Although the King of Pop may be gone, he is not soon forgotten…

Michael Jackson‘s estate, in conjunction with EPIC records, is planning on the release of a second posthumous album named Xscape, which will be hitting stores on May 13th.

L.A. Reid – Epic Records Chairman and CEO – is the album’s executive producer, and was granted access to 4 decades of past work from the POP ICON. The album will include 8 new “contemporized” songs, produced by the likes of Timbaland, Rodney Jerkins, Stargate and John McClain.

There will also be a deluxe edition, which will include the original versions of the songs. You can pre-order the standard and Deluxe Editions  April 1st on iTunes ( and other retailers.

John Branca and John McClain, co-executors of the Estate of Michael Jackson said:

“Michael was always on the cutting edge and was constantly reaching out to new producers, looking for new sounds. He was always relevant and current. These tracks, in many ways, capture that spirit. We thank L.A. Reid for his vision.”

Find out more details on MJ’s official website.

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