LONDON - A new charity single for Haiti featuring Mariah Carey, Jon Bon Jovi, Susan Boyle and Robbie Williams hit the Internet and airwaves yesterday.
The cover version of REM's famous ballad Everybody Hurts was hastily put together by TV personality Simon Cowell, who gathered more than 20 stars to raise funds for survivors of the Caribbean earthquake.
The song will be available for download on Sunday and will hit music outlets the following day, according to the Sun newspaper, which teamed up with Cowell to promote the record.
The song, recorded in London and Los Angeles, can already be ordered online at hmv.com, play.com, and amazon.co.uk, and the money raised goes to the "Helping Haiti" fund.
It is one of several fundraising initiatives by the world of pop and film, and its launch coincides with news that Quincy Jones has overseen a new version of We Are the World in aid of Haiti's victims. - Reuters