The anticipated recording of ‘We Are The World 25,’ a charity single featuring at least twenty-five recording artists coming together to assist Haiti in its time of need, has been completed with Faith Evans and Brandy ! Evans and Brandy, joining a previously revealed list of talent, contributed vocals to the effort Monday, February 1 in Los Angeles. Joined by Kanye West, Trey Songz, Jennifer Hudson, Usher, Justin Bieber, Celine Dion, Keri Hilson, Jamie Foxx, Gladys Knight and Musiq Soulchild, Evans and Brandy also took part in a video, which will premiere later this month. (see full list below) “25 years ago, the entertainment industry showed the power of community to help our fellow man when we recorded ‘We Are The World’ to bring relief to those suffering from famine in Ethiopia,” says Quincy Jones. “And while the need to assistant Africa continues, today the country of Haiti is suffering immeasurably from the destruction due to the recent earthquake and is in immediate need of relief that will last long after the television cameras have left. As artists, we have joined together on this 25th anniversary and in the spirit of ‘We Are The World’ to help meet that need.” The world premiere of We Are The World – 25 For Haiti will air during NBC’s coverage of the Opening Ceremony of the Vancouver Winter Olympics on Friday, February 12. Following the world premiere on NBC, it will air on other networks throughout the world. In addition to recording the landmark song, Academy Award-winning writer-director Paul Haggis (Crash, Million Dollar Baby) whose own personal efforts as well as those of Artists for Peace and Justice have already saved countless lives in Haiti, filmed the session to create an accompanying video. Both the contemporary version of We Are The World and the accompanying video will be available for purchase through on-line and retail partners with all proceeds going directly to the earthquake relief efforts in the country of Haiti through the We Are The World Foundation, a newly created not-for-profit organization made up of board members Quincy Jones, Lionel Richie, Wyclef Jean, Paul Haggis,Randy Phillips and Ambassador Louis Moreno of the Inter-American Development Bank. More information, concerning the release of the single and its video, is expected to be revealed at a later date.
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