Do You Think This Is Michael Jackson Singing On New Song “Breaking News”?

Robbie Daw | November 8, 2010 8:07 am

Alright, Michael Jackson fans—we need you to step up and verify whether or not this is actually the real King Of Pop’s voice on “new” (read: unreleased track that originally went into production three years ago) MJ tune “Breaking News.” Because our ears, which grew up with Michael’s music constantly playing somewhere or other in the background, are having major doubts. Listen below. Sony unveiled “Breaking News” today as the first preview off forthcoming posthumous Jackson album Michael (due out December 14). And indeed, there is plenty of skepticism revolving around the fact that is supposed to be The Gloved One’s actual voice (imagine that?) on the track.

Hear for yourself:

[wpaudio url=”//″ text=”Michael Jackson – Breaking News” dl=”0″] UK paper the Guardian is reporting that Michael’s mother, Katherine Jackson, is claiming that several songs on the upcoming Michael LP are fake. Katherine and other Jackson family members are set to be interviewed today on The Oprah Winfrey Show.

Says the Guardian:

“The songs in question were apparently recorded in 2007, while Michael was living in New Jersey with his friends the Cascio family. ‘[Katherine] says the Cascios have added some things and given the Sony corporation false tracks,’ reporter Diane Dimond said. Jackson’s father, Joseph, and his children, Paris and Prince, also claim it is not always Michael’s singing voice.”

Either way, “Breaking News” is kind of a breaking snooze, and you can hear why this song remained unreleased all this time, even with the additional glossy production cleanup that likely went on following Jackson’s death. Besides, that is the weakest “Eeee-heee-heeee!” we’ve ever heard.

Guess we’ll wait and see if Oprah gets the scoop as to which songs are allegedly not the real deal. And until then, we’ll have Michael’s Dangerous single “Who Is It” playing on repeat .