Will Media Get Over Being Wrong about Jackson? MB#320 [gallery]134[/gallery] Nov 15 2006 With Michael Jackson tearing through the streets of London and causing total pandemonium, a few news agencies have taken it upon themselves to whine about whether the public will accept Jacksons comeback. Lets get real here: Jackson is currently being honored for his massive achievements by the World Music Awards, and is being recognized for the records hes set by the Guinness Book of World records. He hasnt released a new album today, or started a new tour. But already, at least two articles from Reuters, both by the same person, appear to be seeking to preemptively strike with negative comments about what Jackson is capable of achieving in his musical future.
[b]Michael Jackson returns to spotlight[/b] By KATIE FRETLAND, Associated Press Writer LONDON – Michael Jackson gave his first public performance Wednesday since his acquittal on child molestation charges a year-and-a-half ago a fleeting rendition of “We are the World” surrounded by youthful singers. Jackson, 48, sang at the World Music Awards in London, which was honoring him with an award commemorating the 25th anniversary of his hugely popular album, “Thriller.” But the reclusive pop icon, who has been traveling in Europe since his June 2005 acquittal in California, did not perform the album title song as some expected. Instead he appeared on stage and sang among a group of swaying, clapping kids until the musical accompaniment inexplicably stopped.
Get all of the latest news, video, audio, fan reports, and comments about the World Music Awards being held tonight in London with special tributes to Michael Jackson. The King of Pop is receiving the DIAMOND AWARD given only to artists who have sold 100 Million or more in record sales. Check out some of the new pics showing Mike arriving at the awards show: (click for larger view) [gallery]97[/gallery] (read on for more info… :yay )