New Michael Jackson Album Due By Christmas
August 2, 2010 at 4:28 AM (PT)
MTV reports a new MICHAEL JACKSON album featuring 10 previously unreleased tracks will be released late this year. The LP currently has no title, but tracks are known to include songs that JACKSON recorded with WILL.I.AM in 2006, as well as several outtakes from 1987's "Bad."
The release is the first in a 10-album, seven-year deal that the JACKSON estate signed with SONY BMG back in MARCH.
FRANK DILEO, JACKSON's former manager, told ROLLING STONE there are over 100 completed songs that could be released, including collaborations with NE-YO and AKON, and dozens more dating back to the '80s. "There are a couple of songs we recorded for the 'Bad' album that we had to cut that are just sensational," he said.