As I stand here, trying to do the “Moon Walk” from all the excitement I’m about to share with you all, I want to warn you in advance, it will also get you pumped up and ready for the holidays.
Sony has officially announced this afternoon, that the much anticipated, long-awaited, newly completed recordings from the King of Pop‘s 11th studio album entitled ‘MICHAEL’ (his first since 2001 offering ‘Invincible’) will be released on December 14 by Epic Records in conjunction with the Estate of Michael Jackson. Later on today, an exclusive teaser for the project will appear on www.michaeljackson.com; on Monday, November 8th the world premiere of “Breaking News,” a full track from the album, will stream on the site for one week only.
Sony announced in a press release posted online yesterday…
“The creative process never stopped for the King of Pop who was always planning for his next album; unbeknownst to many fans around the world Michael Jackson was writing and recording songs continuously everywhere from a friend’s home in New Jersey to studios in Las Vegas and Los Angeles with a small group of handpicked collaborators. Now, through the unique stories that will be told about the songs that comprise ‘MICHAEL’, fans will get mind-blowing insight into how this artist worked and a chance to hear the songs he most recently created along with tracks that Michael had a desire to bring to fruition.
“Breaking News,” 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. Fans can begin pre-ordering the album on www.michaeljackson.com in the next 24 hours.
The attached image of the album cover of ‘MICHAEL’ was created by painter Kadir Nelson in 2009. In the oil painting, Kadir – who is known for story telling through his art – takes us on a journey through some key moments and important people in Michael Jackson’s life.
Stay tuned for the worldwide launch of the official first single from ‘MICHAEL’ later this month.
The cover of ‘Michael’ is BEAUTIFUL and very detailed of who he was.
“YAY!!!! This will definitely be on my Christmas wish list. Will it be on yours?”
- Michael Jackson: New Record Out December 14! (justjared.buzznet.com)
- New Michael Jackson album announced (digitalspy.co.uk)
- Announcement of New Jackson Album Is Kind of a Thriller (artsbeat.blogs.nytimes.com)
- Michael Jackson’s New Album To Be Released Next Month (perezhilton.com)
- Cover art for new Michael Jackson album revealed (albumartexchange.com)