MTV SHOULD BE STOPPED

  • by: ana tavares
  • target: MTV Networks Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Judy McGrath
STOP MTV FROM TAKING THE KING OF POP TITLE FROM MICHAEL JACKSON

We, the die hard fans of Michael Jackson are pleading for MTV to stop this.

MTV should be grateful to all that Michael Jackson did for them since the THRILLER video.

It was Michael Jackson who made MTV what it is today. People started to watch MTV because of Michael Jackson.



Now MTV wants to give the King of Pop title to Robbie Williams, a singer who has some good songs but cannot ever dream to achieve the magnificence, the sheer brilliance of Michael Jackson 45 years of songs and performances on stage, since the Jackson 5 era until now with his sudden death at 50.

2008

Grammy Hall Of Fame: (California, USA)
It was announced on December 19, 2007 that both Michael's 'Off the Wall' and 'Thriller' albums will be among the 2008 inductees into the Grammy Hall of Fame.

NRJ Awards: (Cannes, France / January 26, 2008)

Lifetime Achievement Award

The Boston Phoenix and thePhoenix.com: (USA / July 1, 2008)

Michael is named the state of Indiana's Best Solo Artist of all time.

2006

MTV Japan Video Music Awards: (Tokyo, Japan / May 27, 2006)
Legend Award

Guiness World Records: (London, England / November 14, 2006)

  • Youngest vocalist to top the US singles chart (aged 11, fronting The Jackson Five)
  • First vocalist to enter the US single chart at No.1 ('You Are Not Alone')
  • Most weeks at the top of the US album charts (non-soundtrack; 37 weeks for 'Thriller')
  • Most successful music video ('Thriller' sold over 1 million units)
  • First entertainer to earn more than $100 million in a year
  • Highest paid entertainer of all time ($125 million in 1989 Forbes list)
  • Most successful entertainer of all time 

World Music Awards: (London, England / November 15, 2006)
Diamond Award (for selling more than 100 million albums)

 2005

Guiness Book Of World Records: (issue 2006)

  • Best-selling Album Of All Time: 'Thriller' with global sales of over 51 million copies to date
  • Longest Music Video: 'Ghosts' (USA, 1996), with 35 mins
  • Most Valuable Sculpture By A Living Artist: 'Michael Jackson and Bubbles', a porcelain sculpture created by the artist Jeff Koons in 1988 sold for $5,616,750 at Sotheby's in New York on May 15, 2001. The piece measures 106.7 x 179.1 x 82.6 cm (42 x 70.5 x 32.5 in).
  • Most Grammy Awards Won In A Year By A Person: At the 26th Annual Grammy Awards in 1984 Michael Jackson won eight Grammy awards.
  • Most Valuable Oscar: David O Selznick's 1940 Best Film Oscar for 'Gone With The Wind' (USA, 1939) was bought by Michael Jackson, for $1,542,000 on June 12, 1999, at Sotheby's, New York.
  • Honorable Mention - Greatest Distance Moonwalked in One Hour: Adam Hall of San Francisco, California, was over the moon aftering moonwalking through the backstreets of Denver, Colorado, for a distance of 2.41 km (1.5 miles) in one hour on October 22, 2002. A "moonwalk support crew" shadowed 25-year-old Adam in an automobile, measuring his distance with an odometer. The record-setting walk formed part of a longer "Moonwalk for Earth" relay with Ramsey Brookhart (USA) and Joshua Dodd (USA), an attempt to raise awareness of renewable forms of energy. "We live under this brown cloud," said Hall, "and people don't seem to understand how much of that comes from burning coal to provide electricity. We want people to know that there are other ways to make electricity."
2004

AASA Humanitarian Award: (Washington, D.C., USA / April 1)
Humanitarian Award from The African Ambassadors%u2019 Spouses Association, AASA, for Michael Jackson's worldwide humanitarian efforts, particularly in Africa.

2003

Key to the City: (Gary, USA / June 11)
Michael was honored with the key of the city by the mayor of Gary.

BMI Urban Awards: (Miami, USA / August 5)
Best song: 'Butterflies'
(Marsha Ambrosius, SPZ Music Inc., Michael Jackson, Epic Records)

Key to the City: (Las Vegas, USA / October 25)
Michael was honored with the key of the city by Mr. Goodman, mayor of Las Vegas.

Radio Music Awards: (Las Vegas, USA / October 27)
Humanitarian Award (presented by Beyonce Knowles for the first time)

Power of Oneness Lifetime Achievement Award: (Universal Studios Hollywood, Globe Theater, USA / November 15)
presented for Michael's lifelong commitment to writing, singing, and speaking about the need to take responsibility for the world's children and making our world a better place

2002

American Music Awards: (January 9)
Artist Of The Century Award
NRJ Awards: (Cannes, France / January 19)
Best International Male Singer Award

NAACP Image Awards: (February 21)
Outstanding Music Video: 'You Rock My World'
Outstanding Variety Series/Special: 30th Anniversary Celebration
Outstanding Performance in a Variety Series/Special: 30th Anniversary Celebration

Celebrate the Magic Foundation: (announced March 20; presented May 1)
1st Magical Life Award

Life magazine - Top 100 Rock & Rollers Of All Time: (published March 20)
Michael is listed at #9 on the list.

National Academy of Popular Music/Songwriters: (Sheraton Hotel, New York, USA / June 13)
Michael is inducted into their Hall of Fame.

30th Anniversary Award (New York, USA / July 6)

World Arts Awards 2002: (Vienna, Austria / November 2)
For his work as most successful pop artist of the present with what he has written music history (more than 150 Million music units sold).

Bambi Awards: (Berlin, Germany / November 21)
Pop Artist Of The Millennium

Billboard Awards: (Las Vegas, USA / December 9)
Special Billboard Award to commemorate the 20th Anniversary of Michael Jackson's 1982 Epic album 'Thriller,' which spent more weeks at No. 1 (37 weeks) than any other album in the history of The Billboard 200.

2001

MJ Day 10: (March 7)
MJ Day 10 Award (presented by Adrian Grant on behalf of millions of loving fans all around the world)

Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame: (March 19)
Michael Jackson is inducted as a solo artist

2000

World Music Awards:
Best Selling Pop Male Artist Of The Millennium
G&P Foundation: (Marriott Marquis Hotel, New York, USA / November 30)
Angel of Hope Award (presented by N-Sync for Michael's work fightin

1999

Bollywood Award (Indian Film Industry):
Outstanding Humanitarian Award

1998

Bravo Magazine:
Silver Otto Award

Mix Magazine (Danish reader's poll):

Best Foreign Male Singer
Best Event Michael Jackson concert at Parken Stadium
Best Singer
2nd Best Dressed Singer
3rd Best Foreign Album, "Blood On The Dancefloor"

1997

Bob Fosse Award:
Best Choreography In A Music Video, "Ghosts"

Bravo Magazine:
Silver Otto Award
Best Album, "HIStory"
Best Show, HIStory Tour

3rd Best Looking Singer 

Brazilian TVZ Video Awards:
Best International Video of the Year, "Blood On The Dance Floor"

Dutch Music Factory Awards:
Best Male Singer
Best Live Act

Live! Magazine Reader's Poll:
Most Memorable Male Performer
Legend Of Live Entertainment

Popcorn Magazine:

Favorite Male Vocalist

Puls: (Denmark music TV program viewer votes):
Best Foreign Male Singer
Best Show of the Year, HIStory Tour

Soul Train Music Awards:
Video award is renamed The Michael Jackson Award for Best R&B/Soul or Rap Video

Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame:
Jackson 5 are inducted

1996

American Music Awards:
Favorite Pop/ Rock Male Artist of the Year

Blockbuster Entertainment Awards:
Favorite Pop Male Award, "HIStory"

Bravo Magazine:
Golden Otto Award
Platinum Otto Award, Lifetime Achievement Award (1st Recipient)
Best Male Singer
Best Album, "HIStory"
Best Show, HIStory Tour
Nicest Singer

Brit Awards:
Artist Of A Generation Award

French Film Awards:
Best Video Award, "Earth Song"

Dutch Grammy Awards:
Best International Male Artist
Best International Album, "HIStory"

Genesis Awards:
Doris Day Music Award, "Earth Song" (given for an animal-sensitive, musical work)

Grammy Awards:
Best Music Video, "Scream"

Irish Music Awards:
Best International Male Artist

Hong Kong Hit Radio:
Best International Male Artist
Best Song of the Year, "You Are Not Alone"

World Music Awards:
Best Selling Album Of All Time, "Thriller"
Best Selling Male Artist of 1996
Best Selling American Artist
Best Selling R&B Artist
Best Selling Artist Ever

1995

America's Most Favorite Singers Poll:

Michael Jackson is the 10th most favorite singer in America in 1995. 

Black Entertainment Television:
1st Recipient of the BET Hall Of Fame Award

Billboard Music Awards:
Special Hot 100 Award

Billboard Music Video Awards:
Video of the Year, "Scream"

Bravo Magazine:
Golden Otto Award

Brazilian TVZ Video Awards:
Best International Video of the Year, "Scream"

European MTV Music Awards:
Best Male Artist of the Year

MTV Awards:
Best Dance Video, "Scream"
Best Choreography, "Scream"
Best Art Direction, "Scream"

Popcorn Magazine:

Artist of the Decade Award

Best Male Vocalist of the Year

Poprocky Magazine:

Favorite Male Vocalist of the Year

Smash Hits Awards:
Best Male Artist

1994

Bravo Magazine:
Gold Otto Award

Cable Ace Awards:
Outstanding Musical Special (HBO presentation of Dangerous Concert from Bucharest)

Children's Choice Awards:
Caring For Kids Award

Crenshaw Community Youth & Arts Foundation:
Humanitarian Award

MTV Movie Awards:
Best Song In A Movie, "Will You Be There"

Smash Hits Awards:
Best Male Vocalist

Pop Rock Magazine:
Favorite Singer of the Year

1993

American Music Awards:
Best Pop/ Rock Album, "Dangerous"
Best Soul/ R&B Single, "Remember The Time"
Special International Artist Award for record sales and humanitarian efforts around the world.

Bravo Magazine:
Gold Otto Award

BMI Awards:
Most Performed Songs Of The Year, "Black Or White" & "Remember The Time"

Echo Awards:
Best International Artist of the Year

Grammy Awards:
Living Legend Award

Guinness Book Of World Records:
Lifetime Achievement Award for most world records in the world of entertainment

NAACP Image Awards:
Entertainer of the Year
Outstanding Music Video, "Black Or White"

Soul Train Music Awards:
Best R&B Single, "Remember The Time"
Best R&B album, "Dangerous"
Humanitarian Of The Year

World Music Awards:
Best Selling American Artist
World's Best Selling Pop Artist
World's Best Selling Artist Of The Era

1992

Billboard Music Awards:
Commemoration of the 10th Anniversary of "Thriller", the best-selling album of all time.
Number One World Album, "Dangerous"
Number One World Artist

Bravo Magazine:
Gold Otto Award

Gabon, Africa:
National Honor Of Merit Award

National Association of Black Owned Broadcasters:
Lifetime Achievement Award

Operation One To One Award:
Point Of Light Ambassador (presented by American President George Bush)

Rockbj%uFFFDrnen Award: (readers' poll of the Swedish newspaper 'Aftonbladet')
Best Foreign Album ('Dangerous', Michael Jackson)

US President G. Bush: (USA)
Point Of Light Ambassador

1991

MTV Awards:
The Video Vanguard Award is renamed The Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award.

Music Video Producers' Hall of Fame:
"Thriller" video is inducted

1990

American Cinema Awards:
Entertainer Of The Decade

Emmy Awards:
Outstanding Musical Special, Sammy Davis Jr. 60th Anniversary Celebration
Nominee-Outstanding Song, "You Were There" (tribute to Sammy Davis Jr.)

BMI Inaugural:
1st Michael Jackson Award of Achievement

Boy Scouts of America:
Good Scout Humanitarian Award

Capital Children's Museum:
Humanitarian Award

Grammy Awards:
Best Video, "Leave Me Alone"

Music Connection:
Man of the Year

Sony Entertainment:
Top Selling Artist of the Decade

Soul Train Music Awards:
Artist of the Decade

Vanity Fair Magazine:
Most Popular Artist In The History Of Show Business

Presidential Special Recognition:
Artist of the Decade (presented by American President George Bush)

1989

American Dance Award

American Music Awards:
Special Award of Achievement

Black Entertainment Television:
Award for the Success of "Bad" Tour

Billboard Awards:
Number One Black Artist
Number One Album-Pop/R&B, "Bad"

Bravo Magazine:
Bronze Otto Award

BRE Awards:

Triple Crown Award--King of Pop,Rock & Soul

Video of the Year

British TV Industry Awards:
Artist of the Decade

British Phonographic Industry Awards:
Video of the Year

British Academy of Music Awards:
Best International Male Artist

Brit (British Record Industry Trust) Awards:
Best International Male
Best Music Video: "Smooth Criminal"

Cashbox:
Video Pioneer Award

Critic's Choice Award:
Best Video

Entertainment Tonight:
Most Important Entertainer Of The Decade

Friday Night Videos:
Greatest Artist Of The Decade
Number One Artist of the Year

Forbes Magazine:
Number One Entertainer of the Year

Gardner Street Elementary School:
Most Famous Alumnus, renamed school auditorium after Michael Jackson

MTV Awards:
Video Vanguard Award, "Thriller" (The Greatest Video In The History Of The World)

National Urban Coalition:
Artist/ Humanitarian Award

People's Choice Awards:
Favorite Music Video, "Smooth Criminal"

Rolling Stone Magazine:
Video of the Decade, "Thriller"

Soul Train Music Awards:
Heritage Award
1st Annual Sammy Davis Jr. Award
R&B Contemporary

U.K. TV Show:

Goodbye to the '80's Award 

Vanity Fair Magazine:
Artist of the Decade

Video Software Dealer's Association:
Favorite Music Video, "Moonwalker"

World Music Awards:
Hall Of Fame
Lifetime Achievement In Music Video
Viewer's Choice Favorite Video, "Dirty Diana"

1988

American Music Awards:
Favorite Single-Soul/ R&B

Billboard Awards:
Top Black Artist
Outstanding Artist of the Year
Best Live Show of 1988, "Bad"

Bravo Magazine:
Gold Otto Award

Brit (British Record Industry Trust) Awards:
Best International Solo Artist (presented by Bob Geldof)

Cable Ace Awards:
Outstanding Editing in a Musical Special, Motown on Showtime: Michael Jackson, the
Legend Continues

Ebony Magazine:
American Black Achievement Award

Forbes Magazine:
Number One Entertainer Of The Year

Guild Hall Party:
Presentation of sword to commemorate "Bad" Tour

MTV Vanguard Award:
Outstanding Contribution To Music Video Production

NAACP Image Awards:
Best Male Artist
Best Album, "Bad"
Leonard Carter Humanitarian Award

New York Times Best Seller's List:
#1-"Moonwalker" by Michael Jackson

Soul Train Music Awards:
Best Singer of the Year
Best R&B Album of the Year, "Bad"

United Negro College Fund:
Honorary Doctor Of Humane Letters Degree from Fisk University, Frederick D. Patterson
Award

Wembley Stadium: (September 8)
Presented with an award by the managment of the Wembley Stadium for record breaking 7 sell out shows.

1987

Bravo Magazine:
Silver Otto Award

Rockbj%uFFFDrnen Award: (readers' poll of the Swedish newspaper 'Aftonbladet')
Best Foreign Artist

1986

American Music Awards:
Song of the Year, "We Are The World"

Award of Appreciation

Grammy Awards:
Best Music Video Short Form
Best Pop Performance By a Duo or Group, "We Are The World"
Record of the Year, "We Are The World"
Song of the Year, "We Are The World"

Guinness Book of World Records:
Largest Endorsement for Product Promotion ($15 million for Pepsi)

People's Choice Awards:
Favorite New Song, "We Are The World"

1985

Grammy Awards:

Best Video Album, "The Making of Michael Jackson's Thriller"

Presentation Casement Of Platinum Disc: (UK)
certification for 'Thriller' LP

Hero of Young America:

Voted in special poll (World Almanac and Book of Facts, 1985)

1984

American Music Awards:
Special Award Of Merit
Favorite Male Vocalist-Pop/ Rock
Favorite Single-Pop/ Rock, "Billie Jean"
Favorite Album-Pop/ Rock, "Thriller"
Favorite Video-Pop/ Rock, "Beat It"
Favorite Male Vocalist-Soul/ R&B
Favorite Album-Soul/ R&B, "Thriller"
Favorite Video-Soul/ R&B, "Beat It"

American Video Awards:
Best Long Form Video, "Thriller"
Best Home Video, "The Making of Thriller"

Billboard Awards:
Top Album, "Thriller"

Brit (British Record Industry Trust) Awards:
Best International Artist

The Black Gold Awards:
Top Male Vocalist
Best Video Performance, 'Beat It'
Best Single Record of The Year, 'Billie Jean'
Best Album Of The Year, 'Thriller'

Canadian Black Music Awards:
Top International Album, "Thriller"
Top International Single, "Billie Jean"
Top Male Vocalist
Entertainer of the Year

Crystal Globe Awards:
Exceeding Sales Past 5 Million

Ebony Magazine Award

Grammy Awards:
Album of the Year, "Thriller"
Record of the Year, "Beat It"
Best Male Rock Vocal Performance, "Beat It"
Best Male R&B Vocal Performance, "Billie Jean"
Best New Song Of The Year, "Billie Jean"
Best Male Pop Performance, "Thriller LP"
Best Producer of the Year (with Quincy Jones)
Best Recording For Children, "E.T. The Extraterrestrial" Storybook Album

Guinness Book Of World Records:
Best Selling Album Of All Time, "Thriller"

Hollywood Walk Of Fame:
Michael receives a star on Hollywood Blvd. becoming the first celebrity to have 2 stars dedicated to him, having received one with his brothers (The Jacksons) in 1980.

MTV Awards:
Best Overall Video, "Thriller"
Best Choreography, "Thriller"
Viewer's Choice Award, "Thriller"

NAACP Image Awards:
H. Claude Hodson Medal Of Freedom

NARM:
Best Selling Album, "Thriller"

People's Choice Awards:
Best All Around Entertainer of the Year
Favorite Video of the Year, "Thriller"

Presentation Casement "37 Gold & Platinum Discs"

Presidential Special Achievement Award:

Presented by U.S. President Ronald Regan to Michael Jackson at the White House in recognition of his contribution to the nation's campaign against drunk driving. "Beat It" was used in the ads.

1983

Black Gold Awards:
Top Male Vocalist
Best Video Performance, "Beat It"
Best Single of the Year, "Billie Jean"
Best Album, "Thriller"

Billboard Awards:
Pop Artist of the Year
Black Artist of the Year
Pop Album of the Year, "Thriller"
Pop Album Artist
Pop Singles Artist
Pop Male Album Artist
Pop Male Singles Artist
Black Album Artist
Black Singles Artist
Black Album, "Thriller"
Dance/ Disco Artist
Dance/ Disco 12" LP, "Billie Jean"
Dance/ Disco 12" LP, "Beat It"

Billboard Video Awards:
Best Overall Video, "Beat It"
Best Performance by a Male Artist
Best Use Of Video To Enhance Artist's Image, "Beat It"
Best Use Of Video To Enhance Artist's Song, "Beat It"
Best Choreography, "Beat It"

Cashbox:
Number One Male Artist
Top Pop Single, "Billie Jean"
Top Male - Singles Artist
Top Black Single, "Billie Jean"
Top Black Album, "Thriller"
Top Pop Album, "Thriller"
Top Black Male Artist
Top Black Male - Singles Artist

Rolling Stone Magazine Reader's Poll:
Number One Artist of the Year
Number One Soul Artist
Number One Video, "Beat It"
Number One Producer (with Quincy Jones)

Rolling Stone Magazine Critic's Poll:
Number One Artist of the Year
Number One Video, "Beat It"
Number One Male Vocalist
Number One Soul Artist

Australia:
Album of the Year
Single of the Year

Brazil:
International Artist of the Year

Greece:
Record of the Year

Holland:
Album of the Year

Italy:
Artist of the Year

Japan:
Artist of the Year
Best Male Vocalist
Album of the Year

Spain:
Most Important Foreign Album

United Kingdom:
Album of the Year
Artist of the Year

1981

American Music Awards:
Favorite Male Vocalist - Soul/ R&B
Favorite Album - Soul/ R&B, "Off The Wall"

Billboard Magazine Year End Charts:
Number 10 Top Black Album, 'Triumph'
Number 10 Top Black Artist (The Jacksons) 
Number 4 Top Dance Artist (The Jacksons)

British Phonographic Industry Awards:
"Off The Wall" Album

Cashbox:
Soul Album of the Year, "Off The Wall"

NAACP Image Awards:
Best Singing Group (The Jacksons)

1980

American Music Awards:
Favorite Soul/ R&B Single, "Don't Stop 'Til You Get Enough"
Favorite Soul/ R&B Album, "Off The Wall"
Favorite Soul/ R&B Male Artist

Billboard Awards:
Top Black Artist of the Year
Top Black Album of the Year, "Off The Wall"

Cashbox:
Soul Album of the Year, "Off The Wall"

Grammy Awards:
Best R&B Vocal Male, "Don't Stop 'Til You Get Enough"

Hollywood Walk of Fame:
Jacksons receive a star on Hollywood Blvd.

NAACP Image Awards:
Best Singing Group (The Jacksons

1975

Congressional Black Caucus:
The Jackson 5 are made Honorary Members of the Congressional Black Caucus

1974

Key to the City of Buffalo:
The Jackson 5 receive the Key to the City of Buffalo from Mayor Stanley Makowski

The Organization of African Unity Award:
For strengthening Afro-Americans, (Jackson 5)

1972

Billboard Awards:
Top Singles Artist of the Year
Top Singles Male Vocalist of the Year

Golden Globe Awards:
"Ben"

NAACP Image Awards:
Best Singing Group (Jackson 5)

U.S. Congress:
Special Commendation For Positive Role Models

Sixteen and Spec Magazine (Annual Gold Star Awards):
Best Singer (Michael Jackson)
Best Single Of The Year, "Rockin' Robin"

The National Academy Of Recording Arts & Sciences:
Best Rhythm and Blues Vocals, (Jackson 5)

 1971

Grammy Awards:
Best Pop Song, "ABC"

NAACP Image Awards:
Best Singing Group of the Year (Jackson 5)

1970

NAACP Image Awards:
Best Singing Group of the Year (Jackson 5)

Sixteen and Spec Magazines' Awards:
Best Group of the Year  (The Jackson 5)
Best Single of the Year,  "I'll Be There"

 

Please let's all do something to stop this.


Michael Jackson Legacy needs to be respected and preserved.

MICHAEL JACKSON WILL ALWAYS BE THE ONE AND ONLY KING OF POP, ROCK AND SOUL




We the Undersigned,

Call on MTV to please make note of our hearth felt and honest request for you to respect and preserve the Legacy of Mr. Michael Jackson.

We hereby thank you for that

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