New Michael Jackson Music Video Launches On Twitter

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The legendary King of Pop has been dead for five years, yet Michael Jackson continues to make history with the first music video to debut via social networking site Twitter.

The Jackson Estate and Epic Records premiered the video for “A Place With No Name” from MJ’s posthumous album, Xscape. The record label owns most of Jackson’s material with plans to “contemporize” the unfinished material with added production from the likes of Timbaland and Stargate.

Jackson’s “A Place With No Name” was inspired by the 1972 American hit, “A Horse With No Name,” which was originally recorded in 1998. The social platform tweeted the song link via Michael Jackson’s Twitter account:

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The video starts with black-and-white footage of the late singer as he danced against a white building. The story line then builds up between a man and a woman in the desert before they dance along a beach. It was created by director Samuel Bayer, who has worked with artists Justin Timberlake, Davie Bowie, Nirvana, the Rolling Stones and more.

A preview of the video was shown on Fox’s “So You Think You Can Dance” Michael Jackson special, while the video was also shown on the big screen in New York’s Time Square.

The Michael Jackson Twitter account has a staggering 1.5 million followers. The tweet of the video amassed over 46,000 retweets and 45,000 favorites.

Watch the exclusive music video for “A Place With No Name” below:

(Photo credit: ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images)