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Encyclopedia > You Are Not Alone
"You Are Not Alone"
"You Are Not Alone" cover
Single by Michael Jackson
from the album HIStory
Released August 15, 1995
Format CD single
Recorded 1995
Genre R&B
Length 5:45 (Album version)
4:36 (Radio edit)
Label Epic Records
Producer(s) R. Kelly
Chart positions
Michael Jackson singles chronology
"Scream/Childhood"
(1995)
"You Are Not Alone"
(1995)
"Earth Song"
(1995)
Michael Jackson's Visionary chronology
"Heal the World"
(2006)
"You Are Not Alone"
(2006)
"Earth Song"
(2006)

"You Are Not Alone" was a hit single by singer/songwriter Michael Jackson, released in August 1995. It was the second single from his multi-platinum album HIStory. The song was written by R&B singer-songwriter R. Kelly and became the first single ever to debut at number one in the Billboard Hot 100. SABAM, Belgian right society, however, confirmed that the tune of the song was originally composed in 1993 by Eddy & Danny Van Passel, veteran Belgian songwriters, producers and music publishers. Image File history File links You_Are_Not_Alone. ... A collection of various CD singles In music, a single is a short recording of one or more separate tracks. ... For other people named Michael Jackson, see Michael Jackson (disambiguation). ... History is the study of human affairs through time. ... August 15 is the 227th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (228th in leap years), with 138 days remaining. ... 1995 (MCMXCV) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1995 (MCMXCV) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... A music genre is a category (or genre) of pieces of music that share a certain style or basic musical language (van der Merwe 1989, p. ... Rhythm and blues (aka R&B or RnB) is a popular music genre combining jazz, gospel, and blues influences — first performed by African American artists. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... Epic Records is an American record label, and subsidiary of Sony BMG. // Epic was launched originally as a jazz and classical music label in 1953 by CBS. Its bright-yellow, black and blue logo became a familiar trademark for many jazz and classical releases. ... In the music industry, a record producer (or music producer) has many roles, among them controlling the recording sessions, coaching and guiding the performers, and supervising the recording, mixing and mastering processes . ... Robert Sylvester Kelly (born January 8, 1967 in Chicago, Illinois), who goes by the stage name of R. Kelly, is an African American R&B singer, songwriter, and record producer. ... A record chart, also known as a music chart, is a method of ranking music according to popularity during a given period of time. ... United States may refer to: Places: United States of America SS United States, the fastest ocean liner ever built. ... For other people named Michael Jackson, see Michael Jackson (disambiguation). ... Scream/Childhood was a 1995 hit single for singer-songwriter Michael Jackson. ... Earth Song is a song by Michael Jackson. ... Heal the World is a song, which is the seventh track on Michael Jacksons hit album, Dangerous, released in 1991. ... Earth Song is a song by Michael Jackson. ... A collection of various CD singles In music, a single is a short recording of one or more separate tracks. ... For other people named Michael Jackson, see Michael Jackson (disambiguation). ... History is the study of human affairs through time. ... Rhythm and blues (or R & B) is a musical marketing term introduced in the United States in the late 1940s by Billboard magazine. ... The term singer-songwriter refers to performers who both write and sing their own material. ... Robert Sylvester Kelly (born January 8, 1967 in Chicago, Illinois), who goes by the stage name of R. Kelly, is an African American R&B singer, songwriter, and record producer. ... The Billboard Hot 100 is the United States music industry standard singles popularity chart issued weekly by Billboard magazine. ...

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Chart performance

"You Are Not Alone" became the second most-successful Michael Jackson single released in the Nineties, after "Black or White". The song peaked at number one in many countries around the world, including the UK, the U.S., New Zealand, Ireland, France and Switzerland. The nineties is a decade common to a number of centuries. ... Black or White was a 1991 worldwide smash hit single for singer Michael Jackson. ...


In the UK it debuted at number three and then climbed to number one where is stayed for two weeks. The single remained in the top five for seven weeks and was in the top 75 for fifteen weeks. This long run in the charts resulted in a gold sales award. The huge success of "You Are Not Alone" pulled HIStory back into the top-ten.


In the USA, the single broke a record in Billboard's history by being the first ever single to debuting at number one in the Hot 100 singles chart. It also debuted at number one in the R&B chart. It remained at number one in the Hot 100 for just a week but remained at the top of the R&B chart for four weeks. Airplay was excellent with a number two peak position in the Hot 100 Airplay chart and number one for the R&B Airplay chart (where is stayed for seven weeks). Sales were strong with a peak position of number two in Hot 100 Sales, number one in R&B Sales and number three in Maxi single sales. It went platinum in the USA for sales of over one million copies. The Hot 100 Airplay is a chart released weekly by Billboard magazine in the United States. ...


Success around the world was also substantial where it reached number one in New Zealand, Ireland, France and Switzerland. It reached number one on the Eurochart where it stayed for six weeks and remained in the top 100 for twenty-four weeks.


Music video

The music video was controversial in that it featured an almost nude Jackson and his ex-wife Lisa Marie Presley. A music video is a short film or video that accompanies a complete piece of music, most commonly a song. ... Lisa Marie Presley watches the Pepsi 400 at Daytona International Speedway in Florida on July 2, 2005 Lisa Marie Presley (born February 1, 1968 in Memphis, Tennessee) is an American singer, daughter of Elvis Presley and Priscilla Beaulieu Presley. ...


Mixes

  1. Album Version 5:45
  2. Album Version w/longer fade 6:01 [released on “Michael Jackson – Tle Ultimate Collection” box set]
  3. Album Edit 4:55
  4. Radio Edit 4:34
  5. Classic Club Edit
  6. Frankie Knuckles - Classic Song Version - 7:55
  7. Frankie Knuckles - Franctified Club Mix - 10:10
  8. Knuckluv Dub Version
  9. R. Kelly Remix - 6:25
  10. R. Kelly Remix Edit
  11. Jon B. Main Mix - 6:55
  12. Jon B. Remix Edit
  13. Jon B. Padappella - 6:55

Visionary Single

CD Side

  1. "You Are Not Alone" (Album Edit)
  2. "You Are Not Alone" (Classic Club Mix)

DVD Side

  1. "You Are Not Alone" (Music Video)

Credits

  • Written and composed by R. Kelly
  • Produced by R. Kelly and Michael Jackson
Preceded by:
"Kiss From a Rose" by Seal
Billboard Hot 100 number one single
September 2, 1995
Succeeded by:
"Gangsta's Paradise" by Coolio featuring L.V.
Preceded by:
"Country House" by Blur
UK Singles Chart
Number 1 single

3 September 199517 September 1995
Succeeded by:
"Boombastic"
by Shaggy
Preceded by:
"Boombastic" by Shaggy
Billboard's Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs number one single
September 28, 1995
Succeeded by:
"Fantasy" by Mariah Carey

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