Michael Jackson 1989- Vanity Fair’s Favorite Cover

Screen Shot 2013-11-21 at 11.27.08 PMScreen Shot 2013-11-21 at 11.13.08 PMThere was never a doubt he would come out on top even when a “glitch” in voting caused great consternation in thousands of fans trying to vote for our brother, Michael Jackson.

With almost 24,000 votes over and above the nearest competitor Michael Jackson reigns as he should, at the top of any competion. The iconic pose captured by Annie Leibovitz was chosen from many magical images captured during her photoshoot with Michael  –

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VANITY FAIR – Growing Up Jackson
 by Alyssa Bereznak

The votes are in and our dear readers have deemed Michael Jackson’s 1989 Vanity Fair appearance, photographed by Annie Leibovitz, the best cover in the history of the magazine.

Considering the King of Pop’s competition—hundreds of Hollywood stars, heartthrobs galore, and gorgeous Art Deco illustrations from another era—we’d say a celebration is in order.

As a thank-you to all the Jackson fans who voted, we’ve put together a collection of moments in the rising star’s career that led up to that legendary cover.

Click below to see the performer rise from 12-year-old musical prodigy to unstoppable stage presence. !

A 12-year-old Michael Jackson—then part of the Jackson 5—poses for a portrait in 1970.

A 12-year-old Michael Jackson—then part of the Jackson 5—poses for a portrait in 1970.

At a concert in New Jersey in 1988, Jackson strikes a pose onstage, which inspired our 1989 cover.

At a concert in New Jersey in 1988, Jackson strikes a pose onstage, which inspired our 1989 cover.

Click Here– To see the full slide show of Vanity Fair pics of Michael Jackson

Video compliation of Annie Liebovtiz photoshoot of MJ

Valliegirl has a beautiful post that partners nicely with this honor of our King of Pop entitled   The Boy Who Would Be King 

Source:http://vallieegirl67.com/2013/04/06/throwback-article-vanity-fair-the-boy-who-would-be-king-originally-published-october-1989-republished-september-2009/

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4 Responses to Michael Jackson 1989- Vanity Fair’s Favorite Cover

  1. Marty says:

    Well deserved delighted to see Michael at number one, beautiful cover

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  2. PatsyD says:

    If anyone deserved this Michael Jackson certainly did, It was a great pose & beautiful cover.

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  3. atara123 says:

    The most beautiful man on the planet….in ALL eras because it was his light that shone thru. Although he endured years of vilification by a rabid press, he always maintained his dignity, grace and faith in mankind. Long live the King.

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  4. Susan says:

    Amazingly beautiful thank u for the photos and for the historic significance we shall never in our lifetime and for many to come never be blessed with that kind of artistic greatness and humanitarism

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