Michael Jackson will perform live at the World Music Awards in London next week (15.11.06).Jackson's costumes for the show will be designed by fashion designer Roberto Cavalli who visited the 'Thriller' singer at his home in Ireland yesterday (06.11.06) for a fitting.The 48-year-old singer has not performed live since he sang 'Earth Song' at the 1996 BRIT Awards, where his performance was mocked by Pulp singer Jarvis Cocker.Jackson is to be honoured with the Diamond Award which is given to artists who sell more than 100 million albums during their career.World Music Awards founder Melissa Corken said: "We are thrilled to be bringing the ceremony to London. The presence of Michael Jackson is very exciting for us."Jackson has been residing in the Republic of Ireland with his three children, Prince Michael, Paris and Prince Michael II, for the past few months and has made very few official public appearances since he was acquitted of child molestation charges in June 2005.The 2006 World Music Awards will take place at London's Earls Court and will be hosted by Lindsay Lohan.
Beyoncé Knowles, Mary J. Blige, Katie Melua and Andrea Bocelli are all scheduled to perform.
Previous recipients of the Diamond Award include Rod Stewart, Mariah Carey and Celine Dion.
The award will coincide with the 25th anniversary of Jackson's hit album 'Thriller', which is the biggest selling album of all time.