Sugarland's rep confirms that the duo will be part of the new all-star recording of "We Are the World," set to take place on Monday, the day after The Grammys. While the original version, recorded 25 years ago, raised money for African famine relief, the new version will benefit efforts to aid Haiti following the devastating earthquake there on January 12. Once again, Quincy Jones and Lionel Richie are at the helm of the project. Invited artists include Usher, Natalie Cole and John Legend, and a rumored line-up, according to Star magazine, includes Miley Cyrus, Will Smith, Justin Bieber, Jason Mraz, Jennifer Hudson, Sting, Fergie and Haiti native Wyclef Jean among others. Just like the 1985 version, the recording session will be turned into a video and single.
In other news of Haiti relief efforts, Billboard reports that worldwide iTunes sales of the Hope For Haiti Now album, video, and individual performances have raised more than three million dollars for aid to that devastated Caribbean country, accounting for nearly all digital sales for the project.
I am really, really looking forward to hearing this remake! "We Are The World" is a song that impacted not only the world but me as a young person and I hope the remake has the same effect. ~Vanessa
Sugarland Bonus is Remake