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BookTrib Remembers Michael Jackson on His 59th Birthday!

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The greatest artist of the MTV generation was the late Michael Jackson. His videos thrilled and titillated in the 1980s and were among the most anticipated television events in history.  While he left us in 2009 and had not appeared at the VMA awards show in some time prior to his death, Michael Jackson still plays an important role as the most prestigious award, the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award, is named for him. The Video Vanguard Award is presented to music performers based on their ability to not only make us hear music, but to see it as well, the way Michael did with videos for Thriller (below), Remember the Time, and Bad. This year’s Michael Jackson Vanguard VMA…

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It’s VMA Week at BookTrib with Awesome Reads, Articles and Giveaways!

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On August 27, 2017, MTV will air its 34th Annual Video Music Awards or what we of the MTV generation affectionately refer to as the “VMAs.”  This year’s show will be hosted by Katy Perry and will feature performances by Miley Cyrus, Fifth Harmony and Kendrick Lamar, who is this year’s most nominated artist for his video, “Humble.” Host Katy Perry and artist/producer The Weeknd are tied for second place behind Lamar, each with five VMA nominations to their credit. This year’s VMAs are just as monumental as ever, marking two firsts in the show’s history. First, MTV has eliminated all gendered categories in favor of combining the best male and best female categories into one Artist of the Year category…

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