50 years of Michael Jackson!

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MMichael Jackson is turning 50 years old today! As the seventh child of the Jackson family, he debuted on the professional music scene at the age of 11 with The Jackson 5. He began a solo career in 1971 while still a member of the group.

One of the few artists to have been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame twice, his other achievements include multiple Guinness World Records - including one for Thriller as the world's best-selling album - 13 Grammy Awards, 13 number one singles in his solo career - more than any other male artist in the Hot 100 era - and the sale of over 750 million units worldwide.

Its been a long rocky road for Michael.  Jackson's highly publicized personal life, coupled with his successful career, has made him a part of popular culture for almost four decades.  Some would say a victim of it too.  Here's a little Michael from then and now.  Happy Birthday.