Michael Jackson
Michael Jackson is set to make a posthumous appearance at the 2014 Billboard Music Awards. Reuters

It has been over five years since he tragically passed away, but for one night only Michael Jackson is being brought back to life.

The late King Of Pop is scheduled to make a special posthumous appearance at this year's Billboard Music Awards.

According to event organisers , the Thriller star will rise up and 'appear' at the ceremony, which will take place on 18 May in Las Vegas' MGM Grand Garden Arena.

"It will be like you've never seen him before," a source said of the planned Jackson 'experience'.

The news follows the release of the first single from the singer's posthumous album Xscape. Love Never Felt So Good, which premiered at the iHeartRadio Music Awards earlier this month, is a collaboration with Justin Timberlake.

The project was brought to life by Epic Records boss LA Reid, who was granted full access to four decades of the Thriller hitmaker's material. It will be the first Jackson album featuring fresh music since 2010's Michael.

Another highlight of the event will be Jennifer Lopez making history as the first ever female recipient of a Billboard Icon Award.

The 44-year-old star is also scheduled to perform her new single First Love while Pitbull will join her on stage for the first live performance of their FIFA World Cup anthem We Are One (Ole Ola).