Michael Jackson Remembered by Family, Music Stars on His Birthday

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Michael Jackson in 1984

Beyonce, Justin Bieber and Pharrell Williams posted messages on the day that the King of Pop would have turned 57.

Michael Jackson was born on Aug. 29, 1958, and family, friends and artists who have been inspired by the late King of Pop have been remembering him on the date that would have marked his 57th birthday.

Jackson's siblings Jermaine and La Toya both tweeted in honor of their brother, with Jermaine simply saying, “Hold close the memories” and La Toya noting, “Your presence elevated everyone! Your music brought us joy! Your gift will be with us always!” His brother Tito wished him a happy birthday on Facebook, alongside a childhood photo of the pair.

Jackson, who died on June 25, 2009, also received a flood of messages and photo tributes from fellow musicians and celebrities, including Justin BieberBeyoncePharrell WilliamsChris BrownShawn Mendes and more. See all the social media posts below.


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Happy birthday mj

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Happy birthday King! What's your favorite #MichaelJackson record?

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This story first appeared on Billboard.com.