Pink, Imagine Dragons, Britney Spears Record Song for Orlando Shooting Victims (Audio)

Proceeds from “Hands” will go toward the Equality Florida Pulse Victims Fund, the GLBT Community Center of Central Florida and GLAAD

Last Updated: July 5, 2016 @ 9:53 PM

Some of the biggest names in pop have come together to release a new song titled “Hands” to benefit the victims of the Orlando shooting.

The track — released by GLAAD and Interscope Records on Tuesday evening — features Mary J. Blige, Jason Derulo, Tyler Glenn, Selena Gomez, Halsey, Ty Herndon, Imagine Dragons, Juanes, Adam Lambert, Mary Lambert, Jennifer Lopez, the Trans Chorus of Los Angeles, Kacey Musgraves, MNEK, Alex Newell, Pink, Prince Royce, Nate Ruess, RuPaul, Troye Sivan, Jussie Smollett, Britney Spears, Gwen Stefani, and Meghan Trainor.

Proceeds from the song will go toward the Equality Florida Pulse Victims Fund, the GLBT Community Center of Central Florida, and GLAAD.

“As we continue to mourn the crushing loss of 49 Americans, the majority of whom were Latinx and whose lives were lost to hate, we stand resolved in paying tribute to their memory, supporting the victims and families, and working together to achieve full acceptance once and for all,” GLAAD President and CEO Sarah Kate Ellis said in a statement.

The moving lyrics include lines such as “I’ve been watching the news; Seeing all this hate; Tell me is it wrong;  To want a little change?”

The track also comes after a number of Broadway stars, including Lin-Manuel Miranda and Idina Menzel, released a version of Burt Bacharach’s “What the World Needs Now Is Love” to benefit the mass shooting victims.

“Hands” was written by Justin Tranter, Julia Michaels and BloodPop, and produced by Mark Ronson, BloodPop, and Justin Tranter. The song can be purchased on iTunes.

Watch the video above.


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