Several new songs will be released as a four-part tribute to Michael Jackson, 769 Entertainment announced today (Aug. 28).
Over a 10-month period, 769 will see four singles released as homages to the King of Pop. The first track and video, “Let’s Shut Up and Dance,” will feature Jason Derulo, K-pop boy band NCT 127, and Lay Zhang, a Chinese soloist and member of K-pop boy band EXO. The song is co-written by Derulo, Ant Clemons, and Bong Bytheway. An official release date has not yet been announced.
The announcement of the project coincides with the commemoration of what would be Jackson’s 60th birthday. The tribute project is spearheaded by former MJJ Music president Jerry Greenberg, now the chairman of 769. MJJ was founded by Jackson in 1993.
“[Jackson] was all about diversity and inclusion bringing us all together through his artistry,” Greenberg said in a statement. “Our hope is that through this special project, we can all come together in these challenging times and celebrate him, and to continue to keep his legacy alive for generations to come.”
Taryll Jackson, son of Tito and nephew of Michael, is working on the project as a family representative.