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Michael Jackson's New Song -- Mystery Scream

11/5/2010 1:45 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Sony has just released a teaser to Michael Jackson's new album "MICHAEL" due out next month ... but there's a big controversy over whether some of the vocals are real or fake.



In the teaser, which promotes the album's big song, "Breaking News," all we hear from Michael Jackson is a brief scream.



The question ... is it Michael Jackson's scream or that of an impostor???

By the way ... someone we know has heard the entire album and says it's "unbelievably good."  Our spy says some of the tracks sound a little like Justin Timberlake, but they are all Michael.



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91.

mj fan forever    

It IS absolutely Michael's voice!!! Sony is NOT so stupid to spend 250 million dollars for an imposter and to fake his precious and incomparable voice!! Katherine lied and manipulated her grandchildren!!! SHAME ON YOU!!!

LOVE AND MISS YOU TOO MUCH MICHAEL!!!! I WISH YOU WERE HERE!!!!

1347 days ago
92.

Siggisis    

MiMi
Can't Handle The
Truth About Her
God & King In The Gold Pants.


{Te Hehe..Is It Me?}

Posted at 1:09 PM on Nov 5, 2010 by OhWell

No, this is you:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IFNLqz8TLqM&feature=player_embedded

1347 days ago
93.

mymjj5    

another snooze news story on tmz!!

1347 days ago
94.

MiMi    

Siggi

That video of UnWell has me lmao everytime!

1347 days ago
95.

Uschi from Germany    

Michael Jackson forever !!!
You are not alone
Always in my Heart
<3<3<3<3<3<3<3<3<3<3<3<3<3

1347 days ago
96.

Siggisis    

Siggi

That video of UnWell has me lmao everytime!

Posted at 1:18 PM on Nov 5, 2010 by MiMi

He takes "pants" to another level! ;-) LOL OMG LOLOLOLOL

1347 days ago
97.

MiMi    

LoL LoL LoL!!!!

1347 days ago
98.

Cathy    

Second, no one, I say NO ONE can imitate MJ's voice. It is one of a kind and each despicable attempt to do so will inevitably result into a failure meaning the prompt recongition of an imitator. You don't need experts for this, you just need to listen to his music.

This album will top the charts worldwide.

Posted at 1:05 PM on Nov 5, 2010 by Duff-Man1991
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Yeah, I basically agree with this. Michael's voice was so distinctive (both speaking and singing voice) that I think it is impossible to imitate him accurately enough to fool anyone who has a clue. I'm thinking about Kip Lennon who imitated Michael's voice over the years with Michael's permission. He (Kip) did that Simpsons episode years ago and he imitated Michael's voice on the "Happy Birthday Lisa" song. Lennon is good, and the song sounded good. BUT YOU CAN STILL TELL IT'S NOT MICHAEL. Michael wrote the song "Happy Birthday Lisa" and he also did a rendition of it that was eventually released on the Simpson's album, "Songs in the Key of Springfield". But Michael's singing voice could not be heard on the television episode because of copyright issues. So there are two versions of the song out there -- Kip's and Michael's. The difference is discernible, even though Kip's version is very close. Lennon was probably the best MJ imitator out there in terms of voice. Michael himself approved of Kip's vocal imitations - even got a kick out of them. But again, you can still tell the difference.

No way Sony would put out an album, claim it to be Michael, and know instead that some or all of the songs were sung by an impersonator. The fans would easily be able to tell, and the backlash (monetary) for Sony would be irreparable. They wouldn't do it. Michael's voice is too difficult to imitate well enough to fool the public who has been listening to the real thing for the past 40 years.

I too think the album will do well, although I don't expect the final products to be up to the standards of Michael's previous work, simply because he wasn't here to mix and polish the songs.

1347 days ago
99.

cuore    

ღღღღღღღATTENTION MJ TRUE HARDCORE FANSღღღღღღღ

Let yourself be manipulated not by a bunch of idiots that try with all means destroy His Legacy.It's Michael's Voice without a doubt.

DON'T BOYCOTT MICHAEL!!! LET HIM NOT FALL!!! ALL FOR L.O.V.E

1347 days ago
100.

MiMi    


Harvey on TMZ Live said he has heard that MJ's album is unbelievably great!

He also predicts this album will exceed Thriller in sales.

That was always Michael's dream to have a cd that surpassed Thriller.

So sad though that if it does, that Michael is not here to witness it.

1347 days ago
101.

MiMi    


@ffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffff


Your a misinformed uneducated twit.

1347 days ago
102.

Siggisis    

So sad though that if it does, that Michael is not here to witness it.

Posted at 1:39 PM on Nov 5, 2010 by MiMi

Heart wrenching. :´( But great that he won´t be forgotten anytime soon.

1347 days ago
103.

Cathy    

He also predicts this album will exceed Thriller in sales.

That was always Michael's dream to have a cd that surpassed Thriller.

So sad though that if it does, that Michael is not here to witness it.

Posted at 1:39 PM on Nov 5, 2010 by MiMi
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If this happens, it would be the ultimate irony. Michael spent all the years of his life after 1983 trying to achieve this.

1347 days ago
104.

srevero    

Can't really know, nothing really to judge by. I'll wait until reviews are in by Michael's fans, before determining wheather I'll purchase it. Love you, Michael.....RIP!

1347 days ago
105.

Hardy    

Not. His. Voice.

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