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Wow – what a HUGE piece of news.  The King Of Pop, Michael Jackson will be releasing a brand new album of original material called “Michael” on Decebmer 13th with the lead single “Breaking News” to be streamed exclusively on www.michaeljackson.com for one week only.  The album is being released through Epic Records in conjunction with The Estate Of Michael Jackson

I for one am excited to hear what Michael Jackson was working on before his passing.  I never was a huge Michael Jackson fan (I was definitely more “give me a beat!” Janet) but I’ve always had an apprecition for what he did, especially during the “Bad” and “Thriller” eras.  I’m sure that some will criticize the release of this album, but in the end, I think Michael Jackson would have wanted us to hear what he was working on.  And of course, expect this album to fly off the shelves and download queues still crowning Michael Jackson as the biggest force in shifting recorded music units.