‘We Are the World 25‘ premiered to millions around the world in a rare simulcast Saturday, and RadarOnline.com has the video.
Academy Award winning actor Jamie Foxx introduces the much-anticipated music video.
“Two weeks ago we found ourselves surrounded by a dazzling array of artists of all ages, backgrounds and genres – but all of whom who shared a common commitment to take cation to help Haiti rise from the rubble and rebuild,” said Foxx.
A shorter, three-minute version of the re-recording debuted Friday night during coverage of the opening ceremony of the XXI Winter Olympics in Vancouver.
Tween heartthrob Bieber opens the song, which also features Barbara Streisand, Cyrus, Fergie, Jennifer Hudson, Nicole Scherzinger, Sugarland’s Jennifer Nettles, Céline Dion, Josh Groban, Nick Jonas, Lil Wayne, Jeff Bridges, Kanye West and Wyclef Jean.
And while he may no longer with us in life, original ‘We Are the World’ co-writer and executive producer Michael Jackson was featured, singing alongside sister Janet.
The song’s most significant update is a rap breakdown lead by LL Cool J, Snoop Dogg and Will.I.Am.
And there is also a nod to the original record from 1985, when Foxx imitates Ray Charles, much to the amusement of Hudson.
The video, filmed by Oscar winner Paul Haggis, shows some of the 85 artists who gathered in Los Angeles this month to re-record the charity anthem.
“We ask you to do please more than just watch,” said Foxx.
“Reach deep into your hearts and give anything you can as we have for Haiti.
“Whatever you have, no matter how big or small, it all helps.”
The video finishes with Lionel Richie, who co-wrote the song with Jackson 25 years ago: “Wow… We Are The World 25′ is an opportunity for us to see what we can do to help our fellow man.
“Haiti right now is in desperate need of our help – and you can help them.”
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