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Michael Jackson - Black Or White (Shortened Version)

Michael Jackson"s "Black Or White" was the first of nine short films from 1991"s Dangerous. Directed by John Landis, "Black Or White" features groundbreaking special effects and electrifying dance sequences. The original full-length short film premiered simultaneously in 28 countries for a record-breaking global audience of 500 million! (This edited version was created for mainstream airtime after controversy arose over the final "panther sequence.")

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Written and Composed by Michael Jackson

Rap Lyrics and Intro by Bill Bottrell

Produced by Michael Jackson for MJJ Productions, Inc. and Bill Botrell

Executive Producer: Michael Jackson

From the album Dangerous, released November 26, 1991

Released as a single November 11, 1991

THE SHORT FILM

Director: John Landis

Primary Production Location: Los Angeles, California

Michael Jackson"s short film for "Black or White" was the first of nine short films produced for recordings from Dangerous, Michael"s fourth album as an adult solo performer. As a single, "Black or White" was aninternational sensation, topping the charts in 20 countries in 1991 and 1992, including the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, France, Spain, Ireland, Australia and New Zealand.

"Black or White" was certified Gold and Platinum by the RecordingIndustry Association of America on January 6, 1992. The song was also nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Pop Vocal Performance - Male in 1993. Both "Black or White" and its follow-up "Remember the Time" received BMI Urban Awards in 1993 for being two of the most performed songs of the year.

The ambitious "Black or White" short film again found Michael pushing the boundaries of the "music video" as art form. (This edited version of the short film was created for mainstream airtime after controversy arose over the final "panther sequence.")

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