Maxwell Honors Michael Jackson at Billboard Music Awards – Music News
Maxwell paid tribute to Michael Jackson by performing one of the late star’s tracks at the Billboard Music Awards.
The 48-year-old singer took to the stage to perform at the annual awards show at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on Sunday night (5/15/22).
He decided to honor Michael’s “Thriller” album ahead of the 40th anniversary of its November release by performing the disc’s final track, “The Lady of My Life.”
Dressed in a sparkly black suit and gloves, the singer appears to have taken inspiration from the late King of Pop’s costume style for the number.
At the end of the performance, Maxwell ended the song by saying, “We love you Michael Jackson.”
The song contains the lyrics: “Baby through the years/ Gonna love you more every day/ So I promise you tonight/ You’ll always be the woman of my life.”
“Thriller” was Michael’s sixth album and became the best-selling record of all time.
It was released on November 30, 1982, which means it will reach its 40th milestone later this year.
The album became a number one chart hit across the world, including the US Billboard 100, and spawned seven singles including “The Girl Is Mine”, Billie Jean”, “Beat It”, “Wanna Be Startin’ ‘Somethin’ and the title track ‘Polar’.
It has sold 32 million copies worldwide and remains the best-selling album in the world.
“Thriller” also won eight Grammy Awards and was inducted into the institution’s Hall of Fame, while winning eight American Music Awards.
Michael Jackson died in 2009, aged 50, from a drug overdose.