The Grammys may be over, but the day after was another gathering of the various personalities of the music industry, this time to re-record the charity anthem “We are the World.”
Artists such as Natalie Cole, Barbra Streisand, Celine Dion, Pink, the Jonas Brothers, Tony Bennett, Kanye West, Akon and Jennifer Hudson, as well as 75 others were present at the Henson Recording studios, the very same place where the original cut was made 25 years ago.
While on break, some of them spontaneously sang an a cappella version of “Lean on Me.”
Barbra Streisand, a known perfectionist, kept on recording her solo part over and over just to correct each and every pitch. Patti Austin later rushed to her room to help coach the diva.
Lil’ Wayne meanwhile gushed when he was informed about doing Bob Dylan’s part in the song.
Producer Quincy Jones, the man behind the 1985 charity song, announced last week that he will redo the song this time to help the victims of the earthquake that struck Haiti back in January 12.
“We are the World” was written by Michael Jackson and Lionel Richie, and became an instant hit back in 1985. Among the stars that helped take part in the song include Stevie Wonder, Tina Turner, Bruce Springsteen, Ray Charles, Bob Dylan, Cyndi Lauper and Diana Ross.
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