Ne-Yo updates Michael Jackson's 'The Way You Make Me Feel' video in new 'One in a Million' clip: Watch here

ne-yoIt’s a few beats slower than Micheal Jackson’s “The Way You Make Me Feel,” but Ne-Yo‘s new video for “One in a Million” recalls the gloved one’s 1987 girl-chasing clip. Instead of following a vixen through an alley in the middle of the night with a posse of dancing goons, Ne-Yo and a gang of gentlemen prance through city streets clean in shirts, slacks, and wingtips.

Ne-Yo, a self-described M.J. fanatic, does a wonderful job being true to himself without turning this into a corny carbon copy. I can see Jackson’s influence. But there’s no crotch-grabbing plagiarism. The smooth mid-tempo cut is the third single from the singer/songwriter’s forthcoming album, Libra Scale. Check out the video to see if Ne-Yo’s charming ways, wizardry, and smooth steps actually win the girl over after the jump.

What do you think of the video? Think Michael Jackson up there enjoying Ne-Yo’s video?

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  • eliott256

    The song is terrible…

    • sadasd

      uR mum is terrible…

  • graeme

    Cool video. Crappy song.

  • Skippy

    Ummmm, why was MJ even brought into this discussion at all? Whoever fet the need to compare the two should be shot in the face! I was duped when I clicked on the link…I thought Ne-Yo was covering MJ’s song “The Way You Make Me Feel.” But noooooo, I was wrong to think that! This song sucks and I don’t know why this video is being compared to MJ’s!

    • Jordan

      It’s quite clear why the video is being compared to MJ’s video for ‘The Way You Make Me Feel’.. The whole chasing a girl thing, the dance with the buddies, theres even some MJ dance moves added in there, look out for them!

  • Phil

    I got a promo on Ne-Yo doing Janet’s “Rock With U” back in the early Spring. Its the same exact production, with him doing the vocals instead of her. Its not terrible, but I dunno if it’ll ever see the light of day, but that single did come out on Def Jam, so maybe his bossses let him record the track. Well If Ne-Yo couldn’t get “Beautiful Monster” or “Champagne Life” to hit the pop charts…I dunno bout this track.

  • Melissa

    I love any of the ‘nice’ nods to Michael, to me it only shows admiration and respect, I loved the white sox :)

  • Shannon

    Whoever made this article must be blind. Yes, Ne-Yo did do a few crotch grabs. Maybe the person who made this artciel wasn’t watching the croth enough. But Ne-Yo did a great job paying tribute to the KING OF ALL MUSIC.

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  • shell517nj

    Ne-yo. Nice moves. Micheal Jackson’s influence, love it. didn’t see the connection with Micheal’s video until the end.

  • john mclane

    this is total sh!t no comes close to ~the king of pop~ who ever wrote must be an idiot.

  • malcy

    Very good dancing by Ne-Yo.Smoothly done.

  • :(

    I miss him :(

  • Rochelle

    I like the song and the video. There are a few steps that remind me of MJ, and I’m sure MJ would have enjoyed this video, however I have to admit that if I hadn’t read the article first, I wouldn’t have thought about “The Way You Make Me Feel”, nor would I have compared the two artists AT ALL. Tributes are awesome and touching, but this didn’t seem like one to me. Chris Brown’s performance on the BET Awards 2010 was clearly a tribute, and done very well. While I like this video, it in NO Way brings thoughts of MJ to my mind except for the crotch grab. Everyone needs to stop trying so hard and continue to do their own thing, because there will NEVER be another artist like Michael Jackson. RIP

  • Adriana

    You’re so WRONG !!!!!!
    bad music, bad video,
    Mike is the King of Kings !!

    there will never be the need to update the work of the Master who is Mike

  • Cecilia

    Every time somebody tries to imitate in some way Michael Jackson, I realize more and more how impossible that is. It’s not only that they are not as good technically speaking. What they really miss is MJ’s ENERGY!!!!!

  • speechless

    Whats missing is MJ’s beautiful smile!!

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