In February, 1992, on occasion of one of his goodwill trips to Africa, Michael Jackson is crowned King Sanwi by King Nana Amon Ndoufou IV - ruler of Sanwi on the Ivory Coast - during vast ceremonies held in the Village of Krindjabo. Jackson is also welcomed on February 11 by 100,000 people when he arrives in Libreville, Gabon, President Omar Bongo recompensing him with the 'National Honor Of Merit Award' on behalf of the country of Gabon, West-Central Africa, at the Ambassador's Hall in the Presidential Palace.
Smiling modestly and sitting on a golden throne white two young bare-breasted virgins fanned him in 90-degree weather and two small boys stood guard, megastar Michael Jackson was crowned "king of sanwi" in a West African village. During impressive ceremonies observed by a huge crowd, the 33-year-old entertainer was regal in his bearing as a crown of gold was placed upon his head by Amon N'Djafok, the traditional tribal chief of the Village of Krindjabo, Ivory Coast, West Africa.
The shy singing sensation who once told Jet that he "would rather blaze trails than follow in someone's footsteps," had been sitting silently and smiling brightly beneath a special canopy reserved for a person of high rank as his four Black American bodyguards stood nearby.
Wearing an orange shirt and black pants, Jackson removed his trade-mark black fedora hat which was replaced by a crown of glittering gold.
Hundreds of proud people from the gold-mining, village occupied by the Agni Tribe , located near Abidjan, Ivory Coast , cheered loudly as the chief and his assistants draped him inside a colorful robe trimmed in gold and placed a six-foot scepter of gold in his right hand. A choral group of aged and revered women, wearing white robes, sand and chanted on the grounds to invoke the ancestors.
A tribal official holds scepter decorated with gold as he watches over table with a golden crown, robe and shoes for Jackson.
Jackson, " King of pop,rock and Soul" , stands solemn and silent as he is being crowned "King of sanwi" by Amon N'Djafok, traditional tribal chief of Krindjabo kingdom in the Ivory Coast region near Ghana.
The energetic entertainer who already wore the title of " King of pop,rock and Soul" for selling more albums than any other artist in the history of recording world-wide, stood in front of the throne that was below a sacred village tree. He was told that he was on the land of his ancestors as the "prodigal child of the Bible".
Filled with emotions, Jackson acknowledged his elevation to the royal rank as honorary "King of Sanwi" and responded with six words. Using the language of the French-speaking West African peoples, he exclaimed: "Merci beaucoup!" "King Sanwi" then used the English translation: "Thank you very much!" He then sat down.
When the ceremonies concluded, Jackson remained for a short time to pay respect to the village chief and the fans who turned out to honor him.
After the crowning ceremonies, the elderly women who are the guardians of the village sang, danced and gave their blessing. They asked for God's protection at a tree symbolizing the essence of power.
A proud tribe of people who were forced into exile from Ghana, a neighbor nation, in the 18th Century, they settled in the Ivory Coast and founded their own kingdom and have managed to keep their own monarchy.
NABOB Awards (National Association of Black Owned Broadcasters)
Lifetime Achievement Award
NABOB is the first and largest trade organization representing the interests of African-American owners of radio and television stations across the country.
The association was organized in 1976 by a small group of African-American broadcasters who desired to establish a voice and a viable presence in the industry and to address specific concerns facing African-American broadcasters.
NABOB is a non-profit corporation and is governed by a volunteer Board of Directors elected by our members. Day-to-day operations of the association are carried out at our headquarters in Washington, D.C.
On March 5, 1992, he is offered the "Lifetime Achievement Award" by the National Association of Black Owned Broadcasters, at the organization’s eighth annual Communications Awards Dinner, at the Sheraton Washington Hotel in Washington D.C. The honor recompenses Jackson's 'contributions to pop music, culture, fashion and philantropy'. NABOB represents African-American radio and television station owners; a month before awarding the singer with the mentioned honor, the organization resolved a boycott against Sony Music Entertainment, citing discriminatory distribution and promotion of Jackson’s Epic album, "Dangerous". Michael Jackson, himself, would cite similar issues with regard to the company 10 years later.
It didn't take a genius to figure-out the drawing card.
At the National Association of Black Owned Broadcasters Eighth Annual Communications Awards Dinner it was Michael Jackson's show.
To prove it, some 900 guests turned out in black-tie affair wear to see - and possibly exchange a few words with-the man who was to receive the Lifetime Achievement Award from the trade association, which represents the interests of the nearly 200 Black owned radio and television stations across the country.
Jackson, dressed in black pants, black jacket and red shirt, had them all spellbound. They didn't care that there would be no singing or dancing by the man who NABOB Chairman Pierre Sutton described as having "revolutionized and dominated contemporary music, dance, video and fashion”. They just wanted to be in the place.
Squeezing into the packed reception entrance hall-exchanging how-to-do's with one another-in the nation's capital were a legion of celebrities in their own right. Rev, Jesse Jackson came with his youngest daughter Jacqueline, who is a self-described ultimate fan" of Michael Jackson. Entertainers Stevie Wonder, Al Jarreau, and Stacey Lattisaw, boxing heavyweights Muhammad Ali, and Leon Spinks (along with promoter Butch Lewis), as well as movie heavyweights Spike Lee, and Robert Townsend rubbed elbows with other NABOB honorees Motown President Jheril Busby, BET President Robert Johnson, Sen, Bill Bradley (D., NJ.) and Rep, Bill Richardson (D., N.M.).
In accepting the Lifetime Achievement Award, Jackson thanked Black Sony/Epic music executive Hank Caldwell, recognized the other honorees who were not present and NABOB for supporting his musical career. " This award is great," said Jackson, holding the plaque. "You (NABOB) were there from the beginning and I feel in my heart that you'll always be there."
And with Jackson as the drawing card, the association had the rare opportunity of mass media appeal.
In 1990, the Point of Light Foundation created by President Bush SR, was to encourage American citizens to lend their services to the community in "a call to action."
On May 1, 1992, the entertainer receives a new "Point of Light" award from Mr. George Bush Sr. at the White House in Washington D.C., for his perseverent efforts toward disadvantaged and depraved children. 20 other Americans are awarded the honor for their special contributions to volunteer work.
Ambassador Jackson, says the White House, has made America better by, among other acts, inviting disadvantaged young people and children with disabilities to his California ranch. His work with young people, the proclamation continued, ''reflects a commitment to children that finds its expression in direct and consequential service.'' http://articles.orlandosentinel.com/...or-white-house
The President lunches with the singer and gives him a seat of honor at the front of the White House East Room during the awards ceremony.
Michael, dressed in black of course, wore sunglasses, but with light colored lenses that you could see his eyes through. He briefly declares that "I wanted to come to lunch, because I believe each person can make a difference in the life of someone in need. That is what a Point Of Light is. I'm very, very happy to be here. I love you all. Thank you very much."
Annual ceremony created in 1989, the BMA honor entertainers in the music industry - based on Billboard's year-end music charts. Held since 1990, the ceremony is held in the month of December on the Fox Network.
The Billboard Music Award is an honor given by Billboard magazine, the preeminent publication covering the music business. The Billboard Music Awards show had been held annually in December until it went dormant in 2007, but it returned in May 2011. Janet Jackson has won the most awards.
Unlike other awards, such as the Grammy Award, which determine nominations as a result of the highest votes received, the Billboard Music Awards finalists are based on year-end chart performance according to Nielsen data for sales, downloads and airplay. Awards were given for the top album/artist/single in different genres.
From 1990–2006, the show had the same categories and category names every year.
The BMA is one of four awards ceremonies (American Music Awards, Grammy Awards and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony) that honor entertainers in the music industry.
The artists with the most Billboard Music Awards are:
Janet Jackson 33 awards
Michael Jackson 31 awards
Whitney Houston 30 awards
Michael Jackson is the award show's biggest winning male and pop artist to date.
From 1992 onwards, the shows have been live:
1992–1994: The Universal Amphitheater in Los Angeles
At the 3rd Annual Billboard Music Awards, held at the Universal Amphitheater in Los Angeles, California, in 1992, Michael Jackson wins 3 awards, among which the Number 1 World Single for "Black Or White", and the Number 1 World Album for "Dangerous". The singer accepts his awards from his Neverland home. Phil Collins presents the Awards to MJ.
The singer's socially-conscious, "Black Or White" also wins the Video Of The Year Award at the Pro-Set Los Angeles Music Awards.
Michael attends the NAACP Image Awards with Katherine in Pasadena, California.
Michael Jackson is presented with the 'Outstanding Music Video Award' for the socially conscious song, Black Or White. He also receives the '25th Silver Anniversary Entertainer Of The Year Award' at the 25th "National Association for the Advancement of Colored People" event (NAACP Image Awards).
Michael Jackson, Entertainer of the Year, brought down the house just standing on stage. The crowd didn't let him get away - "I wasn't prepared to sing," he protested, till Patti Laell struck up his tune. And of course, he had to oblige. Patti Labelle sings "Will You Be There" with Michael joining for the last verse.
Michael's acceptance speech:
"First I’d like to say ‘Thank you’ to my mother. Thank you for giving me life — I really mean that.
There are two things which the NAACP stands for which are the most important things in my life: freedom and equality. In every person, there is a secret song in their heart. It says: ‘I am free!’, it sings: ‘I am One!’. This is the natural feeling of every child. To be free as the wind, to be one with every other child. All the troubles in the world are caused by forgetting this feeling.
And when I perform, my connection with people is to just remind me of that: to be free and to be One. In this spirit the NAACP has done its cherished work.
Thank you for having the faith to see that I share your work — for I deeply feel I do.
I accept this award on behalf of the world’s healing. When all our brothers and sisters will be as free and equal as we are today.
I love you so much and I am very honoured, and thank you for this award.
Michael was collecting awards on January 25 at the American Music Awards, where he had five nominations. Dangerous was voted as the Favorite Pop/Rock Album, and "Remember the Time" was chosen as the Favorite Soul/R&B Single. Besides these awards, Michael received a special honor, becoming the first recipient of the American Music Award International Artist Award. The award was presented by Elizabeth Taylor, and a taped message from Eddie Murphy revealed the award will in the future be named "The Michael Jackson International Artist Award."
The American Music Awards opene with a performance by the King of Pop himself. Machine gun fire spray out and a dancer drops to his death as Michael Jackson is revealed standing behind him. Dressed in a dark pinstripe suit, spats, and fedora, Michael opened the show with "Dangerous".
Michael joined several dancers in a Smooth Criminal flavored performance of Dangerous featuring his usual fascinating choreography with plenty of crotch grabbing and carefully timed sound effects.
In accepting an offer from the show's executive producer, Dick Clark, to perform on the show, Michael asked if he could open the show, to which Clark responded, "Michael, you can do whatever you want." Clark added, "I couldn't think of anyone more appropriate to kick off our 20th anniversary show. Not only is Michael one of the most exciting stage performers in the business, but one of the most honored as well."
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Michael won Favorite Soul/R&B Single for Remember The Time. He came from back stage to accept the award, having taken his hair down, and removing his tie. In accepting the award, he acknowledged the fans in the balcony: “Thank you very much. I love you up there. I'd like to thank everyone at Sony Music, especially Mr. Morita, Mickey Schulhof, Tommy Mattola, Dave Glew, Bruce Swedian, Quincey jones, Sandy Gallin, Jim Morey, and of course, all my fans. I love you.”
Amidst the performances and award presentations, Elizabeth Taylor, recovered from a respiratory infection, returned to public life by presenting Michael's honorary award. She announced the recipient of the first ever International Artist Award narrating a video tribute to Michael featuring footage from his videos and live performances from both the Bad and Dangerous tours. She then introduced a taped message from another of Michael's friends and fans, Eddie Murphy:
“Hi, Michael. Knowing how uncomfortable you feel when someone says something nice to you right up in your face, I went 3,000 miles away to do this. Now, the inscription on your award says, 'In recognition of his record-breaking international concert tours, and his album sales, and his heartfelt efforts to make this world a better place, the American Music Awards presents its first International Artist Award to Michael Jackson January 25, 1993.' In addition the American Music Awards are proud to announce that when the award is given in the future, it will be known as 'The Michael Jackson International Artist Award.' So, congratulations Michael, I know you better be smiling from ear to ear. I know you better smile bigger than that, I want to see gums! Congratulations”.
Elizabeth Taylor then called Michael to the stage from his front row seat at the Shrine Auditorium. He had now changed into a black leather jacket and removed his sunglasses before going on stage. The crowd was on their feet and cheering as Michael began to speak. Michael used the stage to spread a message of love:
“I love you very much, Elizabeth Taylor. Teddy Riley, you are a genius. Thank you Eddie, thank you all my friends. Traveling the world has been a great education for me and if there is one insight I've had it is this, wherever you go, in every country, on every continent, people yearn and hunger for only one thing, to love and be loved. Love transcends international boundaries and it heals the wounds of hatred, racial prejudice, bigotry, and ignorance. It is the ultimate truth at the heart of all creation. I would also like to thank God, and my mother and father, Katherine and Joseph Jackson. Thank you once again, I love you all.”
Michael, who had now removed the black leather jacket came from the wings and was brief in his acceptance. "I really wasn't expecting to win. Thank you again Teddy Riley, the public, I love you very much. Thank you."
Having won in two of the five categories in which he was nominated and being named the International Artist of the Year, Michael was the night's big winner. Michael also received an honorary Merit award in 1984 and an Achievement award in 1989. He now has 14 of the awards in competitive categories.
Michael appearance at the 35th Annual Grammy Awards on February 24, where Janet Jackson presented the Grammy Legend Award to her big brother, Michael. After narrating a tribute to her brother, "How To Become A Legend", Janet brought Michael on stage from his front row seat at the Shrine Auditorium, "Now I'm very happy to present the Grammy Legend Award for 1993 to my big brother, Michael Jackson." Looking dashing in black jean s and boots, a white t-shirt and a white beaded jacket , Michael embraced Janet Instead of performing on the show, as had been previously announced, Michael chose instead to speak. In his acceptance speech, which lasted an incredible four minutes, Michael poked fun at himself and showed his sense of humor that many have n't had an opportunity to see. Approaching the microphone, standing next to Janet and putting his arm around her, Michael remarked, "I hope this finally puts to rest another rumor that has been in the press for too many years...me and Janet really are two different people!" He brought more laughs from the crowd when he began, "In the past month I've gone from 'Where is he?' to 'Here he is again!'". His comments prompted host Garry Shandling to ask, "When did he get so damn funny?" The rest of Michael's comments centered on his feeling that it was "nice to be thought of as a person and not as a personality,...:
...Because I don't read all the things written about me, I wasn't aware the world thought I was so weird and bizarre. But when you grow up as I did in front of 100 million people since the age of 5, you're automatically different. The last few weeks I have been cleansing myself and it has been a rebirth for myself, it's like a cleansing spirit. My childhood was completely taken away from me. There was no Christmas, no birthdays. It was not a normal childhood, no normal pleasures of childhood. Those were exchanged for hard work, struggle and pain, and eventual material and professional success. But as an awful price, I cannot recreate that part of my life. Nor would I change any part of my life. However, today when I create my music I feel like an instrument of nature. I wonder what delight nature feels when we open our hearts and express our God given talents. The sound of approval rolls across the universe and the whole world abounds in magic. Wonder fills our hearts for we have glimpsed for an instant the playfulness of life.
And that's why I love children and leant so much from being around them. I realize that many of the world's problems today, from inner city crime to large scale wars and terrorism and over crowded prisons are a result of the fact that children have had their childhoods stolen from them. The magic, the wonder, the mystery and the innocence of a child's heart are the seeds of creativity that will heal the world. I really believe that. What we need to learn from children isn't childish. Being with them connects us to the deeper wisdom of life which is ever present and asks only to be lived. They know the way to solutions that lie trying to be recognized in our own hearts.
Today I would like to thank all the children of the world including the sick and deprived, I am so sensitive to your pain. I also want to thank all those who have helped me to channel my talents here on Earth. From the beginning, my parents, all my brothers and sisters, especially Janet. I am so proud of her, it's incredible. I remember when we were little I used to ask her to be Ginger Rogers while I was Fred Astaire. The Motown family, my teacher, Berry Gordy, Diana Ross, I love you. Suzanne de Passe, the wonderful, great Quincy Jones, Teddy Riley, my new godson Michael Gibb, my new Sony family Akio Morita, Mickey Schulhof, Tommy Mottola, Dave Glew, Polly Anthony, thanks for making one of my most creative efforts, the album Dangerous such an incredible success. I love you all so much. Sandy Gallin, Jim Morey, all the fantastic fans around the world, I love you very much."
Besides his honor as the Grammy Legend, Michael had two Grammy nominations. He was nominated for Best Pop Male Vocal for "Black or White" and for Best R&B Male Vocal for "Jam".
The Pop Male Vocal award went to Eric Clapton for "Tear s in Heaven" and the R&B Male Vocal Grammy went to Al Jarreau for "Heaven and Earth".
Teddy Riley, who co-produced several tracks on Dangerous was nominated for Producer of the Year, but lost to Lindsey Buckingham and Vince Gill.
The Grammy for Best Engineered Recording went to Bruce Swedian for "Dangerous".
The new social butterfly and his date, Brooke Shields, attended Sony Music's party at Jimmy's in Beverly Hills along with Bob Jones and his date . They later made a brief appearance at the Polygram Label Group's party on the A&M movie lot following the awards. Michael's appearance at the party was said to be the "buzz" of the evening.
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Best R&B Single "Remember The Time" Best R&B Album Dangerous
Michael had three nominations and received the Humanitarian of the Year award at the Seventh Annual Soul Train Awards that were handed out in March.
Despite having sprained his ankle the day before during dance rehearsals, he attended the awards presentation and he performed as scheduled.
His first nomination was for Best R&B/Soul Music Video for "Remember the Time". The award went to Boyz II Men for "End of the Road".
Michael's first appearance during the telecast came when he was named the Humanitarian of the Year. The award was presented by Michael's friend, Eddie Murphy: “I address these remarks to a very good friend of mine, Michael Jackson. Now Michael, everyone knows you have broken every sales record known to man and that you have the number one and number two best selling albums of all time and the number one selling single of all time and he's the biggest selling artist ever, but tonight we're not here to talk about that, we're here to talk about your achievements as a humanitarian and your concern about the well-being of children and brothers and sisters everywhere and Mother Earth herself. "
As the cheers from the crowd threatened to drown Murphy out, he cut his remarks short and said, "Hey, just show the film, huh!"
A short film tribute to Michael, narrated by Eddie Murphy, outlined a few of Michael's countless efforts to help children and make the world a better place. Michael, who was on crutches, was helped to the stage from his front row seat by Bill Bray. He was dressed in black pants and a black jacket Michael Jackson: The King of Pop's DARKEST HOUR with belts across his chest, a red armband, and one shoe.
After blowing kisses to the wildly cheering crowd, he apologized for his injury, and Murphy insisted he tell how it happened, "You can't just come out like that and not tell us what happened." Michael replied, "You really want to know? I was dancing and I went into a spin and I twisted my ankle very badly. But I wanted to come here to thank everyone." After poking fun at Murphy, "Eddie, I heard you have a new album out, that you're the one whose 'dangerous'",Michael continued :
"Ever since I was a child, I realized I had a lo of love to share from my soul The black tradition is a tradition of soul which is a gift of love and joy. Soul is the most precious thing you can share because you're sharing yourself and the world needs that gift now more than ever. The child with AIDS, in the ghetto, is waiting for you along with th starving people in Africa and everyone else who needs healing. Make the world more beautiful by sharing with me the wonderful feeling you get when yoursoul is lifted up to become pure love. I accept this award on behalf of all the children of the world who are my inspira tion and my hope... "
Michael's next award was for Best R&B Soul Single, Male for "Remember the Time". Michael was wheeled out from backstage in a wheelchair by Bill Bray, then he stood with the aid of a crutch to accept the award: Thank you again, I love you all Thank you Berry Gordy, the Sony family, Akio Morita, Mickey Schulhof, Tommy Mottola, Dave Glew, and especially Hank Caldwell. Teddy Riley, all the program directors and DJ's, you play my records, Sand Gallin and Jim Morey and the fans.
For the presentation of the Heritage Award, Michael Jackson and Eddie Murphy traded places. This time Michael was the presenter and Eddie Murphy was the recipient Michael has rarely, and never in more than ten years, appeared as a presenter on any award show. He was introduced by host Patti Labelle, "Please welcome the King of Pop, Rock and Soul, Mr. Michael Jackson!"
Michael was wheeled out on stage in the wheelchair by Bill Bray, then stood with the aid of a crutch. As Michael began the tribute to his friend, the cheers from the crowd grew deafening and Michael had to remind them that "this is Eddie's moment": "At the young age of 31, Eddie Murphy has carved out a truly spectacular career in almost any direction he choose to go in, including stand-up comedy, television, film-acting film-directing television producing and music included. It would be impossible to cover all of Eddie's achievements and how brilliantly he performed in each area, but let's take a look ".
After a short collection of clips from Murphy'smany films, Michael introduced his friend, "Ladies and gentlemen, please welcome the recipient of the 1993 Soul Train Music Award's Heritage Award, Mr. Eddie Murphy."
Eddie Murphy then said to the crowd, "Isn't it nice seeing him getting out and giving people awards and stuff?" He also thanked Michael, "for hobblin' out here and giving me this award."
Later in the broadcast Michael changed in the gold Egyptian costume he wears in the video for "Re-Michael Jackson: The King of Pop's DARKEST HOUR 27 member the Time" and he performed the song sitting in an elaborate gold chair placed in the center of the stage, with his dancers behind him. Seated, he gyrated from the waist up and belted out the song like nobody's business, even bringing himself up to stand, balancing himself on one foot a couple of times during the performance.
The final award of the evening was fo Best R&B/Soul Album, Male, and it went to Michael Jackson for Dangerous. He was again wheeled out in the wheel-chair from backstage by Bill Bray, he then stood on crutches. In accepting the award, Michael acknowledged one of the award presenters, Run DMC: "Run DMC, 1 think you're brilliant. I'd like to thank Don Cornelius, I love you Don, thank you. Thank you Berry Gordy, Dave Glew, and especially Hank Caldwell, Bob Jones, and last, the public, the fans. I love you all."
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World's Best Selling Pop Artist
Best Selling American Artist
World's Best Selling Artist Of The Era
Megastar Michael Jackson recently jetted to Monte Carlo, Monaco, to pick up three top World Music Awards during a ceremony full of royal presenters.
Prince Albert and his sister, Princess Stephanie, honored Jackson as best artist of his country, of the year and of his era.
Princess Caroline awarded Luciano Pavarotti with an award for best classical artist. Tina Turner was given the Lifetime Achievement Award and Eric Clapton was chosen as best British artist and best rock artist.
Hit soul group Boyz II men also was awarded. Jet, May 31st, 1993
Airing on June 1, 1993 were the World Music Awards that were actually held on May 12 at the Sporting Club in Monte Carlo. The World Music Awards were established by Prince Albert of Monaco to recognize the top selling artists in major international markets and genres.This year the awards were being telecast in the U.S. for the first time. Helping to increase their stature and credibility was the presence of the King of Pop who would be attending, not to sing and dance, but to pick up three of their biggest honors. He received his first award of the evening from the program's host, Michael Douglas: “ It wasn't difficult to determine the Best Selling American Artist this year. His records have been at the top of the charts for over 24 years. He sold more records than any other individual in recording history. His televised interview was one of the most watched shows of all time and you can hear the screams anytime he even thinks of appearing on stage anywhere. In this princely principality, it may be considered inappropriate to introduce a king but indulge me this once as I introduce this year's Best Selling American Artist, the King of Pop, Michael Jackson.”
The crowd rose to its feet as Michael ascended the stairs to the stage. He was seated in the front row of the Sporting Club with a little girl, and a young boy who was dressed as Michael in a black jacket and a black fedora. Michael was dressed in black pants, a wide metallic belt, black and silver boots, and a black jacke t with a red armband over a white t-shirt. He also wore a black fedora and large mirrored sunglasses.
Michael said: “Thanks to all my fans and friends in America for your continued support of my music. Thanks to Mickey Schulhof, Tommy Mottola, Dave Glew, and my entire Sony family, you made it happen. Thanks to Sandy Gallin and Jim Morey. I love you all Thank you very much. “
For Michael's second honor, Michael Douglas introduced a montage of video clips and concert footage of Michael Jackson. Sir John Morgan, president of the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry, next introduced Princess Stephanie of Monaco. She in turn introduced Michael: “The name of this year's Best Selling Pop Artist I'm sure will come as no surprise to anyone. He has been ruling the charts for some time now with a musical style that blends Pop, Rock, R&B, Gospel, Rap and Motown. It is a combination that has captivated the world and garnered him with this year's World Music Award as Best Selling Pop Artist and his name is Michael Jackson. “
In accepting his second award of the evening, Michael took time to recognize another Motown group who had performed on the program : “Thank you, Michael Douglas, thank you Sir John Morgan, and Princess Stephanie. Thank you so much. Boyz II Men, I think you're brilliant. Thanks to my fans around the world for making my album, Dangerous the biggest selling album of '92. You continue to make my dreams a reality. Thanks to my Sony International family which made it happen. I love you madly. Thank you. “
Prince Albert of Monaco presented the final award of the evening for World's Best Selling Artist of the Era :
”...Congratulations to all the artists whose work has been recognized here tonight. Only one recording artist is receiving three World Music Awards this year. As you have recently seen the accolades are justified. He not only set standards for all artists in sales and use of recording and video media but he demonstrates how the power of celebrity can be used to positive effect in helping to ease the problems of our world. It is with great pleasure that I present him with this award which names him World's Best Selling Artist of the Era. Once again, ladies and gentlemen, the King of Pop, Mr. Michael Jackson!”
Michael walked out from backstage carrying his two awards he had won earlier then collected his third honor from Prince Albert. In the middle of this acceptance remarks, he asked Prince Albert to hold one of his trophies:
«Thank you, your Serene Highness. I am honored to accept this World Music Award. It means a lot to me, for I sincerely believe that thorough music... could you hold this for me? Would you mind ? Sorry, it's kind of heavy.”
Then he continued: “I believe that through music we can help heal the world. It's through such charities as the Princess Grace Foundation of Monaco that this will be accomplished. Again, thanks to my fans around the world, I love you, and you wonderful people of Monaco for these honors. Merci, merci, еncore!"
The crowd was cheering wildly, calling "Michael!, Michael!, Michael!", and a banner was held up reading, "M.J. 4 Ever".
Immediately following the World Music Awards presentation, Michael was pushed to the floor by an over zealous fan. The Italian fan was trying to get close to his idol and give him a hug. Michael said later, "He just got over excited". This incident was over as quickly as it happened. Unfortunately, the world would later hear more than they ever expected, or wanted, from the young boy who attended the award show with Michael.
An ad in the June 5, 1993 issue of Billboard magazine congratulated the winners at the World Music Awards. In the center of the page was the biggest winner, a photo of Michael holding his three heavy
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Michael Jackson World Music Awards 1993, Monte-Carlo
Michael picked up an honor on May 19, from the Guiness World of Records Museum, who presented him with the first ever Lifetime Achievement Award.
The award was in recognition of his many world records : the best selling album in history (Thriller), winning the most Grammys in a single year (Eight in 1984), the biggest concert (500,000 people in four shows at London's Wembley Stadium), the biggest contract in the history of show business, (Signed with Sony in 1991), and performing before the largest ever television audience (133.4 million during his halftime performance at the 1993 Super Bowl).
The master of ceremonies for the event was Casey Kasem and the founding editor of the Guiness Book of World Records, Norris McWhirter, flew to Los Angeles from London especially to present the honor.
Michael, dressed in black, with large mirrored sunglassesand and fedora, accepted the honor and spoke to the crowd of fans that had brought Hollywood Blvd. to a standstill, "I love you all and thank you very much for coming."
Lori Byler, president of the Michael Jackson Observer Fan Club, then presented Michael with a second award. The plague was in recognition of his work with children and its inscription read:
“In deepest appreciation for all you nave don for the children of the world, Because of your great love and sensitivity towards all children, they now have the chance to live a happy and normal life. Without other great humanitarians, like yourself, the lives and future of our children the world over is hopeless.
All of us wish to join hands with you, Michael, to help Heal the World and to preserve the future for all the children of the world. We, the members of the Michael Jackson Observer Fan Club wish to offer you our support, love, loyalty and appreciation for everything you have done for our children, and for all of us.
With our deepest respect and love,
The Michael Jackson Observer Fan Club
of the United States and around the world. “
Following the award presentations, Michael went inside the museum to unveil an updated lifesize likeness of himself being added to the museum's display. The figure of himself stands on top of a giant 45 rpm record in recognition of his unprecedented world records in entertainment. Also part of the display are Michael's albums, memorabilia, and video monitors playing highlights from his entire career. The wax figure later need repairs when it was damaged in the earthquake that rocked California in January.
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Michael Jackson Guinness Certificate –
“Michael Jackson ‘King Of Pop’ is presented on May 1993 with a lifetime achievement award for his unprecedented world records in the sphere of popular music including ‘Thriller’ the number one best selling album in the world; most successful concerts series; most GRAMMY awards won in a year; and largest contract.”
The certificate is signed by Peter Matthews and Norris McWhirter.
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There were two Jackson nominations for the first American Television Awards; The Jacksons: An American Dream was nominated for Best Mini Series, but didn't win. Michael Jackson Talks To ... Oprah was nominated for Best News, Information or Documentary, but it didn't win either.
Michael did not attend the award presentation.
Jack The Rapper Award:
The Our Children, Our Hope of Tomorrow Award Outstanding Music Video "Black Or White" - Awarded
Jack The Rapper, known as one of the fathers of Black radio, started his career in the late 30’s, creating a unique on-air announcing style, which incorporated rhymes in his daily chatter. By 1949, Gibson was chosen to lead Atlanta’s first national black radio station, WERD as Program Director. Gibson, also, established the National Association of Radio Announcers (NARA) and founded the first Black music trade magazine called Jack the Rapper Weekly. Additionally, Gibson was the first National Director of Promotions and Public Relations for Motown Records. Within modern day HipHop, Gibson continued discovering new talent allowing DJs and A&R reps access to new talent at his music convention “Jack the Rapper.” Started in the early 90’s out of Atlanta, the Jack The Rapper Convention was considered the first music convention where aspiring HipHop artists could showcase their talent and possibly earn a record deal. The Jack The Rapper Convention earned national notoriety, thus, helping to stamp Atlanta as the new hot bed for the music scene. http://www.jeandfe.org/the-atlanta-h...er-gibson.html
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Berry Gordy and Michael Jackson were honored at the annual Jack the Rapper awards, named for the pioneering black disc jockey.
Jack the Rapper Awards, handed out in August in Atlanta, honored Motown founder Berry Gordy.
Gordy, the founder of Motown Records, received the ''Original 13 Award'' for his legendary work in the music industry. The ''13'' were a group of black DJs, including Jack ''The Rapper'' Gibson, instrumental in pushing early rock 'n' roll and soul. http://articles.orlandosentinel.com/...rapper-jackson
The Our Children, Our Hope of Tomorrow Award, which was named after Michael Jackson, was awarded to, well, Michael Jackson.
In a videotaped message Michael said, "I am honored and humbled."
I couldn't find this video, unfortunately, couldn't yet.
Sony Music Entertainment Singapore:
Special orchid "Michael Jackson"
While in Singapore, Michael was honored with a special orchid bearing his name. The orchid accolade is usually awarded only to visiting royalty and dignitaries.
It was presented to Michael by Sony Music Entertainment Singapore managing director Terence Phung, marketing manager Ian Ng and international A&R manager Joseph Loo.
I haven't found this orchid, and it would be desirable to see it very much.
Sony Music Singapore:
Platinum Record Award
Platinum Record Award presented to Mickael Jackson for six-time platinum sales for the album Dangerous presented August, 29 1993 by Sony Music Singapore.
Malaysian Platinum Record Award
Malaysian platinum record award presented to Michael Jackson, August 30, 1993, in recognition of sales exceeding 180,000 units of the album Dangerous.
Epic Thailand Award
Pair record award presented to Michael Jackson by Epic (Thailand) for double platinum sales of dangerous and gold sales of Bad, both presented August 1993
MTV Music Video Awards:
Best Choreography - Michael Jackson Jam - nominated
New York City, NY
Michael obviously could not attend the MTV Music Video Awards held on September 2, but he was in the thoughts of many the artists who did attend.
There was said to be a sense of sadness in the air for one of their own that night. Attendees Cindy Crawford, Sinead O'Connor, Sharon Stone and many others all pledged their support for Michael to reporters. The only nomination any of Michael's videos received was for Barry Lather's work on the choreography for "Jam". The Best Choreography award went to Envogue's video for "Free Your Mind".
Janet performed live on the award telecast. It was reported that she then planned to join Michael on his tour in a show of support for her brother. Learning later that the rest of her family would be joining Michael.
Rock and Roll Hall:
Induction - nominated
In September, the nominees for induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame were announced. The nominees included the Jackson Five.
Later when the actual inductees were chosen, the Jackson Five were not among them. One of the requirements for consideration is that it must be at least twenty five years since the artists' first recording. As such, Michael Jackson, who made his first solo recording in 1971, will be eligible for consideration as a solo artist in 1996.
Sony Music Mexico:
Double platinum award - for sales of Dangerous
Sony Music Mexico executives Aloysio Reis and Raul Vasquez presented Michael with a double platinum award for sales of Dangerous in excess of 500,000 copies
in Mexico. Despite his continued legal problems, sales of Dangerous increased five hundred percent during his stay there and fans flocked to his concerts. In five
shows, the Dangerous tour played to over 500,000 fans in Mexico.
American Friends of Hebrew University:
In July, 1993, Michael Jackson was announced as the recipient of the 1994 Scopus Award to be presented at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 29, 1994.
The award, from the American Friends of Hebrew University, was in recognition of his international humanitarian efforts.
The Scopus Award
The Scopus Award is the highest honour that can be bestowed upon an individual by a Friends Association. It truly represents and reflects the tradition of excellence that embody the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.
The Award is presented to an individual or association who have excelled in their respective fields and whose humanitarian endeavors and outstanding commitment contributed to the betterment of the Hebrew University, the State of Israel, the Jewish people and Humanity. http://www.nvhu.nl/Engels/The%20Scopus%20Award.aspx
While his career was not directly affected, the scandal attached to Michael Jackson did take a toll in different ways. It was later announced that Michael Jackson would not be receiving the Scopus Award from the Friends of Hebrew University.
While the media liked to print that Michael had been dumped, Michael's publicist announced that he had asked to be withdrawn from consideration. A phone call to the West Coast Friends of Hebrew University confirmed the publicist's statement.
The official statement from the university stated:
"Prior to the leak in a show business trade publication of Daily Variety that the Hebrew University will seek a replacement for Michael Jackson, the latter had earlier requested the Western Friends of Hebrew University to withdraw his name as recipient of their Scopus Laureate Award on January 29 in Los Angeles."
His spokesman also had conveyed at that time the artist's regrets and apologies to the organization for any inconvenience and thanked everyone for understanding and the support extended on his behalf.
The programme for the NAACP Image Awards contains a two-page ad consisting of a picture of Michael Jackson and the words, “Michael, I Love You.-Elisabeth.”
Michael Jackson makes surprise appearance at NAACP Image Awards
In his first major U.S. public appearance of the year, superstar Michael Jackson told a black-tie crowd at the 26th Annual NAACP Image Awards in Pasadena, CA, that he is not guilty of any allegations leveled against him and that he is strengthened by a belief in God and the support of fans.
Jackson was on hand to present a special Image Award to Debbie Allen for her choreography work on last year's Academy Award telecast.
He told the crowd: "For decades, the NAACP has stood at the forefront of the struggle for equal justice under the law for all people in our land. They have fought in the lunch rooms of the South, in the hallowed halls of the Supreme Court and the board rooms of America for justice, equality and the very dignity of all mankind. Members of the NAACP have been jailed and even killed in noble pursuit of those ideals upon which our country was founded. None of these goals is more meaningful to me at this time in my life than the notion that everyone is presumed to be innocent and totally innocent until they are charged with a crime and then convicted by a jury of their peers. I never, I never really took the time to understand the importance of that ideal until now, until I became the victim of false allegations and the willingness of others to believe and exploit the worst before they have a chance to hear the truth."
To the enthusiastic applause of the sellout crowd, Jackson added: "Not only am I presumed innocent, I am innocent, And I know the truth will be my salvation."
He thanked the organization for its support and commitment to fairness and justice. "You have been there to support me when others weren't around and I thank you for that. I have been strengthened in my fight to prove my innocence by my faith in God and by my knowledge that I am not fighting this battle alone. Together, we will see this thing through and I'm very proud to be here."
Jackson's surprise appearance overshadowed the controversy of the evening which was the nomination of rapper Tupac Shakur as best actor for his work in Poetic Justice. Some groups felt his Controversial music and current legal troubles should have precluded him from being nominated. It turned out to be a moot point anyway as Denzel Washington ended up with the award for his role in Malcolm X.
While not necessarily defending Jackson or Shakur, Jasmine Guy told reporters that the two "are innocent until proven guilty."
Other winners included Whitney Houston, Ms. Guy, Angela Bassett, Al Freeman Jr., Jaleel White, Martin Lawrence, Danny Glover, Halle Berry, Arsenio Hall, Luther Vandross, Levar Burton, Patti LaBelle and En Vogue. The film Malcolm X was named best picture. http://findarticles.com/p/articles/m...5/ai_14777970/
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Michael and the whole Jackson family (except LaToya) reunited for The TV Special "Jackson Family Honors" benefit at the MGM Grand Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada. His date for the evening was Lisa Marie Presley.
The Jackson family Honors take place in Las Vegas at the MGM Grand Hotel. Acts appearing with the Jacksons are Celine Dion, Smokey Robinson and Dionne Warwick but the artist the crowd most wanted to see - Michael – did not perform, causing sighs of disappointment from his fans. Liz Smith, columnist with the New York Newsday, writes: ‘All Michael has to do regain his place in America’s heart, is perform. He was not booed because of the accusations against him; only because he wouldn't sing!’
He is neither loved nor hated for his inner self – the public mostly couldn't care less. As long as Michael entertains, he’s safe. In Las Vegas, Michael received, once again, the message that’s been ingrained in him since early childhood – only your talent matters, nothing else.’
Michael attends the Jackson Family Honors and presents awards to actress/friend Elizabeth Taylor and Motown founder Berry Gordy.
When Michael took the stage to present two lifetime achievement awards to the night's honorees, Berry Gordy, founder of the Motown record label, and Elizabeth Taylor, he drew a nearly 5-minute standing ovation from a crowd of 12,000 fans. He has this to say on introducing his good friend:
"Today we honor Elizabeth Taylor for who she is, as much as what she does. For me, Elizabeth Taylor is the ultimate humanitarian, because she is the embodiment of love, compassion, faith, and integrity and she has been that ideal for hundreds and millions of fans over the five decades of her illustrious career.
Elizabeth began her career when she was nine years old and since then, has starred in some of the greatest of all American films. She has been, and she continues to be, one of the most celebrated women of the twentieth century. I know, from having the honor of being a friend of Elizabeth Taylor's, that she's in no need of another trophy or plaque to recognize her humanitarian work on behalf of the fight against AIDS.
And I also know Elizabeth is here tonight not for any ego gratification, but because this gives her another chance to get the all important message out to the public. The message of AIDS awareness and the need for compassion and the efforts to find a cure. To the formation of AMFAR in 1986 and her own Elizabeth Taylor AIDS Foundation, no one has done more to fight this dreaded disease.
But in knowing Elizabeth, I know her reward comes from the work itself, from the small battles won in the all-out war, from the gains she's been responsible for by eliminating the problem for the world to see and from the unspoken things of the victims who's lives she has enhanced during their times on earth. In the midst of my recent trials and tribulations, Elizabeth stood by my side with unwavering strength and support. Elizabeth stands for truth. She's immune to criticism and unfearful to any challenge and places the highest truth in the wisdom of her own heart and the direct knowledge of her own intuition. She is not swayed by public opinion, because she knows in the end truth always triumphs.
Elizabeth, I love you and we honor you not only for what you stand for, but also for the magnificence of who you are. The world is a better place because of your existence. Because Elizabeth is so unselfish in her devotions to humanity, it is doubly fitting that she be the recipient of the Jackson Family Honors award."
"The Jackson Family Honors" is televised on NBC. The earnings of the show are given to their own newly formed charity, "Family Caring for Families".
Teen Beat publishes an issue devoted entirely to Michael, ‘Michael Jackson And His Famous Family.’
USA Today reports as follows: ‘A California judge ordered Jackson Communications Incorporated to pay $1.6 million to Smith-Hemion Productions, which claims it was hurt by the ill-fated Jackson Family Honors in 1994. The company claims it was never paid for work done on the TV special and that it lost money because Michael Jackson did not perform solo. The Judge halted all proceedings in the case whie the parties await the results of an identical federal case.’
Febriary 25, 1997
A Superior Court Judge dismisses most of a lawsuit that held Michael Jackson responsible for production loses from the failed 1994 Jackson Family Honours show. Judge Sherman Smith Jr. threw out two of three claims brought against Jackson by Smith-Hemion Productions. The judge found that Jackson did not commit a breach of contract of break implied contractual indemnity. “It is undisputed that Mr. Jackson made a written promise to appear on the show, and that gave the big greenlight to go ahead with production,” Smith-Hemion attorney William Briggs said. “His failure to appear caused all the hurt and damages.” The lawsuit seeks to have Jackson pay most or all of a $1.7 million judgment brought against Jackson Communications Inc. The company claimed it had no assets and was unable to pay. Smith-Hemion also has sued in federal court to have the judgment enforced.
Michael Jackson: A Visual Documentary the Official Tribute Edition By Adrian Grant