Beijing, China – China’s acrobating troupe the Beijing Acrobatic Orchestra has been given a big thumbs up by the Guinness World Records after its performance of “Beijing”.
According to the record book, the Beijing acrobatics troupe, who have performed in many countries including France, Italy and Germany, were awarded the top award for their performance of the hit song by American pop singer-songwriter Michael Jackson.
“We are very proud to be awarded the Guinness Book of World Records’ best dance troupe.
This song was written and performed by a British-American, Michael Jackson,” the Beijing group said in a statement.”
This is a major achievement for the Beijing team, who were instrumental in securing this prestigious award.”
In 2010, the troupe were nominated for a Grammy award for “Best Performance by a Duo or Group of Persons in a Duo, Performed by Michael Jackson”, for their rendition of the song.
According to Guinness World Book records, “Beating The Rules” was written by Jackson in 1971 and recorded in 1984, with the song winning several awards including a Grammy and an American Record Award for best song in 1983.
“I’m really happy that we were able to score this record,” Jackson said in the video for the song, which was released in 2015.
“To be nominated for something like this is incredible and to win is even more amazing.”
The Beijing acro group had won several awards for their performances in the US and abroad, including a Billboard Music Award for their work in 2016, a Grammy for best music video in 2017, a Tony Award for Best Album for “Beats of Summer” and a Grammy Award for the best performance by a duo or group of persons in a duo, duo or trio.