Michael Jackson
1.20.2010

Grammys to Honor Michael Jackson with All-Star Tribute, 3-D Mini-Movie

Michael Jackson will be honored with a celebration fit for a king. The Grammys will stage a star-studded tribute to the late legend at this month’s show.

Usher, Celine Dion, Jennifer Hudson, Smokey Robinson, and Carrie Underwood will come together, along with the voice of Michael Jackson, in a performance for the King of Pop at the 52nd Annual Grammy Awards. The show will also feature a never-before-seen 3-D mini-movie for “Earth Song” that was created for Jackson’s “This Is It” concerts.

“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,” says Ken Ehrlich, Grammy co-executive producer and longtime Jackson associate.

In order to enjoy the 3-D TV experience at home, Target stores nationwide will offer free 3-D glasses from January 24-31. Those in the audience at Staples Center will also be able to share in the 3-D viewing with their own glasses.

Previously announced performers for the 52nd Grammy Awards include Beyoncé, Black Eyed Peas, Lady Gaga, Maxwell, Pink, and Taylor Swift.

Music’s biggest night will broadcast live from Los Angeles on Sunday, January 31, at 8 p.m. ET/PT on CBS.