Beyoncé, Christina Aguilera, & Ne-Yo Salute Michael Jackson at Tribute Concert

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Some of Michael Jackson’s most famous fans and family members gathered to celebrate the iconic career of the pop legend at a tribute show in Cardiff, Wales, on Saturday (Oct. 8). “Michael Forever: The Tribute Concert,” which was sanctioned by Michael’s mother Katherine Jackson, featured superstar sets from Beyoncé, Christina Aguilera, Cee Lo Green, Ne-Yo, Leona Lewis, and more, with hosts Jamie Foxx and Fearne Cotton. The Jackson family, including Michael’s three kids, took the glove-shaped stage before tens of thousands of devoted fans at Millenium Stadium. Among the highlights…

Ne-Yo kicked off the four-hour extravaganza by channeling the pop icon during “Billie Jean” and “The Lady In My Life.” He thrilled with MJ’s signature moves in his iconic glittery jacket and glove.
• Michael’s children Prince, Paris, and Blanket introduced Beyoncé, who appeared via satellite. Rocking an Afro, B performed one of her favorite Jackson records “I Wanna Be Where You Are.”
• Emotions ran high as Christina Aguilera belted out MJ’s favorite ballad “Smile,” kicking it up a notch with “Dirty Diana.”
• Britain’s “X Factor” champ Alexandra Burke delivered the Jackson 5’s “Who’s Lovin’ You” and “Scream,” Michael’s collaboration with his sister Janet.
Cee Lo Green toned down the flash, performing “I Can’t Help It” from Off the Wall, wearing a simple white T-shirt.
• Michael’s nephews 3T reunited for the Jackson 5’s “Heartbreak Hotel” and “Why,” a duet with their late uncle.
Leona Lewis was joined by ballerinas for “Stranger in Moscow.” “What an electric experience!” she wrote. “Honoured to be a part of the show.”
La Toya Jackson hit the stage for the first time in 20 years, performing “In the Closet” and “Jam” with Heavy D.
• Tears streamed down fans’ faces as Gladys Knight and Smokey Robinson dueted on a beautiful cover of “I Just Can’t Stop Loving You.”
• Ne-Yo, JLS, and members of the Jackson family came together on stage for the all-star finale of “Don’t Stop ‘Til You Get Enough.”

Previously announced performers the Black Eyed Peas and Jennifer Hudson pulled out of the show. “To my uk fans that were coming to the mj show in wales. I will no longer be attentding due to major production issues,” tweeted Hudson. “I would have thought they would have informed you all by now, so since they did not, I am. Thank u for your support.”

Brothers Jermaine and Randy boycotted the event because of its timing with the Jackson manslaughter trial, while Janet explained that it would be too painful to perform amidst the court proceedings.



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57 Comments

  1. Yeah

    cool! RIP MJ

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  2. Twitter.Com/Ciaramedlies

    Where’s Ciara? I’m tired of seeing these ppl try and do MJ.

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    KillBill Reply:

    @Twitter.Com/Ciaramedlies, Lol

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    ThankMeLater Reply:

    @Twitter.Com/Ciaramedlies, stop it right now.

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    Real Issh Reply:

    @Twitter.Com/Ciaramedlies, I guess you haven’t read the NY Post about Ciara ? Poor child .

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  3. KillBill

    MJ kids says Beyoncé is the next Michael Jackson, yeah the King has passed the torch to Beyoncé, and you guys thought we were making Beyoncé overrated, King B.

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    sitrr Reply:

    @KillBill, How much were they paid? *sips tea*
    Beyonce will never reach MJ status. His kids will never understand the impact MJ left. Artist will never say “I was inspired by Beyonce” because the women is never original always copies the next and on top of the she doesn’t even have a CLASSIC album.

    It doesn’t take a “hater” to know this. Get your head out her ass and maybe you’ll know the facts as well :)

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    Teenay Reply:

    @sitrr,
    How The Fuck Can You Say That? His their father, not ours. We only saw the King side of MJ, they saw the whole package, father, king etc…
    Beyonce is an icon and you mad, because we don’t need any catchy phrases to keep you haters in check. Bey got her foooooooooooooot on yo necks – Thats why you mad bitch.

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    melody Reply:

    @Teenay,

    Beyonce’s always ripping off people’s ideas; if you can’t see that, you are a true moron; when she’s original, people will respect her but until then………….

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    KillBill Reply:

    @melody, She’s always inspired by some people ideas. But when she uses their ideas she makes them relevant and makes it 100x better.

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    sitrr Reply:

    @Teenay, umm maybe because THEY WEREN’T NEVE BORN when he was at his PEAK!!! And I’m pretty sure you probably wasn’t either or was too young to witness his GREATNESS!

    Keep it moving kid..

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    Replay Reply:

    @sitrr, So true… Nobody will reach MJ status!

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    KillBill Reply:

    @Replay, Nobody probably won’t, but his children, Michael’s family thinks she’s the Best thing Out.

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    KillBill Reply:

    @sitrr, How could you say they don’t know their father, WOW!!!!!! Beyonce has been passed the torch so stay mad. F.Y.I Mary J. Blige is inspired by Beyonce, so as Diana Ross, Janet Jackson, Toni Braxton, Leona Lewis, Patti Labelle, Chris Brown, Lady Gaga, Bono, Usher, and many many more. And she’s on everybody’s list for their future collab, wasn’t Michael the same way.
    I know the Facts: YouTube has videos of artist paying respect to Beyonce. I betcha those kids didn’t come up with that speech themselves their grandmother, uncles, and aunts probably approved it. All hail the new “King of Pop”. Hhahahahaha

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    Pucci Reply:

    @sitrr, Um, many artist both relevant today & upcoming always say mention Beyonce as their inspiration. And F.Y.I, many will argue that her first album & her current one are classics. SO, your point does come off a bit hater-ish!!!

    Just saying!

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    KillBill Reply:

    @Pucci, co-sign

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    Kid Reply:

    @Pucci, All of Beyonce’s albums are classics! All of them have been #1 on the charts!

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    sitrr Reply:

    @Kid, Soulja boy made top charts… what’s your point?

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    KillBill Reply:

    @sitrr, Where is he now? Where are the awards that came with them “albums”?

    sitrr Reply:

    @sitrr, @KillBill Beyonce said out of her MOUTH that her album were not classic material. Yes she can sing when she isn’t screaming or growling, puppy pop, and swing that tired lacefront but THAT’S IT!

    MJ was more than a singer who can dance! Stop with the delusions..

    KillBill Reply:

    @sitrr, Show me the car fax!!! Screaming, give me link to video when she is screaming, and every singer on this earth growl at some point. How I know? Because I’m majoring in Vocal Performance. Its not puppy pop, she’s the new King of Pop, yass. Like her stylist said “Lace fronts are so 2009, the hair she rocks on the red carpet is all hers. DIL, is one of rolling stones and other music list greatest albums of all time.

    Beyonce is the new Michael, stay mad.

    KillBill Reply:

    @sitrr, Give me the link to where she said that, I’m a Bey stan and I never heard of that. She never screams, screaming is an uncontrollable sound, she has the most control of all singers, she expands over 3.5 octaves, your probably angry because your fav strains at 1 octave. Growling is used by every singer, Rihanna uses it, Whitney, Michael, Mariah, Patti, Fantasia, Karen Clarke, and many more growling also is praised as a good effect. Word from Bey’s stylist Lace fronts are so 2009, her hair now is all natural.

    Real Issh Reply:

    @sitrr, Paid ? B*tch you can’t get that no where .

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  4. Teenay

    Kiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiing B!!! Biiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiitch…

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  5. hating is for suckas and getting money is for winners

    @kill bill…i heard that beyonce shut it down as usual sam from the grapejuice went to it and he said beyonce slayed as we known she would..and wtf with christina looking like adele…my god

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    staci Reply:

    @hating is for suckas and getting money is for winners, that is one of the worst websites you can go to for information

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  6. maya

    I KNEW Christina was going to do Dirty Diana, her voice fits that song!

    I hope she sound good though.

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  7. sitrr

    Prince looks JUST like his father (before the surgery).

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  8. dree

    i love Ne-Yo
    he’s the best!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  9. Ronnie Ron

    Still tryna make money off of da great MJ. I mean wat was really da purpose of having dis concert thingy?

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  10. Damian !!!!

    FAIL , Where’s The Real Micheal Jackson Stans. Like Ciara & Chris Brown ? *sigh* These Bitches With Never Learn…

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    Real Issh Reply:

    @Damian !!!!, Chris Brown can’t go becuz of that incident . You know you know .

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    maya Reply:

    @Real Issh, no, I don’t know. What incident?

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  11. for the beyonce stans

    keri hilson and ciara would be great

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  12. Pucci

    I never see Ciara doing any high profile tributes to MJ? Why?

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  13. Dave Rinolfa

    This is another Tribute that’s taking a shot at capitalizing on Michael Jackson’ s death without any shame. The trial is still going on, and as a diehard fan I’d say Justice before profits. What’s the matter with the Jackson Family? They have become a runaway train, how can we trust them at this point? Joe Jackson has recently teamed up with a professional crook Julian Rouas to exploit Michael’ s image with a new line of cheesy perfumes. To make matters worse, they are manipulating MJ’ s kids (Prince and Paris) to pose with the controversial perfumes. I get feelings of disgust when seeing the sickening photos.

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  14. Castrolani

    I wish I was there….
    Ciara & Chris Brown would definitely be great… I wish she dropped some hottness & those 2 tour together… that’ll be insane performance stuff 4-real.

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  15. ImHighPrice

    When will these mothafuckas learn? The closest thing to MJ is Ciara & Chris Brown…MJ was known for his dancing & performing ability…why the hell are powerhouse singers who just stand on stage with a mic doing a tribute to him? And Ne-Yo??? BITCH BYE!

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    Stre3t Danc@ Reply:

    @ImHighPrice, AMEN!

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  16. mnm

    of course COPY-YO would do this… he’s been jacking Michael’s style from the beginning… him and Jason DeFlopo

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  17. teamminaj

    NO ONE CAN OUT DO CHRIS BROWN I DONT CARE WHO HIT THE STAGE WHEN CHRIS DO IT,IT MAKE MY THINK MIKE CAME BACK TO LIFE A CB U OWN THAT SHIT BOO AND NOBODY CAN DO IT LIKE U ENUFF SAID!

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    teamminaj Reply:

    @teamminaj, I MEANT TO SAY ME

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  18. Eva B Da Kiueen

    I see the Ciara & Keri gurls mad. Here’s the reason why they will never be asked by the family to be apart of a MJ Tribute:
    Ciara-Blacklisted by the industry. She is irrelevant. The family don’t know her bew.

    Keri-A nobody. She tried and failed. Can we go back to the EBT Awards where she was trying to do Michael but failed and was giving Elvis in blackface.

    Take this and deal with it.

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  19. Ethan

    i thought neyo was chris brown for a second lmao, funny, because i’m just used to chris doing this, shame he couldn’t make it! he will always remain the only living artist who can bring the A Game when it comes to performing a tribute to the great king, whether you like it or not.

    Great concert tho, King MJ will always live to me

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  20. Triniti

    Yesssssssss Alexandra!!

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  21. Mitch

    Watched Yolanda’s and Christina’s performance on YouTube. Yolanda brought the fire and Christina brought the vocals – holy crap! Christina’s rendition of ‘Smile’ gave me chills – there ain’t NO ONE who can do what she does, with such precision and power – no one!

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  22. Stre3t Danc@

    The only one missing is Chris Brown. He would have SLAYED the whole thing. MJ was & still IS his biggest inspiration. He deserved be there. He’s the greatest dancer ALIVE! No one can top his performances!

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  23. Thaeyecatcher

    vidoes of these perfomances???

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  24. KillBill

    Hey Look to the right of the screen Beyonce makes the Top 5 stories Again.

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  25. shawna

    Janet Jackson and Chris Brown are the only 2 ppl that reminds of MJ. Why do yall ppl forgets about his own flesh & blood. Did yall see the Scream music video and how they were dancing together. I’m sorry, but Beyonce would never live up to that standard!

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    maya Reply:

    @shawna, yes! Ppl just 4get about Janet, SHE reminds me of MJ

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  26. maya

    Chris Brown wasn’t there, stfu & get over it!

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    Haters Stay Pressed! Reply:

    @maya, Yeah we know he wasn’t there that’s why there that’s why the show got HORRIBLE reviews! Chris would have made the show better but he was too busy selling out shows on tour!

    Now you STFU and STFD!!

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  27. Thula From south africa

    If michael jackson’s family names beyonce as the closest artist to him- why get mad at that for?
    “crazy in love” is the best song of the 00s, beyonce has something which your favourite will never have- i.e. legendary status at 30 years ago.
    Beyonce is king, she said it, Jay z said it, we’ve (stans as well as haters) been saying and know, MJ’s family has confirmed it too. i bet beyonce is in your favourite’s top 5 artists list.

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    Why do I come to a Michael Jackson post and all I see is talk about BeYAWNce?

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