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VH1 Poll:
January 20 -- VH1 viewers vote 'Billie Jean' al their number 1 song in the eighties.

World Music Awards Monaco (10-05-2000)World Music Awards:
May 10 -- Michael Jackson received the ‘Male Artist Of The Millennium’ award at the 12th annual World Music Awards in Monte Carlo. He accepted the award personally and was introduced by Prince Albert of Monaco.

VH1 and Entertainment Weekly Magazine 100 Rock and Roll's TV Moments:
July 24 -- Music channel VH1 and ‘Entertainment Weekly’ Magazine team up to create a list of ‘Rock and Roll’s Top 100 TV Moments.”

Michael appears on the list five times including his first ‘Moonwalk’ on stage during ‘Motown 25' and the first screening of the ‘Thriller’ video on MTV.

G&P Foundation Angel Ball:
November 30 -- Michael was in New York to received the 'Angel Of Hope Award' at the Marriot Marquis Hotel in New York City for his work helping the fight against cancer from the G&P Foundation founded by songwriter and philanthropist Denice Rich.

Michael makes a speech after receiving the award.


Michael Jackson Day 10:
March 7 -- Over 3,000 very excited and extremely vocal Michael fans gather in London for the 10th Annual Michael Jackson Day, held at the Hammersmith Apollo Theatre.

It was the first time that Michael has ever appeared live at an MJ Day. At the end of the show, Michael (on crutches) takes centre stage, receiving thunderous applause, and a five-minute standing ovation. He tells fans that his new album will be out in two months, before graciously accepting an award presented to him by the show’s producer, Adrian Grant, on behalf of Michael’s fans the world over.

Michael describes the show (which included over 100 performers and was directed by Kerys Nathan) and Adrian Grant as, “Incredible!”

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame (19-03-2001)Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame:
March 19 -- N'Sync inducted Michael in the Rock an Roll Hall Of Fame during a special presentation at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel in New York for his achievements as a solo artist (Michael was already inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1997 as a member of the Jackson 5).

August 30 -- At the MarketSite Tower in New York Michael rang the famous NASDAQ belt to signify the start of trading in New York.

NASDAQ Chief Executive Hardwick Simmons present Michael with a glass trophy, a 1934 Shirley Temple poster and a vanilla birthday cake lined with strawberries.

December 19 -- Michael attends the KIIS-FM Jingle Ball Concert at Los Angeles 'Staples Center where Radio host Rick Dees and basketball legend Magic Johnson present Michael with the KISS-FM L. A. Legend Award.


American Music Awards (09-01-2002)American Music Awards:
January 9 -- At the 29th annual American Music Awards, which took place at the Shrine Auditorium, Los Angeles, California, Michael was awarded the ‘Artist of the Century Award’. Actor/comedian Chris Tucker had the honor of presenting the award to his friend.

As he took to the stage to accept his award, Michael was greeted with a standing ovation from the cheering crowd.

NRJ Awards (Cannes, France):
January 20 -- Michael receives the award as 'Best International Male Singer' at the 3rd NRJ Awards in Cannes (France). Michael does not attend the award show.

NAACP Image Awards:
February 23 -- Although not present for the ceremony, Michael wins three NAACP (National Association for the Advancement of Colored People) Image Awards at this 33rd annual event at the Universal Amphitheater:

Outstanding Music Video: 'You Rock My World'
Outstanding Variety Series/Special: 30th Anniversary Celebration
Outstanding Performance in a Variety Series/Special: 30th Anniversary

Celebrate The Magic Foundation:
May 1 -- Michael was honored with the first 'Magical Life Award', awarded by the “Celebrate the Magic Foundation”, for his efforts in making the world a better place, supporting children and humanity.

Songwriters Hall Of Fame:
June 13 -- Michael Jackson was inducted into the National Academy of Popular Music/Songwriters Hall of Fame at the Sheraton Hotel in New York for his achievements as a songwriter.

Although he was not there to collect his plaque, Liza Minnelli and David Gest received it on his behalf.(Michael was already inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1997 as a member of the Jackson 5 and in 2001 as solo artist).

30th Anniversary Fan Award (06-07-2002)Michael Jackson 30th Anniversary Fan Award:
July 6 -- Michael Jackson attends a fan party at Webster Hall in New York. After watching the majority of the show michael goes down to the stage to accepts a '30th Anniversary Fan Award' from party organisers, MJFC.

The award was not just an award, it is also an amazing work of art! It was sculpted by the wonderful artist Nijel, BPG. Nijel designed the Top Selling Artist Of The Decade Award in 1990.

MTV Video Music Awards:
August 29 -- In the evening, at the 19th annual MTV Video Music Awards, held at the Radio City Music Hall in New York.

Britney Spears opened the night with a speech highlighting Jackson’s birthday and also paying tribute to his multiple achievements. Michael receives a huge four tier birthday cake and which he believed to be an "Artist of the Millennium Award".

World Arts Awards:
November 2 -- Michael was awarded the 'World Arts Award' at the 'World Arts For Men' event, held at the Imperial Hofburg Palace, in Vienna, Austria. Michael accepts the World Arts Awards through a recorded video message during the World Awards For Men.

Bambi Awards:
November 21 -- Michael attend the Bambi Awards gala in Berlin, Germany where he was presented with the 'Pop Artist of the Millennium' award from former tennis ace Boris Becker.

During the ceremony, the video of 'What More Can I Give' is premiered.

Bambi Awards (21-11-2002)

Billboard Music Awards:
December 9 -- Michael was presented with a Billboard award for his album 'Thriller', which spent 37 weeks at number 1, more than any other album in the history of the Billboard album chart.

Michael cannot attend the ceremony at the MGM Grand, in Las Vegas in person but was connected live via satellite from his Neverland home to the awards ceremony.

Live from Neverland, Chris Tucker presents Michael a special award to celebrate the 20th Anniversary of 'Thriller' during the Billboard Awards.


Key To The City (Gary Indiana) (11-06-2003)Key To The City (Gary, Indiana):
June 11 -- Michael arrives back in his hometown of Gary, Indiana. The mayor presents Michael with a key to the city. Later in the day Michael visits Roosevelt High School where he received a framed Honorary High School Diploma.

BMI Urban Awards:
August 5 -- 'Butterflies' taken from Michael's album 'Invincible' wins a BMI Award at the Urban Awards held at Club Tropigala at the Fontainebleau Hilton Resorts & Towers in Miami. Michael was not present that evening.

Key To The City (Las Vegas):
October 25 -- Michael Jackson was awarded the Key to the City of Las Vegas, Nevada by the Mayor Goodman at Art Of Music Store at the Desert Passage Mall, Las Vegas.

Michael made a brief speech by thanking the fans for their support. Michael also collected various signs and banners from the fans.

Radio Music Awards:
October 27 -- The 5th Annual Radio Music Awards was an annual U.S. award show that honored the year's most successful songs on mainstream radio at Aladdin Hotel and Casino, at Las Vegas’.

Beyoncé took the stage again to present Michael Jackson with the first ever 'Radio Music Awards Humanitarian Award'. The Radio Music Awards created the award especially for Jackson’s “selfless contributions” worldwide. The King of Pop received a standing ovation as he introduced his 'We Are The World' follow-up, 'What More Can I Give.'

Radio Music Awards (27-10-2003)

Power Of Oneness Awards:
November 15 -- 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.

Michael 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. 'What More Can I Give' was one of the inspiring songs Michael has recorded together with artists such as Maria Carey, Beyoncé, Celine Dion, Julio Iglesias, Usher, N'Sync, Luther Vandross, Shakira etc...

Michael does not appear, he send a video message at the Power Of Oneness Awards because he was busy shooting the video for 'One More Chance' in Las Vegas.


African Ambassadors' Spouses Association (01-04-2004)African Ambassadors' Spouses Association:
April 1 -- Michael Jackson receives the Humanitarian Golden Elephant Award from the "African Ambassador’s Spouses Association" held at the Ethiopian Embassy in Washington D.C., USA.

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.

UK's Hall of Fame:
November 11 -- Michael was inducted into the UK’s first Hall of Fame for Music, but was not present for the inaugural ceremony in London.


Guinness Book Of World Records (issue 2006):

Best-Selling Album Of All Time:
'Thriller' with global sales of over 51 million copies to date.

Longest Music Video:
'Ghosts' (USA, 1996), with 35 min.

Most Valuable Sculpture By A Living Artist:
'Michael Jackson and Bubbles', a porcelain sculpture created by the artist Jeff Koons in 1988 sold for $5,616,750 at Sotheby's in New York on May 15, 2001.
The piece measures 106.7 x 179.1 x 82.6 cm (42 x 70.5 x 32.5 in).

Most Grammy Awards Won In A Year By A Person:
At the 26th Annual Grammy Awards in 1984 Michael Jackson won eight Grammy awards.

Most Valuable Oscar (12-06-1999):
David O Selznick's 1940 Best Film Oscar for 'Gone With The Wind' (USA, 1939) was bought by Michael Jackson, for $1.542.000 on June 12, 1999, at Sotheby's, New York.

Honorable Mention - Greatest Distance Moonwalked In One Hour:
Adam Hall of San Francisco, California, was over the moon after moonwalking through the backstreets of Denver, Colorado, for a distance of 2.41 km (1.5 miles) in one hour on October 22, 2002. A "moonwalk support crew" shadowed 25-year-old Adam in an automobile, measuring his distance with an odometer. The record-setting walk formed part of a longer "Moonwalk for Earth" relay with Ramsey Brookhart (USA) and Joshua Dodd (USA), an attempt to raise awareness of renewable forms of energy. "We live under this brown cloud," said Hall, "and people don't seem to understand how much of that comes from burning coal to provide electricity. We want people to know that there are other ways to make electricity."


MTV Video Music Awards Japan (27-05-2006)MTV Video Music Awards Japan:
May 27 -- Michael receives MTV Japan's Legend Award, at the 5th Annual MTV Japan Video Music Awards ceremony, at Tokyo's Yoyugi Olympic Stadium for his record-breaking career in the music industry. Michael has sold over 100,000,000 albums in Japan.

Guinness Book Of World Records:
November 14 -- Michael Jackson visits the Guinness World Records office in London to receive eight World Record certificates, including the most recent one for Most Successful Entertainer of All Time. Others include:

Youngest Vocalist To Top The U.S. Singles Chart - age 11 with the Jackson Five
First Vocalist to Enter the U.S. Single Chart At Number One - for 'You Are Not Alone'
First Entertainer to Earn More Than 100 Million Dollars In A Year
Highest Paid Entertainer Of All Time - 125 million dollars on the 1989 Forbes list
First Entertainer To Sell More Than 100 Million Albums Outside the U.S.
Most Weeks At The Top Of The U.S. Album Charts - non-soundtrack for 'Thriller'
Most Successful Music Video - 'Thriller

World Music Awards:
November 15 -- At the 18th Annual World Music Awards at Earls Court in London Beyoncé presents Michael with the Diamond Award for selling more than 100 million albums of 'Thriller'. 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".

Beyoncé 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."

Performances included a 'Thriller' recreation by Chris Brown and a children's chorus rendition of 'We Are the World' with Michael Jackson.

World Music Awards (15-11-2006)


Grammy Hall of Fame:
Two of Michael Jackson's albums were inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame, 'Off The Wall' and 'Thriller'.

NRJ Awards (26-01-2008)NRJ Awards:
January 26 -- Michael Jackson receives the Lifetime Achievement Award for release of 'Thriller 25' at the 9th Annual NRJ Music Awards in Cannes, France.

Michael Jackson ultimately decided to give a videotaped award acceptance speech instead. Wearing his trademark dark shades and dressed in black, Michael Jackson thanked the fans for their continued support, reflected on the "mind blowing" success that 'Thriller' has had throughout the past 25 years, and reassured the audience that "there is still much more to come from Michael Jackson."

Thriller 25 Award (Multi Platinum Award): 300.000 Copies Of The Album 'Thriller' In Belgium:
July -- Michael receives the 'Thriller 25' Award (Multi Platinum Award) for sales exceeding 300.000 units in Belgium, of these are there only three in the world: of which one for Michael himself, one for its manager and one was to win at the Peter Live Show in Belgium on October 31st, 2008.

I (webmaster Dirk) have won this 'Thriller 25' Award', I'm very pleased with it because having such an Award is the greatest item in a collection and stands at the upper end.

Thriller 25 Award (Multi Platinum Award) (2008)

The Boston Phoenix And The Phoenix.com (USA):
July 1 -- Michael was named the state of Indiana's Best Solo Artist of all time (who shares the title for All-Time Best Band with Tito, Jermaine, and the rest of the Jackson 5).

BMI Urban Music Awards:
September 4 -- The Jacksons were crowned icons at the 8th annual BMI Urban Awards held at the Wilshire Theatre in Beverly Hills, Los Angeles. Janet Jackson presented her brothers with the lifetime achievement BMI Icon award. Tito, Jackie, Marlon and Randy accepted the award, while Jermaine and Michael didn't attend the ceremony.


Prize For Charity Work:
January 15 -- Michael Jackson was posthumously honored with the 'Semperorer Award' for his contributions to the international pop-culture and global charity work, at an opera gala in Dresden, Germany. Jackson’s elder sister, LaToya, a guest of honor at the ball, accepted the honor on her brother's behalf.

“Michael Jackson supported thirty-nine foundations and charity projects, started his own foundation and donated a total of more than three hundred million dollars.”

Save The World Awards (24-07-2009)Save The World Awards:
July 24 -- Michael Jackson was honoured posthumously at the 2009 Save The World Awards in Vienna, Austria.
The Save The World Award 2009 at the Zwentendorf Nuclear Power Plant in Lower Austria was filled with many moving moments, emotional highlights and important messages with the motto 'Heal The World'.

Michael Jackson posthumously received the Save The World Award for his many humanitarian contributions. His brother Jermaine, who performed the songs 'Smile' and 'I’ll Be There' accepted this special award in Michael’s honour.

MOBO Music Awards:
September 30 -- Jermaine Jackson and sister LaToya were in Glasgow where the late King of Pop was awarded the first posthumous accolade for his impressive career at the 13th Annual Music Of Black Origin Awards, MOBO 2009. The two performed a very touching tribute for Michael, while also speaking of the Jackson family's duty to keep his legacy alive through his music, as the Daily Record informs. LaToya took to the stage to accept the Lifetime Achievement Award on behalf of Michael and to speak for the first time to such a large audience of what was life without him like.

Pocono Mountains Film Festival:
October 24 -- Joe Jackson, the father of Michael Jackson and founding force behind The Jackson 5, will attend the awards dinner of this weekend’s Pocono Mountains Film Festival to accept the festival’s Lifetime Achievement Award, as well as its Humanitarian Award on behalf of his late son, Michael.

Lifetime Legend Award (28-10-2009)Gala of T.J. Martell Foundation - Prize For Charity Work:
October 28 -- At the 34th Annual Awards Gala of T.J. Martell Foundation, held at the Hilton New York Hotel, Michael Jackson was honored the first-ever Lifetime Legend Award, for being the single largest donor in the T.J. Martell Foundation’s 34-year history. Other honorees include: Humanitarian Award to Jon Luther, Spirit of Excellence Award to John Esposito and Lifetime Artistic Achievement Award to Bruce Lundvall.

The celebratory evening was of fund-raising, to support research for cures and treatments for leukemia, cancer and AIDS. The T.J. Martell Foundation was founded in 1975. T.J. Martell, son of music industry executive Tony Martell of Madison, was a young victim of leukemia, and before his death at 21, he convinced his father to promise he would raise $1 million to fight the disease. Since then, the foundation in T.J. Martell’s name has provided more than $225 million for research.

Soul Train Awards:
November 3 -- Michael Jackson’s legendary music career will be honored with a special “Entertainer of the Year” award during the 18th Annual Soul Train Awards in Atlanta, Georgia. Michael Jackson and a host of his family members have made appearances on Soul Train programming, especially at the beginning of their successful careers. The memorable 1972 Jackson 5 performance on Soul Train of 'I Want You Back' was still talked about for it’s impressive showmanship.

American Music Awards:
November 22 -- At the 36th Annual American Music Awards held at the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles, California, Jackson was honored with four AMA's. Jackson who won the awards for 'Favorite Pop/Rock Artist', 'Favorite Pop/Rock Album', 'Favorite Male Soul/R&B artist', and 'Favorite Male Soul/R&B Album' was accepted by his brother Jermaine Jackson.

Jermaine who paid tribute by wearing a sparkly white glove, thanked MJ's loyal friends and family.

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