New Song: Michael Jackson – ‘Breaking News’

Published: Monday 8th Nov 2010 by Trent

Michael Jackson’s long-awaited new song has finally been released. ‘Breaking News’ will be featured on his new album, ‘Michael’, which will touch down on December 14th. Give it a listen below:

Click here to listen to ‘Breaking News’

I must admit that, now that the song has surfaced in full, I agree with Jackson’s family who say that it may not be him singing. Yes he has performed several song in his lower register before (see ‘Dangerous’) and we have not heard new material for him in quite some time but this really does sound like someone doing their best impersonation of the King of Pop. The only parts of the song that sound like Jackson are the high notes but those could have been implanted from any of his older records via studio mechanics.

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Still, I did enjoy the string section in the production (although the entire song sounds incredibly dated). If only Jackson was alive to create a video for this track it could have been something special.

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  1. Oggie November 8, 2010

    After listening to it I dont believe that this is him, michael recorded material over the last few years that has been leaked and he sounds the same, there was a track with lenny kravitz that was leaked and no doubt it was michael plus a snippet called A Place Without No Name and Hold My Hand with Akon and the re done songs he did for Thriller 25 the verses sound like an imposter trying really hard to sound like Mic its disgusting

  2. mike November 8, 2010

    its him…..and for a few reasons…

    a reputable company like Sony would not risk their reputation by faking the King of Pops vocals because the person who faked those vocals can at anytime speak to the public and literally blackmail sony Music into paying him millions and millions of dollars for the rest of his life.

    Sony Records may realise their is a profit in this but I can guarantee the risk isnt worth it because I doubt this album is gonna rock over 3 million copies sold.

    A revelation of fake vocals could damage and destroy Sony music FOREVER!!!!!!!

  3. lolita November 8, 2010

    its not the MJ

  4. royalkev November 8, 2010

    I don’t think this is MJ at all. Sony is up to no good! It’s so many wicked people behind this and I truly believe that the only reason their building back up his image is to profit off of him. He’s worth more dead than alive and he’s an asset to the label now. I hope someone speaks up about this matter in the Jackson clan, because this is unacceptable. MJ would never repeatedly sing his name in a song, over and over – it’s something about it that sounds a bit egotistical. MJ was a very humble man. I’ll admit I didn’t follow his career in and out, but I really doubt that’s his voice! It threw me for a loop after listening for the first minute.

  5. Prince November 8, 2010

    Not him, sorry….. Disappointed and not impressed.

    R.I.P MJ

  6. FentonJay November 8, 2010

    Not MJ ……… excepting the ooos in the background.

  7. SupaCi November 8, 2010

    The production sounds almost EXACTLY the same as the song ‘Dangerous’! But there are definitely Mike. Especially during the chorus. But I think Mike never finished the song, or some parts weren’t good, so they hired someone else to finish it. Sounds like they hired Jason Malachi.

  8. Realtalk 101 November 8, 2010

    The most unimpressive thing about this track is the producer. With all the great technology the track could have been better. It sounds like a record that didn’t make the HISTORY cd. If my name was on it I would’ve went back and took that sh*t to another stratosphere. We’re talking about the great Michael Jackson. You gotta do his name and yourself justice.

  9. Forever Michael November 8, 2010

    Pretty good impersonation. Not MJ though.

  10. lakstar November 8, 2010

    @mike
    i didnt think it was him until i read your comment.
    you have a good point there!

  11. BeeMichael November 8, 2010

    I’m not sure if that’s him… Doesn’t sound like it. It sounds a lot like a Boy-Band member performing as Michael…

  12. queenbeyonce10 November 8, 2010

    I WILL NOT support this whole project itself, that is not him and Sony is trying to make money off of him.

  13. stars November 8, 2010

    It is Michael Jackson.. its just a s*** song

  14. parisian HBIC November 8, 2010

    No!!!
    it’s not MJ
    what a shitty song!
    i’m really disappointed,i won’t support this project.

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  16. looolfail November 8, 2010

    NOT MJ ANYONE THAT THINKS IT’S HIM, IS DEAF A MORON, NEVER LISTENED TO AN MJ TRACK OR ALL 3!

    LOOOOOL that s*** was whack!

  17. Spunkypoop November 8, 2010

    it’s not M.J. It’s MFJ. lol. I been a fan forever and I know my idols voice anywhere. Nice try Sony DEVIL Records. You may fool some people but you sure won’t fool the real MJ Fans. We know it ain’t him and we will NEVER SUPPORT TRASH like this. THE SONG SUCKS, the FAKE VOICE SUCKS, and by goodness golly gosh they never did that s*** to ELVIS!!!! ANything to make a $$$ off the biggest recording star on Earth. Such a shame, such a shame!

  18. MCarey4Eva November 8, 2010

    stupid whoever buy this album…! 🙁

  19. daboss8791 November 8, 2010

    I don’t know if this is Michael or not, but I don know that I wouldn’t have given it a second thought had his Mom and company not brought it up. It’s a cool song though, but the end doesn’t sound like him.

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  20. B November 8, 2010

    Here’s the thing, MJ sings hard and whoever this is is tryin to me. I mean, his voice has changed some over the years, but something about this sounds slightly off. And not to mention the ad libs are really low. MJ’s ad libs are never low (meaning the volume); they are always loud. Secondly, the harmonies are off too. I know Jackson harmonies and those weren’t it.

  21. BENJAMIN November 8, 2010

    It’s not him, you’re not slick Sony.

  22. GagaIsLove November 8, 2010

    F*** Sony, F*** Sony, F*** Sony.

    THAT IS NOT MICHAEL JACKSON.

    Anything for money.

  23. Nanci November 8, 2010

    I think its him, it just sounds unmastered like they need to add some more base to it or something. It sounds like its not a final version yet but that is him. Especially towards the end…I just think they need to stop trying to make a profit off of him though. Even his own mom is over them…

  24. Robier November 8, 2010

    NOT MJ….. SOMEONE’S VOICE WAS MIXED IN WIT MJ’S VOICE

  25. Stoney-Brie November 8, 2010

    its not Michael Jackson.

  26. Nana Yaw November 8, 2010

    It’s Michael Jackson! If you listen to songs like 2000 watts you will notice that he sometimes sings like that.

  27. Rage November 8, 2010

    Hell Naw!!!!

    That n**** is not the King MJ!!! That record industry is full of s***. Sony b**** ass is goin straight to hell for that ish. And yes I do believe they would put out some fake ish of the King because he makes them the most money. No other can pull off what MJ has and still does so those fish heads are still using this great man to profit their pockets. And if this guy (impersonator) was to try and blackmail them, don’t you think that they could just have him or one of his family members erased? We are talking about an illuminati record label here. They ass the ones who killed MJ in the first place.

  28. chile please! November 8, 2010

    If anybody thinks this is MJ is a f****** fool & didn’t grow up to listening to MJ. This is not MJ NOT AT ALL! As soon as I heard WHOEVER this is singing this song I knew right off the back it’s not him. Hands down its not him.

  29. Rage November 8, 2010

    @nana yaw

    Yes I have heard 2000 watts from his invincible album (which I have 4 copies of) and still that is not him singing this Breaking News track. MJ has THE most distinctive, unique, unmistakeable, and unmatchable tone in this whole damn industry. He is an amazing artist and can change his voice to various pitch levels and tones but he still has power in his voice and this guy is absolutely weak. He couldn’t even do the world-famous “hee-hee-hee” correctly. I am a colossal MJ fanatic and I can assure you that this guy singing this song is NOT MJ.

  30. Rage November 8, 2010

    @Nanci

    Even the King MJ’s unmastered demo songs were amazing. They sound like finished products and his voice would not be crackin and s*** all over the song. MJ was a perfectionist and if this were supposed to be a final version he wouldn’t even let it go out. The difference between MJ and today’s average artist is that MJ REALLY cared about his music and his fans. He would never release “anything” or “something” just for notariety or so you can have something to listen to. Music was what he was born to do and he never would half step like this low-grade song.

  31. omione November 8, 2010

    @MIKE You have NO idea what the music industry is capable of… Michael Jackson even stated himself that SONY is the “devil”.

  32. Hit’em November 8, 2010

    This is Not the King Of Pops voice. These hating ass crackers need to be hanged for allowing this s*** to go out. Everyone knows M.J. voice. All his fans need to protest the entire industry for this B.S. Don’t buy another single album put out by any damn so-called artists after this. We will and shall shut that hyprocrisy of a industry down!!!!. These losers will be hearing from the Masses.

  33. nee November 8, 2010

    yea i think its him just singing in a deeper register

  34. royalkev November 8, 2010

    I hope the word gets out and noone supports this!

  35. Darren November 8, 2010

    wow. its sad that his voice is so heavily tuned and filtered on this track

  36. MJ – The Greatest Ever November 8, 2010

    Tell me credible people aren’t trying to pass this off as Michael Jackson. I’m almost insulted by this. Who do they think we are, Rihanna stans? o_0

  37. MJ – The Greatest Ever November 8, 2010

    Even if it was him and they just altered the living hell out of his voice to make it sound like this, I could also see why he wouldn’t have wanted it released. It’s clearly not as good as his released work. People who don’t have his ear shouldn’t be releasing inferior s*** under his name.

  38. Bobby from Bulgaria November 8, 2010

    OK, it’s not MJ…

    It’s JM… I guess… 🙂

  39. PLEASE LISTEN November 9, 2010

    ALL OF YOU ARE F****** STUPID

    If you didint read that the kids were saying it wasnt him……NONE OF YOU WOULD BE ON HERE BABBBLING THAT ITS NOT HIM

    SHUT THE F*** UP LIKE IF YA’LL KNOW S***…PLEASE

    SONY MUSIC ISNT THAT DUMB…..

  40. Lewis November 9, 2010

    if this is him…. doesn’t sound like him at all!

  41. Daniel November 9, 2010

    It is Michael Jackson.. its just a s*** song.

  42. jms November 9, 2010

    sooo nooooooooooooottttttttttttt hiiiiiiiiiimmmmmmmm!!!!!!!!!!!!

  43. dang November 9, 2010

    pretty good song, but doesn’t really sound like him…

  44. jamojackson November 9, 2010

    I know Michael Jacksons voice better then I know people in my own family.. and that my friends is clearly NOT MICHAEL JACKSON! Even if it were, michael may very well have laid down some vocals over the last few years but to unfinished, not produced tracks. Therfore, a Michael Jackson song doesnt begin and end with his vocals.. he produced, arranged and perfected every part of every single song he ever released and now that he is no longer here to do that, if Sony or whoever else does find REAL CREDIBLE MJ vocals, it will be them who have to complete the song and not MJ.. which means it is not a michael jackson song!!! I mean, people dont get it.. its not like britney spears who records some vocals and goes home for 2 weeks and waits until the studio lets her know that the track is completed and so she can listen to it… NO!! Michael Jackson made and obsessed over every aspect of his music from background vocals, even to things that are in the deep background of a song like vocal hiccups and pops etc… to which this new song “breaking news” includes none of! It does include however, a heap of male and female background vocals from some randoms… god knows who they brought in to do all this crap but they sure got a payday and signed a contract to keep quiet dont you worry about that! And whoever sings the MJ part did a medicore job at best.. I mean, any impersonator knows how to pull of a “hee hee hee” perfectly and that was terrible! Not to mention the song sounds dated to hell…MJ was not moving backward musically, he clearly was moving forward which is why he was getting Akon, Will i Am etc to produce tracks with… they think they know what he would have done and they were wrong.. trying to fool fans of Michaels will not work Sony! And i dont doubt that this Cascio guy had a hand in this too..anyone will do ANYTHING for the right amount! They have had ALOT of time to get this track right… from June 25th of O9 and to be totally honest… they have failed misrably. Now i am not going to say i dont believe any of the songs on this new album are MJ’s becuase i havent heard them yet but i will make my own judgements when i do. And for those of you who do think this is michaels all i can say is you guys are SOOOOO lucky because i would LOVE to live in a world where Michael Jackson is releasing new music to the public… except for one thing…… Michael Jackson passed away on June 25th 2009. His last album was and always will be as sad as it is for me to say because that was nearly 10 years ago…. Invincible.

    P.S – really listen to the voice who is singing about writing the obituary and if you still think that that is Michael Jackson….. then, i guess you need to have your hearing checked out! sorry!

  45. WaiMing November 9, 2010

    I’ve been listening to the King of Pop for almost 30 years. I doubt that’s Michael’s voice. Maybe Sony used technologically advanced machines to add some old audio clips onto this new song. Cool rhythm but definitely not his voice. It’s gonna be a ripped off from Sony Music. They just wanna milk Michael to the maximum velocity. Let the King rest in peace. Cheers!

  46. WaiMing November 9, 2010

    Did anyone of you notice the illustration art on the album’s cover? Just take a look at all Michael images at the background, they don’t even look like him. I think Sony can find a better artist to do the paintings. Even the Dangerous album’s cover art is much, much more better. Cheers!

  47. notok November 9, 2010

    um..this song terrible,,”like Michael Jackson”,,,are u serious..Sony just took a massive s*** on MJ’s grave by putting this out, the real MJ voice or not…the music industry folks do not give a f*ck, they will destroy any legacy for the money…this is SAD…the song really SUCKS and SONY knows it and released it anyway..that s*** is shady…

  48. REALLY-REALLY November 9, 2010

    DUH it aint him next!

  49. Maestro November 9, 2010

    ARE THE F****** SERIOUS!!????

    THIS IS NOT MICHAEL JACKSON… AT ALL… I MEAN WHO THE HELL DO THEY THINK WE ARE IDIOTS….
    I’ve been listening to Michael Jackson since I was born, like seriously reading his lyrics is how I learned to read so damn fast. SAD I KNOW BUT MJ IS MY DUDE …. AND IM WHAT PEOPLE WOULD CALL A MICHAEL JACKSON EXPERT…. AND THIS AINT HIM… AND FOR THEM TO TRY THIS IS SOME B*******
    AND THEY SERIOUS AS S*** TRYING TO PUT THIS OUT LIKE ‘OH THEY’LL NEVER KNOW THE DIFFERENCE’ B******* SONY… SONY MAYBE MIKE WAS RIGHT ABOUT Y’ALL… THE DEVIL MIGHT SERIOUSLY BE AT PLAY HERE
    AND YES THIS ENTIRE POST IS IN CAPS BECAUSE IM PISSED THE F*** OFF THAT THEY EVEN TRIED TO PUT THIS OUT THERE LIKE NO ONE WOULD FIGURE THIS OUT…
    THE KIDS SAID IT… I’M SAYING IT… THAT IS NOT MICHAEL JACKSON… CUTE DEMO… BUT THAT AINT THE KING … NOT BY A LONG SHOT

  50. Dominic November 9, 2010

    I AM DISGUSTED. I KNEW FROM HEARING THE 1ST FEW WORDS OF THIS SONG THAT IT WASN’T MICHAEL. I BELIEVE IT TO BE A VOCAL IMPERSONATOR BY THE NAME OF JASON MALACHI. LOOK HIM UP ON YOUTUBE. IT’S FUNNY HOW EVERYTHING ABOUT HIM HAS DISAPPEARED ALL OF A SUDDEN. SONY ARE TRYING TO GIVE US SONGS SUNG BY AN IMPOSTER AND WE CAN NOT LET THIS HAPPEN! IF THEY GIVE US AN ALBUM FULL OF SONGS SUNG BY THAT IMPOSTER, THEN I WILL NOT BE BUYING IT!

  51. jamojackson November 9, 2010

    Thats right DOMINIC.. it is not Michael Jackson singing the vocals on this track! Nor was any of the production done by Michael, something we he always has full and final say over. I and every other true MJ fan across the world realized this after hearing the first few lines which came out of the impersonators mouth! We do believe it is Jason Malachi, who has been impersonating MJ for quite awhile and does an okay job of it, however, not good enough to disguise the truth from us fans. We also know that Sony, who have cunningly tried to manipulate MJ fans to make big dollars have hidden the shady vocals under over the top background vocals (both male and female) and an extremely outdated pop hit. Also MJ would never sing his name like that in a track, nor would he make a fast track without his trademark ad-libs, vocal hiccups, pops and background beatsbox’s which he does himself. (something which u only hears when paying very close attention to to background layers of MJ’s faster songs.. It is also a rip off of Tabloid Junkie!! How can Sony call a song which Michael Jackson doesnt sing on, had no control or knowledge of the production the music.. Nothing… How can they release it as a new MJ track? Well… because they know that theres big money to be made and they will do whatever it takes to make it!!! Also Jason Malachi closed down his Youtube account just recently and is nowhere to be found… He would have been paid HUGE dollars to not only sing on the track, but then to keep quiet about it as well. The Jackson family agree with the fans that it is not MJ singing and i just hope that the public arent gulloble enough to buy into this rubbish!! Not to say that none of the songs on this new album arent Michaels unreleased tracks… we will have to hear them to find out but i reckon at least half of them will be totally fake.. i would not be suprised at all as BREAKING NEWS is 100 percent FAKE!!! listen to Jason on youtube and you will hear the exact voice in the song… everything down to the quiver in the voice!! its sooo disgusting what they are doing!!!

  52. ELLA November 10, 2010

    $ONY SUCKS!!

    They are part of the reason MJ’s reputation and life were dismantled.

    Did yall know that evil f***** Tommy Mottolla is writing his memoirs NOW. Why now of all times?

    I will NOT purchase any posthumous “Michael Jackson” album. $ONY can kiss my ass!!

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