Streisand, Hudson, Groban and Connick, Jr. Record "We Are The World – 25 For Haiti" Single
By Adam Hetrick
Barbra Streisand, Jennifer Hudson, Josh Groban and Harry Connick Jr. are among the artists who lent their voices to a remake of Michael Jackson's "We Are The World" in Los Angeles on Feb. 1, according to MTV.
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.
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