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Michael Jackson‘s first new single, “Breaking News,” should hit his Sony website tonight at midnight. That’s, of course, www.michaeljackson.com.

I am told that Sony will likely release another single, “Hold My Hand,” featuring Akon, next Sunday, in the same way.

The track has been available for some time on YouTube. But it’s likely that the newer version will have more of Michael’s singing mixed in front instead of as background.

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i64brIV7UWM

This should push interest in the “Michael” album, due on December 14th. So far, advance orders put it at number 34 on amazon.com. But I’ll bet once the single is streaming on the website, pre-sales will put the album higher on the amazon.com chart.

As for that fake new single that jacksonsecretvault.com is featuring on TMZ–the “Destiny” remix called “Opis None”–I think it does show what I said from the very beginning: there aren’t that many unreleased Jackson tracks. I said this right after Michael died. If the Cascio tracks hadn’t been recorded in 2007 and discovered–by this column exclusively, last spring-there would be many fewer, in fact.

It looks like Akon wrote “Hold My Hand” with Claude Kelly, who wrote the songs for the new Cher-Christina Aguilera movie, “Burlesque.” And there’s an irony since Michael already is holding hands with the Beatles in their catalog with “I Want to Hold Your Hand.” I like the song, it’s catchy. It reminds me a little of Whitney Houston/Wyclef Jean’s “My Love Is Your Love.”

5 replies to this post
  1. There is plenty of unreleased material for about 3 good CD releases. This includes rough demos, and completed B-sides. Stop feeding the world lies to the world. Dileo was your source, with an agenda to aid the Cascios, James Porte, Jason ‘Malachi’ Cupeta, John Branca and perhaps Sony Music executives.

    The truth will out soon. x

  2. I have been waiting for 2 years for that song to be released! Finally a studio quality version.

    Roger, do you know what has happened to the material recorded in late 2008 and early 2009?

  3. MJ said in most interviews that he is always writing songs , I am surprised at your sceptisism but then again you are a reporter and most reporters have made a living belittling MJ at every turn

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