Michael Jackson, 15, hits Hollywood in 1974, attending the Grammy Awards with his four brothers: (from left) Marlon, Tito, Jackie and Randy. The tuxedo-clad Jackson 5 were up for best R&B group vocal performance for “Dancing Machine.”
With his big screen debut in The Wiz and his groundbreaking album Off the Wall on the horizon, an 18-year-old Jackson makes a solo appearance at the 1977 Grammy Awards.
With Thriller producer Quincy Jones in 1984, Jackson holds one of the record-breaking eight Grammys he won in his signature gloved-hand. “It was passion,” Jones told PEOPLE of making the album. “Michael sang his booty off. We’d stay up five days with no sleep because we were so excited.”
After presenting her big brother with the Living Legend Grammy in 1993, gets a sweet kiss from the self-proclaimed King of Pop. In 1996, they’ll share a Grammy victory together for their “Scream” music video.
ALL HAIL THE KING
Nine years after their first Grammy date, Jackson and good friend reunite for a Grammys afterparty in 1993. “We grew up together,” Shields says that year. “He trusts me.”
Jackson may have left the 1988 Grammys empty-handed, but his performance at the ceremony left even Stevie Wonder in awe. He took the stage with a slowed-down version of “The Way You Make Me Feel,” before climaxing with a choir-backed rendition of “Man in the Mirror.”
THE GLOVED ONE
Jackson’s legacy lives on in his music – he won 13 Grammys! Now, the late pop icon will be awarded a lifetime achievement Grammy and saluted in a 3-D tribute at the show Jan. 31.