Michael Jackson's 'Hold My Hand' video debuts
December 9th, 2010
04:31 PM ET

Michael Jackson's 'Hold My Hand' video debuts

The spirit of Michael Jackson lives on in the just-released music video for his song "Hold My Hand."

The video, which premiered today on MichaelJackson.com, VEVO.com, and YouTube.com, opens with a crowd of people standing outside a building and proclaiming, "I love you, Michael." As they release balloons into the sky, a child can be heard saying, "Come back."

Footage of Jackson performing on stage is woven with images of children dancing joyfully along with shots of rapper Akon, who also appears on the track.

Director Mark Pellington shot “Hold My Hand” in California, using real Jackson fans to represent the King of Pop's legacy, according to a press release. “The video is a tribute to all that Michael stands for - life, in all its permutations...love, and its power," says Pellington of Jackson, who died in June 2009. "A video of memory, healing, and joy.”

"Hold My Hand” is the first single from the upcoming album "Michael," which will be released December 14. The video will also appear as part of a 30-minute Michael Jackson special airing on BET tonight.


soundoff (13 Responses)
  1. texn

    Of course people are just cashing in. When he was alive nobody wanted to be assoiciated with him and lets be honest he was fodder for late night comedy. Not to mention the so called "tribute" concert. Seriously thats just sad for your own flesh and blood tryin to cash in on your dead name.

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  2. Horace

    Just like tupac. Still releasing new music after passing.

    December 10, 2010 at 11:24 am | Report abuse |
  3. eireanngal3

    Very beautiful song, nice video....RIP Michael. You can still touch hearts.

    December 10, 2010 at 10:19 am | Report abuse |
  4. heycarrieann

    This just creeps me out...I feel that people are just trying to cash in. What money they couldn't squeeze out of him in life, they are going after in death. It just seems wrong.

    December 10, 2010 at 8:59 am | Report abuse |
  5. bestmom

    R u people crazu jsgcuz he was not found guilty doesnt mean hs didnt do it, i guess u people think oj is not a killer.. yes mj was a talented man but facts r facts, and besides people r doing this for the $$$ not to show there love

    December 10, 2010 at 8:26 am | Report abuse |
  6. Bee

    Heartfelt video...We will continue to love your work MJ..

    December 10, 2010 at 8:06 am | Report abuse |
  7. mv

    The sad part is that Michael Jackson is probably still not in peace. Too much harm has been done to him.
    Congrats to those evil people, mission accomplished! !@$#%

    December 10, 2010 at 12:54 am | Report abuse |
  8. Joe

    Michael Jackson was a great artist. His music changed the lives of millions around the world. We do not know whether Michael was satisfied with this work, after all he was a perfectionist. I also think it is direspectful. This time should be for his friends,family and fans to greive and come to grips with the loss of the greatest entertainer of all time.

    December 9, 2010 at 7:23 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Superhiro

    I'm a huge MJ fan but something about this rubs me the wrong way. Feels wrong to posthumously release his work.

    December 9, 2010 at 4:54 pm | Report abuse |
    • Natty

      I agree. But in a way I think he will be proud of us for continuing his work, because he isn't here to do it himself.

      December 10, 2010 at 8:01 am | Report abuse |
    • MJ

      Yea i agree it is kinda strange, but to be honest kinda felt good to hear Mj again on a new song. Bitter sweet i guess.

      December 10, 2010 at 10:02 am | Report abuse |
  10. karla

    BET on my list to watch. Interesting enough regarding opinions one way or the other.
    http://nellswisdom.blogspot.com/

    December 9, 2010 at 4:46 pm | Report abuse |
  11. cheefsfury

    IM GONNA BE FOR REAL WHEN I SAY THAT I MISS MJ YOU ALL WERE SO MEAN TO ACCUSE HIM OF THE TERRIBVLE THING HE DIDNT ACTUALY DO SO NOW HEAR U R TRYING TO ACT LIKE YOUR HIS BEST FAN

    December 9, 2010 at 4:38 pm | Report abuse |

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