How Paris Jackson and brother Prince are honoring late father Michael Jackson on his 60th birthday (Exclusive)

Michael Jackson will forever be remembered as one of the century's greatest entertainers, and in honor of what would have been his 60th birthday, the King of Pop's family, friends and big-name fans came together for a celebration of his life and legacy.

The Michael Jackson Diamond Celebration, held at Mandalay Bay resort in Las Vegas, featured a special performance of Cirque du Soleil's Michael Jackson 'One' show, where the singer was honored with the 2018 Elizabeth Taylor AIDS Foundation Legacy Award for Humanitarian Service. The singer's children, Paris and Prince Michael, accepted the posthumous award on his behalf.

On the red carpet before the gala event, ET's Kevin Frazier spoke with Paris and Prince who reflected how they are honoring their late father on this milestone anniversary of his life.

See photos from their outing:

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LAS VEGAS, NV - AUGUST 29: Paris Jackson (L) and her brother Prince Michael Jackson attend the Michael Jackson diamond birthday celebration at Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino on August 29, 2018 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Gabe Ginsberg/FilmMagic)
LAS VEGAS, NV - AUGUST 29: Paris Jackson (L) and Prince Michael Jackson attend the Michael Jackson diamond birthday celebration at Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino on August 29, 2018 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by David Becker/Getty Images)
LAS VEGAS, NV - AUGUST 29: (L-R) Evan Ross, Quinn Tivey, Barbara Berkowitz, Paris Jackson, Giuseppe Zanotti, Prince Jackson and Sway Calloway attend the Michael Jackson diamond birthday celebration at Daylight Beach Club at Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino on August 29, 2018 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Lester Cohen/Getty Images for Sony Music and The Estate of Michael Jackson)
LAS VEGAS, NV - AUGUST 29: Prince Jackson (L) and Paris Jackson attend the Michael Jackson diamond birthday celebration at Daylight Beach Club at Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino on August 29, 2018 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Lester Cohen/Getty Images for Sony Music and The Estate of Michael Jackson)
ENCINO, CA - OCTOBER 27: Paris Jackson and Prince Jackson attend Prince Jackson's Heal LA And TLK Fusion Present The 2nd Annual Costume For A Cause at Jackson Family Home on October 27, 2017 in Encino, California. (Photo by Leon Bennett/WireImage)
ENCINO, CA - OCTOBER 27: Paris Jackson (L) and Prince Jackson arrive for Prince Jackson's Heal LA and TLK Fusion Present The 2nd Annual Costume For A Cause at Jackson Family Home on October 27, 2017 in Encino, California. (Photo by Gabriel Olsen/FilmMagic)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - OCTOBER 24: Michael Joseph Jackson, Jr. aka Prince Jackson (L) and Paris Jackson attend the mothers2mothers and ETAF event held on October 24, 2017 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Michael Tran/FilmMagic)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - OCTOBER 24: (L-R) Prince Jackson and Paris Jackson attend the mothers2mothers and The Elizabeth Taylor AIDS Foundation Benefit Dinner on October 24, 2017 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Tibrina Hobson/Getty Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - OCTOBER 24: (L-R) Prince Jackson and Paris Jackson attend the mothers2mothers and The Elizabeth Taylor AIDS Foundation Benefit Dinner on October 24, 2017 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Tibrina Hobson/Getty Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - OCTOBER 24: Prince Jackson attends the mothers2mothers and The Elizabeth Taylor AIDS Foundation Benefit Dinner on October 24, 2017 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Tibrina Hobson/Getty Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - OCTOBER 24: Paris Jackson attends the mothers2mothers and The Elizabeth Taylor AIDS Foundation Benefit Dinner on October 24, 2017 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Tibrina Hobson/Getty Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - OCTOBER 24: Paris Jackson attends the mothers2mothers and The Elizabeth Taylor AIDS Foundation Benefit Dinner on October 24, 2017 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Tibrina Hobson/Getty Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - OCTOBER 11: Paris Jackson and Prince Michael Jackson attend the Mr. Pink Ginseng Drink launch party at Regent Beverly Wilshire Hotel on October 11, 2012 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - OCTOBER 11: Paris Jackson and Prince Michael Jackson attend the Mr. Pink Ginseng Drink launch party at Regent Beverly Wilshire Hotel on October 11, 2012 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic)
GARY, IN - AUGUST 30: Prince Jackson, La Toya Jackson, Prince Michael Jackson II and Paris Jackson attend the St. Paul Saints Vs. The Gary SouthShore RailCats baseball game at U.S. Steel Yard on August 30, 2012 in Gary, Indiana. (Photo by Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images)
GARY, IN - AUGUST 29: Prince Michael Jackson I and Paris Jackson attend the press conference for Goin' Back To Indiana: Can You Feel It at the Majestic Star Hotel Lakeshore Ballroom on August 29, 2012 in Gary, Indiana. (Photo by Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images)
GARY, IN - AUGUST 30: Prince Michael Jackson II, Paris Jackson and Prince Jackson attend the St. Paul Saints Vs. The Gary SouthShore RailCats baseball game at U.S. Steel Yard on August 30, 2012 in Gary, Indiana. (Photo by Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images)
GARY, IN - AUGUST 29: Prince Michael Jackson I and Paris Jackson attend the press conference for Goin' Back To Indiana: Can You Feel It at the Majestic Star Hotel Lakeshore Ballroom on August 29, 2012 in Gary, Indiana. (Photo by Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 27: (L-R) Blanket Jackson, Paris Jackson and Prince Michael Jackson attend the Los Angeles opening of 'Michael Jackson THE IMMORTAL World Tour' at Staples Center on January 27, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic)
(L-R) Prince Michael 'Blanket' Jackson, Paris Jackson and Prince Jackson arrive at the Michael Jackson The Immortal World Tour in Los Angeles, California, on January 27, 2012. AFP PHOTO/VALERIE MACON / AFP PHOTO / VALERIE MACON (Photo credit should read VALERIE MACON/AFP/Getty Images)
(L-R) Prince Michael Jackson, Paris Jackson and Prince Michael II Jackson attend the Estate of Michael jackson's hand and foot print ceremony at Hollywood's legendary Grauman's Chinese Theater. (Photo by Frank Trapper/Corbis via Getty Images)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - JANUARY 26: Michael Jackson's children (L-R) Prince Jackson and Paris Jackson during the Michael Jackson Hand And Footprint Ceremony at Grauman's Chinese Theatre on January 26, 2012 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Mark Sullivan/WireImage)
Blanket Jackson, Prince Jackson and Paris Jackson onstage at 'Michael Forever The Tribute Concert' at Millennium Stadium. (Photo by Rune Hellestad/Corbis via Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - AUGUST 11: Prince Michael Jackson, Paris Jackson and Blanket Jackson attend the Jackson Family donation event at Children's Hospital Los Angeles on August 8, 2011 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic)
Prince Jackson and Paris Jackson attend the Jackson Family Art Donation Event at Children's Hospital Los Angeles on August 8, 2011 in Los Angeles, California.
From left, Michael Jackson's sister Janet Jackson, daughter Paris, sister LaToya Jackson, brother Jermaine Jackson and oldest son Prince Michael I attend a memorial service for the 'King of Pop' at the Staples Center in Los Angeleson July 7, 2009. AFP PHOTO/GABRIEL BOUYS/POOL (Photo credit should read GABRIEL BOUYS/AFP/Getty Images)
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"Being here today is definitely an awe-inspiring feeling, because our father was the King of Pop and he did so much," Prince said, with his sister by his side. "He did so much for the music industry, but I think he put emphasis and importance on the charitable contributions to humanity that he really used his platform to [support]."

The icon's 21-year-old progeny added that, for his father, receiving the Legacy Award, which recognizes the singer's philanthropic efforts, "Would make him prouder, I assume, than the musical accomplishments that he has been able to [achieve]."

It's been just over nine years since the "Thriller" artist died at his mansion in Los Angeles, and for his kids, the loss was something they've endured together. As Paris explained to ET, they remember and respect their father in a way that means something special to them, and in a way that can really only be appreciated by one another.

"We honor him in our own way, and I don't really expect anyone else to understand besides this dude right here," Paris said of her brother. "I'm just happy to be with him."

Among the many other celebs who came out to pay tribute to the late, great megastar were Tito Jackson, Evan Ross and Ashley Simpson, Vanessa Hudgens, Usher, Gabrielle Union, and Mark Ronson.

Look back at photos of Michael Jackson:

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Michael Jackson through the years
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UNITED STATES - MARCH 07: Michael Jackson (Photo by The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images)
UNITED STATES - MARCH 07: Michael Jackson (Photo by The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images)
UNITED STATES - MARCH 07: Michael Jackson (Photo by The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images)
UNITED STATES - MARCH 07: Michael Jackson (Photo by The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images)
Michael Jackson at press conference at the opening of the Victory Tour on 7/9/84 in Kansas City, Mo.. (Photo by Paul Natkin/WireImage)
Michael Jackson on 4/19/88 in Chicago, Il. (Photo by Paul Natkin/WireImage)
Michael Jackson (Photo by Barry King/WireImage)
Michael Jackson & bodyguards (Photo by Ron Galella/WireImage)
Michael Jackson and family. (Photo by GAMMA/Gamma-Rapho via Getty Images)
Michael Jackson. (Photo by GAMMA/Gamma-Rapho via Getty Images)
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