It has been five years since the death of Michael Jackson but if the King of Pop’s was still alive, today would have been his 56th birthday.
Michael Joseph Jackson was born on August 29th, 1958 in Gary, Indiana and died on June 5th at the age of 50 in Los Angeles. Throughout his life he won 13 Grammy Awards, 26 American Music Awards, 13 number-one singles in the United States and sold an estimated 400 million records worldwide. On May 21, 2014, his song “Love Never Felt So Good” reached number 10 on the Billboard Hot 100 charts, Michael became the first artist to have a top ten single in the Billboard Hot 100 in five different decades.
Michael’s life has been highly publicized but at the same time shrouded in mystery. We at HipHollywood scoured the internet for some of the rarest pictures of MJ and have put them in the sideshow below for you to enjoy.