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.
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.
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 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.