To celebrate, Michael Jackson’s brothers are touring the world to remember their late younger sibling and to commemorate their extraordinary milestone that today’s reigning pop giants could only dream of.
But unbeknown to Tito, Jackie and Marlon – Jemiane had a sparkly surprise up his sleeve in the form of five ginormous diamond rings which he presented to them during their appearance on today’s Good Morning Britain, as brotherly love filled the ITV studio.
Finally, Jemaine brought out a fifth and final ring for Michael, who of course passed away in June 2009. But the King of Pop lives on his four brothers and founding members of the biggest boy band of all time, who will take to the stage in London’s Hyde Park tomorrow with a 90-piece orchestra to keep them company.
The Jackson 5 make their UK comeback at the BBC’s Prom In The Park tomorrow night
Tomorrow they headline the BBC Proms in the Park, although they seem to have absolutely no idea what that actually entails. “We understand the Proms is a very prestigious event and that it happens every year,” said Jackie as they announced their UK comeback. “That is really all we know about it. And that it is an old thing, right?”
Janet Jackson cries while making triumphant stage return, and performing a ‘duet’ with brother Michael Jackson.
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Before Jackson took the stage, Elliott tweeted, “Positive vibes to my sis @JanetJackson the opening of her tour 2night! U r UNBREAKABLE. Do ya thang.” Later that night, the rapper tweeted about their new song, writing, “can’t front that new @JanetJackson is a clubbangger @flytetymejam & terry merked dat beat.”
Jackson—a 49-year-old, five-time Grammy Award winner—performed a mix of old and new songs during Monday’s concert, including “Nasty,” “Feedback,” “Miss You Much,” “You Want This,” “Control,” “What Have You Done for Me Lately,” “Pleasure Principle,” “Escapade,” “When I Think of You,” “All for You,” “All Nite (Don’t Stop),” Love Will Never Do (Without You), “After You Fall,” “Again,” “Come Back to Me,” “Let’s Wait Awhile,” “I Get Lonely,” “Anytime Anyplace,” “No Sleeep,” “Got ‘Til It’s Gone,” “That’s the Way Love Goes,” :Together Again,” “The Best Things in Life Are Free,” “Throb,” “Black Cat,” “If,” “Scream,” “Rhythm Nation,” “Should Have Known Better” and “Unbreakable,” among many other hits. At one point during the show, Jackson was overwhelmed with gratitude and wiped tears from her eyes.
If pop star Michael Jackson hadn’t died in 2009, he would have turned 57 on Aug. 29, and the team at Cirque du Soleil will celebrate his birthday with a day of events honoring the King of Pop.
Artists from “Michael Jackson One,” the Cirque du Soleil show at Mandalay Bay that features his music, his dance moves and even a hologram of Jackson singing, will put on a one-time only performance, Q&A, meet-and-greet and book signing for the event.
The cast of “Michael Jackson One” created this performance to the music of Jackson’s No. 1 hit “Don’t Stop Til You Get Enough,” which is not part of the regular show.
Then guests can preview two acts from the show, which will feature his songs “Stranger In Moscow” and “Thriller.”
The afternoon starts with Jackson’s longtime costume designer Michael Bush autographing copies of “The King of Style: Dressing Michael Jackson” at 3:30 p.m. at the “Michael Jackson One” Boutique.
A short Q&A with some cast members from the show will follow the 4 p.m. performance. Travis Payne, a co-executor of Jackson’s estate, and choreographers Rich & Tone Talauega plan to be on hand for a birthday cake presented at the end of this event.
Anyone with a ticket to the 7 or 9:30 p.m. show on Aug. 29 can attend. Ticket-holders land a “Michael Jackson One” commemorative ticket and more surprises are promised.
Guests who book at Mandalay Bay using the offer code P5MJBDAY also get a birthday gift bag.
Tickets start at $69.
Tickets: Cirque du Soleil
The king of mind control! Pharrell Williams has revealed that Michael Jackson was a master of catching people off guard — and the first time he met the King of Pop, he was stunned to find him kissing a beautiful Brazilian woman right in front of him!
Talking in an exclusive preview of Sunday, Aug. 16’s OTHERtone with Pharrell Williams and Scott Vener, the “Happy” singer dishes on his first ever meeting with Jackson, and how his mind was blown when the legendary singer started making out with a hot woman right in front of him!
“I met him two times,” Williams reveals on the show. “Talk about mind control, he was a genius! We get into the trailer, it’s a two story trailer, the trailer has stairs!” the 42-year-old musician says, laughing.
“He comes in, he’s tall, standing there, two beautiful women walk in, he kisses one. It’s a moment!” Williams explains. “It ain’t like no peck, it’s a situation. [The women] look Brazilian, and I’m like, ‘Wow!’ He’s the king of catching you off guard.”
Williams goes on to explain the second time he heard from the late “Billy Jean” singer, he was in a recording studio with Justin Timberlake, when he received a completely unexpected phone call.
“The [first] meeting was supposed to be for us to meet to talk about music, and the songs that he turned down, I don’t think he realized that I was going to give those songs to Justin,” Williams explains. “So I’m in the studio with Justin, and they say, ‘Got a call for you on line one, it’s Michael Jackson,” the singer goes on.