Michael Jackson will perform "Thriller" from his famed 1982 album of the same name during a rare public appearance at the World Music Awards next week.

Michael Jackson will perform "Thriller" from his famed 1982 album of the same name during a rare public appearance at the World Music Awards next week. The 48-year-old reclusive pop star will receive a Diamond Award, given to artists who sell more than 100 million albums, at the Nov. 15 ceremony in London.

Jackson has spent time in Bahrain and Ireland since he was acquitted of child molestation charges in June 2005, making few public appearances. He last performed in Britain in 1997.

Lindsay Lohan is scheduled to host this year's event at Earls Court Arena with performances by Beyonce, Mary J. Blige, Katie Melua and Andrea Bocelli.

As previously reported, Jackson and Black Eyed Peas producer/rapper will.i.am have begun collaborating on new material for Jackson's as-yet-untitled album, due late next year via the Bahrain-based Two Seas Records.

The pair recently entered a studio in Ireland. "I like what he is doing and thought it would be interesting to collaborate or just see how the chemistry worked," Jackson told Access Hollywood in an interview. "I think he's doing wonderful, innovative, positive, great music."


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