The world premiere of the video for â€œWe Are the World 25″ for Haiti premiered in a condensed version during NBCâ€™s coverage of the opening ceremony of the Vancouver Winter Olympics on Friday, with the complete video airing on Saturday.
(View the video for “We Are the World 25” below.)
Lionel Richie and Quincy Jones re-collaboratedÂ (in addition, Wyclef Jean) onÂ the new version of “We Are the World” to raise money for victims of the Haiti earthquake.Â The new version was recorded on February 1 in the same studios used 25 years ago for the original song, which was originally written by Richie and Michael Jackson and sung by USA for Africa (stars of the 1980s were featured).
The only original singer from the 1985 version was a clip of the lateÂ Michael Jackson, and his sister, Janet Jackson, joined in.Â Â New stars for “We Are the World 25” included Pink, Fergie, Lil Wayne,Â Celine Dion,Â Justin Bieber, Miley Cyrus, and many more.Â A highlight of the video was actor/singer Jamie Foxx re-enacting the late Ray Charles, an original “WeÂ Are the World” artist whom Foxx portrayed (and wonÂ the 2004 Best Actor Oscar) in the movieÂ “Ray.”Â
To learn more about the We Are the World Foundation and make a donation, click here.
To download the new version of “We Are the World,” visit iTunes.com/wearetheworld25 (NOTE: You may have to download iTunes to your laptop or PC.)
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