Michael Jackson had completed secret album of dance music

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June

Michael Jackson and Will.i.am of the Black Eyed Peas had completed work on a new album of material shortly before the singer's death, the U.K.'s Mirror is reporting.

“It was going to be out of this world. It’s something Michael has never done before – a dance music album," Will.i.am told the Mirror in a story appearing online today. "I was very proud of it. But he was very protective and kept it under lock and key."

The Black Eyed Peas singer said he worked with Jackson for a year on the album, which was recorded in Ireland. In addition, Jackson had sent word that he wanted the Black Eyed Peas to open for him during his 50-date slate of concerts in London.

[Last modified: Wednesday, June 9, 2010 2:47pm]

    

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