Stars remake 'We Are the World' for Haiti

Dozens of recording stars began recording at a Hollywood studio yesterday to add their voices to a song they hope will raise millions of dollars for Haitian earthquake relief.

The lyrics and music are an updated version of "We Are the World," a song that raised at least $30 millions for African humanitarian programs 25 years ago. Lionel Richie, who co-wrote the first song with Michael Jackson, organized the effort. The original producer, Quincy Jones, used the same studio he used in 1985.

Some of the singers on this updated song include: Usher, Gladys Knight, Natalie Cole, Kanye West, Celine Dion, Melanie Fiona, Lil Wayne, Snoop Dogg, Jamie Foxx, Jennifer Hudson, Anthony Hamilton, Mary Mary, Trey Songz, India.Arie, Musiq Soulchild and more.

The song will debut at the opening ceremony of the Winter Olympics.


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Comment by Me'chelle on February 4, 2010 at 10:22pm
Think it is good thing, but not going to be same without Michael, I agree not really looking for any Rap on the song, Rap is cool, but its getting old to me they all sound the same.
Comment by LC Cotton on February 3, 2010 at 11:11pm
Miss Lola is so right.
Comment by Ms. Vicky on February 2, 2010 at 9:29pm
This is going to be fabulous!!!
Comment by Lola on February 2, 2010 at 8:16pm
It's ironic that it took a devastation of this magnitude to bring the stars back to remake this song as a tribute to a cause that Michael saw 25 years ago which was to help others who are less fortunate in the world.
Comment by Dominick Johnson on February 2, 2010 at 7:41pm
this song is going to be awesome
Comment by linear on February 2, 2010 at 6:56pm
i hope they bring maxwell :)
Comment by Katie Clark on February 2, 2010 at 6:45pm
I can't wait to hear this song!!
Comment by cedrick williams on February 2, 2010 at 5:46pm
I hope this song don't have any RAPPER RAPPING ON THIS SONG please I LIKE RAP BUT not on this song.
Comment by Lauren Smith on February 2, 2010 at 5:26pm
I cant wait to hear it either
Comment by CHERYL (BKA) Natural Beauty on February 2, 2010 at 3:16pm
We are the world is a classic and I can’t wait to hear the remake! The original is already in my iPod and when I hear it, it brings tears to my eyes. So I hope the remake is hot and very uplifting as well.


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