Michael Jackson was busy prepping for his big comeback tour at the time of his death. But what many don’t know is that he was reportedly working on two albums as well!
Billboard is reporting that Jackson had been working on two separate albums at the time of his death: one pop record, and the other consisting of instrumental classical composition. Those close to him say his motivation wasn’t money, but rather his fans and his children.
According the report, Michael was working on the pop album with songwriter Claude Kelly and Akon. Akon says Michael told him, “My fans are still there. They still love me. They're alive.” Akon tells Billboard, "His kids are like his first priority, and they had never seen him perform live. He was trying to create the most incredible show for his kids."
Composer David Michael Frank said he’d received a call from Michael’s assistant two months ago about collaborating on a classical album. Frank said, "He had two demos of two pieces he'd written, but they weren't complete. For one of them, he had a whole section of it done in his head. He had not recorded it. He hummed it to me as I sat at the keyboard in his pool house and we figured out the chords—I guess this recording I made is the only copy that exists of this music."
Frank went on to say that Michael had called him a few weeks ago to check up on the progress of the album. He said, "He mentioned more instrumental music of his he wanted to record, including one jazz piece. I hope one day his family will decide to record this music as a tribute and show the world the depth of his artistry."
Even those both projects have been left unfinished, we’re sure every Michael Jackson fan in the world would want to hear them! Anything to hear more of what the King of Pop was working on before his sudden death!