Stars Gather Hope for Haiti, Vampire Weekend Talks 'Contra'
Billboard.com editor Tye Comer sits in for Bill Werde on today's Daily Noise, brought to you by Fuse and Billboard.com, and brings news of Friday's Hope For Haiti Now telethon. The event, whose performances are available on the "Hope for Haiti Now" album, featured A-list artists including Alicia Keys, Madonna, and an original collaboration between Rihanna, Jay-Z, Bono and the Edge called "Stranded," and helped raise $58 million and counting for relief efforts in Haiti. Among continuing celebrity efforts for Haiti will be a Feb. 1 re-recording of the 1985 classic "We Are the World," organized by Quincy Jones. In other news, Vampire Weekend talks about their second album "Contra," which topped the Billboard 200 last week, and the role of the success of first single "Cousins".