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New Michael Jackson Album Leaks on Internet

12/6/2010 4:08 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Michael Jackson's highly anticipated new album is now the victim of music pirates ... ALL 10 tracks from "MICHAEL" have leaked online -- a week before its official release date.

Michael Jackson New Album Leaked

The tracks are now up on several file sharing websites ... and unless Sony Music authorized it -- this is a clear case of illegal piracy.

The official, aka legal, release date is next Tuesday -- December 14.

UPDATE: Sony had no comment.

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76.

Brandon    

Every new album and Blu-Ray/DVD are leaked in this day and age. This isn't news.

1361 days ago
77.

juney    

If Sony Music has "no comment" to the leak of the entire album, then who do you think did the leaking? Sony will do ANYTHING FOR MONEY AND ANYTHING TO GET PEOPLE TO BUY THIS ALBUM.

I'm not buying the album because I prefer to have my Michael Jackson alive and well, not the figment of the imaginations of teddy riley, sony, branca and mcclain, thank you very much.

As for the Cascio family, they sounded sincere, but very odd they appear on ORCA who works for Sony, just a week before the album is released. Of course Eddie Cascio wants people to buy it, he supposedly produced three of the tracks; however, I believe these songs were in the formative stage, brought to fruition by Teddy Riley and some amazing digital instrumentation.

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78.

Daphne     

I pre-ordered 5 CDs. I'm looking forward to this album.

Posted at 7:33 PM on Dec 6, 2010 by 4MJ

Hope u had pre-ordered them, one by one. This is how they count the sales chart, may be its just in the U.K. like this, but whatever, its nice to know that u ordered so many. I pre-ordered 2 albums & downloaded 3 for Hold My Hand. MJ rawks.

1361 days ago
79.

Ricky Bobby    

EON8 were the ones that leaked it.

1361 days ago
80.

HumanNature    

THANK YOU!!!

FOR HELPING THE FANS KEEP THE "KING" OF ALL MUSIC, MICHAEL JOSEPH JACKSON #1 ON TMZ!!!!!

WHO "LOVE" MJ MORE THAN US?????

OhWell!!!!

1361 days ago
81.

on MJJ's side    

im going to get it now! and i plan to buy album Michael

1361 days ago
82.

themaestrosgirl    

True Michael fans will buy the record legitimately and I think there are enough of us to take it to no. 1 worldwide in spite of it being leaked online. Everyone is free to do what they want, and I know we're all watching our wallets in these times, but what would bother me is a "spite" download from someone who's thinking "It's not what Michael would have wanted us to hear, so I'm going to boycott the album/Sony, but I'm still going to get the music for free..."
I'm in Belgium, and last night on TV there was a brief preview of "Michael" with the words "vanaf te koop'" I know "te koop" means for sale...No idea what "vanaf" means. So maybe it will be released early here? Anyway, I already ordered the record from the website, ordered it on Itunes, and if I see it in the store, this week, I'll buy it too.
Michael loved being no. 1, and I think we owe it to him to do what we can to get him there worldwide.
On another note, I find it a bizarre coincidence that all this is happening at a particularly trying time in my life, and each time I feel ready to give up, there is a flash of Michael on TV, or an article somewhere, or a new song comes out (leaked or not) and I get the strength to continue fighting.

1361 days ago
84.

nobleday    

Glad MJ had some good people around him. The Casios and Teddy Riley were a credit to him. Hope wherever he has what he is looking for.

1361 days ago
85.

4MJ    

I pre-ordered 5 CDs. I'm looking forward to this album.

Posted at 7:33 PM on Dec 6, 2010 by 4MJ

Hope u had pre-ordered them, one by one. This is how they count the sales chart, may be its just in the U.K. like this, but whatever, its nice to know that u ordered so many. I pre-ordered 2 albums & downloaded 3 for Hold My Hand. MJ rawks.

Posted at 8:12 PM on Dec 6, 2010 by Daphne

Thanks. I heard it's the same way here with the sales chart so I bought the 5 CDs in 3 separate orders.

1361 days ago
86.

Cherwood    

All for LOVE??
C'mon now! We know these leaks are Sony's way of keeping this CD on everyone's minds....AS IF.....
The CD has MICHAEL'S NAME attached to it--why do they think it needs MORE introduction? Hello??
Alright, I guess they may be scared that the controversy over the tracks being HALF-BAKED, HALF-PRODUCED, and HALF-.......I'll leave that to your imagination.....but I guess the brue over authenticity could affect sales, but if this site is any indication, not so much.....
It seems fans have NO problem supporting the very thing that tried to destroy Michael and may have even been a party to his death......
But let's not think about that, let's just focus on owning the latest piece of memorabilia being SHOVED down our throats.....and while we're at it, let's be sure to catch EVERY Oprah show until she goes off air to make sure she gets the ratings she deserves for exploiting Michael on a weekly basis....
After all, isn't that what's important? Justice be damned.......
-#21: get it right, you definitely are on it with this one! You wrote:
Other then that all we can do is wish that more people that claim they love MJ, really did and do, while those of us that do work on behalf of MJ, FOR him and his legacy TO PPB = HIS HEART and SOUL.
Posted at 12:20 PM on Dec 6, 2010 by get it right
Welcome to my NIGHTMARE! It really distresses me to have to say it, but I have to say that I'm EXTREMELY disappointed in the Fans for buying into this Michael CD debacle, AND watching every Oprah show that involves Michael. They don't seem to realize that by buying these CD's and watching that show, they are EMPOWERING the very people they despise--people who hurt Michael and CONTINUE to hurt him with their attempts to trash his legacy: Sony with the HALF-BAKED, WATERED DOWN TRACKS that Michael NEVER wanted released (with the exception of a few from the past,) and Oprah with her NEVERENDING INQUISITION on the Allegations and Drug use.......
These enemies of Michael are BULLIES, who have the GALL to use his own Supporters against him--they've taken a page straight out of satan's business standards....DIVIDE AND CONQUER!!
And worst of all, they're laughing all the way to the bank, with YOUR money in their pocket. Oye.
-#45: Paulette, I haven't seen any clips of this O show, but I'm sure everyone on there was respectful of Michael, my question is, WHY GO ON A SHOW WITH A HOST THAT CONSTANTLY DEGRADES YOUR SO-CALLED FRIEND EVERY CHANCE SHE GETS!!
Sorry for the caps, but I'm a bit angry about this! I knew about the Cascios and Riley going on the show, but I was hoping that at least ONE of them would set Oprah straight. All of the shows she's done on Michael with family and friends who KNOW how she talks about MIchael and NOT ONE of them had the heart or sense to even QUESTION her motives???
Words fail me here.......
Let me just say that there is NO WAY anyone would get away with trashing my family or friend on their show, and then I have the opportunity to face them and I say NOTHING???
What, are these idiots scared of her or something?
Since she INSISTS on saying so many NEGATIVE things against Michael, I plan to write her Producers and ask for EQUAL TIME--I'd like to do Interviews where I bring a bunch of people on and ask them about the TRASH on HER--her fake relationship with Stedman, he alleged relationship with Gayle, the stories about her RUDENESS to fans, and on and on....let's see how she likes it......
-#55: Chic, the cascios and Riley went on Oprah to sell the CD so they would get their cut. It's all about the Jacksons and I don't mean Tito and Jermy, either....
Why else would they go on the show of a BANSHEE WOLF who wants to bolster her ratings by feeding off of someone else's demise?
If they had asked her even ONE question about why she treats Michael this way, I would be cool with them......they may have LUV'D Michael, but they didn't really L.O.V.E. him.....BIG DIFFERENCE.......
And for the record, any SANE person knows Michael's voice was on the tracks, so Riley wasn't revealing anything there, the point is: WHO ELSE WAS ON THE TRACK WITH HIM? My Problem with Sony, the Cascios and Riley is that they tried to say it was all Michael at first, and when the fans were too quick for them and called them out, they backtracked and admitted that they used some other guy to finish the songs. They also used a WHOLE lot of sampling and AUTOTUNE which is why the tracks sound OVERPRODUCED and CONTRIVED--NOWHERE NEAR the GENIUS of Michael!!
-#57: mysteria, any self-respecting Michael Supporter knows the Cascios from WAY back in the day when the sons were children...it was HARDLY a secret...C'mon now!
-#89: Juney, you are my HERO tonight! You wrote:
If Sony Music has "no comment" to the leak of the entire album, then who do you think did the leaking? Sony will do ANYTHING FOR MONEY AND ANYTHING TO GET PEOPLE TO BUY THIS ALBUM.
I'm not buying the album because I prefer to have my Michael Jackson alive and well, not the figment of the imaginations of teddy riley, sony, branca and mcclain, thank you very much.
As for the Cascio family, they sounded sincere, but very odd they appear on ORCA who works for Sony, just a week before the album is released. Of course Eddie Cascio wants people to buy it, he supposedly produced three of the tracks; however, I believe these songs were in the formative stage, brought to fruition by Teddy Riley and some amazing digital instrumentation.
Posted at 8:03 PM on Dec 6, 2010 by juney
Had to repost it in it's entirety...it was that SPOT ON!!!
-#94: themaestrogirl, that's WONDERFUL that Michael is giving you the strength to fight on....God uses many methods to give us what we need and he DEFINITELY used Michael for those purposes as Michael would be the first to admit....
As for the downloads, I doubt anyone would do it for spite, and I hope you haven't given anyone ideas about that. Clearly, I am against the CD, but I have no intention of trying to get it, online or otherwise simply because most of the tracks are so FAR from anything Michael would've approved of that I don't even feel like they have anything to do with him....
Michael I miss you, I LOVE you, I want you BACK.....

Cher
MJJ Justice League 2009--WE ARE HERE TO CHANGE THE WORLD!!!
No Peace till Justice!
MICHAEL--IL.O.V.E.U4EVER and MISS-U-SO-MUCH!!

1361 days ago
87.

nobleday    

MJ was/is a proud man who should not be underestimated. He didn't get as far as he did without knowing some things.

He always looked sad whenever people questioned his abilities. MJ had to be an intelligent guy given his many accomplishments.

1361 days ago
88.

Andie    

Sony will do ANYTHING FOR MONEY AND ANYTHING TO GET PEOPLE TO BUY THIS ALBUM.
Posted at 11:30 PM on Dec 6, 2010 by Cherwood

Hey Cher!! So agree with this - and I still won't be buying the CD. Nothing I've heard has changed my mind from a few weeks ago.

As for Oprah - Just to p--s me off further, she's now in Australia! WTH did we do to deserve that? Deport her already LOL

1361 days ago
89.

pauline    

I think Tmz really needs to start moderating their comments. The stuff people post here are really horrible and cruel. I believe in freedom of speech, but calling someone a "freak" and saying you are glad they died is just downright awful. Why would you say that about another human being? especially one you didn't even know? I really hope the Jackson family doesn't visit this website.

1361 days ago
90.

Andie    

"Sony will do ANYTHING FOR MONEY AND ANYTHING TO GET PEOPLE TO BUY THIS ALBUM"

Hey Juney - I meant to mention that you made the original comment - sorry, my bad! Great post :)

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