Michael Jackson salsa album finally set for release

An album of Latin music versions of the King of Pop's Michael Jackson's hits has finally come to fruition almost four years after he initially came up with the idea.

By: Press Trust of India | Los Angeles | Published:January 16, 2015 10:25 am
Michael Jackson Tracks include ‘Billie Jean’, ‘I Want You Back’ and ‘Man in the Mirror’. (Source: Reuters)

An album of Latin music versions of the King of Pop’s Michael Jackson’s hits has finally come to fruition almost four years after he initially came up with the idea.

‘Unity: The Latin Tribute to Michael Jackson’ started as a Kickstarter.com campaign by Peruvian-American Tony Succar, following the positive response he received after recording a salsa version of Thriller, reported Billboard magazine.

The crowd funding initiative was a success and Succar raised the $10,000 (£6,700) he needed to make the album back in 2011. Almost four years of struggles later, he is ready to release the finished product in April.

Tracks include ‘Billie Jean’, ‘I Want You Back’ and ‘Man in the Mirror’ recorded by the likes of Tito Nieves and Obie Bermudez are there in the album. The album’s first single is Puerto Rican singer Jean Rodriguez’s rendition of ‘Smooth Criminal’.

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