In 1985, the We Are The World Singers helped raise more than $63 million dollars in humanitarian aid in Africa and the US. We Are The World also topped the music charts worldwide and won numerous awards including three Grammys. The popular song was made up of 22 of the era's most popular singers and songwriters and also included a plethora of celebrities who sang chorus. Below is a list of ten of the popular artists.
- Michael Jackson – Headlining the We Are The World singers was probably the most popular musician of all-time. The late "King of Pop" was the owner of "Thriller," the best selling album of all-time.
- Tina Turner – One of the most beautiful MILFS of all-time, Tina Turner stayed sexy well into her 60s. Many considered her the Queen of Rock & Roll, and she acted as well, as she starred opposite Mel Gibson in the popular 1980s post-apocalyptic action movie "Mad Max, Beyond Thunderdome." Turner was also the sixth We Are the World soloist.
- Lionel Richie – During the 1960s, Richie was a member of The Commodores, one of the most popular R&B bands of all-time. Richie also enjoyed a successful solo career as he reeled off hit singles such as "Truly, You Are", and "My Love".
- Bruce Springsteen – Bruce Springsteen is the owner of two of the most popular albums of the '80s; "Born to Run", and "Born in the USA". Bruce Springsteen has sold over 65 million albums in the United States and nearly twice as many worldwide.
- Stevie Wonder – Stevie Wonder is another popular We Are The World singer as he has had several hit songs, including "I Just Called to Say I love You", which was number one in the US and United Kingdom.
- Steve Perry – Best known as the lead vocalist for the popular band Journey, Perry was also a soloist for the 1985 We Are The World album. Additionally, Perry was named as the 76th greatest singer of all-time by "Rolling Stone Magazine".
- Ray Charles – One of the pioneers for soul music during the 1950s, Charles was the final soloist to appear on the We Are The World album. The popular singer was also a host for "Saturday Night Live" in 1977, and had a cameo in the popular 1980s movie, "The Blues Brothers."
- Cyndi Lauper – The first female artist to have four top five singles released from one album, Cyndi Lauper was a vital part of the We Are The World album since the peak of her popularity was around the time the album was released.
- Willie Nelson – One of the most popular country singers/songwriters of all-time, Willie Neslon was an easy choice to be chosen as one of the We Are The World singers. In addition to Nelson's singing success, he has also appeared in a number of movies such as "The Dukes of Hazzard," "Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me," and "Wag the Dog."
- Paul Simon – A member of the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, Paul Simon was the third soloist in the We Are The World album. Simon also had one of the more popular MTV videos of the 1980s; "You Can Call Me Al", in which actor/comedian Chevy Chase was featured.
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