To stop leaks...
Jason Gregory

10:37 9th November 2010

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Several vocals on a forthcoming new Michael Jackson album were recorded using a mobile phone, according to reports.

The late singer is said to have sung lyrics to producers via phone because he feared the songs would be leaked online.

"A large chunk of the album came from voice mails,” a source told The Sun. "Michael was certain new stuff would get out so he decided to sing lyrics down the phone.

"After Michael's death last year there were question marks over whether the messages would be able to be used. Record bosses were worried whether it would come off at all. Luckily it did, but it hasn't been an easy process."

The album, entitled 'Michael', includes the new song 'Breaking News', which debuted online at the weekend.

Many relatives of the star have questioned its authenticity, but Jackson's record label Sony have insisted the vocals are genuine.

'Michael' is due to be released next month.

Michael Jackson - RIP

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  • Fans gather to watch the memorial service on the big screens on 125th Street in Harlem

  • A Michael Jackson fan moonwalks outside the Staples Center in Los Angeles

  • Families gather in Times Square to watch the big screens

  • Fans and tributes outside the Jackson family's Encino home

  • A man holds his head in grief at Time Square in New York while watching the Michael Jackson memorial on the big screens.

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  • A huge heart-shaped flower display is constructed outside the Staples Center

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  • A woman breaks down at the Forest Lawn Mortuary in Los Angeles where Michael Jackson's body is being temporarily held

  • Hundreds of fans cheer in Michael Jackson's honour in Harlem

  • A women is brought to tears during the memorial ceremony

  • Thousands of fans convene on the O2 World Arena in Berlin, Germany. It was one of the largest public gatherings in the globe.

  • Flowers are placed at the centre of the O2 World Arena in Germany as the memorial service starts

  • Lucky fans with tickets hold placards outside the Staples Center

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