Michael Jackson lives on. The Grammys paid tribute to the King of Pop with a stirring performance by Miguel.
The R&B crooner thrilled the house with MJ’s classic “She’s Out of My Life,” and was joined onstage by the song’s original keyboardist, Greg Phillinganes. As images of the late icon appeared on a screen above them, they honored MJ with the Off the Wall classic.
“It’s really hard to believe that it’s been more than 35 years since Michael won his first Grammy for a song from Off the Wall,” Miguel said before presenting the nominees for Best Rock Performance. “It’s an album that broke down barriers in pop music and it’s now the subject of the new documentary by the legendary Spike Lee.”
Jackson, who passed away in 2009, has a rich history with Music’s Biggest Night. During his illustrious career, MJ won 13 gramophones. He holds the record for most nominations in one year (12) and most Grammy wins in one night (8), a title he shares with Carlos Santana.