Thoughts and prayers with our dear friend Muhammad Ali. #thegreatest #keepfighting As boys, we huddled around the radio as Muhammad Ali floored Sonny Liston. In 1975, he walked into, and blessed, our lives... Like a playful uncle, he shadow-boxed, he levitated, he inspired, he taught us self-belief. He was the sweetest, friendliest of men... He was the greatest there ever was. As a boxer, as a man, as a friend to our family. So many unforgettable memories. You shook up the world, champ. Now go rest in peace. #RIPMuhammadAli
The Las Vegas International Jewelry Show (June 2-5) at Mandalay Bay’s convention center in Las Vegas added a little star power, in jewelry and personality, with an appearance from Jermaine Jackson. The show, which sells only to industry retailers, was created by show president Arnold Duke. The show attracts hundreds of vendors from across the United States and around the globe. It is designed with the trade in mind, including concierge service to help guests find what they need most quickly and a convenient, compact layout that will speed viewing. Jermaine Jackson hosted a celebrity jewelry contest on June 4th where attendees had a chance to match celebrity jewelry pieces by Tiffany, Cartier, Van Cleef & Arpels and others with their celebrity owners. The 50 celebrities whose jewelry was in the collection include: Michael Jackson, Britney Spears, Jessica Simpson, Angelina Jolie, Salma Hayek, Jackie Kennedy, Elvis, and Elton John. Any retailer that correctly matched the celebrities to its jewelry pieces will be allowed to borrow a celebrity jewelry collection for a one week in-store promotion. More info about Jermaine Jackson Fine Jewelry.
Sheffield Wednesday will have a celebrity fan cheering them on in Saturday's Sky Bet Championship play-off final. WATCH Jermaine Jackson talking to Sky Sports as he joined the show live via Skype and spoke about his support for Sheffield Wednesday and said that he has even re-written a song in honour of Wednesday's Wembley appearance against Hull City. The match is live on Sky Sports 1 HD from 4pm. The Owls are one match away from a return to the Premier League after a 16-year absence, following a 3-1 aggregate win in the play-off semi-final against Brighton. Jermaine and his brothes also recorded a video in support of the Owls.
Watch Jermaine Jackson's exclusive interview with Bisi Olatilo on The Bisi Olatilo Show known as ‘BOS’, the Flagship of all TV talk shows in Nigeria with millions of viewers. The video is courtesy of BISCON.
Jermaine Jackson is in Lagos, Nigeria and has disclosed that the family is planning to build the Jackson Academy Performing Art School in Lagos to raise up musical talents. Jermaine paid a courtesy visit to the Lagos State Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Steve Ayorinde on Friday in Ikeja, Lagos, Southwest Nigeria and hinted of plan to site an academy to train up Nigerians and Africans in the area of music. Jermaine, who led a team on a tour of Nigeria to mark the Jackson Golden Jubilee in performance on stage, said there were lots of great talents in Nigeria that needed to be trained and given bright future. “There is a lot of great talents here and we want to use our 50 years of experience in being in the business to teach the arts. We want to construct the Jackson Academy Performing Art School here. It will have a curriculum and also will teach music, directing, film, lightening, producing, dancing and so on. We want to get the talents here ready for the global market. I do believe that the drums and the beat started from here,” Jermaine said. According to him, “we are going to give you nice compilation of songs that you know and I am just very honoured to be here because we have been kept away from you because of the politics and we are not interested in such politics because we are people who cared about people. We need to have a closer relationship with African-American and the rest of Africa because we have been separated for long and we can reach out to do other things.” Jermaine said civilization began in Africa and that “we have always been interested in knowing the beginning of civilization. We are bringing a team together of people who can produce a concert. It’s been 50 years for the Jacksons. I like coming here because I have a lot of questions. I was just in China and I learnt that the first dynasty that started in China came from Africa here and I had a professor in China to tell me this. That made me very proud and the world needs to know this because in our history books in America because they don’t put this there. They don’t want us to know this but when you travel and you have the opportunity to see things for yourself, you will realize that the history books were written by someone else and it is their version and it is their interpretation of what happened which is usually not the truth,” Jermaine added.
Steve Ayorinde stated that The Jacksosn 50th anniversary celebration coincided with the plan by the Lagos State Government to mark the 50th year anniversary of Lagos, saying that Lagos is now the oldest state in Nigeria as it had not been divided like others. “Lagos State is the oldest State Nigeria now as it has been indivisible. Other states have had states created out of them. Lagos State being the most populated and prosperous in Nigeria, we thought it deserves celebration and we are starting a year long celebration from May 29. “We welcome the idea that the golden tour of the Jacksons in Africa starts fom Nigeria and Lagos. We encourage the organiser of the tour, that we will welcome collaboration from you. The Jackson at 50 and Lagos at 50, we welcome collaboration,” he said. Ayorinde added that the Jackson’s tour coincided with the International Jazz Day, which Governor Akinwunmi Ambode would be hosting on Saturday evening to showcase the world of Jazz to lovers of the music, while extending invitation to Jackson and his team.
Commissioner for Information & Strategy, Mr. Steve Ayorinde (right); with Jermaine Jackson of the defunct Jackson 5 during Jackson’s visit to the Lagos State Government, at the Secretariat, Alausa, Ikeja, on Friday, April 29, 2016.
Jermaine confirmed readiness to participate at the star-studded Jazz concert being put together by the Lagos State Government in commemoration of the 2016 International Jazz Day. The concert, which is to be hosted by Governor Akinwunmi Ambode, will hold at the Lagos House in Alausa, Ikeja onSaturday, April 30 by 5pm. Jermaine, who confirmed his readiness to participate at the festival during a press conference held at the Lagos state ministry of information and strategy, Alausa, said he would be at the festival to support the government and array of international and local artists who would be performing.
Jermaine Jackson presented the Guinness World Records "Most Valuable Guitar" at Hong Kong Convention Centre on April 19th, 2016. The extravagant instrument art piece, a Gibson SG, titled ‘Circles of Life’ is encrusted with 16,033 Swarovski gemstones and is co-designed by Jermaine Jackson (and product director of Aaron Shum Jewelry Alice Trinh) and sponsored by Swarovski Gemstones. The guitar also holds the Guinness World Records title of "Most Jewels on a Guitar".
Jermaine also Jackson paid a visit on April 19th, 2016 to HKTDC Design Gallery in Hong Kong where (his) Jermaine Jackson Fine Jewelry is on display and for sale!
Jermaine Jackson signed a deal on April 15th, 2016 to set up a studio in Shanghai, consisting of a theme park and art school in honor of his late brother Michael Jackson. Jackson signed the deal with HoLLyWood Cultural Industry Development (Shanghai) Ltd. to launch "The EMPEROR Group" studio during his business trip to China last weekend. Jermaine also inspected several locations in Shanghai looking for sites to build The Jacksons theme park and an art school and a concert in memory of Michael Jackson. Jermaine also has some other projects to occupy his time while he’s in China, he is looking for a Chinese publisher for his Michael memoir, he’s trying to discover young talent in Shanghai for his family’s Hollywood studio and he even has been named musical director for the forthcoming film “Jews’ Stories in Shanghai”, a Chinese-American film co-production about the story of the Jews in Shanghai during 1939. Jermaine also plans to work with his Chinese partners to produce a theme song entitled "The Shadow of Heaven" for the film.
Jermaine Jackson and Diamond jeweller Coronet broke the world record on March 17th 2016 for most jewels on a guitar presenting and playing the Coronet Gemstone Guitar at Baselworld 2016. The extravagant instrument art piece, a Gibson SG, titled ‘Circles of Life’ is encrusted with 16,033 Swarovski gemstones and is co-designed by Jermaine Jackson (and product director of Aaron Shum Jewelry Alice Trinh) and sponsored by Swarovski Gemstones. Jermaine who officiated at the event performed "Let's Get Serious" (exactly 36 years after releasing the hit song) on the Coronet Gemstone guitar with the Most Jewels. Jermaine also unveiled his new jewellery line at the event in Basel which comprises of three fine jewely lines to celebrate the Jackson 5’s 50th anniversary. Congrats Jermaine Jackson!
“Music, like jewelry, unites us and has the ability to spread love and joy. Let us never forget its power”
- Jermaine Jackson, March 17th, 2016 at Baselworld
Jackson Source was launched late February 2006 by Janneke van der Linden from The Netherlands. At that time, the Official Dutch Jackson Fanclub that I (Janneke) was a crew member of since 1998 ended its fan services after 27 years. I decided to launch Jackson Source, originally planned as a temporarily service to former fan club members and fans to find their way into getting the latest news online. Ten years later, I published over 8 Jackson Magazines and my daily services to share the latest news about Jermaine Jackson, The Jacksons and The Next Generation provide a source for fans worldwide and all the pages and accounts have grown into a network, including this Jermaine Jackson website and the JLJ pages and accounts. Read the tweets from The Jacksons and Jermaine Jackson on Twitter and watch the shout out videos from Tito Jackson, Taj, Jackson, Taryll Jackson and TJ Jackson for Jackson Source 10 Year Anniversary. Thanks to the Jermaine and the Jackson Family for the inspiration, the music, the entertainment and for keeping the dream and legacy alive. And thanks for supporting Jackson Source! Thanks to fans, friends, family, managers, personal assistants, publicists, record labels, photographers and media sources for your support.
With all topics on the table during CNN’s GOP Town Hall on February 18th, Donald Trump’s conversation with Anderson Cooper eventually turned to Michael Jackson. “Michael Jackson was actually a very good friend of mine,” Trump said, when Cooper asked him about his taste in music. Trump added that Michael’s declined because of a lack of confidence. “He was an unbelievably talented guy. He lost his confidence. He lost tremendous confidence because of, honestly, bad-bad-bad surgery. He had the worst. He had people that did numbers on him that were just unbelievable,” Trump said about Jackson’s face. “You know, the plastic surgeons. He was an unbelievable talent who actually lost his confidence. Believe it or not, when you lose your confidence in something you can even lose your talent.” Trump explained that Michael lived in Trump Tower at one point, noting that MJ even got married at one of Trump’s resorts. “I knew the real story of Michael Jackson,” he said. “He was truly one of the most talented people.” Actually, earlier in the day, a voter asked Trump to sign a photograph of himself with Michael Jackson.
On Twitter, Jermaine Jackson commented on Trump's words:
'Friends' don't pay tribute by peddling b.s. theories about Michael's 'loss in confidence'. This fool Trump needs to sit down. Michael's confidence was affected by the pressures, injustice and vitriol of external circumstances. Period.Name-dropping Michael don't make you cool and won't win you votes. Especially when using botched facts.
- Jermaine Jackson on Twitter, February 19th, 2016
Following Jermaine's Twitter statements, TMZ posted an update in whcih they stated that Jermaine was saying that Donald was not a friend to Michael. Jermaine also commented on that headline on Twitter, saying:
TMZ, I never said 'You're no friend of Michael.' He was. It's 'botched surgery' talk that I don't expect from a friend.
- Jermaine Jackson on Twitter, February 19th, 2016
In the first week of January Jermaine travelled in China and attended the Global Conference for Collaboration and Development on Regenerative Life Science, held by Chinese Red Cross Foundation, as a special VIP guest on January 6th. The conference was held inside China’s landmark the Great Hal of the People, which is located at the western edge of Tiananmen Square, Beijing. Accompanied by the Chinese household name, the famous comedian Jiang Kun, Jermaine visited an ancient temple and tours Beijing’s famous Houhai area, a lake and its surrounding neighborhood in Xicheng District of central Beijing, which has become known for its nightlife as many residences along the lake shore have been converted into restaurants, bars, and cafes. Jermaine also mets with the representatives and members of the Michael Jackson Chinese Fan Community(MJJCN.com) at Beijing Concert Hall on January 5th. Check out photos of the event in our Facebook page. All photos are courtesy of Keen Zhang, Michael Jackson Chinese Fan Community and Kathy Hao.