Grammys To Give Michael Jackson A 3-D Game-Changing Glory-Going Tribute

- By Bossip Staff

This year’s Grammy awards are expected to give Michael Jackson a homegoing tribute to rival 3-D blockbuster Avatar. Along with a posthumous Lifetime Achievement Award and performances from Usher, Jennifer Hudson, Celine Dion, Carrie Underwood and Smokey Robinson, for the first time ever the show will screen a short 3-D film. Follow the jump for details.

The Recording Academy has risen to the unenviable challenge of finding a way to pay sufficient tribute to the King of Pop on Jan. 31, celebrating the game-changing artist not only with a posthumous Lifetime Achievement Award but with all-star performances and a special 3-D film.

The film clip—which will be enhanced by special glasses fans can pick up for free at Target stores, but which will not be fuzzy for those without—was made by none other than Jackson himself and was intended to be shown during his ill-fated London comeback shows last summer.

The footage—which was to accompany his hit “Earth Song,” and features a young girl walking through a forest which is then destroyed—may seem familiar to This Is It ticket buyers, as a portion of the clip was featured in the documentary. However, the full (short) video will be shown during the 52nd annual Grammy Awards, and will mark the first time a 3-D video has aired during any type of awards show ever.

Carrie Underwood, Jennifer Hudson, Céline Dion, Usher and Smokey Robinson will all perform alongside the video, which will also feature Michael’s voice. Members of the Jackson family are expected to be in attendance at the show, though producers haven’t yet confirmed their attendance.

This sounds almost as good as Michael’s funeral — minus the Carrie Underwood part. With all the money they’re spending, couldn’t they have gotten Taylor Swift? SMH!

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  • Gimmeabreak78

    Still can’t believe Mike is gone.

  • Married Man

    I hope it works!

  • Hannibal

    ENOUGH WITH THE MJ TRIBUTES, HE IS GONE!

  • Somali Ninga

    Shut up Hannibal! I can tell from your post that you miss him too!!

  • 4 Real

    Carrie Underwood, Celine Dion (LOVVVVVE her, but not for this) and NO CHRIS BROWN? WTF is up with this dumb shittt! How the hell is Usher the go-to guy for MJ tributes? Ugh! Lame! Yet another LAME AZZ tribute. GTFOH!

  • Hannibal

    @SOMALI NINGA

    LOL NAW, I WAS NEVER A BIG MJ FAN, AND PEOPLE ARE JUST RIDICULOUS TO KEEP MAKING TRIBUTES FOR THIS GUY. IT’S BEEN WHAT, 8 MONTHS? HE IS GONE FOREVER!

  • itzgood

    MJJ a pioneer, even after his passing, a tru icon

  • Somali Ninga

    @ hannibal
    how’s papa gadaffy?

  • Hannibal

    @SOMALI NINGA

    LMAO! LET ME GUESS, YOU ARE ONE OF THE PEOPLE WHO JUST HAPPENED TO CARE ABOUT WACKO JACKO AFTER HE DIED…

  • NYC Gal

    MJ was the Greatest entertainer in entire universe and he deserved a tribute fit for a king.

  • Somali Ninga

    @ Hannibal
    I’m not a big fan but I know he’s the greatest singer of all-time. I just think most of the tributes for him got were §hit(ex. BET Awards, MTV, etc)!!

  • Hannibal

    @SOMALI NINGA

    WELL I AGREE THAT EVERY TRIBUTE HAS BEEN TRASH BUT ENOUGH IS ENOUGH, LET HIM REST IN PEACE! AND HE WAS THE GREATEST ENTERTAINER, NOT SINGER.

  • Gmen

    white bullsh’t!

  • NYC Gal

    @Hannibal

    The Grammys have to give MJ the greatest tribute because of what he accomplished in the music industry.

    I hope when they are celebrating Elvis for the 1,000,000th time that you utter those same words. Elvis have been dead for 30+ years. Michael has only been dead for 7 months.

  • sugar

    grammy wtf…. why wait till this man is GONE?? Invite chris over and let him give us his performance, but without that mmmmmh

  • Film

    My baby will more than likely enjoy this tribute! And, I’ll tune in for the performances, and the ‘brief’ three dimensional appearance.

  • n_satiable

    Nothing wrong with doing a tribute to Michael…the Oscars do the same thing with actors who have died (even those who haven’t had projects in AGES).

    Carrie Underwood CAN sing (much better than Taylor Swift, as someone else said), but she definitely doesn’t come to mind when I think “MJ Tribute”. I’m interested to see what she’ll do, especially since she’s not really known for dancing.

    Chris Brown is probably the most obvious choice of younger artists for this tribute, yet he appears to be left out again. Not defending what he did, but he’s still talented and has the right to make a living and promote his projects.

  • 2Sweet

    OMG this man was bat crazy and sick as f/u/c/k with all those surgeries. Eventhough it wasn’t his fault, he was still sick. Let’s let him stay where he’s at…in the ground. Thanks.

  • Film

    Sydney

    LOL, yeah, I know she will. She’s a huge fan of his music. So, I am.

    I thought the documentary definitely preserved his memory. You’re right. MJ would be proud.

    Moonwalker is worth a another viewing. My woman likes the ‘Bad’ scene, too.

  • Sydney™

    Film

    “She’s a huge fan of his music. So, I am.”

    She is? Wow, so am I. Can you do the forward leaning move in “Smooth Criminal?” That’s one of my favorite dance sequences.

    I think MJ mentioned before that “Earth Song” was one of his favorite singles.

    I thought the “Bad” scene with the children was absolutely adorable.🙂

  • Film

    Sydney

    Yup, she is.

    ‘Can you do the forward leaning move in “Smooth Criminal?” That’s one of my favorite dance sequences.’

    LMAO, this just brought back memories. I attempted the move when I was younger. My baby thought the Smooth Criminal forward lean move was all MJ. Boy, was she wrong.🙂

  • Sydney™

    Film

    “I attempted the move when I was younger.”

    What happened? Did you fall? lol

    “My baby thought the Smooth Criminal forward lean move was all MJ. Boy, was she wrong.”

    LOL, oh, was she? I, too, thought it was all MJ. I thought he and his dancers practiced to the point that they defied gravity, lol.

  • Film

    Sydney

    ‘What happened? Did you fall? lol’

    LOL, perhaps. I just got up after I fell on my face, dusted myself off, and tried it again.

    ‘LOL, oh, was she? I, too, thought it was all MJ. I thought he and his dancers practiced to the point that they defied gravity, lol.’

    Yeah, I had to break the news to her. I think she was a little disappointed.

  • Fashionista78

    I must say that I am excited to see this tribute, and all tributes to him since I am such the MJ fan, but I agree with everyone leaving Chris Brown out of all tributes to MJ because beating women was not something Michael condoned, approved of, or supported. Not only that, but Michael and Usher were friends, danced with each other on the same stage, and Usher has been in the industry much longer than Chris. Yes both Usher and Chris acknowledged MJ as their idols and influences in music and dance style, and Yes Chris is talented, but truthfully, he excluded himself from all MJ related events with his immature behavior.

  • lala

    Can’t wait to see the tribute especially the 3d part. O yes, MJJ was the greatest entertainer and singer of all time. Don’t care what nobody say.

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