[b]Michael Jackson to make rare public appearance at World Music Awards in London[/b] The Associated Press Published: October 29, 2006 Pop star Michael Jackson is to make his first public appearance in the UK in nine years, it has been announced today. The King of Pop is to receive an award at the World Music Awards in London next month. Singer will receive the Diamond Award – recognising artists who sell over 100 million albums – for his contribution to the music industry at the star-studded annual show at the Earl’s Court Arena on November 15. Jackson’s last UK public appearance was as part of the HIStory tour in 1997. This year marks the 25th anniversary of his seminal album Thriller, which has sold over 40 million copies across the world.