Music Stars Collaborate for Orlando Tribute Song ‘Hands’
Some of the biggest stars in music have teamed up for a new tribute song dedicated to the victims of the Orlando nightclub shooting.
The track, titled “Hands,” was released on iTunes on Wednesday and features dozens of the industry’s biggest names, including Britney Spears, Jennifer Lopez, Mary J. Blige, Selena Gomez, and Gwen Stefani. Nantucket native Meghan Trainor also lent her voice to the project, as well as Adam Lambert, RuPaul, P!nk, Jason Derulo, and several other stars.
Written by Justin Tranter and Julia Michaels, the song is meant to honor the 49 people who died during the shooting at Pulse Nightclub in Orlando on June 12. Each victim’s name and age has been included in the description for “Hands” on YouTube, and organizers are trying to promote the track on social media using the hashtag #ForThe49.
Proceeds from “Hands” will go to benefit the victims’ families as well as a number of LGBT organizations. According to the song’s description on iTunes, the Equality Florida Pulse Victims Fund, the GLBT Community Center of Central Florida, and GLAAD will each receive 43 cents for every single that’s purchased.
You can check out the video for “Hands” above or download the tribute song on iTunes.