We Are the World

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"We Are the World" is a song written by Michael Jackson and Lionel Richie. It was first performed by the band USA for Africa in 1985. It was produced by Quincy Jones. It was meant to raise funds and awareness for the poor in Africa. It sold over 20 million copies. 800,000 records were sent out when the single was released. They were all sold in three days. It won three Grammy Awards. At the 1985 MTV Video Music Awards it won Best Group Video and Viewer's Choice.

The video showed the song being recorded at A&M Recording Studios. It was sold as a video cassette.

The group Artists for Haiti released their own version of the song in 2010. It was titled "We Are the World 25 for Haiti‎". It was a charity song to help victims of the earthquake in Haiti.