Michael Jackson Album Due Next Month
A brand new Michael Jackson album is scheduled for release next month, according to BBC News. The new album, simply titled Michael, features tracks the singer was working on prior to his death in June 2009. All of the tracks were posthumously completed.
Some of the artists the King of Pop had been collaborating with on the album include Will.i.am, Akon and Ne-Yo.
Back in August, Will.i.am spoke up about the project saying that it was “disrespectful” to release the unfinished material. The Black Eyed Peas star suggested that Jackson himself would want to give it the last approval.
Some fans are also speaking out against the album with a Facebook group named “Michael, This Was Not It.” A statement on the page says that the album includes “scrapped songs or songs he never wanted to release with Sony . . . not his vision.”
Michael is now set for a December 14 release. The album’s lead single “Breaking News” is set to drop on November 8.