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    Mon, 15 Nov 2010 11:31:16

    Michael Jackson's Duet With Akon Available Today - "Hold My Hand" was recorded in 2007

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    More Michael Jackson music is upon us despite the "controversy" surrounding "Breaking News," where many critics wondered if the posthumous single is really Jackson or just a lot of studio treatment and doctoring. Jackson's single with Akon, titled "Hold My Hand," will be available for purchase today. The song was first recorded in 2007 and was leaked in an unfinished state on the Internet in 2008.

    Jackson's Sony/Epic record label said Akon recently completed production on the track. It is the first official single from Michael, the posthumous release.

    Sony and the executors of Jackson's estate said they had a hand-written note from the King of Pop expressing his desire that "Hold My Hand" be the first single on his next project.

    "The world was not ready to hear 'Hold My Hand' when it leaked a couple years ago. We were devastated about it," said Akon, who was known to be working with Jackson before his sudden death in June 2009 at the age of 50.

    Are you going to check out the finished version of "Hold My Hand?" Do you think that the label and Jackson's estate are doing the right think by releasing these songs even though they were technically unfinished at the time of his death?

    —Amy Sciarretto
    11.15.10




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