Friday, January 22, 2010 many well -known celebrities and musicians helped out with Hope For Haiti Now, a global benefit concert for earthquake relief. This telethon took place in in 3 cities: Los Angeles, New York, and London.
George Clooney organized this concert with MTV to help earn more relief for Haiti, which has already lost roughly 200, 000 people.
During the benefit concert, celebrities and musicians answered phones and performed music to get people to call in and donate money to the hope for Haiti Now earthquake relief.
Coldplay, Beyonce, as well as a joint efforts with Bono, Jay-Z, Rhianna, and the Edge, performed in London. The latter four musicians performed together a new song, “Stranded– Haiti mon Amour.” Their collaboration turned out to be successful, giving the world a catchy song and Haiti relief money. Check out their song below!
In New York, Haitian-born, Wycleaf Jean hosted and sang. With him Bruce Springsteen, Jennifer Hudson, Shakira, and Sting performed.
And in LA, George Clooney took charge and was joined by musicians: Alicia Keys, Christina Aguilera, Taylor Swift, Justin Timberlake, Stevie Wonder, John Legend, Keith Urban, Sheryl Crow, and Kid Rock.
I have to say Clooney actually did a great job getting great artists to join together in a great cause. I wish I could have personally been at the benefit concert, but then again I wouldn’t know which one I would have wanted to be at!!
Good news: you can purchase the songs from the concert on itunes and all the proceeds will go the earthquake relief in Haiti.
If you want to help Haiti out and missed the Hope For Haiti Now benefit concert, you still can. Just visit Hope For Haiti Now to donate.