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Michael Jackson to be honoured at WMA

The singer will be honoured with the Diamond Award at the World Music Awards event in London.

india Updated: Jun 26, 2009 14:38 IST

Former ‘King of Pop’, Michael Jackson, will be honoured with the Diamond Award at the World Music Awards event, slated to be held in London on November 15.

Jackson, who will make his first public appearance in the UK in nine years, has been selected for the award for his invaluable contribution to the music industry.

The award ceremony will be hosted by actress Linday Lohan, and will be attended by stars from the world of film, music and TV.

The Diamond Award is conferred on artists who have sld more than 100 million copies of their albums. It is now in its 18th year, and will see performances from Beyonce, Katie Melua and Mary J. Blige, who will also receive a Legend award for her outstanding contribution to R’n’B genre.

"We are thrilled to be bringing the World Music Awards to London, the music capital of the world," BBC quoted Melissa Corken, founder of the awards.

"The UK is the home to many of the world's greatest selling artists of all time. The presence of Michael Jackson is very exciting for us," she added.

Last year saw Destiny's Child named best pop group, days ahead of their farewell concert in Vancouver.