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SPECIAL 3-D TRIBUTE TO MICHAEL JACKSON ON THE GRAMMYS

January 20, 2010

GRAMMY® winners Celine Dion, Jennifer Hudson, Smokey Robinson, Carrie Underwood, and Usher will join together, along with the voice of Michael Jackson, in a moving tribute to Jackson at the 52nd Annual GRAMMY Awards on Sun. Jan. 31, 8 – 11:30 p.m. ET/PT. This very special GRAMMY Moment will feature the never-before-seen 3-D mini-movie for "Earth Song" that was created by Jackson as the centerpiece of his much anticipated "This Is It" tour, but was never seen by the public prior to this GRAMMY performance.

 The 3-D film was created to support the performance of "Earth Song," an original composition and a No. 1 hit for Jackson. The song has a strong theme about the future of the planet, and Jackson saw it as a unique opportunity to deliver a message to millions of people who would have seen him on tour.

"It was one of the most important portions of the concert tour to Michael and when Michael saw the film for the first time at his last rehearsal, there were tears in his eyes," according to Ken Ehrlich, GRAMMY co-Executive Producer and longtime Jackson associate, who was also at the rehearsal that night.

"This very special GRAMMY Moment will feature some of our most respected GRAMMY recipients, all of whom have a great love for Michael," added Neil Portnow, President/CEO of The Recording Academy. "This segment promises to be an emotional highlight of this year's show, and is sure to join the unique list of amazing performances for which the GRAMMY Awards have become renowned."

This special segment also represents another GRAMMY technical breakthrough in that it will be the first time a major awards show broadcasts in 3-D. The GRAMMY Awards also were the first awards show to broadcast in high definition and 5.1 surround sound (2003).

So that viewers can enjoy this unique 3-D TV experience at home, CBS and Target have partnered to provide millions of free 3-D GRAMMY Glasses. From Sunday, Jan. 24, through Sunday, Jan. 31, Target stores nationwide will exclusively offer these 3-D GRAMMY Glasses so that fans have the opportunity to see the film that was very personal to Jackson. Additionally, the audience at STAPLES Center will share the 3-D experience, wearing the same glasses as those being worn by viewers at home. 

 

Comments (106)

Bueno en realidad cada vez que me entero de algún tributo hacia Michael Jackson me emociono hasta las lágrimas, y de verdad no me queda más que agradecer a todos quienes hacen de estos tributos un acto de amor hacia Él..Y me alegra saber que aunque ya no esté fisícamente, siempre será el artista más recordado del planeta por su inigualable y maravalliso talento y por su gran y única calidad humana...Lo lamentable es que para mi es imposible asistir a eventos tan magníficos como estos ya que se realizan en un país muy lejano y yo si que estoy lejos Sad
Pero tengo el alma tranquila..Mike sabe cuanto lo he amado, lo amo y le amaré aún en mi otra vida (Claro que cada vez que hay tributos a Mike acá en mi país asisto sin duda..)
Ahora me queda decir a quienes asistan a este magnífico espectáculo y tengan la posibilidad de ver el film de EARTH SONG (que no se vió en This is it)capten el increíble y maravilloso mensaje que Mike nos quizo entregar durante toda su vida...

Michael, siempre en mi mente y más aún en mi corazón!

Michael Jackson is the king of music!!!He deserves this and sooooo much more..Every singer in the whole world should do a tribute to MJ,because he created the music,videoclips ,dance ,etc..Everybody should bow their heads for a legend called MICHAEL JACKSON!!!We'll always love you..

WOW - I'm going to CRY - I can feel the tears come right now!! WOW - This is Beautfiul what the GRAMMY will be doing to Honour our BELOVED MJ - WOW!! I'm CRYING AGAIN!! MIchael should be here with US to receive this GREAT HONOR in person and Not GONE WAY TOOO SOON!!! I will be getting my 3-D Glassess and my DVR will be set to record this SPECIAL GRAMMY TRIBUTE TO MJ!!

We LOVED Michael, Michael LOVED Us MORE, but GOD LOVED Michael MOST - RIP Mike. I LOVE and MISS YOU SO MUCH!!

XOXOXO - MJ,
IreneLovesMichael
A DEVOTED MJ FAN FOREVER, FOR ALL TIMES, Bloomfield, NJ

I got my glasses tonight. I love that they have the "This Is It" poster on it. I can't wait to see the tribute. Even though these are old school 3-D glasses I will keep & cherish them forever. I miss you so much Michael

IT WAS NICE BUT IT SHOULD HAVE CLOSED THE SHOW , MICHAEL DESERVES THAT, THEY SHOULD HAVE DEDICATED THE LAST HOUR TO HIM, IM SURE THERE WAS PLENTY OF MATERIAL TO DO, IT SEEMS LIKE HE ALWAYS HAVE TO SHARE THE LIMELIGHT WITH SOMEONE OR SOMETHING, I CANT BELIEVE THE GRAMMYS WOULD DIS RESPECT MICHAEL LIKE THAT, AND ON TOP OF THAT THEY LEFT HIM OUT OF THE MEMORIUM CAN YOU BELIEVE THAT , I CANT BELIEVE IT THIS WAS A RUSH JOB TO THROW SOMETHING IN , JUST TO MAKE IT LOOK GOOD, WELL MICHAEL I FEEL YOU DESERVE BETTER, AND I WOULD LOVE TO PUT TOGETHER A FAN BASED CELEBRATION OF YOUR LIFE, AND SHOW THE WORLD THAT DESPITE INDUSTRY PROFESSIONALS AND ALL THESE SOO CALLED HONORS, WE LOVE YOU MICHAEL AND WE ARE NOT ASHAMED TO SHOW IT, EVEN IF WE PARTY ALL NIGHT. WE LOVE YOU MICHAEL YOUR MUSIC AND MESSAGE WILL FOREVER LIVE IN OUR HEARTS

This will be amazing I'm sure. Michael would be so proud. I saved my 3D glasses from Avatar as did the rest of my family so hopefully we can catch all the magic. Missing Michael every day!

I’m so glad that Michael is receiving this well deserved award; it’s just heartbreaking that he will not be doing it in person. I do wish all of his family would consider making an appearance on Michael’s behalf. It’s heart wrenching, but at the same time can provide some healing power by feeling all the LOVE that people have for Michael...I am not looking to exploit the family by any means. If you think back, the last time his kids were at a gathering for their father, it was the saddest time ever for them and a very confusing time as well!! Also, take into consideration, they never had time to themselves, there was always a paparazzi hiding somewhere. I know it’s a personal decision to be made individually by the family members when it comes down to it. To suffer a loss like this is overwhelming, many of us know the emptiness that the heart feels after that…there is nothing that can repair the hole. Baby steps can bring you back around but the hole never closes. If you can’t show up, you know you’ll be in our prayers as always.
I can’t wait to see the show!! It will be another Fantastic Performance by Michael as always…wishing it was live!
God Blessed Us With You Michael… Keep Your Angel Wings Wrapped Around Your Children, Family, Us and The World!!!!
Peace Always - Dawn

My mom is getting the 3-D glasses
today when she gets off of work Laughing out loud
CAN'T WAIT! xD
RIP MJ! <3

awww i can not wait to see this i know it will be amazing im going this weekend to get my glasses.. i love you more applehead and all is well through you!!!!

Please, where can I buy this song as it was performed at the Grammys? There are several of the preformances for sale on iTunes, but this one isn't there for some reason, and it was by far the highlight of the show, in my opinion. Can someone please tell me where i can buy it?

Thank you