WATCH: Michael Jackson-Akon's 'Hold My Hand' Video Premieres

The clip opens with balloons being released and a shadow of the late singer.

The video for Michael Jackson's posthumous duet with Akon, "Hold My Hand," premiered at 12:01 a.m. EST Thursday morning on VEVO.

It opens with balloons being released as voices are heard saying, "Love you, Michael!" Jackson's shadow is then spliced with clips of him, his star on the Hollywood walk of fame and Akon singing.

As requested in an earlier casting call, a man without a hand appeared briefly.

Jackson's posthumous album, Michael, is due in stores on Dec. 14.