The Baronet Entertainment & Media Group was founded by Adrian Grant in 2006. From an early age Adrian knew he wanted to produce work that would entertain and inspire others. In 1988, after completing a diploma in Business Studies, Adrian obtained a grant from The Prince’s Trust and launched the world’s first Michael Jackson fanzine, Off The Wall. Within two years it had a circulation of 25,000 and was being read in 47 different countries.
In March 1990, Michael Jackson personally invited Adrian to his home Neverland Valley, which led to a good friendship and gave Adrian the access to write the best-selling book, Michael Jackson - The Visual Documentary.
Away from Jackson, Adrian published two national magazines – Shades and Blink. He also gained valuable experience with the UK's biggest publisher, EMAP, working on titles such as Elle, Heat and FHM.
In 2001, Michael Jackson attended the 'Tenth Annual MJ Day' – an event Adrian had been producing since 1991. Michael described the show as “Beautiful and incredible!”
In 2006 Adrian created Thriller Live, which first previewed at the Dominion. The following year Adrian teamed up with Flying Music for the shows first UK tour. It has now been seen in 32 countries by over four million people, and is currently the 15th biggest West End musical of all-time.
In September 2011 Adrian produced another West End show, Respect La Diva, which paid tribute to some of the world's best female singers including Aretha Franklin, Whitney Houston and Dusty Springfield.
In 2013 Adrian managed the production and release of Denise Pearson's (lead singer of Five Star) debut solo album, produced and directed three of her music videos and organised her two UK tours, supporting The Jacksons and Billy Ocean.
Adrian went back to his publishing roots in 2015, by launching the online magazine, The Metropolist.
In October 2017 Adrian received the Image Award at the Black British Business Awards for setting a record of excellence and making a lasting, significant and positive contribution to the standing of people of African and Caribbean heritage in Britain for his show, Thriller Live and work with Michael Jackson.
With 30 years of experience in the entertainment and media industries Adrian is not only creative as a video director, writer and producer, he is also very passionate about business and loves the daily challenges that his ventures bring.