Michael Jackson to be honoured with Diamond Award

2006 marks the 25th anniversary of Michael Jackson’s album Thriller.

Since its release, Thriller has changed the landscape of pop music and has continued to capture the hearts and inspire people all over the world.

Thriller has sold more than 40 million copies across the globe since its release in 1981.

The World Music Awards will pay tribute to Michael and his unrivalled contribution to music by honouring him with their prestigious and much coveted Diamond Award.

The Diamond Award was created to honour artists who have sold over 100 million albums, which for any act is an incredible achievement.

The World Music Awards are a fantastic event, synonymous with the highest quality of music entertainment in the world.

With a mix of glamour, excitement, global superstars, quality music and the most hi tech fabulous production of all, the World Music Awards has the perfect ingredients for the biggest and best ceremony.

Founder and Executive Producer of the World Music Awards, Melissa Corken, said: “We are thrilled to be bringing the World Music Awards to London, the music capital of the world. The UK is the home of many of the world’s greatest selling artist of all time.

"The presence of Michael Jackson is very exciting for us.”