The Daily Star - By Jack Hardwick - THEY are one of the most successful bands in the world but 70s legends The Jacksons admit they are still angry they never received a Grammy. The Jackson 5 were nominated twice for the prestigious award – once for best contemporary group vocal performance in 1970 for global smash ABC. And then four years later for best R&B group vocal performance with track Dancing Machine. But both times they failed to win – a move Tito Jackson, 61, claims was simply down to the colour of their skin. Chatting exclusively to Daily Star Online at Bestival 2015, Tito said: "For me, my brothers and I have accomplished a lot of great things throughout the years. "We are in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, we have a star on Hollywood. We even did eight nights at Dodgers Stadium but we don't have a Grammy." The Jacksons do not own a Grammy. "We have been nominated so many times for a one throughout our career but they have never let us win – not one time." Despite over forty years passing it seems the snub it still very raw for the iconic band. Their late brother Michael won an incredible 13 Grammy Awards before his death in 2009.
And to make matters worse when it came for the ceremony to honour MJ with the 'Lifetime Achievement Award', Jermaine and his brothers did not even receive an invite to the event. Launching into a thinly-veiled attack on the industry, Tito continued: "Let's be real, we came up through the Grammys when music was very prejudice. "They weren't going to have five little black boys winning over The Carpenters or U2 – not no five little black kids even though our records were popular." Prompting Jermaine to add: "ABC knocked The Beatles off the number one spot." But a lack of recognition has not stopped the brothers from taking to stage around the world. In fact they plan to perform for many years to come. "The goal is to keep going," Jermaine said. "It's been fifty years for us and we want to continue to set the bar high, even higher, and strive for the best." Marlon added: "We cherish the support of our fans who have been so loyal and loving throughout the years."
Jermaine Jackson new single "Summer Time Feeling" is now available on iTunes, so make sure you download the song and request airplay at your local radio station!
Jermaine Jackson played the most valuable guitar certified by the Guiness World Records during the Jackson 5 Medley at the BBC Proms in the Park concert of The Jacksons in Hyde Park, London on September 12th, 2015. This CORONET® Diamond Guitar is the collaboration between creator Aaron Shum of worldwide patented Coronet diamonds, World Largest Jeweler Chow Tai Fook, sponsor Music Giant Gibson Brands and the acclaimed designer Mark Lui. Following a hugely successful GUINNESS certificate presentation ceremony in Swiss Baselworld and leaving its footprints in its world tour of exhibitions, including Germany, the United States, Italy and major cities across China, the BBC Proms in London became the first ever public live concert performance of this precious diamond musical instrument with 40,000 audiences attended and the programme has been broadcast in many countries and districts around the world, expecting over a 100 million viewers. The CORONET® Diamond Guitar took a team of 68 people to produce, adding up to 700 work days to complete. The Guinness World records Certificates reads: The most valuable guitar is $2,000,000 (£1.3.52,530, €1.897,410) and was created by Aaron Shum (Hong Kong). The value was certified in Hong Kong, China on 15 March, 2015.
Jermaine partnered with Mr. Aaron Shum and the music legend and the jewelry guru are now exploring the opportunity to launch a Jermaine Jackson Jewelry Line. Jermaine surprised his brothers Jackie, Tito and Marlon during their live TV appearance on Good Morning Britain (September 11th, 2015) where he handed out custom made diamond rings to his brothers and even made sure there was a personalised gem for Michael, which he hopes to hand down to Prince. To celebrate the remarkable 50th anniversary of the Jacksons and in memory of the late brother Michael, Jermaine invited the GUINNESS World Records Holder, Aaron Shum, to create unique and personalized rings for his family members, with a patented design concept by Jermaine, dedicated to the family’s musical history and love memories between the siblings. Mr. Aaron Shum, possesses patents for several innovative designs and has developed over thousands points of sales worldwide for its international patented CORONET®.
Ahead of The Jacksons headliner concert at BBC Proms in the Park, Jermaine Jackson and his brothers Jackie, Tito and Marlon appeared on Good Morning Britain on Friday September 11th where Jermaine surprised his brothers Jackie, Tito and Marlon and handed out custom made diamond rings to his brothers and even made sure there was a personalised gem for Michael, which he hopes to hand down to Prince. To celebrate the remarkable 50th anniversary of the Jacksons and in memory of the late brother Michael, Jermaine invited the GUINNESS World Records Holder, Aaron Shum, to create unique and personalized rings for his family members, with a patented design concept by Jermaine, dedicated to the family’s musical history and love memories between the siblings. Mr. Aaron Shum, possesses patents for several innovative designs and has developed over thousands points of sales worldwide for its international patented CORONET®. Jermaine partnered with Mr. Aaron Shum and the music legend and the jewelry guru are now exploring the opportunity to launch a Jermaine Jackson Jewelry Line.
Ahead of their two gigs in the UK in September, brothers Jackie, Tito, Marlon and Jermaine talk to Jan Moir for The Daily Mail via a conference call. Read the article published by The Daily Mail...
Check out Cathay Pacific Inflight Magazine August edition that features Jermaine Jackson and his sons Jaafar and Jermajesty with an interview by Ramona Saviss and photos by Benjo Arwas on all Cathay Pacific Airways planes with a circulation of 100,000 per day. It's a great airline and Jermaine loves them. The online version is available for iPads on iTunes via https://itunes.apple.com/nl/app/discovery-cathay-pacifics/id545892116?mt=8
Jermaine Jackson posted on Twitter to make an update on his father’s condition and to thank the nurses and doctors in Sao Paolo for saving his life. Joseph Jackson remains hospitalized following a stroke and heart attack on his 87th birthday.
- Thanks for the love & prayers for our father. Following a heart procedure, he remains in hospital where he’s doing ‘extremely well’. — Jermaine Jackson (@jermjackson5) Jul. 28, 2015
- Doctors say cardiac arrest followed a mini-stroke. Thankfully, brain scans show it's 'not as bad as first feared. — Jermaine Jackson (@jermjackson5) Jul. 28, 2015
- We owe a huge debt of gratitude to the wonderful surgeons, doctors & nurses at the Albert Einstein hospital in Sao Paulo. — Jermaine Jackson (@jermjackson5)
Jermaine premiered a new song "Summer Time Feeling" (© Music JHH Entertainment Limited) on July 4th on GR 94.9 GR 1530! Also Jermaine explained August 29th is not only Michael Jackson's birthday but the day also marks 50 years the Jackson 5 first played a public mall.
Jermaine announced on Twitter that he will be joining fans at Forest Lawn on June 25th to pay his respects, from noon.
Toughest day of year lies ahead tomorrow, for us all. Our tears are drops of love in Michael's name. Our smiles are for the memories.
I'll be joining some of you at Forest Lawn to pay my respects, from noon. In our remembrance, family & fans are one.
- Jermaine Jackson on Tiwtter June 24th, 2015
“There will never be another Michael Jackson. There was only one Michael
Jackson. And the reason why, he was what he was because he was blessed with a talent
and God knew what he was gonna do with the talent. He was going to breed an awareness
to the world of the problems and try to bring people together and children to make
this world a better place. And that’s why he was so great. His performance was great,
but he was a great human being. Thank you. We miss him so much....”
- Jermaine Jackson, July 30th, 2014