Britney, Mary J, Selena, Pink, J-Lo, Meghan, Gwen, Jason and many more of music’s biggest names have recorded ‘Hands’, a benefit single for the Orlando shooting victims.
American LGBT rights organisation, GLAAD and Interscope Records today released ‘Hands,’ a musical tribute to the victims of Orlando co-written and concieved by Justin Tranter, the man behind Justin Bieber’s mega-hit, ‘Sorry’.
The June 12 slaughter at the Pulse gay nightclub in Orlando, which killed 49 people and injured 53, is the most deadly mass shooting in American history and the deadliest act of violence against the LGBT community. Funds from the song will aid families with medical care, counseling and will also be used for education.
‘Hands’ features Mary J Blige, Jason Derulo, Tyler Glenn, Selena Gomez, Halsey, Ty Herndon, Imagine Dragons, Juanes, Adam Lambert, Mary Lambert, Jennifer Lopez, the Trans Chorus of Los Angeles, Kacey Musgraves, MNEK, Alex Newell, P!nk, Prince Royce, Nate Ruess, RuPaul, Troye Sivan, Jussie Smollett, Britney Spears, Gwen Stefani, and Meghan Trainor.
“Orlando’s broken hearts have been lifted by the outpouring of love and support from people near and far,” said Equality Florida Executive Director Nadine Smith. “There has been beauty in the midst of our grief and we are grateful to these talented artists, producers, and GLAAD for helping us mourn and laugh and cry and sing together.”
“The horrific attack on the LGBT community in Orlando has left us devastated, but not defeated,” said GLAAD President & CEO Sarah Kate Ellis. “As we continue to mourn the crushing loss of 49 Americans, the majority of whom were Latinx and whose lives were lost to hate, we stand resolved in paying tribute to their memory, supporting the victims and families, and working together to achieve full acceptance once and for all.”
You can listen to ‘Hands’ below, and download the digital single here. Proceeds from the sale of ‘Hands’ will benefit Equality Florida Pulse Victims Fund, the LGBT Community Center of Central Florida, and GLAAD.
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