Michael Jackson is scheduled to make a rare appearance in the United Kingdom in a few weeks. He’s been laying low for over year, spending time in Bahrain, Italy and France. He’s been keeping out of the public eye since he was acquitted of the child molestation charges.
He’s the recipient of the World Music Award’s Diamond Award. This is a very special award because there are no judges and no voting involved. The only way to win this award is for an artist’s album to sell more than 100 million copies based on record sales world wide. Other artists who have received this award are Bon Jovi, Mariah Carey, Celine Dion, and Rod Stewart.
Many are actually surprised that it has taken this long for Michael Jackson to get this award. Though many of the youth today do not know him, his music, artistry and style inspired many of their favorite singers to greatness. It is unbelievable for many that his Albums have only now hit the 100 million mark. As they say though, sometimes it doesn’t matter how long the journey, as long as you get to where you want to go.
This is also the first time that the World Music Awards will be held in the United Kingdom. It was held in Monaco for 15 years before moving to the US in the year 2004 and 2005. This time around it will be in London at Earls Court on November 15.
Lindsay Lohan is scheduled to host the event this year. There will also be performances by Mary J. Blige, Beyonce and Andrea Bocelli just to name a few.
[tags] Michael Jackson, World Music Awards, Bon Jovi, Mariah Carey, Rod Stewart, Celine Dion, Lindsay Lohan, Mary J. Blige, Beyonce, Andrea Bocelli [/tags]
Originally posted on October 30, 2006 @ 3:42 pm