When the song “We Are The World” was released in 1985 as a fundraising single, it raised $63 million for humanitarian aid in Africa.
About 50 musicians were featured on the song. It was written by Michael Jackson and Lionel Richie. Quincey Jones and Michael Omartian served as co-producers.
Now, producers remade the original version with new performers, and proceeds will benefit victims of the Haiti earthquake.
The remake also marks the 25th anniversary of the original song. Some of the celebrities who participated in the remake are listed below. Watch the clip below to view the new music video.
Justin Bieber, Lil Wayne, Wyclef Jean, Josh Groban, Will.I.Am, Miley Cyrus, Keri Hilson, Zac Brown, Barbra Streisand, Janet Jackson, Carlos Santana, Natalie Cole, BeBe Winans, Heart, Freda Payne, Harry Connick Jr., Earth, Wind & Fire, Brian Wilson, Al Jardine, Tony Bennett, A.R. Rahman, T-Pain, Kanye West, Bizzy Bone, Randy Jackson, Patti Austin, Celine Dion, Gladys Knight, Jeff Bridges, Vince Vaughn, Lionel Richie, Quincy Jones, Nicole Richie, Rashida Jones, 3T, Joel Madden, Benji Madden, Akon, Brandy, Melanie Fiona, Mya, Musiq Soulchild, Katharine McPhee, Trey Songz, Faith Evans, Jimmy Jean-Louis, Orianthi, Sugarland, Jennifer Hudson, Kid Cudi, Toni Braxton, Snoop Dogg, LL Cool J, Drake, Busta Rhymes, Swizz Beatz, Nipsey Hussle, Mann, Jason Mraz, India.Arie, Mary Mary, Tyrese Gibson, Raphael Saadiq, Pink, Jordin Sparks, Rob Thomas, Usher, the Fray’s Isaac Slade, Ethan Bortnick, Enrique Iglesias, Robin Thicke, Jamie Foxx, Adam Levine, Jonas Brothers, Nicole Scherzinger, Julianne Hough and Fonzworth Bentley.
The remake premiered Feb. 12 during the opening ceremony of the winter Olympics. It’s posted below.