We are the World 25 for Haiti video: What's Jay-Z's beef?(Read article summary)
Multiplatinum-selling Hip Hop mogul Jay-Z said the new version of the classic 1980s 'We Are the World' hit doesn't come close to the 'untouchable' original.
The remake of the iconic 1980s charity hit "We Are the World" has been a smash online. Nearly 7 million people have viewed the video of the star-studded recording on YouTube since it premiered during the NBC broadcast of the Olympics' opening ceremony in Vancouver on Friday. It's the most downloaded song on iTunes.
As a tribute to Haiti in the wake of the Jan. 12 earthquake that killed more than 200,000 people and left more than a million homeless, producers Quincy Jones and Lionel Richie assembled an elite group of today's biggest stars to update the classic song on the 25th anniversary of the original.