Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 15 of 20

Thread: Michael Jackson And Akon Song Originally Intended For Whitney Houston

   
  1. #1
    Points: 39,976, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 4.0%
    Achievements:
    Three FriendsOverdrive25000 Experience PointsVeteran

    Join Date
    Jul 2011
    Location
    Valley Stream, New York
    Posts
    4,195
    Points
    39,976
    Level
    100
    Thanks
    2,486
    Thanked 3,047 Times in 1,177 Posts

    Default Michael Jackson And Akon Song Originally Intended For Whitney Houston

    Michael Jackson And Akon Song Originally Intended For Whitney Houston - Forbes
    INVESTING | 2/20/2012 @ 3:40PM


    Weeks before Whitney Houston’s death, Grammy-nominated songwriter Claude Kelly stopped by the Forbes headquarters in New York and shared his thoughts on mashups, Miley Cyrus, Notorious B.I.G. and the business of songwriting.


    In the interview, he told a fascinating story about how a song he’d written called “Hold My Hand” ended up being one of Michael Jackson’s last recordings. Kelly had penned the tune with Akon, originally creating it with Whitney Houston in mind. In the end, Akon liked the song so much that he decided to record it himself rather than giving it to Houston.


    In 2008, Akon found himself in the studio with Michael Jackson–and decided to offer the song to The King of Pop as a duet. The two recorded the song together; a version would appear on Jackson’s posthumous album, Michael. Though the final product was a bit different than Kelly’s original tune, he was pleased with the end result.


    “He’s my all-time favorite artist,” says Kelly of Jackson. “['Hold My Hand'] didn’t go No. 1, it didn’t match ‘Thriller,’ or anything else he’s done. But for me I can say I was one of the last people to have a song recored by Michael Jackson. That’s good enough.”


    To hear the full story from Claude Kelly, see the video below — the part about “Hold My Hand” bouncing from Whitney Houston to Akon to Michael Jackson begins at 2:30.

  2. The Following 6 Users Say Thank You to MsCassieMollie For This Useful Post:


  3. #2
    Points: 6,782, Level: 54
    Level completed: 16%, Points required for next Level: 168
    Overall activity: 0%
    Achievements:
    Three FriendsCreated Blog entry1 year registered5000 Experience Points

    Join Date
    Jul 2011
    Posts
    2,190
    Points
    6,782
    Level
    54
    Blog Entries
    3
    Thanks
    461
    Thanked 341 Times in 188 Posts

    Default Re: Michael Jackson And Akon Song Originally Intended For Whitney Houston

    Is Akon a liar? I thought I heard him say he wrote Hold My Hand and was so excited to show Michael. I may have heard wrong, though.

    Michael Jackson Forever

  4. #3
    Points: 122,442, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 0%
    Achievements:
    Three FriendsVeteranTagger First ClassOverdrive50000 Experience Points

    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Location
    Michigan USA
    Posts
    11,406
    Points
    122,442
    Level
    100
    Thanks
    8,951
    Thanked 17,640 Times in 4,613 Posts

    Default Re: Michael Jackson And Akon Song Originally Intended For Whitney Houston

    No Akon didnt Lie. He never said he wrote "Hold My Hand" and always gave credit to Claude Kelly. But Akon did say he was excited to show MJ the song becuase he felt MJ would like it and that it was a good song for them to record.
    Claude Kelly is credited on the song and Album as the writer.
    L.O.V.E. survives
    so we can Rock forever *

    Blog Facebook Twitter Youtube Tumbler
    *


  5. The Following 4 Users Say Thank You to qbee For This Useful Post:


  6. #4
    Points: 39,976, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 4.0%
    Achievements:
    Three FriendsOverdrive25000 Experience PointsVeteran

    Join Date
    Jul 2011
    Location
    Valley Stream, New York
    Posts
    4,195
    Points
    39,976
    Level
    100
    Thanks
    2,486
    Thanked 3,047 Times in 1,177 Posts

    Default Re: Michael Jackson And Akon Song Originally Intended For Whitney Houston

    It would be nice if Michael & Whitney did duet together when they were alive...

  7. #5
    Points: 13,323, Level: 75
    Level completed: 19%, Points required for next Level: 327
    Overall activity: 11.0%
    Achievements:
    VeteranThree Friends10000 Experience Points

    Join Date
    Dec 2003
    Location
    Turkey
    Posts
    1,682
    Points
    13,323
    Level
    75
    Thanks
    2,502
    Thanked 1,324 Times in 525 Posts

    Default Re: Michael Jackson And Akon Song Originally Intended For Whitney Houston

    Michael and Whitney singing 'Hold my hand' as a duet would have been awesome.

  8. The Following 5 Users Say Thank You to soulmum For This Useful Post:


  9. #6
    Points: 13,905, Level: 76
    Level completed: 64%, Points required for next Level: 145
    Overall activity: 2.0%
    Achievements:
    Three FriendsCreated Blog entryOverdrive10000 Experience Points1 year registered

    Join Date
    Feb 2011
    Location
    Bucharest, Romania
    Posts
    4,369
    Points
    13,905
    Level
    76
    Blog Entries
    2
    Thanks
    2,992
    Thanked 2,811 Times in 1,220 Posts

    Default Re: Michael Jackson And Akon Song Originally Intended For Whitney Houston

    Everything is Whitney related now a days...
    [SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]
    I am going to say something I have never said before and this is the truth.I have no reason to lie to you and God knows I am telling the truth.I think all my success and fame and I have wanted it, I have wanted it because I wanted to be loved.That's all.That's the real truth.

  10. The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to claudiadoina For This Useful Post:


  11. #7
    Points: 5,146, Level: 45
    Level completed: 98%, Points required for next Level: 4
    Overall activity: 0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran5000 Experience Points

    Join Date
    Sep 2011
    Posts
    418
    Points
    5,146
    Level
    45
    Thanks
    140
    Thanked 358 Times in 155 Posts

    Default Re: Michael Jackson And Akon Song Originally Intended For Whitney Houston

    Quote Originally Posted by MsCassieMollie View Post
    It would be nice if Michael & Whitney did duet together when they were alive...

    I read way before her passing that there is an unreleased mj song featuring Whitney: Days of the broken hearted.
    I also rembember the rumour that the Whitney song "I turn to you" was originally a duet with MJ and Whitney.


    But if they really exist I don't know, but I hope so!

  12. #8
    Points: 6,782, Level: 54
    Level completed: 16%, Points required for next Level: 168
    Overall activity: 0%
    Achievements:
    Three FriendsCreated Blog entry1 year registered5000 Experience Points

    Join Date
    Jul 2011
    Posts
    2,190
    Points
    6,782
    Level
    54
    Blog Entries
    3
    Thanks
    461
    Thanked 341 Times in 188 Posts

    Default Re: Michael Jackson And Akon Song Originally Intended For Whitney Houston

    Quote Originally Posted by qbee View Post
    No Akon didnt Lie. He never said he wrote "Hold My Hand" and always gave credit to Claude Kelly. But Akon did say he was excited to show MJ the song becuase he felt MJ would like it and that it was a good song for them to record.
    Claude Kelly is credited on the song and Album as the writer.
    Thanks for clearing that up for me, I thought I'd ask because I didn't want to go searching through the Making Of documentary for that one clip if it's even in there.

    I figured I must have missed something when I read this because I always thought Akon wrote the song in like one day.

    Michael Jackson Forever

  13. #9
    Points: 1,318, Level: 20
    Level completed: 18%, Points required for next Level: 82
    Overall activity: 0%
    Achievements:
    1 year registered1000 Experience Points

    Join Date
    Feb 2012
    Posts
    9
    Points
    1,318
    Level
    20
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post

    Default Re: Michael Jackson And Akon Song Originally Intended For Whitney Houston

    Wasnt I Just Cant Stop Loving You originally intended to be a duet with Michael and Whitney?

  14. #10
    Points: 1,042, Level: 17
    Level completed: 43%, Points required for next Level: 58
    Overall activity: 13.0%
    Achievements:
    1 year registered1000 Experience Points
    mjfan4alongtime's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    Location
    Uk
    Posts
    15
    Points
    1,042
    Level
    17
    Thanks
    1
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts

    Default Re: Michael Jackson And Akon Song Originally Intended For Whitney Houston

    'Hold my hand' is a beautiful song, didn't know it was done with whitney in mind originally,

    Quote Originally Posted by Stunna View Post
    Wasnt I Just Cant Stop Loving You originally intended to be a duet with Michael and Whitney?
    That is my belief too, also the blonde haired lady from Abba,(sorry don't know her name) they all turned it down, other commitments

  15. #11
    Points: 1,042, Level: 17
    Level completed: 43%, Points required for next Level: 58
    Overall activity: 13.0%
    Achievements:
    1 year registered1000 Experience Points
    mjfan4alongtime's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    Location
    Uk
    Posts
    15
    Points
    1,042
    Level
    17
    Thanks
    1
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts

    Default Re: Michael Jackson And Akon Song Originally Intended For Whitney Houston

    Agnetha Fältskog is her name, ..I googled blonde haired lady from Abba lol google is my friend today *phew*

  16. #12
    Points: 6,968, Level: 55
    Level completed: 9%, Points required for next Level: 182
    Overall activity: 20.0%
    Achievements:
    Tagger Second ClassVeteran5000 Experience Points
    maral's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2009
    Location
    Stockholm, Sweden, Sweden
    Posts
    825
    Points
    6,968
    Level
    55
    Thanks
    174
    Thanked 418 Times in 186 Posts

    Default Re: Michael Jackson And Akon Song Originally Intended For Whitney Houston

    no offence to anyone but MJ did an awesome work on that song. so in my mind who it was intended for is irrelevant
    Michael, I love you now more then I can say and I'm sorry for everything in the past.........
    TWITTER : @maral4justice
    Everybody who is somebody defends Michaels innocents. Only nobody's accuse and make up lies or speculate!

  17. The Following User Says Thank You to maral For This Useful Post:


  18. #13
    Points: 11,138, Level: 69
    Level completed: 72%, Points required for next Level: 112
    Overall activity: 10.0%
    Achievements:
    Three FriendsTagger Second ClassVeteran10000 Experience Points

    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Location
    Near Michael's West Coast hometown.
    Posts
    1,974
    Points
    11,138
    Level
    69
    Thanks
    1,239
    Thanked 1,020 Times in 512 Posts

    Default

    If Michael and Whitney recorded Hold My Hand together, that would have been a beautiful sound to hear.

    I do love the recording with Akon as he has a nice voice as well.

    Help MJJC support Starlight Children's Foundation:

    Major L.O.V.E. Prayer - August 25, 2014

    If you wanna make the world a better place, Take a look at yourself and make that change" - Michael Jackson

    Twitter: http://twitter.com/windy09ForPeace How will you change the world today?


  19. The Following User Says Thank You to windy09 For This Useful Post:


  20. #14
    Points: 39,976, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 4.0%
    Achievements:
    Three FriendsOverdrive25000 Experience PointsVeteran

    Join Date
    Jul 2011
    Location
    Valley Stream, New York
    Posts
    4,195
    Points
    39,976
    Level
    100
    Thanks
    2,486
    Thanked 3,047 Times in 1,177 Posts

    Default Re: Michael Jackson And Akon Song Originally Intended For Whitney Houston

    I love this song with Akon but it would have been beautiful if Mike & Whitney performed this song together

  21. #15
    Points: 15,415, Level: 80
    Level completed: 13%, Points required for next Level: 435
    Overall activity: 0%
    Achievements:
    Three FriendsVeteran10000 Experience Points

    Join Date
    Sep 2003
    Posts
    1,930
    Points
    15,415
    Level
    80
    Thanks
    269
    Thanked 946 Times in 372 Posts

    Default Re: Michael Jackson And Akon Song Originally Intended For Whitney Houston

    I think the only reason that there is no duet between both is because of Whitneys record company. And not just because of the allegation. As i remember right, they were against even in the late 80s.
    And knowing how the duets with Enrique and G. Michael were made, separate recorded, wonder why they didnt do any duet. If it was because of time, its possible as said above.
    Maybe there is something, but we never heard of it. but i doubt it.

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •