We Are the World - Various Artists

We Are the World – Various Artists

Michael Jackson, Lionel Ritchie, Quincy Jones, Ray Charles, Diana Ross, Dionne Warwick, Cyndi Lauper, Tina Turner, and others collaborated on a charity single that sold 20 million copies in the United States. The multi-platinum single won 3 Grammys, an American Music Award, and a People’s Choice Award. The single focused on the critical conditions in Africa. It was a way for these legendary artists to express their humanitarian works for Africa and for the world. The repetitive chorus in the song expressed their compassion and empathy for the callous world we live in when they sang, “We are the world, we are the children; we are the ones who make a brighter day, so let’s start giving.”