Michael Jackson's hologram performs at Billboard Awards; trends on Twitter

Tuesday, 20 May 2014 - 6:05pm IST | Place: Mumbai | Agency: DNA Webdesk

Michael Jackson 'rose' from the dead, and got back into his old rhythms, grooving to his popular track 'Slave to the Rhythm', at the Billboard Music Awards on Sunday. Although the performance looked like the 'King of Pop' was on stage, his performance was actually a 3D hologram. Jackson's hologram included a massive gold throne, and dancers all around. The hologram showcased some of Jackson's famous moves, including the moonwalk. 'Slave to the Rhythm' is one of the tracks from Jackson's posthumous album, which is a compilation of previously unreleased tracks.

Jackson, The King of Pop, has joined a growing number of deceased artistes who made hologram appearances for concerts. Ol' Dirty Bastard and Eazy-E made hologram appearances in shows in 2013. Artistes are using hologram technology increasingly to hold multiple concerts at the same time. Janelle Monae and M.I.A performed together in a concert even though being on different coasts.

Jackson passed away in 2009, after suffering from a cardiac arrest due to acute drug intoxication.

Here's how people on Twitter reacted to the hologram, and made the hashtag #MichaelJacksonHologram trend.


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