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New video could make late pop star Michael Jackson the King of Twitter

Published on Aug 14, 2014 11:32 PM

NEW YORK (AFP) - Five years after his death, Michael Jackson is back with a new video that breaks new ground by premiering on Twitter.

The late King of Pop - who pioneered music videos in the 1980s with the advent of MTV - had written the song A Place With No Name with loose inspiration of the 1972 folk rock classic A Horse With No Name by the band America.

Released in May on his posthumous album XSCAPE, Michael Jackson's estate and Epic Records decided to premiere an accompanying video on Twitter late Wednesday in what they said was a first for the social media site.

The video was also broadcast on an overhead screen in New York's Times Square in coordination with the Twitter debut.

A person holding a poster for Xscape, a second posthumous compilation album of previously unreleased songs by Michael Jackson in Santa Monica, California, on June 22, 2014. Michael Jackson's estate and Epic Records decided to premiere via Twitter an accompanying video for the song A Place With No Name which appears on the album. -- PHOTO: AFP 
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