The “We Are The World 25 For Haiti” Video
After all the press coverage and buildup over the past two weeks, the 25th anniversary update of “We Are The World” finally premiered Friday during the opening of the 2010 Winter Olympics. Jamie Foxx introduced the Paul Haggis-directed video for the charity song by asking viewers to “do more than just watch—reach deep into your hearts and give anything you can, as we have, for Haiti.”
Both the digital single and music video were added to iTunes Friday night, with proceeds going to Haiti earthquake relief efforts. Watch the full eight-minute-and-30-second clip—which features everyone from Pink and Justin Bieber to Barbra Streisand and Janet Jackson—below the jump.
The updated “We Are The World” was produced by Quincy Jones, Wyclef Jean and RedOne. Here’s the list of all the artists involved in the new version:
* Akon * Bono * India.Arie * Patti Austin * Tony Bennett * Justin Bieber * Bizzy Bone * Ethan Bortnick * Brandy * Jeff Bridges * Toni Braxton * Zac Brown * Kristian Bush * Busta Rhymes * Natalie Cole * Harry Connick Jr. * Kid Cudi * Miley Cyrus * Celine Dion * Snoop Dogg * Drake * Earth Wind & Fire * Faith Evans * Fergie * Melanie Fiona * Jamie Foxx * Sean Garrett * Tyrese Gibson * Josh Groban * Anthony Hamilton * Keri Hilson * Julianne Hough * Jennifer Hudson * Enrique Iglesias * LL Cool J * Janet Jackson * Michael Jackson * Randy Jackson * Taj Jackson * Taryll Jackson * TJ Jackson * Al Jardine * Joe Jonas * Kevin Jonas * Nick Jonas * Rashida Jones * Gladys Knight * Adam Levine * Jimmy Jean-Louis * Benji Madden * Joel Madden * Mary Mary * Katharine McPhee * Jason Mraz * Mýa * Jennifer Nettles * Orianthi * Freda Payne * P!nk * A. R. Rahman * Nicole Richie * Raphael Saadiq * Carlos Santana * Nicole Scherzinger * Isaac Slade * Trey Songz * Musiq Soulchild * Jordin Sparks * Barbra Streisand * Swizz Beatz * T-Pain * Robin Thicke * Rob Thomas * Usher * Vince Vaughn * Lil Wayne * Kanye West * Will.i.am * Ann Wilson * Brian Wilson * Nancy Wilson * BeBe Winans
Across the pond in the United Kingdom, the all-star Helping Haiti charity cover of R.E.M.’s “Everybody Hurts” went on sale this week, and is expected to top the British chart this Sunday after selling over 200,000 copies during its first two days of release alone.