It's been 25 years since Lionel Richie wrote "We Are the World" with Michael Jackson
to help end hunger in Africa. With producer Quincy Jones on board, musicians like Stevie Wonder
, Kenny Rogers
, Tina Turner
, Billy Joel
, Diana Ross, Bob Dylan and Bruce Springsteen were eager to lend their talent to the cause. The single skyrocketed to the top of the charts, won four Grammys and raised millions to help those in need.
After the devastating Haiti earthquake
, Lionel and Quincy decided it was time to bring back "We Are the World." More than 80 of the world's most talented singers joined the project—including Tony Bennett
, Barbra Streisand, Celine Dion
, Justin Bieber, The Jonas Brothers
, Snoop Dogg, Eminem, Jay-Z
, Jennifer Nettles
, Jennifer Hudson
and Lady Gaga
. "I've never seen so much excitement—Tony Bennett, Snoop Dog talking to each other. Lil Wayne, Barbra Streisand talking to each other," Lionel says. "Everyone stepped up, and it's beautiful."