HIStory: Past, Present and Future, Book I is the ninth studio album by American singer Michael Jackson, released on June 20, 1995. It was the fifth Jackson album released through Epic Records, and the first on his label MJJ Productions. It comprises two discs: HIStory Begins, a greatest hits compilation, and HIStory Continues, comprising new material written and produced by Jackson and collaborators. The themes include environmental awareness, isolation, greed, suicide, injustice, and Jackson's conflicts with the media.

Six singles were released: "Scream/Childhood", "You Are Not Alone", "Earth Song", "This Time Around", "They Don't Care About Us", and "Stranger in Moscow". "Smile" was intended to be the seventh single, but was cancelled last minute. "Scream/Childhood" peaked at number five, and became the first song to debut in the top five of the Billboard Hot 100. "You Are Not Alone" was the first song to debut at number one.

HIStory was nominated for five Grammy Awards, winning for Best Music Video – Short Form for "Scream". Though it received generally positive reviews, the lyrics of "They Don't Care About Us" drew accusations of antisemitism; Jackson said the lines had been misinterpreted and replaced them on later pressings.

HIStory debuted at number one in the US and the UK, among other countries. By 1997, it had been certified six times platinum in Europe, making it the year's best-selling album in the combined European market. It had sold more than 20 million copies worldwide by 2010, making it one of the best-selling albums of all time, and the best-selling multi-disc album. In 2001, the greatest hits disc was reissued as Greatest Hits: HIStory, Volume I, and had sold four million copies worldwide by 2010.

"HIStory - Past, Present And Future - Book I" was Michael Jackson's 9th studio album and first published in June 1995. It also included the first officially-called greatest hits compilation on Epic Records. It sold over 40 million copies worldwide and was therefore commercially less successful than his predecessor "Dangerous".


  1. Billie Jean
  2. The Way You Make Me Feel
  3. Black Or White
  4. Rock With You
  5. She's Out Of My Life
  6. Bad
  7. I Just Can't Stop Loving You
  8. Man In The Mirror
  9. Thriller
  10. Beat It
  11. The Girl Is Mine
  12. Remember The Time
  13. Don't Stop 'Til You Get Enough
  14. Wanna Be Startin' Somethin'
  15. Heal The World
  16. Scream
  17. They Don't Care About Us
  18. Stranger In Moscow
  19. This Time Around
  20. Earth Song
  21. D.S.
  22. Money
  23. Come Together
  24. You Are Not Alone
  25. Childhood
  26. Tabloid Junkie
  27. 2 Bad
  28. HIStory
  29. Little Susie
  30. Smile
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