MJ's Entire Back Catalogue Stolen

Michael Jackson's entire back catalogue, including previously unreleased material from his sessions for Bad, Off The Wall and Thriller, has apparently been stolen by computer hackers.

It was only in 2010 that Sony Music paid the late singer's estate over $250 million (£158 million) for the back catalogue. At the end of that year, they released the first wave of tracks from the catalogue with the album, Michael.

According to reports, some of the tracks that were stolen include duets with the Black Eyed Peas frontman, will.i.am, as well as Queen late frontman, Freddie Mercury. Although Sony themselves have not commented on the leak or confirmed exact details of what was taken, a source recently gave a statement about the incident:

"Everything Sony purchased from the Michael Jackson estate was compromised. It caused them to check their systems and they found the breach. There was a degree of sophistication. Sony identified the weakness and plugged the gap."