Jackson Drafts Britney, Justin For Charity Single
Michael Jackson will team with Britney Spears, 'N Sync's Justin Timberlake, and the Backstreet Boys' Nick Carter to record the single "What More Can I Give," proceeds from the sales of which will beneMichael Jackson will team with Britney Spears, 'N Sync's Justin Timberlake, and the Backstreet Boys' Nick Carter to record the single "What More Can I Give," proceeds from the sales of which will benefit relief funds in the wake of last week's terrorist attacks on New York and Washington, D.C. No release date or label has yet been set.
Jackson is aiming to raise $50 million from the project, which may feature additional performers as well as a Spanish-language version.
"I believe in my heart that the music community will come together as one and rally to the aid of thousands of innocent victims," Jackson said. "There is a tremendous need for relief dollars right now and through this effort each one of us can play an immediate role in helping comfort so many people."
The recording is reminiscent of USA for Africa's star-studded 1985 charity single "We Are the World," which raised millions for hunger relief in Africa. The track, produced by Quincy Jones and featuring dozens of artists, including Jackson, Bruce Springsteen, and Ray Charles, reached No. 1 on The Billboard Hot 100. It won the Grammy for song of the year in 1986.
Jackson's new Epic album, "Invincible," is due Oct. 30 in North America. First single "You Rock My World" is No. 10 in its third week on The Billboard Hot 100.
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