Michael Jackson’s record label deny vocals on new track ‘Breaking News’ are fake

Sony Music counters claims from Jackson's family that his vocals aren't legitimate

Michael Jackson‘s record label Sony Music has denied that the vocals on new song ‘Breaking News’ were not recorded by him.

The label said it has “complete confidence” that the recording features Jackson singing the main vocals, reports BBC News, after his nephews TJ and Tarryl took to Twitter to say they believe otherwise.

The track, taken from Jackson’s forthcoming posthumous album ‘Michael’, is online now at Breakingnews.michaeljackson.com.

Writing on Twitter, TJ Jackson accused the song of “deceptively merging shady vocals with MJ samples”, while Tarryl Jackson implied that a soundalike had been used on the track.

“Sounding like Michael Jackson and being Michael Jackson are two different things,” he Tweeted, adding that he was in the studio when the track was originally being recorded.

In a further Tweet he said that he believes there are unreleased tracks featuring Jackson‘s vocals on the forthcoming album, which he will support “100 per cent”, but added: “I will not support ‘Breaking News’ and a few others because it simply is not him.”

Sony Music said that it has “complete confidence in the results of our extensive research, as well as the accounts of those who were in the studio with Michael, that the vocals on the new album are his own”.

Both TJ and Tarryl Jackson are the sons of Tito Jackson.

Mark Ronson, who produced a Michael Jackson track submitted for inclusion on the album, has confirmed that his song definitely features the vocals of the self-styled king of pop.

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