R.I.P. Michael Jackson
With the death of Michael Jackson on June 25, 2009, the world lost one of the most popular entertainers in history. Although scandals and tabloid stories marred his later years, for much of Jackson's career—beginning with his days in the Jackson 5, culminating with the release of 1982's "Thriller," and carrying through his record-breaking concert tours in the '80s and '90s—he was a unique and groundbreaking force in the world of pop music. Here's a look back at some of the highlights in Jackson's long and remarkable career.