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The Michael Jacskon estate and Epic Records have announced exciting news for fans of the beloved pop icon -- new music is coming!
Label executive L.A. Reid announced on March 31 that a new album, titled "Xscape," will feature eight new tracks that were recorded prior to Jackson's untimely death in 2009. The album will be available for pre-order on April 1, with an official release date set for May 13.
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Conrad Murray, Michael Jackson's former doctor who was convicted in his death, was released from jail on Monday.
Conrad Murray was released from a downtown Los Angeles jail at 12:01 a.m., according to the sheriff's office. A change in California law allowed his incarceration time to be significantly cut down.
Michael Jackson is still proving to be a top-selling artist even years after his death.
The King of Pop landed in the No. 1 spot on Forbes list of top-earning dead celebrities, which was released on Wednesday, Oct. 23. The singer beat out celebs like Elvis Presley and Elizabeth Taylor to claim the top spot.
A Los Angeles jury has rejected a claim that concert promoter AEG Live was negligent in hiring Conrad Murray, the former doctor who caused Michael Jackson's 2009 death.
The verdict was announced on Wednesday, Oct. 2. The jury, made up of six women and six men, found that AEG Live hired Murray, who was in 2011 jailed for involuntary manslaughter, but that he was not unfit or incompetent to perform work for which he was hired.
Rapper Kanye West opened up to the U.K.'s BBC Radio 1 about different aspects of his career and compared his career to the late Michael Jackson's.
West, who recently welcomed a daughter with girlfriend Kim Kardashian and released the No. 1 album "Yeezus" over the summer, made his comments to host Zane Lowe in an exclusive sit down. (Warning: West's full interview with BBC Radio 1 contains numerous expletives throughout.)
Michael Jackson would have celebrated his 55th birthday on Thursday, Aug. 29, 2013.
Check out 17 of our favorite vintage photos of the late King of Pop, who died on June 25, 2009. Our gallery includes images from the 1970s, when he was a young member of the Jackson Five, to the 1980s and 1990s, during Jackson's rise to fame.
Cirque du Soleil debuted a new show that pays tribute to the late Michael Jackson and the singer's son, Prince, was in attendance.
In addition, Michael's brothers were also at the event and Jackie Jackson gave an update on Michael's daughter Paris, who did not attend the show.
Michael Jackson's eldest son, Prince Jackson recently testified at the wrongful death trial his family is currently involved in with AEG Live, a concert promotion company that had organized a London tour Michael was preparing for before he died in 2009.
The Jackson family claims the company hired Conrad Murray, the singer's private doctor who was jailed in 2011 for involuntary manslaughter over his death. AEG Live denies any wrongdoing.