Toni Braxton Joins ‘We Are The World’ Remake
Lady Gaga and Bono will reportedly join the galaxy of stars coming together to record a remake of “We Are the World” on Monday (February 1). They will join Usher, Jason Mraz, Akon, Jennifer Hudson, Carlos Santana, Enrique Iglesias, Toni Braxton and other undisclosed artists.
Lionel Richie, who co-wrote the charity single with Michael Jackson, is working with Quincy Jones (the song’s original producer) to organize the 25th anniversary remake to benefit Haiti relief. According to E! Online, Richie and Jones recruited Bono and Gaga at the Grammys on Sunday night. Frequent Gaga collaborator RedOne will help produce the track, which is said to include more than 100 participants.
“It’s like the biggest honor in life to get a call from our father in music, Quincy Jones,” he told E!.
Trey Songz told MTV News at the Grammy Awards that Stevie Wonder got him involved in the project, following their appearance together at the BET Honors last month. Songz could barely describe how honored he was to be a part of this new project.
“Oh, man, it’s … I don’t even know if I can find a word for what that is,” he said. “[It’s] one of the biggest songs in history. Man, the list [of performers] is crazy. I couldn’t even begin to tell you. I got it in my phone.”
The original “We Are the World,” recorded in 1985, brought together artists like Bruce Springsteen, Bob Dylan, Stevie Wonder, Tina Turner and Cyndi Lauper to aid famine victims in Africa.