Simon Cowell releases star-studded Haiti benefit single

, Staff

On the heels of this week’s re–recording of “We Are The World”, American Idol judge Simon Cowell has unveiled his all-star rendition of R.E.M.’s 1982 hit “Everybody Hurts” to benefit victims of the Haiti earthquake.

Cowell was encouraged to coordinate the single by British Prime Minister Gordon Brown and it features global superstars like Mariah Carey, Rod Stewart, Kylie Minogue, James Blunt, Michael Buble, Miley Cyrus, Jon Bon JOvi and James Morrison. The remake does target a more British audience with several contestants from Cowell’s U.K. shows like X Factor and Britain’s Got Talent featured, including Susan Boyle, Cheryl Cole, members of the Brit boy band Take That (including Robbie Williams), JLS and Westlife.

R.E.M. are waiving all royalties for the song, which will raise funds for the Helping Haiti fund and the Disasters Emergency Committee.

The song will be available for download on Sunday.

Give the song a listen below.

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