Sunday, May 8, 2011

MJ HIStory: "BMI Michael Jackson Award"

On May 8, 1990, Broadcasting Music Inc. honours Michael Jackson with the first "BMI Michael Jackson Award" for his humanitarian efforts, as well as for his songwriting, recording and performing contributions, at a lunch event at Regent Beverly Wilshire Hotel in Beverly Hills. It was the first time BMI named an award for a personality other than the presidents of the company.

The winning plaque reads:

Congratulations Michael!
Celebrated Songwriter And Composer
Artist Of The Eighties
Creative Innovator in Music, Dance, Video and Film Trendsetter 
And Role Model For The Youth Of The World
Benefactor And Humanitarian
On The Occasion Of Its 50th Anniversary
Is Proud To Inaugurate 
The "BMI Michael Jackson Award 
In Honor Of These Unique And Ongoing Achievements
May 8, 1990

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