“If you enter this world knowing you are loved and you leave this world knowing the same, then everything that happens in between can be dealt with.” - Michael Jackson
February 27 1984 - The Jacksons’ Pepsi commercials are previewed on MTV.
It has been announced that singer AI (29) will be collaborating with The Jacksons (consisting of Jackie, Tito, Marlon and Jermaine) next year, as part of a concert series paying tribute to the late pop legend Michael Jackson. AI announced the news during her 10th anniversary concert at Nippon Budokan on Monday night.
According to an exclusive article by CNNGo, AI will serve as the emcee for the first two shows of the concert series, expected to be held in October 2011. She will also be recording new songs with the group earlier in the year, which she will then perform with them on stage at the concerts.
CNNGo reports that the two concerts are tentatively set for October 14-15, with multiple special guest artists standing in for Michael Jackson, though the lineup is currently a secret. After the two shows in Tokyo, the Jacksons will likely continue the tribute series with concerts around the world, and AI may be serving as the emcee for those as well.
AI has recently collaborated with several international artists, including Judith Hill, Chaka Khan, and Boyz II Men.