Mobo Awards honour Jackson

2009-10-01 13:43
01-10-2009 10:38

Glasgow - The annual Mobo Awards ceremony for music of black origin this year paid tribute to the late King of Pop, Michael Jackson.

Jackson was honoured with a posthumous Lifetime Achievement prize, as well as many tributes, including from his sister La Toya and brother Jermaine.

"He was a wonderful artist and a wonderful human being ... My brother was everything to me," said Jermaine Jackson, who performed "Smile", his late brother's favourite song.

Latoya said she was "not at all" coming to terms with her brother's death, which is being treated as homicide after he consumed a lethal cocktail of powerful prescription drugs.

British acts dominated the awards, while Beyoncé represented for the US. Pretoria's DJ Mujava was nominated in the Best African Act category, but the soulful Nigerian Nneka took the honour.

London hip-hop trio N-Dubz scooped the awards for Best Album and Best Act, while JLS, finalists in Britain's X Factor television talent show, won gongs for Best Newcomer and Best Song for their number one hit "Beat Again."

US superstar Beyoncé won the Best International award as well as Best Video for her hit "Single Ladies," although she was not at the ceremony to receive it personally.


The awards for music of black origin have honoured Michael Jackson with a posthumous Lifetime Achievement prize. publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

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