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New Michael Jackson album XSCAPE due in May

1 of 1 New Michael Jackson album will include new and 'contemporised' songs
New Michael Jackson album will include new and 'contemporised' songs

A second posthumous album from Michael Jackson will be available from May 13.

The singer's estate has announced plans to release XSCAPE, which will feature previously unreleased material.

This is the follow-up to his first posthumous collection, 2010's Michael, which peaked at number three in the US and at one place lower in the UK chart.

The album will include eight new tracks that have been "contemporised" by a range of producers including Timbaland, Rodney Jerkins, Stargate, Jerome "Jroc" Harmon and John McClain.

“Modern music and artistry would look and sound completely different if not for the ground-breaking contributions Michael Jackson gifted to the world,” said LA Reid, who curated the album.

“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 honoured to present this music to the world.”

Title track Xscape is the only song to have been "contemporised" by its original producer, Rodney Jerkins. Jackson originally recorded it for his 2001 album Invincible, but it never made the final cut.

XSCAPE will be available to pre-order worldwide from tomorrow, April 1.

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