‘Hands': Britney Spears, Selena Gomez, Troye Sivan + More Come Together for Orlando Tribute
Britney Spears, Troye Sivan, Selena Gomez, Gwen Stefani and about two dozen other pop stars have come together to record a tribute to the victims of the Orlando Pulse shooting called "Hands," which will benefit the Equality Florida Pulse Victims Fund, the LGBT Community Center of Central Florida and GLAAD.
The song — written by Justin Tranter and Julia Michaels and produced by BloodPop, Mark Ronson and Justin Tranter — also features Mary J Blige, Jason Derulo, Tyler Glenn, Halsey, Ty Herndon, Imagine Dragons, Juanes, Adam Lambert, Mary Lambert, Jennifer Lopez, Kacey Musgraves, MNEK, Alex Newell, P!nk, Prince Royce, Nate Ruess, RuPaul, Jussie Smollett and Meghan Trainor, as well as the Trans Chorus of Los Angeles.
"I've been watching news and seeing all this hate / Tell me is it wrong to want a little change?"
The horrifying shooting on June 12 at the gay nightclub Pulse in Orlando left 49 dead and 53 wounded, and is now considered to be the deadliest mass shooting in American history.
In the past few weeks, fellow artists like Florence + The Machine, Demi Lovato, Andra Day and Nick Jonas have voiced their support for the victims and the LGBT community at large with live tributes in concert. Christina Aguilera released a tribute single as well, called "Change."
“There has been beauty in the midst of our grief and we are grateful to these talented artists, producers, and GLAAD for helping us mourn and laugh and cry and sing together," says Equality Florida Executive Director Nadine Smith.
"The second I heard about this horrible tragedy where so many of my LGBTQ brothers and sisters lost their lives, I immediately got on a plane to Orlando to volunteer my help anyway I could,” said Justin Tranter in a press release for the song, which is being released as a partnership between Interscope and GLAAD.
“Putting this charity single together is just a way for me, and everyone involved to keep volunteering our help and promote peace and love in the world."
"Hands" is available now on iTunes.
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