Artists unite for Haiti

In two amazing ventures artists came together to raise funds for survivors of the Haiti earthquake. “We are the World” and REM’s  “Everybody Hurts” was rerecorded by various famous artists and it is set to raise millions for the survivors.

More than 75 stars gathered to re-record the 1985 charity anthem “We are the World” in the same Hollywood recording studio where the original was cut 25 years ago.

Pink, Celine Dion, Natalie Cole, the Jonas Brothers, Kanye West, Tony Bennett, Jennifer Hudson, Akon and other musical luminaries stood shoulder to shoulder Monday on risers at Henson Recording studios, singing their hearts out and hoping to help Haiti.

At one point during the session, the musicians broke out into an a cappella version of the pop classic “Lean on Me.” … Read more

Another venture to raise funds for Haiti was initiated by Mr. Idols,  Simon Cowell.

ABC reports that a new charity single for Haiti featuring Mariah Carey, Jon Bon Jovi, Susan Boyle and Robbie Williams hit the internet and airwaves on Tuesday.

The cover version of REM’s famous ballad “Everybody Hurts” was hastily put together by TV personality and music producer Simon Cowell, who gathered more than 20 stars to raise funds for survivors of the earthquake that killed up to 200,000 people.

The song will be available for download on Sunday and hit the shops the following day, according to the Sun newspaper, which teamed up with Cowell to promote the record.

The song, recorded in London and Los Angeles, can already be ordered online at hmv.com, play.com, and amazon.co.uk, and the money raised goes to the Helping Haiti fund.

Also singing are Rod Stewart, Michael Buble, Kylie Minogue and Cheryl Cole.

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~ by tallhorsewines on February 2, 2010.

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