When Artists Unite: Classic Music Ensembles

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  • Wyclef Jean, Jennifer Hudson, Mary J. Blige, Janet Jackson, Barbra Streisand, Jamie Foxx, Usher, Celine Dion, Lil Wayne, Akon, Kanye West will.i.am, Nipsey Hussle
  •  Harriet Tubman, Rosa Parks, Sojourner Truth, Assata Shakur, Angela Davis and Shirley Chisolm, Aaliyah, Mary J. Blige, En Vogue, Xscape, Karyn White, SWV, TLC, Me’Shell NdegéOcello, Vanessa Williams,Dallas Austin, Joi
  • Jermaine Dupri, Bono, Marvin Gaye, Usher, The Backstreet Boys, *NSYNC, Mary J. Blige, Destiny’s Child, Nelly, Alicia Keys, Britney Spears, Wyclef Jean, Christina Aguilera, Gwen Stefani, Jennifer Lopez
  • El DeBarge, Whitney Houston, Stacy Lattisaw, Lisa Lisa, Full Force, Teena Marie, Menudo, Stephanie Mills, New Edition, James “J.T. Taylor, Kurtis Blow, The Fat Boys, Grandmaster Melle Mel, Run–D.M.C., Whodini
  • Big Mike, The Notorious B.I.G.,  Bone Thugs-n-Harmony, Buckshot, Busta Rhymes, Coolio, Digable Planets, Heltah Skeltah, Ill Al Skratch, Jamal from Illegal, the Menace Clan , Redman
  • Ralph Tresvant, Bobby Brown, Randy Travis, Celine Dion, Luther Vandross, Michael Bolton, Garth Brooks
  • The Game, John Legend, Chingy, Patti La Belle and Celine Dion, Mya, Wyclef Jean, Ruben Studdard, Anthony Hamilton, Brian McKnight
  • MC Lyte, Meshell Ndegeocello, Nefertiti, Patra, Queen Latifah, Salt-n-Pepa, Left Eye, Da 5 Footaz, Yo-Yo
  • Game, Rick Ross, 2 Chainz, Diddy, Fabolous, Wale, DJ Khaled, Swizz Beatz, Yo Gotti, Curren$y, Problem, King Pharaoh, TGT, Ginuwine, Tank, Tyrese
  • Michael Jackson, Lionel Richie, Quincy Jones, Ray Charles, Diana Ross, Stevie Wonder, Cyndi Lauper, Bruce Springsteen, Willie Nelson
  • Dr. Dre, Ice-T, Eazy-E, Michael Concepcion, MC Ren, MC Hammer, Tone Loc, Young MC, J.J. Fad
  • KRS-One, Public Enemy, Heavy D, MC Lyte, Kool Moe Dee, Boogie Down Productions, Stetsasonic,
  • D'Angelo, Usher, R. Kelly, Brian McKnight, El Debarge, Tevin Campbell,Joe, Keith Sweat

"What's Going On," Artists Against AIDS Worldwide

Artists Against AIDS Worldwide released the album What’s Going On on October 30, 2001. The project contained multiple versions of Marvin Gaye's classic with various artists and musicians and its proceeds benefited AIDS programs in Africa and other distressed countries as well as The American Red Cross's September 11 Relief Fund because the attack occurred right after the song was recorded.

The radio version was produced by Jermaine Dupri and Bono; that and eight other renditions included stars like Usher, The Backstreet Boys, *NSYNC, Mary J. BligeDestiny's ChildNellyAlicia Keys, Britney Spears, Wyclef JeanChristina AguileraGwen Stefani and Jennifer Lopez.

(Photo: Columbia Records)

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