Michael Jackson duets with Akon on “Hold My Hand,” one of 10 tracks featured on MICHAEL, a collection of never-before-heard recordings from the King of Pop. An unfinished version of the uplifting song leaked in 2008 and has since been completed by Akon for the December 14th release, which also includes collaborations with 50 Cent and Lenny Kravitz.
“The world was not ready to hear ‘Hold My Hand’ when it leaked a couple years ago. We were devastated about it,” said Akon. “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.”
The King of Pop lives on. Listen below.