Jermaine Jackson Honors Michael With a Musical Tribute in Toronto

Jermaine Jackson Honors Michael With a Musical Tribute in Toronto

MJ’s Older Brother Performs in Toronto

Published June 26, 2011

Michael Jackson’s older brother Jermaine paid homage to his legendary sibling, Michael Jackson, at the 12th International Indian Film Academy festivities (IIFA) in Toronto by performing a tribute of the late singer’s songs on the eve of the second anniversary of his death. reports that Jermaine was dressed in a Michael Jackson-inspired outfit, complete with a red military-style jacket, V-neck white shirt, fitted black slacks and a black cummerbund with an emblazoned number "5." (representing the Jackson 5). Jermaine sang a medley of his brother's hits including "Scream," "Wanna Be Startin' Somethin'" and "Can You Feel It."

"This is a special moment in the show because it's a tribute to my brother," said Jackson moments before joining Indian singer Sonu Nigam to perform "This is It," which was dedicated to Michael. Nigam wrote the song after the megastar's death. The pair performed at the IIFA Rocks, a Bollywood-inspired concert and fashion show bonanza which is part of the academy's three days of film, song and dance that culminates in Saturday night's awards ceremony. It is often referred to as the Indian Oscars.

(Photo: The Canadian Press - Chris Young / AP)

Written by Bryna Jean-Marie


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