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- Posted on Jan 21st 2010 11:31AM by Emily Tan
The recording heavyweights are planning to the return to the studio and remake the 1985 hit, 'We Are the World.' Celebrating its 25th anniversary on Jan. 28, the song, which originally raised money to help feed and relieve famine in Africa, will raise money for Haiti. According to Billboard.com, Jones and Richie are asking artists to stay an extra night during Grammy weekend and participate in the project.
While Michael Jackson obviously won't be a part of the remake, it won't be surprising if an invite has been sent out to the other original soloists like Bruce Springsteen, Paul Simon, Cyndi Lauper and Dionne Warwick. Usher, Natalie Cole and John Legend are some of the artists who have already been invited, and we're sure many other Grammy nominees will jump on the opportunity to be part of it.
Helmed by Grammy producer Ken Ehrlich, 'We Are the World' will not only be a single but also turned into a video, just like the 1985 recording. While no artists have been officially confirmed to record, more news about the remake will no doubt be coming out very soon.