MJJ Music

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MJJ Music
Parent company MJJ Productions Inc
Sony Music Entertainment
Founded 1997; 19 years ago
Founder Michael Jackson
Defunct 2001
Distributor(s) Epic Records
(in the US)
550 Music
(in the US; 1995–1997)
The WORK Group
(in the US; 1997–1999)
Sony Music Entertainment
Genre Various
Country of origin United States
Location New York City
Official website www.michaeljackson.com

MJJ Music was an American record label that was owned by MJJ Productions Inc and founded by American entertainer Michael Jackson. It was distributed by Epic Records (for which Jackson recorded) and Work Records.

MJJ Music was founded in 1997. Jackson formed the label to help shape the talents of burgeoning artists. Among the string of artists that signed with the label included Brownstone, 3T, Tatyana Ali, and Men of Vizion. The label’s most significant successes in America was that of Brownstone, whose 1994 single “If You Love Me” hit the top ten of the pop charts, also the group was certified platinum with the 1995 debut album From the Bottom Up.

In addition, Tatyana Ali, who had a top ten hit in 1999 with the single “Daydream,” Another significant success for the label was 3T, whose first album, Brotherhood, went gold in the United States and platinum overseas.

Also during the 1990s, the label's musical base had been expanded to include kid hip hop duos, one of which was Quo, which was a short-lived group composed of Wade Robson (born 1982) and DeWayne Turrentine (born 1979). The duo came together in 1994 and released the single "Blowin' Up (Don't Stop the Music)," which became a minor hip hop hit, charting on both the Hot Rap Singles chart and the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs.

In 1999, they, along with Epic Soundtrax and Work Records, released the soundtrack to the film The Adventures of Elmo in Grouchland.

Due to difficulties between Jackson and his parent label Sony Music and CEO Tommy Mottola over promotion over his career and the label’s future, Jackson caused the label to fold in 2001.