Here comes a new Michael Jackson album – just in time for Christmas.

Sony Records and Jackson’s estate have announced that they’ll be releasing Michael on December 14.

The album is billed as “newly completed recordings” from the pop legend who died last year.

The first single is called Breaking News and will be streamed on starting Monday for one week. A teaser of the song will appear on the site later today.

Jackson recorded Breaking News in 2007. The statement says it was “recently brought to completion”.

Jackson was known for recording dozens of tracks for his albums and had a substantial trove of unreleased music.

The album’s cover features a Kadir Nelson oil painting depicting two naked cherubs placing a crown on Jackson’s head, against a background mural featuring the singer at various stages in his career.