Jackson Album Set For November Release

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July 30, 2010 | 8:45pm EST

Michael Jackson is set to invade the charts from beyond the grave – a posthumous album featuring 10 never-before-heard songs from the King of Pop will be released this November.
At the time of his death, Jackson had reportedly left hard drives filled with previously unreleased music.

The Thriller hitmaker’s former manager Frank DiLeo estimates Jackson’s vaults contain more than 100 completed and unreleased songs, including collaborations with Akon, will.i.am and Ne-Yo.

The tracks are expected to be included in the forthcoming release, alongside songs Jackson recorded at the peak of his career in the 1980s.

DiLeo tells RollingStone.com, “There are a couple of songs we recorded for the Bad album that we had to cut that are just sensational.”

A spokesperson for the estate confirms the new record will be the first in a 10-project, seven-year deal worth $250 million that Jackson estate executors signed with Sony Music bosses in March.

The deal will also include reissues of Jackson’s classic albums, new greatest hits sets, a DVD collection of the King of Pop’s music videos and a possible collaboration with circus troupe Cirque du Soleil.