- 23 Jan 10
‘Stranded (Haiti Mon Amour)’ will be available soon for iTunes download.
In case you nodded off before they did their superstar thing together early this morning, here’s the ‘Stranded (Haiti Mon Amour)’ song that U2 have recorded with Jay-Z and Rihanna to help Haiti's earthquake victims.
Premiered in London as part of George Clooney’s Hope For Haiti telethon it will be available for iTunes download here on January 25, with 100% of the money going to the Clinton Bush Haiti Fund, Oxfam America, Partners In Health, Red Cross, UNICEF, United Nations World Food Programme, and Wyclef Jean’s Yéle Haiti Foundation.
"Sitting in the studio and watching Haiti hurting, I knew immediately I had to do something," says producer Swizz Beatz who’s co-ordinated the ‘Stranded…’ project. "I reached out to my friends Bono and Jay-Z and asked for their help. Jay and Rihanna sent their vocals and that same night Bono and I went into the studio. It's important we as a global community all come together to help. Haiti needs us right now."
There will also be a Hope For Haiti download album featuring the likes of Bruce Springsteen, Coldplay, Beyoncé and Jennifer Hudson who all participated in the global TV event, which aired in Ireland on MTV.