Go inside L.A.'s Staples Center with Jennifer Hudson, Usher and more as they celebrate Michael Jackson's life – through his music
Credit: Kevork Djansezian/Getty
Published: Tuesday Jul 07, 2009 | 03:15 PM EDT
By: Brian Orloff
More from PEOPLE
See More News
How the child superstar grew into an icon beloved by the world – and the eccentricities that later defined him
6 of 11
Mariah Carey kicks off the musical portion of the tribute with a rousing rendition of the Jackson 5's No. 1 hit "I'll Be There." The R&B star was joined by Trey Lorenz, who sang the classic song with her when she originally covered it in 1992.
Copyright © 2014 Time Inc. All rights reserved. Reproduction in whole or in part without permission is prohibited.