Michael Receives Awards



Bravo Magazine Awards:

Gold Otto Award:

Best Male Artist

Nicest Singer

Best Album - HIStory: Past, Present, and Future, Book I

Platinum Otto Award:

The first Lifetime Achievement Otto Award

The Bravo Otto is a German accolade honoring excellence of performers in film, television and music. Established in 1957, the award is presented annually, with winners selected by the readers of Bravo magazine. The award is presented in gold, silver and bronze and, since 1996, an honorary platinum statuette presented for lifetime achievement.

The award was originally presented only to actors, however, in 1960, additional categories were created to recognize musical artists. Over time, various categories have been expanded while other categories have been merged or phased out altogether.

From 1957 to 1972, the The Bravo Otto award ceremony was presented at the beginning of each year. Beginning in 1972, the date of the ceremony was moved to the end of the year, resulting in the awards being presented twice for the 1972 calendar year. Since 1994, the ceremony has been presented in a one-hour annual show called Der Bravo-Supershow – Die Gold-Otto-Verleihung (roughly translated as The Bravo-Supershow - The Gold Otto Awards) and is broadcast annually on German television.

The Otto awards are also presented in other European countries where Bravo publishes regional versions of the magazine. The most notable of these countries include Russia, the Czech Republic and Poland. In Hungary, the awards are presented in an annual ceremony which is broadcast on television, similar to the German ceremony.


1987 - singer: Michael Jackson – Silver

1988 - singer: Michael Jackson – Gold

1989 - singer: Michael Jackson – Bronze

1992 - singer: Michael Jackson – Gold

1993 - singer: Michael Jackson – Gold

1994 - singer: Michael Jackson – Gold

1995 - singer: Michael Jackson – Gold

1996 - singer: Michael Jackson – Silver

1997 - singer: Michael Jackson – Silver

2009 - singer: Michael Jackson – Gold

2011 - Super Singer - Male: Michael Jackson - Bronze


In 1994, Michael Jackson received the "Golden Otto Award" from the popular German Magazine "BRAVO".

Michaels says: "Hello Dortmund! I'm sorry I can't be with you tonight. But I'd like to thank all of you for the Golden OTTO Award. And I hope to see you all soon. I appreciate everything you've done, and you're neverending Love and Support. Thank you so much. I love you. Bye."

Michael Jackson - BRAVO Super Show Message 1994


Michael Jackson erhält 1. Platin Otto (1996)


A 1996 issue of "BRAVO" magazine offers Jackson the "Nicest Singer" award

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Musée Grévin:


April, 19

The Musée Grévin (Euronext: GREV) is a waxwork museum in Paris located on the Grands Boulevards in the IXe arrondissement on the right bank of the Seine, at 10, Boulevard Montmartre, Paris, France. It is open daily; an admission fee is charged.
The museum was founded in 1882 by Arthur Meyer, a journalist for Le Gaulois, and named for its first artistic director, caricaturist Alfred Grévin. It is one of the oldest wax museums in Europe. Its baroque architecture includes a mirrored mirage room based on the principle of a catoptric cistula and a theater for magic shows.
The Musée Grévin now contains some 450 characters arranged in scenes from the history of France and modern life, including a panorama of French history from Charlemagne to Napoleon III, bloody scenes of the French Revolution, movie stars, and international figures such as Albert Einstein, Mahatma Gandhi, and Pope John Paul II. The tableau of Charlotte Corday murdering Jean-Paul Marat includes the actual knife and bathtub used.
New wax characters are regularly added to the Museum.

.June 1996, Michael Jackson accepted a meeting in Los Angeles with sculptor Denis Lonchampt, decorator Laurent Teboul and Véronique Berecz, head of Public Relations at the Grévin, to pose for his figure. Six months later, a second meeting, this time in Switzerland, where Michael was recording an album. The figure was transported to the Grand Hôtel de Lausanne to check for accuracy and Michael Jackson was amused to find that the twin's muscles were overdeveloped. The modifications were made and in March 1997, Bob Jones, Michael Jackson's PR manager at the time, contacted the Grévin: "Michael can come and inaugurate his figure on April 19. Would that be OK?".
April 19th 1997: no traffic allowed on the Grands Boulevards. The star arrives, to wild applause from the huge crowd awaiting him, delirious fans calling out his name repeatedly. He is riding in a Renault Espace, with BAD number plates, wearing a dark costume and dark glasses and half hidden under a hat. Michael lingered for a long while outside the Grévin to talk to fans and sign autographs, before going inside.
The Grévin has a surprise for him: the Mime Marceau, back that very morning from a several-month tour in the US, has arrived and will perform specially for Michael.
Up goes the curtain: Bip mimes a sculptor and Michael's waxwork figure appears. Michael is moved to tears. The two men visit the museum.
He imprints his hands in clay, as well as offers one of his “HIStory” triple platinum record to the Museum.

During his visit to the museum, Michael Jackson went to salute Mozart.



On exiting the building, Jackson once again greets his many admirers and signs autographs for more than 15 minutes.

A little girl, brought by her parents beyond the safety barriers , runs towards the star with a big smile and hands him a photo to be autographed. Michael dedicated the photo to her, kissed her gently on her head and she went running.
The little girl full of poise, went back , once, twice, three times. Among many laughs Michael Jackson eventually took her in his arms and waited for her parents to take a picture.
The second is what happened after Melissa's hug.
Michael meets a lady in a wheelchair and he is so caring as he signs an autograph and gives her a kiss.

Melissa now -

Michael Jackson et melissa au musee grevin 1997

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On Telegatti Awards

On May 5, 1997, Michael Jackson makes an appearance at "Gran Premio Internazionale Dello Spettacolo”, an Italian TV award show, where, on behalf of himself and late tenor, Luciano Pavarotti (also present on stage beside him), announces plans for putting together a charity project (supposedly the following “Pavarotti and Friends – For War Child” benefit concert in Modena, Italy or another similar endeavor): ‘It’s been our dream for a long time to do something for the children of the world. It’s been my passion and it has been his passion for it. […]”, the singer declares. “So, so, the idea was to have as – have Pavarotti and myself as the protagonists to announce it to the world and to pretty much organize like a cavalcade of stars to, to support us and sing this wonderful song where all the, you know proceeds, will go to children of the world […]”, Jackson says. He also briefly adds that “[There is] The Three Tenors [concert] on the 17th of June in Modena and I wanted to join them…”.
Jackson was also there (at "Gran Premio Internazionale Dello Spettacolo”) to present an award for Best Show Of The Year.

Michael Jackson Pavarotti On stage in italian tv show

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Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

The Jackson 5 were inducted into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame

May 6

On May 6, 1997 The Jackson 5 were inducted into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame.

At the induction ceremony, held at the Renaissance Hotel in downtown Cleveland Ohio, Michael was joined on stage by his brothers.
Diana Ross presented the awards to the Jackson 5 and said that "... since the beginning of their careers, I feel very much as if they are my children...".
The Jackson 5 did not perform but brought Berry Gordy, founder of Motown Records and their mentor, onto the stage to share this very special moment.
Michael to Mr Gordy on stage: "Berry, you promised us four consecutive number one records. You delivered them all... I'll never forget it. I just want you to know that without you and my mother and father, I don't think we'd be here... and of course God."
Michael also thanked his parents who were in the audience, "Mother and father, you were there to protect us with unselfish love. Because you were there, we are here," he continued, "Now we are in the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame, so... whatever you call our name... I promise, I love all of you. ... We'll be there!"
Berry Gordy: "The Jackson 5 gave black kids in the ghetto a license to dream, and many of those same kids went on to realize their own dreams. They had something for everybody."
Parke Puterbaugh of the "Rolling Stone" magazine described the scene as, "Gordy and Michael are paying each other the highest tribute and compliments. It's almost more of a reconciliation than the Motown 25th Anniversary TV special. It really is quite a moment!"

“I’d like to say to our family, our children, our friends and most of all my mother and father. They’re here tonight, my mother and father. You were there to protect us with unselfish love. Because you were there, we are here. Barry Gordy, I love you. Like Diana Ross, you were there and now again, you are here. I’m crazy about you. Barry, would you please join us up here right now? Barry Gordy I want you to know, in my heart and mind, you are a genius and a king, & without you Barry Gordy, I don’t think music would be the same today. Barry Gordy, you promised us four consecutive #1 records, and you delivered them all. I’ll never forget it. It was a first in music history and now there’s many more singles that went #1 for the Jackson Five. Single after single. Your faith makes it possible for us to be here today. We love you from the bottom of our hearts, sincerely, and I just want you to know that without you, my mother and my father, I don’t think we would be here. And of course, God. And to all the fans … you were there unconditionally and I say thank you very much. Now we are in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, so whenever you call our name, I promise, I love all of you, we’ll be there.”
Michael Jackson


Michael Jackson &The Jackson 5 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1997

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World Karate Promotion Foundation (WKPF):

Honorary 5th dan in Karate

Godan (fifth degree) black belt

Michael jackson received the Honorary 5th dan in Karate during a high-level event in Tokyo, in 1998, where Mr. Jackson was honorary guest, and the protocol event was organised for about 1000 guests.
This significant event - attended by the prime group of the Japanese social, economic and political life – was organised for celebrating the creation of World Karate Promotion Foundation (WKPF). WKPF was established by a considerable number of businessmen with the aim of turning Karate, the Japanese national sport, to olympic sport.
The guests of honour of the opening ceremony of the campaign were: Michael Jackson and George Popper, who was this time the Executive President of WKPF and also of IBSSA, and Secretary General of the European Karate Federation.
Hereafter Michael jackson, the artist played a major role in the battle for recognition of karate as an olympic sport, which has now become current again.
Also known fact is that Michael Jackson kept on doing significant humanitarian activities in his country as well as abroad.

Michael Jackson In Japan 1998 Promo


In 1998, Chodoin presented Michael with the Honorary Chairmanship of the United World Karate Association and a godan (fifth degree) black belt.

United World Karate Association President Daikaku Chodoin

Daikaku Chodoin, 68, is the founder and president of the United World Karate Association, which combines all five iemoto (the traditional branches of the martial art) with an estimated 50 million practitioners around the world. A kyuudan (9th degree black belt) of Goju-ryu, one of Okinawa's "hard-soft" karate styles, Chodoin is a fearless fighter who thrives on going to battle both on and off the dojo floor. His winning streak began in his 20s: He first struck gold with shipbuilding and later made a killing with real estate and stocks. He has used his vast fortune to fight racial discrimination and supported revolutionary movements in Africa, South America and the Middle East. In 1985 Chodoin established the World Black Congress in order to unite Africans and that same year he created the Society of International Outer Space Law to draw up a legal framework that would give all nations equal right to space. Chodoin's desire to heal and save the world struck a chord with Michael Jackson: Since their first meeting in 1997, The King of Pop and the King of karate got along royally.

In 1998, Chodoin presented Michael with the Honorary Chairmanship of the United World Karate Association and a godan (fifth degree) black belt.

Once you learn how to keep secrets, you will hear many. I arranged everything for Michael's visit. When his plane landed, we had a car drive up to it on the tarmac and rode straight into Tokyo. He stayed in a hotel but was usually at my office. We talked and did karate for three days. Nobody knew he was here, and he loved this fact.

A phone call should not be longer than 10 seconds. That is enough time to say hi, thinking of you, me too, great, bye, bye. Michael has been calling me for 13 years, a couple of times a year. I'm sorry he's gone. We won't be talking anymore, but we're still connected.

It is rich people's duty to support artists. Michael was a genius in art and business. When he said he was in a jam, I felt like when you stand by a Shinto shrine, happy to throw money into the altar. For me, he was a messenger of the universe. I gave him about 20 million dollars in seven installments, and it never occurred to me that I would ever see that money again. My contribution was a fraction of what others gave him.

Karate, like other sports, eliminates discrimination. Regardless of color, race or gender, all people who do karate respect each other's strength and ability. Michael asked me to show him some karate moves. He could do them immediately, totally perfectly. He could have been a brilliant athlete. I asked Michael to help me put karate into the Olympics Games. He talked to International Olympic Committee chairman, Juan Antonio Samaranch and we were told that if we could unite all the sects of the martial art, karate had a chance to be an Olympic sport. Hopefully 2016 will be our year.

Michael Jackson was a Knight of Malta, as clearly visible in the picture that he wore the crowned Maltese cross. The photo was taken when he received the Honorary 5th dan in Karate during a high-level event in Tokyo, in 1998.

Michael Jackson in memory of the IBSSA - http://www.ibssa.org/index.php?article_id=547

George Popper - Knights of Malta - http://www.ibssa.org/index.php?op=article&id=319

Sursa care declara ca Michael Jackson era Cavaler de Malta este site-ul IBSSA, asociatie condusa de dl. George Popper care este... Cavaler de Malta.
Sediul Asociatiei este in Budapesta-Ungaria.


from Julien’s auction:

Michael Jackson cross necklace
Gold metal chain link necklace with drop cross pendant featuring an eight-pointed cross over fleur-de-lis-pattern.

Faux leather black jacket with matching satin cuffs and lapels with a crown-over-cross brooch. The jacket has a “Dennis Tompkins Michael Buch” label and was wom by Jackson to a 1998 press conference regarding plans for a proposed theme park called “Majestic Kingdom”he had hoped to help build in Detroit.

Michael Jackson Detroit News 1998

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Bollywood Awards

Outstanding Humanitarian Award

May 1

The Bollywood Movie Awards was an annual film award ceremony held between 1999 and 2007 in Long Island, New York, United States, celebrating films and actors from the Bollywood film industry based in Mumbai, India.
The award ceremony was introduced in 1992 by Kamal Dandona, the head of The Bollywood Group and was originally titled, "Nataraj Awards."
It was re-named Bollywood Movie Awards in 1997.
Michael Jackson won a Humanitarian Award in 1999, Richard Gere a Man of Conscience award, and Sharon Stone an award connected to her work with AIDS. Phylicia Rashad and Donald Trump also made appearances.

On May 1, 1999 at the first Bollywood Movie Awards ceremony in Long Island, New York, Jackson wins the first World Humanity Award for "Vedic" services favouring people from all corners of the Earth, the award reading:
"Though he comes from the young American tradition, Michael is the embodiment of an old Indian soul. His actions are an expression of the philosophy of Weda, which asked to work for the people - not for one's own interests."

Mr. Dandona, Chairman of the Bollywood Group of Companies said " He attended our very first Bollywood Awards and so graciously accepted our request to not only attend but even wear an Indian kurta pajama designed by Manish Malhotra especially for the occasion. When I later met him and his children for dinner, my feelings were reinforced that this was a good man who was incredibly misunderstood by the public. Michael Jackson spoke of his admiration of Mahatma Gandhi,non-violence and later mentioned his interest in Hindi films.
Michael Jackson received the award for "Outstanding Contribution to Global Music and Entertainment" at the first Bollywood awards ceremony in 1999.
The only Indian mega event held in the U.S. which Michael Jackson attended was the Bollywood Awards at the Nassau Coliseum in New York. The packed to the rafters audience broke into raptures, the moment he walked to the stage. Shah Rukh Khan,Juhi Chawla,Shilpa Shetty, Javed Jaffrey, Arshad Warsi were among the stars who performed at this event. "I distinctly remember introducing Michael Jackson to Farah Khan as India's number 1 Choreographer. He was thoroughly impressed by her. He was truly a fan of Indian culture and tradition." Said Mr Kamal Dandona.

Kamal Dandona added "Michael Jacksons unsurpassed creativity and immensely loved music brought happiness to every corner of the world. It was a true privilege and honor for me to have met him and known him as one of the most talented superstars in the history of music. "

Michael Jackson:
" Thank you very much for this honor you have awarded me tonight. I've always believed that the real measure of celebrity success was not just how famous he becomes, but what he does with that fame and fortune. Especially in today's technological and media advanced society, the attention and fortune showered on an individual celebrity is often times immensely disproportionate to his or her achievements. Today a person can literally become a celebrity overnight throughout the entire world, and that kind of attention can be difficult for an individual to handle. But I have also learned that such fame can also be an enormous, effective medium to focus attention and mobilize resources for a worthy cause. I have been blessed with so much and have an opportunity to do what few others can. But I believe it is more than just an opportunity, but a duty. I feel to reap and enjoy the fruits of my talent for myself would be selfish, irresponsible, and unconscionable. In these days of such abundance and advancement in what we can do, it pains me to think that we do so little for our children. In some ways I feel undeserving to receive an award for doing something that is my duty. I accept this award as a gesture of encouraging from the people of India and a commission to do more for mankind. I love you very much.
Is this the longest speech?
Mahatma Ghandi knew how important bringing the world's attention was to gaining freedom for India without using any weapons. In some ways he was the first person to truly understand the importance and power of the public. He has always been an inspiration to me, and it gives me even greater joy and pride to be recognized by his people. I am here today inspiration for my Hinduja. Mr. Hindunja and your lovely family. I love you very much. We have the same mission to bring world peace. Kamal Dunduna has created a great show. Mahnice, thank you for your wonderful costume, I appreciate it very much. I love you all. Thank you. "


Michael Jackson Bollywood Awards (Nassau Coliseum, New York) 1999



Kora All Africa Music Awards

Lifetime Achievement

September 4

On September 4, 1999, the Lifetime Achievement Award - presented "not only to musicians, but to anyone who is doing a great deed for the humankind" - is handed over to Michael Jackson by Namibian Premier Hage Geingob at the fourth Kora All-Africa Music Awards in Sun City, South Africa.
The Foundation was created by South Africa's first black president to promote his charitable work. Mandela warmly greeted Jackson when he visited South Africa in 1999 to receive a lifetime achievement award during the Kora All Africa Music Awards in Sun City.

Michael Jackson presents Mr. Nelson Mandela and his "Nelson Mandela Children’s Fund" with a check for 1 million rand (166,400 dollars, - a portion of the proceeds from the "Michael Jackson and Friends" concerts from June 25, 1999 in Seoul, South Korea and June 27, 1999 in Munich, Germany), the former President declaring the following on the donation:
"The trustees of the Children's Foundation and myself would like to express our deepest appreciation to our friend, Michael Jackson. He is a supporter of worthy causes and I'm happy that the foundation is tonight one of his benefitions. And the contribution of Michael Jackson, I hope, will inspire people not only in our country, but throughout the world, to follow his example and to bring a measure of happiness to our children. "

In addition, the 3,3-million-dollar grossings of the "Michael Jackson and Friends - The Adventure of Humanity" benefit concerts held in Seoul, Korea and Munich, Germany, advantage "UNESCO", "Nelson Mandela's Children's Fund" and "International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies". "What More Can I Give" is the key-phrase utilized in these concerts - "the concept of giving" - , and a child’s face is shown on the videotron screens during certain parts of the Munich concert.

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Michael Jackson Kora All Africa Music Awards 1999

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World Music Awards:

Millenium Award

On May 18, at the 2000 World Music Awards in Monaco, Monte Carlo, Michael Jackson receives the “Male Artist Of The Millenium” award for the best-selling recording artist of all time in the male category. He is being introduced by Prince Albert of Monaco, who makes a summary of his life and career achievements:

Prince Albert: “I am very pleased to present the 2000 Millenium Award to an artist whose music, generosity, and unmatched showmanship has lent color and brightness to the 20th century. A thousand years from now, when the history of popular music is examined, no single performer will be as remembered and as celebrated as Michael Jackson. Its rare for a child performer to be successful in his adult career and then still that career to take off into the stratosphere as Michael’s did. And at the close of the century he has sold more records around the world than any single artist in the history of the medium….. His influentual song ‘We Are The World’ and his international ‘Heal The World Foundation’ are just two of his many charitable efforts that have raised millions of $ for hundreds of important causes. Simply put Michael Jackson’s influence on entertainment, on charity and in fact on our entire culture is absolutely immeasurable. As we enter the 21st century we can look forward to even more outstanding achievements in music and feature films from this incredibly talented artist. It’s been a privilege to witness Michael’s dazzling journey over the years which has transformed him from a singer to a superstar and from a charming little boy to a dignified man.”

(Video intro to ‘Childhood’ and ‘Beat It’. Michael Jackson appears behind a white curtain. The curtain goes up and Michael glides forward on a little catwalk. Then he walks on stage wearing a head microphone. He shakes hands with Prince Albert.)
Prince Albert: “It’s an honor and privilege to present the 2000 Millenium Award to Michael Jackson.”
(Prince Albert hands the award over to Michael Jackson.)
Michael Jackson: “Thank you very, very much Prince Albert. I’m incredibly honored to have been chosen to receive this award. I’d like to thank the World Music Awards and especially the fans.
(Screams from the crowd.)
And you are the reason…you are the reason, why I continue to do what I do. I’ve been performing…
(A fan shouts: “I love you!” Michael smiles.)
I love you too. I love you. I’ve…I’ve been performing since I was 5 years old, so I haven’t had what you call an ordinary life, but I’ve been blessed with so many extraordinary opportunities and so many wonderful, wonderful friends all over the world that I wouldn’t change a minute of it, really.
I love you more! And I am so proud to thank…I thank God, and I am so proud God gave me the gift of song. And the world gave me the opportunity to be heard through music. And it’s because of moments like this I can say with all my heart that I’m very proud to be an entertainer. And… You ain’t seen nothing yet!

Vebsite - http://www.worldmusicawards.com/

Video - http://www.worldmusicawards.com/mj.html

Michael Jackson - World Music Awards - 2000


Angel Ball:

The Angel of Hope Award

On November 30, 2000, G&P Foundation "Angel Ball" recompenses the philantropist at the "Angel Ball Honors", alongside Bill Clinton and Jordan’s Queen Noor, with the "Angel of Hope Award" at the Marriot Marquis Hotel in New York City, for outstanding efforts to the fight against leukemia, lymphoma and other related cancers, that year’s event collecting 4 million dollars for the "G&P Cancer Foundation" in N.Y.

The G & P Foundation was established in 1996 by songwriter Denise Rich and her son-in-law Philip Aouad, in memory of Denise’s daughter Gabrielle Rich Aouad, who died at age 27 from AML Leukemia.
The G & P Foundation’s primary goal is to save lives by funding basic and clinical medical research in both conventional and integrative disciplines, which focus on prevention, treatments and quality of life issues of leukemia, lymphoma and related cancers.
"THE ANGEL BALL is the perfect way to celebrate Gabrielle’s passion for life and fulfill her dream ofraising cancer awareness," said Denise Rich, co-founder of The G & P Foundation. "Gabrielle would have
been so proud that THE ANGEL BALL raised almost $4 million, bringing us closer to finding a cure forcancer."

This photo is of the late Gabrielle Rich, daughter of Denise Rich, wife of Philip Aouad –

website at www.gpfoundation.com

A again gorgeous looking Michael Jackson shows up at the Angel Ball Honors in New York. The following has been taken from Reuters:

On Nov. 30, 2000 President Clinton, singer Michael Jackson and Jordan's Queen Noor were honored on Thursday for their work to fight cancer at a star-studded black-tie dinner to raise $4 million for a cancer foundation.
The president and wife, Sen.-elect Hillary Rodham Clinton, received an award from the New York-based G&P Foundation, which funds research into leukemia, lymphoma and related cancers.

"It won't be long now," Clinton told some 1'800 Hollywood stars and members of New York society crowded into a Manhattan hotel ballroom for the event, saying he expected a cure for the disease to be found.
Talk show host Larry King emceed the gala, which was scheduled to include performances by singers Natalie Cole, Patti LaBelle and Marc Anthony as well as appearances by actors Jane Seymour, Gabriel Byrne and Joan Collins.
Сlinton, seated between Queen Noor and actor Robert DeNiro, did not stay for most of the show, leaving early to fly home to Washington with his wife.

As Denise Rich helped to present the Clintons with their award, Rich also handed the president a gleaming saxophone.
"Thank you, Denise," Clinton said. "I'll have a little more time to play it in a week or two," he added, referring to the end of his eight years in the White House on Jan. 20.

Jackson, wearing a peach colored shirt, a lilac vest and a yellow tie, gave Clinton a warm tribute. “Thank you for your years of service to the American people. You've been an incredible president and I love you," the pop star said, pointing at Clinton.

Mr. Clinton later reciprocated by calling Mr. Jackson a “genius” at a special podium in the middle of the stage, marked with the seal of the President.

A foundation spokeswoman said the dinner aimed to raise $4 million from about 1'800 guests, who were expected to include a wide array of Hollywood stars including Goldie Hawn, Kurt Russell, Kim Basinger, Alec Baldwin and Julianne Moore.

Former Beatle Sir Paul McCartney and former Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev, who did not attend the dinner, were also honored for their work on behalf of cancer patients.

Michael Jackson was honored with an Angel of Hope Award at the Angel Ball held in New York. Below the transcript of Michael's introduction as well as his great speech:

N'Sync Members Lance and J.C. introduce Michael:

"Thank you. It's great to be here. Actually I'd say it's pretty incredible. And incredible describes our next honoree. This is the part were we are supposed to tell you about the career of our guest of honour, but if you don't know who he is, what planet are you from? He's not only one of the greatest artists of age, a star for the ages is what he really is. His Thriller album is the greatest selling album in the history of the world. And his song 'We Are The World' sold 800,000 copies in 3 days. His records actually set records. As members of a new generation of pop artists we stand before him with the deepest sense of gratitude and humility. He's influenced our musical choices but more importantly he has influenced our personal choices.

No artist does as much to make the world a better place, and no other celebrity is more humble about his good work. What else can I say about him, he's bad, he's a thriller, and he's here. The greatest living recording artist in the world, number one superstar. King of Pop. On behalf of the G & P Foundation it's a great honour to present the Angel of Hope Award to Mr Michael Jackson."

[While Michael walks up on stage he receives a standing ovation, the music to "We Are The World" is played]

"Wow, it's incredible. I'm extremely honoured and moved by this gracious award and first and foremost I would like to thank our hostess and my date tonight, Denise, [giggles and smiles sheepishly, the crowd giggles and whistles] who with her beautiful spirit and abundant kindness has quickly found a special place in my heart. My close friend Rabbi Shmuley Boteach introduced me to Denise and I'm very grateful. Thank you Shmuley, thank you so much for making this evening possible for me and for all the important and meaningful projects that we have begun together. Shmuley is also responsible for bringing me together with some of my special guests this evening, Nobel prize winner, Professor Elie Wiesel and childrens' expert, Dr Stanley Greenspan. Thank you for joining me on this special night.

I'm honoured Mr President to receive this award in your presence and I wanna thank you all for years of dedication and service that you rendered to the American people. You have been an incredible president and I love you. [Audience are cheering and applauding loudly] And of course N'Sync. [audience applauds] It's great to meet you guys and it's an honour to receive this award, not only did you make all the girls scream, [audience laughs] but I was also thrilled to learn that you are continuing the tradition that I also believe in, in using your accomplishments to help others with your own charitable foundation. [audience applauds]

Cancer is the number one killer of children. And it is only when we join together on evenings like this, that we can summon the courage and determination to stop it from ever robbing another child of the precious gift of life or a parent of the joy of watching their child grow. God bless you all for all the love and support you have offered this evening and I love you all very much. Thank you." [audience applauds]

[Michael talks with Lance and J.C. and you can hear him say "Nice to meet you too" and then kisses Denise on the check. Everybody walks off the stage]


Michael Jackson Angel Ball 2000


Rock&Roll Hall of Fame:


March, 19

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum is a museum located on the shore of Lake Erie in downtown Cleveland, Ohio, United States, dedicated to archiving the history of some of the best-known and most influential artists, producers, and other people who have in some major way influenced the music industry, particularly in the area of rock music. The museum is part of the city's redeveloped North Coast Harbor.

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Foundation was created April 20, 1983.
Cleveland lobbied hard to be chosen, citing that Cleveland disc jockey Alan Freed is widely credited with promoting the new genre (and the term) of "rock and roll", and that Cleveland was the location of the first rock and roll concert.

Architect I. M. Pei came up with the idea of a tower with a glass pyramid protruding from it. The museum tower was initially planned to stand 200 ft (61 m) high, but it had to be cut down to 162 ft (49 m) due to its proximity to Burke Lakefront Airport. The building's base is approximately 150,000 square feet (14,000 m2). The groundbreaking ceremony was June 7, 1993, with Pete Townshend and Chuck Berry doing the honors. The first curator of the Hall of Fame was Dr. Bruce Conforth, a former folk musician, rock musician, and artist who was also a professor of folklore, ethnomusicology, American Culture, and blues music. The museum opened on September 2, 1995, with the ribbon being cut by an ensemble that included Yoko Ono and Little Richard, among others.
In addition to the Hall of Fame inductees, the museum documents the entire history of rock and roll, regardless of induction status. Hall of Fame inductees are honored in a special exhibit inside the museum's spire.

There are seven levels in the building. The first through fifth levels feature many permanent and temporary exhibits documenting the history of rock and roll. Temporary exhibits display items from artists that have only been borrowed for a short period of time, such as the Warped Tour display in 2007, showcasing memorabilia from the tour's 12 years in existence. The museum has also put up numerous musical films for viewing, such as 2007's temporary exhibit running George Harrison's Concert for Bangladesh. Some of the permanent exhibits include a history of audio technology, a section of mannequins donning outfits of famous performers past and present, and an area which looks at music scenes in various cities throughout different eras.

The third level is where the actual Hall of Fame is located and includes a wall with all of the inductees' signatures. The seventh and final level of the building is a temporary exhibit which features a certain group or artist for a period of time. It occupies the entire floor, which is the smallest since it is at the top of the pyramid. Some of the artists featured include Elvis Presley, The Supremes, The Who, The Beach Boys, The Beatles, U2, Bob Dylan, The Clash, The Doors and Roy Orbison.

While the museum is located in Cleveland, prior to 2009 the induction ceremony was annually held in New York City (except in 1993, when the ceremony was held in Los Angeles,[5] and in 1997, when the ceremony was held in Cleveland.

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame's "500 Songs that Shaped Rock and Roll" is an unordered list of 500 songs that they believe have been most influential in shaping the course of rock and roll, though some of them belong to different styles even after the consolidation of rock music (like some 1980s and 1990s rap songs). It was organized by Hall of Fame museum curator James Henke who, according to the hall, "compiled the list with input from the museum’s curatorial staff and numerous rock critics and music experts."[10] The list is part of a permanent exhibit at the museum, and was envisioned as part of the museum from its opening in 1995.[11] The list contains songs from the 1920s through the 1990s. The Beatles are the most represented band on the list, with seven songs. Elvis Presley and The Rolling Stones each have six songs on the list, while The Beach Boys and Bob Dylan each have five
Hall of Fame.

A handful of artists are inducted into the Hall of Fame in an annual induction ceremony, historically held at the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel in New York City. The first group of inductees, inducted on January 23, 1986, included James Brown, Little Richard, Elvis Presley, Fats Domino, Ray Charles, Chuck Berry, Sam Cooke, The Everly Brothers, Buddy Holly, and Jerry Lee Lewis.

Currently, groups or individuals are qualified for induction 25 years after the release of their first record. Nominees should have demonstrable influence and significance within the history of rock and roll. Four categories are recognized: Performers, Non-Performers, Early Influences, and Sidemen (as of 2000). However, fans have no input concerning who is nominated or elected to the hall.

Performers include singers, vocal groups, bands, and instrumentalists of all kinds.

A nominating committee composed of "music historians" selects names for the Performers category, which are then voted on by roughly a thousand "experts", including academics, journalists, producers, and "others" with music industry experience. Performers receiving the highest number of votes greater than 50% of the votes received are selected for induction; currently, five nominees make the cut each year, although that number has been higher in the past. The first person to perform inside the Rock Hall was the Los Angeles Producer/Guitarist Joe Solo, a native of the Cleveland suburb Shaker Heights.


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Michael Jackson is inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame - for his achievements as a solo artist - at the sixteenth annual induction dinner. ‘N Sync are his presenters.

Musicians become eligible for induction twenty-five years after the release of their first album, and sidemen become eligible twenty-five years after the commencement of their career. Michael was already inducted along with the rest of the Jackson 5 in 1997.

2001 Induction Ceremony - http://rockhall.com/inductees/michael-jackson/

The enigmatic Michael Jackson showed up in what looked like a moon boot, telling the audience: "There is not going to be any moon-walking tonight becauise I hurt my foot."

Justin Timberlake on Michael Jackson:
«That spark can only be held by Michael. He hold the Guinness Book of World Records for the most charities supported by a pop star and his devotion to children with cancer and children in orphanages is itself the stuff of legends. He’s got the longest span of #1 hits in the U.S. He shares the record for most Grammys won in a single year. He holds the record for an album going to #1 in more countries than any musician in history. He holds the record for the most #1 singles from an album, and he co-wrote the biggest-selling single of all time ... “We Are the World”. About two weeks ago, Michael established a new record ... his lecture launching a new charitable initiative ... “Heal the Kids” ... at Oxford University was the largest and most-covered event in Oxford 900-year history. For the past 25 years, Michael Jackson has been the man in the mirror. He thrilled us with “Thriller”, the largest-selling album of all time, beat us at our own game with “Beat It”, he rocked us to our souls with “Rock With Me”. He’s bad, he’s dangerous and if he thinks we’re going to let him stop because we’ve had enough ... as they so often say in this city ... “fageddaboudit.” There ain’t no stopping, there ain’t no enough. He’s the King of Pop ... the one, the only, Michael Jackson.»

Michael Jackson Assepting:

"Thank you so very much. Thank you N’Synch. I am so proud to call you my friends, you’re all so wonderful. This is such a tremendous honor and I am so happy to be here, as you can see. There is not going to be any moon-walking tonight because I hurt my foot ... I fell down the stairs in California and I broke my foot in two places, so I have about 6 more weeks with this cast, but it’s going to come off soon. I’m honored to be inducted twice in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. It’s a great blessing. For me, the gift of music has been a great blessing from God, from the time I was a child, so I first of all would like to thank my parents who gave me that gift. To my mother Catherine, and to my father Joseph Jackson, I love you both. To my brothers and my sisters, thank you ... you are so wonderful. Rabbi Schmoolie, I love you, and thank you for helping me launch “Heal the Kids”. Berry Gordy, Berry Gordy, Berry Gordy ... as it was in the beginning, so many of us have to say ‘thank you’. He was so important in our lives and he was my real inspiration and I owe him so much. Quincy Jones, thank you. You talk about a thriller, Quincy, you’re incredible, I love you Quincy. He is the man. The glamorous and talented and beautiful Diana Ross, who is my second mother, I thank you. Thank you Tony Jones ... Bob Jones for all you have done ... John McClain you are a genius. I thank John Franka, Frank Tyson ... you are true friends. Thank you Howard Rubinstein for sharing."

Video - http://rockhall.com/inductees/michael-jackson/video/5188/

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September, 6

The 2001 MTV Video Music Awards aired live on September 6, 2001, honoring the best music videos from the previous year. The show was hosted by Jamie Foxx at the Metropolitan Opera House in New York City.

Highlights of the show included a surprise appearance by Michael Jackson at the end of *NSYNC's performance and a controversial performance from Britney Spears, in which she danced to "I'm a Slave 4 U", while utilizing a host of live animals, including a large albino snake draped over her shoulders. Macy Gray wore a dress with a promotional message, instructing viewers to buy her new album. The show also featured memorials for Aaliyah and Joey Ramone. Punk rock legend Ramone succumbed to cancer earlier in the year; Actress/R&B singer Aaliyah was killed in a plane crash before the ceremony aired. Many of the night's winners dedicated awards to the two fallen musicians over the course of the telecast.

Fatboy Slim took home six Moonmen, the most of the evening, for his "Weapon of Choice" video, which featured the dancing talents of actor Christopher Walken. N'SYNC's "Pop" took home four awards. Notably, Gwen Stefani won two awards for her collaborations with Eve and Moby.

Shunning the notion that the boy band era would end, also winning big was *NSYNC, in all their frosty-locked glory. They walked with four awards for "Pop" -- Best Dance Video, Best Group Video, Best Pop Video and Viewer's Choice. And what could be more fitting than a surprise appearance by the King of Pop, Michael Jackson, near the end of *NSYNC's performance of the song? Nothing, that's what. Jackson lit up the stage with some of his trademark dance moves while Justin Timberlake beat boxed. Incredible.

'NSYNC were just about finished performing their hit song "Pop" when their giant Etch a Sketch backdrop rose up to reveal Jackson. Dressed in his trademark white T-shirt and penny loafers, he did not join the group to sing but instead busted into a handful of some of his signature dance moves while 'NSYNC member Justin Timberlake beatboxed to accompany him. It was a poetic moment, especially considering how much Timberlake was clearly inspired by Jackson. Michael's return to the MTV stage made a big splash, and got the ball rolling on the buildup to his new album Invincible.

By the time 2001 rolled around, Michael Jackson had been out of the media spotlight for some time. His last tour had wrapped in 1997 and his last album of new material was released in 1995. Jackson had retreated from the limelight slightly in an effort to focus on parenting and charitable work. But he made a grand return to MTV at the 2001 Video Music Awards, where he joined 'NSYNC onstage during their performance.



Michael Jackson and Nsync 2001 MTV Awards

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KIIS FM's Jingle Ball:

Legend Award

December, 20

Jingle Ball is an annual concert produced on by KIIS-FM[1] radio station in Los Angeles. The concert series has been staged at various venues around southern California including the Shrine Auditorium and Staples Center in Los Angeles,and the Honda Center in Anaheim. Other Jingle Balls are hosted by Clear Channel sister stations in other cities, such as WHTZ in New York City and WIOQ in Philadelphia.

The concert series is noted for featuring several marquee performers in a day long series of sets. Often, noted celebrities are on hand to introduce each act.

Michael Jackson makes a surprise visit on stage at KIIS-FM, Jingle Ball concert in Staples Center, Los Angeles, Ca.

There was the requisite weird moment during a brief "special appearance" by Michael Jackson, that beloved mystery man and so-called King of Pop, who was handed an expensive-looking glass trophy.

Suddenly, people who had been missing from their seats for nearly all of Wednesday night's Jingle Ball concert at the Staples Center appeared from out of nowhere, tickets in hand, to claim their rightful vantage point. The arena bristled with the kind of energy that only the King of Pop could inspire.

Radio host Rick Dees of the Top 40 mainstay KIIS-FM (102.7) and basketball legend Magic Johnson presented the King of Pop with the KIIS-FM Los Angelese Legend Award to celebrate his contribution to the music industry. Michael's appearance was brief but he did say these few words,

"To the public, to the fans, I love you from the bottom of my heart. Merry Christmas!"

Sugar Ray, Shakira, Alicia Keys, Craig David, Lifehouse, Five for Fighting and LFO are among the bands featured at the sold-out KIIS-FM Jingle Ball.


Michael Jackson on KIIS-FM - http://www.kiisfm.com/iplaylist/artist/4576/

Michael Jackson KIIS FM's Jingle Ball 2001

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American Music Award

Artist of the Century

January 9

At the 29th annual American Music Awards, which took place at the Shrine Auditorium, Los Angeles (USA), Michael Jackson was awarded the 'Artist of the Century Award'.

The award show was uplifting, the performers outstanding - but we all know what every Michael Jackson fan watching was waiting to see. Of course, Michael's award and appearance was the last five minutes of the show, but seeing him tonight was well worth the two-hour wait.

Chris Tucker came out on stage to present the award to Michael: "Tonight we are presenting a landmark award to a remarkable artist. Here is his history and his story."

(Clips of the Jackson 5, Michael Jackson video clips, marching and, of course, screaming fans, closing with the un-veiling of the HiStory statue and the words "Michael Jackson's HiStory")

Chris Tucker takes the stage again and continues: "Michael Jackson is the biggest selling artist of all time. And Thriller remains the largest selling album all over the world. For his outstanding musical contributions in the 1970's, '80's and '90's the American Music Awards presents Michael Jackson with this year's 'Artist Of The Century Award'. Ladies and gentlemen would you please welcome a good friend of mine, the King Of Pop, Mr. Michael Jackson."

The crowd cheers and applauds. All stand up to honor Michael as he takes the stage.
Michael came out on stage blowing kisses to the fans. Dressed in solid silver sequenced jacket with gold sequenced military stripes and armband, his pants were tight black leather, his black boots blending in perfectly. His hair was shoulder length and straight. Michael, of course, acknowledges his fans in the wings holding up signs for him.

"First I would like to say; Chris Tucker, you are the funniest man in the world. Larry Cline, Dick Clark. (to Chris Tucker, handing him the award) Can you hold this for me? (while reaching in his pocket for a piece of paper) I'd like to thank people that are very important in my life. My mother and father, John McClain, Nicoletta Sotille, Rodney Jerkins, I think you're a musical genius, and Teddy Riley. I love you Quincy Jones, you're amazing. Trudy Green, Howard Kaufman, Suzzane De Passe, Tony Jones, Diana Ross, Marlon Brando, Gladys Knight, and my other father, Marlon Brando, I love you."

Michael blew a kiss, graciously took his award from Chris Tucker and exited the stage.

The telecast of the 29th annual American Music Awards, where Michael received the 'Artist Of The Century Award', delivered impressive ratings for US TV channel ABC. According to Nielsen Media Research, the show averaged 16.02 million viewers and a 7.3 rating/18 share in the coveted adults 18-49 demographic. These are ABC's strongest Wednesday scores since January 2001 and this year's share of the award show is the best in 4 years. ABC won the night in adults 18-49, adults 18-34 and teens, with the American Music Awards doing especially well among young women. The rebroadcast of the Michael Jackson 30th Anniversary Concert special, which aired on CBS that same day, averaged 11.51 million viewers.

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Michael Jackson 30th Anniversary Fan Award

What defines a classic ? It is the achievement of perfection. It is crafting a work that exists beyond space and time. This is the quality that is inherent in the artistry of Michael Jackson. It has enabled him to be a leading force in music for over thirty years.

The MJ 30th Anniversary Award is an award for Michael from YOU - the fans - celebrating him being on stage for 30 years! On the occasion of his 30th year in music, film, and dance, hundreds of Michael's fans from thirty-two countries around the world have assembled via the internet to commission sculptor Nijel, BPG to create for MJ... the ultimate fan tribute. Thanks to fans all over the world, who donated for this award to being created, the dream of this award became a beautiful reality! This award is extra special because many of you helped in its creation.

The award is not just an award, it is also an amazing work of art! It was sculpted by the wonderful artist Nijel, BPG.

I am exceedingly proud and eternally grateful to Deborah Dannelly, President of the Michael Jackson Fan Club and the hundreds of Michael Jackson fans representing millions more around the world, who commissioned me to create this special tribute to the greatest entertainer on Earth.
Fans from the following countries participated in the funding of this special award (alphabetical order): Afghanistan, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, China, Czech Republic, Denmark, Egypt, Ethiopia, Finland, France, Germany, Guyana, Hungary, India, Iran, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Kuwait, New Zeland, Norway, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, The Netherlands, Tunisia, UK, USA (Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Illinois, Indiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Mississippi, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin)

Peace and Love,

Nijel BPG

Together with the award Michael was given a scroll listing name, country, and age of each fan that contributed money towards the award. It included a detailed description of the award explaining what it's specific parts stand for. Below is the wording.

The Sun that shines over the land

Michael, have you ever wondered how much your fans really love you? Have you ever wondered if you have made any impact at all on our lives? Well, tonight, you can stop wondering because your fans from all around the world have joined together and decided that it was time that we say "Thank You!" This sculpture has been created entirely by donations from your fans. Our desire is that it be presented to you as a token of our enduring love and admiration. This is our way of saying "Thank You" for all that you have meant in each of our lives; for EVERYTHING that you have done over the past 30 years: thank you for the music; thank you for the dance; thank you for reminding us to help each other; and thank you for teaching us how to come together as one!

Designed and sculpted by the artist Nijel BPG, the award contains several unique symbols. It is constructed of black granite, silver plated bronze, acrylic, stainless steel and pearl, which is a traditional 30th anniversary element.

At the center of the award is a black pearl. It is symbolic of the pineal gland that is located in the center of our brain. The pineal gland is often called the "third eye" of wisdom and insight. It is responsible for higher consciousness. This "cosmic seed" within your brain, Michael, has given birth to countless manifestations of song, dance, and video for over 30 years.

Two bands of energy spiral out from the pearl. They expand, and like the universe, swirl into infinity. Between the bands, are finely detailed sculptural works of art that capture highlights of your magic throughout several periods of your amazing career. The numbers and placement of these sculptures are specific. They indicate perfection and a mastery of the universal language of music. Therefore, a "treble clef" can be seen in the arrangement. The combined sculptures and the pearl seem to float in the encased acrylic disc like the sun with it's powerful energy whirling through space.

This "solar disc" sits on a half-moon stainless steel frame with three posts. They represent rays of energy emanating from the sun. They also provide pillars of support from your fans around the world. As your light shines over us, we your fans, have been and will always be your strongest and most faithful supporters.

The base is Zimbabwe black granite. Chosen for it's durability, this material proclaims that together, through thick and through thin, you and your fans around the world stand firmly on a solid bedrock of granite. The base represents planet Earth that is home to you Michael, our favorite son who shines over the land. In many cultures, granite is a sacred element. The ancient Maya and Aboriginal people have long known granite as a stone for protection. It is believed to help banish negative traits, and helps one to see and understand the bigger picture.

Following is a list of names of the fans that contributed to the creation of this sculpture, along with their ages and countries. They have made it possible for this award to be presented to you in the name of all fans, worldwide...

Making of "The Michael Jackson 30th Anniversary Fan Award"


The Michael Jackson Fan Club (MJFC) is proud to present the '30 Years of Magic' Fan Celebration. This is a once-in-a-lifetime event that will feature music, dancing, entertainment and most importantly - Michael Jackson!
Michael has agreed to attend this event to thank his fans for all of their love and support during the past 30 years and to accept "The Michael Jackson 30th Anniversary Fan Award".

Unfortunately the 'Michael Jackson 30th Anniversary Fan Award' could not be given to Michael at his 30th Anniversary Celebration concerts in New York (USA). The appointment was made for September 10, 2001 but due to Michael's very busy schedule and the following tragic events in New York, we were unable to present the award to him.
Instead the award was presented to Michael on July 6, 2002 in New York City (USA) during the '30 Years of Magic' Fan Celebration.

Michael is already looking forward to see his fans in New York on July 6, 2002. Read his letter:

May 30, 2002

To all My Loyal Fans:

I am thrilled that I will, once again, have an opportunity to see all of the wonderful fans from around the world in New York, at Webster Hall, on Saturday, July 6,2002.
For your continued support, I thank you and send you add my love.
See you soon,

Michael Jackson

On Saturday, July 6, 2002, at 4:30 pm (EST), a huge line began to form around Webster Hall in New York City for what will go down in 'HIStory' as a night not to soon be forgotten. This was the night that Michael Jackson would party with his fans to honor his accomplishments as a recording artist over the past 30 years.

The minute the doors opened at 5:00 pm, pandemonium errupted and many, many fans ran into the ballroom to find a spot in front of the stage. By 6:00 pm, the show began with a very special prayer from little William Hazelhurst. From that point on, Navi opened the show with an amazing MJ medley of songs, then Tom Fox swooned the crowd with two songs including an exceptional version of 'The Lady In My Life.'

Other highlights of the evening were dancer Simone Maurice, Danny Oliver, the Jewel Dancers, Ahmad Buie with his awesome rendition of 'You Rock My World,' and Bling Dynasty who really rocked the crowd.

At roughly 8:30 pm, Michael Jackson arrived at Webster Hall and took his seat on the balcony. He was immediately met with wild, thunderous applause from the audience. Almost taking away the attention of the performance taking place on the main floor. Michael enjoyed much of the second half of the show and was visibly moved by E´Casanova´s performance and words of inspiration dedicated to Michael. Shortly after E'Casanova's performance, TMC and Belgium's own Christ'OF sent the crowd into a frenzy with his performance of MJ classics such as 'You Were There', 'Jam', and 'Billie Jean' just to name a few. But what had to be the most incredible moment of the show was the dance interpretation of 'Heal The World' which was performed by The Unity Kids Choir and the Creative Outlet Dancers. Michael was visibly moved by this performance and began singing along with the track.

In closing the show, Michael was presented with a very special '30th Anniversary Fan Award' that fans from around the world helped to create. Nijel, the designer of the award, addressed the crowd and presented Michael with this award. Michael was very humbled by this award and took the opportunity to thank the fans for making this moment possible and even stopped during portions of his speech to collect signs from the audience. He became partial to one which read, "Tommy Mottola Go To Hell." Michael held the sign high and said, "This says it all." And with a few additional words, he left the stage and the night came to a close.


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MTV Video Music Awards:

Artist of the Millennium


At the MTV Video Music Awards, which took place at the Radio City Music Hall in New York on August 29, Michael Jackson received a special award. At the beginning of the MTV show, singer Britney Spears came on stage to present the award. As it was Michael Jackson's birthday there was a huge four-layer cake, white with black musical notes and silver stars positioned in the back. The award, a silver treble clef, was on the table with the cake.

Britney Spears started with the following words:

"I am thrilled to be here with you in New York on such a special night. And it's more special because it just so happens to be someone special's birthday. This is someone who's inspired me and just about everyone in this room and the world. I consider him the artist of the millennium. He's a true innovator who pioneered the true art of music video, broke down countless barriers and sold more records than any other artist along the way. So, happy birthday my friend, the King Of Pop."

Then Michael came on stage to the intro to Billie Jean and received a standing ovation from the audience. Wearing black pants, a red top with applications and white/golden knee pads, his hair was shoulder length and straight. He was smiling and looked very happy.

Michael hugged Britney Spears, took the award from the table with the cake and walked to the microphone for his acceptance speech:

"Well...um...God Bless you. Um...I love you too [to the fans yelling at him]. Thank you very much, Britney Spears you're wonderful. If... when I was a little boy in Indiana, if someone had told me... if someone had told me that one day I would be getting, as a musician, the 'Artist Of The Millennium' award I wouldn't have believed it [laughs]. This is really amazing. I can't believe it. Thank you so very much.

But there's a couple of people I have to thank who made this possible [he reaches into his pocket for a piece of paper, and unfolds it]. First I'd like to thank God who makes all things possible. My mother, Joseph Jackson, Katherine Jackson, Trudy Green, Howard Koffman, the genius of John McClain, John Brenka, Berry Gordy, Diana Ross, Gladys Knight, Quincy Jones, I love you. David Blaine your magic is real and I believe in you. And I'd like to thank... I think James Brown is a genius. And all the fans around the world, I love you. God bless you. Thank you."

Then Michael made the peace sign, took the award, looked again at the cake and exited the stage.


The same night there was a controversy as to whether or not MTV actually gave Jackson an award. MTV promised to honor Jackson by presenting him with a new, special award. Jackson showed up, helping to boost their ratings, while MTV later made a mockery of the entire event, when higher-ups had MTV pull the award to teach Jackson a lesson--this happened during the big falling out Jackson had with Sony Music.

MTV pretended like Jackson went up on stage and gave himself an award, or had a "misunderstanding" of how he was being honored that night; his birthday by the way.

But apparently nobody warned to the guys running MTV's website that the award had been yanked or that Jackson was being made a fool out of because they posted the information about the Artist of the Millennium Award on MTV's site that night: "Michael Jackson's unprecedented Artist of the Millenium award!".
The next year MTV show, the presenters Fred Durst & Jack Black participated in a disgusting -- and rather unfunny actually -- parody of the event where he mocked Jackson, with Durst stating that Black was the "funniest man alive."

On MTV site - http://www.mtv.com/ontv/vma/2002/

2002 Video Music Awards
We traveled a few blocks downtown again to New York's Radio City Music Hall for the 2002 MTV Video Music Awards, with Jimmy Fallon as the Master of Ceremonies. Because we like to start the show off with a bang, and we needed a way to shoehorn Michael Jackson into the show (really, check the rest of the archive, he's been here almost every single year!), we decided to celebrate Mr. Jackson's birthday.
We let uber-fan Britney Spears do the honor of presenting Michael with a birthday cake. Amidst all of the laudatory comments in her speech, Brit, not incorrectly, referred to Michael as "the artist of the millennium." And that's where the confusion came in.
Michael apparently got confused, not understanding the concept of his birthday or the big birthday cake on stage, and instead thought that MTV was honoring him with an Artist of the Millennium award. Uncomfortable hilarity ensued as Jackson accepted the non-existent honor with a stirring speech about his childhood in Indiana. For this priceless moment in VMA history, we've been trying to give him the Awkwardness of the Millennium Award ever since, but he never shows up to get that one.
But that wasn't the only uncomfortable moment of the night. Nope, we've got more of those. There was the unlikely duo of former Van Halen singers David Lee Roth and Sammy Hagar presenting the Best Rock Video award. When Dave called their planned joint live outing "the Celebrity Deathmatch tour," an annoyed Hagar stated flatly, "I don't need the money, Dave!"
Yet, we still have to recall the case of Eminem who had no less than three "moments." The man born Marshall Mathers was the big winner, taking four Moonmen -- including Best Rap Video and Video of the Year for "Without Me." When he won Best Male Video, his award was presented by Christina Aguilera, whom he had dissed in the lyrics of his hit, "The Real Slim Shady." Awkward!
Then Triumph the Insult Comic Dog used the 2002 MTV Video Music Awards to pick a fight with Eminem in the audience. The foul-mouthed pooch's bit was so offensive to Slim Shady that MTV later exorcized it from VMA rebroadcasts. We likewise removed the part where Eminem challenged Moby to a fight (the diminutive Moby had previously called the rapper's music misogynistic and homophobic). The audience sided with Moby on this one and rallied with a chorus of boos.
Truly, the 2002 VMAs featured a myriad of instant-classic moments:
• Justin Timberlake's first solo performance ("Like I Love You")

• Pink's "I'm too drunk for this" acceptance of the Best Female Video award ("Get the Party Started")

• Bruce Springsteen's show opening off-site performance outside and in the rain ("The Rising")

• Christina Aguilera's very revealing outfit, which Jimmy Fallon described as "her boobs wrapped in a napkin."

• And finally, the return of Guns N' Roses to the stage, highlighted by the sight of Slash's replacement, Buckethead (so nicknamed for the large KFC bucket he wears on his head), on guitar. Weirdly and despite a braided Axl Rose who was severely winded by the end of "Welcome to the Jungle," they still rocked.
Admit it, the VMAs are our own special brand of crazy, and you love it!

In 2009, MTV retconned that he had indeed been honored with the Artist of the Millennium Award.
Years after denying it and making hateful jokes about it, someone at MTV is apparently trying to come clean by admitting -- in a nondirect, cowardly way -- that the Michael Jackson did receive the "Artist of the Millennium" award in 2002.

The caption (see screenshot) underneath a picture of Michael Jackson that night reads: "Britney Spears presents Michael Jackson with the Artist of the Millennium Award at the 2002 MTV Video Music Awards".

Now after Jackson's gone, along with the subsequent outing of MTV as a racist network in the 80s for refusing to play black videos before Jackson broke through, apparently they are a little less tight lipped with the truth.
At the 2009 Video Music Awards ceremony, MTV even made a tribute show to honor Michael Jackson.

After Madonna[rather unqualified for that task] opened the show talking about her experiences with Michael Jackson, the Michael Jackson tribute commenced, including Janet Jackson performing the duet "Scream" the duet she and Michael recorded together in 1995. Janet matched footage of brother’s dancing in the music video move-for-move as it played on a screen behind her. The show closed with a sneak preview of Michael Jackson's "This Is It" documentary movie.

MTV's sudden realization of the power of Michael Jackson came too late... 7 years too late :(

Sоurce: http://site2.mjeol.com/mj-news/mtv-comes-clean-about-artist-of-the-millennium-award.html

MTV VMA 2002 MJ's Speech - http://www.mtv.com/videos/news/4048...tist-of-the-millennium-award.jhtml#id=1614830

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World Awards:

World Arts Award

November, 2

The World Arts Award aims to promote peace, freedom and tolerance in the world. The award, which honors the men who had a positive impact on the world is supported by the United Nations in Vienna, the Gorbachev Foundation and UNICEF

Jackson is presented with the 2002 “World Arts Award” in Vienna, Austria, for global peace and tolerance efforts. The award recognizes individuals for achievements in a variety of areas such as acting, arts, business, media, health etc. The singer accepts the award via a video message.

Michael Jackson has won the 'World Arts Award 2002' from the World Awards which was held in Vienna, Austria this past Saturday, November, 2, 2002. Mikhail Gorbachev addressed the crowd with the following words:
"Dear friends, the next award winner enjoys incredible popularity and you could say a lot about that. But you can also say his name only. The next award winner is Michael Jackson."

Following Mr. Gorbachev's words, a video montage is played which ends with 'Man In The Mirror' and a sequence from Michael's short-film, 'Ghosts' where he bows after the dance sequence. Ingrid Thurnher then speaks to the crowd with the following words:
"I would like to say now, ladies and gentlemen, welcome and congratulations Mr. Michael Jackson. But unfortunately Mr. Michael Jackson has cancelled at the last minute. He could not come. He sends his kind regards to you through us and through this video message."

The video is then shown and an unidentified woman passes the award to Michael.

Michael begins his speech with the following words:
"Dear guest of honor. Dear Mr. Gorbachev. It is a great honor for me to be selected by Mr Gorbachev and the jury to receive the 'World Arts Award 2002'. This year the motto of the World Awards is 'Peace' and Tolerance'. These values are especially dear to me. In my own heart and mind I stand united with you for peace, love and tolerance in the world. I have to thank Mr. Günther Stampf, Mr. Georg Kindel [MJFC: Mr. Kindel = chairman of the World Awards] and I thank President Mikhail Gorbachev. I love you very much. Thank you so much. Thank you."

The complete list of winners at the World Awards 2002 are:
WORLD ARTIST AWARD: Herbert Grönemeyer
WORLD ARTS AWARD: Michael Jackson
For his work as most successful pop artist of the present with what he has written music history (more than 150 Million music units sold)
WORLD FUTURE AWARD: Prof. Dr. Kurt Wüthrich
MAN OF THE YEAR: Rainer Heise
SPECIAL AWARD, from the commitee of the World Awards: Louis J. Pearlman

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Bambi Awards

Pop Artist Of The Millenium

November 21

The BAMBI award was brought into being in 1948. In a time when the fabric of everyday life was weaved from resignation and ruins, the symbol of the deer gave people hope.
Originally, the BAMBI was a film prize for which the readers of Filmrevue magazine chose their favorite big screen star. As TV sets found their way into more and more homes, it became an accolade for the small screen too. The first prize winner was Marika Rökk, whose daughter gave the adorable animal its name: "Oh my, that looks just like Bambi," she cried when she set eyes on the award. In those days, the trophy was made out of white porcelain. The bronze fawn plated in 18-carat gold has been used since 1958.
At the beginning of the 1980s, the BAMBI award was extended to cover the full spectrum of the growing media world.
Every year, the BAMBI features a star-studded line-up of German and international guests. Stars who have walked the red carpet in recent times include Michael Jackson, Tom Cruise, Meg Ryan, Keanu Reeves and Eva Longoria. At the 2005 award ceremony, none other than Bill Clinton was honored with the Charity BAMBI. In 2006, the deer statuette in the same category went to Queen Sylvia of Sweden. There was further royal interest the following year as Queen Rania of Jordan won the Honorary BAMBI for her involvement in humanitarian projects. Among the best-known prize winners of the previous decade were Muhammad Ali and Seal, both of whom proved a big hit backstage. In 2003, the great boxing champion showed off with magic tricks and shadow boxing. A year later, Seal sang a duet with his future wife Heidi Klum, proving as captivating behind the scenes as he is on stage.
The BAMBI award, like its animal namesake, is a wandering beast and has moved around a lot in recent decades. “BAMBI goes Monte Carlo” was the motto in 1970, as the prize winners celebrated with Princess Grace of Monaco. In 1972, the deer and its entourage traveled by steamboat to Mainau Island on Lake Constance. The awards ceremony has also been held in the Bavarian Alps and in the ticket hall of Munich’s main train station.

The BAMBI fawn statuette, which switched from porcelain to bronze at an early stage, has hardly changed at all in more than six decades. For the millennium, its look was modernized by the artisan foundry studios Strassaker in the Swabian town of Süßen. But otherwise, BAMBI has remained true to its original design – as Germany’s most prestigious media award.

The Bambi, often simply called Bambi Awards and stylised as BAMBI, are presented annually by Hubert Burda Media to recognise excellence in international media and television "with vision and creativity who affected and inspired the German public that year," both domestic and foreign.
Marika Rökk and Jean Marais were the first recipients of the award. Frequent awardees include Heinz Rühmann , Peter Alexander and O. W. Fischer , Sophia Loren , Maria Schell (8). Rock Hudson. Franz Beckenbauer and Pierre Brice . The awards are judged by Hubert Burda and the editors-in-chief at Hubert Burda Media.
In 2002 Michael Jackson won the Pop Artist of the Millennium Award.

2002 - Michael receives the "Bambi Award For Pop Artist Of The Millenium" in Germany, an award given out yearly to people with new visions and uplifting creativity. The ceremony is held at the Estrel Convention Center in Berlin.
The awards recognise outstanding personalities and performances in various fields, including show business, film, politics and sport. The Bambi award, which is given out yearly, honors people with new visions and creativity which give us hope, joy and energy.

Linden-Lighting in Berlin. Michal Jackson looked down from his suite in the historical Hotel Adlon on Berlin's famous, magnificent boulevard 'Unter den Linden' on the very first Christmas illumination of this avenue. Two sponsors, the publisher Stephan Vogel and the cell-phone service provider Vodafone, made this fascinating event possible. The current mayor of Berlin, Klaus Wowereit praised them: "An exemplary event."

Michael Jackson has come to the German capital to receive the "Bambi Award". This Award, in the forms of a gold-plated sculpture of a small baby-reindeer is for Germany just what is Oscar in Hollywood. Jackson received on Thursday, November 21, 2002 the "Millennium Bambi". The tennis star Boris Becker handed over the oldest German media award of the Burda Publishing company. About 1,000 guests of honor, who gathered in the Estrel Convention Center, greeted this with enthusiastic applause.

Towards the end of the show parts of a video were shown which featured the charity song 'What More Can I Give'. The video featured stars recording parts of the song, including Celine Dion, Justin Timberlake, Ricky Martin, Mya and others.

The honor for the 44-year old popstar with the boyish, shy voice was the high point at the end of the two-hour event.
Michael was dressed in black pants and a sparkling black/red jacket and seemed very nervous. He handed the award back to Boris Becker, put on glasses and took some papers out of his pocket to make an acceptance speech:

"Thank you...Thank you...Thank you very much.
(towards Boris Becker) How are you? (Becker: I'm well).
Thank you so much for the nice words.
Oh boy. (Michael takes reading glasses out of his pocket) I'm sorry, I have to wear these reading glasses. Oh Jesus...here we go.
Dear Dr. Burda, dear Dr. Turnhofer, ladies and gentlemen.
I have wonderful memories of my visits to Germany. Coming back to Berlin...Berlin, a city so full of energy - it's very special to me.
Berlin, ich liebe dich! (German for: Berlin, I love you!)
September 11 has changed our world. Not long ago the Berlin wall came down. But recently new walls have been built. In 1989, people in Germany said: "Wir sind ein Volk." (German for: We are one nation.)
We are Germans. We are Armenians. French, Italian, Russian, American, Asian, African... many other nationalities. We are Christians, Jewish, Muslim and Hindu. We are black, we are white. We are a community of some many differences, so complex and yet so simple. We do not need to have war!!!
And to the children of Germany I want to say this: We need you! The world needs you! Please go for your dreams. Whatever your ideals...you can become whatever you want to become. Become an astronaut or famous scientist, famous doctors. And of course become an artist...(he grins) ... and maybe you get a Bambi award like me.
I want you to know that I love Germany and that you have a very special place in my heart. I love you so much ... really!
Always appreciate the gift of life. Be happy and have fun.
I love you."

Michael ended his speech by lifting aloft the award statuette and blowing a kiss to the audience. The crowd was visibly moved by the speech and celebrated him with another standing ovation.

Michael Jackson Bambi Awards 2002

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Billboard Music Awards:

Special Billboard Award: Commemorating the 20th anniversary of Thriller

December 13, 2002

MJ Included on Billboard Year End Charts
In Billboard Magazine's annual year-end round-up, Michael Jackson makes a pleasantly surprising number of entries on a number on charts. We say surprisingly because the chart placements don't include 2001 where Invincible did the most damage at US retail - 1.5 million copies sold in two months.
The King of Pop's entries, according to Billboard include:

The Billboard 200
#43 - Invincible Michael Jackson/Epic
Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
#8 - Invincible Michael Jackson/Epic
Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks
#12 - Butterflies Michael Jackson/Epic

Billboard R&B editor writes: "One notable name on this year's recap is Michael Jackson, No. 12 for 2002 with Butterflies (Epic). The last time a Michael Jackson song was this high on an annual summary was in 1983, when Billie Jean was the No. 2 song of the year, and The Girl Is Mine, his duet with Paul McCartney, was No. 6."
Regarding the album, Billboard reports: As on the singles recap, Michael Jackson did well in 2002. Invincible (Epic) made it into the top-10 at No. 8. The top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums artists are Eminem, Nelly, and Ludacris. At No. 4, Ashanti is the top female, followed by Mary J. Blige, and Alicia Keys. The top group is Big Tymers, followed by Nappy Roots and OutKast.
Official News from MJNI

Billboard Music Awards The famous Billboard Music Charts determined the winners for this once prominent awards show. Though it hasn't been a televised show since 2006, many of the recognized winners can still be found in the year end issue.

December 9, 2002

After much speculation, Michael Jackson did indeed appear at the 2002 Billboard Music Awards via a satellite feed from his Neverland Valley Ranch. Michael received a special award to commemorate the 20th Anniversary of his best-selling recording, 'Thriller,' which spent more weeks at No. 1 (37 weeks) than any other album in the history of The Billboard 200. The King of Pop was given a special honor to commemorate the 20th Anniversary of Thriller, still the world's largest selling album in history.

Michael Jackson accepted his special Billboard award Monday night, via live satellite from his Neverland Valley Ranch.

Comedian Chris Tucker presented the award to Michael at the Ranch in what appeared to be the inside of a recording studio. It was preceded by an introduction that included a video montage of Thriller's videos and live performances.
During the presentation, Chris read a laundry list of Thriller's major accomplishments, including an impressive 37 weeks at #1, 7 top 10 hits, 8 Grammy Awards and the first album to ever reach #1 on the R%B and Pop charts at the same time.
Chris and Michael also had some laughs together, as the Rush Hour star jokingly asked Michael if he could hold onto the award for a few days and telling the superstar that he plans on staying at Neverland.
Michael thanked his friend Chris, Billboard Magazine and his fans. And even though the King of Pop was not in person to accept the award, the thunderous applause from the audience indicated that just a glimmer of the pop legend was enough to satisfy!

Cedric: All right everybody, it's that time. We're about to take a trip to the Neverland Ranch with my friend, Chris Tucker-y'all.

[goes to Neverland Theater]

Chris Tucker: Twenty years ago Michael Jackson was already a successful artist with seven number one hits to his name, four with the Jackson 5 and three on his own. But nobody was prepared for what would come next ... [in Michael's voice] 'cause this is Thriller, Thriller ... [vocal sound effects]

Michael Jackson: [laughing]

Chris Tucker: Sorry. 'Thriller' stayed on the Billboard 200 for nearly two years, spending a record 37 weeks at number one. It won dozens of awards including a record 8 Grammies. He gave me one of them. It set another Billboard record when seven of his nine tracks reached the top ten and Michael became the first artist at Billboard chart history to simultaneously and single handily album charts both on black and pop charts. I messed that up, I know y'all seen it but that's all right.
[shows parts of 'Thriller' video and live, 'Beat It' video and live, 'Billie Jean' video and live and back to 'Thriller' video]

Chris Tucker: Quite simply, 'Thriller' still remains the biggest selling album in the history of the world, period. That's why I'm thrilled to present this award to the King Of Pop, Michael Jackson.

Michael Jackson: Thank you so much. I'm very honored. I'm very happy. I thank all of the people that appreciate my work. I thank the Billboard Awards. I've always admired you. And to the fans around the world, I love you. I couldn't be me without you. Thank to God. Chris Tucker your my favorite.

Chris Tucker: Could I keep the award for a couple days?

Michael Jackson: Yeah, we gotta share it.

Chris Tucker: At my house?

Michael Jackson: No, we have to share it.

Chris Tucker: Where can I stay at Neverland?

Michael Jackson: Anywhere you wanna stay.

Chris Tucker: All right, I'm in cabin three.

Michael Jackson:
[laughing] Okay. Thank you so much!

Chris Tucker: Thanks y'all.

[commercial break]

Cedric: Hey, what's up y'all? They told me they still have Michael Jackson on the wire. Where Mike at? What's up, Michael?

Michael Jackson: I'm here.

Cedric: Hey what's up, Michael?

Michael Jackson: Hey, how are you?

Cedric: That's the King right there, bro. How you doin' man? Mike, I just wanna ask a question that's been on everybody's mind I'm sure, I know it's on mine. Mike, where's Bubbles at Mike? How the monkey doin'? Ain't nobody heard from the monkey in a while Mike. How the monkey doin' Mike?

Michael Jackson: [laughing] He's at Chris Tucker's house.

Cedric: Chris Tucker got the monkey. Man, right on man.

Chris Tucker:
What's up brother?

Michael Jackson: I'm a big fan of yours by the way.

Cedric: Right on Mike, big fan here too Mike. I know all the songs.

Chris Tucker: [talking like Michael] Me too Cedric, I love you!

Cedric: You know this maaaaaaan.

Michael Jackson: [laughing quietly] You know this man.

Cedric: Right on, Chris Tucker and Michael Jackson, the new 'Rush Hour'.

Chris Tucker: Let's do it! Forget Jackie!!

Michael Jackson: [laughing]

Michael Jackson Billboard Music Awards 2002


Key To The City

Michael Jackson honored with the Key To The City by the Mayor of Gary

June 11

In a release on 12th June, Indystar.com reports that more than 1,000 people waited to greet the King of Pop at his boyhood home in Gary, Indiana on Wednesday 11th June, whilst 300 more waited to climpse him at the city hall.

The crowd was ecstatic with enthusiasm and joy. Michael arrived in a black limo with a great deal of security. Press was able to stand on the steps of the City Hall but a view of Michael, himself, was very hard due to security all around him. The fans waited across the street behind barriers. Michael exited the limo on the left side and began up the steps under the always present umbrella. Upon reaching the top of the steps, Michael turned and waved to his fans. Michael was dressed very nicely as he always does. He was wearing a black jacket with gold trim and black pants.

Gary Mayor, Scott King welcomed Michael back to Gary at a press conference at the city hall . Michael made the statement:
"It's great to be home. It's such a wonderful feeling. The hospitality is overwhelming. I left here at such a young age. I feel so much love. I love you all so much. Thank you for this wonderful, magical day that I'll never forget."

He then entered the City Hall to accept the key to the city and have a brief press conference. He stated this is his first trip back to Gary, Indiana since age 9 and he was very happy to be home. Scott L. King, Mayor of Gary presented the key to Michael and a street sign that said Jackson and said:
"Now that you have the key, you don't have to be a stranger."

During a press conference with Gary Mayor Scott King it was announced that Michael would help develop a performing arts center for the city. The center will be named the 'Michael J. Jackson Performing Arts Center.' According to mayor King the singer will support the project in any role he feels comfortable with, for example helping with the design or fund-raising. Michael Jackson added that being back in his hometown gives him a "wonderful feeling" and that he feels so much love that he feels like a king.

Following the press conference, Michael came outside and began shaking hands with the fans and signing autographs. He also accepted gifts and picked art work out of the crowd that caught his eye and he would point and say he wanted "that one" and his security would gather the pieces of art for him. Michael then stepped up on the top of his limo and walked from one end of the roof to the other. He actually lost his balance in the beginning however regained it rather quickly. The fans got a BIG kick out of this as, in my opinion, this was Michael's way of showing his enthusiasm for his fans who were able to make it to Gary.
Fans from all around the world gathered outside City Hall sang Michael's hits, including 'Billie Jean' and 'We Are The World.' A fan, Pete Carter from New Jersey, had dressed as Michael and entertained fans by dancing. He said
"I love his (Michael's) uniqueness. I've met him and he's a really nice guy... He's one of the only celebrities who will take the time and pay attention to his fans."

Michael then made the short journey to his childhood home at 2300 Jackson street where he was met by numerous excited fans. Also present were members of the neighbourhood who were all just as excited to see him.
He greeted a relative, Tim Brown, who still resides in the house, a cousin of his father, Joe Jackson.
Inside, Michael would reminisced "Tito slept there, Marlon slept there..." In the living room, Michael told relatives, here "we rehearsed, rehearsed and rehearsed all the time."
Gary resident Carol Walker said that she last saw Michael in the 1960's as he climbed a tree in the front yard. His brothers were busy loading and arranging musical instruments in the family van, she said.
"We've been waiting so many years (for his return). It's important for the kids. He can come back and tell us what he has gone through since he left Gary."


Michael Jackson visited Roosevelt High School today in Gary, Indiana and received an Honorary High School Diploma. At the school he told students that "with a will of iron, with perseverance and determination" they can do anything they want.
The school band played a medley of Michael’s hits to which he snaked his neck as the crowd clapped.
The reactions of tough, street-wise kids with chains and plaits revealed the extent of the King of Pop’s ability to transcend genre, generation and the urban divide.In an interview with the Post-Tribune on 12th June, 18 year old Roosevelt graduate Anthony Lillard said "He goes beyond stereotypes. I like the way he carries himself."

In typical Michael Jackson style, the King of Pop next made an impromptu stop at a KFC fast-food restaurant where he spoke with fans from the safety of his limo whilst several companions went inside to order a huge meal.
Gary resident Selletta Hinton revealed in the Chicago Sun Times on the 12th June how Michael had invited her and her 5 year old daughter, Destiny, to join the feast in his limo saying he was "more afriad of the press than the fans."
After eating, Michael asked an associate to distribute what was left of the meal to the children in the crowd outside.

In the evening, the King of Pop spoke briefly at a 'Salute The Troops' celebration at a nearly full Railcats Stadium, nearby.
The King of Pop was anxious to stress the fondness he feels for his hometown and, according to a report in the North West Indiana Times on 12th June, told the 4,000 strong crowd: "Gary, you will always have a special place in my heart. And you are more the just a good friend. You are my family, and I love you very much."
He continued: "After many years of talking about coming home, Gary, I came home."
The crowd showed their appreciation with applause and cheers at which point Michael said Gary is the "soul of America" and that he was "proud to be from Gary."

Michael Jackson Gary, Indiana Visit, June 11, 2003

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3rd Annual BET Awards:

Michael Jackson Presents & Performs

June, 24

Michael Jackson made a surprise appearance at the third annual Black Entertainment Television Awards in Los Angeles on 24th June.
In a ceremony broadcast live on BET, the King of Pop presented James Brown with with the Lifetime Achievement Award - but only after he danced along with the Godfather of Soul, helping him put on his trademark cape.
Michael looked like the consummate rock star, wearing sparkling tight blue and white trousers and a tucked in white shirt that was open to his stomach.
When Michael arrived on stage, the audience - already ecstatic from Brown's performance - rose for a thundering standing ovation.

"Nobody has influenced me more than this man right here," Michael told the crowd as he presented the award. "There's no way I could refuse to give out this award, because no one loves me more than this man."

Michael's elder sister La Toya, who was present at the event, was interviewed by the BET website and said: "I had seen James backstage earlier and we were just talking back and forth. I was just thinking to myself, 'You're gonna be so surprised who's gonna present you with the award.' Then I went back to Michael's dressing room and I said, 'Michael, he doesn't have a clue." It was truly an amazing sight"


Michael Jackson - James Brown (BET Awards) 2003


Key To The City

Michael Jackson honored with the Key To The City by the Mayor of Las Vegas

October 25

Michael Jackson is awarded the Key to the City of Las Vegas, Nevada by the Mayor Goodman at Art Of Music Store. He promote What More Can I Give.

Over three hundred fans were on hand to see Mayor Oscar Goodman present Michael Jackson with the key to the city of Las Vegas in a ceremony held at the Art Of Music Store at the Desert Passage Mall in Vegas.

In true Michael style, the King of Pop arrived close to an hour late, accompanied by his friend Mark Lester & manager Dieter Wiesner. The ceremony began about an hour later than the original 3:00 time with the King Of Pop being introduced by one of the leading tribute artists, E Cassanova.

Michael spoke briefly, thanking the Mayor and the audience, telling the fans that "I love you more." He then walked through the crowd, greeting the fans and signing autographs. Michael definitely looked 'Bad,' wearing silver boots, black pants, red beaded applique shirt and double belts along with the traditional sunglasses!

The presentation was under way as E'Cassanova said a few words to Michael´s adoring fans! One of the keynote statements E'Cassanova made to the screaming crowd was "Michael Jackson fans don't die, we multiply!" He then introduced The Mayor Goodman who then presented Michael Jackson with the Key to the city. Michael made a brief speech by thanking the fans for their support. Michael also collected various signs and banners from the fans.

But after the ceremonies, and away from the crowd, Mayor Goodman told MJ how much he belives in him. He told MJ that he was so proud that Michael would come to the city, and be accessible to the public. He went on to say that MJ is one of the greatest people in the world, and he was going to make it his business to tell everybody how special MJ was. And would you believe it... he then begged MJ for tickets (for his daughter) to the RMAs.

Michael Jackson returned to the Art of Music store Saturday evening to be present at a special sale of his memorabilia. The holders of pre-purchased passes were given the opportunity to buy items and have them signed by Michael. Dennis Rodman was among those present at the event.

The wide, clear glass windows afforded fans a great view of the goings - on inside. Typical of his good heart, however, Michael did not abandon the fans who gathered to see him. He stepped outside twice to meet and greet fans and sign autographs.

Michael was in wonderful spirits and was excited to meet with the fans once again. Tee shirts were also given out to the fans, featuring the RMA award logo on the front and the 'What More Can I Give' art on the back.

Michael Jackson's Other Neverland:

Michael Jackson's roots run deep in Las Vegas, now he holds a key to the city. Michael Jackson never performed an actual ticketed show in Las Vegas during his adult career. But he had a high profile in the city as a frequent visitor and, also a resident. His association with Las Vegas began during the Jackson 5 era and continued to recent recordings in the studio at the Palms.

A teenage Jackson and his brothers performed on the Strip as the Jackson 5, starting in April 1974 at the original MGM Grand (now Bally's). They performed at the hotel several times that year.

The closest Michael came to a ticketed performance was in February 1994, when "The Jackson Family Honors" was taped in front of a live audience at the MGM Grand Garden arena for an NBC special.


Michael Jackson Receives Key To The City Of Las Vegas 2003


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Radio Music Awards

Humanitarian Award

October 27

On Monday, October 27, 2003, Michael Jackson received the 'Radio Music Awards’ first Humanitarian Award.

The award was presented to him by pop singer Beyonce’ Knowles. Knowles is among a number of artists who participated in Michael’s new charity single, ‘What More Can I Give?’ Other artists participating include Luther Vandross, N’Sync, Celine Dion, Mariah Carey, and more.

Beyonce Knowles introduced Michael, taking the stage with a smile she began, "I am honored to be here tonight to introduce a music Icon. As a little girl, groovin' to his music, I like millions around the world, tried to mimic his unique and thrilling singing and dancing. He's still doing it! But today what I am trying to mimic is his passion for helping others. It is an example for all of us. He believes we can really change the world and he's doing it. He still remains the biggest selling recording artist in the history of music. The king of pop! Ladies and gentlemen please welcome artist and humanitarian, MICHAEL JACKSON!"

Michael enters wearing a black satin shirt & velvet pants with two belts, One silver and the other one silver and sparkly with matching sparkly shin guards and boots. (the crowd is standing, yelling, clapping) Michael embraces Beyonce and moves center stage. Smiling the entire time. (cut to enthusiastic crowd, applauding vigorously) Michael bows graciously and laughs.

On accepting the Award, he draws focus to What More Can I Give, the sequel of the 1985 high-grossing charitable single, "We Are The World", and remembers the 2001 terrorist attacks in New York which, apart from their tragic aftermath, also "brought us together and finally brought this project together"; afterwards, Michael Jackson presents a short film showcasing the highlights of the charitable song’s recording.

"I want to say thank you for your love, your support, all that you’ve done. I’m very honored to be here tonight.
"We Are The World" was a project we did to help feed people around the Globe, who were starving and at risk. As you know, it was a huge success "We Are The World". This time, the time is come for the sequel to "We Are The World", to express our feelings, inspires, hope and lift those who need it most. It has been two years - a very long time – but with over one hundred people participating and donating their perecords, this project together finally has arrived. It couldn’t have happened without you all. The incredible talented artists who participated in creating this song that I just wrote.
Two years ago, we survived a terrorist attack that forever changed not only our country, but the entire world. We will never forget that that terrible tragedy brought us together and finally brought this project together. Producing this song was a miracle in itself. Here is a video showing some of the highlights of the moving collaboration, and tonight, you will experience it here first.
Thank you to Radio Music Awards for giving us this opportunity to bring it to the world. I hope, once again, we can set aut on a mission to lead the world in a path of harmony, by asking ourselves every day: "What More Can I give?"


Radio Music Awards 2003 And What More Can I Give

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Third Annual Power of Oneness Awards:

Lifetime Achievement Award

October, 31

- Michael was honored for his contributions to Racial Harmony at the Third Annual "Power of Oneness" Awards held at the Universal Studios Hollywood Globe Theater in Los Angeles, CA. Ed Begley Jr., The Jim Henson Company, Dr. Joy DeGruy-Leary and Brad Gluckstein are among the illustrious honorees.

Michael Jackson received The Power of Oneness Lifetime Achievement Award for his lifelong commitment to writing, singing and speaking about the need for us to take responsibility for the worlds children and making the our world a better place. "Man in the Mirror", "Heal the World", "Black Or White", "The Lost Children", "We Are the World", and "What More Can I Give" are but a few of the inspiring songs Michael has recorded during his career, showing by example how music can be used to entertain, heal and educate.

The 2003 Power of Oneness Awards ceremony preceded by a dinner & silent auction; items for auction have been donated by Universal Music, Michael Jackson, Carlos Santana, artist Romero Britto, Tiffany & Co., and many more. The awards program (written and directed by off-Broadway playwright and choreographer, Kamal Sinclair-Steele) promised to be a vibrant fusion of dance, music, multi-media, spoken-word and theatrical presentations representing a vivid celebration of the creativity and diversity of the human family - a celebration of our oneness.
2003, Michael Jackson accepts, from Neverland Ranch, the "Power Of Oneness" Lifetime Achievement Award on behalf of the Annual Power Of Oneness Awards in Universal Studios, Hollywood, for his contributions to racial harmony, life-long commitment to singing, writing and speaking of the world's responsibility towards its children and the betterment of the planet. Oneness is a non-profit organization co-founded by American record producer, songwriter, musician and singer, K.C. Porter in 1999, with a mission of eliminating racism and promoting racial unity through the healing quality of music and the arts.


Michael Jackson Speech At Oneness Award Nov 15, 2003


AASA (African Ambassadors' Spouses Association):

Humanitarian Golden Elephant Award

April, 1

On April 1, 2004, Michael Jackson receives the Humanitarian Golden Elephant Award from the "African Ambassador’s Spouses Association" in Washington D.C , in recognition for his work supporting a victim-free Africa, through financial support to building and equipping hospitals, children’s homes, houses and schools, including through programs concerning child immunization, HIV – AIDS, education and apartheid.

In a statement released before the ceremony he said:
"It is very important to me to help raise awareness and funds for our sister continent, Africa."

At the gala, a children's choir performed the song 'Heal the World'. Michael thanked the children by embracing them, patting their heads, hugging and kissing them. He also enjoyed an ethnic dance performance by tapping his diamond studded boots.

When accepting the award Michael told the audience of 200 guests: "This is beautiful, this is a wonderful occasion. I thank everyone who came tonight and all of the women of Africa."
He added that he enjoyed traveling to Africa.

Michaelmania In Washington

Michael Jackson's visit to Washington D.C. (USA) raised a lot of attention and the support and love he received from his fans impressed the people at Capitol Hill. He was trailed by fans, enthusiastic maintenance workers and congressional staffers using their videophones to snap pictures. And he also attracted hordes of reporters.
Leon Buck, chief of staff to Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee, D-Texas, who helped arrange the visit, described it as follows:
"It set Capitol Hill on fire, I can tell you. The congresswoman, she even said she's never seen anything like it. When we left there were people running alongside the car. Of course you see it on TV but to actually witness it and see it is amazing."
One staffer even fainted in the hubbub.

The Associated Press described Michael as "shy and giggling" and came to the conclusion that "from all the fuss that was made over Michael Jackson in Washington this week, you would think he still ruled as The King of Pop."

Michael Jackson honoured for his commitment to fighting AIDS in Africa 2004

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MTV Video Music Awards Japan:

Legend award

May, 27

The MTV Video Music Awards Japan 2006 were hosted by Mokomichi Hayami and Masami Hisamoto at Tokyo. The 5th annual show premiered live on MTV, Saturday May 27 at Yoyogi National Gymnasium. The awards show was filmed before a live audience of 8000 screaming music fans. The glittering event featured live performances from the far east and the west, including Japanese acts AI, Def Tech, Kumi Koda and Remioromen, along with international acts Hoobastank, John Legend, Kelly Rowland, Rihanna and Se7en from South Korea. The event also featured a special performance by Japanese R&B superstar Ken Hirai joining forces with John Legend. The award ceremony was also marked by appearance of the King of Pop, Michael Jackson.

Michael Jackson appeared at the weekend in Japan and Taiwan held the MTV Video Music Awards of NTV's ceremony, accepted the cheers of "Legend" award, and thanked "all the people have confidence in me."

Michael Jackson in Tokyo in a game before the Olympic Stadium, host to the fanaticism of the audience said: "King of Pop! Rock and the king of soul!"

Jackson in "Thriller" with accompaniment on the piano onto the stage, made a "peace" sign.

"I think with the experience from the Japanese people to tell, I love you very, very," said 47-year-old superstar. In "Legend Award" after, Jackson said, "I would like to thank the fans around the world, I would like to thank the fans in Japan. I have to tell their own path here at the time must not be too emotional," - he continued, this time his voice choked and smaller. Then he said, "I think you are very beautiful, noble and friendly people. I would like to thank all the people have confidence in me. I trust you. I would like to thank my children, Prince, Paris and Blanket, they are always on my side," he added, "I love them."

After the presentation, journalists face in the background when a brief appearance, Jackson was asked whether he had information to convey to his fans. "I love you and thank you for your loyalty." - He said, and laid his hands on the location of the heart slightly, then bent over to Ju.

Although Saturday is heavy rain, but still can not stop hundreds of fans flocked to arrive in Jackson at a glance the time. When Jackson, surrounded by the bodyguards out of the limousine, the crowd held high with "We love you, Michael" and "Welcome to Japan" and other slogans, some of which, as Jackson was also wearing a symbol of the past, wearing gloves waving silver.
Decorating wearing a black jacket, white T-shirt and tight trousers, Jackson took to the red carpet at the time did not address, but waved to a group of journalists and the index finger of God. Prior to that, Jackson rarely in a few months time appeared to go out.

Japan is his first walk of Asian tour. According to his spokesman issued a statement yesterday, Jackson will also visit Singapore, Shanghai and Hong Kong. 2007 Michael Jackson will launch the new album.
According to Reuters reports

MTV VMA Japan 2006


Guinness Book of World Records

Most Successful Entertainer of All Time

Youngest Vocalist to Top the US Singles Chart

Highest Paid Entertainer of all Time

First Entertainer to Earn More Than 100 million Dollars in a Year

First Entertainer to Sell More Than 100 Million Albums outside the US

Most Weeks at the Top of the US Album Charts

Most Successful Music Video ("Thriller")

First Vocalist to Enter the US Single Chart at Number One ("You Are Not Alone")

November 14

Michael drops by the Guinness Book Of Records headquarters in London, to collect his official record certificates for his 8 Guinness World Records for chart achievements, album sales, earnings, and charity donations.

Guinness World Records London Head Quarters welcomed the world’s biggest superstar, Michael Jackson, a self confessed Guinness World Records fan since childhood, through its doors for an honorary record presentation.

With a staggering eight records mapping career highlights over the last quarter of a century, Michael Jackson is one of Guinness World Records longest standing record holders. The records span from Youngest vocalist to top the US singles chart, (aged 11, fronting The Jackson Five) and First vocalist to enter the US single chart at No.1 (You Are Not Alone) to Most weeks at the top of the US album charts (non-soundtrack) (37 weeks for Thriller); Most successful music video (Thriller sold over 1 million units); First entertainer to earn more than $100 million in a year to Highest paid entertainer of all time ($125 million in 1989 Forbes list). His ultimate and latest accolade was also presented to him: Most successful entertainer of all time.

Michael arrived at Guinness World Records offices in North West London at 4pm afternoon with his entourage - a fleet of black and silver people carriers. Wearing his signature black three quarter length dinner jacket and trousers with yellow piping, he arrived amidst an army of fans who had followed him from the hotel.
He was greeted by Guinness World Records Editor, Craig Glenday, and given a whirlwind tour of the offices and shown weird and wonderful exhibits from the ‘Guinness World Records Cabinet of Curioddities’, including the world’s oldest vomit and tallest man ever’s shoes.
Michael was then presented with his record certificates, a copy of the latest edition of the book and a special edition from the year he was born (1958). Evidently delighted with the accolades he holds in high esteem, Michael said: "I’ve always been a big fan of the book. Thank you so much – it’s a great honour to visit the Guinness World Records offices."

Guinness World Records Editor Craig Glenday said: "We always expect the unexpected here at Guinness World Records. We’re used to all walks of life stopping by the office, but we haven’t been this excited since we met the Queen last year. Michael is one of the greatest superstars of all time and his unwavering success has kept him at the very top of the record breaking charts throughout his career. We’re absolutely delighted that Michael holds Guinness World Records in such high regard and honoured that he’s taken time out of his busy schedule to stop by and collect them in person."
Source: GuinessWorldRecords.com

List of Michael Jackson Guinness World Records
Most Successful Concert Series - Michael Jackson sold out for seven nights at Wembley Stadium, London, England in the summer of 1988. A total of 504,000 people saw Michael perform July 14-16, 22-23, and August 26-27, 1988.
Biggest Selling Album Of All Time - Michael Jackson's "Thriller" Album is the biggest selling album of all time, with over 50 million copies sold worldwide. Thriller is also the biggest selling U.S album with sales of 25 million copies.
Most Grammy Awards -Michael won a record breaking 8 Grammy Awards in 1984, more than any other artist in one year.
Largest Contracts -$890 million (Sony Music) Contract, with prospective earnings of $1 billion.
Greatest Audience -The highest-ever viewership was 133.4 million viewers watching the NBC transmission of Super Bowl XXVII on June 31, 1993. Michael was spotlighted during the half-time peformance.
Highest-Paid Commercial Spokesperson -Pepsi Cola paid Michael Jackson $12 million to do 4 TV commercials.
Bad Tour -Michael Jackson's world tour brought in a record gross revenue of over $124 million during September 1987-December 1988.
Billboard Charts -Michael Jackson is the first person in the 37 year history of the chart to enter at # 1, with his single "You Are Not Alone". Michael broke his previous redord held by his single "Earth Song" which debuted at #5.

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World Music Awards

Diamond Award

November 15

Access Hollywood:
LONDON, U.K. - As Michael Jackson prepares for his performance at the World Music Awards in London on Wednesday, only Access Hollywood is with the King of Pop every step of the way.
Our cameras were with Michael inside Earl’s Court Arena as he rehearsed for his performance and MJ confirmed to Access he will be performing “We Are The World” at the awards show.
And while all was quiet inside the arena during rehearsals, outside it was a much different story. Being with Michael since he landed in London, trust us the hardest part of his day is wading through the mob of fans to get in and out of his car.
Fans even waited for hours outside of Michael’s hotel for a glimpse of the superstar and a glimpse is what they got when Michael appeared on his balcony.
The fan frenzy went into overdrive when Michael emerged from his hotel to get into an awaiting van.
But the scene would get even wilder.
Ten minutes later, photographers converge on the restaurant Nobu as Michael’s van pulls up.
And as soon as MJ steps out of the fan, all rules are off as it’s a photo frenzy.
Once safely inside the restaurant, Michael dined with a party of 12 and even posed for some photos with Access’ Billy Bush and designer Roberto Cavalli, who will be dressing Michael for the World Music Awards.
Not only will he be performing, but Michael will also receive the Diamond Award, given only to those who have sold over 100 million albums.
But the relaxing dinner ended two hours later when Michael met up with the mob scene outside.

“I was in the middle of this madness and let me just say I couldn’t imagine going through this every time I stepped outside,” Billy said.
On Tuesday morning, it was a bit less chaotic as Michael and our crew arrived at the offices of the Guinness Book Of World Records, where Michael picked up an award for breaking seven world records.
“Thank you for everything. God bless you,” Michael told those in attendance.
And Billy took the opportunity to remind Michael of one of his records.
“I have a trivia question. Speaking of records, what album holds the record for sales in the world?” Billy asked Michael. “Do you know? I’ll give you a hint.”
As Billy hit play on “Billie Jean,” Michael smiled and laughed.
A brief moment of levity before the Michael madness resumed.

The reports from Reuters is less than kind toward what had been touted as Michael Jackson's return to the stage.
In the opening paragraph, it reports that Michael struggled to reach the high notes before the sound cut out during the choir supported rendition of "We Are The World." Problems with the sound seemed to catch him off guard.
It had been speculated that "Thriller" would be the song that Michael would be performing at the WMA in London. Instead, that song was performed by a young U.S. singer, Chris Brown.

At the WMA in London Michael received the Diamond Award. He received a standing ovation as he walked onto the stage. Never the less, fans cheered Michael's every move. Turning to the audience he thanked his fans "from the bottom of my heart".
Beyonce Knowles presented him with the award, saying:
"Tonight we are celebrating 25 years of ‘Thriller’," referring to his hit album. If it wasn’t for Michael Jackson I would never have ever performed. I love you, we all love you."

Michael thanked with the following speech:
"I am greatly humbled by this award. It was my dream that ‘Thriller’ would be the biggest – selling album ever… and God has answered my prayers. 25 years later ‘Thriller’ has become the biggest-selling album of all time with a 104 million sold. I thank God and you for the success. And there have been so many who’ve loved me and stood by me throughout the 42 years. I thank my children for their unconditional support and love. I also thank my mom and dad, my brothers and my sisters. I love all my fans from the bottom of my heart."

Michael perform a brief rendition of "We Are The World" surrounded by a choir of young singers.
Michael told the audience:
"There have been many people who have loved me and stood by me. I love all the fans from the bottom of my heart."
He then flung his black jacket into the crowd and left the stage.
Earlier, Michael, wearing black, also spoke briefly to the press. However, the roar of the crowd combined with Michael's quiet voice made it difficult to understand what was being said.
Asked where he has been living, Michael replied "All over the place."

Michael's lifetime record sales tally around 750 million. This makes him the most successful entertainer of all time.

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NRJ Music Award:

NRJ Award of Honor

January, 26

The NRJ Music Awards, created in 2000 by the radio station NRJ in partnership with the television network TF1 takes place every year in mid-January at Cannes (PACA, France) as the opening of MIDEM (Marché international de l'édition musicale). They give out awards to popular musicians by different categories.

Michael received a Lifetime Achievement Award at the 2008 NRJ Awards, in the year which he will mark the 25th Anniversary of ‘Thriller’.

The awards show took place in Cannes (France) and was aired on channel TF1. Michael wasn't able to attend the awards show in person but he recorded a special message for this occasion:

"Hello to all my friends in France! Though I couldn’t be there in person tonight to accept this prestigious award, I’m so happy to have the chance to send this message to let all my French fans know how much your support has meant throughout the years.

It’s hard to believe that 25 years ago, Quincy Jones and I embarked on an album named “Thriller.” To be able to say that “Thriller” still holds the record as the biggest selling album of all time, is just mind blowing. I have you, my fans throughout the world to thank for this achievement.

Though this award tonight honours me for my lifetime achievements, there is still much more to come from Michael Jackson. My passion for music has never stopped. And for those who don’t know, I’ve been in the studio recording Thriller 25th Anniversary album, with a lot of surprise guests. It’s my hope that “Thriller” continues to live on for each new generation to discover.

So thank you TF1 and NRJ for this very special award. It means so much to me to be honoured by you. And thank you to my fans. I love you from the bottom of my heart and I hope to see you very soon. I love you. God bless you.”

Michael Jackson (NRJ MUSIC AWARDS 2008)

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Grammy Awards

Lifetime Achievement Award

January, 31

The big night for the music industry has come, and one of the biggest artists in history has been given a proper tribute. During the 52nd Annual Grammy Awards held at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, thousands gathered to honor the late and great Michael Jackson.

Several performers were included in the tribute, which was aired during the Grammy telecast. Aside from the musical numbers, there was a 3D mini movie of Jackson's Earth Song, which was designed for the This is It Tour.

Those who performed for the tribute were Celine Dion, Jennifer Hudson, Smokey Robinson, Carrie Underwood and Usher. They were highly praised for their act, which definitely was a highlight of the 52nd Annual Grammy Awards. The crowd even leapt up for a standing ovation right after.

On behalf of the beloved artist, Michael Jackson's children graced the stage to receive the trophy. Prince and Paris Jackson were handed the Michael Jackson Recording Academy Lifetime Achievement Award for their father, which led them to thank the evening's guests. Joining Prince and Paris for the event were their cousins, who stood by them throughout.

Prince Michael showed his appreciation for all his father's fans. This was followed by an announcement of the family's love of charity projects, in the hopes of sharing their philanthropic passion with the rest of the world.

"Through all his songs, his message was simple: love. We will continue to spread his message and help the world," Prince said.

He also expressed his gratitude for his grandparents, who were there to support the two through the last seven months since the death of Michael Jackson. Meanwhile, his sister Paris went on to thank the crowd that gathered to make this moment special. She also added that her dad would have wanted to perform for this year's Grammys, since he was unable to do so in 2009.

The tribute certainly was a commendable way of showing respect for the late Michael Jackson. He may have had his share of Grammy Awards during his career, but this Lifetime Achievement one truly counts.



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