In 2010 released Michael Jackson‘s posthumous album Michael, contains 10 unreleased tracks, out of which 3, ‘Breaking News,’ ‘Monster’ and ‘Keep Your Head Up,’ have been removed from streaming sites–Spotify, Apple Music, and Youtube music due to lookalike vocal.
The matter is in US court right now which started in 2014, by a fan claiming Jackson’s estate and Sony Music used fack vocal of a person who reportedly sang three songs using Michael Jackson’s name. Although the case was closed in favor of the estate and Sony Music with no solid evidence; the case is ongoing, resulted Sony had to, apparently, remove all three songs from streaming services.
Upon removing Sony and estates official stated, “songs are no longer being made available by Sony Music for purchase or streaming but I should point out that the removal of these three songs has nothing to do with their authenticity.” (via TMZ)
They also continued saying the reason behind removing them: “the simplest and best way to move beyond the conversation associated with these tracks once and for all.”
Since their release, MJ fans around the world claim that Sony had used bogus vocal and a person behind who himself claimed it to be true–Jason Malachi via Facebook post, which later his manager disagreed, and claimed fraud post.