Some of your favorite celebrities are joining hands. From Selena Gomez and Jennifer Lopez to Gwen Stefani and Pink, some of the biggest names in music are part of a new collaboration, ‘Hands,’ which just debuted on iTunes.
Britney Spears opens the number, which is an emotional, four and a half minute ballad, dedicated to the 49 victims who lost their lives in the tragic shooting at Pulse Nightclub in Orlando on June 12. She is joined by multiple A-list singers for the ballad, a charity single from Interscope Records and GLAAD. Listen and download the song here.
The song includes vocals from the following artists:
Britney, Mary J. Blige, Jason Derulo, Selena Gomez, Halsey, Imagine Dragons, Juanes, Adam Lambert, Jennifer Lopez, Kacey Musgraves, Nate Ruess, Pink, RuPaul, Troye Sivan, Gwen Stefani, Meghan Trainor, Tyler Glenn, Ty Herndon, Mary Lambert, the Trans Chorus of Los Angeles, MNEK, Alex Newell, Prince Royce and Jussie Smollett.
The ballad debuted on iTunes, and all proceeds go directly to the victims of the shooting in Pulse nightclub in Orlando. The single’s profits will be distributed my Equality Florida Pulse Victims Fund, the GLBT Community Center of Central Florida and GLAAD will distribute the single’s profits. You can buy the song on iTunes here.
Co-writer Justin Tranter broke down to Billboard how the tribute came about, with everyone recording around the world. Mary J. Blige in New Orleans; Britney Spears in Thousand Oaks; Pink in Santa Barbara; MNEK in London; Selena on her studio bus; Dan Reynolds at his home; Adam Lambert in Luxembourg; Ty Herndon in Spain; Kacey Musgraves in Nashville.
Multiple celebrities have paid tribute to the massacre; Ryan Murphy produced a tribute video with 49 celebrities, all paying tribute to the victims. Celebs who paid tribute included Lady Gaga, Lea Michele, Sophia Bush, Caitlyn Jenner, and many more.