Michael Jackson, the honorary King of Pop, would have turned 60 years old today. His untimely death in 2009 rocked the musical world but has not stopped his global influence on prominent figures from all walks of life. The two-time Rock & Roll Hall of Famer remains to be one of the most popular entertainers to ever step foot on the stage and is still one of the bestselling musicians in the world.
Younger sister, Janet Jackson, paid tribute to the “Remember the Time” singer but recreating a modernized version of his iconic video. Check out other celebrities including Smokey Robinson, Akon and Eddie Griffin, who honored the anniversary of Michael Jackson’s birth date.
Happy Birthday to Michael Jackson, the King of Pop 👑 pic.twitter.com/xXM3RRYg5R
— Smokey Robinson (@smokeyrobinson) August 29, 2018
It is the 60th birthday of the greatest entertainer to ever live, Michael Jackson. Can I show you how he felt about Joe Pesci tryna give heroin to kids? pic.twitter.com/ZS3QSK3KVh
— Chance The Rapper (@chancetherapper) August 29, 2018
— AKON (@Akon) August 29, 2018
Happy Birthday, Michael! On this day of the Diamond Celebration we hope all fans around the world will join in celebrating the immortal Michael Jackson and his legacy of astounding artistic achievement and his philanthropic and humanitarianism efforts wherever he went. pic.twitter.com/IRTsipxAY0
— Michael Jackson (@michaeljackson) August 29, 2018
Celebrating the life of @michaeljackson who would have been 60 today but, whose legacy and music is timeless and eternal 🎤 ❤️
— Debbie Gibson (@DebbieGibson) August 29, 2018
Today would’ve been Michael Jackson’s 60th birthday. I’ve been thinking about what I want to say in this tweet, but I am unable to describe what this man has meant to me throughout my life. I wouldn’t be me without Michael. Thanks for always being there. ❤️ #MichaelJacksonDay pic.twitter.com/yAq2fsrtlV
— Liam McEwan (@LiamMcEwan) August 29, 2018
— orianthi (@orianthi) August 29, 2018
Happy Birthday to the KING , @michaeljackson!!
What are your TOP 3 MJ songs of all time?
— Mack. (@MACKWILDS) August 29, 2018
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Christina Santi is a news and culture writer for EBONY.com. Born and raised in the Bronx, New York, she considers herself a well-read, not so traditional feminist with a heavy interest in music, fashion and pop culture. Christina currently lives in New York City, where she refers to her Cuban & Jamaican descent often while writing about her experiences as a first-generation Afro-Latinx in America. She also devotes time writing personalized reading material for her tutees and turning ideas into words for streetwear brand, PUER By Noel Bronson.