The King of Pop was dying to record the song "Gone" as a duet with Timberlake, but fate did not cooperate
With the Michael Jackson rarities album "Xscape" coming out next week, the music world has had plenty of reasons to reminisce on the King of Pop. Justin Timberlake joins MJ posthumously on the new single "Love Never Felt So Good," but a new snippet from an episode of "Oprah's Master Class" tells the fascinating story of a real-life collaboration that almost was.
In working on 'N Sync's third and final studio album, 2001's "Celebrity," Timberlake co-wrote a slow jam called "Gone." He wrote it in hopes of collaborating with Jackson, but initially thought MJ had passed on it. So Timberlake introduced it in an A&R meeting for "Celebrity" and it became an 'N Sync song.