The Jonas Brothers paid tribute to the King Of Pop Michael Jackson at the MTV Europe Music Awards on Thursday. The pop trio revealed that ’60s-’70s sibling band The Jackson 5 were their first major musical influences just before they introduced a tribute piece to the late “Thriller” hitmaker, during which Jackson fans performed hits like “ABC,” “Bad,” and “Man in The Mirror” in front of the Brandenburg Gate in Berlin.
According to The Brothers Jonas, listening to the Jackson 5’s “I’ll Be There” as kids inspired them to develop their own band of brothers.
“This year we saw the loss of the greatest pop musician the world has ever seen. We and MTV wanted to pay tribute to the true king of pop, Michael Jackson. His unrivalled talent has shaped the musical landscape, influencing artists old and young,” Nick Jonas told the live audience.
“The first time we heard Michael’s voice was when our dad played the Jackson 5’s I’ll Be There,” Joe Jonas chimed in. “We were amazed by the one-of-a-kind talent. The way that he and his brothers came together to entertain the world has been an obvious influence on us. Michael Jackson influenced every listener and every future performer with a talent the world had never seen before. As a writer and a performer he was the best.”