Being as huge a phenomenon as he was and still is, down the years several magazines had put Michael Jackson on their covers, getting exclusive interviews and pictures that thrilled his fans.
On his 55th birth anniversary, here is a look at some of them.
Demystifying Michael Jackson was something of a global obsession at the peak of the King of Pop's career. Down the years, several magazines put MJ on their covers, getting exclusive interviews and pictures that thrilled his fans.
On his 56th birth anniversary, here is a look at some of them.
Days after Michael Jackson's death on June 25, 2009, Time magazine came out with a special commemorative edition celebrating the singer. The issue dealt with MJ's life and the unprecedented highs and lows in his career.
Us Weekly magazine also brought out a special issue after Michael Jackson's death. It was this magazine that printed a story claiming that MJ's dermatologist and not MJ himself was the biological father of Prince and Paris.
Entertainment Weekly magazine brought out a special tribute issue which featured MJ through the various stages of his career on the cover.
One of Michael's first big cover features was on the April 1971 edition of Rolling Stone magazine that featured the superstar-in-the-making at the age of 11.
Time magazine put an Andy Warhol portrait of Michael Jackson on its cover in 1984 after the tremendous success of his track Thriller.
Michael Jackson's popularity grew by leaps and bounds after the release of Thriller which led Newsweek to do a cover story on the King of Pop.
The King of Pop has been a favourite for People magazine, featuring on their covers, like this one, a number of times.
This picture came out in the magazine's October 1987 edition with a quote from the artist, "I was sent forth for the world, for the children. But have mercy, for I've been bleeding a long time now."
And this one. In 1996, People claimed to have the inside story on MJ's hurried marriage to nurse Debbie Rowe.
OK! magazine unveiled the first pictures of MJ's son, Prince Michael Jackson, in its April 1997 issue.
In 2001, People magazine ran a cover story on the sexual abuse allegations against Michael Jackson.
In 2001, Michael Jackson made a comeback of sorts with his album Invincible. TV Guide magazine did a two-issue special on him in November that year.
In 2007, Ebon magazine came out with a special collector's edition on the 25th anniversary of the song Thriller, with the blurb, "104 million copies of historic album later, how the world and the artist have changed."