Michael Jackson hologram performs at Billboard Music Awards

A hologram of Michael Jackson ‘performed’ at the Billboard Music Awards last night (18th of May.)

You can watch footage from the show below.

The hologram made up part of the performance of new song, ‘Slave To The Rhythm’, which features on the singer’s posthumous album, Xscape.

The performance was supposed to be secret, but a ruling by a federal judge which rejected a lawsuit from hologram companies Hologram USA Inc and Musion Das Hologram Ltd – who made the Tupac hologram at 2012’s Coachella Festival and hoped to stop the performance – made the news of the event public prior to the awards show at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.

Xscape went straight to Number One in the UK last night.

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New music releases, 12th May 2014

Here are this week’s new and notable music releases for week commencing 12th May 2014:

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With Love From Brushy Mountain, Matt Woods

Heavy Reverie, Buffalo Killers
Turn Blue, The Black Keys
Xscape, Michael Jackson
Unrepentant Geraldines, Tori Amos
Splinters, Vallenfyre
First Mind, Nick Mulvey
Down IV Part 2, Down
Glorious, Foxes
Live At The Royal Albert Hall (Box Set), Suede
Nabuma Rubberband, Little Dragon
The Complete Studio Recordings, The Beat
Live In London: Hammersmith Apollo 1993, Dio
Blue Smoke, Dolly Parton
Stuff, Eleanor McEvoy
Cool Planet, Guided By Voices

Many of the above releases are available via the Skin Back Alley Music Store.

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Michael Jackson’s new single debuts at iHeartRadio Music Awards

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Michael Jackson’s new single, “Love Never Felt So Good”, was debuted at the iHeartRadio Music Awards in Los Angeles last night (1st of May.)

After being introduced by CEO of Epic records, LA Reid, Usher appeared onstage to perform with a troupe of dancers alongside the song.

“Love Never Felt So Good” was written by Paul Anika and originally recorded by Jackson in 1983. The song will feature on the singer’s posthumous album XSCAPE, which will be released on the 13th of May and features eight unreleased tracks worked on by producers including Timbaland.

You can watch the performance at the iHeartRadio Music Awards below:

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New Michael Jackson album, Xscape, set for May release

Michael Jackson - XscapeDetails of a new Michael Jackson album featuring eight previously unreleased songs have been released.

Xscape will be released on the 13th May via Epic records and is the personal project of Executive Producer, LA Reid. Reid was granted unlimited access to 40 years worth of Jackson’s vocal recordings by the Jackson estate.

Producers who are credited with ‘contemporising’ Jackson’s work include Timbaland, Rodney Jerkins, Stargate, Jerome “Jroc” Harmon, and John McClain. The Deluxe Edition of the album will also include the vocal performances in their original form.

John Branca and John McClain, co-executors of the Estate of Michael Jackson commented: “Michael was always on the cutting edge and was constantly reaching out to new producers, looking for new sounds. He was always relevant and current. These tracks, in many ways, capture that spirit. We thank LA Reid for his vision.”

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