Maxwell pays tribute to Michael Jackson at the 2022 Billboard Music Awards
Tonight (May 15), Grammy-winning singer Maxwell paid a popular tribute to Michael Jackson on the 40th anniversary of the Thriller album at the 2022 Billboard Music Awards.
Maxwell sang Jackson’s “The Lady in My Life” for his tribute. The song was released on History Day in 1982 Thriller album. The “Whenever Wherever Whatever” singer wore a dazzling blazer and glove – a signature look fondly remembered by the late King of Pop.
He ended the tribute by saying, “We love you Michael Jackson.”
Yesterday (May 14), the “Pretty Wings” singer shared his excitement with a tweet that read, “Watch me tomorrow performing one of the most beautiful ballads, ‘The Lady in My Life’ in honor of the Michael Jackson Thriller 40th Anniversary on @bbmas tomorrow at 8pm &/5pm pt on @nbc & @peacocktv.
The show was broadcast live from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas and hosted by none other than Sean “Diddy” Combs. The mogul also produced the show.
Fans on Twitter praised Maxwell’s production with tweets like “What a sensational performance from @_MAXWELL_. We love you MJ!! #BBMAs b #Thriller40” and “Maxwell brought back the afro and I love it! #BBMAs.
Other fans wanted more. “I wanted Maxwell to sing ‘Billie Jean’,” added another.
“Tribute to ‘Thriller’ without ‘Thriller’? @BBMA Really? Thanks @_MAXWELL_ for saying his name. #MichaelJackson #Thriller40 #BillboardMusicAwards #BBMAs #KingOfPop,” another user posted.
The highly rated album included hits like “Pretty Young Thing”, “Human Nature”, “Beat It” and “Wanna Be Startin’ Somethin”. Thriller is the best-selling album of all time, with approximately 70 million copies sold. worldwide.
According to a previous message from Vancouver, Canada JACK 96.9 radio station, the critically acclaimed album broke records when it spent 122 weeks on the Billboard 200.
The show aired live on NBC and aired on Peacock.
check me out tomorrow performing one of the finest ballads “the lady of my life” in honor of the 40th anniversary of michael jackson’s thriller about the @bbmas tomorrow at 8 p.m. and/5 p.m. pt on @bnc & @peacocktv.#bbmas #michaeljacksonrip pic.twitter.com/Ag8yIvWgLE
— MAXWELL (@_MAXWELL_) May 14, 2022
— Jose Amaya (@actorjose4real) May 16, 2022
— BlackDesignTw!tter™ (@BlackDesignTw) May 16, 2022
Maxwell brought back the afro and I love it! #BBMA
— Crissy (@crissyfairy) May 16, 2022
I wanted Maxwell to sing Billie Jean 😭😭😭😭 #BBMA
— K (6/16💖) (@_justkimberlyy) May 16, 2022
— Tresey (@SchonteHamilton) May 16, 2022