremony in his presidential suite at the Sheraton on the Park Hotel. Also in Sydney, Michael's latest short film Ghosts had it's film premiere. Set list: Sydney 1. Gates of Kiev (Video Intro) 2. Medley "Scream" "They Don't Care About Us" featuring snippet of HIStory "In The Closet" featuring snippet of She Drives Me Wild 3. "Stranger in Moscow" 4. Jackson 5 Medley "I Want You Back" "I'll Be There" 5. "Billie Jean" 6. "Beat It" 7. "Black or White" 8. "They Don't Care About Us" (Instrumental) 9. "HIStory" "Billie Jean" is a dance-pop/R&B song by American recording artist Michael Jackson. It was written, composed, and co-produced by Jackson, and produced by Quincy Jones from the singer's sixth album, Thriller (1982). Originally disliked by Jones, the track was almost removed from the album after he and Jackson had disagreements regarding it. The song is well known for its distinctive bass line and Jackson's vocal hiccups. The song was mixed 91 times by audio engineer Bruce Swedien before he finalized the song with the second mix. Following the successful chart performances of the single "The Girl Is Mine" and the album Thriller, "Billie Jean" was released on January 2, 1983, as the collection's second single. It became a worldwide commercial and critical success; "Billie Jean" was one of the best-selling singles of 1983, and topped both the US and UK charts simultaneously. In other countries, "Billie Jean" topped the charts of Spain and Switzerland, reached the top ten in Austria, Italy, New Zealand, Norway and Sweden, and initially peaked at number 45 in France. After Jackson's death in 2009, the song would reach number one in that territory. "Billie Jean" was certified platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) in 1989. Awarded numerous honors—including two Grammy Awards, one American Music Award and an induction into the Music Video Producers Hall of Fame—the song and corresponding music video propelled Thriller to the status of best-selling album of all time. The song was promoted with a short film that broke down MTV's racial barrier as the first video by a black artist to be aired by the channel in heavy rotation, and an Emmy-nominated performance on Motown 25: Yesterday, Today, Forever, in which Jackson premiered "the moonwalk". The song was also promoted through Jackson's Pepsi commercials; during the filming of one commercial, Jackson's scalp was severely burned. Covered by modern artists, "Billie Jean" sealed Jackson's status as an international pop icon. Rolling Stone magazine ranked the song #58 in its list of the 500 Greatest Songs of All Time. It is the only song to appear on every version of the album King of Pop.