Michael Jackson's First Official Single 'Hold My Hand' Ft. Akon Debuted

November 15, 2010 07:02:13 GMT

Unlike 'Breaking News' which was condemned, this Akon-assisted single got approval from one member of Michael Jackson's family.

Michael Jackson's First Official Single 'Hold My Hand' Ft. Akon Debuted
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Michael Jackson's song "Hold My Hand", which was recorded in 2007 but leaked in its unfinished state a year later, has finally been unleashed in its final version. A duet with Akon, it is listed in Michael's upcoming self-titled album and serves as the first official single.

Michael croons, "This life don't last forever/ So tell me what we're waiting for/ We better off being together/ Being miserable alone." Akon then takes over in the next lines, "Cause I been there before and you've been there before, but together we can be alright/ Cause when it gets dark and when it gets cold, we hold each other till we see the sunlight."

"The world was not ready to hear 'Hold My Hand' when it leaked a couple years ago," Akon said. "We were devastated about it. But its time has definitely come; now in its final state, it has become an incredible, beautiful, anthemic song. I'm so proud to have had the chance to work with Michael, one of my all time idols."

"Michael" is going to be released across United States on December 14. Beside featuring Akon, the posthumous album also lines up 50 Cent and Lenny Kravitz as featured guests. When the album was first announced, a spokesperson for Michael's family accused Sony Music of disrespecting the late King of Pop by dropping "unfinished and incomplete tracks that Michael said over and over many times he never wanted released."

To avoid the same controversy, the record company has now convinced fans that "a handwritten note from Michael belonging to his Estate indicated his desire that 'Hold My Hand' be the first single on his next project." Supporting that statement, Michael's nephew Taj Jackson said as quoted by CNN, "He was so proud of it. I'll never forget that smile he had on his face as the song played through the speakers [in his room] at the Palms Hotel in Vegas."


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posted by marilyn on Nov 16, 2010
I know for sure that Micheal loved others .This song let you know just How much he cared.I don't know that Micheal had this song until last night .It's a hit and think that Micheal will be happy If we came together as one.I can't wait until December 14,to buy this song.
posted by marilyn on Nov 16, 2010
I love this song. It is beatiful with the both singing you can feel unity.I play this song over and over again.I loe Akon and MJ. both .good job,but to eaches on Everyone have their own preference.
posted by Louis on Nov 15, 2010
Good thing I won't listen to a comment from BP.. need to clean up that oil!! :D
posted by Jennifer on Nov 15, 2010
Is there a version with ONLY MICHAEL on it??? I want to hear him sing this song solo.
posted by BP on Nov 15, 2010
Its a ridiculous song, I didnt like the leaked one, I dont like this one. This is not that Michael Jackson I once knew, this is cheap pop. I am very disappointed.

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