By: Savannah Smith | 08-27-2018 | Entertainment
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“Who’s Bad?” Sony Music Admits Then Denies Faking Michael Jackson Songs in 2010 Posthumous Album

Sony Music released a posthumous Michael Jackson album in 2010 featuring what they claimed then as unreleased songs from the popular singer’s archive.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Michael Jackson may not have sung lead vocals on posthumous album – Sony <a href=""></a></p>&mdash; The Guardian (@guardian) <a href="">August 24, 2018</a></blockquote> <script async src="" charset="utf-8"></script>

The said album, however, received a strong backlash after MJ fans protested and said certain songs on the album was definitely not sung by the King of Pop. Jackson’s family also spoke and also asserted that it is not their king singing some of the songs in the album.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">The truth about the FAKE SONGS released on posthumous 2010 Michael Jackson album &quot;Michael&quot; MUST come out. Thankfully, progress is happening, &amp; we are doing our part to spread the word. We sat down for a livestream with author <a href="">@damienshields</a> to discuss! <a href=""></a> <a href=""></a></p>&mdash; Casey Rain || S-Endz (@CaseyRain) <a href="">August 25, 2018</a></blockquote> <script async src="" charset="utf-8"></script>

One Michael Jackson's fan, Ver Serova, even took the extra mile and filed a class-action lawsuit against the album’s producers in 2014 for fraud and deception.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Any so-called Michael Jackson fan who still supports the fake Cascio songs on the 2010 &quot;Michael&quot; album is either deaf,an idiot, or paid off.</p>&mdash; Casey Rain || S-Endz (@CaseyRain) <a href="">August 16, 2015</a></blockquote> <script async src="" charset="utf-8"></script>

Court documents released recently now drop the big revelation that Sony has admitted, after all, that several songs including “Breaking News”, “Keep Your Head Up”, and the 50 Cent collaboration “Monster” were actually performed by a sound-alike of the singing icon. The voice impersonator is named Jason Malachi.

Malachi himself confessed to the alleged fraud in a Facebook post in 2011 where he wrote:

“Sheesh guys, I guess it’s time to confess. I’ve lied to many people, including someone today, but… it was me. It was me who sang Breaking News, Keep Your Head Up, Monster and Stay.”

He added in his confession that he had an agreement with the record company, “but now the cat is out of the bag.” He also said “sorry” to all his fans and to all “fellow Michael Jackson fans.”

At first, the impression from the court documents signifies that Sony is admitting the fraud but that it only believed the producers’ claims that the songs were really Michael’s. The recording label, however, asserted that is should not be held liable for such a fraud.

Then Sony reacted when the court documents regarding the case were reported by the media. It is now pushing back and claiming “it didn’t concede anything.”

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Sony is deflecting claims that Michael Jackson songs were fakes <a href=""></a></p>&mdash; Bloomberg (@business) <a href="">August 24, 2018</a></blockquote> <script async src="" charset="utf-8"></script>

Zia Modabber of Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP, who is representing both Sony Music and the Jackson estate in the matter says in a statement: “No one has conceded that Michael Jackson did not sing on the songs.”

Modabber adds: “The hearing Tuesday was about whether The First Amendment protects Sony Music and the Estate and there has been no ruling on the issue of whose voice is on the recordings.”

A decision on whether Sony has any culpability or not is expected within 90 days.


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Anonymous No. 35223 2018-08-27 : 03:00

It's just all about the money with these evil people! Greed is definitely the root of all evil.

Anonymous No. 35248 2018-08-27 : 06:14

yes to exploit the memory of someone dead and exploit the love of his adoring fans for profit, very bad indeed. sony should pay huge!

Anonymous No. 35250 2018-08-27 : 06:47


Calm down Donald

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