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Young Michael burst on the scene at age of 11 as a member of the Jackson 5. (1974)
Michael (far left) and his brothers rocked some serious fros in the '70s as they dominated the Billboard charts with hit singles such as "ABC" and "I'll Be There." (1978)
The early '80s brought MJ more fame and success, along with tamer hair and famous friends. Brooke Shields accompanied Michael to the 53rd Academy Awards in 1981.
Michael's confidante and mentor, Quincy Jones, also produced his multi-platinum albums 1982's Thriller and 1987's Bad.
Michael and Diana Ross, former "Wiz" costars and Motown label mates, rubbed shoulders backstage at the American Music Awards. (1984)
In addition to Macaulay Culkin and Corey Feldman, Jackson was pals with pint-sized "Webster" star, Emmanuel Lewis. (1984)
Michael and his fellow icon Madonna stole the spotlight at the 63rd Annual Academy Awards.(1991)
Michael's little sister, Janet, followed in her big bro's footsteps and became a superstar in her own right.(1993)
Michael and his wife at the time, Lisa Marie Presley, made headlines when they put on a public display of affection at the MTV Video Music Awards. (1994)
Not only was Michael an immensely talented singer, he was also one of the greatest dancer's to hit the stage. We're sure Britney Spears picked up some of her moves by watching his classic videos.(2001)
Michael and his dear friend, Elizabeth Taylor, often accompanied one another to numerous charity events and star-studded soirees.(2001)
The King of Pop and the Godfather of Soul (James Brown)revolutionized not only RnB but the entire music industry.(2003)
In its heyday, Jackson's 2,800 acre Neverland Valley Ranch featured a zoo, an arcade, and an amusement park with bumper cars, a Ferris wheel, a merry-go-round, and a roller coaster.
Michael's sisters, LaToya and Janet, supported him through thick and thin.(2004)
As did Michael's mom, Katherine, who was undoubtedly his biggest fan. (2005)
In addition to his 13 Grammy wins, Jackson received 15 World Music Awards, more than any other male artist.(2006)
We'll miss you, Michael. Rest in peace.