Michael and Janet Jackson

Michael and Janet Jackson
ESSENCE.COM Jun, 29, 2009

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To the world he was an icon, but to Janet Jackson, Michael was just her brother, she shared at the 2009 BET Awards. See photos of their special bond and share your condolences.

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A family that dresses together, stays together. Here, the three youngest members of the Jackson clan, Janet, Michael and Randy, bring in the new year on “The Sonnny and Cher Comedy Hour” in 1973.

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Janet looked up to big brother Michael from the start, and the two remained close as their careers blossomed.

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The Jackson clan get their sail on back in the summer of 1978. As usual, Janet and Michael are side-by-side. (From left to right) Marlon, Michael, Janet, Tito, Randy and Jackie.

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Big bro Michael and lil’ sis Janet take a break during a photo shoot during the late 1970’s in L.A. Michael’s Afro was on full blast while Janet opted for a side-swept Afro puff.

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Michael and Janet cut a rug together back in the late 1970’s. Both artists were known for their remarkable dancing skills and stage performances.

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The top-selling brother and sister joined forces on “Scream,” the first single from Michael’s album “HIStory” in 1995. The video remains the most expensive video of all time at $7 million.

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When Michael accepted his Grammy for Best Male Pop Vocal in 1984, one of his eight awards, sisters Maureen “Rebbie,” left, Janet and LaToya, were right by his side.

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The celebrity siblings proudly showed their love and affection for each other at the 1993 Grammy Awards.

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Michael and Janet embrace after winning the MTV Video Music Award for Best Dance Video (“Scream”) in 1995.

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Janet and the rest of the Jacksons stood strong with Michael during his legal troubles, and have dedicated themselves to keeping his legacy alive.

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