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MJ Soundalike -- I Sang Songs on New 'Michael' Album

1/16/2011 12:20 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

A guy who once fooled the public into thinking a song of his was really sung by Michael Jackson is claiming he sang a few of the songs on the new "Michael" album  ... and not MJ.

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Back in 2007, a song called "Mamacita" made the rounds ... with people thinking it was a new MJ track. Turned out it was done by a guy named Jason Malachi, who sounded just like the King of Pop.

Today, Malachi took to his Facebook page and made this claim:

"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.

"I had a agreement with the record company, but now the cat is out of the bag. Sorry to all my fans, and fellow Michael Jackson fans."

Check out Jason's most recent work below ... gotta admit, kinda MJ-esque.



Calls to Sony have not yet been returned.

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136.

MiMi    

Likewise

dumlama

1274 days ago
137.

WillOTheWisp    

NOT EVEN CLOSE!!!!!!

1274 days ago
138.

susie    

susieq?

Awwwww I love it!!!

You win MiMi. Do you want the lollypop or the Teddy bear? Opsss sorry, the Teddy bear is sick, it sees dumb ppl, just like you.

Btw... duilama is right!

1274 days ago
139.

john    

There seems to be no info about jason malachai anywhere on the internet... this seems to be a little mysterious on my case. I have yet to see his albums anywhere or any concert dates or videos of jason anywhere. There are also very little pictures of him on the internet (only about 5 i have seen) and i've noticed one of his pictures were on a magazine cover called 2fuse...that magazine does not exist

who really is jason malachai?


Go do research on this "Jason Malachai" and you will find very VERY little info on him or it.. this is really mysterious

If Jason was able to release two albums don't you think there would be more info about him anywhere?

I really hope people look into this subject

1274 days ago
140.

tigerlily    

C'MON TMZ!!!!! How can you post this **** without confirming it's even Malachi's page 1st??? I know you're a tabloid site but you are one the more respected ones for your reporting accuracy! PLEASE let's keep it that way! CONFIRM CONFIRM CONFIRM before reporting false stories!!

1274 days ago
141.

Zooboxs.com    

Wow its bonkers how much he sounds like him!! Journey into the Wild www.Zooboxs.com

1274 days ago
142.

Janar    

WHAT A LIAR!! So called "fans" started this rumor tossing in this guys name, now he is playing off of it! IT'S ALL BULLSCHIT, LEAVE MICHAELS LEGACY ALONE!!

JASON: STOP USING MICHAEL JACKSON TO FURTHER YOUR OWN CAREER, LOSER!!

SHAME ON YOU!! LIAR

Posted at 5:24 PM on Jan 16, 2011 by I LOVE MJ


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That's exactly how this guy's name got into the mix (from Michael's so-called fans)which whether they know it or not, is an insult to Michael Jackson. This guy's name is not mentioned in the MICHAEL cd credits at all. Michael Jackson is listed as the writer of the songs that he mentioned. And some of the songs on the cd are listed as being written by other people such as Lenny Kravitz, but sung by Michael Jackson himself.

And as for Breaking News and Monster, the booklet that comes with the cd, has Teddy Riley listed as the mixer and producer of those songs and also sung by Michael Jackson. So, to Michael Jackson's so-called fans, the cd comes with a booklet that gives information on everyone involved in each song.

Which is decent.

1274 days ago
143.

susie    

Posted at 8:19 PM on Jan 16, 2011 by OhWell
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Yeah!

VOX POPULI VOX DEI!

1274 days ago
144.

MJ is the Greatest of all    

JASON YOU KNOW DAMN WELL THAT IS NOT YOU ON THE CD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! IT'S ANOTHER GUY THEY HIRED TO TRY TO SOUND LIKE MJ!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! GET A LIFE JASON!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! GET A LIFE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

1274 days ago
145.

MiMi    

Gee lil susie


I think it rather odd that a so called fan of MJ's like yourself seems to side with most all the haters on the board.


So what does that make you?

1274 days ago
146.

MiMi    

Oh and look at UnWell trying to jump in the game.


UnWell the racist homophobic pr+ck who taunts and clones everyone at every chance he can get.

1274 days ago
147.

Daniel    

I want my money back if this is true....but wow im in shock...wtf SONY???!

1274 days ago
148.

Janar    

#22

You're an idiot. How will Malachi be sued for telling the truth. He can only be sued if there was a confidentiality agreement. If there wasnt he cant be sued. SONY, and MJ estate will be sued for false advertising and misrepresentation. That def. screws this album from getting any grammys noms at all. SMH.

Posted at 5:27 PM on Jan 16, 2011 by Truth


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#22 is not an idiot, buts makes plenty of sense. If this is the one actually saying this, then he is a liar because for one, the song Stay is not even on the cd, just like his name is not on the cd in any of the credits.

But other reputable artists' names are listed on the cd, like Akon.

This person is no where near in Michael Jackson's league. And no reputable artist is going to work with him on falsifying anything of Michael Jackson.

1274 days ago
149.

MJ is the Greatest of all    

HOW DARE TMZ INSULT MJ BY SAYING THIS GUY SOUNDS JUST LIKE HIM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! CLEAN YOUR EARS PEOPLE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! HE SOUNDS NOTHING LIKE MJ!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! NOTHING NOTHING NOTHING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

1274 days ago
150.

Janar    

I had a agreement with the record company, but now the cat is out of the bag. Sorry to all my fans, and fellow Michael Jackson fans."

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THIS IS AN OUTRIGHT LIE. Which record company could he have possibly had an agreement with, because there were several record companies that worked on the MICHAEL cd. I don't believe this guy put this stuff out here, because him being an artist/singer would know better. And to put it out via Facebook is even worse and less creditable as opposed to going through the media. PLEASE. This stuff has been out for awhile now about him sounding like Michael Jackson, and we have never seen him in public saying from own mouth that he sang songs for Michael Jackson.

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