” Cry ” is by is by Michael Jackson ( Michael Joseph Jackson ), who was an American singer, songwriter, record producer, dancer and actor. Known as the ” King of Pop “, Michael was one of the most famous entertainers ever, and one of the best-selling music artists of all time.
His professional debut came when he joined the Jackson 5 in 1964; the other members were Michael’s elder brothers Jackie, Tito, Jermaine, and Marlon. In 1971 he embarked on a solo career, and during the early 80s, his popularity soared with a run of hit singles and Albums.
Michael’s sixth studio album, Thriller, released on the 30th of November 1982, went on to be the best-selling album of all time, with sales estimated to be 65 Million copies Worldwide. Thriller is the first album to be certified 33× Multi-Platinum and is the best-selling album in the United States.
On the 25th of June 2009, Michael Jackson died. The announcement of his death caused the internet to slow and put pressure on services such as Google, AOL Instant Messenger, Twitter and Wikipedia. Web traffic directly after his death was some 20% higher than average. Michael’s music continues to be enjoyed by Millions Worldwide, and in 2016 it is estimated that his estate earned $825 Million.
” Cry ” was written by R. Kelly ( Robert Sylvester Kelly ), the American singer, songwriter, record producer. He also co-produced the track along with Michael.
R. Kelly made his debut as part of the American R&B group Public Announcement in 1992. He has won numerous awards including three Grammy Awards, 2 American Music Awards, 1 BET Awards, 6 NAACP Image Awards, 11 Soul Train Awards, and multiple Billboard Music Awards. He is the most successful R&B artist in history.
The song was released on the 3rd of December 2001 by record label Epic ( Sony Music Entertainment ) and taken from Michael’s tenth and final studio album, Invincible.
The album, released on the 30th of October 2001, took a long time to put together. The production began in 1997 and wasn’t finished until two months before release. It was recorded in more than ten different studios, with the final cost exceeding thirty million dollars. The production cost added to the cost of promotion of $25 million makes the album the most expensive ever made.
The R&B ballad is about problems with the planet, with the suggestion that everyone pulls together so they all can make a change in the world. Some critics felt the song lyrics and theme were similar to ” Heal the World “, which reached number two on the UK Singles Chart in 1992.
The accompanying music video was directed by Nick Brandt, who also worked on the video for ” Earth Song “. The English director and art photographer specialising in photography of the African continent. He set up the non-profit organisation Big Life Foundation in response to continuing problem of poaching. He has also directed videos for Jewel, Lisa Stansfield and XTC.
” Cry ” was not a commercial success for Michael. In the United States, the song reached a peak of Number One on the Bubbling Under R&B/Hip-Hop Singles Chart.
In the United Kingdom, it entered the UK Singles Chart on the 22nd of December 2001 and reached a peak of number twenty-five. It spent one week in the top forty and a total of four weeks on the UK chart.
BillBoard Hot 100 Highest Chart Position: N/A
UK Highest Chart Position: 25
Other Countries Highest Chart Positions: Australian Singles Chart 43, Austrian Singles Chart 65, Belgian (Wallonia) Singles Chart 31, Danish Singles Chart 16, Dutch Singles Chart 39, France Singles Chart 30, Polish Singles Chart 9, Spanish Singles Chart 6, Swedish Singles Chart 48, Swiss Singles Chart 42
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