Early January : Michael resumes the recording of the new album in New York .
February 13 : Michael hosts a party for Prince's 4th birthday
February 14 : Michael gives a press conference for Heal The KIds at the Carnegie Hall in New York with Shmuley Boteach & Frank Tyson.
March 4 : Michael arrives in London on crutches after injuring his foot. He is accompanied by Frank Tyson.
March 5 : Michael goes shopping with Macauley Culkin in London before attending the launch party of Shmuley Boteach & Uri Geller's book at the Royal Institute of British Architects.
March 6 : Michael goes to the Oxford University to give a moving sppech about childhood. Frank, Uri, Schmuley & german business partner Dieter Wiesner attend the event.
March 7 : Michael is Uri Geller's best man at his wedding celebrated in the Berkshire by Schmuley Boteach.
In the evening he attends the 10th annual Michael Jackson Day held by Adrian Grant at the Hammersmith Apollo Theatre.
March 9-11 : Michael spends the week end in before returning to New York .
March 10 : Michael congratulates Janet through a recorded message during the MTV Icon Special honoring her.
March 19 : N'Sync induct Michael in the Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame as a solo artist during a special presentation at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel in New York .
March 21 : Schmuley Boteach, Uri Geller & Michael meet Isreali Prime Minister Ariel Sharon in NYC.
March 25 : Michael goes to Newark ( New Jersey ) with Frank & Schmuley to distribute books to children under Heal The Kids.
Some time later, Michael & Shmuley have a fallout and Heal The Kids Foundation is dismanttled.
Late March-Early June : Michael completes the recording and mixing of his new album in New York (with Teddy Riley) & Miami (with Rodney Jerkins)
Jerkins introduces him to comedian, Chris Tucker and the three of them record a new version of Don't Stop Til You Get Enough for the soundtrack of Rush Hour 2.
April 03 : Michael hosts a party for Paris 3rd birthday.
June : Michael hires F. Marc Schaffel and they create a new company Neverland Valley Entertainment with a common bank account.
June 12 : Michael goes to the Hit Factory studio in New York to present his new album called Invincible to Sony excecutives. He wants the song Unbreakable to be the first single but Sony insists for the song You Rock My World and Michael accepts. He starts to work on the video with director Hype Williams.
June 28 : Michael gets on stage at the end of the Summer Jam Concert festival in Long Island to hug rapper Jay-Z with whom he has just done backgound vocals For his song Girls, Girls, Girls.
July : Michael goes to MIami with Bruce Swedien to complete the final mixing of Invincible.
Dissatisfied with the video concept of Hype Williams, MIchael hires Paul Hunter to direct You Rock My World.
He starts rehearsing for 2 concerts produced by David Gest and scheduled for september 7 & 10 in New York to Celebrates his 30th Anniversary as a solo artist.
August : Michael starts working on the video for Unbreakable with director Dave Meyers. He has a very visual concept and asks Lucasfilms Studio to take care of the special effects...
August 9 : In a Los Angeles dance studio, Michael starts rehearsing a medley with his 5 brothers for the upcoming New York concerts.
August 13-21 : Michael shoots the You Rock My World short film in Los Angeles directed by Paul Hunter and featuring Chris Tucker and a special appearance by Marlon Brando!
August 24 : After several leaks, the song You Rock My World is finally released to the radios.
August 30 : Early in the morning, Michael opens the stock exchange at NASDAQ on Times Square (NYC)
He is also presented with a birthday cake and a Shirley Temple poster.
September 6 : Michael goes to the Madison Square Garden to rehearse his duets with Britney Spears, Whitney Houston & N'Sync.
In the evening, he makes a surprise appearance at the MTV Video Music Awards Ceremony to dance with N'Sync at the end of their performance.
September 7 : It's Michael's day in New York City ! All the biggest stars of music, films& sport gather to attend his concert at the Madison Square Garden . Michael arrives late with Elizabeth Taylor and during the first part of the show he watches tributes perfomances of his songs by today's biggest artist in a VIP section with all his family & friends (Joe, Katherine, Rebbie, Macauley Culkin, the Cascios, Gregory Peck, Mark Lester & many more) while other friends such as Liza Minelli or Marlon Brando pay him respect on stage.
During the second part of the show, Michael performs a live medley with the Jacksons (joined by N'Sync on Dancing Machine), + The Way You Make Me Feel in duet with Britney Spears, Billie Jean, Black Or White with Slash, You Rock My World & We Are The World with Quincy Jones, Yoko Ono and many stars.
After the concert, Michael attends briefly an after party held at the Tavern On The Green.
September 10 : Michael performs a second concert at the Madison Square Garden . At the end of You Rock My World, Usher & Chris Tucker gets on the stage to dance with him!
Backstage, Michael has an argument with Corey Feldman over his plans to write a book on their friendship.
September 11 : Upon hearing of the terrorist attacks in New York , MIchael orders a bus for his family to return in California and limousines for his close friends. He leaves New York with Grace, Prince & Paris and they go hiding at the Cascio family house in New Jersey
September 16 : Michael annouces that he is going to record the song What More Can I Give with many artists for the victims of the terrorist attacks in New York . The song is produced by Marc Schaffel for Neverland Valley Entertainment.
September 21 : The video for You Rock My World is premiered in Europe .
Michael records the song You Are My Life with John Mac Lain in Los Angeles and he likes it so much that he decides to add it at the last minute to the tracklist of Invincible!
October 9 : The single of You Rock My World is released in Europe and becomes a huge hit.
October 15 : While Quincy Jones is promoting his autobiography On the Oprah Show, Michael calls him on the phone to congratulate him.
Michael completes the recording of What More Can I Give. He has been crossing the to record the parts of many artists such as Justin Timberlake, Usher, Beyonce, Mariah Carey, CEline Dion? Ricky Martin, Aaron & Nick Carter, Luther Vandross, Biys 2 Men, Gloria Estefan ect...
October 16 : Sony releases special editions of Michael's classic albums Off The Wall, Thriller, Bad & Dangerous with exclusive new materials (interview, demo & previously unreleased songs)
Michael shoots a scene for the movie Men In Black 2 directed by Barry Sonnefield where he plays Agent M.
October 17 : Debbie Rowe goes to the family court in Los Angeles to give up her parental rights on Prince & Paris because she says she has not seen them for a year and do not want to disturb them by making intrusions in their life once in a while.
October 21 : Michael is in Washington DC where he participates at a TV concert for the victims of September 11. He performs Man In The Mirror and at the end, he sings What More Can I Give with all the artists of the night (including Usher & Mariah Carey) Prince, Paris, Macauley Culkin, the Cascios & Marc Shaffel attend the concert backstage.
October 22 : Michael records a Spanish version of What More Can I Give called Todo Para Ti.
October 26 : Michael participates in an online/audio chat with his fans hosted by Yahoo & Get Music.
October 30 : Worldwide release of the album Invincible.
November 7 : For the first time in his career, Michael makes an appearance at the Virgin megastore of Times Square in New York to promote and sign copis of Invincible. He is accompanied by Frank & Eddie Cascio + his make up artist Karen Faye. He also gives several interviews to the TV shows TRL (MTV), Entertainment Tonight (CBS) et 106th & Park (BET)
November 12 : Michael is on the cover of TV Guide with an exclusive interview and pictures.
Entertainment Tonight airs the first footage of the What More Can I Give video. The song is ready but Sony doesn't want to release it. They also refuse to put commercials for Michael's new album during the airing of his concert on CBS. Michael is furious against Sony CEO, Tommy Mottola and decides not to appear on the videos for Cry & Butterflies, the next singles imposed by Sony...
November 13 : CBS broadcasts an edited version of Michael's concerts at the Madison Square Garden and gets great ratings.
December : Michael makes a photoshoot with Prince & Paris at Neverland for an upcoming VIBE magazine coverstory with photographer Jonathan Exley.
December 5 : The single of Cry is released in Europe while Butterflies is played on US radios (with a remix featuring rap artist Eve)
December 14 : Michael gives an interview to USA Today.
December 19 : Michael gives an interview to the Steve Harvey Morning Radio Show.
Later he attends the KIIS-FM Jingle Ball Concert in Los Angeles where Rick Dees & Magic Johnson present him the Legend Award.
December 24 : Michael celebrates Christmas at Neverland with Prince & Paris.