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.
Source: OK! Magazine, CBS
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