What did the 1985 hit song “We Are the World” raise money for? – 2017

What did the 1985 hit song “We Are the World” raise money for?


African famine relief




Answer: “We Are the World” is a song and charity single that raised money to fight famine in Ethiopia and other parts of Africa. It was written by Michael Jackson and Lionel Richie and produced by Quincy Jones. The song was released March 7, 1985, and went on to sell more than 20 million copies. Since its release, “We Are the World” has raised over $63 for humanitarian aid in Africa. The song won three Grammy Awards in 1986, including song and record of the year.




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