The late, great Michael Jackson, without question the defining entertainer of his generation and beyond, would have been 56 years old on this 29th of August.
Michael Jackson died in June 2009, but the commemoration of MJ's birthday has, for the sixth consecutive year now, sparked tributes to the musical icon.
He will forever be remembered for his mesmerizing dance moves, telegenic appeal, groundbreaking music videos and literally dozens of hit songs.
Not just ephemeral hits, but tracks that changed the music landscape forever, inspiring countless other artists and breaking every record in the books.
Michael, of course, was also known for personal eccentricities, a life plagued by scandal, speculation and shocking allegations that he faces to this day.
Fans remember him for his music and his compassion; Jackson's charitable contributions through the years were almost as immense as his career.
Most of all, he would surely like to be remembered for raising three wonderful kids, Prince, Blanket and Paris Jackson, all of whom feel his loss most deeply.
Here's wishing his family and friends the best on this somber but celebratory occasion, in the hopes that they find peace and think fondly of the man.
Michael shares his August 29th birthday with celebrities such as Courtney Stodden, Liam Payne and Lea Michele. Happy birthday to all from THG.