• January :
Michael records a demo version of What More Can I Give with Luciano Pavarotti.
  • January 18 :
Michael wins the copyright infringement case against Al Bano Carrisi for the song Will You Be There.
  • February :
Michael meets Janet (who he didn’t see since December 95!) in a Los Angeles hotel and he introduces her Prince Michael Jr.
  • February 7 :
Michael has dinner with Lisa Marie at the Ivvy Restaurant in L.A.
  • February 13 :
Adrian Grant holds an exclusive interview of Michael in his hotel suite of Los Angeles .
Michael & Omer Bhatti hosts a party for Prince 1st birthday.
  • February 20-27 :
Michael goes to Seoul to attend the investiture ceremony of President Kim Dae Jung on the 25th.
  • March 3 :
An order is entered by District Judge Carl J. Christensen at Clark County, Nevada dissolving the marriage between LaToya and Jack Gordon and awarding LaToya royalties and property.
The order concludes with a response to Jackson's petition for a restraining order against Gordon; it is ordered by the court that Gordon and Jackson are both strictly prohibited from going within 100 feet of each other, each other's work place or residence, or any member of each other's family. Gordon is ordered to provide Jackson with a $350,000 settlement and pay $15,000 to cover Jackson's attorney fees.

  • March 5-10 :
Michael goes to Vienna with Prince Michael Jr.
  • March 10-30 :
They go to Munich in where Michael visits his friends Anton & Francesca and also Marcel Avram, his former concert promoter still in jail. He also takes Prince Michael Jr to the circus.
  • April 3 :
Debbie gives birth to Paris Michael Katherine Jackson at the Spalding Pain Medical Clinic of Beverly Hills. Michael attends the birth and then takes his baby girl to Neverland where Prince is waiting with Grace & Connie Cascio.
  • April 21 :
Laurent Hopman holds an exclusive interview of Michael in his hotel suite of Los Angeles .
  • May 7-9 :
Michael goes to the Virgin Islands with Don Barden , his new business partner with whom he wants to build casinos!
  • May 15 :
Michael holds a press conference in Beverly Hills to announce a series of benefit concerts for the World Peace Foundation For Children
  • May 17 :
Michael goes to Namibia n 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 has a private meeting with President Larent Kabila of the Democratic Republic of Congo.
  • Late May :
Michael & Don Barden go to Las Vegas .
  • July 6 :
Michael arrives in Detroit with Don Barden where he is welcomed by hundreds of fans!
  • July 7 :
Michael & Don give a press conference in Detroit to announce a Casino project named Majestic Kingdon
  • July 8 :
They give a secong press conference to support their project.
  • July 9 :
Michael & Don go to New York to speak with potential financers.
  • July 14 :
They return to
  • July 15 :
Michael has a two hour long private meeting with the Namibien President
  • July 17 :
Michael &  Don go to South Africa
  • July 18 :
They go to Joannesburg
  • July 19 :
Michael attends the 80th birthday banquet and wedding of Nelson Mandela with Stevie Wonder among others.
  • July 24 :
Michael goes to Tokyo.
  • July 25 :
Michael attends the Kick Boxing Champion All-Star Match.
  • July 27 :
Michael holds a press conference in Tokyo to announce a new Japanese Company Wonder World – Land Of Toys .
  • July 28 :
Michael flies back home.
  • August 3 :
Michael returns to Detroit to convince the people to vote for his casino project.
  • August 4 :
Michael and Stevie Wonder visit 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 returns to Las Angeles.

  • August 20 :
Michael attends Janet's Velvet Rope concert in L.A with the 3T.
  • August 25-26 :     
 Michael starts recording news songs such as "A Place With No Name", "Break Of Dawn" and "Blue Gangsta" at the Record Plant Studio in L.A with producer Elliot Straite aka Dr Freeze.
  • August 29 :
Michael spends his 40th birthday with the 3T at Janet’s concert in Las Vegas .

He records 2 songs with the 3T for their new album.

  • September 8 :
Michael records his lead vocals on "A Place With No Name" at Record Plant Studio in LA. 

  • September 15 :
Michael attends another Janet concert in Orlando
  • October 16 :
Michael records additional lead vocals on " A Place With No Name' at the Record One Studio with Dr Freeze. He also starts working with Brad Buxer and Michael Prince on the songs "Speechless" and "The Lost Children"
  • October 29 :
Michael & Debbie go to the Getty museum in Los Angeles with Prince & Paris.
  • November 10-20 :
Michael goes to Souh Africa with his kids as well as Lisa Marie & her kids and together thay attend a Janet's concert.
  • November 25 :
Michael spends Thanksgiving at Hayvenhurst with the Jackson family + Lisa Marie & her kids
  • December 10 :
Michael & Debbie attend a dinner in honour of Dr Arnold Klein.
  • December 11-12 :
Michael attends the Grand Opening of Royal Towers of Atlantis resort in with his friend Gerry Inzerillo. He goes on stage to perform Heal The World with a group of children.
  • Mid December :
Michael goes to the Hit Factory in New York where he meets Teddy Riley, Janet & Lisa Marie.
  • December 20 :
Michael takes Prince & Paris to visit the Hilton grandchildren in New York .
  • December 24/25 :
Michael celebrates Christmas at Neverland with Prince, Paris, the Cascios & the Bhattis.