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It's been 25 years since Quincy Jones gathered music's biggest superstars to record "We Are the World," as a USA for Africa fundrasier. Now, Jones is collaborating with Lionel Richie to remake the song for Haiti relief.
The new version will be recorded on Feb. 1 in Los Angeles, the day after the Grammy Awards. "It's the 25th anniversary and it's perfect timing," Jones told E! News earlier this week. "It's not an accident, man. That's God. It will be 'We Are the World' for Haiti."
Though Jones is keeping mum on which singers will participate in the remake ("I want to get a final list before I put it out," he said), sources say Usher, John Legend, Natalie Cole, Miley Cyrus, Jennifer Hudson, Will Smith, Jason Mraz, Sugarland, Sheryl Crow, Mya and Justin Bieber, among others, may all be volunteering.
The best-selling original, which benefited African famine relief, was written by Richie and Michael Jackson, and was coproduced by Jones and Michael Omartian. It featured vocals by Jackson, Richie, Stevie Wonder, Billy Joel, Diana Ross, George Michael, Bruce Springsteen and Cyndi Lauper, to name just a few.
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