Michael Jackson’s Posthumous Album Coming in November
Sony Music is gearing up to release the first Michael Jackson posthumous music collection in November.
Rolling Stone confirms that the label will debut a collection of 10 previously unreleased tracks from Jackson’s vault. A rep for the Jackson estate revealed that the late pop star left behind over 100 songs that were recorded during the 80s, in addition to more recent collaborations with artists including Ne-Yo, will.i.am and Akon.
Hip-hop producer Rodney Jerkins — who worked with Jackson on the 2001 single ‘You Rock My World’ — also recently announced plans to release an album filled with unreleased MJ material. “I worked with Michael for years,” Jerkins said. “It was definitely a goal of mine as a kid.” Jerkins has not given a release date for his project, but Sony has remained firm on their November mark.
Video game developer Ubisoft will also debut a new dance-karaoke game featuring Jackson’s music, which coincides with the album release. ‘Michael Jackson: The Video Game,’ will give gamers the chance to sing-a-long with hit songs like ‘Beat It’ and ‘Billie Jean,’ while trying to imitate MJ’s signature dance moves.
The upcoming Jackson album will be the first in Sony’s 10-project, $250 million deal that will eventually include a DVD collection and new greatest hits compilations.