The Mystery of the Missing (Cheaters?) Michael Jackson Songs


The Mystery of the Missing (Cheaters?) Michael Jackson Songs

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Dead Popstars: They hold very busy. They tour as hologramsyou sing duetsand of course they release album after album long after they should be resting in peace.

But for years, Michael Jackson fans have accused his record label of lying to listeners and including three songs on a posthumous MJ album that the King of Pop didn’t actually sing. It’s grown into such a long saga that the singer’s label and estate have finally decided to throw in the towel and pull the controversial tracks from streaming services — even as they continue to insist that Jackson really did the vocals has sung.

“The Michael Jackson Estate and Sony Music have decided to remove the tracks ‘Breaking News’, ‘Monster’ and ‘Keep Your Head Up’ as it is the easiest and best way to get rid of those with those tracks once and for all connected conversation.” The record label and estate said in a statement Tuesday, according to to Weekly entertainment. “Nothing about the authenticity of the tracks should be read into this action – it’s just time to move beyond the distraction that surrounds them.”

The tracks in question are “Breaking News”, “Keep Your Head Up” and “Monster”, all released in 2010 Michael, the first collection of new music released after the singer’s death in 2009. But before the LP even debuted, the drama started to turn. Reports have surfaced that members of Jackson’s familyincluding his mother Katherine Jackson, children Paris and Prince and Sister La ToyaHe didn’t believe the vocals were sung by Jackson himself. A post on MJ impersonator Jason Malachi’s Facebook page later claims that Malachi recorded the songs himself as part of an “agreement with the record company.”

However, Jackson’s estate insisted that everything was just a rumor & that they interviewed the production team working on the songs to confirm that Jackson had recorded them. she went so far as to hire forensic musicologists who proved he provided lead vocals on all of the disputed tracks provide “objective scientific tests”. Malachi later denied the claims as well and said that the relevant social media account had been hacked.

Michael Jackson is a Stan Well, Michael Jackson stans — seriously, just try to mention the multiple allegations of child sex abuse that have been leveled at him on social media look what happens– didn’t want to let the matter rest. 2012 two men chopped Sony and stole recordings from Jackson, Beyoncé and other artists in a $253 million heist. The duo said they orchestrated the digital slump prove that the songs were fake.

and tit wasn’t the end yet: 2014 another Jackson fan sued Sony, a co-executor of the pop star’s estate, and a host of other people who accuse them of mis-selling the songs as Michael Jackson tracks. The whole thing turned into a long and extremely complicated legal saga, but the fan ended up losing the case. However, the court found that Jackson didn’t sing the songs – just that Sony didn’t know for sure, so the company wasn’t liable. (According to TMZ, the fan attractivenaturally.)

Regardless of whether the songs are genuine MJ originals or not, at this point you can kind of see why Sony and the Jackson estate would want it to be done with it. Of course, the companies could finally abandon ship because the songs are genuinely fake.

Though they’re no longer on Spotify, the tracks are alive and well on YouTube, so listeners can still make up their own minds. Maybe the conspiracy theorists got me but I can kind of hear where they’re coming from – Jackson’s voice on “heads up‘ has at times a sort of breadth rarely heard from the singer, especially later in life, while ‘monster‘ reaches a deeper register that I don’t normally associate with him. “Breaking News‘ sounds kind of like an NSYNC song. But no matter who sang what, all three tracks – and most of the rest Michaels Offers – range from mediocre to actively bad. Maybe they should have just let the contestant go dead dude, stop releasing new music from the start!

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