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Michael Jackson will make a historical appearance at this year’s Billboard Awards!

A Michael Jackson hologram will take the stage at Sunday night’s Bill Board Awards.

According to the Los Angeles Times, plans for the awards ceremony include the hologram image of Jackson performing the new Xscape track “Slave to the Rhythm.” Sources affiliated with the show said the event will be a “history-making performance” and that the “technology is so spectacular and groundbreaking.”

According to Rolling Stone.com … “Although the show’s producers had tried to keep a lid on their plans, news of the Jackson hologram emerged as the result of a lawsuit filed by two tech companies in an attempt to block the performance. Hologram USA Inc. (which acquired the rights to the patents from Digital Domain, creator of the Tupac Shakur hologram at Coachella 2012) and Musion Das Hologram Ltd. filed the suit on Thursday, claiming that their product was being used without permission by a competitor to create the image of Michael Jackson. The lawsuit was rejected by the judge, who said that there wasn’t enough evidence to show that the Billboard Awards’ plan would violate patents, nor was there sufficient evidence that their patent had been used to create the hologram.”

Xscape, which was released on May 13th, contains eight previously unreleased Michael Jackson songs.

Read more here… http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/michael-jackson-hologram-to-perform-at-billboard-music-awards-20140517

The 2014 Billboard Music Awards will air on Sunday, May 18th at 8 p.m. on ABC.

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