Jason Mraz to Sing in Updated “We Are the World”?

I just saw this at sfgate.com:

“Quincy Jones and Lionel Richie’s revamped “We Are The World” recording session is taking place at the same Los Angeles recording studio where the original tune was recorded 25 years ago.

Stars like Akon, Jason Mraz, Bono, Wyclef Jean, Usher and Lady Gaga are expected to flood the historic A&M complex in Hollywood on Monday night to re-record the charity anthem.

The new song will benefit the aid relief in earthquake-ravaged Haiti.

Stars like Stevie Wonder, Tina Turner, Ray Charles, Bruce Springsteen and Diana Ross originally joined songwriters Richie and Michael Jackson and producer Jones in the studio on January 28, 1985 to record the track.

That record raised more than $30 million for USA for Africa, a nonprofit organization founded by the singers to fund hunger relief in Africa.”

I guess we’ll find out soon.
Update 2/10/10: It’s true, and we’ll get to see it soon: “The song and video for the 25th anniversary remake of “We Are The World” will premiere Feb. 12 during NBC’s coverage of the Vancouver Winter Olympics’ opening ceremony.”


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