Thursday, January 21, 2010

Musical Selection:

It's being reported that Quincy Jones has selected a few artist to re-make the hit "We Are The World" in support of the Haiti Relief efforts. The recording will take place immediately following the upcoming Grammy Award celebration.

According to Reports:

Twenty-five years after "We Are the World" became a global hit, a remake of the charity song will benefit Haiti.

Quincy Jones and Lionel Richie, who were both involved in the original, are planning a huge re-recording of the single to celebrate the milestone anniversary, according to the Hollywood Reporter blog, Showbiz 411.

The legendary musicians are pushing artists who will be in Los Angeles for Grammy weekend to stay in the city till Monday, Feb. 1 for a massive sing-along at the Nokia Theater.

The invite list so far includes Usher, Natalie Cole, and John Legend, according to Showbiz 411. But the blog predicts other acts – like Wyclef Jean, Sting, Fergie, Alicia Keys, and Justin Timberlake - will quickly hop on board as Grammy nominees, presenters and guests get word.

The anniversary was originally set to be marked on Jan. 28, but that changed when an earthquake devastated Haiti on Jan. 12. Now, proceeds from the single and video will go to Haiti relief.

"We Are the World," written by Michael Jackson and Lionel Richie, and produced by Quincy Jones and Michael Omartian, was released in 1985 to benefit African famine relief.

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