It looks like there might be a new MICHAEL JACKSON album coming at the end of the month.
On Monday, his Twitter account shared a 15-second clip of some music playing over an animated video of Halloween-ish stuff like black cats and spiders. It ends with Michael’s eyes in front of the moon and some clouds, and the words “Michael Jackson Scream”.
Then some posters went up in Europe promoting “Scream” as an ALBUM that’s coming on September 29th.
Before you get TOO excited, one of the executors of Michael’s estate made some comments to “Rolling Stone” that make it sound like the album won’t contain anything you haven’t heard before.
He said, quote, “I don’t foresee us releasing any more unreleased music for quite some time. That doesn’t mean there won’t be interesting [new] record releases in the very near future.”
TAYLOR SWIFT released the details on her next album, and the cover photo features her supposed “overhauled new image.” It seems like the look she’s going for is . . . SOPHISTICATED PUNK. (???)
The album is called “Reputation”, and it’ll be out on November 10th. The cover image is black and white, and ‘Reputation’ is written in an Old English-style font . . . like a hardcore punk album from back in the day.
It features an image of Taylor with her hair slicked back and her old tattered shirt, she looks like some kind of ’80s noir femme fatale. There’s also a bunch of newspaper articles in the design, but they all just say her name over and over again. That also kind of fits into the punk vibe.
It sure seems like Taylor is going to be tackling some celebrity gossip issues . . . and it’s possible that she’s zeroing in on the fall-out from her feud with Kanye West and Kim Kardashian, because some people think the “Reputation” font is a reference to the one Kanye used in connection with his last album.
Taylor also confirmed that the first single will be out sometime TONIGHT.
The new DRAKE album “More Life” debuted at #1 on the Billboard 200, after selling 505,000 copies. That’s the biggest sales week of the year so far, edging ED SHEERAN, who sold 451,000 copies of “Divide” two weeks ago.
It’s also the biggest sales week overall since the debut of Drake’s last album “Views”, which sold 1.04 million copies in its first week back in May of last year. Here’s this week’s Top 10 . . .
1. NEW: “More Life“, Drake . . . 505,000 copies
2. “Divide“, Ed Sheeran . . . 119,000 copies
3. NEW: “Rather You Than Me“, Rick Ross . . . 106,000 copies
4. The “Beauty and the Beast” soundtrack . . . 99,000 copies
5. NEW: “Spirit“, Depeche Mode . . . 64,000 copies
6. “24K Magic“, Bruno Mars . . . 51,000 copies
7. The “Moana” soundtrack . . . 50,000 copies
8. “Future“, Future . . . 40,000 copies
9. “Starboy“, The Weeknd . . . 39,000 copies
10. “Culture“, Migos . . . 37,000 copies