Upon one year after pop legend Michael Jackson’s death, the Sony Music company had released his final album entitled “Michael Jackson; The King of Pop”. The album featured Jackson’s greatest hits from the 1980s such as Rock With You and Don’t Stop Till You Get Enough as well as his more uncommon songs such as Girlfriend and Get on the Floor. The album became highly successful with over 13 million purchases. Recently, however, fans of the pop singer became skeptical of the album alleging that Jackson’s vocals “were not truly his”.
USA Today reports that Sony Music “withdrew the tracks ‘Breaking News,’ ‘Monster’ and ‘Keep Your Head Up’ — which fans insist use singer Jason Malachi’s vocals and not Jackson’s — from the album ‘as the simplest and best way to move beyond the conversation associated with these tracks once and for all.” These allegations were created by Vera Serova who filed a lawsuit on Edward Cascio and James Porte, the CEOs of Sony Music, for false information and fabricating to the public.
“The albums other tracks remain available”, says Porte. “Nothing should be read into this action concerning the authenticity of the tracks –it is just time to move beyond the distraction surrounding them.” Still, fans had taken to Twitter accusing Cascio and Porte of being “smooth criminals” and demand to know other information about the singer that Sony Music lied about.
Jason Malachi weighs in on the controversy and tries to quell the uncertainty by always remembering the singer as the “King of Pop” and singing Hero from the same artists while attempting to moonwalk. He also encourages the public to “keep their head up”, in reference of one of his songs, and “remember Jackson in your hearts forever”.