What if instead, Michael Jackson was the King of Salsa?

What if instead of being known to mankind as the “King of Pop,” Michael Jackson was known as the “King of Salsa”? It sounds odd, but a group of salsa artists is up for the challenge. SEE ALSO: The Michael Jackson ‘Experience’ to premiere at Billboard Music Awards Evidently, Jackson’s legacy lives on nearly six years after his death, and that’s why one Peruvian-American musician and composer decided to pay tribute to the late pop artist in the most sizzling way possible. Inspired by Jackson’s massive hits, Tony Succar has created “UNITY: Tributo Latino a Michael Jackson,” a tribute album with 12 of MJ’s popular songs. But consider this an album like no other, as Succar has invited other Latin artists to bring back songs such as “Thriller” and “Billie Jean” but with a tropical twist. “The common denominator in Michael Jackson’s music was love, the reality is unity,” said Succar in a statement. “I wanted the title to mean something, a marriage between American pop and Latin roots keeping the legacy of Michael Jackson alive.” On this journey, the musician invited renowned artists such as Tito Nieves, Jon Secada, India and Obie Bermudez, among others. “I’m a huge fan. I had to do something about it,” Succar added. SEE ALSO: Shakira and Iggy Azalea? New Shak album sounds promising Dancing salsa to Michael Jackson’s “Smooth Criminal”? Who would’ve ever thought. UNITY will be available April 14. You can get your first taste below: Track Listing: I Want You Back (featuring Tito Nieves) Billie Jean (featuring Jean Rodriguez) Man in the Mirror (featuring Kevin Ceballo) Sera Que No Me Amas (featuring Michael Stuart) Earth Song (featuring India) Human Nature (featuring Jon Secada) Todo Mi Amor Eres Tu (featuring Obie Bermúdez & Jennifer Peña) Black or White (featuring Kevin Ceballo) Smooth Criminal (featuring Jean Rodriguez) They Don’t Care About Us (featuring Kevin Ceballo) Thriller (featuring Kevin Ceballo) You Are Not Alone (featuring Tito Nieves and Tito Nieves Jr.)The post What if instead, Michael Jackson was the King of Salsa? appeared first on Voxxi.

American musician Michael Jackson performs onstage at the Rosemont Horizon during his ‘BAD’ tour, Rosemont, Illinois, April 19, 1988. A new salsa album pays tribute to the King of Pop. (Photo by Paul Natkin/Getty Images)

What if instead of being known to mankind as the “King of Pop,” Michael Jackson was known as the “King of Salsa”? It sounds odd, but a group of salsa artists is up for the challenge.

SEE ALSO: The Michael Jackson ‘Experience’ to premiere at Billboard Music Awards

Evidently, Jackson’s legacy lives on nearly six years after his death, and that’s why one Peruvian-American musician and composer decided to pay tribute to the late pop artist in the most sizzling way possible.

Latinos love Michael Jackson.
A Latin tribute to Michael Jackson will be released in April. (Photo: Universal Music)

Inspired by Jackson’s massive hits, Tony Succar has created “UNITY: Tributo Latino a Michael Jackson,” a tribute album with 12 of MJ’s popular songs. But consider this an album like no other, as Succar has invited other Latin artists to bring back songs such as “Thriller” and “Billie Jean” but with a tropical twist.

“The common denominator in Michael Jackson’s music was love, the reality is unity,” said Succar in a statement. “I wanted the title to mean something, a marriage between American pop and Latin roots keeping the legacy of Michael Jackson alive.”

On this journey, the musician invited renowned artists such as Tito Nieves, Jon Secada, India and Obie Bermudez, among others. “I’m a huge fan. I had to do something about it,” Succar added.

SEE ALSO: Shakira and Iggy Azalea? New Shak album sounds promising

Dancing salsa to Michael Jackson’s “Smooth Criminal”? Who would’ve ever thought. UNITY will be available April 14. You can get your first taste below:

Track Listing:

  1. I Want You Back (featuring Tito Nieves)
  2. Billie Jean (featuring Jean Rodriguez)
  3. Man in the Mirror (featuring Kevin Ceballo)
  4. Sera Que No Me Amas (featuring Michael Stuart)
  5. Earth Song (featuring India)
  6. Human Nature (featuring Jon Secada)
  7. Todo Mi Amor Eres Tu (featuring Obie Bermúdez & Jennifer Peña)
  8. Black or White (featuring Kevin Ceballo)
  9. Smooth Criminal (featuring Jean Rodriguez)
  10. They Don’t Care About Us (featuring Kevin Ceballo)
  11. Thriller (featuring Kevin Ceballo)
  12. You Are Not Alone (featuring Tito Nieves and Tito Nieves Jr.)

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