On June 30, a new Akon & Michael Jackson collaboration called "Hold My Hand" leaked to YouTube and various other internet sites, but was removed within 36 hours.
The song features both Akon and Michael Jackson on lead vocals, with Michael singing the first verse of the song, backing vocals and ad-libs.
Akon's representative at the time of the leak stated that Akon's forthcoming album had not been completed, and as such there was no word whether or not "Hold My Hand" would make Akon's album.
In an interview in July, Akon stated that "Hold My Hand" would actually be Michael Jackson's first single.
The writer of the song, Claude Kelly, was interviewed by Billboard in July and said that "Hold My Hand" was due to appear on both Akon and Michael's new albums.
Currently, there is no official word on when the song will be released as a single.
For fans desperate to hear the song it could be found searching Google Videos or try this direct search Akon + "Hold My Hand".
Enjoy, its a fantastic collaboration.