A group of celebrities arrived in Hollywood to raise money for the Haiti earthquake relief fund.
Stars including Celine Dion, Jennifer Hudson, Vince Vaughn, Kanye West and Wyclef Jean agreed to take part in a recording of Michael’s ‘We Are The World’ for charity.
“It’s the 25th anniversary (of the original hit song) and it’s perfect timing,” Us Magazine quotes producer Quincy Jones as saying. “It’s not an accident, man. That’s God. It will be ‘We Are The World’ for Haiti.” Other celebrities taking part include Gladys Knight, Keri Hilson, Nicole Scherzinger, Katharine McPhee, Robin Thicke, Randy Jackson, T-Pain and Josh Groban.
ET Online were also present at the recording.
Several members of the cast spoke about the historical impact of the song and advocated the importance of contributing to the recovery in Haiti. Not only is the sound getting revamped, ‘We Are the World’ is entering a world of technological advancements. It is being recorded in 3D and using green screen technology, Lionel Richie reveals that “you can put yourself in the ‘We Are the World’ family.”
Quincy is saving perhaps the most touching moment for last. At the request of Katherine Jackson, Maya Angelou penned a poem to be read at the end of the song. Quincy is going to speak to Michael’s children about reading that narration.