Mobos to Honour Jackson

Michael Jackson
Michael Jackson
British acts dominated the honours at the annual Mobo awards ceremony for music of black origin, which this year paid tribute to the late King of Pop Michael Jackson.

London Hip hop trio N-Dubz scooped the awards for Best Album and Best Act, while JLS, finalists in Britain’s X Factor talent television talent show, won gongs for Best Newcomer and Best Song for their number one hit “Beat Again.”

US superstar Beyonce won the Best International award as well as Best Video for her hit “Single Ladies,” although she was not able to receive it personally at the ceremony in Glasgow.

Jackson, who died in June, was honoured with tributes including from his sister La Toya and brother Jermaine.

“He was a wonderful artist and a wonderful human being ..My brother was everything to me,” said Jermaine Jackson, who performed “Smile”, Jackson’s favourite song.

Latoya said she was “not at all” coming to terms with her brother’s death, which is being treated as homicide after he consumed a lethal cocktail of powerful prescription drugs.

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