Michael Jackson's Magazine Covers

Michael Jackson's Magazine Covers
ESSENCE.COM Jul, 14, 2009

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Featuring three different covers of Michael from childhood to his adult days, the tribute also included rarely-seen photos of the superstar.

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The magazine’s editors released a hardcover memorial to Michael featuring rare photos and exclusive reports on the singer’s life and music. Although it hasn’t been released yet, many people have already pre-ordered the book on amazon.com and barnesandnoble.com.

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This somber cover said paid its last respects to the King of Pop with pictures from his memorial service.

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This special tribute issue allowed readers to choose from four distinct covers featuring Michael at his best.

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TIME dissected Michael’s triumphs and tribulations into three sections: prodigy (1958-1977), superstar (1978-1989) and Jacko (1990-2009).

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The music magazine chronicles the highs and lows of Michael’s career. It also features four different covers, 100 pages of mostly new material and reprints of two Michael Jackson cover stories from 1973 and 1983.

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Between his Jackson 5 days and his solo career, Michael has graced the covers of Jet two dozen times.

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This cover shows Jackson and his kids, Prince and Paris, whom he tried so hard to keep shielded from the public.

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The magazine reminded readers of the sweet-faced little boy they were first introduced to as the lead singer of the Jackson 5.

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The magazine chose an image of young Michael as its cover shot, showcasing the singer’s innocent nature.

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The newspaper collected news articles from all over the world about Michael and combined them into this special issue.

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One of the most popular celebrity magazines in Canada profiled Michael at the top of his game—sequined glove and all.

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This Brazilian weekly, published in Sao Paulo, remembered Michael by simply showcasing his iconic sequined glove.

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LIFE was there to capture many of Michael’s iconic moments—from his days in the Jackson 5 to the moonwalk, the pictures in this book offer an intimate look at the reclusive singer.

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Even this niche hip-hop magazine gave props to the King of Pop with this special edition issue.

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