In 1985 a group of artists gathered together to record “We Are The World” which was written by Michael Jackson and Lionel Richie. All proceeds went to charity.
There were 46 artists involved and the soloists in order were Lionel Richie, Stevie Wonder, Paul Simon, Kenny Rogers, James Ingram, Tina Turner, Billy Joel, Michael Jackson, Diana Ross, Dionne Warwick, Willie Nelson, Al Jarreau, Bruce Springsteen, Kenny Loggins, Steve Perry, Daryl Hall, Huey Lewis, Cyndi Lauper, Kim Carnes, Bob Dylan, and Ray Charles.
The song would prove to be a good idea and would spawn other types of charitable releases. It would also prove to be a huge hit as it would spend four weeks atop the BILLBOARD MAGAZINE Pop charts. It would sell four million copies in The United States.