Today in Michael Jackson History January 16th
1975- Michael Jackson releases his fourth solo album "Forever, Michael" and the single "We’re Almost There" on Motown Records. This would end up being his final album released with Motown Records before he and his brothers (minus Jermaine) left for CBS Records a year later.
1984- Michael Jackson's sweep of the 11th Annual American Music Awards. He wins an unprecedented eight awards including the special Award of Merit presented by Kenny Rogers. Quincy Jones, Liza Minelli, Barry Manilow, and Diana Ross speak in his honor. He attended the award show with brooke Sheilds and Emmanuel Louis. The ceremony was watched by over 60 million people. In Total Michael recieves ..
Favorite Soul/R&B Album * Thriller
Favorite Soul/R&B Video * Beat It
Favorite Soul/R&B Male Artist - Michael Jackson
Favorite Pop/Rock Album - Thriller
Favorite Pop/Rock Single - Billie Jean
Favorite Pop/Rock Video - Beat It
Favorite Pop/Rock Male Artist - Michael Jackson
Plus The Award of Merit 1984
1993- Michael Jackson attends the 25th Annual NAACP Image Awards and is 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'. Michael brought down the house just standing on stage until the crowd quieted before he gave a very gracious and beautiful exceptance speech ending with :
"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. Thank you so much."
PICTURE OF THE DAY
Michael Jackson at the 25th Annual NAACP Image Awards 1993
SONG OF THE DAY
We're Almost There / Michael's Interview Interview with Dinah Shore
2 VIDEOS OF THE DAY
MICHAEL JACKSON - AMERICAN MUSIC AWARDS 1984
Michael Jackson 25th Annual NAACP Image Awards 1993
QUOTE OF THE DAY
"I know my race, I just look in the mirror. I know I'm black!
I am proud to be a black American, I am proud of my race"
~ Michael Jackson
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