''You Are Not Alone'' was kind of a basic R&B groove with a verse and chorus. I like to think that R.Kelly's subsequent success with ballads came from watching what Michael Jackson did with his initial track idea.'' - Rob Hoffman (recording engineer)
''Jackson explained that he instantly liked the song, but listened to it twice before making his final decision. Although the song was written by Kelly, Jackson was adamant that the production should be a collaborative effort among the two musicians.'' - Jake Brown (writer)
"It's amazing to know that five years ago I was writing songs in a basement in the ghetto and now I'm writing for Michael Jackson ... I'd be a fool not to say it's a dream come true. I actually imitated Michael when I sent him my first copy of ''You Are Not Alone''. He was laughing at me because I was imitating him." - R. Kelly
''THE STORY BEHIND THE SONG''
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