Today in MJJ HIStory
1993 – Michael performs Dangerous tour concert at Inonu Stadium, Istanbul, Turkey attending 48,000 fans.
2009 Sony Music Entertainment announced they were planning on releasing a song entitled, “This Is It” as a single.
It was confirmed during the announcement that the song was to feature backing vocals by Jackson’s brothers and that the song would be included in a two-disc album, ending out the first disc, Michael Jackson’s This Is It. It was also confirmed that the song would be featured during the end credits of the film.
Despite Sony not releasing the song as a single, it was confirmed that “This Is It” would be released to radio stations for airplay, but that the song would not be able to be downloaded. Sony had chosen to release the song as an album-only track as part of a strategy to encourage fans of the song to buy the entire album. John McClain, a co-producer of the This Is It album said of the song, “This song only defines, once again, what the world already knows — that Michael [Jackson] is one of God’s greatest gifts”.