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Michael Jackson Spot on Billboard Awards Could be a Thriller

Michael-Jackson-billboard-awards-2014Michael Jackson will create another slice of history at this year’s Billboard Music Awards.

On what already promises to be one of the year’s stand-out music events, the 2014 award show is expected to raise the bar even higher with a world premiere experience featuring the late King of Pop.

The Estate of Michael Jackson created the spot, which will present the superstar “like you’ve never seen him before.”

It’s sure to be a thriller, but the finer details remain under lock and key.

This year’s ceremony will be held May 18 in Las Vegas. ABC will broadcast the show live from the MGM Grand Garden Arena, and Yahoo will be streaming the red carpet show.

The show provides a high-profile launch pad for Jackson’s posthumous album “Xscape,” which comes out Tuesday.

“Xscape” is eight tracks of Jackson vocals set to new music from Rodney Jerkins, Stargate, John McClain, J-Roc and Timbaland, who is executive producer of the album. The originals they worked with were recorded from 1983 to 1999.

The first single from the album, “Love Never Felt So Good,” produced by Jackson, John McClain, Giorgio Tuinfort and Paul Anka, was released last week. A duet version of “Love Never Felt So Good” with the King of Pop and Justin Timberlake, produced by Timberlake, Timbaland and Jerome “J-Roc” Harmon, appeared soon after.

A second track, “Chicago,” hit the Web earlier this week. “Chicago” is one of five tracks Timbaland oversaw on the album with his collaborator J-Roc.

Read the full story at: billboard.com

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