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New Michael Jackson Song ‘Breaking News’ Hits Web, Controversy Ensues

By Alex Johnston
Epoch Times Staff
Created: November 8, 2010 Last Updated: November 8, 2010
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Michael Jackson attends a press conference to announce plans for a summer residency of concerts at the O2 Arena, Grenwich on March 5, 2009 in London, England. (Dave Hogan/Getty Images)

Michael Jackson attends a press conference to announce plans for a summer residency of concerts at the O2 Arena, Grenwich on March 5, 2009 in London, England. (Dave Hogan/Getty Images)

A new Michael Jackson song, aptly titled “Breaking News,” was put up on the late singers' website on Monday.

“Breaking News” is one of many unreleased tracks from the upcoming “Michael” compilation album, which is due for release Dec. 14.

The song is “a never heard before song by Michael that appears on the new album was recorded in New Jersey in 2007 and recently brought to completion,” according to Sony Music Entertainment.

The song starts with jumbled voices referring to news reports about Jackson and his private life.

Taryll and TJ Jackson, his nephews, said via their Twitter accounts that the voice on the new track isn’t real.

“There's many MJ vocal impersonators. Some better than others. But there is only ONE Michael Jackson. Deceptively,” TJ tweeted on Monday.

The Guardian reported that Jackson's mother, Katherine Jackson, said that the album contains “false tracks” to cash in on Jackson’s name.

Sony released a statement which said they have “complete confidence” that the voice on the track is Jackson’s, according to the BBC.




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