Michael Jackson’s “Hold My Hand” Now Officially Released Online

By on Nov 15, 2010 in Entertainment, Music, United States, World Comments

“Hold My Hand,” Michael Jackson‘s first official single from the upcoming album “Michael” has been released online, according to international music sites. The song was recorded in 2007 and is a duet between Michael Jackson and Akon. The song was unveiled on www.michaeljackson.com on Monday at 12:01 a.m. ET. It is available for purchase by digital download, Epic Records said.

Hold My Hand
Image Credit: MichaelJackson.com

Epic Records said that a note handwritten by Jackson was found after his passing indicating his wish to have “Hold My Hand” be the first single on his next project.

In a statement, Akon said: “The world was not ready to hear ‘Hold My Hand’ when it leaked a couple years ago. 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.”

Taj Jackson, Michael‘s nephew said that it was the last song his uncle ever played him in person. “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,” Taj Jackson was quoted saying.

The song, “Hold My Hand,” is a universal plea for peace. You can listen to the song at www.michaeljackson.com.



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