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LaToya Jackson's song "Home" is being released to honor her late brother, Michael Jackson.
updated 7/17/2009 4:40:22 PM ET 2009-07-17T20:40:22

A song LaToya Jackson previously recorded to honor her family is now being re-released as a tribute to her brother Michael.

The song “Home” is being made available on iTunes on July 28 by Ja-Tail Records and Bungalo Records, which is distributed by Universal Music Group. A publicity image for the single shows an all-white clad Jackson, with her arm extended upward, with an image of Michael Jackson, also clad in white, to her right.

Ja-Tail company founder Jeffre Phillips says Jackson’s older sister had already finished a CD and was about to release a different song as her first single. But after Michael Jackson died suddenly on June 25, the album release was delayed indefinitely.

However, the label decided to release “Home” to pay homage to the late entertainer. Phillips said the company is donating the proceeds to AIDS Project LA, a charity that was supported by Michael Jackson.

Phillips added that LaToya Jackson would not do any marketing or promotion for the record.

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