Saturday, July 31, 2010

Michael Jackson . . . New Album Due In November


Posted Sat Jul 31, 2010 8:06am PDT
by Billy Johnson, Jr. in Hip-Hop Media Training


Michael Jackson's first posthumous album of unreleased material is due out in November, a rep for the King Of Pop's estate told Rolling Stone.

There are believed to be more than 100 unreleased Jackson songs in the singer's vaults, his manager Frank DiLeo said. The collection includes works with will.i.am, Akon, and Ne-Yo. "There are a couple songs we recorded for the Bad album that we had to cut that are sensational," he said.

Jackson made dozens of songs for each record. "Every time that [Jackson] recorded, he over-recorded," former Sony Music CEO Tommy Mottola told Rolling Stone last year. Mottola added that all of the songs were quality tracks that could have been hits. One of the records, "Don't Be Messin' Around" is from the Thriller era. DiLeo said there are a few leftovers from the Bad album that are "sensational."

Rodney Jerkins, who produced Jackson's Invincible record, recently discussed his plans to collaborate on a forthcoming Jackson album. "I'm about to work on a new, unreleased project that we're talking about doing right now," Jerkins told VladTV.com. "It's definitely going to come. It takes time. You have to do a lot of the red tape, but yeah, there's going to be a unreleased Michael Jackson."

A few of Jackson's unreleased tracks, "A Place With No Name," "Another Day," and "This Is It," surfaced last year.

The November album will reportedly feature 10 songs. It is part of the new deal the Jackson estate struck with Sony Corp. in March. The $200 million venture will yield 10 albums in seven years, the Wall Street Journal reported.


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