Michael Jackson’s musical career is considered one of the greatest of all time. While the star’s fans never stopped hearing his music, apparently some of his songs came under strong scrutiny. The die-hard fans of the artist skim through all of his songs, and some believe that three songs in particular have fake vocals.

Three of Michael Jackson’s songs were pulled from Spotify and Apple Music after rumors started spreading about the use of faked vocals in them. The news was confirmed by Sony Music and the artist’s estate to Entertainment Weekly

The songs that were removed from the streaming services include “Breaking News,” “Keep Your Head Up,” and “Monster”. All the songs originated from the artists’ posthumous compilation record Michael. 

The songs were definitely removed, but both Sony Music and Apple Music claim that the songs were pulled without any relation to the rumors. EW reported that the move was an attempt to shift the conversation away from the topic. 

The Estate of Michael Jackson and Sony Music decided to remove the tracks ‘Breaking News,’ ‘Monster’ and ‘Keep Your Head Up’ as the simplest and best way to move beyond the conversation associated with these tracks once and for all. The focus remains where it belongs — on the exciting new and existing projects celebrating Michael Jackson’s legacy… Nothing should be read into this action concerning the authenticity of the tracks — it is just time to move beyond the distraction surrounding them.

The rumors have been persistent since 2014. A fan sued the artist’s estate and Sony with the claim that the songs don’t feature the artist’s vocals. Both Sony Music and Jackson’s estate fought against the claim, and the judge ruled in their favor. Even after getting disproved in courts, the theory still persists.

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Nitish Vashishtha

Nitish Vashishtha is a freelance writer/news correspondent from India. He’s written content for companies like ScoopWhoop and Sportskeeda. He’s been writing about pop-culture, current affairs and pro-wrestling since 2017. While pursuing Master's in Mass Communication with a special interest in Advertising, his key areas of creativity lie in designing, content creation and creative storytelling as well as fictional writing. In his free time, he likes to create new riffs on his guitar, learning about whatever piques his interest, reading books ranging from philosophy to speculative sci-fi and enjoys watching anything HBO (Succession FTW).

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