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'We Are the World' -- The Remake

2/2/2010 7:10 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Anyone who's ever put out a record in the past 5 years got together yesterday at Jim Henson studios in Los Angeles to sing a new version of Michael Jackson & Lionel Richie's "We Are the World" to benefit Haiti.

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The Jonas Brothers, Wyclef Jean, Harry Connick Jr., Sugarland, Justin Bieber, "Best Singer in the World" Celine Dion and a ton of other performers were seen recording the song yesterday afternoon.

The final video will air during during the opening ceremony for the Olympics February 12.


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61.

a fan    

No repeat performers in this version. Not Michael
Janet and 3 T are participating.
I think they should have written a new song instead of ruining his song to make it have a new sound.
You don't mess with perfection.
You don't mess with an artists work after he dies.

1667 days ago
62.

Twilightluvinmom    

Actually, MJ's vocals WILL be used on the remake as well as Janet singing some of his parts---at least that's what ET (or E! Online, sorry can't remember which) is reporting this morning.
Also, its being said that MJ3 will be reading a poem at the end of the record that was written by Maya Angelou.

1667 days ago
63.

janalal4    

http://www.mtv.com/news/articles/1631044/20100202/jackson_michael.jhtml

According to this article, Michael Jackson will be represented by Janet Jackson in this re-recording. I think MJ would be pleased with that & the fact his legacy & what began with he & L.Ritchie is be carried on. The article says his 'presence' was definitely felt in the studio.

MJ knew that 'We Are The World' wasn't about himself but about what he could do for OTHERS! He's surely smiling down from heaven. The work he started is being carried on & his spirit is living on within it & for him I'd bet that is surely enough.

1667 days ago
64.

Who Cares reads a wonder    

LA AND NV will open a NEW CLUB called the RAT CLUB.Freaks come in and Dance to HIP HOP RAT DANCE

1667 days ago
65.

FFJ    

How dare they touch MJs song, he would be angered knowing the throwaway few hit wonders such as Jonas Bros and Justin Beiber was on it, this was from MJs heart, not to be slaughtered!!
Keep MJ3 away from this commercialism. The children are being exploited, we seen them on the Grammys FOR RATINGS, if the public keep buying into the children, then they are going to get swallowed up by the snakes in the Jungle that killed their father!!
PLEASE KEEP THE JACKSON CHILDREN OUT OF IT!!

1667 days ago
66.

Who Cares reads a wonder    

The beat goes on for the RAT CLUB for downtown LA.hot new beat is sweeping the tech clubs.A street beat for tready hip teens tied of the gang music are they on too something that will catch on with the rest of the new rich teens.

1667 days ago
67.

aaron    

Where is EMINEM!?!?!?!?!?!The GREATEST and ILLEST rapper ever!!!!I heard he was doing this to.But i cant see EM with all theses people.EMS the BIGGEST star of them all.

1667 days ago
68.

Butterfly    

Richie and Jones were quick to point out that if Jackson were still alive, he'd want to be just as involved with the song as he was 25 years ago, though maybe in a different role. "I know it's hard to believe, but if Michael were, alive he'd stand behind the scenes," Richie said

1667 days ago
69.

janalal4    

http://www.theinsider.com/news/3180261_Should_the_Jackson_Kids_Have_Been_at_the_We_Are_the_World_Recording

According to this source MJ's kids may recite a M.Angelou poem to be placed at the end of the song.

1667 days ago
70.

Who Cares reads a wonder    

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1667 days ago
71.

Who Cares reads a wonder    

vacation 30YEARS. PLEASE SEND ME MONEY

1667 days ago
72.

i miss MJ    

21. There isn't anymore imagination left in Hollywood.

Nothing new in movies. Just re-makes of older hits.

Nothing new on TV. A whole lot of moronic Reality TV shows.

And now they're going to start doing re-makes of past songs.

Pathetic.


Posted at 9:47AM on Feb 2nd 2010 by pat



Read more: http://www.tmz.com/2010/02/02/we-are-the-world-remake-michael-jackson-celeine-dion-video/2#comments#ixzz0ePCCvIdW

affirmitive, Pat. hollywood, movies, the music industry on a whole has gone to hell. MJ knew that this would happen.

1667 days ago
73.

Pat    

They should NOT have Wyclef Jean in this at all. He stole money for personal use in his charity. He uses a building he owns and charges "rent" to the charity. How sad is that?

They should have had Jsnet Jackson on here singing as well as the Jackson brothers...that would have been amazing. A little peice of Michael would live on through them.

1667 days ago
74.

Who Cares reads a wonder    

Who buys all the junk YOU DO.DEMAND QUAILITY don't buy trash.What are the stardards of quaility vs Trash .The consumer has the power in your hand STOP BUYING THE JUNK it's up to us WE DO HAVE THE POWER US IT OR LOSE IT.

1667 days ago
75.

emily    

another michaels song being destroyed by amateurs..jonas brothers, justin bieber and miley cyrus? WTF?????????????

1667 days ago
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