UPDATED! Musical Lineup for ‘Hope for Haiti Now: A Global Benefit for Earthquake Relief’
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In nearly record time, George Clooney's project of pulling together top talents to raise money for the tragedy in Haiti has finally been firmed up. We just got a huge listing of all the talents that will lend their voices, appearances and support to the special that is set to air on many networks this Friday. Here's the talent list as it stands now:
In New York City:
- Wyclef Jean
- Bruce Springsteen
- Jennifer Hudson
- Mary J. Blige
- Madonna – NEW!
In Los Angeles:
- Alicia Keys
- Christina Aguilera
- Dave Matthews
- John Legend
- Justin Timberlake
- Stevie Wonder
- Taylor Swift
- Haitian Artist Emeline Michel – NEW!
- Group Performance by Keith Urban, Kid Rock, and Sheryl Crow
- Beyoncé – NEW!
- Group Performance by Bono, The Edge, Jay-Z, and Rihanna
UPDATE: Participants to include President Bill Clinton, Ben Stiller, Brad Pitt, Chris Rock, Clint Eastwood, Denzel Washington, Halle Berry, Jon Stewart, Julia Roberts, Leonardo DiCaprio, Matt Damon, Meryl Streep, Morgan Freeman, Nicole Kidman, Robert Pattinson, Samuel L. Jackson, Tom Hanks, Will Smith with Muhammad Ali, and More Than One Hundred of the Biggest Names in Film, Television, and Music.
All Performances to be Available for Purchase from Apple® iTunes® Store with Proceeds Benefiting Select Haiti Relief Funds
Hope for Haiti Now has become the most widely distributed global telethon in history. It's now set to air on ABC, CBS, NBC, FOX, CNN, BET, The CW, HBO, MTV, VH1, CMT, PBS, TNT, Showtime, COMEDY CENTRAL, Bravo, E! Entertainment, National Geographic Channel, Oxygen, G4, CENTRIC, Current TV, Fuse, MLB Network, EPIX, Palladia, SoapNet, Style, Discovery Health, Planet Green, and Canadian networks including CBC Television, CTV, Global Television, and MuchMusic on Friday, January 22, 2010 at 8:00 p.m. ET/PT and 7:00 p.m. CT.
The event will be live streamed online globally across sites including YouTube, Hulu, MySpace, Fancast, AOL, MSN.com, Yahoo, Bing.com, BET.com, CNN.com, MTV.com, VH1.com, and Rhapsody and on mobile via Alltel, AT&T, Sprint, Verizon, and FloTV. “Hope for Haiti Now” will also air internationally on BET International, CNN International, National Geographic, and MTV Networks International, which is available in 640 million homes worldwide. “Hope for Haiti Now” will be the first U.S.-based telethon airing on MTV in China. Facebook and Twitter have signed on as official social media partners to help drive donations and tune-in to the telethon.
More than One Hundred of the Biggest Names in Film, Television, and Music to Appear on “Hope for Haiti Now,” Along with Wyclef Jean in New York City, George Clooney in Los Angeles, and CNN's Anderson Cooper in Haiti
Here's a repeat of the ways you can donate before the telethon too: