SAVE THE WORLD AWARDS 2009: “HEAL THE WORLD”
Michael Jackson posthumously received a 2009 SAVE THE WORLD AWARD
His brother Jermaine, who performed the songs “Smile”
and “I’ll be there”
accepted this special award in Michael’s honor.
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Honored for his many humanitarian contributions and philanthropic
activities, the INTERNATIONAL STAR WITH A BIG HEART gave millions to charity and often
took a personal interest in severe cases.
During his remarkable career, Michael Jackson sold more than 750 million records.
His second album Thriller became the most commercially successful album of all time.
But his professional accomplishments were not the only records he set.
According to the millennium edition of the Guinness “Book of Records” he was named
as the Pop artist who supported the most charity projects. The song, We Are the
World, which he co-authored with Lionel Richie and recorded with 45 of the most
acclaimed music talents in the business, brought in over 65 million US dollars for
the suffering people of Africa and also was one of the best-selling songs in pop
He was the “King of Pop,” probably the greatest entertainer of all time. A man who
gave his all on stage, but he also gave immensely outside of the limelight like
no other: for AIDS, animals, hunger, cancer research charities as well as supporting
youth, education, family and environmental initiatives. The list is seemingly endless,
and there apparently was no issue that was too trivial for him.
Michael Jackson could hear with his heart and when he was needed, he responded generously
with “I’ll be there!”
The untimely and sudden death of Michael Jackson
has shocked the world. The WORLD AWARDS Association has lost a supporter and friend who we presented
with the 2002 World Arts Award, the music world an inspirational artist. Therefore the WORLD
AWARDS Association has decided to give the first SAVE THE WORLD AWARDS on July 24, 2009 at the
Nuclear Power Plant Zwentendorf in Austria a special motto: “HEAL THE WORLD”.
The goals of the SAVE THE WORLD AWARDS are similar to those Michael Jackson has strongly
advocated throughout his life: peace, tolerance and saving our fragile Earth.
evening will not only pay tribute to Michael Jackson’s many social and humanitarian engagements,
but also to his incredible musical legacy as well. World renowned musician, producer and composer
Ray Chew, musical director of the BET Awards and the Apollo Theater, will perform live with
his legendary band some of Michael’s greatest hits including “Heal The World”, “Black Or White”
and “Man In The Mirror”.
The WORLD AWARDS Association will invite Michael Jackson’s music colleagues
and some of the artists he inspired with his music to join us on stage. A very special evening
dedicated to the world’s leading artist who died much too early.
Join us for a global tribute
to Michael Jackson!
Jermaine Jackson at the 2009 SAVE THE WORLD AWARDS on July 24 in Austria
– Television Show From the Nuclear Power Plant Zwentendorf in Lower Austria With the Motto "HEAL THE WORLD"
– Jermaine Jackson Will Receive the SAVE THE WORLD AWARD on Behalf of his Late Brother Michael and Perform "Smile" in his Honor
– TV Special to be Broadcast in More Than 50 Countries Around the World
VIENNA, Austria, /PRNewswire/
Jermaine Jackson, brother
of the "King of Pop" Michael Jackson who passed away so unexpectedly
two weeks ago, will attend the 2009 SAVE THE WORLD AWARDS to be held at
the Nuclear Power Plant Zwentendorf, Austria on July 24th. He will
accept the award presented to exceptional individuals and organizations
working toward a peaceful, sustainable, and livable future in honor of
his late brother, who posthumously is being presented with the
prestigious prize for his many social and humanitarian achievements.
"I thank all the fans in Europe and around the world who loved and
admired Michael for their support in these difficult times. At the SAVE
THE WORLD AWARDS we all will be able to remember a very special person
as well as celebrate a truly unique artist," says Jermaine Jackson
about the event dedicated to the memory of Michael Jackson. The 2009
SAVE THE WORLD AWARDS will have the motto "Heal The World", and serve
as a tribute to the greatest entertainer of the 20th century who died
much too early.
Jermaine Jackson will perform live one of Michael’s favorite songs,
"Smile". "He loved it since he was a little boy," is how Jermaine
describes the Charlie Chaplin song that he performed so movingly at the
Staples Center memorial in Los Angeles for hundreds of millions of TV
viewers around the world. Mr. Jackson, who will be traveling to Austria
with his family and his long time attorney and friend, Vicki Roberts,
will also be part of the all-star lineup performing the grand finale
"We Are The World."
Further award winners, presenters and performing artists attending
the SAVE THE WORLD AWARDS will be announced within the next few days.
WORLD AWARDS founder and chairman Georg Kindel on this very special
evening: "We are extremely pleased that Jermaine Jackson is supporting
this very important and timely event and that he will accept the award
in honor of his brother, Michael. The goals of the SAVE THE WORLD
AWARDS are similar to those Michael Jackson strongly advocated
throughout his life: peace, tolerance, and saving our fragile Earth.
Some of his greatest hits will be performed live including ‘You Are Not
Alone,’ ‘Man In The Mirror,’ and ‘Black Or White’ at the monumental
show for 2,500 guests on location and TV audiences around the globe,"
Mr. Kindel said.
"Michael Jackson inspired and fascinated millions of people, and
his death touched just as many. To dedicate the SAVE THE WORLD AWARDS
to this exceptional artist and his many humanitarian initiatives serves
as an important message," Christian Baha, founder of the Superfund
Investment Group and presenting partner of the SAVE THE WORLD AWARDS,
says about this very special event.
World-renowned artist Gottfried Helnwein, admired for his
hyper-realistic and provocative paintings, will present a unique
multi-media installation at the Nuclear Power Plant Zwentendorf as a
tribute to Michael Jackson. Helnwein was a friend of Michael for many
years. He will present huge children’s paintings from his cycles "The
Murmur of the Innocents" and "The Last Child" as well as portraits he
has shot of Michael Jackson currently being exhibited at the Albertina
Museum in Vienna.
Renowned American musician, composer, and producer Ray Chew,
musical director of the BET Awards, Grammy Awards, and the Apollo
Theater where Michael Jackson and The Jackson Five had their first
major success, and his band will perform "We Are The World" as the
grand finale at the SAVE THE WORLD AWARDS with an all-star group of
The 2009 SAVE THE WORLD AWARDS is presented by the Superfund
Investment Group and supported by the state of Lower Austria and the
energy provider EVN. The television special will be broadcast in more
than 50 countries around the world.
Further information about the SAVE THE WORLD AWARDS can be found at http://www.worldawards.com