Superstars sing for Haiti
NEW YORK: Superstars of the music world united for Haiti on Monday night (01Feb10), when Celine Dion, Kanye West, Jennifer Hudson and the Jonas Brothers all turned out to record vocals for Quincy Jones and Lionel Richie's revamped We Are The World.
Barbra Streisand, Wyclef Jean, Pink, Miley Cyrus, will.i.am, Tony Bennett, Randy Jackson, Adam Levine, Julianne Hough, Jason Mraz and Nicole Scherzinger were also amongst the 75 stars who headed to the A&M complex in Los Angeles to lend their support to the charity track.
The reworking of the USA for Africa anthem will benefit the aid relief in earthquake-ravaged Haiti, following last month's (Jan10) devastating tremor.
And country star Hough admits she was honoured to have been asked to lay down her vocals for the song.
She says, "It's just iconic. Celine (Dion) is just so gracious and amazing and such a pro."
Hudson adds, "(I'm) Excited to be here."
Stars including Michael Jackson, Stevie Wonder, Tina Turner, Ray Charles, Bruce Springsteen and Diana Ross originally teamed up on the 1985 track to raise more than $30 million (£18.8 million) for USA for Africa, a nonprofit organisation founded by the singers to fund hunger relief in Africa.