On the last day of the year 2015, Jermaine Jackson attended a charity event of iPandas for UNICEF at a public school in Hong Kong, China. Along with Chinese artist Niki, Jermaine brought kids New Years Gifts, cookies and balloons. Jermaine said he was honored to attend the event, he said: "I was lucky to grow from a family, feel a lot of love, so I hope this will contribute to the community and love can bring joy to the children," adding he is honored to have the opportunity to do a song for charity, but that will teach the world's children to sing this song together. Watch photos of the event in our Facebook page.
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Jermaine Jackson made a short not planned appearance on the third episode "Full of Surprises" (aired on Lifetime on October 16th, 2015) of season one of his nephew's 3T's reality docu series "The Jacksons; Next Generation" as Taj, Taryll and TJ (Tito's sons) confront a woman named Tanay Jackson who, for years, has claimed to be their sister. They are doing a DNA test and the results showed that Tanay is not a biological sister of Taj, Taryll and TJ or a child of Tito Jackson.
Jermaine Jackson spoke at the Walk of Fame star ceremony of Kool & The Gang in Los Angeles on October 8th. View photos in our Facebook page.
Other songs of The Jackson 5 named by Rolling Stone in the Biggest Boy Band Songs after "I Want You Back" on #1 are:
- "I'll Be There" on #2
- "ABC" on #7
- "The Love You Save" on #20
Jermaine Jackson played the most valuable guitar certified by the Guiness World Records during the Jackson 5 Medley at the BBC Proms in the Park concert of The Jacksons in Hyde Park, London on September 12th, 2015. This CORONET® Diamond Guitar is the collaboration between creator Aaron Shum of worldwide patented Coronet diamonds, World Largest Jeweler Chow Tai Fook, sponsor Music Giant Gibson Brands and the acclaimed designer Mark Lui. Following a hugely successful GUINNESS certificate presentation ceremony in Swiss Baselworld and leaving its footprints in its world tour of exhibitions, including Germany, the United States, Italy and major cities across China, the BBC Proms in London became the first ever public live concert performance of this precious diamond musical instrument with 40,000 audiences attended and the programme has been broadcast in many countries and districts around the world, expecting over a 100 million viewers. The CORONET® Diamond Guitar took a team of 68 people to produce, adding up to 700 work days to complete. The Guinness World records Certificates reads: The most valuable guitar is $2,000,000 (£1.3.52,530, €1.897,410) and was created by Aaron Shum (Hong Kong). The value was certified in Hong Kong, China on 15 March, 2015.
Jermaine partnered with Mr. Aaron Shum and the music legend and the jewelry guru are now exploring the opportunity to launch a Jermaine Jackson Fine Jewelry Line. Jermaine surprised his brothers Jackie, Tito and Marlon during their live TV appearance on Good Morning Britain (September 11th, 2015) where he handed out custom made diamond rings to his brothers and even made sure there was a personalised gem for Michael, which he hopes to hand down to Prince. To celebrate the remarkable 50th anniversary of the Jacksons and in memory of the late brother Michael, Jermaine invited the GUINNESS World Records Holder, Aaron Shum, to create unique and personalized rings for his family members, with a patented design concept by Jermaine, dedicated to the family’s musical history and love memories between the siblings. Mr. Aaron Shum, possesses patents for several innovative designs and has developed over thousands points of sales worldwide for its international patented CORONET®.
Ahead of The Jacksons headliner concert at BBC Proms in the Park, Jermaine Jackson and his brothers Jackie, Tito and Marlon appeared on Good Morning Britain on Friday September 11th where Jermaine surprised his brothers Jackie, Tito and Marlon and handed out custom made diamond rings to his brothers and even made sure there was a personalized gem for Michael, which he hopes to hand down to Prince. To celebrate the remarkable 50th anniversary of the Jacksons and in memory of the late brother Michael, Jermaine invited the GUINNESS World Records Holder, Aaron Shum, to create unique and personalized rings for his family members, with a patented design concept by Jermaine, dedicated to the family’s musical history and love memories between the siblings. Mr. Aaron Shum, possesses patents for several innovative designs and has developed over thousands points of sales worldwide for its international patented CORONET®. Jermaine partnered with Mr. Aaron Shum and the music legend and the jewelry guru are now exploring the opportunity to launch to launch Jermaine Jackson Fine Jewelry.
Check out Cathay Pacific Inflight Magazine August edition that features Jermaine Jackson and his sons Jaafar and Jermajesty with an interview by Ramona Saviss and photos by Benjo Arwas on all Cathay Pacific Airways planes with a circulation of 100,000 per day. It's a great airline and Jermaine loves them. The online version is available for iPads on iTunes via https://itunes.apple.com/nl/app/discovery-cathay-pacifics/id545892116?mt=8
Jermaine Jackson announced on Twitter that he is joining fans at Forest Lawn from noon on June 25th to pay his respects to brother Michael Jackson.
Toughest day of year lies ahead tomorrow, for us all. Our tears are drops of love in Michael's name. Our smiles are for the memories.
I'll be joining some of you at Forest Lawn to pay my respects, from noon. In our remembrance, family & fans are one.
- Jermaine Jackson on Twitter June 24th, 2015
June 13th, 2015 marks the ten year anniversary of the day that Michael Jackson was vindicated and acquitted of all 14 counts. Jermaine Jackson publicly defended his brother many times when Michael went through rough times and was present in court many days of the trial. Jermaine is on a mission to make the world remember his brother Michael Jackson for the great human being that he was. Make sure you read his memoirs in the book You Are Not Alone, Michael: Through A Brother's Eyes, published in 2011 which is an intimate, loving portrait of his brother Michael, illuminating the private man like never before. In 2013, the book was fully revised and updated to include the trial of Dr. Conrad Murray. Jermaine's memoirs is an Amazon and New York Times best seller and a must-read for everyone!
Dutch channel NPO Ned1 aired André Rieu: Welcome to my World episode "Starry Night in Maastricht" on Friday April 10th 2015 at 21.30 CET featuring Jermaine Jackson rehearsing and performing with the André Rieu and the Johan Strauss Orchestra in Maastricht in the Summer of 2013. More info, pictures and videos of Jermaine's musical adventure with André Rieu.
Ahead of The Jacksons show in Kuala Lumpur on Thursday March 26th, Jermaine travelled from Hong Kong to Malaysia.
24 March: Visiting Astro Awani and Lite FM
Visiting Astro Awani Jermaine talked about the secret to the success of popular groups because it is a blessing from Allah. Watch Jermaine visiting the News room at Astro Awani and watch him sing a few lines at Astro Awani. View photos in our Facebook page.
Jermaine also joined Steve and Shaz on The Lite Breakfast and the show aired on Thursday March 26th.
26 March: The Jacksons live in concert at Malaysia Grand Prix 2015
at Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
MSN Entertainment Interview
With classic hits like ‘I’ll Be There’, ‘Rock With You’ and ‘ABC’, the Jacksons need no introduction. They have five number one albums, 18 number one hits and 17 Top 10 albums, and they show no signs of slowing down! Jermaine, Jackie, Tito and Marlon have over 50 years of music history and for the first time ever, they are bringing their gift of music to Malaysian fans for the annual Petronas Malaysia Grand Prix Gala. Ahead of their The Jacksons’ much-anticipated performance we were able to squeeze in a short and quick interview with Jermaine to talk about his upcoming projects, the family legacy and more!
What can audiences expect from your performance at the Petronas Grand Prix Gala?
The audience can expect a high-energy performance with lots of dance and excitement, 50 years of hits and a special tribute to my brother Michael.
You’re also an occasional film director. The last miniseries you produced, The Jacksons: An American Dream, won awards. Have you got anything else in store for us?
Yes there is always new projects coming from the Jackson family. We are always working on something and we plan to keep the legacy alive with new music and songs with integrity and melodic structure.
You’re known for being a talented bass player, would you say that the bass is the hardest musical instrument to learn?
No, I feel that the piano is harder to learn.
How do you feel your family has influenced you musically?
[Laughs] I am the family influencer, I am an original lead singer in the J5 group.
Your last album was released in 2012, which consisted mostly of jazz covers. Can we expect another album from you anytime soon?
Yes, I am in the studio as we speak. I am currently working on a song called ‘I Panda’.
Lastly, do you have any pre-performance ritual?
I don’t eat anything the day I perform and just stay focused. And excited to get on stage.
The Malaysian Insider published comments from Jermaine Jackson about Zayn Malik's departure from One Direction. Jermaine feels that that should be viewed in a positive light, particularly in allowing the young singing heartthrob to pursue a solo career. "I think if Zayn wants to go solo, then he should be given the freedom and space to carve out a solo career," he said. Jermaine's message was aimed at comforting the millions of One Direction fans worldwide, especially young teenage girls who were heartbroken when it was announced last week Malik was leaving the group. “Like all the other break-ups in music history, the fate of the band could go a number of ways, but one leaving the group to move on to bigger solo endeavours, is just another norm thing”, Jermaine Jackson said. "It's always going to be people saying: 'Oh! should stay... You shouldn't have gone'. But if he stays true to what he knows how to do, then he'll be fine," he said.
29 March: special guest F1 Malaysia
Jermaine Jackson was a special guest of Petronas Malaysian F1 at Sepang International Circuit on March 29th, 2015. View photos in our Facebook page.
28 March: Visiting OrphanCare Foundation
PETALING JAYA: Jermaine Jackson accompanied by Sultanah Pahang Sultanah Kalsom paid a visit to the OrphanCare Foundation in Kampung Tunku on March 28th. It was his third to the centre after previous visits in April 2009 and Dec 2012, which gave him an opportunity to get the latest update on the children there. Jermaine sang Jermaine sang "Daddy Home" a cappella and spent some time to mingle around with the children and cradled a one-week-old baby at the foundation, awaiting to be adopted. Jermaine lauded the initiatives of the foundation, whose patron was Sultanah Kalsom. “We want to spread the message of love and care for children all over the world. “These efforts will be carried out continuously through our songs and music,” he said. "I want to thank Sultanah to be a part of this organisation. "We (The Jacksons) go around the world with the message to save the children, save the world. This is who we are and what we present to people all around the world," he said. He added, The Jacksons also educate people through music to bring awareness to people around the world especially in songs such as 'Man In The Mirror', 'Heal The World' and 'Earth Song'.
"We are proud with the Orphancare initiatives to save abandoned babies. When they received a baby in the hatch, they save the baby. Faizah said since orphancare was established five years ago and that the baby hatch centre had saved 114 babies, who were given away for adoption. "More than 3,000 couples have registered with us to adopt the babies. We also follow the adoption procedure by conducting interviews and giving courses to the couple before they adopt the baby," she said. The foundation is a non-governmental organisation that has a partnership with the Ministry of Women, Family and Community Development to address the issue of abandoned babies. OrphanCare currently operated in Petaling Jaya, Selangor; Johor Baharu, Johor and Kota Baharu, Kelantan.
Meanwhile, Sultanah Kalsom urged more individuals and companies to support the foundation’s noble efforts. She said Berjaya Group founder Tan Sri Vincent Tan was the latest to pledge financial support. Sime Darby Foundation will be donating a sum of RM1.05mil for three years. Sultanah Kalsom also spent time to cuddle a week-old baby girl, who will be up for adoption soon. The foundation’s chairman Tan Sri Faizah Mohd Tahir said 114 babies had been rescued since the foundation was set up in 2008. “We have three centres in Petaling Jaya, Johor Baru and Kota Baru. “Another will be set up in Sungai Petani,” she said, adding that unwanted babies due to various reasons could be left in the baby hatch for adoption. Faizah said the foundation would work closely with the authorities to get the babies adopted so that they could live a better life. She said raising children in an orphanage was not the answer and should just be a short term measure. “Every child needs a family. Orphanage is just a transit and not the solution,” she said. Faizah added that some 3,000 couples have signed up to adopt the babies. She said they would have to go for counselling and training courses before the babies were given to them to raise as their own. Also present was Pahang Malaysian Crime Prevention Foundation chairman Datuk Seri Johny Ch’ng Ewe Gee.