Michael Forever Tribute Concert: A Complete Look

Posted Saturday October 8, 2011 6:55 PM GMT

Gathering together to remember the man who changed music forever, a star-studded lineup took over the stage at the "Michael Forever" Tribute Concert in Cardiff, Wales on Saturday night (October 8).

Held as a commemoration of Michael Jackson, the Millennium Stadium venue was packed with 50,000 attendees as Jamie Foxx and Fearne Cotton tended to co-hosting duties.

Drawing the loudest applause of the night were the King of Pop's three children, as Paris, Prince and Blanket stood in front of the crowd clad in MJ-esque attire.

Speaking only briefly, 13-year-old Paris said to those who came out for the show, "We're very happy to be here on this special night to honor our father."

With performances by the likes of Leona Lewis, Christina Aguilera, Ne-Yo, Gladys Knight, Smokey Robinson, Cee Lo Green and Jackson family members including La Toya, Tito, Marlonand Jackie, Mr Foxx announced prior to the onset of the festivities, "Tonight is a history lesson. We're going to cover five decades of greatness."

Meanwhile, Smokey was happy to bring Michael's music back to the forefront rather than the headline-dominating trial of Dr Conrad Murray, as he said, "This is a great counter-act to that. And it gives people something happy to do, rather than thinking about what's going on in the trial."

Ne-Yo added, "It's not about the controversy. It's not about the trial. It's not about his death. It's about celebrating his life. It's about celebrating his music."

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