Known as the most successful entertainer across the world, Michael Jackson was born on August 29, 1958 in Gary, Indiana. Photo via Getty Images
Michael Jackson had six brothers and three sisters. His father was a steel mill worker who performed with a R&B band named The Falcons. Photo via Getty Images
Though MJ always said that his father's strict discipline played an important role in his career, but he didn't share a cordial relationship with him. Photo via Getty Images
In 1964, MJ joined a music band called Jackson Brothers, formed by his brothers as a backup musician.
When he was eight, he started sharing the lead vocals with his older brother Jermaine. Name of the band was also changed to The Jackson 5. Photo via Getty Images.Photo via Getty Images.
MJ also has multiple Guinness records to his name. He has won 13 Grammy Awards, as well as the Grammy Legend Award and the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award. Photo via Getty Images
MJ also won 26 American Music Awards, which is more than any other artist, including the 'Artist of the Century' award. Photo via Getty Images
Michael began his solo career in 1971. MJ's music videos like - 'Beat It', 'Billie Jean' and 'Thriller' changed the way music industry looked at music videos. Photo by Getty Images
He also has 13 number one singles to his name in his solo career. His music recorded an estimated sale of 750 million records worldwide. Seen here with Oprah Winfrey on her chat show. Photo via Reuters
MJ's personal life was full of speculations about the number of surgeries he might have had for his looks, his changing appearance, the child sexual abuse case and his relationship stories. Photo via Reuters.
In May 1994, MJ married the daughter of Elvis Presley, Lisa Marie Presley. The couple parted ways amicably after their divorce two years later. Photo via Reuters.
Singer Janet Jackson (L) and her brother Michael Jackson accept an award for
In 1996, he married his longtime friend Deborah Jeanne Rowe. Rowe was six months pregnant with the couple's first child at the time. Michael Joseph Jackson Jr, commonly known as Prince, was born on February 13, 1997. Rowe is seen in this photo Carrying the couple’s son Prince Michael - at Vienna's airport. Prince's sister Paris-Michael Katherine Jackson was born a year later on April 3, 1998. In 2002 MJ had his third child through artificial insemination. Photo via Reuters.
Despite controversies, MJ was also known for his philanthropic work. Seen here with South African leader Nelson Mandela. The singer had performed in SOuth AFrica to raise funds for UNESCO and Nelson Mandela Children's Fund.
Michael Jackson (R) poses next to his wax double at the Grevin Museum April 19. 1997. Jackson inaugurated the model produced from four pictures. The singer offered some of his clothes to dress the model for the museum where world celebrities and French historical scenes are represented.
A frame grab taken from video shows U.S. singer Michael Jackson pointing to cameramen as he makes his way through a metal detector on arrival at Santa Barbara County Courthouse January 16, 2004. Jackson was charged with seven counts of performing lewd or lascivious acts on a child under 14 and two counts of administering an intoxicating agent, REUTERS/Reuters TV. AA
Michael Jackson was seen holding an unidentified child who was covered with a towel, from a third floor balcony after their arrival at the Hotel Adlon in Berlin, November 19, 2002. Jackson was in Berlin to receive the prestigious Bambi 2002 media award for his lifetime achievement in music on November 21. It was later reported that the child was Jackson's son. Photo via reuters.
Michael Jackson pictured arriving at the Santa Maria Superior Court, November 13, 2002, in a trial in which he was accused of canceling concert appearances, costing the promoter several million dollars. Photo via Reuters.
On June 25, 2009, Jackson died while in his bed at his rented mansion in Los Angeles. It is believed that he died of acute propofol intoxication after suffering from cardiac arrest. Photo via Reuters.