Kanye West, Alicia Keys Help Raise $30 Million for Sandy Victims

The star-studded 12-12-12 benefit concert was a massive success.

Posted: 12/14/2012 10:40 AM EST

The stars united for a good cause on Wednesday and the concerted effort paid off. The 12-12-12 Concert for Sandy Relief, which featured performers Kanye West, Paul McCartney, Alicia Keys, Bruce Springsteen and several others, raised over $30 million to aid those still affected by the hurricane that devastated the East Coast in late October.

The megawatt performers joined forces at Madison Square Garden in New York. The entire concert, which was organized by the Robin Hood Foundation, was broadcast live on several cable networks and streamed for free online.

The five-hour concert featured a number of surprises and guest performers. Sir Paul McCartney joined Dave Grohl and Krist Novoselic for a makeshift Nirvana reunion, Adam Sandler sang a humorous rendition of Leonard Cohen's classic "Hallelujah" and guest hosts included Leonardo DiCaprio, Diddy, Chris Rock, Jon Stewart, Chelsea Clinton and more.

Rebuilding efforts from Sandy continue as a loss of homes and infrastructure still plagues several areas of coastal New Jersey and New York.

 

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(Photos from left: Larry Busacca/Getty Images,Kevin Mazur/WireImage)

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