Michael Jackson is reportedly feeling the pressure placed on his forthcoming ‘comeback’ album. According to sources the ‘King of Pop’ is making sure his writers and producers understand that this has to be on a ‘Thriller’ level or better. “Michael is very nervous as he knows he is the underdog and people want him to fail” says singer/songwriter Ne-Yo who has submitted songs for the as-yet-untitled album. While a release date has yet to be set for the highly anticipated project, Jackson has reportedly spent time with Ne-Yo, Akon, and a host of other producers. In recent years Jackson has been very quiet even with the release of the “25th Anniversary of Thriller” disc that has gone Platinum. Critics have speculated that the iconic singer is feeling the pressure of the new generation, namely Chris Brown, Usher, Ne-Yo and Justin Timberlake and thus is putting a lot of time into crafting his project. “This album needs to be better than Thriller. He wants killer melodies” — Ne Yo was quoted saying recently. Michael Jackson’s last studio album “Invincible” was released in 2001 featuring the hit singles “You Rock My World,” “Butterflies,” and “Cry.” “Invincible” also included guest performances from Carlos Santana and Brandy, it has sold over 8 million copies to date.
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