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Michael Jackson Song -- Akon Came Back to Finish

11/12/2010 8:30 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

It's Harvey ... I've just heard Michael Jackson's first single, "Hold My Hand" -- not the one that leaked a few years ago, but the one Sony is about to release. First of all, it's great -- slower than a lot of MJ's songs. 

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Our sources say Akon recently came back to the studio to lay down more vocals and really put the finishing touches on it. It sounds more produced than the "Breaking News" song that was put online this week.

It's a classic, Akon-type song and it seems like Michael takes on Akon's style. His voice fluctuates like Akon's and there's a similar tonal quality.

As for "Breaking News," I just heard the finished version. It's more produced than the one Sony put online and sounds more classic MJ.

This is going to be a huge album.


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31.

ohreally    

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ajtY-5_wxfU

1443 days ago
32.

iFart    

I love "Hold My Hand", but this new track "Keep Your Head Up" is the same impersonator singing in "Breaking News". I'm not buying this album until Sony takes the phony tracks out. Still can't believe some MJ fans can't tell the difference.

1443 days ago
33.

rachel1970    

I'll be buying the album....I hope you will too....
been listening for 31 years not stopping now...
btw, I like Akon...he's cool....I especially like Sweet Escape with Gwen Stefani....:)

1443 days ago
34.

HumanNature    

Hehehe!!!!!!


LONG LIVE THE KING OF "ALL" MUSIC, MICHAEL JOSEPH JACKSON

1443 days ago
35.

Matys    

Thx Harvey, can't wait for it! On Wed. Breaking news was online at the MJ.com site, and they changed it than a bit, and it was then already more Michael! And damned it's Michael!

Keep your head up -> 100% MICHAEL! Can't believe how many 'fans' are such idiots... now many so called FANS start to destroy everything and put absolutely anything in question! Open your eyes, Keep your head up made me smile, it's such an amazing MJ-Song!

You forget in a couple of cases that Michael changed his voice style, and think about, in the 2007 songs he was definitely not in shape as he sounds on a complete finished song that's produced in a high tech studio! So you idiots now open your eyes and ears, stop questioning anything - cos it's now YOU GUYS who destroy anything! YOU... NOT SONY OR WHO EVER...

I'm a MJ-fan for 18 years and a lot of people on the net make me shake my head with their stupid comments! Now it's the fans or a bunch of them who start to be about Michael just as the press has been for the last two decades! So think about that....

1443 days ago
36.

Lorena    

I miss you and love you Michael... every single day...

1443 days ago
37.

urmyjoy    

Thanks you Harvey. I am the biggest MJ fan and my daughter just showed me the new Chris Brown video Yeah3x. It is an awesome tribute to Michael that only the true fans would get. Even if you do not like Chris Brown just watch it and enjoy that Michael his inspired many.

1443 days ago
38.

themaestrosgirl    

@urmyjoy - Thanks for the link to the Chris Brown song, I enjoyed it very much. I also heard Keep Your Head Up. What a nice song! I really can't wait for this album to come out.

"I don't wanna move when I'm in her (his) hands
There's nothing I can do or say.
Put everything on hold.
Cancel all my plans
Tell everybody I'm away - Hey." From the adorable song "Trouble"...

1442 days ago
39.

Daphne     

Posted at 7:21 PM on Nov 12, 2010 by iFart

IMO, as long as there are MJ's vocals in the songs, that's good enough for me. Besides, I do think, Keep Your Head Up, is an MJ track. Beautiful song. As I said, I already ordered the new album, Michael. Watch, this album will do well. Be positive. Oh, I've no personal beef with u. Goodnite.

1442 days ago
40.

Daphne     

I think I'll buy 2 copies of the cd (One to always have a in the car and the other for the house).

Posted at 5:38 PM on Nov 12, 2010 by marcia

Good idea. Just like the Vision 3DVD set. I ordered it from HMV, then I found my hubby bought one too & he hid it in the trunk for me as Xmas gift. Haha. Now, I have two Vision.

1442 days ago
41.

Daphne     

And as far as this song with 50cent. It's another Casio song. Is Sony going to tell me that 50 went to New Jersey in 2007 and recorded this song with Michael???

Yeah probably....

Posted at 6:17 PM on Nov 12, 2010 by MiMi

Hi, Siggi & MiMi, I think they brought in 50cent, just so that the track could be completed in a different sound, u know, to sound more current. I heard that they decided to include a few from the Cascios & completed the tracks with other artists. I look forward to listening to all of the tracks. I'm sure I'll enjoy them all.

1442 days ago
42.

iFart    

Keep your head up -> 100% MICHAEL! Can't believe how many 'fans' are such idiots... now many so called FANS start to destroy everything and put absolutely anything in question! Open your eyes, Keep your head up made me smile, it's such an amazing MJ-Song!

You forget in a couple of cases that Michael changed his voice style, and think about, in the 2007 songs he was definitely not in shape as he sounds on a complete finished song that's produced in a high tech studio! So you idiots now open your eyes and ears, stop questioning anything - cos it's now YOU GUYS who destroy anything! YOU... NOT SONY OR WHO EVER...

I'm a MJ-fan for 18 years and a lot of people on the net make me shake my head with their stupid comments! Now it's the fans or a bunch of them who start to be about Michael just as the press has been for the last two decades! So think about that....

Posted at 8:12 PM on Nov 12, 2010 by Matys

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Actually it was MJ's own family and children who first said they are positive the tracks are not Michael's voice. But I guess because you've been a fan for 18 years, you know better than them? I've been a fan for 28 years, but I don't presume to know his voice better than his own family. And it would be nice if you didn't call fans that don't agree with you "idiots".

1442 days ago
43.

severine gelig    

Someone can explain what the logo of the cirque du soleil in this package (enlarged view), then it'll have been made in 2009 ... that it was never admitted that "this is it" in there Will Cirque du Soleil, and that more projects in 2011 and 2012 were not made known to the general public in April 2010? (Although some fans knew that something was afoot since 2003) loll

1442 days ago
44.

alice    

It was not MJs children who ever said it wasn't his voice on BN- more gossip. Anyone who is really a fan of ALL of Michael's music can hear it's him singing. It's very clear.

1442 days ago
45.

HumanNature    

New Song: Michael Jackson – ‘Keep Your Head Up’

http://thatgrapejuice.net/2010/11/song-michael-jackson-ke...


Magnificent.....

Posted at 3:34 PM on Nov 12, 2010 by MiMi

AS ALWAYS, THANKS FOR THE THE 411!!!

MJ IS BAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAACK!!!!!

GREAT SONG!!!!

I WILL BE BUYING THE ALBUM!!!!!!

LOVE ME SOME MJ!!!!!!

LONG LIVE THE KING OF "ALL" MUSIC, MICHAEL JOSEPH JACKSON

1442 days ago
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