Lady Gaga, Eminem, Jay-Z, Justin Timberlake and Barbra Streisand are just a handful of the 100-plus stars scheduled to take part in a re-recording of Ã¢â‚¬Å“We Are the WorldÃ¢â‚¬Â to benefit Haiti, producer RedOne told Rolling Stone yesterday at the Grammys. Other artists contributing to the new Ã¢â‚¬Å“We Are the WorldÃ¢â‚¬Â Ã¢â‚¬â€ a remake of the 1985 USA for Africa charity single that was co-written by Michael Jackson and Lionel Richie Ã¢â‚¬â€ include Celine Dion, Fergie, Wyclef, Enrique Iglesias and more musicians who attended yesterdayÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s 52nd Annual Grammy Awards.
Ã¢â‚¬Å“IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢m so delighted and so happy to get a dream call from Quincy Jones and Randy Phillips and Lionel Richie,Ã¢â‚¬Â RedOne told RS. Ã¢â‚¬Å“I know that Lionel Richie has been asked like 150-something times to redo Ã¢â‚¬ËœWe Are the WorldÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ and he said no to everything until this Haiti thing happened. The moment he saw that it happened he was like, OK, Ã¢â‚¬ËœWe Are the World.Ã¢â‚¬â„¢ And to be one of the people they called to have fresh input to the song, to help produce the song Ã¢â‚¬â€ I have no
According to RedOne, recording of the Ã¢â‚¬Å“We Are the WorldÃ¢â‚¬Â remake will take place today in a Los Angeles studio. In addition to the all-star vocal talent, RedOne promises instrumentation from the likes of Orianthi (the guitarist for Michael JacksonÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s This Is It show) and other big-name musicians. The AP reports Bono, Jason Mraz and Akon are also slated to appear on the track. Ã¢â‚¬Å“With music you want to help people feel something in a certain way, and this is something devastating that just happened and I am and we are the world,Ã¢â‚¬Â RedOne said. Ã¢â‚¬Å“WeÃ¢â‚¬â„¢re going to be helping people that we donÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t know. I have Haitian friends and stuff like that, but weÃ¢â‚¬â„¢re going to be helping people that need help right now.Ã¢â‚¬Â