Sonu Nigam and Jermaine Jackson are sending some serious love to the late, great Michael Jackson. In town for the IIFA 2011 Awards, both singers will sing a tribute to MJ, who has inspired countless music and dance impersonations/copies in Bollywood cinema.
Both singers will take the stage at IIFA Rocks, a fashion, music and charity event that hosts Bollywood celebrities, musicians and designers. This year, the show will be hosted by TV gossip host and film director Karan Johar, who's joined by up-and-coming starlet, Anushka Sharma (did you see her in Band Baaja Baaraat? Adorable). Designs by Sabyasachi, Vikram Phadnis and Rajesh Pratap Singh, all accomplished Indian designers, will featured on the runway by actresses like Bipasha Basu, Dia Mirza, Neha Dupia and Mallika Sherawat.
Sonu Nigam is one of India's most talented playback singers, with a voice that travels between Mohammad Rafi-esque emotional ballads to peppy pop songs like Michael Jackson's. A huge MJ fan (who isn't, really?), Nigam was featured in the international Michael Jackson tribute album, The Beat of our Hearts. He'll be joined by Jackson's elder brother, Grammy-award winning artist Jermaine, who was also a member of the Jackson 5.