Michael Jackson will release his recording, “What More Can I Give,” in rememberance of the September 11 attacks. While dozens of relief efforts were being publicized, Jackson kept the tribute song in secrecy as he flew around the country recording the song with music’s biggest stars.
To date, Ricky Martin, Mariah Carey, Carlos Santana, Celine Dion, Tom Petty, Beyonce Knowles of Destiny’s Child, Julio Iglesias, Reba McEntire, Backstreet Boy Nick Carter, Luther Vandross, Shakira, Brian McKnight, Gloria Estefan, Mya, Aaron Carter, John Secada, Billy Gilman, Shawn Stockman of Boyz II Men, Alejandro Sandz, Christian Castro, Olga Tanon, Anastascia, Juan Gabriel, Luis Miguel, Thalia, Ziggy Marley, 3LW and many more appear on the Jackson-assembled and produced relief song.
With a goal of raising more than $50 million for the families, orphans and survivors of the attacks, Jackson will release both English and Spanish versions of the song.
Jackson stated in a release, “I believe in my heart that the music community will come together as one and rally to the aid of thousands of innocent victims. There is a tremendous need for relief dollars right now, and through this effort one of us can play an immediate role in helping comfort so many people.”