Hope for Haiti benefit announces performers
“Hope for Haiti: A Global Benefit for Earthquake Relief” has released the names of the musicians expected to perform at the star-studded telethon. Among those making an appearance: Wyclef Jean, Bruce Springsteen, Jennifer Hudson, Mary J. Blige, Shakira, and Sting (who will all perform in New York); Alicia Keys, Christina Aguilera, Dave Matthews, John Legend, Justin Timberlake, Stevie Wonder, Taylor Swift, Keith Urban, Kid Rock, and Sheryl Crow (who will all perform in Los Angeles); and Bono, The Edge, Jay-Z, and Rihanna (who will all perform in London.) All performances will be available on iTunes, with all proceeds going to Haiti relief funds. The global telethon will air on ABC, CBS, NBC, FOX, CNN, BET, The CW, HBO, MTV and other channels on Friday, Jan. 22 at 8 p.m.