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Last Updated: Tuesday March 16 2010 14:08 GMT

Michael Jackson makes music history

Michael Jackson. Photo: March 2009

It looks like Michael Jackson has landed the biggest record deal in history, nine months after his death.

Record company Sony is thought to have signed a deal worth around £130m to re-release some of his biggest hits.

After his death, sales of Jackson's music rocketed, making him one of the biggest earning acts of last year.

This deal could see 10 albums released over the next seven years, which will include some previously unreleased material.

People say the singer's left behind loads of new songs which we won't have heard before.

Nobody's quite sure if all of them will be released, although the contract is reported to include the soundtrack to the recent film This Is It.

Michael Jackson died at his home in Los Angeles in June at the age of 50.