BBC News – Haiti single Everybody Hurts due out on 7 February -> @MarkusFeehily

BBC News – Haiti single Everybody Hurts due out on 7 February.

Everybody Hurts, the all-star single recorded to raise money for victims of the Haiti earthquake, will be released on 7 February, it has been confirmed.

Parts of the song were recorded in London on Tuesday, while artists including Robbie Williams put down their vocals in Los Angeles.

The song was originally a 1993 hit for US band REM.

The final line-up of artists has also been confirmed and includes Michael Buble, Jon Bon Jovi and JLS.

The song will be available for download on 7 February and on CD single the day after.

JLS singer Ortise Williams, who lost relatives in the 12 January earthquake, said: “The tragedy is very close to my heart.

“It’s great to be working with such talented artists all pulling together to make a difference through song.”

Cheryl Cole said she hoped money raised would “help the people of Haiti rebuild their lives” while Rod Stewart said he could not think of “a more fitting song than Everybody Hurts to convey the unimaginable tragedy that is Haiti”.

Simon Cowell, who organised the single, said it had been “an absolute priority for us all”.

X Factor winners Leona Lewis, Alexandra Burke and Joe McElderry also appear on the single alongside Mariah Carey, Kylie Minogue and Miley Cyrus.

Take That, Mika, James Blunt, James Morrison, Susan Boyle and Westlife complete the line-up.

Half of the single’s proceeds will go to the Sun’s Helping Haiti fund and the rest will be donated to the Disasters Emergency Committee.

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