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New Music: Michael Jackson – A Place With No Name (Full Track)

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Michael Jackson‘s new album ‘Xscape’  is shaping up too be a hit ahead of it’s release on Tuesday, May 13th.  A new track has just surfaced online called “A Place With No Name”  The track is the King of Pop’s re-imagining of the 1972 classic, “A Horse With No Name” by America. The song was originally recorded in 1998.  Take a listen to the track HERE 

NEWS: Michael Jackson New Album Coming Soon

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NEW YORK, March 31, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — On May 13, Epic Records, in conjunction with the Estate of Michael Jackson, will release XSCAPE, an album of new music by the internationally beloved music icon and King of Pop, Michael Jackson. The project features eight new tracks, which the world will be hearing for the very first time on the new album. For the ultimate fan experience, XSCAPE will also be available in a Deluxe Edition, which includes all of the sourced Michael Jackson recordings in their original form.

The XSCAPE standard and Deluxe Edition’s are available for pre-order beginning April 1 on iTunes.com/MichaelJackson and elsewhere, and available at all retailers worldwide on May 13.

XSCAPE is executive produced by Epic Records Chairman and CEO L.A. Reid, who, after an initial mining of Jackson’s archives by the Estate, was granted unlimited access to the treasures representing four decades of material on which Jackson had completed his vocals.

Reid curated the final list of recordings to deliver to the producers, who retooled the production to add a fresh, contemporary sound that retains Jackson’s essence and integrity. It’s a process Reid calls “contemporizing.” The album’s lead producer, Timbaland was one of a handful of producers Reid believed had the gravitas, depth and range to creatively engage with Jackson’s work. Additional producers include global hitmakers Rodney Jerkins, Stargate, Jerome “Jroc” Harmon and John McClain.

“Modern music and artistry would look and sound completely different if not for the groundbreaking contributions Michael Jackson gifted to the world,” remarked L.A. Reid. “Michael left behind some musical performances that we take great pride in presenting through the vision of music producers that he either worked directly with or expressed strong desire to work with. We are extremely proud and honored to present this music to the world.”

The title of this album honors Michael’s album naming process. He always chose a song from the album to name his projects and, beginning with THRILLER, used only one word titles, each with an edgy quality to them. This is true of the new project. Written by Michael Jackson and Jerkins, and produced by Jackson and Jerkins, “Xscape” has further significance in that it is the one track on the album that was ‘contemporized’ by the producer who recorded it originally in the studio with Michael.

John Branca and John McClain, co-executors of the Estate of Michael Jackson said,
“Michael was always on the cutting edge and was constantly reaching out to new producers, looking for new sounds. He was always relevant and current. These tracks, in many ways, capture that spirit. We thank L.A. Reid for his vision.”

XSCAPE is a long awaited collection of exciting new music that will thrill the legions of fans of one of the world’s most revered and best-selling artists, as well as attract a whole new generation discovering his artistry for the first time. In conjunction with the release of XSCAPE, Epic / Sony Music will launch an unprecedented global campaign with the One Sony sister companies, Sony Corporation, Sony Mobile Communications, and Sony Network Entertainment International drawing from all of Sony’s strengths and consumer reach.

“Michael has long been a treasured member of the larger Sony family,” said Kazuo Hirai, President and CEO, Sony Corporation. “Starting with the release of ‘Off The Wall’ in 1979, Sony Music Entertainment has since released all of Michael’s recordings. We are thrilled and privileged to be collaborating as One Sony to celebrate Michael’s latest legacy, and bringing his fans an exclusive experience through our upcoming initiatives with our products and services.”
More news about Michael Jackson’s upcoming album will be revealed in the coming weeks. Keep visiting www.michaeljackson.com for new details.

ABOUT MICHAEL JACKSON:

Michael Jackson is one of the most beloved entertainers and profoundly influential artists of all-time. He was also a dedicated philanthropist and an astute business professional. To date Jackson has sold 1 billion records worldwide, released 13 No.1 singles and became one of a handful of artists to be inducted twice into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. The Guinness Book of World Records recognized Jackson as the Most Successful Entertainer of All Time and “Thriller” as the Biggest Selling Album of All Time. Jackson won 17 Grammy Awards including 8 in one year, a record in itself, and received 26 American Music Awards, including the Artist of the Century Award. Jackson defined the art form of music video with such ground-breaking short films as “Billie Jean,” “Beat It” and the classic “Thriller,” which in 2009 became the first and only music video inducted into the National Film Registry of the Library of Congress. In his short films “Black or White”, “They Don’t Care About Us”, “Bad and “Smooth Criminal” and others, Jackson set an aesthetic standard for video production that remains unsurpassed even today. The Estate of Michael Jackson and Cirque du Soleil have produced two top shows: Michael Jackson THE IMMORTAL World Tour is the #9 top grossing tour of all time; and MICHAEL JACKSON ONE, a new permanent show at Mandalay Bay Las Vegas, which is breaking box office records and receiving critical raves. Jackson’s sound, style and dance moves continue to inspire today’s performers and new generations of fans worldwide continue to discover his artistry.

New Music: Michael Jackson and Timbaland – ‘Slave To The Rhythm’ SONY Commercial (Video)

 

New Michael Jackson music can be heard in this new Sony Xperia Z2 TV commerical we found moments ago.  The track is producced by Timbaland, but we are not sure if this will be labeled as a duet or simply a Michael song, but any way we love it!  Take a look below:  What do you think?

New Music: Michael Jackson – I Am A Loser

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Invincible (Michael Jackson album) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Michael Jackson music lives on and continues to make it’s wave to the online media.  This track “I Am A Loser”  was  written and recorded in 1998 during the “Invincible” sessions, produced by Bradley Buxer.  Take a listen:

New Music Video: Ciara – I’m Out (Ft. Nicki Minaj)

Ciara just dropped her new music video last night for her second single “I’m Out” featuring Nicki Minaj.  The sexy hot music video is one of CiCi’s very best.  We love the track and the video even makes it even more enjoyable to the ears.  Ciara’s upcoming studio album Ciara drops July 9th!  Take a look below:

 

FlashBack: Michael Jackson – Long Live The King Of Pop

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Michael Jackson was a visionary, a profound singer/songwriter and a gifted talented soul.  His career spanned over 40 plus years.  With many albums, hit singles and world tours making him a huge influence in popular music here and abroad.  The Mega Star  touched so many lives through his music and humanitarian efforts throughout the globe.  His music videos were both breathtaking and groundbreaking.  As we celebrate his legacy today on his 4th year anniversary of his untimely unexpected death, we want to list a few of his music videos that dealt with world issues and shows how much Michael really cared and loved the world.  Take a look below:

R.I.P.  Michael Jackson (1958-2009)

Heal The World

Earth Song

Man In The Mirror

Bonus Clip (Michael Jackson performs a stellar performance of Man In The Mirror at the Grammy Awards)

New Music: Michael Jackson – I’m So Blue

The Late Great Michael Jackson’s BAD’ album turned 25 years old this past month and The MJJ Estate decided to released BAD 25 yesterday with all original recordings from the 1987 #1 Hit Album plus 8 unreleased tracks including “I’m So Blue”.  The song is classic Michael and could have very well been a hit single off the original album.  Let’s take a listen:

Michael Jackson ‘Bad 25’ Album Tracklistings

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For the late, great King of Pop’s label have commissioned a re-release of his ‘Bad’album to celebrate the mega-selling set’s 25th anniversary.

Aptly titled ‘BAD 25′, the collection also comes packaged with the previously unseen Wembley Stadium stop of the ‘Bad Tour’ in 1988.

Check out the freshly released (and titillating) tracklist below…

BAD25 – COMPLETE TRACKLISTING:

DELUXE BOX TRACK LISTING

CD ONE – Original Album
1. Bad
2. The Way You Make Me Feel
3. Speed Demon
4. Liberian Girl
5. Just Good Friends
6. Another Part Of Me
7. Man In The Mirror
8. I Just Can’t Stop Lovin’ You
9. Dirty Diana
10. Smooth Criminal
11. Leave Me Alone

CD TWO – Bonus Tracks, Unreleased Tracks, Demos, Remixes

1. Don’t Be Messin’ Around
2. I’m So Blue
3. Song Groove (A/K/A Abortion Papers)
4. Free
5. Price Of Fame
6. Al Capone
7. Streetwalker
8. Fly Away
9. Todo Mi Amor Eres Tu (I Just Can’t Stop Loving You, Spanish Version)
10. Je Ne Veux Pas La Fin De Nous (I Just Can’t Stop Loving You, French Version)
11. Bad (REMIX BY AFROJACK FEATURING PITBULL – DJ BUDDHA EDIT)
12. Speed Demon (REMIX BY NERO)
13. Bad (REMIX BY AFROJACK – CLUB MIX)

CD THREE – CD Live at Wembley Stadium July 16, 1988

1. Wanna Be Startin’ Somethin’
2. This Place Hotel
3. Another Part Of Me
4. I Just Can’t Stop Loving You
5. She’s Out Of My Life
6. I Want You Back / The Love You Save / I’ll Be There
7. Rock With You
8. Human Nature
9. Smooth Criminal
10. Dirty Diana
11. Thriller
12. Working Day And Night
13. Beat It
14. Billie Jean
15. Bad
16. Man In The Mirror

DVD – DVD Live at Wembley Stadium July 16, 1988

1. Wanna Be Startin’ Somethin’
2. This Place Hotel
3. Another Part Of Me
4. I Just Can’t Stop Loving You
5. She’s Out Of My Life
6. I Want You Back / The Love You Save / I’ll Be There
7. Rock With You
8. Human Nature
9. Smooth Criminal
10. Dirty Diana
11. Thriller
12. Bad Groove (the Band Jam section)
13. Working Day And Night
14. Beat It
15. Billie Jean
16. Bad
17. Man In The Mirror (Encore)

And Bonus Tracks Include:

1. The Way You Make Me Feel (Performed at Wembley the previous night, July 15, 1988)
2. I Just Can’t Stop Loving You/Bad (Performed at Yokohama Stadium, September, 1987)

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WATCH LIVE: Michael Jackson’s Hand & FootPrint Ceremony

 

Watch the late & great King Of Pop Michael Jackson’s Hand & Footprint ceremony LIVE from the Graumans Chinese Theatre in Hollywood. Click the link below:  

 

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