Correction: Taylor Swift Not Available For ‘We Are The World’ Remake
First Published: January 28, 2010 9:33 PM EST Credit: Getty Images
LOS ANGELES, Calif. -- Charity anthem ‘We Are The World’ is set to make a return — but not with Taylor Swift.
Contrary to previous information received by Access Hollywood on Thursday morning, Access has now learned that the country star will be jetting off for her Australian tour directly after the Grammys. A source previously told Access that the singer would be joining a group of all-star performers set to record a new version of “We Are The World” in LA on Monday.
Access apologizes for the earlier reporting error.
Producer Quincy Jones recently spoke out on the re-recording to E! Online, stating, “It’s the 25th anniversary and it’s perfect timing…It’s not an accident, man. That’s God. It will be ‘We Are The World’ for Haiti.”
The 1985 track, recorded to provide humanitarian aid to Africa, was written by Michael Jackson and Lionel Richie and also featured performances by the likes of Stevie Wonder, Ray Charles, Paul Simon, Bruce Springsteen, Bob Dylan, Tina Turner and Diana Ross, among others.
The news of a possible remake was first reported by The Hollywood Reporter’s Showbiz 411 earlier this month.
According to E!, other potential performers on the track include Miley Cyrus, Jennifer Hudson, Will Smith, Jason Mraz, Sheryl Crow, Mya, Sugarland and Justin Bieber, though Quincy said the lineup is still in the works.
“I want to get a final list before I put it out,” Quincy said.
And with Michael Jackson in mind, Quincy told the site he plans to discuss his relationship with the late King of Pop in a CNN special, though he is not participating in the planned Grammy tribute to the singer.
A number of musicians have contributed to Haiti relief already, with the “Hope For Haiti Now” digital album hitting No. 1 on the Billboard charts this week – the first digital-only compilation to do so.
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