New Michael Jackson Album to be Released in May

Michael Jackson Album: New Songs Coming
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Eight previously unreleased Michael Jackson tunes, “contemporized” by a clutch of contemporary hitmakers, are due to hit stores on May 13, Epic Records and the singer’s estate announced on Monday.

Titled “Xscape,” the album will be executive produced by Epic chairman and CEO Antonio “L.A.” Reid, with Timbaland serving as lead producer.

“Michael left behind some musical performances that we take great pride in presenting through the vision of music producers that he either worked directly with or expressed strong desire to work with,” Reid said in a statement.

In addition to Timbaland and his longtime associate Jerome “Jroc” Harmon, production duties will be handled by Stargate, Rodney Jerkins and John McClain. The deluxe edition of the set will also include the original mixes of the unreleased tracks.

Since the pop king’s death nearly five years ago, sales of Jackson’s back catalog have been robust, with posthumous soundtrack collection “This Is It” topping the charts in 2009. 2010’s “Michael” compiled unreleased tracks from the singer’s archives, peaking at No. 3 on the album chart and eventually going platinum.


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    1. Fan says:

      Except, “Michael” included 3 songs that were NOT him, they featured the lead vocals of an impersonator named Jason Malachi. That’s why this album that the Estate has put together has much to live up to and so much make up for, they royally messed everything up last time, and fans will not forget.

    2. Sgt. Al Powell says:

      … handled by Stargate, Rodney Jerkins and John McClain. <—- Michael Jackson had to Die Hard to dig up this band of freaks to help him $ell and album nobody wants! Where is Bruce Willis when you need him!!!! Michael was a fan of Bruce/ Bruno and his outstanding music! Michael followed the motto… Respect Yourself! Michael J.. Foxson Jackson had self respect! He had sleepovers with Lil Boys, and never visited the P Boy mansion with Huff Huffner! So he wouldn't approve of people using his "leftovers" for CRAP just to $ell! HE WAS BETTER THAN THAT! MJ could have played Peter Parker in Spider-Man! But they got another white boy, that dude from Pleasantville!

    3. Talisha Harrison says:

      Reblogged this on Mia Musicología.

    4. Prince MJ Garcia says:

      If Michael wanted those songs released he would have done so himself while he was alive! Just another attempt to pick his pockets from his grave! Shameful!

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