Wyclef Jean, Jay-Z, Alicia Keys Help Raise $61 Million During Hope For Haiti Telethon

Wyclef Jean, Jay-Z, Alicia Keys Help Raise $61 Million During Hope For Haiti Telethon

Published January 26, 2010

Reports are surfacing that efforts from Hope for Haiti Now's superstar-studded roster has helped raise roughly $61 million.

According to Nielsen Media Research, "Hope for Haiti Now: A Global Benefit for Earthquake Relief" drew an astonishing 83 million viewers. Early reports stated the telethon raised $57 million but a recent update confirmed $61 million as the final number.

The benefit concert featured performances from Jay-Z, Alicia Keys, Beyonce and Wyclef Jean, while TV and movie stars handled the phones to receive donations.

Written by Nile Ivey, BET.com Staff

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