The life of Michael Joseph Jackson was celebrated with a tribute fit for a king at the Staples Center in downtown Los Angeles on Tuesday.
Mariah Carey, Usher, John Mayer, Stevie Wonder, Jermaine Jackson, and Jennifer Hudson were among those who performed songs in honor of Michael, but the most poignant moment of the ceremony came when Michael’s daughter, Paris Katherine Jackson, spoke about her loving father.
Mariah Carey f/ Trey Lorenz – “I’ll Be There”
Jennifer Hudson – “Will You Be There”
Usher – “Gone Too Soon”
Various Artists – “We Are the World”
Stevie Wonder – “Never Dreamed You’d Leave in Summer”
Jermaine Jackson – “Smile”
John Mayer – “Human Nature”