August 29th marked what would’ve been King of Pop Michael Jackson‘s 54th birthday. As fans and fellow performers alike flooded social networks with praise for the fallen icon, Billboard teamed with cola kings Pepsi to honor the pop potentate.
Assembling a host of Urban acts for ‘Summer Beats’, Ne-Yo, Melanie Fiona, and more saw their name fill a bill that saw them pay tribute to Jackson by performing some of the biggest hits from his famed ‘Thriller’ follow-up ‘Bad’.
With latter, which is set to see a 25th anniversary reissue on September 18th, look below to hear the singers take on ‘Smooth Criminal’, ‘Dirty Diana’, and more:
Melanie Fiona – Dirty Diana
Ne-Yo – Smooth Criminal
Ne-Yo – The Way You Make Me Feel
The singers also used the platform to yield live versions of their own hits. See them below:
Ne-Yo – ‘Closer’
Melanie Fiona – ’4 A.M.’
Ne-Yo – ‘Burning Up’
Melanie Fiona – ‘Wrong Side of A Love Song’