Sony Denies Reports Of Fake Michael Jackson Songs Released In His Name

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Jackson, famed for hits like "Bad" and "Beat It", had been rehearsing for a series of comeback concerts scheduled in London before his sudden death in 2009 at the age of 50.

United States pop star and entertainer Michael Jackson flashes the victory sign after receiving the lifetime achievement medal from the Guinness book of records in Hollywood on 19 May 1993. She concluded that "Breaking News", "Monster", and "Keep Your Head Up" were indeed recorded by a fake-MJ bearing some resemblance to the original. Back in 2010, rumors persisted that three songs on MJ's posthumous album Michael were recorded by an impersonator.

Mark Ronson has released his new Michael Jackson tribute track, "Diamonds Are Invincible". Whether or not that's true has yet to be ascertained, but the misunderstanding comes from Sony's argument in court that they couldn't be held liable "even if the vocals weren't Jackson's", an argument which was misconstrued as being Sony's tacit admission that the songs are fakes.

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On what would've been her late brother, Michael Jackson's, 60th birthday, Janet Jackson is remembering the time she fell in love with one of his most epic music videos.

Several of Jackson's family members reportedly expressed doubt about the authenticity of the songs in question in the weeks before the album's December 2010 release. The other point I would make about the video ad is that for somebody to say that they heard "Here's an album from Michael Jackson", and they translate that into "every vocal on all of the songs were sung by Michael Jackson" - that is not a reasonable interpretation'.

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