Celebrities Create Music for Haiti Earthquake Victims
By Amber James Posted Jan 21st 2010 11:46AM
1. Rihanna covered Bob Marley classic 'Redemption Song' on Oprah Winfrey's show and revealed all proceeds from the single will be donated to helping the people of Haiti. Listen:
2. Quincy Jones and Lionel Richie are planning a massive 25th anniversary re-recording of 'We Are the World.' Artists who are set to join them are Usher, Natalie Cole, and John Legend. But don't be surprised if Wyclef Jean, Alicia Keys or even Justin Timberlake make an appearance on the track.
3. Bono and Jay-Z, aided by producer Swizz Beatz and the other members of U2, have teamed up to create a new song to benefit the victims of the Haiti earthquake. Both singers are scheduled to appear together in London during the "Hope for Haiti" telethon put together by George Clooney on Friday, Jan. 22, so it seems likely that that will be the first time the public gets a chance to hear the tune.
4. Simon Cowell plans to produce a charity single within 10 days to benefit victims of the massive earthquake in Haiti. Performers have yet to be chosen, but may include British singers Susan Boyle, Leona Lewis and Cheryl Cole, Cowell said.
5. Paste magazine launched 'Songs for Haiti,' which features songs from Andrew Bird, Of Montreal, The Decemberists, Bob Mould, She & Him, Ben Folds and others. Head over to the Web site and donate -- then in return, you'll receive more than 200 MP3s. All proceeds benefit The Red Cross, Doctors Without Borders and the Yele Haiti Earthquake Fund.
6. Linkin Park - and its charity organization Music For Relief - created a widget with free, downloadable music called 'Download to Donate.' The compilation features unreleased songs from artists like Peter Gabriel, Alanis Morissette and the Dave Matthews Band.
This Friday's 'Hope for Haiti' benefit will be broadcast from New York, Los Angeles, London and Haiti. All the songs from the event will be available on iTunes the following morning and will include songs from Taylor Swift, Coldplay, Alicia Keys and more! The show will be televised on all the major networks at 8 p.m. EST, as well as MTV, VH1, CMT, BET, PBS, CNN, Bravo, and a host of other networks. In addition, the telethon will be streamed live on Web sites including YouTube, MySpace and AOL. The funds raised from the telethon will be donated to several relief organizations, including UNICEF, Oxfam America and Partners in Health.
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