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Michael's "Invincible" Set

Jackson's first record in six years due by Halloween

August 24, 2001 12:00 AM ET

Invincible, Michael Jackson's first studio album in six years, will hit record stores on October 30th.

The first single from the record will be "You Rock My World," written by Jackson and produced by Rodney Jerkins, with an opening monologue by comedian Chris Tucker.

Tucker will be one of the presenters at the Michael Jackson: 30th Anniversary Concert at Madison Square Garden on September 7th. Jackson is expected to perform the single at his two star-studded anniversary concerts at the Garden on the 7th and 10th.

"You Rock My World" will be available online at www.michaeljackson.com starting August 24th at 2:45 p.m. (EST), and it will be sent to radio the same day.

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