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Hope for Haiti Now: A Global Benefit for Earthquake Relief (2010)
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Hope for Haiti Now: A Global Benefit for Earthquake Relief (2010)

Hosted by Wyclef Jean, this January 2010 telethon featured performances in both Los Angeles and New York, as well as reporting from Haiti, where a powerful earthquake had killed more than 200,000 people 10 days earlier. The evening was distinguished by a hefty dose of pre-rock material: Mary J. Blige and the Roots performing the old Stephen Foster tune "Hard Times Come Again No More," John Legend singing "Motherless Child" and Bruce Springsteen playing "We Shall Overcome." But the highlight of the event was a brand new song, Rihanna's "Stranded (Haiti Mon Amour)," which she performed in London with Jay-Z, Bono and the Edge.

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