Academy Award-winning writer-director Paul Haggis (Crash, Million Dollar Baby), whose own personal efforts as well as those of Artists for Peace and Justice have already saved countless lives in Haiti, filmed the private recording session to create the accompanying video and behind-the-scenes production, and serves as Film Director and as an Executive Producer with Jones, Richie, Jean, Phillips and Tortorici.
The 25th Anniversary recording features over 80 artists and performers. The recording of We Are The World 25 For Haiti embodied the same enthusiasm, sense of purpose and generosity as the original recording 25 years ago. Every one of the artists who participated, regardless of genre or generation, walked into the room with their hearts and souls completely open to coming together to help the people of Haiti.
Artist who took part
Justin Bieber Nicole Scherzinger Jennifer Hudson Jennifer Nettles Josh Groban Tony Bennett Mary J. Blige Michael Jackson (stock material only) Janet Jackson Barbra Streisand Miley Cyrus Enrique Iglesias Jamie Foxx Wyclef Jean Adam Levine P!nk BeBe Winans Usher Orianthi (on guitar) Fergie Nick Jonas Toni Braxton Mary Mary Isaac Slade Lil Wayne Carlos Santana (solo with a guitar) Akon T-Pain LL Cool J Will.i.am Snoop Dogg Busta Rhymes Swizz Beatz Iyaz Kanye West Patti Austin Bizzy Bone Ethan Bortnick Jeff Bridges Zac Brown Brandy Kristian Bush Natalie Cole Harry Connick Jr. Hayden Panettiere Kid Cudi Faith Evans Melanie Fiona Sean Garrett Tyrese Gibson Anthony Hamilton Keri Hilson Julianne Hough India.Arie Randy Jackson Taj Jackson Taryll Jackson TJ Jackson Jordin Sparks Al Jardine Jimmy Jean-Louis Joe Jonas Kevin Jonas Gladys Knight Benji Madden Joel Madden Katharine McPhee Jason Mraz Mýa Freda Payne A. R. Rahman Raphael Saadiq Trey Songz Musiq Soulchild Jordin Sparks Robin Thicke Alex Williams Rob Thomas Vince Vaughn Ann Wilson Brian Wilson Nancy Wilson
Text World to 50555 to donate $10 or go to world25.org You can also donate by downloading the song on itunes.
This telethon was truly touching. I have not a dime to give since i have donated all of my money earlier this week. But i saw the generosity of mankind come through for the Haitian People. These people have lost everything bit they still have God in their hearts. So may we bless them with hope of a better tomorrow.
1-877-99-HAITI or http://www.hopeforhaitinow.org
Rihanna is using her music for a good cause her porformace it being used as a single to help raise money for Haiti relief,
Download the song On itunes Here and the proceeds will go to help Haiti.
Rihanna is also set to perform along with the likes of Bono, Coldplay, Jay-Z and The Edge in London on Friday at the Hope for Haiti Now telethon.
Justin Timberlake, Christina Aguilera will take the stage in Los Angeles, along with Alicia Keys, Dave Matthews, John Legend, Stevie Wonder, Taylor Swift and a group performance by Keith Urban, Kid Rock and Sheryl Crow. While Sting, Bruce Springsteen, Mary J. Blige, Jennifer Hudson and Shakira will perform in New York.
Haiti has been hit by a 7.o earth quake effecting over 3 million people. Thousands are belived to be dead. You can help by donateing money to The Red Cross Here or Text YELE to 501501 to donate $5 to the Haiti Earthquake Relief.
In this time prayer is needed for the people who are there. Also for families who have loved ones in Haiti.