The MTV Europe Music Awards took place yesterday in Berlin, Germany. The Jonas Brothers were one of the many acts to perform, paying tribute to Michael and his influence on their careers.
They introduced a tribute piece to which ‘superfans’ performed hits such as; ‘ABC’, ‘Bad’ and ‘Man In The Mirror’. They told fans that listening to the Jackson 5’s ‘I’ll Be There’ as kids spurred them on to become family performers. Nick Jonas told the MTV audience; “This year we saw the loss of the greatest pop musician the world has ever seen. We and MTV wanted to pay tribute to the true king of pop, Michael Jackson. His unrivalled talent has shaped the musical landscape, influencing artists old and young.”
Brother Joe added; “The first time we heard Michael’s voice was when our dad played the Jackson 5’s I’ll Be There. We were amazed by the one-of-a-kind talent. The way that he and his brothers came together to entertain the world has been an obvious influence on us. Michael Jackson influenced every listener and every future performer with a talent the world had never seen before. As a writer and a performer he was the best.”