Pics: Stars Come Together to Record ‘We Are The World’

There comes a time when musicians heed a certain call and come together as one, and that time came on Monday evening as more than 70 performers joined up to record a new version of “We Are the World” to benefit Haitian earthquake relief organizations, Reuters reported. The all-star session took place in the same Hollywood studio where the original song, written by Lionel Richie and Michael Jackson and produced by Quincy Jones to raise money for African famine victims, was recorded, and was overseen by Mr. Richie and Mr. Jones.

Among the artists who can be heard on the new single are Barbra Streisand, Celine Dion, Brandy, Faith Evans, Tony Bennett, Snoop Dogg, Lil Wayne, Drake, LL Cool J, and will.i.am of Black Eyed Peas, as well as Justin Bieber, who sings the song’s opening line, many more including Wyclef Jean, the Haitian-American performer who has largely served as the celebrity face of the earthquake relief effort. None of the performers on the original “We Are the World” recording are involved in the new single, nor was Lady Gaga, who was widely rumored to be on the producers’ wish list. Randy Phillips, the AEG Live executive, told Reuters that a video for the song would have its debut on Feb. 12 during the Winter Olympics, and that proceeds will go to a newly established charity foundation. Michael‘s sister Janet will add her vocals today!

Full Artists List
QUINCY JONES – EXECUTIVE PRODUCER
Lionel Richie–Executive Producer

WYCLEF JEAN – Executive Producer
Rickey Minor-Producer

CARLOS SANTANA
ORIANTHI
JENNIFER HUDSON
JAMIE FOXX
SUGARLAND
ADAM LEVINE
JASON MRAZ
EARTH WIND & FIRE
NATALIE COLE
THE JONAS BROTHERS
T PAIN
BRIAN WILSON
JUSTIN BIEBER
NICOLE SCHERZINGER
INDIA.ARIE
JULIANNE HOUGH
MARY MARY
MELANIE FIONA
BEBE WINANS
MYA
TYRESE GIBSON
ANTHONY HAMILTON
RAPHAEL SAADIQ
GLADYS KNIGHT
KERI HILSON
JOEL & BENJI MADDEN
HEART
BRANDY
PINK
MUSIQ SOULCHILD
MILEY CYRUS
AKON
JORDIN SPARKS
CELINE DION
ROB THOMAS
KATHARINE McPHEE
JEFF BRIDGES
RANDY JACKSON
PATTI AUSTIN
KID CUDI
USHER
WILL.I.AM
KANYE WEST
LL COOL J
ISAAC SLADE (aka The Fray)
SNOOP DOGG
NICOLE RICHIE
TREY SONGZ
ETHAN BORTNICK
TARYLL JACKSON
TAJ JACKSON
TJ JACKSON
VINCE VAUGHN
DRAKE
FREDA PAYNE
FAITH EVANS
ROBIN THICKE
RASHIDA JONES
BARBRA STREISAND
JIMMY JEAN LOUIS
ENRIQUE IGLESIAS
ZAC BROWN
LIL WAYNE
TONY BENNETT
JOSH GROBAN
SEAN GARRETT
HARRY CONNICK, JR.
AL JARDINE
BIZZY BONE
AR RAHMEN

2 Comments
  1. this had touched my heart
    in times like this it is great to know that a lot of people do care about everyone in the world

    my fave Pink is even there, i’m indeed proud of her
    also she made an appearance on “Get Him to the Greek” movie can’t wait to watch it

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