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.
Jermaine Jackson and his sons Jaafar and Jermajesty attended the Asian Film Awards at The Venetian Macao on March 25th, 2015 where they walked the red carpet marking the first official Asian appearance by Jaafar and Jermajesty.
Jermaine Jackson attended the MOET Asian Film Awards in Hong Kong on March 22nd, 2015 where Aaron Kwok was awarded as an actor and where they announced they will be collaborating fr the charity called iPandaS. Years ago Janet did a Pepsi commercial with the Hong Kong star Aaron Kwok.
Jermaine Jackson attended the Norby Walters 25th Annual Night of 100 Stars Oscar Viewing Gala at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on February 22nd, 2015 in Beverly Hills, California.
In an interview during the 25th Annual Night of 100 Stars Oscars Gala, Jermaine revealed that he's working on a project called iPandas which is a charity in which they use the Panda as an icon who brings happiness and joy around the world, especially to children. He also wrote a song called "iPandas, I Love You" in which he sings with his sons Jaafar and Jermajesty, and Chinese artists Aaron Kwok. Years ago Janet did a Pepsi commercial with the Hong Kong star Aaron Kwok.
10 November: Ultimative Chart Show
Oliver Geisen welcomed Jermaine Jackson as a special guest on German TV "Ultimative Chart Show" in a 3-hour special about Michael Jackson's career. that was recorded on November 10th near Cologne, Germany. Also a guest on the show is Michael's former manager Dieter Wiesner, as well as punk legend Nina Hagen and Florian Moderator. Performing on stage are violinist David Garrett playing a Jackson medley, the cast of 'Thriller Live' show sings 'Black Or White', Sunrise Avenue performing 'The Way You Make Me Feel', Nina Hagen performs 'Heal The World' and Jermaine Jackson performed "Gone Too Soon". The show airs on RTL on November 21st 21.15 o'clock.
8 November: Annual Conference on Cultural Diplomacy 2014
where Jermaine is among the speakers of The Annual Conference on Cultural Diplomacy 2014 A World without Walls; Opportunities for Peace Building in a Time of Global Insecurity. The conference is hosted at a number of important political, historic, and cultural locations across the city of Berlin, November 7th - 10th, 2014. The Annual Conference on Cultural Diplomacy is the world’s leading event within its field and traditionally hosted and organized by the Institute for Cultural Diplomacy and other leading organizations at the end of the calendar year. The 2014 conference brings together over 300 world leaders coming from the fields of politics and religious together with senior academics and celebrated artists traveling to Berlin from all corners of the world to promote global peace in our interdependent world. The 2014 Annual Conference on Cultural Diplomacy is held in the framework of the Berlin celebrations of the 25th Anniversary for the fall of the Berlin Wall. This year’s conference is titled “World Without Walls” to emphasize the great changes that took place in the wake of the fall of the Berlin Wall and to symbolize the many political, economic and cultural walls that still exist in today’s society. This year’s conference will focus on these boundaries and issues. The fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989 was a historic catalyst that led to a change in the world’s political, economic and cultural landscape. In the tumultuous aftermath, Eastern Europe witnessed the emergence of dozens of states which led to today’s European Union. The events in Berlin also brought transformation to other parts of the world very far from the Berlin Wall, including regions as far afield as Africa and Asia, and also laid the groundwork for the world we experience today.
Watch Jermaine Jackson's keynote and interview at The Annual Conference on Cultural Diplomacy 2014 A World without Walls; Opportunities for Peace Building in a Time of Global Insecurity on November 8th, 2014. In his speech Jermaine stated that God, love and a passion for positive change in your life are key elements and that respect is what we need to make the world a better place. And respect starts at home. Jermaine also talked about his upbringing, faith and music as a universal language.