Las Vegas played host to the centre-piece event designed to honor MJ’s immeasurable impact and legacy.
The celebration saw the late legend’s children Prince Jackson and Paris Jackson take a central role – accepting an award on their father’s behalf and hosting a special auction.
Usher, who Jackson showered with praise and performed with, took to the stage for a surprise tribute medley. Elsewhere, talent from the Michael Jackson ONE show by Cirque du Soleil and DJ Mark Ronson rocked the house.
Celebs in the building included Gabrielle Union, Angela Bassett, Evan Ross and Ashlee Simpson. Also present were Michael’s brothers Tito and Jackie Jackson.
“On behalf of my sister and myself, it is a privilege and honor to be here about something that my dad was so passion about and who he held so near and dear to his heart. The way my father led his life, he led by example. Even though he was the King of Pop, he never thought he was too big for any person, no matter what you did no matter where you came from.”