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Jackson hologram steals US awards show

May 19: The late Michael Jackson stole the show at the 2014 Billboard Music Awards with a computer-generated hologram performance.

Although there were nearly 20 A-list performances at the 2014 Billboard Music Awards, it was the late Michael Jackson who garnered the biggest cheer of the evening at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.

A computer-generated performance of the King of Pop dancing and singing a new song, Slave to the Rhythm, off his posthumous album Xscape prompted an emotional standing ovation from the crowd.

Xscape, released on May 2, features eight previously unreleased songs from Jackson that were recorded between 1983 and 1999.

Jackson, one of the most influential artists in music, having sold 1 billion records worldwide, died in 2009 at age 50 in Los Angeles from an overdose of the anaesthetic Propofol.

The powerful drug was given to him by his personal physician Conrad Murray while he was rehearsing for a series of 50 comeback concerts in London.

Music video

A music video has been released for the first single off Xscape.

Love Never Felt So Good was written with Paul Anka, a bonus version of the track features Justin Timberlake who also co-directed the video.

 
 
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