About 50,000 people gathered at Cardiff’s Millennium Stadium in Wales Saturday evening to celebrate the late King of Pop, Michael Jackson.
The star studded event included performances by Jamie Foxx, Christina Aguilera, Gladys Knight, Cee Lo Green, and Ne-Yo, who kicked off the celebration with a version of “Billie Jean” complete with Jackson’s signature dance moves.
Organizers aimed for fans to turn their focus to remember the star for his music rather than his death.
Still, the show went on and even featured an appearance by his children, 13-year-old daughter Paris and her brothers Prince, 14, and Blanket, 9.
“We’re very happy to be here on this special night to honor our father,” said Paris. She wore a replica of the red and black “Thriller” – style jacket her father wore.
Blanket, who appeared shy and uncomfortable with the spotlight, wore a suit with a red armband reminiscent of his father.
Latoya Jackson even took to the stage in what was her first performance since the 90s and Jackson’s nephews were also part of the superstar lineup.