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JT shared the news with his 32 million followers on Twitter, with a message that included a link to the song and the comment #PLAYITLOUD.
The first single off MJ’s posthumous album got its debut Thursday night during the inaugural iHeartRadio Music Awards. However, it was Usher, not Timberlake, who appeared onstage.
The song was written in 1983 in a session with Paul Anka and Kathy Wakefield. In 1984, Johnny Mathis released a version. The latest rendition comes as the five-year anniversary of Jackson’s 2009 death approaches on June 25.
Timberlake and Mary J. Blige are two of the featured artists on the posthumous album of Jackson’s unfinished work titled Xscape from Epic Records that will be released on May 13.
Listen to the new MJ-JT song below.
A version of this article first appeared on Billboard.com.
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