Thursday, 22 May 2014

Michael Jackson’s ‘Xscape’ album debuts at #2, Quincy Jones calls it a cash-in...

Five years after his death, and the King of Pop is still churning out those hits, and profiting - right into the grubby little hands of those men in suits. Michael Jackson’s new album ‘Xscape’ sold 157,000 copies this week debuting at #2 on the Billboard 200, according to Nielsen SoundScan.

 The lead single, 'Love Never Felt So Good' featuring Justin Timberlake, became his 28th top 40 hit on the Billboard Hot 100 when it debuted at #20. His 2010 posthumous album 'Michael' debuted at #3 with 228,000. 

His record label recently promoted the album at the Billboard Music Awards with a hologram of the legendary singer performing 'Slave To The Rhythm,' a performance dubbed "Worst Misuse of a Pop Icon," in Yahoo's best and worst moments from the show. 

Meanwhile, 'Thriller' producer Quincy Jones has called the project nothing more than a cash-in. "They're trying to make money, and I understand it," he recently told CBC Radio. "Everybody's after money, the estate, the lawyers. It's about money." 

Evidently, no lies were told.
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