October 13, 2009

Michael Jackson gets 5 nominations for American Music Awards

Posted: 05:15 PM ET

Via Rolling Stone

Michael-Jackson-concertTaylor Swift, Michael Jackson and Eminem received the most nominations for the 2009 American Music Awards, which will air live from Los Angeles’ Nokia Theatre on November 22nd.

Swift leads the field with six nominations, followed by Jackson with five and Eminem with four. All three artists, plus Kings of Leon and Lady Gaga, were nominated for the coveted Artist of the Year award.

So far, Alicia Keys, the Black Eyed Peas, Jennifer Lopez and Adam Lambert have been named as performers at the ceremony, with Lambert reportedly set to unveil a new song from his upcoming post-Idol debut album.

Lambert, along with former American Idol judge Paula Abdul and Snoop Dogg, were on hand this morning to announce the nominees. According to a press release, the nominees “were selected from data supplied by the Nielsen Company’s Broadcast Data Systems, which monitors radio airplay performance, and SoundScan, which tracks retail music sales.”

This pretty much explains why Michael Jackson and his Number Ones are included on the nominees list: Even though the greatest-hits compilation was originally released in 2003, it’s sold almost two million copies since the King of Pop’s death on June 25th, making Jackson’s eligible for a posthumous Artist of the Year award.


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MourningMJ   October 13th, 2009 5:22 pm ET

Of course you were Nominated, Michael...
Was there any doubt?
ihmj xoxo

lola   October 13th, 2009 5:28 pm ET

Everybody VOTE! Not only is Michael the BEST, but his fans are the most dedicated and loyal of any other.........which says everything about him.

jacqueline from holland   October 13th, 2009 5:30 pm ET

hi i allready vot efor michael

Pamela S. White   October 13th, 2009 5:30 pm ET

MJ deserves to win! I hope that he does and that all the others up for nomination remember that they would'nt be there without Michael's help in paving the way for them!Even though he isn't here with us he still deserves to win! I think it would be nice to let the world know just how much we still love him and to have Michael win this award would show respect and rememberance for him and also how much us fans intend to never let Michael or his music be forgotten! I love you MJ and I will miss you for all time!Michael Jackson was and is the greatest entertainer of all time!MJ Forever!

MaryRM   October 13th, 2009 5:30 pm ET

This is an opportunity for the industry to finally give Michael a portion of the respect he always deserved and rarely if ever received.

Allure   October 13th, 2009 5:33 pm ET

Michael already won 8 Grammys in one night. Hopefully 5 AMA's this time!!

bERTHA CECILIA URDINOLA ALJURE - Wageningen - Holland   October 13th, 2009 5:36 pm ET


jacqueline from holland   October 13th, 2009 5:36 pm ET

im not gonna see it becouse we dont have abc on tv
but michael deserve those awards he is the best singer\artist of all times

Anne   October 13th, 2009 5:38 pm ET

But the awards are based on online fan voting. I do not know if people can vote more than once. The younger kids are better at this and with teh Kanye West controversy Taylor Swift has the advantage because people are feeling sorry for her. I am having a hard time getting abc to take my vote because they keep asking me to register for each vote I try to cast. I do not know if it is even recording my votes at all.

Judie   October 13th, 2009 5:42 pm ET

Michael will win hands down and he deserves it.

RIP ~ Michael we miss you. IHMJJ

Judie   October 13th, 2009 5:44 pm ET

Everyone please vote & tell everyone you know.

Larry I love this picture of Michael, a picture is worth a thousand words.

Patty Anderson   October 13th, 2009 5:45 pm ET

Michael was is and always will be the best of the best.
I hope This Is It brings many many more awards for Michael

Take care everyone won't be around too much anymore.


Allure   October 13th, 2009 5:46 pm ET

take care too!

lola   October 13th, 2009 5:49 pm ET

MJ is nominated for Best MALE vocalist also (Pop and R&B)...I don't think Taylor Swift can win that category regardless of how much sympathy there is for her.

Anne   October 13th, 2009 5:53 pm ET

Excellent point! : )

Patricia   October 13th, 2009 5:53 pm ET

Only Michael :)He must win !

Michael,You've changed the world ,my Peter Pan :*

missin MJ   October 13th, 2009 5:53 pm ET

Michael so deserves all our votes!!!!!!!

Lora Ottawa Canada   October 13th, 2009 5:56 pm ET



lola   October 13th, 2009 5:58 pm ET

itisn't posted. but you have to click on it and then it will post......Capiche???

Anne   October 13th, 2009 5:59 pm ET

I saw a drop down menu to find the other categories.

carol kesling   October 13th, 2009 6:01 pm ET

what an honor.... any wonder ??? not !!!!! he is simpley the BEST AND ALLWAYS WILL BE !!!!! still missing you michael ..........

Elly   October 13th, 2009 6:12 pm ET

I am trying to vote for Michael but the ABC website is killing me. I can't change the states from US states to Canada even though I change the country to canada. I don't know if my votes are going through. I tried to vote using a US state with a US postal code but everytime I want to vote it keeps asking for account upgrad so I am not sure if my votes are going through. Does anyone know anything about this?

Sorry Michael I tried.

mjpyt   October 13th, 2009 6:12 pm ET

Michael your a winner we know this is true
So we will all be voteing for you
Your gonna be on top with this
there is no doubt
the other loosers can scream and shout
You deserve it yes you do
Theyl have to bow there heads to you

Cos your the king forever more
Your CROWN is safe and thats for sure

billiejean   October 13th, 2009 6:20 pm ET

That is a smashing photo..great work on that part!

Another award to add to his collection;)

Michael RIP

Love you more.

Jacquelyn   October 13th, 2009 6:20 pm ET

Michael will win every award he is nominated for. RIP MICHAEL!!!!!!

Jacquelyn   October 13th, 2009 6:24 pm ET


Dont let these idiots run you off.

Luda   October 13th, 2009 6:28 pm ET

I hope he win them all!

If only he could be there to receive it......

Allure   October 13th, 2009 6:32 pm ET


yes I registered, but something didn't work as I could vote just for one categorie. I'll try again tomorrow

Allure   October 13th, 2009 6:33 pm ET

there were probably too many MJ fans voting at the same time and the site went out of order 🙂

Anne   October 13th, 2009 6:35 pm ET

Patty please don't leave

MourningMJ   October 13th, 2009 6:39 pm ET


Why? You cannot leave, Patty. The blogs have been considerably peaceful the last few days. This is for Michael, Patty... for Michael! He needs all of our voices, Patty- He needs us to defend him when the others bring him down. Patty- The calm is almost over! The storm is coming- Michael needs you shield him.... Please reconsider..
ihmj xoxo

Diane in Minneapolis   October 13th, 2009 6:42 pm ET

Patty –

Don't HAG out on us!

Diane in Minneapolis   October 13th, 2009 6:44 pm ET

ABC won't let me register to vote. No matter what user name I put in there it says it is invalid and that password doesn't meet the criteria yet there is no help button or message to tell you what you are doing wrong. If anyone can help, please do. I want to vote!

sarah   October 13th, 2009 6:46 pm ET

NicE.... well deserved NoMination for ouR KinG oF POp...... MIchael will Win .!!!!!

Anne   October 13th, 2009 6:51 pm ET

Maybe clear your history, logs ins and cookies etc and start again?

Allure   October 13th, 2009 6:52 pm ET

Were u able to vote Anne?

Judie   October 13th, 2009 6:56 pm ET

Evening Ladies,

I also tried to vote and it won't let me. I will try again later.

Patty you are such a hag IHUG.
If you leave then they win,and we together will not let them win!


Allure   October 13th, 2009 6:58 pm ET

Hi Judie

you are right!
I do not understand the last line, as usual............

Judie   October 13th, 2009 7:06 pm ET

Hi Allure I will tell you sometime at Jackson street.

How are you? I love the video that goes to this picture on this post.

IHUGT Allure lol

MourningMJ   October 13th, 2009 7:06 pm ET


Judie, and Hag Diane, you have to jump through alot of hoops to vote; I've been registered with ABC since Michael's trial, so I'm a loooog member in standing and was able to pass right over the "registration part". But then they want you to connect to FB and publish your vote, blah blah blah. Just deny them that right. It's internet political backscratching is what it is. But, do it for Michael- he would do it for us. I promise you he would have.
ihmj xoxo

Judie   October 13th, 2009 7:10 pm ET

same thing for me too on the voting??
How are you see you @Jackson street later
u r hagalicious bloggzilla only on Saturdays .;)

Judie   October 13th, 2009 7:11 pm ET


I will try again, you are so mean sometimes. lol

gigi   October 13th, 2009 7:14 pm ET

I've placed my votes for Michael. I was already registered so I didn't have trouble with that. I couldn't understand why the Facebook login page and some other Facebook page kept popping up. It seemed that my votes would not register unless I logged into FB and answered allow to one of the questions (i forget what it said) and answer publish to allow my vote to be published to my FB wall. I just signed up for FB and I don't really use it. For the female categories I vote for Beyonce and Reba McEntire, I'm more familiar with their work.

mjpyt   October 13th, 2009 7:15 pm ET

Is there a conspiricey to stop us voteing for MJ
I cannot get through the red tape bull have you got to live in us

This is so frustrateing im gonna jump of a dolls house


MourningMJ   October 13th, 2009 7:16 pm ET


Of course I HUG!! I would reheat them too!
I am mean? Where!? I've been so "PC" the last couple of days! Judie... You have me scrachin' my head here... Please help!
ihmj xoxo

MourningMJ   October 13th, 2009 7:20 pm ET

Gigi, I had to jump through that FB hoop to- what's up with that? Like I explained to Judie- internet political backscratching. They all want a piece of their advertising promoted, but frankly, I could care less; I just chose the option not to publish my vote because my personal picture is attached to FB right now. I support Reba and Beyonce too! Let's keep our fingers crossed....

Conspiracy theory not to vote for MJ? Haven't heard nor that and I've been all over the internet for the last several hours. I hope that this isn't a poor attempt to instigate some unnecessary conflict...

anthony   October 13th, 2009 7:24 pm ET

Congrats. Love you Mike. 🙂

Diane in Minneapolis   October 13th, 2009 7:24 pm ET

I'll try to vote again. See you later in Hagville.

PUHSAKHA (don't think I got that right Jude 🙁

Judie   October 13th, 2009 7:26 pm ET


MMj just an inside joke

mjpyt   October 13th, 2009 7:29 pm ET


Conflict with who just my oppinion hopeing for a answer not a bubble
gum you never know whats going on in oz land
love and light to you from a believer

Sandy-Houston   October 13th, 2009 7:31 pm ET

If Michael doesn't win, we just might have to send Kanye West on stage! 🙂 🙂
I just couldn't resist!! 🙂

lola   October 13th, 2009 7:32 pm ET

Maybe yoiu should try to register with a new name/password/different address as well. Maybe you registered before and used a different password so start from scratch using everything new...,just a thought. I hope it helps.

DN   October 13th, 2009 7:32 pm ET


Like i said you hit it everytime...Hee Hee


lindafromnewyork   October 13th, 2009 7:34 pm ET

Don't do it. We need you on here. Remember how we all met one hear in pain over MIchael's death on June 26th. We helped each tthought some very rough times. I wanted to leave too but I realized that I had to keep fighting for Michael.

Judie   October 13th, 2009 7:34 pm ET

Lori Justice For Michael...

Where have you been? I hope you are reading the posts.
Please come to hagsville soon. I miss you bbff


mjpyt   October 13th, 2009 7:36 pm ET


Just wanted to know an answer to a question but some questions just cant be answered when your not in the click

id rather be a nail than a hammer

lola   October 13th, 2009 7:37 pm ET

Mjpt – another great poem...thanks.

Judie   October 13th, 2009 7:39 pm ET

School must be out.. lol

DN   October 13th, 2009 7:39 pm ET



Has him/lonely soul gone??

Sandy-Houston   October 13th, 2009 7:40 pm ET

Patty Anderson-
Please do not leave!

I'm telling you all...something is getting ready to break loose with Michael's case. I can sense it...many are getting irritated and talking about leaving this blog. Just when they're going to be needed. I've said it before...take a break if you need to but DO NOT leave permanently.

I know that I've been on edge wanting this case to move along. But I want justice and that takes time.

Let's all hang in there for Michael!

Mila   October 13th, 2009 7:45 pm ET

I'm really happy that AMA nominated Michael but I also feel that there is a need for some special life-time achievement award for him this year.
I know they already gave him artist of the millenium.
Perhaps they could have come up with something like 'Most Beloved Artist of All Times' – he totally deserves it and the way people all over the world cried for him has never been before for anyone else.

MourningMJ   October 13th, 2009 7:45 pm ET


Hi.. I saw you comment and was just thinking aloud. I didn't address it you, as you see, it was an open comment. I was just suggesting that I didn't see any of the conspiracy theories not to vote for MJ and I researched it to.. I'm not doubtful though that someone will take the bloom of our rose though. But the good news is, that from a believer to a non-believer, we both agree that Michael is deserving of this grand nomination...

p.s.- if you don't mind sharing, what is a bubble gum answer and oz land? I couldn't answer you on these statement because I an not familar with them- would you be able to help me understand them? thank you.
ihmj xoxo

Marmoura   October 13th, 2009 7:48 pm ET


The voting process is kind of complicated – but just go through the screens that they prompt you with. Your username and email is the only piece of info that has to be real. The rest can be fake such as address and birth. But just follow the screens and then you have to check your email to validate. Then you can vote.

Michael will triumph!!

Anne   October 13th, 2009 7:49 pm ET

I don't know if I voted or not. Does it say "you've voted" if it took? It does advance to the next category. I hope that means it took.

MourningMJ   October 13th, 2009 7:50 pm ET


THANK YOU FOR YOUR 7:45 COMMENTARY! Patty needs to be HERE!!! Sandy, you are a genuine inspiration to many fans of this forum, especially myself. I love your commentary as you see all of us with love and understanding... Just like Michael did.
ihmj xoxo

MourningMJ   October 13th, 2009 7:51 pm ET


It sounds as if your vote was registered. If it went to the next category like mine did, then it registered.
ihmj xoxo

Mila   October 13th, 2009 7:56 pm ET

If you have Facebook, Twitter or MySpace account you can login with these – you won't need to sign up for abc account.
It's also nice that they can update your status in this apps to say something like 'cast your vote for Michael Jackson'

You will still need to provide address and birth date info though.

Never give your actual birthdates online – along with your actual name that's way too dangerous info.

mjpyt   October 13th, 2009 7:56 pm ET

Some times a majority
Means all the fools on the same side
just a thourght is that ok
to post on your blog today
I Thourght id ask for toes id tread
ignore my posts and go to bed

MJ YOU ROCK MY SOCKS loveu4ever smile

mjpyt   October 13th, 2009 8:07 pm ET


Well obviously it was directed to me as my name stated
as i was the one who wrote it as for bubble gum its a
euphemisn for talking out your a*** but as you say you did not direct
it to me so vise versa also oz dorothy rainbow munchkins the law
applies the same with out the lollypops

Victoria J   October 13th, 2009 8:08 pm ET

This is so deserving and befitting for Michael! His music is timeless and crosses the genres touching our souls and raising every possible emotion. His music can bring you to tears over love found and love lost, or make you think and ponder over issues like social injustice or inspire you to commit to helping the world solve its problems ... or the beat of his music can reach to the pit of your being moving you to dance and to feel pure Joy! He is the King of Music!

(Guess who my vote was for? – Michael Jackson!)

Mimi from Guatemala   October 13th, 2009 8:10 pm ET

Of course...

lindafromnewyork   October 13th, 2009 8:10 pm ET

Michael, you are Simply The Best. On November 22, I will be happy that you won every award that you were nominated for but also sadden by the fact that you are not there to accept in person. No one will ever replace you!!! Absolutley No One.

You are Simply the Best!!!!!!!!!!

Barbara   October 13th, 2009 8:11 pm ET

It's not surprising to read that Michael received five nominations.

Whether he receives an award or not in any of the five categories, doesn't matter-Michael is still a winner to me.

Love you Michael ☞you da man!

“A winner is someone who recognizes his God-given talents, works his tail off to develop them into skills, and uses these skills to accomplish his goals.” Larry Bird (1956)

Victoria J   October 13th, 2009 8:20 pm ET


Do not leave. I am with Sandy-Houston ... we will need each other in the coming days which might turn into months when the investigation is finished and a decision is made about a trial/trials. I know I will need each and every one of you ...your wisdom, your kindness and your ability to deal with the reality and the gravity of the coming times. I cried by myself for nearly three months before I found you all here. I still cry, but the pain is more bearable with people who love Michael the way you do. So, please stay so that we may all embrace each other when we are having those weak moments.

Victoria J   October 13th, 2009 8:27 pm ET


Yes, a Lifetime Achievement Award – somewhere, please! Michael needs to be honored properly and respectfully for his musical contributions. An exhaustive study and presentation of his music would be grand! As a side and one which I have already commented on ... I was so disappointed in the MTV awards ... I could not believe that Michael was not the star for the whole evening as Michael put them on the map.

MourningMJ   October 13th, 2009 8:32 pm ET

Thank you so much for your words of encouragement to Patty. I know she will read this and understand how much she is needed! Your posts, as always are so touching.
Also, Victoria, did see my post ealier to you? Do you remember what I asked you to remember?
ihmj xoxo

chris   October 13th, 2009 8:35 pm ET

Michael deserves to win – he's always been in a different artistic stratosphere from everyone else.
@ Mila
I like the idea of a special award for him – lifetime achievement or your idea of most beloved artist is great, too.
@ Patti,
I've enjoyed reading your opinions, they're always on target and food for thought. Please stay – we need strong people like you for MJ.

lola   October 13th, 2009 8:35 pm ET

Amen sista.

Victoria J   October 13th, 2009 8:41 pm ET


I remember....

sherry   October 13th, 2009 8:42 pm ET

powers FINALLY ON!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Hurray finally FINALLY FINALLY!~ GOOD GOOD NEWS ON MICHAEL~!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
of course he got nominated!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! VOTE VOTE VOTE VOTE VOTE love it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! hugs to all,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,now IF ONLY We could get somewhere on the investigation,,,,,,,,,,,,,they I'd really have a hodown!~~~

denise   October 13th, 2009 8:54 pm ET

Patty Anderson - Please STAY, please! please! for yourself, for us especially for MICHAEL ...please STAY.

denise   October 13th, 2009 8:55 pm ET

Michael your rock!! We miss you <3 <3 <3

Cynobia   October 13th, 2009 8:56 pm ET

Hello Fellow M.J. Fans

I hope everyone is well tonight, with the good news about MIchael. I hope everyone goes and vote for him. I read on MSN that the fans vote for this award. So let's get to it. MIchael deserves to win this award : )

mjpyt   October 13th, 2009 9:05 pm ET

Never fails my dreams of you
To be woken by my dream come true
I do not mind my nights awake
When its dreams of you i make


Victoria J   October 13th, 2009 9:08 pm ET


Thanks for the post from the LATimes ... if the AMA turns into a tribute to Michael,then so be it. They should have already thought of doing that in the first place ... this younger generation needs to thank those that blazed a path before them and who challenged them to be better than they are.

I have been following all the bloggers comments regarding Sony mostly yesterday. Michael was very brave and courageous to stand up and speak out against them the way he did. His motivation was for the artists and their livelihood. Michael's hard work had been put into performing, but at this point he took on the role as reformer. Michael could never "stomach" any kind of injustice. Sadly, it was injustice that Michael experienced and ultimately took him away from his children and all those that deeply loved him.

Any recognition he receives now is only rightly and justly deserved. There should never, ever be any questions surrounding Michael and his God-given phenominal talent.

sherry   October 13th, 2009 9:15 pm ET

OK,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,I voted,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,BUT,,, I have a question,,,,,,,,,,,,,,after clicking on adorable Michael's face,,,,,,,,,,,it takes me back to the page with lists of others to vote on and I pick a catagory,,,,,,,,,,,,does it ever confirm your vote???

Anne   October 13th, 2009 9:28 pm ET

MJ truly is in a different stratosphere, and he is not receiving the recognition for it that he has deserves since his death especially by the younger generation of artists many of whom he quietly helped over the years. I was also very disappointed that the MTV awards show was not entirely devoted to MJ. I would really like to hear some praise from Usher and Justin Timberlake who admired MJ very much. MJ is in the Rock And Roll Hall of Fame twice. MJ's accomplishments deserve to be celebrated on US national tv, so I really hope he wins at the AMA.

James31   October 13th, 2009 9:38 pm ET

What a pitiful joke the voting process. Who the h___ does ABC think they are, asking for so much information to vote. It's a terrible injustice to the candidates.

still me just a new name   October 13th, 2009 9:42 pm ET



Micheal should have recorded some of your poems...they are beautiful.

Lori Quebec Canada   October 13th, 2009 9:42 pm ET

it won't let me register....because it won't change from state to province even after I changed to Canada GRRRRR!!!

Raychil   October 13th, 2009 9:49 pm ET

Awesome. I've already cast my vote!

mjpyt   October 13th, 2009 9:50 pm ET


Thank you high praise indeed
glad you like them i just write
how i feel no matter the subject
But with michael it just flows
out my pen like rain on a summers morn
refreshing to feel a joy to see

carie   October 13th, 2009 9:55 pm ET

The AMA awards need the viewership-their show is tanking in ratings...just another exploitation of MJ. Having said that, I hope he kicks ass and gets all those damn awards!!! And he will win based on his already existing creations, not crappy demos remixed w/garbage. If any other MJ songs are released lets hope they are pure to added econd rate harmonizing and bad orchestra...just MJ-that pure voice.

Anne   October 13th, 2009 10:00 pm ET

I found it. It is the Dangerous Tour Live from Bucharest dvd.

Sandy-Houston   October 13th, 2009 10:00 pm ET

@Mourning MJ-
And thank YOU for your kind words. I try to stay positive in all situations in my life, although there are some days....:)
I did find your other posts to me. I do think of Michael when I sing. I especially think of him when at rehearsal when we practice one little line for the 20th time!! I appreciate him even more and hear him say "let's do it one more time." And it does make a difference...practice does make perfect. Thanks again MMJ- the encourager!

The quote from Larry Bird is a keeper. I will add it to my quotes journal which has grown with all the quotes from this blog.

Larry and staff-
Thank you for continuing these blogs for Michael's fans. And thank you for this pic of Michael. To quote MJPYT- Michael this picture ROCKS MY

Barbara   October 13th, 2009 10:03 pm ET

I am glad you like it Sandy-Houston.
What a nice idea-to keep quotes that are relevant to Michael.

Love you Michael ☆

mjpyt   October 13th, 2009 10:07 pm ET


I agree that picture ROCKS MY SOCKS TO


Kim from MN   October 13th, 2009 10:19 pm ET

If you are already registered with (such as Oprah's site) this is your sign in information that you use.

If you aren't registered- you need to register. But remember, what ever mailing address or info you give them remember it because you may be asked for it again.

If Facebook comes up just click on the x (close the tab) and you should be on the abc main page. There is a drop down box for your selections. Pick one – if you see a pic of Michael click on it. You should see a confirmation telling you what you just voted for.

It's work, but Michael is worth it!

Love you Michael!

MourningMJ   October 13th, 2009 10:20 pm ET



Okay.. now. Put it ALL together.. without spaces... and add a dot com to it.

ihmj xoxo

Anne   October 13th, 2009 10:29 pm ET

new This Is It blog

Kim from MN   October 13th, 2009 10:32 pm ET


Thanks for the new trailer – awesome!

Does anybody here know the following answer:

I am trying to find the interview where Michael makes a statement to something like This is why I write these songs; to give hope to people. He says this in the trailer for the movie and I'm sure that I have theard hem before. Does this sound familiar to anyone else?


Love you MIchael!

Sandy-Houston   October 13th, 2009 10:32 pm ET

I've seen a couple of billboards in Houston advertising This Is It movie. Are you all hearing the song on your radio stations? I've not listened to the radio for any length of time so I haven't heard it.

Lori Quebec Canada   October 13th, 2009 10:33 pm ET

I took Vermont as my province because it wouldn't change and everytime I voted it kept asking me to upgrade my account had to keep typing my info over and over again every vote they should fix their site because it doesn't work right it sucks!

Anne   October 13th, 2009 10:36 pm ET

Sandy – I read an article earlier today saying it is playing a lot in Europe. I do not listen to the radio, but I did hear it on the tv news yesterday.

Kim -Yes I did hear MJ say that on a trailer for the movie on tv.

Lori Quebec Canada   October 13th, 2009 10:39 pm ET

I didn't get no confimation the catagory changed after i clicked the one I wanted.....because I didn't get no confirmation does that mean it didn't work?...........GRRRR their site doesn't work very well!!!!

still me just a new name   October 13th, 2009 10:40 pm ET



I had ask someone at lunch today if they had heard the song and they said yes , but that soon after, the radio hosts were talking about the controversy surrounding its release. It made me angry...why couldn't they just play the song and leave it at that...just let the fans enjoy it. I have not heard it myself on the radio. I have had to listen to it on the net.

mjpyt   October 13th, 2009 10:41 pm ET

As any one been able to vote from uk
ive been trying all day its harder than the queens vaults
and more impossible than getting the whole out of a polo mint

Lori Quebec Canada   October 13th, 2009 10:41 pm ET

I'll try again tonorrow...I got to go......maybe they'll fix their site by then.......

mjpyt   October 13th, 2009 10:42 pm ET


Lori Quebec Canada   October 13th, 2009 10:45 pm ET

we should e-mail them and tell them their site doesn't work for people outside the USA it keeps asking to upgrade your account.....and you get no confirmation on if your vote counts.......

Lori Quebec Canada   October 13th, 2009 10:46 pm ET

nite everyone.....good luck with your voting...some need it lol

Kim from MN   October 13th, 2009 10:47 pm ET

@Lori Quebec

I think these are the categories he is in:

Artist of the year,
Pop – male
R&B – Male
Contemporary (?)

select each of these one at a time, you should see his pic, click on his pic and then you should see the confirmation. If not, then I'm not sure why you can't vote.

Anne   October 13th, 2009 10:47 pm ET

Lori I have the exact same problem and I am live in the US.

mjpyt   October 13th, 2009 10:48 pm ET

@Lori quebec canad

thxs i will give it ago

Victoria J   October 13th, 2009 10:55 pm ET

@Sandy-Houston – That is awesome that there are billboards advertising "This Is It!" I know two weeks ago the time I spent with some young people...they were very interested in Michael. They could not get enough of him on YouTube.


Will travel there sometime as I know where to go. That might be an adventure, however, that I hope I can manuever..and I certainly will try because as you is about keeping the love alive. You are kind to show me the way.

Holland   October 13th, 2009 11:03 pm ET

I can't VOTE, the website seems to be designed for those living in the STATES only.

Please HELP. I need to vote for Michael.

Or some one else please vote for me, if you need personal details please let me know.

mjpyt   October 13th, 2009 11:12 pm ET

Im feeling so frustrated with abc you fools
Trying to vote for mj with out your stupid rules
its oh so very stressfull the things you make us do
It should just be yes the king of pop and a click of the mouse or to

It doesnt matter realy the top is where hell be
and well just sit and watch him rock again on mtv


Kim from MN   October 13th, 2009 11:13 pm ET


I can give you a start to register:

at the top of the page (very small blue print) click join
fill out the info being requested (and remember it)
accept the terms
click register

I didn't go any further then this (I'm in the US), but I would think you would sign in with your sign on info.

I think these are the categories he is in:

Artist of the year,
Pop – male
R&B – Male
Contemporary (?)

select each of these one at a time, you should see his pic, click on his pic and then you should see the confirmation. If not, then I’m not sure why you can’t vote.

If Facebook comes up just click on the x (close the tab) and you should be on the abc main page. There is a drop down box for your selections. Pick one – if you see a pic of Michael click on it. You should see a confirmation telling you what you just voted for.

If you are asked to update (upgrade account – do it!)

It’s work, but Michael is worth it!

Hopefully this will help you.

Love you Michael!

sarah   October 13th, 2009 11:17 pm ET

wow Gud Post @ mjpyt................. lolz

i agree....

mjpyt   October 13th, 2009 11:23 pm ET

Ive tried to register with abc
but it wont except my zip code thats post code for those not in uk
any suggestions welcome

Mila   October 13th, 2009 11:26 pm ET

I think these words might be from the interview with Diane Sawyer.
("That is why I write these songs ..")

Kim from MN   October 13th, 2009 11:28 pm ET


Thank you so much! I knew I had heard him say that before!
Thank you!

Pat   October 13th, 2009 11:30 pm ET

I think it is Awesome that Michael was nominated, 5 times! 🙂

Even if he wins just one, I hope, I think it's still a great and deserving honor.

Vote, if you can!!

Jen   October 13th, 2009 11:31 pm ET

I smell a clean sweep for Michael! I just hope Janet is there to accept on her brothers behalf, or with one of the children if its not too much for them.

@Sandy-Houston ~ Yes maybe Kanye will get in there if Michael doesn't win, but preferrably not if Taylor's on stage, that poor girl doesn't deserve a repeat of the MTV awards!

carol   October 14th, 2009 12:12 am ET

Is anyone else having trouble voting? I registered and all and when I click my vote for MJ theres nothing that tells me that the vote has been accepted. Help thanks

Jessie from Auckland, NZ   October 14th, 2009 12:33 am ET

@ Sandy-Houston October 13th, 2009 7:31 pm ET

If Michael doesn’t win, we just might have to send Kanye West on stage! 🙂 🙂
I just couldn’t resist!! 🙂

Hope Michael SCOOPS the lot. Would be FANTASTIC.
He deserves it.

Marguerite   October 14th, 2009 12:40 am ET

Please, do not sendt Kanye West.

Brigida, Italy   October 14th, 2009 3:14 am ET

Go for it Michael : )

MJ*Why   October 14th, 2009 3:47 am ET

Michael deserves all positive pride awards in the World, yes he's more deserves the Peace Nobel pride than Obama. What he had done to recent human spiritual life, I'm sure he bring more smiles to people than any other ever. I keep on watching his video everyday, smiles and tears drop on him
I do love him so much, will love him forever

Samantha - South Africa   October 14th, 2009 5:11 am ET

I hope Mike scoops all five of 'em!I've casted my vote and have spread the word to others to do the same.

Susan62509   October 14th, 2009 5:26 am ET

The rules for the AMA are:

“The American Music Awards are based on sales and radio data.”

Of course MJ should win the award. If the AMA decides to break their own rules, they will see a riot. Also, it has nothing to do with MJ having passed away. Gaga & Swift will get a another chance for the award in the upcoming years. MJ won’t !!!!!

Even though the AMA rules are based on sales and radio data, MJ was multi-talented as an artist in the music field as compared to Swift who can pick a guitar and her nose and Gaga can pour blood on herself and dress like a shoddy whore.

Susan62509   October 14th, 2009 5:36 am ET

I haven't read this blog yet, so I apologize if I'm duplicating this.
At the end of this topic, second page, bottom of page it says:

"Fan voting will determine the winners (as it has for the past three years), so head over to the ABC Website to cast your vote."

You can click on ABC right now. Please vote. The ABC website is dated today.

akshara   October 14th, 2009 5:43 am ET

all vote for mike in all the categories he has been nominated....
lets show the world that we all are with him

Mariam   October 14th, 2009 7:22 am ET

Justice for Michael as an entertainer. Finally the truth will prevail. If theres any artist who really deserves an award for being the greatest entertainer of all time of the whole world than its definetly Michael Jackson. Yes, Michael jackson deserves a lifetime achievement award and he deserves to be recognized by the president of the United States, Mr. Barack Obama.

Mariam   October 14th, 2009 7:23 am ET

Next we want Murray to pay for his treacherous mistake.

mariau   October 14th, 2009 7:46 am ET

This pretty much explains why Michael Jackson and his Number Ones are included on the nominees list: Even though the greatest-hits compilation was originally released in 2003, it’s sold almost two million copies since the King of Pop’s death on June 25th, making Jackson’s eligible for a posthumous Artist of the Year award.

as soon as i read this i started to cry.. can't explain my emotions of course i'm happy for Michael but i'm heart broken he was not here anymore... and the word posthumous it's really saddened.

it's truly shows that Michael Jackson will live forever and he will never be forgotten..
His Legacy will continues outpouring our next generations heart..

100% i will vote for you Michael and it's an honor..

Jessie from Auckland, NZ   October 14th, 2009 7:57 am ET

Michael looks great in this picture – looks in his prime and at the top of his game.

Night everyone.

mariau   October 14th, 2009 8:47 am ET

Patty Anderson October 13th, 2009 5:45 pm ET

Michael was is and always will be the best of the best.
I hope This Is It brings many many more awards for Michael

Take care everyone won’t be around too much anymore.



lindafromnewyork   October 14th, 2009 9:16 am ET

Patty Anderson is constantly being bashed on here because she supposedly wrote an email to Larry King asking him to block that Michael Jackson Imposter. She did nothing of the kind. I know she didn't because I wrote an email to CNN asking them to block this Imposter. I don't really care who is angry about or who is not. I don't think it is right for anyone to come on here pretending to be Michael Jackson and make a mockery out of him It doesn't matter whether you believe that he is alive or dead-what matters is that we as his fans should not let this imposter come on here and divide us.

Like I said if you want to come and attack me–go right ahead–I am ready–I will not be pushed off this blog by anyone.

Patty Anderson   October 14th, 2009 9:38 am ET

Linda Thank you very much.
After talking with you and a few others, I will not leave. I was only going to to prevent these people from coming on and causing problems.
we are here for Micahel and that' how I want it to stay. Not people coming on here and causing arguments. That's not what Michael was about.
I did some heavy soul searching last night and decided not to let these people push me away.
We are the one's to be Michaels voice now.
I no longer care if these fakers know I sent a letter to CNN. This needed to stop.
MJ and his followers were making a mockery out of Michael and messing with peoples heads.
You are all really loyal wonderful fans.
I would go crazy if I couldn't come on and fight for Michael with you.

Emmy Lalonde   October 14th, 2009 9:45 am ET

You see Michael, we love U and U deserved to get received that award. more than other actors/actrist/ singers from all over the globe, as you're the greatest one before and for the futur, as you're unique on your heart, soul, mind, by your talent of music and dance and all your creations, that no one ever did the same as you before during decade, but none of other person would ever do the same for the futur, anymore, either. You are really great one Michael, we feel your love to all of us in this world was true and real deeply, as we love you also deeply as dept of our feelings that we had also feeling of loosing you always, in every seconde event always more bigger, really very very sad that you are really GONE. We love U Michael, always, get it (that award) for you, as you deserved, as also our love great to you without ending. GBU

lindafromnewyork   October 14th, 2009 9:48 am ET

You are very welcome.

Lora Ottawa Canada   October 14th, 2009 9:50 am ET

Elly October 13th, 2009 6:12 pm ET

Same happened to me....but when I went to my email to confirm....the page came up to my profile and I could change the information on it i.e. country: Canada, Province:, address.

Then I could vote!

Lora Ottawa Canada   October 14th, 2009 9:50 am ET

good morning all

Patty glad you didnt leave!

Lora Ottawa Canada   October 14th, 2009 9:52 am ET

lindafromnewyork October 14th, 2009 9:16 am ET

You have officially been attacked! LOL!

lindafromnewyork   October 14th, 2009 9:54 am ET


Hi how are you

Patty Anderson   October 14th, 2009 9:59 am ET

Thanks Lora
I can't leave you guys. I'd be like a lost school girl :0

Lora Ottawa Canada   October 14th, 2009 10:02 am ET

Patty, Linda

I'm fine how are you guys, we have to stay till justice is served! Cant wait for the day when Murray is's going to be wild in here!

RFergy   October 14th, 2009 10:06 am ET

I think its so stupid that people have to waste time defending there rights to be on these blogs! When I first got on these MJ blogs it was all about loving Michael. Now we have these newbies kicking off people who have been here from the beginning!! ITS REDICULOUS!!! FOCUS PEOPLE!!! Lets go back to posting good things about Michael and new info about his investigation!!!

Patty Anderson   October 14th, 2009 10:15 am ET

RFergy You are absolutely right and that is why I'm not leaving.

This is for Michael!!1


Stu,Hungary   October 14th, 2009 10:45 am ET

Hi everybody!
Linda,Patty,sory,i dont agree with you.50% of the peaples believe,thay was talking to Michael,and nobody have a right do diside on a public blog insted of everybody.
(i know for sure,he was not MJ from some of hes answeres,but the peaples,who believe,it was hem,thay think,you closed out Michael jackson from the blog)Non of us the midle of the Earth,thet wa should think,everything have to happend,how we whant.

Stu,Hungary   October 14th, 2009 10:45 am ET

Somebody have the link to vot?

Patty Anderson   October 14th, 2009 10:46 am ET

Hi Stu go to Once you register you can vote

Stu,Hungary   October 14th, 2009 10:49 am ET

Thank you Patty

lindafromnewyork   October 14th, 2009 10:53 am ET

you know what I really don't care what they think. Obviously CNN knows that this Imposter was not Micahel Jackson. Larry King is very good friends with the family. How long do you think he would let this go on?

lindafromnewyork   October 14th, 2009 10:54 am ET

Thank you–Well they are not kicking me out.

lindafromnewyork   October 14th, 2009 10:58 am ET

I don't speak on this blog for anyone except myself. I have always defended Michael jackson and I will continue to do so. I really don't care who agrees or who disagrees. I did not come on this blog on June 26th to make friends but to join together with people who were also mourning Michael Jackson's loss.

Stu,Hungary   October 14th, 2009 11:08 am ET

I have a problem.Its say,my postal code is invalid.I tried my icelandik and my hungarian.Both same....What should i doo?

Stu,Hungary   October 14th, 2009 11:10 am ET

No comment Linda.I am tired of this.....

Stu,Hungary   October 14th, 2009 11:20 am ET

Nem tudok szavazni

Stu,Hungary   October 14th, 2009 11:22 am ET

Sory,that was not suposto send on this blog,but my friende.I mixed up.
So,i cant vot.I am going crasy.

Lori - Justice For Michael   October 14th, 2009 11:22 am ET

@Judie - IHYG and IHTGOAHOJS. I've been taking a break from the insanity and the invasion. Thanks for noticing–I will try not to hag out.

@Patty Anderson. Please do not hag out. I know, I am a fine one to be talking since I almost hagged out, but we must continue to hag. Hag on, everyone. IHYG.

@Linda–you are a TRUE Michael Jackson fan. IHYG. See you later at Jaxon Street. 🙂 IHYG


Stu,Hungary   October 14th, 2009 11:25 am ET

My friende live in Saud Afrika,and she olso cant registrate.Dont take,only US zip code.

Holland   October 14th, 2009 11:59 am ET

@Kim from MN

Thank you very much for a very detailed instruction. I tried it all, but being kept for updating my account. I had to borrow my friend's address in Kansas but still I never did receive a confirmation that I had voted. Very frustrating.

I was asked to "upgrade my account" for a dozen of times, (still so), which I did so everytime, gave the same answers. Still didn't work.

I'll switch off and start over again. I must vote for Michael.

Lora Ottawa Canada   October 14th, 2009 12:15 pm ET

Stu and Holland

AMA will send you a confirmation email and click on link it will bring you to your profile page and several boxes in which you can chose to modidy information.

That is where I was able to enter my address, my country and my province. Then I could vote

Have you tried this!

Holland   October 14th, 2009 12:16 pm ET

I still can't vote. I am so desperate. Please could anyone help? Thanks

Lora Ottawa Canada   October 14th, 2009 12:32 pm ET


did you not receive a confirmation email?

lindafromnewyork   October 14th, 2009 12:33 pm ET

@Kim from MN

even though I had an account at ABC from before, I was having problems-I had to create a new account-try that.

Lora Ottawa Canada   October 14th, 2009 12:34 pm ET


did you sign in on

Lora Ottawa Canada   October 14th, 2009 12:56 pm ET

Lora Ottawa Canada October 14th, 2009 12:54 pm ET


Keep your eyes and ears on the tube and net. all will come to light sooner than you all may think okay. I love you all very much.
12:32 PM Oct 13th from web

What the heck does this mean?

still me just a new name   October 14th, 2009 2:35 pm ET

Lora Ottawa Canada
I saw that too, I wonder if it has anything to do with Murray. I can only imagine what the hoax theories are going to do with that one.

Lora Ottawa Canada   October 14th, 2009 3:26 pm ET

still me just a new name October 14th, 2009 2:35 pm ET

I dont know if the Rebbie jackson on Twitter is the real one! Usually on celebrity twitter .com site they have a list of the famous twitters and she is not there...but then again Janet Jackson is not on list either, and she has a twitter account, so it could still be Rebbie! In her twitter account there is a link to her myspace page and it's Rebbie!

In previous twits she says it IS her! Dont know what to believe!

Stu,Hungary   October 14th, 2009 3:39 pm ET

After few houres tieing with Mariau help i could vote. 🙂

Iva   October 14th, 2009 7:01 pm ET

Aww..i couldn't open larry the whole day many new blogs..this one is sooo exciting..i've been reading news from media, some comments that it's something unfair..well, they forgot that the ama is basically taken from the obviously our Michael who tops the sales of the year gets the nods 🙂
i've read non USA are having problems in voting..i'll try's abc right? is there any more place we can vote?

Iva   October 14th, 2009 7:14 pm ET

Mmm..they keep asking for the state and the phone number..


Could you tell me what to do? i'm non USA too..thank you..

Mimi from GUATEMALA   October 14th, 2009 8:38 pm ET

Sandy fron Houston:
Your idea Of Kanye West is SO GOOD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Sandy-Houston   October 14th, 2009 11:38 pm ET

Mimi from GUATEMALA-

Like I said, I just couldn't resist! 🙂 🙂

Sandy-Houston   October 14th, 2009 11:46 pm ET

@PATTY ANDERSON-so glad you are staying.

@JEN & JESSIE FROM AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND-yes, one way or another, Kanye could take care of it!! 🙂 🙂

@RFERGY- you are right, we must stay focused.

I'm off on vacation for a few days..wont' be on the blog. PLEASE stay on the blog. And I hope there is good news on the case when I come back!


Stu,Hungary   October 15th, 2009 4:57 am ET

Iva,just register at join.You just put there everything thay ask for.The zip kode have to be 5 numbers,so,couse mine in Iceland just 3,i was put 00 before.Then you gat an e-mail,and klick on the link,and have to make a user name for your self (Mariau helped me with this,i think,she did it ,whenn she klicked on that link).Then just go to vote,klick on MJ.Then come up an other window,and you put all the information in there too.The username is what you was creat before,and send it.Then go to all the nominations,where is Michael,and vote on every 5!

Iva   October 15th, 2009 5:35 am ET

@Stu, thanks..i'll try it again..actually i've already been registered, so i login and and voted for michael and there pop up a window asking for more information regarding the address and all (state, phone). I chose my own country but the state are all in usa that's why i can't go forward..should i choose USA instead?

Stu,Hungary   October 15th, 2009 8:25 am ET

No,choose your country,and then just choose any state...

MJtheHuman   October 16th, 2009 7:25 pm ET

How ironic

Michael Jackson and Eminem up for the most awards.

Ya all remember that horrible video made of Eminem mimicking Michael hair on fire and making fun of him.

Hmmmmm, I wonder if Eminem will apologize on the Awards. Some how I don't think he would even consider it.

jamelia   October 18th, 2009 1:51 pm ET

micheal was a good man much love to him

dawn   October 18th, 2009 10:22 pm ET

I voted for Michael – Michael will win – LOVE my sweets

Veronica   October 19th, 2009 3:23 am ET

Michael deserves so much. He was so talented and always thankful to God for his gift. It breaks my heart that media still try to destroy him spreading lies. Michael forever...........

AMANDA PORT   October 19th, 2009 6:50 am ET

Sequins, Silver work your magic
Dancing fingers, no more so tragic
The beat of your song
A thunderbolt
Lives forever beyond the vault

Fascinator, Magnet, Man,
Loyal and true
Gave your all to fans

You lit the fire that fuels my heart
Your concert in heaven keeps us apart
You touched my life and truly inspire
Mesmerising vision I will never tire

The rythmic tap, your stardust feet
Moonwalk, Slide, Burning Heat
Morphing, The Lean, Robotics, The spin
Tip toe stance, your soul to sing
Fedora Hat, Magical Trick,
Airwalk foot slide, the right leg kick

A Shooting star in a cool black sky
An innocent Dove now free to fly
Unique to this our Planet Earth
Magical child, Your Mother gave birth

Your music is Life born within me
Memories, Michael, will always be
You raised the bar which keeps on climbing
A Mountain high where sun is shining

Charismatic Gentle Soul,
Humanitarian, you set the goal
Who will carry on your mission?
A perfectionist in all, You had the vision

An Angels presence in one sweet voice,
A Panther on stage when you rejoice
Almond eyes of Chocolate brown
King of Pop bares crown and Gown

Misunderstood by some we know
Evil breeds while fans love grow
You’d always time to wave and smile
Your love of children you wrote and dialed

Gave gifts of Money, Love and Support
Hospital visits they didn’t report
Concert funds which were donated
‘Neverland’ Fun days only slated

Conspired against, judged and frowned upon
Innocence spoke and the Devil was wrong
Gentle one just naive
Only goodness inside, I do believe

A Childhood lost for a family dream
So sad it is, but see what’s been
‘Thriller’, ‘Bad’ ‘Billie Jean’
‘Dangerous’ footage rarely seen

Ignorance is human nature
Stamina stood and never waivered
Education is the teacher,
Children of the world
Will be the preacher

Facial features new or old
Tabloids printed and papers’ sold
Human being you once were
They failed to see, did not refer

Money, medication, dirty deals
Needed help, but couldn’t heal
Armband trademark
This cause remembered
For all you spoke for and always tendered

You’ve sown the seed of Love and Peace
Your tree of being will never cease
Time on Earth will come and go
But you’ll live on
We all know so
What’s this talk? Final curtain call?
You’ll never leave us
The Crown won’t fall

Beautiful Butterfly, Spread those wings
Gone too soon, to do wonderous things
Heaven has called you
God awaits, for only he knows individual fate
Why? is the question always asked
To carry on is a painful task

To be Thankful for everything your goodness and music has done
Your parents are proud of their so gifted son

Well now ‘THIS IS IT’!!!!!
In 10 days time
Ticket sales I had to find
New single, new album, New Movie, big show
I’ll be There

For One night only, here right now
My homage to you,
Please take a bow
My 40th party and celebration
Entertainment sensation

The Lights go down
The Music begins
Now we just Dance the Dance and Dance your Dream

From my heart right to the bottom
I Love you Michael
Never Forgotten


Stacey   November 24th, 2009 10:44 pm ET




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