Some of the brightest stars in the music industry, including Mary J. Blige, Jennifer Lopez, and Gwen Stefani, have collaborated on a new charity track dedicated to the victims of the Pulse nightclub tragedy in Orlando.
The new ballad, “Hands” was released on iTunes last night, with Equality Florida Pulse Victims Fund, the GLBT Community Center of Central Florida and GLAAD planning to give the single’s profits to victims impacted by the deadly massacre. In addition Mary, Gwen and Jennifer, Jason Derulo, Selena Gomez, Halsey, Imagine Dragons, Juanes, Adam Lambert, Kacey Musgraves, Nate Ruess, Pink, RuPaul, Troye Sivan, Britney Spears, and Meghan Trainor are featured on the track! Other folks who contributed vocals include Tyler Glenn, Ty Herndon, Mary Lambert, the Trans Chorus of Los Angeles, MNEK, Alex Newell, Prince Royce and Jussie Smollett. Definitely a star-studded song!
Justin Tranter, Julia Michaels and BloodPop wrote the song, with Justin and BloodPop on production along with Mark Ronson. This charity single was extremely important to Justin, and is a prime example of using talents and platforms for a bigger cause. “The second I heard about this horrible tragedy where so many of my LGBTQ brothers and sisters lost their lives, I immediately got on a plane to Orlando to volunteer my help anyway I could,” Justin said in a statement. “Putting this charity single together is just a way for me, and everyone involved to keep volunteering our help and promote peace and love in the world.”
Check out the track below!
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