Michael Jackson’s new album is set to be released on Dec. 14. The album is already creating a buzz and is being met with doubts from M.J fans.
On Monday, Sony released “Breaking News,” a song that the company claims Michael Jackson recorded in 2007. Many are doubting that the voice on the song is truly that of Jackson’s. TMZ reports that Michael’s own family is skeptical about the song. Michael’s sister LaToya Jackson, as well as his mother Katherine Jackson, have publicly stated that they do not believe that the voice is that of Michael’s, while Michael’s brother Jermaine has yet to give his opinion.
Sony is standing by the authenticity of the song. The song will be streamed for one week only. “Breaking News” is a song directed at the media and at those whom Michael felt judged by. But even in his death, it appears the institutions that Jackson felt tortured by are still continuing to stir up controversy.
Jackson has the most intense and loyal fans, and they’re scattered all around the world. He had an impact on his fans that top selling artists of today could never attain. His concerts were known to have ambulances lined up with medical staff waiting, as his fans were known to faint just as the mere sight of him. Fans would cry in amazement of his performances and because of the excitement of getting to actually see him in person. Michael himself would breakdown on stage and cry with his fans. They cried for him, and he cried for them. There was a mutual love that wouldn’t die, even when the star was encircled by accusations and being slandered from every angle.
There are several other projects currently in development and soon to be released. A box DVD set titled Michael Jackson’s Vision will be released on Nov. 22 and will include clips of Jackson, the Jackson Five and many of the late star’s hits that his fans know and love. There is also a new Cirque du Soleil show scheduled to start in October 2011 called Michael Jackson THE IMMORTAL World Tour. Michael’s mother Katherine has also put together “Never Can Say Goodbye” as a tribute to her son. It includes a book and a DVD with never-before-seen footage and pictures of Michael.
Jill Serjeant, “New Michael Jackson album gets December release” reuters.com
Gerrick D. Kennedy, “Controversial posthumous Michael Jackson single ‘Breaking News’ debuts” latimesblogs.latimes.com
Juju Chang and Sarah Netter, “New Michael Jackson Album Pits Sony Music Against Jackson Clan” abcnews.go.com