The official Grammy YouTube channel and website has uploaded a video of Michael charmingly accepting one of his record breaking number of Grammy Awards in 1984.
This is the first time it’s been shared in 1080p quality. The video shows the King of Pop winning his Best Pop Vocal Performance award, which was also the moment he brought his sisters Janet, La Toya and Rebbie on stage to help him celebrate.
That year his ‘Thriller’ album received a record-breaking eight golden gramophones, including Album of the Year and Record Of The Year (for ‘Beat It’).
For his ‘Best Vocal Performance’ award, Michael thanked Quincy Jones, his family, and Steven Spielberg. He then told the audience that he’d made a promise that if he won a seventh award (“which is this one”), he’d take off his shades…and he delivered on that promise.
Michael won 13 Grammys over the course of his career and was nominated for 38. He was also named a Grammy Legend in 1993 and posthumously won the Lifetime Achievement award in 2010.