Michael Jackson World Music Awards Monaco 2000
03/05/2000 World Music Awards 2000
MJJ Productions confirmed today that Michael Jackson will attend the World Music Awards in Monaco on May 10th.
During the show, two special prizes will be awarded to outstanding artists: Best-selling Male Pop Artist of the Millennium to Michael Jackson, and Best-selling Female Pop Artist of the Millennium to Mariah Carey.
Michael Jackson will be staying at the Hotel de Paris in Monaco.
Short takes: Christina Aguilera had to cancel her participation due to health reasons. Santana may join the show.
Stay tuned as Planet Jackson will provide you with more daily updates about the World Music Awards event.
04/05/2000 World Music Awards 2000
Michael Jackson and his children will arrive in Monaco on May 8th and will leave on May 11th
07/05/2000 World Music Awards - Guests & Performers
The World Music Awards program is now finalized. Here are the performers and guests who will appear at Monaco's Sporting Club on May 10th.
The show is hosted by Elle McPherson & Mark McGrath.
Scheduled to appear (in alphabetical order): Pamela Anderson, Ursula Andress, Backstreet Boys (Best Pop Group, Best R&B Group, Best American Group), Mariah Carey (Best R&B Artist & Pop Female Artist of the Millennium), Laetitia Casta, Maria Grazia Cucinotta, Michael Clark Duncan, Cristian de la Fuente, David Ginola, Michael Jackson (Pop Male Artist of the Millennium), Ricky Martin (Best Latin Artist, Best Pop Male Artist), Gena Lee Nolan, H.S.H. Prince Albert of Monaco, Natalie Raitano, Marcus Schenkenberg, Britney Spears (via video / Best Pop Female Artist), Jean-Claube Van Damme, Tasha de Vasconcelos, Mary Wilson, Billy Zane.
Performances by (in alphabetical order): Tina Arena (Best Australian Artist), Lou Bega (Best German Artist, Best New Male Artist), DJ Bobo (Best Swiss Artist), Eiffel 65 (Best Italian Group), Goo Goo Dolls, Hoku, Jamiroquai (Best British Artist), Ronan Keating (Best Irish Artist), Kristina Orbakaite (Best Russian Artist), Femi Kuti (Best African Artist), Funkstar de Luxe (Best Reggae Artist), Notre-Dame de Paris (Best French Group), Roxette (Best Scandinavian Group), Savage Garden (Best Australian Group) and Taha, Khaled & Faudel (Best Arabic Group).
Other Recipients: Christina Aguilera (Best Rock Artist, Best New Female Artist), Santana (Best Rock Group), Lauryn Hill (Best Rap Female Artist), Charlotte Church (Best Classical Female Artist), Celine Dion (Best Canadian Artist) and Hikaru Utada (Best Japanese Artist).
Note: Toni Braxton cancelled her participation to the show.
Michael Jackson's award presentation will be the last of the evening. The King of Pop will accept his award from H.S.H. Prince Albert of Monaco.
08/05/2000 Michael Jackson Arrives in Monaco
Today, at 9:30 pm (CET), Michael Jackson arrived in Monaco.
The King of Pop and his children discretely entered the Hotel de Paris through the side entrance.
Detail: Michael Jackson was wearing a 3T cap.
09/05/2000 World Music Awards - Rehearsals
Today, at 12:45 pm, Michael Jackson arrived at the Monaco Sporting Club to rehearse for his appearance during the World Music Awards ceremony.
The set was closed and Michael Jackson rehearsed twice his stage presentation. Although he won't perform, he has prepared something special with a great speech.
At 2 pm, Michael Jackson left the Sporting Club.
09/05/2000 Meeting With Fans In Monaco
This afternoon, several fans were invited to meet Michael Jackson in his suite in Hotel de Paris. More meetings with fans will happen in Monaco tomorrow and Thursday. Note, Michael Jackson stated that he was enjoying himself so much that he may not leave as soon as the 11th.
09/05/2000 A Day in Monaco
Today, after his rehearsal at the Sporting Club, Michael Jackson left for a quiet visit of ze-sur-Mer, a medieval village close to Monaco.
In the evening, at 10 pm, Michael Jackson was expected to do a photo shooting with a Mercedes Smart car in front of the Hotel de Paris. However, the crowd was so wild that he couldn't manage to go outside the hotel. He couldn't go either to the Hotel Hermitage where he was planning to have dinner. Special arrangements had to be made to enable him to leave the hotel safely.
10/05/2000 Shopping Spree Cancelled
Yesterday's evening, Michael Jackson managed to go outside de Hotel de Paris to do a promotional photo shooting with a Mercedes Smart car. The shooting lasted a record 37 seconds. By the time the crowd noticed the King of Pop's presence, everything was over.
This afternoon, Michael Jackson had to cancel a shopping spree in Monaco because he couldn't have the necessary bodyguard escort. The World Music Awards bodyguard team is currently too busy escorting the many celebrities for the show.
10/05/2000 Michael's Arrival at the World Music Awards
9 pm- The World Music Awards ceremony has begun. Michael Jackson isn't at the Sporting Club yet. He will arrive there at 10:30 pm and will be greeted on the traditional red carpet by HSH Prince Albert of Monaco who will escort him backstage.
11/05/2000 Michael Jackson on Stage at the WMA 2000
As the World Music Awards ceremony came to an end, Michael Jackson's award presentation began.
It started with the screening of a video collection of moments from Michael's career, accompanied with the music of "Childhood."
Then, the shadow of Michael Jackson appeared on a white screen on stage as the sound of Beat It filled the Sporting Club. The King of Pop then walked in the middle of the stage and waited for "Beat It" to end while the crowd greeted him with a tremendous standing ovation.
He finally gave a speech in which he talked about his life as an entertainer, his childhood, and thanked the fans for their support. He ended his award acceptance speech by saying: "I'm so proud to be an entertainer, but you have seen nothing yet..."
11/05/2000 Meeting with Michael Clark Duncan
Before his appearance on stage at the World Music Awards, Michael Jackson had a meeting in his dressing room with "Green Miles" actor Michael Clark Duncan.
The King of Pop left the Sporting Club immediately after his stage appearance and is planning on leaving Monaco tonight.
11/05/2000 Michael Goes Shopping in Monaco
This afternoon, Michael Jackson left his hotel by noon and went out to do some shopping. He visited a record store, a book store and finally had lunch in a Chinese restaurant before returning to his hotel.
Michael Jackson is still planning on leaving Monaco tonight.
12/05/2000 Michael Jackson To Escort Elizabeth Taylor
Michael Jackson's representants in Monaco informed the media that the King of Pop will accompany Elizabeth Taylor to a ceremony at Royal Buckingham Palace on May 23rd where the actress will be given a knighthood from Queen Elizabeth.
Michael Jackson should also attend a tribute ceremony held by the British Film Institute in honour of Elizabeth Taylor on May 24th.
Michael Jackson is expected to arrive in London, England, on May 23rd.
12/05/2000 Michael Jackson Supports Monaco
HSH Prince Albert of Monaco asked Michael Jackson to support the forthcoming opening of a Mercedes plant in Monaco by doing a photo shooting with Mercedes' Smart car.
(The photo shooting took place on May 9th in front of the Hotel de Paris.)
12/05/2000 Michael Leaves Monaco
Early this morning, Michael Jackson left Monaco. His destination is private.
Michael Jackson World Music Awards ACCEPTANCE SPEECH MAY 10 2000
Michael Jackson received the "Male Artist of The Millennium" Award at The World Music Awards in Monte Carlo. He accepted the award personally and was introduced by Prince Albert of Monaco.
I am very pleased to present the 2000 Millennium Award to an artist whose music, generosity and unmatched showmanship has lent colour and brightness to the 20th century. A thousand years from now, when the history of popular music is examined, no single performer will be as remembered and celebrated as Michael Jackson. It's rare for a child performer to be successful in his adult career and then still for that career to take off into the stratosphere as Michael's did. And at the close of the century he has sold more records around the world than any single artist in the history of the medium. His influential song "We Are The World" and his international Heal The World Foundation are just two of his many charitable efforts that have raised millions of dollars for hundreds of important causes. Simply put, Michael Jackson's influence on entertainment, on charity and in fact our entire culture is absolutely immeasurable. As we enter the 21st century, we can look forward to even more outstanding achievements in music and feature films from this incredibly talented artist. It’s been a privilege to witness Michael's dazzling journey over the years which has transformed him from a singer to a superstar and from a charming little boy to a dignified man.
(Video intro to Childhood and Beat It. Michael appears behind a white curtain. The curtain goes up and Michael glides forward on a little catwalk. Then he walks onstage wearing a head microphone. He shakes hands with Prince Albert.
Prince Albert: It is an honour and privilege to present the 2000 Millennium Award to Michael Jackson.
(Prince Albert hands the award to Michael Jackson)
Michael Jackson: Thank you very, very much Prince Albert. I am incredibly honoured to have been chosen to receive this award. I'd like to thank The World Music Awards and especially the fans.
(Screams from the crowds)
And you are the reason..... you are the reason, why I continue to do what I do. I've been performing....
(A fan shouts “I Love You Michael", Michael smiles)
I love you too. I love you. I've.. I've been performing since I was five years old, so I haven't had what you call an ordinary life, but I've been blessed with so many extraordinary opportunities and so many wonderful, wonderful friends all over the world, that I wouldn't change a minute of it, really. I love you more. And I’m so proud to thank.. I thank God, and I'm so proud that God gave me the gift of song. And the world gave me the opportunity to be heard through music. And it’s because of moments like this I can say with all my heart that I am very proud to be an entertainer.
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