American entertainer Michael Jackson (1958–2009) debuted on the professional music scene at the age of 5, as a member of The Jackson 5, and began a solo career in 1971 while being a member of the group, known as the "King of Pop" , five of his solo studio albums have become some of the world's best-selling records: Off the Wall (1979), Thriller (1982), Bad (1987), Dangerous (1991) and HIStory (1995). Thriller has remained the biggest selling album of all time with estimated sales of 110 million.
Through his group, solo, and family work, he became one of the few artists to have been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame twice. He was also inducted into the Dance Hall of Fame as the first (and currently only) dancer from the world of pop and rock 'n' roll. Jackson's other achievements include 39 Guinness World Records—including one for "Most Successful Entertainer of All Time"—13 Grammy Awards (including the Grammy Legend Award and Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award), 26 American Music Awards, 16 World Music Awards and the estimated sale of up 1 billion units worldwide. Winning countless awards for his humanitarian endeavors, the singer has been honored by two Presidents of the United States. He has also been named as the artist of "the Decade", "Generation", "Century", and "Millennium" and was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2002. Jackson has also won hundreds of other awards, making him the most awarded recording artist in the history of popular music.
In 2004, Jackson was awarded the Golden Elephant Award of the African Ambassadors’ Spouses Association for his continuing humanitarian efforts.
American Cinema Awards
Jackson won the "Entertainer of the Decade" award in 1990 from the American Cinema Awards.
American Music Awards
The American Music Awards is an annual awards ceremony created by Dick Clark in 1973. Picking up three awards in 1980, Jackson has collected 26 American Music Awards, including one for "Artist of the Century".
American Dance Award
American Video Awards
In 1984, Jackson won two American Video awards; Best Long Form Video and Best Home Video.
Apollo Legend Award
In June 2010, Jackson was posthumously honored with the Apollo Legend Award, hosted by the Apollo Theatre of New York. Chris Tucker accepted the award on Michael Jackson's behalf.
Barbados Music Awards
The Barbados Music Awards is Barbados most prestigious musical award, the Barbados Music Award, is presented annually at a major event organized by Timeless Barbados Inc. In the Caribbean island of Barbados.
In January 2010, Jackson was posthumously honored with the International Lifetime Achievement Award.
The Bambi is an annual television and media prize awarded by the German media company Hubert Burda Media. The Bambi was created in 1948. In 2002, Jackson was honored with a Bambi Award.
The BET Awards have honored Jackson with two awards. Jackson was also the first inductee into the BET Hall of Fame.
Blockbuster Entertainment Awards
Billboard Music Awards
The Billboard Music Awards, sponsored by Billboard magazine, was one of several annual United States music awards shows (among the others are the Grammy Awards, the American Music Awards and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony). It had been held annually in December until they went dormant in 2007.
Billboard Music Awards
Billboard Music of the 00's Poll
Billboard Year in Music Survey
Billboard Video Awards
Black Gold Awards
Jackson was honoured with four Black Gold Awards in 1983.
BMI Urban Awards
Broadcast Music, Incorporated (BMI) is one of two major United States performing rights organization, along with ASCAP. It collects license fees on behalf of songwriters, composers, and music publishers and distributes them as royalties to members whose works have been performed.
They have awarded Jackson with five awards throughout his career.
Bob Fosse Awards
Michael Jackson won the Bob Fosse Award for "Best Choreography" in 1997.
Boy Scouts of America
Jackson was awarded with a humanitarian award, from the Boy Scouts of America, in 1990.
Bravo is the largest teen magazine within the German-language sphere. The first issue was published in 1956, subtitled as "the magazine for film and television" ("Die Zeitschrift für Film und Fernsehen").
They have honoured Jackson with nineteen awards throughout his career.
Brazilian TVZ Video Awards
Jackson has been awarded with two Brazilian TVZ Awards.
Jackson won two BRE Awards in 1989, including a Triple Crown award.
The BRIT Awards, often simply called "The BRITs", are the British Phonographic Industry's annual pop music awards. The name was originally a shortened form of British or Britannia, but has subsequently become a "backronym" for British Record Industry Trust.
They have awarded Jackson with six awards, including the "Artist of a Generation" award.
British Phonographic Industry Awards
The British Phonographic Industry (BPI) is the British record industry's trade association. Its membership comprises hundreds of music companies including all four 'major' record companies (Warner Music Group, EMI, Sony BMG, and Universal Music Group), associate members such as manufacturers and distributors, and hundreds of independent music companies representing thousands of labels.
They awarded Jackson with two awards.
British TV Industry Awards
The British TV Industry awarded Jackson an "Artist of the Decade" award in 1989.
In 1999, Jackson was honoured with two Bollywood Awards for his contributions to humanitarianism.
Cable Ace Awards
Jackson has been honoured with two Cable Ace awards.
Canadian Black Music Awards
In 1984, Jackson collected four Canadian Black Music awards, including one for "Entertainer of the Year".
Canadian Recording Industry Association (CRIA) with CBS
Canadian Music Awards
Cannes Lions Awards
||"Leave Me Alone"
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Capital Children's Museum
Jackson was awarded with a humanitarian award, from the Capitol Children Museum, in 1990.
Cash Box (or Cashbox) magazine was a weekly publication devoted to the music and coin-operated machine industries which was published from July 1942 to November 16, 1996. It was one of several magazines that published charts of song popularity in the United States of America.
They have awarded Jackson 11 awards throughout his career.
CD-First Internet Poll
Celebrate the Magic Foundation
In 2002, Jackson was honoured with a humanitarian award, from the Celebrate the Magic Foundation.
Children's Choice Awards
Jackson was a given a Children's Choice Award in 1994.
Children Uniting Nations Oscar Celebration
And on March 7, 2010, Michael Jackson was honored with 2010 Angel Award by the Children Uniting Nations charity for his work to help disadvantaged youngsters around the world. By accepting the award Rebbie Jackson said "I was very pleased and happy to be a part of this -- Michael was very passionate about children and supporting their causes. Boy, he would have loved this,". Randy Jackson displays the 'Angel Award' presented to him on behalf of his brother Michael Jackson held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on March 7, 2010 in Beverly Hills, California.
The Clio Awards is an annual award program that recognizes innovation and creative excellence in advertising, design and communication, as judged by an international panel of advertising professionals. Industry peers award two Gold Clios to Michael & Janet Jackson video (Scream).
Jackson was awarded with a humanitarian award, from the Crenshaw Community Youth & Arts Foundation, in 1994.
Congressional Black Caucus
The Creative Excellence in Business Advertising, commonly called the "CEBA Awards".CEBA Awards awarded Jackson as co-executive producer for "Motown On Showtime Michael Jackson The Legend Continues".
Critic's Choice Awards
The Broadcast Film Critics Association Awards, commonly called the "Critics' Choice Awards", are bestowed annually by the Broadcast Film Critics Association to honor the finest in cinematic achievement.
Critic's Choice awarded Jackson the "Best Video" award in 1989.
Crystal Globe Awards
In 1984, Jackson was awarded a Crystal Globe Award for exceeding sales of over 5 million units.
Danish Grammy Awards
Michael Jackson won two Danish Grammy Awards in 1996.
Dutch Music Factory Awards
The Dutch Music Factory Awards gave Jackson threeawards for "Best Live Show" and "Best Live Singer", in 1997.
Ebony is a monthly magazine for the African American market. It was founded by John H. Johnson and has been published continuously since the Autumn of 1945.
They awarded Jackson with two awards for "Black Achievement".
An ECHO is a German music award granted every year by the Deutsche Phono-Akademie (an association of recording companies). Each year's winner is determined by the previous year's sales. The ECHO is the successor to the Deutscher Schallplattenpreis (German Record Award).
Jackson was awarded with an ECHO award for "Best International Artist of the Year" in 1993  and inducted into ECHO Hall of Fame in 2010.
Entertainment Tonight is a daily television entertainment news show that is syndicated by CBS Television Distribution throughout the United States and Canada and in many countries around the world.
In 1989, they awarded Jackson with an award for "Most Important Entertainer of the Decade".
French Film Awards - Le Film Fantastique
Friday Night Videos
Friday Night Videos have awarded Jackson with two awards, including one for "Greatest Artist of the Decade".
G&P Foundation Angel Ball
In 1996, Jackson was awarded with a Genesis Award for his environmental themed "Earth Song" music video.
The Grammy Awards (originally called the Gramophone Awards) — or Grammys — are presented annually by the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences of the United States for outstanding achievements in the music industry. The awards ceremony features performances by prominent artists, and some of the awards of more popular interest are presented in a widely viewed televised ceremony. Since 1980, Jackson has won a total of 13 competitive Grammy Awards from 36 nominations throughout his career. In 1984, he won a record breaking 8 Grammy Awards. In addition, he has received the Grammy Legend Award and the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award. Four of his recordings have been inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame.
Grammy Legend Award
In 1993, he was awarded the Grammy Legend Award which was presented by his sister Janet Jackson.
Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award
In 2010, he was posthumously awarded the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award. It was accepted by his children, Prince and Paris and their cousins, 3T. Prior to the presentation of the award, a special tribute performance took place.
Grammy Hall of Fame
Two of Jackson's albums were inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame in 2008. The Jackson 5 song, "I Want You Back", was inducted in 1999,I'll Be There (The Jackson 5 song)", was inducted in 1999 and "ABC (The Jackson 5 song)", was inducted in 2017
Guild Hall Party
Guinness Book of World Records
The Guinness Book of World Records is a reference book published annually, containing a collection of world records, both human achievements and the extremes of the natural world.
Jackson has been awarded thirty-nine times by the Guinness Book of World Records.
Guitar World Magazine
Harry Chapin Memorial
In 1995, Jackson won a humanitarian award from the Harry Chapin Memorial.
Hit Parade Hall of Fame
Michael Jackson has been inducted into the Hit Parade Hall of Fame with The Jackson 5
Hollywood Walk of Fame
Jackson's star on the Hollywood walk of fame, set in 1984
The Hollywood Walk of Fame is a sidewalk along Hollywood Boulevard and Vine Street in Hollywood, California, United States, that serves as an entertainment hall of fame. It is embedded with more than 2,000 five-pointed stars featuring the names of celebrities honored by the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce for their contributions to the entertainment industry.
Michael Jackson was the first celebrity to have two stars in the same category, one as a member of The Jacksons in 1980 and another as a solo artist in 1984.
As an international artist, Jackson has won eighteen awards from 10 different countries, including a National Honour of Merit from Gabon, Africa.
Presented to Michael in South Africa by Namibian Premier Hage Geingob.
Aftanbladet Readers' Poll Vest Vocal Artist of 1987.
The United Kingdom
International Monitor Awards
Internet Worldwide Top 100 Male Stars
Ivor Novello Awards
The Ivor Novello Awards are awarded for songwriting and composing. The awards, named after the Cardiff born entertainer Ivor Novello, are presented annually in London by the British Academy of Songwriters, Composers and Authors (BASCA).
Hong Kong Hit Radio Awards
In 1996, Jackson won two Hong Kong Hit Radio awards.
The Juno Awards is a Canadian awards to recognize outstanding achievements in record industry.
Keys To The City (Awards) of important cities around the world
Kora All-African Music Awards
In 1997, Jackson was awarded two awards from Live! Magazine.
Mix Magazine, a Danish magazine, awarded Jackson with three awards in 1998, including one for "Best Singer".
Michael Jackson is often credited for putting MTV, initially a struggling cable channel, on the map "with pioneering videos such as "Thriller", "Billie Jean", and "Beat It". In response to Jackson's influence, MTV shifted its musical focus as time went on, going from rock videos to more pop and R&B showings. Throughout his career, Jackson has been awarded with 85 MTV related awards:
MTV honored Michael Jackson with the Artist of The Decade Vanguard Award
MTV European Music Awards
The MTV Europe Music Awards (EMA) were established in 1994 by MTV Networks Europe to celebrate the most popular music videos in Europe. Originally beginning as an alternative to the American MTV Video Music Awards. Unlike the VMAs, most of the awards are voted for by the viewers.
Jackson won two EMA's in 1995.
MTV Japan Awards
In his first appearance since being acquitted of child molestation charges, Jackson accepted MTV Japan's Legend Award.
MTV Movie Awards
The MTV Movie Awards is a film awards show presented annually on MTV. The nominees are decided by a special panel at Tenth Planet Productions and winners are decided by the general public.
Jackson's "Will You Be There" was awarded with the MTV Movie Award for Best Song from a Movie in 1994.
MTV Video Music Awards
The MTV Video Music Awards were established in the end of the summer of 1984 by MTV to celebrate the top music videos of the year. In its debut show, the MTV Video Music Awards awarded Michael Jackson's Thriller three awards. In 1988, Jackson received the Video Vanguard Award. In 1991, it was renamed the "Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award". Jackson has collected ten Moonmen awards.
MOBO Music Awards
Music Connection named Jackson "Man of the Decade" in 1990.
Music Video Producers' Hall of Fame
Jackson was inducted into the Music Video Producers' Hall of Fame in 1991 and twice in 1992.
The Muz-TV Awards is an award presented annually to Russian pop musicians since 2003. LaToya Jackson received a tribute award for her brother Michael Jackson on June 11, 2010.
NAACP Image Awards
The NAACP Image Awards is an award presented annually by the American National Association for the Advancement of Colored People to honor outstanding people of color in film, television, music, and literature. The 35 categories of Image Awards are voted on by members of the NAACP. Collecting his first NAACP award in 1970, Jackson has won a total of sixteen throughout his career.
NARM Gift of Music Awards
The National Association of Recording Merchandisers is a United States not-for-profit trade association that serves music retailing businesses in lobbying and trade promotion. In 1984, they awarded Jackson with three awards. In 1995, Jackson received The Harry Chapin Memorial Humanitarian Award.
National Association of Black Owned Broadcasters
Jackson was the recipient of a Lifetime Achievement award, from the National Association of Black Owned Broadcasters, in 1992.
National Museum of Dance Hall of Fame
In 2010, Jackson was inducted into the Dance Hall of Fame. He was the first (and currently only) dancer from the world of pop and rock 'n' roll.
National Urban Coalition Awards
Jackson won an award from the National Urban Coalition, for his humanitarian endeavors, in 1989.
In 2011, Jackson tops NME's poll of the Greatest Singers Of All Time.
The NRJ Music Awards, created in 2000 by the radio station NRJ in partnership with the television network TF1 takes place every year in mid-January at Cannes (PACA, France) as the opening of MIDEM (Marché international de l'édition musicale). They give out awards to popular musicians by different categories.
Jackson has been awarded with two NRJ awards, including a Lifetime Achievement Award in 2008.
O Music Awards
In 2011, Jackson was honoured with a Best Fan Forum for his MJJCommunity.
In 2003, Jackson was honoured with a Oneness Award for his contributions to racial harmony.
Operation One to One Awards
Jackson was honoured with an Operation One to One award in 1992.
Organization of African Unity
This award is the Austrian version of the Grammy Award.
People's Choice Awards
The People's Choice Awards is an awards show recognizing the people and the work of popular culture. The show has been held annually since 1975 and is claimed to be based on the opinions of the general public.
In 1984, Michael Jackson was named "Entertainer of the Year" and his music video, Thriller, collected the award for "Favorite Video of the Year".
Pocono Film Festival
Jackson won the Humanitarian Award from the Pocono Film Festival in 2009 after his death. It was received by his father Joseph Jackson.
Popcorn Magazine has awarded Jackson with three awards, including one for "Artist of the Decade".
Pop Rocky Magazine
Pop Rocky Magazine has given Jackson two awards.
Jackson at the White House with President Ronald Reagan and first lady Nancy Reagan
In 1984, Jackson was approached to donate "Beat It" as backing music for a commercial on drunk driving. Jackson agreed and it was arranged for the singer to be awarded with an honor from the President of the United States, Ronald Reagan. Prior to collecting the award, President Reagan sent Jackson a telegram, which read:
||Your deep faith in God and adherence to traditional values are an inspiration to all of us. You've gained quite a number of fans along the road since "I Want You Back" and Nancy and I are among them. Keep up the good work, Michael. We're very happy for you.
The presentation took place on May 14, 1984, at the White House. Upon reaching the podium, Reagan remarked, "I hope you'll forgive me, but we have quite a few young folks in the White House who all wanted me to give you the same message. They said to tell Michael, "Please give some TLC to the PYTs." A reference to Jackson's Grammy Award-nominated song, "P.Y.T. (Pretty Young Thing)". Reagan also stated that Jackson "is proof of what a person can accomplish through a lifestyle free of alcohol or drug abuse. People young and old respect that. And if Americans follow his example, then we can face up to the problem of drinking and driving, and we can, in Michael's words, beat it."
In April 1990, Jackson returned to the White House to be recognized as "Artist of the Decade" by President George H. W. Bush. Two years later, on May 1, 1992, President Bush presented Jackson with an award acknowledging him as "a point of light ambassador". Jackson received the award in recognition for his efforts in inviting disadvantaged children to his Neverland Ranch. Jackson was the only entertainer to receive the award.
Pro-Set Los Angeles Music Awards
Pro-Set Los Angeles Music Awards has given Jackson two awards.
Puls Music TV
Puls Music TV awarded Jackson with two awards in 1998, including one for "Best Foreign Male Singer".
Radio Music Awards
In 2003, Jackson was honoured with a Radio Music Award for his humanitarian endeavors.
Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA)
In 1989, Jackson was honored with a Certification for 800,000 copies sold of Moonwalker by the Recording Industry Association of America . In 2017, Thriller the RIAA certified the set at 33-times platinum in the U.S., extending Thriller’s record as the highest certified album in history.
Rennbahn Express Magazine (Austria)
Rennbahn Express Magazine has given Jackson two awards.
Rhythm and Blues Music Hall of Fame
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame is a museum located on the shores of Lake Erie in downtown Cleveland, Ohio, United States, dedicated to recording the history of some of the best-known and most influential artists, producers, and other people who have in some major way influenced the music industry.
Michael Jackson has been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame twice; as a member of The Jackson 5 and as a solo artist.
RTL Television Award (Germany)
Rolling Stone Awards
Rolling Stone is a United States-based magazine devoted to music, politics, and popular culture that is published every two weeks. Rolling Stone was founded in San Francisco in 1967 by Jann Wenner and the music critic Ralph J. Gleason.
'Sixteen' and 'Spec' Magazines' Awards
Smash Hits Awards
Smash Hits was a pop music based magazine, aimed at children and young teenagers, and originally published in the United Kingdom by EMAP. It ran from 1978 to 2006 and was issued fortnightly for most of that time. The name survives as a brand for a related spin-off digital television channel, digital radio station, and website which have survived the demise of the printed magazine.
Michael Jackson has won six Smash Hits related awards.
Sony (Music) Turkey
In 2002, Jackson was awarded by Sony (Music) Turkey with "Best Selling Foreign Artist Ever" award for sales of over 1.7 million units alone in Turkey.
Soul Train Awards
The Soul Train Music Awards is an annual award show aired in national television syndication that honors the best in Black music and entertainment. It is produced by the makers of Soul Train, the program from which it takes its name, and features musical performances by various R&B and hip hop music recording artists interspersed throughout the ceremonies.
The Soul Train Awards have honoured Jackson with twelve awards and inducted him into their Hall of Fame. In 1997, the video award was renamed to the "Michael Jackson Award for Best R&B/Soul or Rap Music Video".
Suosikki Magazine, Japan
Hall of Fame
The Telegatto Awards (Italy)
TV Land Awards
Television Broadcasts Limited (TVB) of Hong Kong
Television Broadcasts Limited (TVB) of Hong Kong awarded Michael Jackson because for his artistic achievements.
United Negro College Fund
The United Negro College Fund (UNCF) is an American philanthropic organization that fundraises college tuition money for black students and general scholarship funds for 39 private historically black colleges and universities. The UNCF was incorporated on April 25, 1944 by Frederick D. Patterson, Mary McLeod Bethune, and others.
In 1988, they awarded Jackson with the Frederick Patterson Award.
United States Congress
The United States Congress is the bicameral legislature of the federal government of the United States of America, consisting of two houses, the Senate and the House of Representatives. They awarded The Jackson 5 with a "Special Commendation" for positive role models in 1972.
United States ARMY, Zama Camp, Japan
United States National Recording Registry
In 2009, Jackson's Thriller album was inducted into the U.S. National Recording Registry. Each year, organizers select twenty-five recorded works to preserve in the Library of Congress archives based on historical, cultural or aesthetic significance. A recording is only eligible beginning 10 years after its creation.
Vanity Fair is an American magazine of culture, fashion, and politics published by Condé Nast Publications.
They have honoured Jackson with two awards.
Video Software Dealer Association
The Video Software Dealer's Association awarded Jackson with an award for Moonwalker movie in 1989.
In 1995, VH1 created a new award especially for the King of Pop and will be given to future artists who follow in the footsteps of Michael Jackson in helping the world.
A Webby Award is an award for excellence on the Internet presented annually by The International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences, a judging body composed of over one thousand industry experts and technology innovators. Categories include websites; advertising and media; online film and video; mobile sites and apps; and social.
Wembley Stadium (Old one)
Michael Jackson was presented with a World Award in 2002. In 2009, He posthumously received a Save The World Award for his many humanitarian contributions.
World Music Awards
The World Music Awards (founded in 1989) is an international awards show that annually honors recording artists based on their worldwide sales figures, which are provided by the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry (IFPI). The awards show is conducted under the patronage of H.S.H. Prince Albert of Monaco, Monte-Carlo.
Jackson has won sixteen World Music Awards, including the Chopard Diamond award in 2006.
Hall of Fame
In late 1970, The Jackson 5 begin their first national tour in Boston, Massachusetts; they play in 16 cities, finishing with a special "homecoming" performance in their hometown, Gary, Indiana - consisting in two sold-out concerts at Westside High School. Each member of The Jackson 5 is presented with a Key to the City of Gary by Mayor Richard Gordon Hatcher.
In 1984 Jackson was voted 'Hero Of Young America' by a Poll of 4,000 teenagers in December that year and was published in The World Almanac And Book Of Facts.
On November 20, 1984, with Star No. 1,793 in front of Grauman's Chinese Theatre for The Jacksons, Michael becomes the first celebrity to have two different stars in the same category dedicated to him, having received one as a member of The Jacksons in 1980.
The 1984 Summer Olympics saw the Jackson family be honoured with the Medal of Friendship Award which was collected by Michael and his brothers.
The Video Vanguard Award, also known as the Lifetime Achievement Award was renamed in 1991 as the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award.
In 1984, the NAACP announces that Michael Jackson and his brothers have been named honorary co-chairmen of the civil rights organization's National Voter Registration Drive. Registration booths were set up outside Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City, venue of the Tour's opening concert. (July 4)
An extensive survey in 1997 declared Michael Jackson the Most Famous Person in the World.
His fashion legacy still lives on. The biggest global megastar has made it to the TIME Magazine's All-TIME 100 Fashion Icons list of 2012.
Michael Jackson is the SECOND MOST SCULPTED FIGURE of all the Madame Tussauds wax figures. According to Madame Tussauds, there are all together "19 wax figures" of Michael Jackson in their museums around the world. Only the Queen has been portrayed more often.
Mesoparapylocheles michaeljacksoni, an extinct hermit crab which existed during the Albian or Cenomanian of what is now Spain, is named after Michael Jackson. A crator on moon previously known as Posidonius J (located at Lake of Dreams) has been renamed after Michael Jackson by The Lunar Republic Society.
In 1998, Daikaku Chodoin (the founder and president of the United World Karate Association) presented Michael Jackson with the Honorary Chairmanship of the United World Karate Association and a godan (fifth degree) black belt.
Michael Jackson is made an honorary member of the New Westminister Police Department in 1984 while in British Columbia, Canada. Appointed PC 49, he swears as a police constable to 'serve the Queen and cause the peace to be kept and preserved'. (Nov. 18th) 
In mid September 1987, on a halt from performing in Osaka, Japan as part of the Bad world tour, Jackson meets with then Mayor, Yasushi Oshima to be handed over the Key to the City. The singer also brings along his pet chimpanzee who accompanied him throughout the whole tour, Bubbles, the first animal allowed inside the Osaka Town Hall. "Key To The City" is an award descended from "Freedom of the City", made in several countries, but more prevalent in the United States. The Key is presented to esteemed visitors, residents or others the city wishes to honor and it symbolizes the freedom of the recipient to enter and leave the city at will as a trusted friend of city's residents.
Upon performing three sold-out concerts at the Metropolitan Chicago's Rosemont Horizon in April 1988, Michael Jackson receives the Key to the City from Mayor Eugene Sawyer, who cites the entertainer for his onstage performance and humanitarian philanthropy. Michael shares his honor backstage with internationally renowned singer/dancer/actress Lola Falana, her waging also a courageous battle against multiple sclerosis.
On June 20, 1988, Michael Jackson arrives in Paris, France, P.R.-ist Bob Jones and bodyguard Wayne Nagin. The city's mayor at the time, Jacques Chirac, presents Jackson with ‘La Grande Medaille de la Ville’de Paris, equivalent to the Keys to the City.
On July 22, 1988, Disney characters, Mickey Mouse and Donald Duck, present an elated star with a pair of specially engraved ice skates backstage before his concert in Wembley, England.
In 1988, his autobiography, "Moonwalk", makes The New York Time's publication Best Seller List as the number 1 Best Seller of the year.
In 1989, Michael Jackson's former elementary school, the Gardner Street Elementary in Los Angeles, designated its school auditorium the "Michael Jackson Auditorium". Mr. Jackson appeared at the ceremony, in which the school children sang his hit song, "We Are the World". In 2003, after accusations of child molestation, the school chose to cover Jackson's name with plywood. The school board stated that the request had come from some parents who "felt more comfortable with it covered". Jackson's spokesperson stated that he wondered "what those parents will say when Mr. Jackson is exonerated". At the end of the trial Jackson was acquitted of all charges. Recently, following petitions and letters to City Council and the Gardner Street Elementary School superintendent and principal, the "Michael Jackson Auditorium" sign has been uncovered. Jackson was named Most Famous Alumnus of Gardner Street Elementary School, in Hollywood, California and the school auditorium was renamed for him in 1989.
In a high-profile visit to Africa, in 1992 Jackson visited several countries, among them Gabon and Egypt. In his trip to Côte d'Ivoire, Jackson was crowned "King Sani" by a tribal chief. He then signed official documents formalizing his chieftaincy, sat on a golden throne and presided over ceremonial dances. He held the title up until his death. Jesse Jackson was created the High Prince of the Agni people of Côte d'Ivoire following Michael Jackson's passing away.
On February 23, 1995 Michael gave a special preview of some of the songs off his forthcoming album HIStory to the National Association of Recording Merchandisers. The NARM presented him with the Harold Chapin Humanitarian Award at the preview.
In 2002 Michael Jackson was presented with the 30th Anniversary Award by its designer, Nijel, who also designed the Top Selling Artist Of The Decade Award in 1990. The award was given by the fans, celebrating him being on stage for 30 years. Fans all over the world donated money to contribute for the award to being created.
On October 25, 2003 Jackson was given the key to the city of Las Vegas; the mayor also made the date "Michael Jackson Day".
In 2007, Jackson visited the United States Army base south of Tokyo and was commemorated with a letter of appreciation from the Colonel.
On Australia Day 2012, Jackson was honored by being immortalized at the Grauman's Chinese Theater by his children, Prince, Paris and Blanket Jackson. Among many other celebrities there to pay tribute to him were Quincy Jones, Chris Tucker, Smokey Robinson, Justin Bieber with performances made by the Glee cast and Cirque Du Soliel and many other.
Michael Jackson Award Belt - Versace black leather belt with gold hardware belt buckles adorned with colorful gemstones in the amount of 4 million with fluer de lis ornament pattern. belt inscribed "Presented to Michael Jackson from Sony Music UK 1992" and is contained in custom wood and container plaxiglass.
Precious metal gold microphone on a burl walnut plaque reading "Presented to Michael Jackson by The Prince's Trust in recognition of outstanding support it".
Shadow box display in the style of Jackson's album Dangerous in 1991. Award plaque reads in full "triple platinum record awarded to Michael Jackson for sale in Switzerland more than 150,000 units of Sony Music Entertainment AG Dangerous."
In 1997, Jackson was awarded a Diamond Award and was named one of the princes of Africa in a prestigious ceremony with various high-profile political leaders of Africa.
In 1989 Rock Over Europe Awards awarded Jackson with the Children of the world music video award.
1989 - CEBA (Creative Excellence in Business Advertising) awards the plaque reading "Motown On Showtime" presented to "Michael Jackson The Legend Continues" Michael Jackson, Co-Executive Producer, 1989.
Small metal banded glass balls topped with a crown design metal reading "Germany Music Servat Mundum 1992" commemorating "MJ King of Music".
Silver goblets mounted to a marble base with a plaque reading in full "Michael Jackson Superstar of The Century -. Magazine "
Lucite award reads "Rock" with the text printed on the base reads in full "The Children of the world video awards 1989 Rock IM & MC Over Europe."
Golden Penguin award Rennbahn Express, Austria presented to Michael Jackson for "Video Of The 80, Thriller."
Player awards metal sculpture in the style of Rodin's The Thinker. A metal plaque on the front reads in full "World of Art Award 2002 World Michael Jackson presented by President Mikhail S. Gorbachev ".
Couple BPI sales award presented to Michael Jackson to recognize sales in the UK of more than 250,000 copies Epic Single Playing Record "Blame It On The Boogie" 1978, and "Shake Your Body (Down To The Ground)", 1979
In 1992 National Association of Black Owned Broadcasters (NABOB) honors Michael at the organization's eighth annual Communications Awards Dinner, at the Sheraton Washington Hotel in Washington D.C. Rev. Jesse Jackson and NABOB Chairman Pierre Sutton presented him with the Lifetime Achievement award which honors Michael's ‘contributions to pop music, culture, fashion and philanthropy’.
Piece curve patinaed black metal to make it look like a piece of paper resting on a cushion of black velvet and faux pearls lined presentation. The award reads in full "Michael Jackson / The Power of Music / is the strength of Soul./VH1 Honors / The Musicians Who Goes / Share Beyond / Soul and Share Time / Energy and Resources / For Help Others/Vh1 Honors / June 22, 1995 " 
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