It finally happened. Last month, Lionel Richie revealed his plans to do a remake of “We Are The World.” In 1985, the star-studded music video and single was produced to benefit African famine relief. For 2010, the singers are doing for Haiti earthquake victims.
Quincy Jones helped Lionel mastermind the charity single, which coincides with the 25th anniversary of the original release. The recording wrapped up last Monday in LA, and there were over 80 singers in attendance, including: Celine Dion, Gladys Knight, Miley Cyrus, The Jonas Brothers, Jason Mraz, Nicole Scherzinger, Justin Bieber, Kanye West, Selena Gomez, Wyclef Jean, Jennifer Hudson, Will Smith, Sheryl Crow, Mya, Pink, Barbra Streisand, Jordan Sparks, and Julianne Hough.
The song will be available for download on February 7, while the 3D video will premiere during the opening ceremony of the Winter Olympics later this month. All proceeds from the sale of the song will benefit the victims of the Haiti earthquake.