Beyonce Pens Tribute to Michael Jackson (US)

Three years after Michael Jackson’s death, pop star Beyonce wrote a personal message on her website remembering the “Thriller” singer.

“When I was just starting out, my first producer used to make me listen to Michael Jackson’s live performance of ‘Who’s Loving You.’  He would have me watch that for hours back to back to back,” Beyonce wrote. “What he wanted me to learn was his soul.  You could hear his soul.  And he was this little kid who hadn’t experienced love but he was a vessel.  For whatever reason he could evoke more emotion than an adult.  It was so raw and so pure.  It was these little things that he did that were just swag.   It’s something that’s God given. Michael taught me that sometimes you have to forget technique, forget what you have on.  If you feel silly, you have to go from the gut just let it go. Michael Jackson changed me, and helped me to become the artist I am – thank you Michael. Love always, B.”

The message, posted Monday, included a link to a YouTube video of the Jackson 5′s live performance of “Who’s Loving You.”

The Grammy winner wasn’t the only one to remember Jackson Monday. Many stars took to their Twitter pages to remember the “Beat It” singer.

Paris, Jackson’s 14-year-old daughter, tweeted, “RIP Michael Jackson .. Dad you will forever be in my heart <3 i love you.”

“RIP to the best that ever did it. RIP to the KING…RIP Michael Jackson. You will never be forgotten. #INSPIRATION,” Justin Bieber posted to his Twitter page.

Singer Usher tweeted, “RIP Michael Jackson – you will never die in our hearts, your legacy will live on forever!”

Source: ABC News / MJ data bank

R.I.P Donna Summer

La légendaire chanteuse Donna Summer est décédée ce jour en Floride des suites d’un cancer à l’âge de 63 ans. Très discrète sur sa maladie, elle travaillait sur un nouvel album en vue d’un grand retour.

Donna Summer est connue pour avoir donné au Disco ses lettres de noblesses. Avec son producteur Giorgio Moroder elle s’est imposée comme la Reine de cette musique emblématique des années 90. Avec à son actif une pléiade de tubes comme Hot Stuff, Last Dance ou encore She Works Hard For The Money, elle avait également réussi à toucher une nouvelle génération de fans à la fin des années 80 en s’associant avec les producteurs Stock, Aitken & Waterman qui lui produiront quelques succès dont This Time I Know It’s For Real.

Les fans de Michael Jackson se souviendront d’elle également pour le titre State Of Independence tiré de l’album Donna Summer publié en 1982 et produit par Quincy Jones.