Claude Kelly began his musical career as a singer and later progressed to songwriting. His work has been recorded by major stars including Britney Spears, Kelly Clarkson, Whitney Houston, Leona Lewis, Akon and R. Kelly.
Kelly penned ‘Hold My Hand’ which was recorded by Michael with Akon and with Claude on background vocals, but it was later dropped when it was leaked onto the internet. He was hugely disappointed not to have worked with Michael at that time.
In an interview with Ballerstatus.com Claude Kelly spoke of his regret when Michael passed away. To read this interview, please click here.