Times Online is reporting that there is a secret library of over a hundred songs recorded by Michael Jackson that could be released sometime in the near future.
One of Jackson’s biographers, Ian Halperin, has claimed that the unreleased songs had been made for his children and no one else.
Halperin said before Michael’s death: “He wants to leave them for his kids, a very personal legacy to them. I was told he will not let them come out now.”
It has been rumored that any such recordings will not be kept private for long due to the enormous debt Jackson has left behind after his tragic death. It is understood that Jackson may have gone to the grave under debts of about $400 million, though some believe the true number may be even higher:
Sales of Michael Jackson’s music and memorabilia have already begun to soar. In America, the Thriller album is number one on iTunes, while his Number Ones album has now reached the top spot on the UK iTunes chart.
Online retailers Amazon say that Jackson’s albums had taken 14 of the top 20 places on the Amazon.co.uk sales chart. On eBay, bidding grew on a number of Jackson memorabilia items. Limited edition records, musical instruments used by the star and even a movie contract with his signature were being sold for thousands of dollars.
There is also speculation that Jackson’s gravesite and Neverland ranch could become lucrative tourist attractions as well.
Jackson has left behind three children: Prince, 12, Paris Katherine, 11, and Prince Michael II, 7.
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