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Michael Jackson singer removed from streaming amid fan screams

Michael Jackson singer removed from streaming amid fan screams

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Michael Jackson fans have long researched and discussed the idea that “King of Pop” had not actually given vocals to three of the songs on his posthumous album Michael (2010). Now the controversial tracks – which are also the subject of a misleading representation lawsuit from a hard-nosed Jackson follower – have been quietly removed from leading streaming services.

The removal of the current tracks – “Breaking News”, “Keep Your Head Up” and “Monster” (with 50 Cent) – appeared in a post on Behind the Mask, a Michael Jackson fan site. As highlighted, the works were published on Michael (via Sony Music’s Epic Records), which included a total of 10 tracks when it debuted 12 years ago.

Sony Music initially defended the authenticity of the songs before taking a more cautious stance on the matter in the midst of the aforementioned complaint, which is ongoing. Furthermore, Michael Producer Eddie Cascio claims that Jackson had recorded “Breaking News”, “Keep Your Head Up” and “Monster” himself, while the artist’s mother Katherine (who turned 92 in May) is among the people who say that the songs’ vocals are not her son’s.

In each case, Michael has been slimmed down to just seven songs, or all of the original tracks minus those that allegedly contain non-Jackson vocals, both on Spotify, Apple Music, YouTube Music, Amazon Music and Deezer. (Tidal’s “master” version of the album included seven songs as this piece was written, while the non-master edition still contained 10 tracks.)

The person who identified the updated version of Michael attached to his or her post a response that allegedly came from the artist’s property. “I can confirm that the three Cascio tracks on the 2010 album Michael are no longer made available by Sony Music for purchase or streaming, but I should point out that the removal of these three songs has nothing to do with their authenticity,” the message reads in part .

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“The Estate and Sony Music believe the ongoing conversation about the tracks distracts the fan community and casual Michael Jackson listeners from focusing their attention where it should be – on Michael’s legendary and deep music catalog,” the response continues before pointing to a number of upcoming Jackson-based projects life and body.

Time will tell what the removal of the songs from Spotify, Apple Music and other services means for the aforementioned courtroom confrontation, which is one of several that have emerged since the “Thriller” singer passed away in 2009.

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