Blacc Covers Michael Jackson’s “Billie Jean” for amfAR’s New AIDS Benefit Compilation, “The Time is Now”

Aloe Blacc is giving one of the King of Pop’s hits a modern makeover… And, it’s all for charity.

The 37-year-old Panamanian American singer-songwriter, who is participating in Netflix’s animated Beatles-themed series Beat Bugs, is one of the featured artists on for amfAR‘s new AIDS benefit compilation, The Time is Now.

Aloe Blacc

The 14-track, 1980s-inspired covers album will be released October 7 via Republic Records and Mass Appeal with proceeds benefiting AIDS research foundation amfAR.

The first track released from the set is Blacc’s bluesy cover of Michael Jackson‘s classic “Billie Jean.”

In addition to Blacc, the compilation album includes tracks by Phantogram, DNCE, LP, Theophilus London and more.

Among the songs featured on the new album are Tina Turner‘s “What’s Love Got to Do With It” revamped by DNCE, Dita Von Teese and Sebastien Tellier taking on Culture Club‘s “Do You Really Want to Hurt Me” and New Order‘s “Bizarre Love Triangle” covered by Sugar for Sugar, a band consisting of Scarlett Johansson, Julia Haltigan, Holly Miranda and Kendra Morris.

The 14-track covers album will be released October 7 via Republic Records and Mass Appeal with proceeds benefiting AIDS research foundation amfAR.

Here’s the full track list below.

“Take Me Home” (Phil Collins), Performer: Phantogram
“Bizarre Love Triangle” (New Order), Performer: Sugar for Sugar
“Under the Milky Way” (The Church), Performer: Metric
“Whip It” (Devo), Performer: Brazilian Girls
“Rio” (Duran Duran), Performer: Bebel Gilberto
“What’s Love Got to Do With It” (Tina Turner), Performer: DNCE
“Billie Jean”(Michael Jackson), Performer: Aloe Blacc
“Do You Really Want to Hurt Me” (Culture Club), Performer: Dita Von Teese and Sebastien Tellier
“Maneater” (Hall & Oates), Performer: Lower Dens
“Genius of Love” (Tom Tom Club), Performer: Chaos Chaos
“I Wanna Dance With Somebody (Who Loves Me)” (Whitney Houston), Performer: Marian Hill
“Pride (In the Name of Love)” (U2), Performer: LP
“Lovesong” (The Cure), Performer: Yuna
“Dance Hall Days” (Wang Chung), Performer: Theophilus London

Maldonado & Her Pentatonix Crew Release “Evolution of Michael Jackson” Video

Kirstie Maldonado is helping breathe new life to the King of Pop’s musical…

The 22-year-old half-Mexican, part Spanish-American singer and her fellow Pentatonix members have released an impressive medley of Michael Jackson‘s hits to remind fans that they haven’t forgotten about them.


The impressive video by the Grammy-winning a cappella group, who had the best-selling album by a group in 2014, awesome video titled “Evolution of Michael Jackson” follows the group’s normal formula, highlighting some of Jackson’s best known hits, including “ABC” “Thriller” and “Billie Jean,” in an intriguing five-part a cappella performance that seamlessly weaves much of his music into one cohesive piece.

Pentatonix won the group’s first-ever Grammy this year in the Arrangement, Instrumental or A Cappella category for their acclaimed “Daft Punk” medley.

Pentatonix previously released “The Evolution of Beyonce” video, which has garnered more than 30 views on YouTube.

Pentatonix recently released a documentary, On My Way Home, and have been in the studio working on their next album, which will be all original music.