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CBS has set a Nov. 13 airdate for a two-hour special of highlights from Michael Jackson's star-studded concerts at New York's Madison Square Garden last month. The show, which will run from 9-11 p.m. ET, will open with Whitney Houston, Usher, and Mya's rendition of "Wanna Be Startin' Somethin'."
Songs from Jackson's solo sets -- including his collaboration with 'N Sync on "Dancin' Machine" and his reunion with his brothers in the Jackson 5 -- will be the focus of the broadcast in favor of tributes by other artists, according to a network spokesperson.
Jackson's long-awaited new Epic album, "Invincible," is due Oct. 30 in North America and a day earlier internationally. First single "You Rock My World" is No. 22 on The Billboard Hot 100 this week and debuted at No. 2 on the U.K. singles chart last Sunday.
The album track "Butterflies" will be available for streaming from Jackson's official Web site beginning 5 p.m. ET tomorrow (Oct. 18). The newly refurbished site now includes a career timeline, chart history, and short films.
The artist will perform as part of the United We Stand - What More Can I Give? benefit, to be held Sunday (Oct. 21) at Washington, D.C.'s RFK Stadium.