Carrie Underwood, Kanye West, and Keri Hilson were all spotted heading into Henson Studios in LA on Monday, where Lionel Richie and Quincy Jones are recording an updated version of "We Are the World." (Photos by Getty Images)
The first sessions for the re-recording of "We Are the World" began today, and it looks like producers Lionel Richie
and Quincy Jones
have packed the studio with some major talent. While an official list has not yet been released, dozens of stars were spotted heading into Henson Studios in LA on Monday to start working on the track. Usher and Carrie Underwood both participated in the Grammy tribute to Michael Jackson and both will be singing on the new version of "We Are the World." (Getty Images)
The production team is keeping mum on the full list, but already Kanye West
, Celine Dion
, Wyclef Jean, Vince Vaughn and many more have been seen entering the studio. According to Smokey Robinson, who worked on the original recording, none of the 43 singers from the 1985 version of the song will appear on the remake.
The original, written by Michael Jackson and Lionel Richie, has reportedly been re-written with new lyrics and an updated musical arrangement. The new track is sure to be a major musical event this year, and will be sold to benefit victims of the earthquake in Haiti.
Here is a list of performers who were seen entering the studio Monday.Pictures from the Grammy Tribute to Michael Jackson featuring Usher, Carrie Underwood, Jennifer Hudson, Celine Dion and Smokey Robinson