By Adam Hetrick
02 Feb 2010
Janet Jackson is expected to record the track originally performed by her brother (with a few more special guests added) this week. The Black Eyed Peas have written a new hip-hop break for the iconic single.
The 81-member chorus, who laid down the track in the same studio where the original was recorded, also included Justin Bieber; Lil Wayne; Wyclef Jean; Will.I.Am.; Carlos Santana; Natalie Cole; BeBe Winans; the members of Heart; Freda Payne; Earth, Wind & Fire; the Beach Boys' Brian Wilson and Al Jardine; Tony Bennett; "Slumdog Millionaire" film score composer A.R. Rahman; "American Idol" judge Randy Jackson; Patti Austin; Celine Dion; Gladys Knight; Jeff Bridges; Vince Vaughn; Nicole Richie; Rashida Jones; the members of 3T (the sons of Tito Jackson), Taj, Taryll and TJ Jackson; Joel and Benji Madden; Akon; Brandy; Melanie Fiona; Mya; Musiq Soulchild; Katharine McPhee; Trey Songz; Faith Evan; "Heroes" actor Jimmy Jean-Louis ("the Haitian"); former Michael Jackson guitarist Orianthi; Sugarland; Jason Mraz; India.Arie; Mary Mary; Tyrese Gibson; Raphael Saadiq; Pink; Jordin Sparks; Rob Thomas; Usher; the Fray's Isaac Slade; Ethan Bortnick; Enrique Iglesias; Robin Thicke; Jamie Foxx; Maroon 5's Adam Levine; the Jonas Brothers; Nicole Scherzinger; Julianne Hough; T-Pain; Kanye West; Bizzy Bone; Kid Cudi; LL Cool J; Snoop Dogg; Drake; Mann; Nipsey Hussle; Busta Rhymes; and Swizz Beatz.
The video will premiere Feb. 12 during the Olympics.