Michael Jackson was Planning to Record in Spanish

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Michael Jackson, who was crowned in the Millennium edition of the Guinness Book of World Records as the King of Charity, by way of breaking the record for most charities supported by a Pop Star, had plans to record a single in Spanish with IMC Records to benefit yet another charitable organization.

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Michael Jackson, who was crowned in the Millennium edition of the Guinness Book of World Records as the King of Charity, by way of breaking the record for most charities supported by a Pop Star, had plans to record a single in Spanish to benefit yet another charitable organization.

Together with Peter Lopez and IMC Records, Inc., Jackson would have embarked on his third venture into the Spanish music world, as he had previously recorded "Todo Mi Amor Eres Tu", the special edition Spanish language version of the hit song "I Just Can't Stop Loving You" and "Todo Para Ti", the Spanish version of "What More Can I do?" a charity single recorded in response to the 9/11 attacks, which he co-wrote with Ruben Blades featuring music superstars Mariah Carey, Celine Dion, Julio Iglesias, Justin Timberlake, Jon Secada among many others.

"Michael wanted to do something for his Spanish speaking audience whom he loved very much", explains Peter Lopez, a Mexican-American lawyer, who orchestrated Michael Jackson's comeback. Darius Jordi Lassus, President and CEO of IMC Records adds, "in the past three years, Peter Lopez helped Michael Jackson launch the Life Water "Thrillicious" Super Bowl ad featuring Naomi Campbell, the release of "Thriller 25" (the 25th Anniversary edition of the biggest selling album in music history with new mixes featuring Wil.i.am, Kanye West, Akon and Fergie), "Thriller the Musical", the "This Is It" tour with AEG and an MJ inspired clothing line with Christian Audigier, you simply couldn't stop them, they were on fire."

"The idea came from a sincere conversation with Michael where he expressed his love for Spain and the Spanish language", explains IMC Chairman and co-writer of the Spanish single Domingo Zapata who laments, "He was about to achieve a renaissance like none other the world had ever seen and to have it all go away in one fateful afternoon was really a harsh reality to accept."

Darius Jordi Lassus adds, "We are very saddened by the news of his passing. Peter had been telling us how excited and re-energized Michael had been with his concert, the musical, and even our project, which IMC was planning to dedicate to the Smile Train Foundation." The record company had singled out the charitable organization because; it has spread over 500,000 new smiles for children around the world who needed cleft repair surgery.

As a result of Michael Jackson's passing the project has been shelved by IMC Records, however Lassus claims that one possibility could bring it back to life, "Having the Jackson brothers perform the song would be a touching way to continue Michael Jackson's legacy and benefit the Smile Train Foundation."

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