Michael Jackson album coming and the working title is Xscape.
Executive producer, L.A. Reid, took
the lead in cultivating recordings from Jackson in which his vocals were
completed, and Reid went about “contemporizing” each one. The album’s
head producer was Timbaland, with additional work courtesy of Rodney Jerkins, Stargate, Jerome “Jroc” Harmon and John McClain.
“Michael left behind some musical performances that we take great
pride in presenting through the vision of music producers that he either
worked directly with or expressed strong desire to work with,” Reid
said in a statement on Monday. “We are extremely proud and honored to
present this music to the world.”
Xscape continues the tradition of naming Jackson’s albums
after one of its songs. The title track was written and produced by
Jackson and Jerkins, who recorded the original with the singer.
Epic will release a deluxe edition of the album that will include all
the sourced recordings in their original form. Both the standard and
deluxe editions are available Tuesday (April 1) for preorder on iTunes
A global campaign will incorporate One Sony sister
companies, including Sony Network Entertainment.
According to, Timbaland will be the lead producer on the highly anticipated album.