Hope For Haiti Now Performances

Published: Friday 22nd Jan 2010 by Sam
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MTV’s Hope For Haiti Now telethon in ongoing as I type. The charity fund-raiser will feature performances from the likes of Beyonce, Madonna, Christina Aguilera, Alicia Keys, Rihanna, Jennifer Hudson, Jay-Z, Mary J. Blige, Stevie Wonder and Justin Timberlake.   As ever, That Grape Juice has you covered for all the performances – as the show is on!

Check out the performances below (keep refreshing as they will be continually updated!) and be sure to let us know what you think.

Alicia Keys

Shakira – I’ll Stand By You

Stevie Wonder – Bridge Over Troubled Water

Christina Aguilera – Life Me Up

John Legend – Motherless Child

Mary J. Blige – Hard Times Come

Justin Timberlake – Hallelujah

Jennifer Hudson – Let It Be

Beyonce – Halo

Madonna – Like A Prayer

Jay-Z, Rihanna, U2 – Stranded

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  1. Erica24 January 22, 2010

    Hey Everybody! lol.

  2. Erica24 January 22, 2010

    She did sooooooo good…..Gave me goosebumps. ..also made me tear up. This is such a Sad situation.

  3. S*** January 22, 2010

    oh, I was expecting for it to be broadcasted outside in like a Stadium- That Would be Cool!!

    I wonder what Bey Performs, She could do a Classic or an Original song of Her own like Halo, Ave Maria, Satellites, or maybe Survivor LOL

  4. SupaCi January 22, 2010

    Ascreesha Offkeys was good until she started screeching. Then I had to mute the TV. HORRIBLE! Mary did excellent tho. And so did Stevie & John

  5. S*** January 22, 2010

    ^ Yeah, She did scream a lot, & LMFAO @ Ascreesha Offkeys – The names yall come up With *Chuckles*

  6. Erica24 January 22, 2010

    lmao..I didn’t want to say anything bad…she started getting emotional at the end..you could hear it in her voice..

  7. jaden January 22, 2010

    I know this is all for a noble cause so i’m not trying to be negative, BUT Alicia was not singing on the chorus. She was screaming! I was like oh lawd. but once again this is all for a great cause so congrats to all the celebs taking time out of their schedule to lend a hand….wonder what bey will song???

  8. Erica24 January 22, 2010

    *singing* I’ll stannndddd by you!!..lol.

    Shakira shakira!!!

    Im telling ya’ll, tonight, your all these singers true vocals will show! Ya’ll already know ppl ready to bash Rihanna…but we’ll see tonight how she sounds.

  9. GeeMan January 22, 2010

    Sin my opinion Mary and Stevie are the only two that brought it for everyone else was ok.

  10. Nicky January 22, 2010

    Ummmm Beyonce this is not I AM SASHA FIERCE promotion WTF

    She singing HALO….and the Haiti reference in the song makes no sense.

    Her record label is just trying to generate sales.

  11. Erica24 January 22, 2010

    Yea…sing Beyonce. I thought she would have sung another song too..but well hey…this song is very pretty. She did a great job.

  12. jaden January 22, 2010

    Beyonce sounded good! Go bey and yea their true singing voices cannot be covered up tonight! i’m sorry but Shakira sounded a mess, she’s the real billy goat, she’s giving Rihanna a run for that title. lol

  13. HaYYYYYY January 22, 2010

    i kno it not on here yet but beyonce did amazin
    so did christina n alicia

  14. g3 January 22, 2010

    bey did gr8

  15. S*** January 22, 2010

    ^ @ Nikki

    Please, An Acoustic Version of Halo is [perfect for this Occasion. Shes saying she Can Feel Haiti’s Spirit & she wants us all to Help & Feel the Sprit too…

  16. Erica24 January 22, 2010

    I LOVEEEEEEEEEEEE THE LEAN ON ME PERFORMANCE! I LOVE THAT ACOUSTIC SOUND MAN. This was by far MY PERSONAL favorite.

  17. jeffrey January 22, 2010

    Christina and Beyonce were The best!
    Christina’s Voice has Matured alot but she still sounds Amazing!

  18. S*** January 22, 2010

    Both Bey & Shakira did good, & shakira looked really Great,
    Theirs no Undisputed Goat like RhiYAWNA, I cant Wait to see Which song she’s Gonna F*** UP THIS TIME??

  19. S*** January 22, 2010

    & For the very 1st Time I witnessed Christina Not Sound Annoying- She Did Good, it sounded very Sultry & Smooth Kinda like how Bey Sings…

  20. Erica24 January 22, 2010

    @s***

    lol..I think she will do the usual. As long as she sticks to what she rehearsed., she will do fine.I hope.

  21. Nicky January 22, 2010

    @ S***

    No…….Alicia Keys song is VERY relevant.

    Beyonce song is about a lover that shes head over heels for. Just changing you to Haiti, doesnt make any sense

    Let’s see…..

    HALO is one of her singles off her latest album. MAKES sense to generate sales. Who else is singing songs from their latest albums????

  22. KingMo January 22, 2010

    Can ppl leave the negativity at the door? Beyonce sounded great. Vocals were definitely on point and it seemed very heart-felt. Every1’s GREAT so far. Serious tear jerkers.

  23. Nicky January 22, 2010

    @ S***

    Go F*** yourself

    Rihanna is obviously supported by the industry heavyweights like

    Bono, Oprah, Jay-z

    Sit yo hating ass down

  24. Gilberto January 22, 2010

    Madonna and Sting sang songs from their albums. Why no one is mad on them? Beyoncé is always the one to blame. She did an awesome job, the best of the night. LIVE WITH THIS FACT, HATERS!

  25. Kikyo Fierce January 22, 2010

    Christina sounded a hot ass mess NEXT

  26. klg0845 January 22, 2010

    Sam, I always appreciate when you put up live performances. But, can you please add that the show will be available from ITunes later on tonight, and 100% of the proceeds will go to Hope For Haiti. BTW, Beyonce was AMAZING!!!!

  27. S*** January 22, 2010

    Dame Madonna- Will you ever Age?? She still looks 29. lol, I never liked her Music but she does have Stage Presence. I wonder what Rih will Do- What if she does Russian Roulette or Fire Bomb…

  28. PhittedPhilly January 22, 2010

    Where the beyonce video?????????????//
    now she killed that shyt….AMAZING

  29. Nicky January 22, 2010

    @ Gilberto

    Like A Prayer is over 20 years old! Know your music history.

    I said LATEST ALBUM boo!

  30. Erica24 January 22, 2010

    I liked that Madonna performance.

  31. Erica24 January 22, 2010

    yo the part with the 15 day old baby had me saddddddddddd. ugh..man this is an ugly situation.

  32. S*** January 22, 2010

    HALO is 1 of those songs that can be translated into many Meaning Dumb-ass!!- It doesn’t matter what she sings- This is for a good Cause…

  33. Dave January 22, 2010

    Chrissy & Bey punched!

  34. Erica24 January 22, 2010

    aww crap, did Justin have to sing this sad song…lol. *singing* Hallelujahhhhhh* .

  35. KingMo January 22, 2010

    @S*** Exactly…some ppl are just ignorant and just have hearts of stone…It’s for a good cause ppl…but ur hating aside and just b human for one. Got damn.

  36. nate January 22, 2010

    MS. CHRISTINA AGUILERA SLAYED WITH THIS SONG!!!!
    such beautiful lyrics, such heartfelt vocals.. this is what im buying on itunes tomorrow, this will be my contribution.. just stunning.

  37. S*** January 22, 2010

    Oh, look at JT- lol I thought Hallelujah was an Original song by Alexandria Burke…

  38. Bam Bam January 22, 2010

    They should have had a DC reunion and sung Stand Up for love but Bey got to sell that 2 year old album

  39. Erica24 January 22, 2010

    @s***..lol.

  40. Erica24 January 22, 2010

    @BAM BAM.

    YO I THOUGHT THE SAME THING! …Nah..they wouldn’t do that..puhleaase.

  41. S*** January 22, 2010

    JT & His Partner Kilted it- no not killed but KILT IT… lol

  42. CLass January 22, 2010

    Sorry although the performance was great .. Bey can sing..we all know that .. THE SONG DOES NOT HAVE DIFFERNT MEANINGS.. ITS ABOUT A DUDE.. GEESH… WE WERE ALL CLEAR ON THAT BEFORE TONIGHT WHAT CHANGED STANS… AHHAHAAH She’s cool with me but she does seem to bring it on herself.. I’M TIRED OF THE SONG ANYWAY..DANG!

  43. Lioness January 22, 2010

    Alicia sounded a mess…good thing it was for a good cause…at least that the excuse they use for u know who when she butched a classic

  44. Erica24 January 22, 2010

    awww shoot..j hudson bout to take us to church..lol.

  45. dalacalion January 22, 2010

    omg…justin timberlake has never sound so good…the entire song with him and the other guy was perfect…seriously fightin tears…how beautiful…

  46. S*** January 22, 2010

    Let it Be is a Perfect Song for J Hud to Sing… She did Great, This song requires Versatility…

  47. CLass January 22, 2010

    You better siiiiiing Jennifer… You didn’t listen to Bey when she told you to sing SPOTLIGHT!!! HAHAHAHAHAHAHA come on stans.. LETS GET IT!!!!

  48. Bam Bam January 22, 2010

    They gone do a lace front drive by on you

  49. Erica24 January 22, 2010

    @class

    lmao!

  50. Erica24 January 22, 2010

    @Bam Bam

    stop it..lol…lollll…ya’ll crazy tonight! lol.

  51. Erica24 January 22, 2010

    is that moses?

  52. Music Maker January 22, 2010

    i reaaalllly don’t like Chris Martin

  53. CLass January 22, 2010

    @ Bam Bam… Well tell them to COME WIT’ IT (Ricki Smiley voice) Ok people seriously.. God bless each and every person that took time out to support the efforts in Haiti.. Our prayers are with them..

  54. CLass January 22, 2010

    @ Erica 24 …hahahahahaha God is gonna get you for that.. You know Moses was his friend.. ahahahahaha…

  55. Bam Bam January 22, 2010

    @ERICA 24 SHE IS SANGIN BUT SHE DO LOOK LIKE SHE JUST STEPPED OUT OF THE OLD TESTAMENT

  56. Anthony January 22, 2010

    christina aguilera – wow

  57. Erica24 January 22, 2010

    @class..

    LOL.. I know..l know…Just tryna keep smiling from tearing up. lol. This is sad tho.

  58. Erica24 January 22, 2010

    @Class

    LOL..word!!!

  59. CLass January 22, 2010

    @ERIC 24 … ahahahhaaha God is gonna get you for that.. you know that was his friend… LOL

  60. Erica24 January 22, 2010

    ugh oh..there go my girl rihanna! Put some clothes on boo boo.

  61. sosicc_witswagga January 22, 2010

    BEYONCE SONG HALO BEAUTIFULLY I LOVE IT N SHE LOOKS EXTREMELY BEAUTIFUL.. MY PRAYERS N HEART GOES OUT TO HAITI GOD BLESS THEM ALL….

  62. CLass January 22, 2010

    Jay Z…Rhianna …. hmmmm Imma let ya’ll take this one..

  63. Bam Bam January 22, 2010

    WHY IS RIHANNA JUST WEARING A SHIRT SHE CANT EVEN PUT ON CLOTHES FOR THE DYING PEOPLE AND THIS PERFORMANCE SMH

  64. S*** January 22, 2010

    Jayz did Good & Bono & Rih really did sound Great Together!! – Great Song

  65. Erica24 January 22, 2010

    I give the Jay/rihanna/ performance a 5/10

  66. CLass January 22, 2010

    @ sugar honey ice tea… see I was gonna agree wit’ ya on the Jennifer comment but I can’t stay saved and talk to you… GEESH.. Sugar Honey Ice Tea.. Really… ahahahahah

  67. Erica24 January 22, 2010

    This is soooo sad man..I keep tearing up.

  68. Erica24 January 22, 2010

    tumbleweed just blew by…

  69. hey January 22, 2010

    bono was trying to keep rihanna on key and she just yelled the whole time

    i thought a keys was good untill the chorus

    beyonce was great but dam she do anything for promotion

    christina a amazing also j hud did amazing

  70. Destined January 22, 2010

    J Hud is just amazing! She did brilliant as always. Mary J, Alicia, John,S. Wonder,and Christina was great too. Also Kid Rock and em rocked it too.

  71. KingMo January 22, 2010

    I’m gonna keep it positive for Rihanna tonight…I commed Jay for writing that song at the last minute.

  72. chris062992 January 22, 2010

    Too bad Mariah Carey won’t be performing, her songs are so motivating. Songs like Hero or Through The Rain are perfect.

  73. Erica24 January 22, 2010

    @Hey

    He sure was…i guess she thought she had it..but he kept giving her eye contact to help her stay on her key..I peeped that too.

  74. Erica24 January 22, 2010

    GO HEAD WYCLEF!

  75. Topman January 22, 2010

    @chris062992

    Too true, this thing needed a performance of Fly like a Bird or 100%

  76. Erica24 January 22, 2010

    Wyclef’s song is that HOTTNESS!

  77. Jam January 22, 2010

    Alicia’s performance may not have been her best vocally, but you know as soon as the song ended and they cut, she was going to cry.

    Jennifer Hudson and Christina turned it out wonderfully. Stevie is awesome as usual, and John Legend was amazing.

    Jay, Bono, and Rihanna’s song was actually pretty good. There were moments where Rihanna overpowered Bono’s voice, but it wasn’t bad.

    Wyclef ended it quite appropriately.

    This may beat out any awards show in 2010 when it comes to a complete show in performances.

  78. deejaybaps January 22, 2010

    im luving all the performances….wtf are people going on about bey singing halo, madonna sang like a prayer??? thats her song… its relative to the cause! people need to be POSITIVE!!! its for a great cause & all the songs & performances are inspiring!!

  79. anonymouss January 22, 2010

    simply amazing…john, christina, alicia, beyonce, and even madonna all together…i think ima cry…or go donate some money 🙁

  80. CLass January 22, 2010

    Well its over… lets hope this really hit the mark and will make a difference .. Peace out people…

  81. whystillinbusiness January 22, 2010

    Mary J Blige, Beyonce, Jennifer H., Stevie Wonder, Christina did good. Mary J made me want to go to church and Beyonce and Jennifer worked… Guess what? Jay Z and Bono and a lot of others know Rihanna cant sing why you ask? because of her part they gave her in that song it was basically a Jay song with Rihanna and Bono doing some kind of chorus, but overall she still gets no respect…. But Mary J worked that song. It was a nice show and they saved the worst for last and that was that mess Jay did with Bono and Rihanna and the two guys before Wyclef other than that it was worth my two hours.

  82. Erica24 January 22, 2010

    l8r EVERYBODY!

  83. Kroton January 22, 2010

    Crappy recordings. Really dumb.

  84. CLass January 22, 2010

    Because it is a serious matter and no matter what your opinion is about Bey.. it was a song about a DUDE!!!! She is a talented singer.. she could have easily pull something out the box that was appropriate.. LIKE A PRAYER WAS FITTING FOR THE CAUSE.. GEESH.. THIS IS NOT COMPLICATED…Besides.. who’s gonna on and on.. that was 50 post ago… have a glass of warm milk and rest.. GEESH!

  85. S*** January 22, 2010

    Last Year MJ’s Funeral/Concert Beat out every Award Show that year, & This Haiti relief Project is to S*** on every Award Show(Grammys, Oscars ETC) this year…

  86. Luis January 22, 2010

    Rihanna did great! where did that came from? great song.

  87. BrendaFierce BEY ROCKS U JUST MAD I PITY SIMPLE, INDIGNANT, HATING B****** Beyonce Female Artist of the decade Stay MAD H*** HAHA… January 22, 2010

    YESS… Xtina, Bey, Mary and J-Hud! Beyonce b**** u betta sing girlie! In tears watching these amazing women perform! take a good ass like ladies take notes! These Women R vocalist!

  88. S*** January 22, 2010

    @ Class, Go jump off a Building- SMH Why couldnt you have Been a Haitian?? (No that was mean, i take that Back)

    Halo Does have more than 1 meaning Fool- Ask Bey, It can be taken as Both a Gospel 7 a Love Song Just like her version of Ave Maria which is a Religious Prayer

  89. S*** January 22, 2010

    ^ Typo: & NOT 7

  90. HELL NAW January 22, 2010

    dont know when rihanna is going to get the memo!!!!

  91. only1kene January 22, 2010

    Not feelin Bey’s because didn’t she sing the same thing to that little girl who is a cancer patient? Using everybody’s else’s misery to promote her damn image!

  92. Rihanna Flop January 22, 2010

    lmao!!! rihanna DID NOT belong with all those great performers
    she looked so out of place, like a lil puppet swinging from side to side, however it’s nice she did it for a great cause

    EVERYONE ELSE KILLED IT
    all this support is a really beautiful thing

  93. Rihanna Flop January 22, 2010

    bey sounded great
    LOVED HER
    and so did Christina, that’s what i call a voice!!!
    Madonna was another great performance

  94. Anne January 22, 2010

    Some of you guys should stop arguing back & forth; all of the performances were inspiring and for a good cause. I especially enjoyed the Jay-z and Wyclef peformance. Bey sounded great as usual and it was nice to hear Madonna perform Like A Prayer.

  95. Imperfect Angel January 22, 2010

    i think EVERYONE did a GREAT job Alicia set the bar REAL high and Wyclef ended it with a BANG! I am VERY proud of every last performer and actor for their input on this GREAT cause and God BLESS George Clooney because WOW! If it weren’t for him this would have NEVER came about probably so kudos to him….AMAZING! But at the same time at giving him congrats i wonder what stars were there SINCERELY because they wanted to be there and what stars just went because of publicity and i know it shouldn’t matter but im just curious u know? haha 🙂

  96. GeeMan January 22, 2010

    After watching all the performances Mary, JHud, Christina Stevie and Justin put a chill through my body. Ms.Fenty, Madonna, Bono and Wyclef held it down as well. As for all the other performances they were solid as well.

  97. CLass January 22, 2010

    @S***.. WHY COULDN’T I BE A HAITIAN.. NOT EVEN FUNNY IN THE LEAST.. TALKING SMACK ABOUT BEY WAS ONE THING.THATS ALL FUN AND GAMES. BUT THAT S*** WAS STRAIGHT S***.. YOU ARE WHAT YOU ARE. YOU COULDN’T HAVE PICKED A BETTER NAME FOR YOURSELF.. GET OFF THE BLOG AND DO US ALL A FAVOR.. HAVING FUN IS ONE THING.. BUT YOU DID MORE THAN CROSS THE LINE.. THERE ARE NO WORDS FOR THAT POST INLIGHT OF ALL THAT IS GOING ON.. THAT WAS ABSOLUTELY OUT OF LINE. WHAT THE HELL IS WRONG WITH YOU.!!!!!!!

  98. …still nothing January 22, 2010

    Enjoyed Christina and B. Great lyrics, Jay. I wish I could`ve heard Bono better.

  99. blasian January 22, 2010

    Beyonce was amazing Halo is an AMAZING SONG! Beyonce killed Twitter her and her single Halo!

  100. Logic January 22, 2010

    Beyonce and J Hud did the best

    Bono had to carry Rihanna I liked Jay part the best

  101. blasian January 22, 2010

    Beyonce Halo is #79 on Ituens already!

  102. rightround(U.S.A pride!- help HAITI!) January 22, 2010

    Bey ATE that song! my favorite performance of “halo”..

    Madonna was REALLY good. she looked gorgeous too.

    Aggy was phenomenal

    I barely recognized JT

    Wyclef did his thing

    I heart Bono and Jay was pretty cool… i won’t go into Rihanna because I’m trying to keep it positive.

    GREAT SHOW! George Clooney is the man for putting all that together in just a matter of days. please lets help HAITI!

  103. [email protected] Please January 22, 2010

    I love the Jay Z,Bono and Rihanna performance. She has made it when you get on a song with Bono they could have pick anyone esle but the wanted RIRI.

    Great Performance 🙂

  104. mez January 22, 2010

    great job by everyone for a good c ause

  105. Nicky January 22, 2010

    WELL LOOKY HERE……

    JUST WHAT I THOUGHT…..

    BEYONCE HALO #79 ON ITUNES……

    HER AND HER RECORD LABEL DID THAT DAMN SONG FOR PROMOTION. THE SONG IS ABOUT A LOVER. ITS NOT RELEVANT.

    JUST SWITCHING YOU TO HAITI DONT MEAN S***……

  106. Ling January 22, 2010

    Beyonce was amazing, simply beautiful. And for those saying its self promotion, Alicia Keys, Taylor Swift, Christina, and Madonna all sang their own material! Everyone tonight came together for a good cause, stop using your dislike for Beyonce to take away the spirit in which ALL the performers came together. Use that same energy you have to hate on Beyonce to donate to Haiti!

  107. Nicky January 22, 2010

    @ RIHANNA FLOP

    b**** get a life!

    madonna was off key the whole time you dumb ass!!!!!

    But the meaning behind the song is what carried it through.

  108. S*** January 22, 2010

    Rih really didnt seem out of Place to me in this performance maybe if she had performed by herself. She has a Strong Voice- Pitchy But Strong..

  109. newsflash haters January 22, 2010

    riri has a stong relevant voice, that works with certain songs, and she represented on this song. Go rihanna you did your thing. performing with Bono, damn girl you doing big things.

  110. newsflash haters January 22, 2010

    @logic bono wasn’t carry rihanna, you mean rihanna’s powerful voice was overpowering bono. Loved the collaboration though. Best song of the night to me.

  111. blasian January 22, 2010

    Beyonce is out of this World! She had me crying.

  112. klg0845 January 22, 2010

    What the f_ck is wrong with you people? This wasn’t American Idol or X Factor. These are very talented professionals who gave their time to a worthy cause. Instead of criticizing, DONATE. Buy the album and the show on iTunes. Because that’s all that matters.

  113. whystillinbusiness January 22, 2010

    Bono proved that Rihanna dont know nothing about tunes, keys, notes or lyrics if not for him she would’ve kept that her true voice that came at the end all through the performance. A singer enhances a song, they work it you know something like Mary J, Jennifer, Beyonce and Christina a lot more but not that stuff Rihanna did which was keep eye contact with a artist that knows she cant sing that was funny, but overall the show was great and no one stands alone it all worked for good even the bad singers at the end….

  114. KJ January 22, 2010

    It’s so sad to see some of the comments! People are so carried away by the choice of song, rather than the fact the telethon is used to raise money! STOP F****** WORRYING ABOUT THE SONGS PEOPLE! DAMN YALL SOME IGNORANT ASS PEOPLE!

  115. Shawty C January 22, 2010

    This brought out the best in everyone, mary sounded so damn good

  116. koko January 22, 2010

    I agree it wasn’t Alicia’s best but the song was appropriate and her performance was heartfelt and it set the tone for the night to just give it your all. I thought it was someone elses song at first but then realised it is from As I Am it was actually an interlude called Prelude To A Kiss, she just stretched it out. Anyway by far, hands down one of the best was Jennifer Hudson, I went back and watched it again as soon as she finished. That girl just gives you the chills when she sings. I really need her second album to just be classic and timeless. I also was pleasantly surprised at the Jay, Rhianna, and Bono song it actually sounded nice and I can see it doing well on itunes. Wyclef did his thing as well, I am glad he ended on a high note.

  117. blasian January 22, 2010

    Now Halo is # 73 on iTunes! The songs is Amazing! Going to buy mines now!

  118. newsflash haters January 22, 2010

    @why still in the business, its obvious your reaching and trying to say bono is the reason for rihanna sounding good. You just can’t admit it huh? Rihanna brought it tonight, and you just can’t handle it. The eye contact thing was bono’s doing, he wanted to make eye contact with ri, he approached her first with it, and she reciprocated. Its funny you guys weren’t saying she can’t sing back in her GGGb days, but all of a sudden rihanna can’t sing. Please people like Bono, wouldn’t work with Ri if he thought she wasn’t good enough. he wanted her there, because he wanted a certain sound on the record and he got it. he could have chosen anyone else, but he chose ri ri. So get over it.

  119. Symone January 22, 2010

    Everyone sounded and looked as if they belonged on the stage except Jay Z and Rihanna.Jay -Z is just too old to be a rapper and Rihanna needs to stay far away from a mic and a stage. As others said “Rihanna ” needed to be carried and that is what I dislike about her the most, she ‘s a weak female that always need “help”,she was simply horrendous as usual.

    The clothes she wore were all wrong but then again,gimmicks can’t stray away from the formula.I’m just so happy that I have more substance to know music and not be fooled by gimmicks……

  120. et tu? January 22, 2010

    beyonce was pitch perfect but she always finds a way to shamelessly self-promote. so turned off. remember, this is the same woman who sang for a terrorist’s family. it’s not one thing with her, it’s a sum of all the parts.i do sincerely hope all of these celebrities asking us to donate or buy their songs for charity are doing the same. i didn’t make $122 million last year, but i donated and got my job to match. thank you mjb.. .simply amazing. god bless the people of haiti. ave maria.

  121. King January 22, 2010

    Rih slayed on them! Beyonce selfish ass was good but Damn she the only one promoting tonight. Ascreecha? Why?

  122. Symone January 22, 2010

    For all of you Rihanna fans,know that you are not on a pro- site for Rihanna so no matter how much you scream and pout,everyone on this site will not suck up to Rihanna nor will we lie about her”alleged talents,so you may want to get over that already.

    I think the cause is great for our people in Haiti,I’d already given to Save The Children-Haiti and I plan on giving continuously to IBW21(Ron Daniels).I learn of this NGO from my Grand Pop who has went to Haiti i several times,so I know this money goes directly to people that know how to use the money to help people in places where The Red Cross won’t go…….

  123. Symone January 22, 2010

    For all of you Rihanna fans,know that you are not on a pro- site for Rihanna so no matter how much you scream and pout,everyone on this site will not suck up to Rihanna nor will we lie about her”alleged talents,so you may want to get over that already.

    I think the cause is great for our people in Haiti,I’d already given to Save The Children-Haiti and I plan on giving continuously to IBW21(Ron Daniels).I learn of this NGO from my Grand Pop who has went to Haiti several times,so I know this money goes directly to people that know how to use the money to help people in places where The Red Cross won’t go…….

  124. MG January 22, 2010

    IF YOU LISTEN TO THE HALO HAITI VERSION SHE CHANGED THE LYRICS! IT NOT SAYING ANYTHING ABOUT LOVE IN THE HAITI VERSION.

  125. MG January 22, 2010

    UMM YALL SAYING BEYONCE PROMOTING HER ALBUM WHAT ABOUT CHRISTINA A. THAT SONG IS ON HER NEW ALBUM “BIONIC”

    I SAID IT BEFORE YALL HATE BEY WITH A PASSION AND YALL DON’T CHECK THE FACTS!

  126. January 22, 2010

    but has “lift me up” been shoved in our faces for two years? nope. has christina been at every piggly wiggly opening hawking her cd? nope. is “lift me up” even a damn single? nope.

    that’s where it differs from beyonce.
    thanks.

  127. blasian January 22, 2010

    Alot of People their own song. Madonna, Christina and a few others! Don’t get Mad Because Beyonce’s song was the only one Made a IMPACT!

    WTF was Rihanna did being Jay-z back up singer you would think a new song would race up the itunes charts but not in this case Beyonce wins again! Halo is an Amazing song. Don’t get mad cuz your fav doesn’t have a powerful as Halo! lol

    Rihanna was the worst. By far.

    Thats why they had her peforming with other Rihanna couldn’t hold it on her own the talent istn’t there

  128. thats not my name January 22, 2010

    jay z bono & rihanna wow..

    had to watch that twice..

    who ever got sh*t to talk about rihanna, what evs your a hater..

    that was an awesome performance.. the best of the night for me..

    i love that the song was about Haiti but not so somber..

    i comend all the artist & actors for coming out & doin something..

    I HOPE ALL YALL GOOD BAD & UGLY DONATED !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  129. KayB33 January 22, 2010

    ummm Blasian, is this a popularity contest? BUT since u want to go there “Stranded” is #2 on iTunes…. DF are you talking about? Anyway everyone did good and it’s great to see everyone come together for a great cause. If you haven’t donated already, get off your ass, if you have donate again or donate what you can.

  130. Cyimo January 22, 2010

    What is rihanna wearing? so not appropriate for the event.

  131. KIM January 22, 2010

    Everyone did an awesome job. My favorites were Mary J, J Hud, Justin Timberlake, Madonna, John Legend, Wyclef and Alicia. U could tell Alicia was getting emotional and I luved the song she sang.

  132. misty January 22, 2010

    I dont get how most of ya’ll are saying bey is promoting a song that has BEEN released….she’s had her tyme and I honestly do not feel she’s trying to “promote” this song again because it has already made it in charts and sales. Remember that the sales it makes now wlll not be going to her, but to HAITI…Please remember this is for a cause. I loved all the performances because all the performers took time out to come forward and get others to help, which is the main point. Let’s get off fashion and how people sounded because this is not What Not to Wear or American Idol. Let’s not get on those who actually took time to do something beneficial. If you were on that stage would you have sounded or looked half as good? Would it have mattered if it was for a good cause? Let’s get it together ya’ll! Go buy the album and help rebuild Haiti…

  133. Red January 22, 2010

    Christina & Beyonce were the best!

  134. WALLEY January 22, 2010

    Beyonce sang “Halo” because she is the only one who has a song out that could be performed. Obviously if HALO didnt exist, beyonce would probably perform someone elses song, but why perform someone elses song when you have an empowering song of your own. Some of you make no sense. You just HATE on her, and you’ll find any excuse to do so. IF your going to insult her and her music, make sure you say something that is meaningful not some dumb s***.

  135. J-Bird January 22, 2010

    Damnit Bee!! Y u gotta do this to me!? LOL..that performance was SUPERIOR. Period.

  136. Joe Sullivan January 22, 2010

    mary j blije was epic

  137. Demi January 22, 2010

    Rihanna Jay-Z and Bono Perfomance to me was the best, it actually moved me to the point where I had to call in a donate, it actually inspired me in so many ways to never take life for granted because you never know when or if it’s your time to go.. And Rihanna sounded really good better then usually and stranded is #2 on the Itunes Charts..YAY^^

  138. Slick January 23, 2010

    WTF! HALO?

  139. ladyniki January 23, 2010

    I loved Christina, Bey and J Hud’s performance.

  140. wtf January 23, 2010

    all i remember from stranded was ehhhhhhhheehhhheeeeeeeee…that rihanna’s usual line..she belts that s*** well..i was upset her annoying voice was all over bono’s…loudness is not the answer…i wanted to hear bono’s angelic voice on its own…and why was she wearing bin bags with hoop earings..smh…BTW jayz is reason rihanna is even singing with bono!!

    to be honest, this was boring!!! damn it was a snooze fest..we know people died but damn there are those still alive looking for hope..this made me go to sleep!!

  141. GetitIn January 23, 2010

    Really haters?

    Check itunes, b*tches. Stranded is #2, in just a few hours. FALL BACK

  142. KayB33 January 23, 2010

    lol uhh no Stranded #1 now

  143. DE One January 23, 2010

    Yeah STRANDED #1 NOW…YAY, Find it hard to believe how the haters hate so much but rihanna still does her thing and proves them wrong.

  144. DE One January 23, 2010

    HATERS HATING = RIHANNA STILL SUCCEEDING

  145. Nicky January 23, 2010

    THAT RIHANNA REIGN JUST WONT LET UP

    STRANDED WILL BE A HIT ALL OVER THE WORLD!

    #1 ON ITUNES!

  146. Sophia January 23, 2010

    Umm a bit random but to the guy who thought hallelujah was a original song for alexanda Burke ummmmm NO! It’s orginally from Leonard cohen and then made famous Gain by thr beautiful cover from Jeff BUckley!ALex just covered it like whoever won x factor would have -completely ruining it! JT sang thr song the way it ws supposed to be sung! Good job!
    Beyonce is not promoting halo! The songwas released ova a year ago n did well! Her performance was amazing and literally brought tears to my eyes! Everyone did an amazing job last nite n For a great cause!

  147. SOOS January 23, 2010

    CHRISTINA AGUILERA WAS THE #1 !!!

    She delivered a fantastic vocal performance!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  148. SOOS January 23, 2010

    Beyoncé feat. Chris Martin was awesome performance, but I hate that she used this event as a promotional add… I am very dissapointed on her… I’ve known that she is a little bit selfish, but this was too much…

  149. mez January 23, 2010

    great job everybody

  150. chelsie January 23, 2010

    The arrangement was XF-fied. I thought Alex sung it well but obviously it pails in comparison to other versions. I prefer the subtle approach. Justin’s version was gorgeous and emotional.

    B shouldn’t have sung that song.. if only for the lyrics as they are quite inappropiate.

    Eg: ‘Remember the walls we built, well baby their tumbling down’. They just had an earthquake. She sounded good tho.

    Well done to everyone who took part.

  151. me January 23, 2010

    Looking at christina aguilera’s performance she has a amazing voice and people forget that sometimes

  152. 12345 January 23, 2010

    Stranded is a beatiful song

  153. sugar January 23, 2010

    CHRISTINA CHRISTINA CHRISTINA CHRISTINA CHRISTINA
    JUSTIN JUSTIN JUSTIN JUSTIN JUSTIN JUSTIN
    STEVE STEVE STEVE STEVE STEVE
    JENNIFER JENNIFER JEN

    GOOD JOB

    sorry, i just cannot find myself contributing through Yele?? wyclef jean? no, no, no.
    other reputable organisations yes, so far i have contributed to red cross, and im also volunteering to help raise $$
    God bless yo’ll.

    TRENT/SAM – THANK YOU

  154. me January 23, 2010

    beyonce perf was nice. but her stans are complete and utter idiots.

    timberlake, jhud and wyclef really showed out

  155. Jamie January 23, 2010

    Best performances (In no particular order) were Christina Aguilera, Justin Timberlake & Matt Morris, John Legend & Jennifer Hudson.

    Obviously everyone else was good. Beyonce & Mary J also stand out.

    I was plesently suprised with the Jay-Z, Rihanna, Bono, Edge collaboration.

    I get that people don’t like some artists (not naming names) but when they are attempting to use there celebrity status to do some good, does it really matter. Does it matter that some have weaker voices than others, does it matter that they may not always be on key, does it matter that you don’t like them? What SHOULD matter is that they are doing something GOOD with their fame. So I personally feel that for JUST THIS ONCE, people should lay off bitching, making underhand, sly comments about certain performers and just concentrate on what the whole benefit was about.

    Also – of the people who are bitching etc…if you feel certain things were SO bad…. why not donate to counteract what you feel was bad. How many of you have actually donated some money, time or other effort for the HELP FOR HAITI NOW? If not, why not?

  156. whystillinbusiness January 23, 2010

    That song would’ve sold regardless of Rihanna are not but it was funny that Bono had to coach her on national TV on how to sing the song.. That was priceless and I know everyone saw it she is just lucky, not talented at all. Right place at the right time and Jay needs to stop carrying Rihanna cause she was not the only artist he worked with she may have gotten lucky but on the talent tip she is the least one..

  157. Just me January 23, 2010

    It may just be me, but I can’t get into Jennifer’s sing. She does too much screaming/yelling for me. It worked in Dreamgirls, but in real life…I don’t like it.

  158. Just me January 23, 2010

    Damnnnnnnnn, Bey KILLLLLLLLED IT! Gimmick lovers, PLEASE TAKE NOTE. THIS is a true singer. NO special effects, dance moves, showing off her body (she does it b/c she WANTS to, not b/c she NEEDS to—big difference)…just a great performance from TALENT & STAGE PRESENCE!

  159. Sasan January 23, 2010

    So what if stranded is #1 on itunes, its not because of rihanna its because its for a charity to help haiti thats the only reason why and because jayz and bono is on it.Where is hard on itunes, its only because of airplays its in the top ten. Yall should the f*** up stranded is a great song anyways

  160. 12345 January 23, 2010

    beyonce fans need a therapist asap, you are all psychos, of course she did a great performance but chill out you morons

  161. Nicky January 23, 2010

    @ SASAN

    Stop hating boo!!!!

    Hard had top 10 digital sales and top 10 airplay last week.

    thanks boo!

    STRANDED WILL BE= RIHANNA 14TH TOP 10 AND 6TH #1 SINGLE

    AHEAD EVERY FEMALE SINCE 2000! THANKS BOOS!!!!

  162. Its my opinion January 23, 2010

    j hud was the winner for me…… her voice has so much soul…

  163. Ashton Parson January 23, 2010

    First off, EVERYONE was amazing.. this truly was a special and uplifting night filled with stellar performances from each and every individual who came out to lend their talents. I particularly enjoyed the Christina, Beyonce, JHud, JT, and Bono Jay & Rihanna performances. For anyone going on to bash rihanna by the way calling her a flop or goat, etc… this woman is truly talented and she was selected by some of the biggest names in the game to be on a song.. they could have easily gotten ANYONE they wanted for this track.. but they chose her.. she took time off from being “hard” and promoting her platinum album to do this for the people of haiti. She obviously is a big enough name and respected enough in the industry to headline this event so I ask.. is that a flop? I define the word flop as completely failing.. i don’t find someone as a flop when they have had the most top ten singles of the decade. Voice may not be a whitney houston.. but most certainly she is not a “flop” do your research please. Enough of that.. I again would like to say this was an awesome night and i did my part to donate and I hope that the rest of you all did the same.

  164. haila January 23, 2010

    Team Hudson!! Christina was amazing as well. All for a great cause and I do hope a difference was made in the lives of the Haiti people. Co sign with Class!! The organism that made the comment does in fact live up to his/her/it’s name.

  165. DEMI January 23, 2010

    WHY do people(haters) keep saying Bono carried Rihanna? he never did you haters just can’t accept the fact that rihanna was actually singing very well on her own, it drives you guys crazy because all the time you guys were saying she doesn’t have the best vocals, which I could agree on , they aren’t great but I still love her voice, her voice surprised me because through the performance I though that her voice sounded amazingly great.. no pitchy anywhere. And Bono is a great performer too I love him but the only reason for him to keep looking at rihanna and her looking back was to go along with the song, it’s called stranded so the fact that they were looking back at each other is the were trying to show everyone that no matter who you are or what you been through you are just the same. ALL in ALL the performance was great.

  166. Rob January 23, 2010

    It all was beautiful. Its not about who was the best all the artists performed for a cause and can we put our individual hate and disdain for certain artists behind us for just one day?

  167. dan January 23, 2010

    who cares for bey and rihanna, even though i like them…some times i thought it wasnt rihannas voice and beyonce…halo…serious? these walls are tumbling down?

    christina was the best performance…hands down…!

  168. De One January 23, 2010

    ROB You Are so right but I just can’t stand it when they say Bono carried rihanna because he didn’t. they were making eye contact to show a sense of peace, unity and togetherness through the song. and the sense that you cannot and will not be alone no matter what tragedies you face. the song simply moved me, it was inspirational.

  169. WTF January 23, 2010

    where were the artist and people from haiti..and so what if stranded is number 1 on itunes..people are buying for charity..rihanna by herself could nto even get to number 1 with her own song and you want to be excited about something she featured in with a man who is loved by all bono and some jay…please have a seat!!

  170. hihihihi January 23, 2010

    SHAKIRA AND MADONNA SOUNDED A FUCKY MESS

  171. Randy January 23, 2010

    O come on get a grip u lot. the purpose of this is to sing, get people interested, show a phone number on the page and get people donating and get people to buy their single – money of which will be used to help those in Haiti. Simple as. No haters, no stans necessary.

  172. dont take shyt January 23, 2010

    Mary J was awesome
    Jennifer was awesome

    Why would bey sing Halo so inappropriate
    why would she be singing about walls tumbling down
    this bytch is just plain ole stupid

    and why would she not sound awesome she been singing that damn wack ass song for two years now

  173. MS.CLAY January 23, 2010

    *BEFORE ANYONE READS THIS, I COMMEND ALL ARTISTS FOR TAKING THE TIME OUT TO GIVE BACK TO HAITI IN ANY WAY THEY COULD. MY POST IS ONLY AN OPINION OF THE PERFORMANCES AND DOES NOT TAKE AWAY FROM MY HEARTFELT EMOTIONS FOR THE HOPE OF HAITI!

    NOW……..

    YOU RIHANNA STANS ARE F’IN DELUSIONAL IF YOU THINK THE SONG “STRANDED” IS #1 ON ITUNES BECAUSE OF RIHANNA! PLEASE GET HELP IF YOU ACTUALLY BELIEVE THIS! I MEAN THE SONG WAS WRITTEN BY BONO AND JAY-Z AND PRODUCED BY U-2. RIHANNA JUST SAID “EEEHHHH” AND TWO OTHER WORDS THE ENTIRE SONG, IN ADDITION, U-2 IS PROBABLY THE MOST POPULAR, FAMOUS, AND SUCCESSFUL MUSICAL GROUPS THAT EVER EXISTED, AND JAY-Z IS NO GIMMICK EITHER, SO I’M SURE HIS FANS (INCLUDING ME) ENJOY HIM EEING ON THE SONG AS WELL. THEREFORE, RIHANNA’S SMIDGEN OF A PART DID NOTHING SPECIAL NOR DID IT HAVE ANY AFFECT TO THE SONG AND SHE’S ONLY APART OF IT BECAUSE SHE’S JAY-Z’S PROTEGE’! I WILL SAY HER SCREECHING DURING THIS PERFORMANCE DOES SOUND BETTER THAN ANY OTHER PERFORMANCE I’VE SEEN FROM HER.

    AND HOW IS BEYONCE’ DOING PROMOTION WHEN HER ALBUM IS OVER ONE YEAR OLD! HER ALBUM WAS STILL ON THE CHARTS BEFORE THIS PERFORMANCE, SO NO NEED TO PROMOTE SOMETHING THAT’S ALREADY A SUCCESS! DUH! HER ALBUM IS STILL SELLING AT 20,000-30,000 A WEEK WHILE SOME ARE STILL STRUGGLING TO SELL THAT MUCH A WEEK IN ONLY 2 MONTHS! IN ADDITION, SHE CHANGED THE WORDS THROUGHOUT THE SONG NOT JUST DURING THE CHORUS IF PEOPLE WEREN’T JUST TRYNA FIND SOMETHING TO B**** ABOUT! [AND I AM NO BEYONCE STAN. I JUST KNOW TRUE ARTISTRY AND I JUST GIVE AN HONEST OPINION WHOEVER THE ARTISTS MAY BE BUT I DO LIKE HER FOR THE MOST PART] BUT I HONESTLY THINK PEOPLE [ARE] TRYING TO FIND SOMETHING WRONG BECAUSE IT WAS SO FLAWLESS! THEY CAN’T SAY ANYTHING ABOUT HER TALENT OR HER VOCAL ABILITY SO YEAH I DO UNDERSTAND SOMEONE WORKING THEIR BRAIN EXTRA HARD TO SEARCH FOR PROBLEM! HA!

    OKAY, SO MY FAVORITE PERFROMANCE OF THE NIGHT IS ABSOLUTELY, 100% JOHN LEGEND! IT WAS A BEAUTIFUL SONG AND BEAUTIFULLY SUNG AS WELL! MY SECOND FAVORITE WAS A TIE BETWEEN BEYONCE AND JAY-Z WITH BONO (THE SONG IS WONDERFULLY PRODUCED AND ARRANGED AND JAY-Z IS A LYRICAL GENIUS). MY THIRD FAVORITE WAS CHRISTINA AGUILERA AND THE KID ROCK, SHERYL CROW, AND THE OTHER GUY’S PERFORMANCE (I THINK HIS NAME IS KEITH URBAN I’M JUST NOT FOR SURE)

  174. Slick January 23, 2010

    Halo was a very stupid choice for BEY…she has a great voice, she could have choose a song that related to this tragedy. “HALO”? People keep it real, this sister got soul and she sang this crap? waste. She sang well, but she sang the wrong song, this is about the people in Haiti, not a man…

  175. Nicky January 23, 2010

    @ ms. clay and WTF

    Sorry boos!!!!!!

    Rihanna was chosen for a Reason. Why the f*** they didnt pick mariah, beyonce, mary j, etc?????

    Rihanna has the international appeall and the song is already # 1 on several charts boo boos!!!!

    Oh yeah, she also cowrote this song! Check wikipedia boo!!!!!! It’s sad that you are upset that she’s still slaying these h***.

    Yes its for charity but i dont see Other songs that was performed in the top 10.

    Maxwell performed on Oprah and his song unfortunately didnt crack the top 50 on itunes.

    PLEASE COME AGAIN. THANKS BOO!!!!!!

    HATING IS A DISEASE, YOURE INFECTED!

  176. MAURICE January 23, 2010

    YALL STUCK ON BEY SINGER? COME ON SHE AIGHT BUT J-HUD MURDERED DAT SHYT. BEY ALWAYS SOUNDS LIKE SHES CRYING WHEN SHE BE SINGING ONLY THING SHE GOOD FOR IS HIGH NOTES, HER VOICE AINT THAT RICH, COME TO THE HOOD THERES PLENTY OF SISTAS THAT CAN OUTSING HER JUS DONT HAVE THE LOOKS

  177. MAURICE January 23, 2010

    PS SHE LOOKS LIKE A SILLY GOOBER. AINT NOBODY HATIN, COME ON NOW, NOT EVERYONE THINKS SHES THE SHYT

  178. Nicky January 23, 2010

    YES BOO BOO!!!

    BEYONCE SOUNDED GREAT BUT SHE WAS DOING PROMOTION FOR HER ALBUM. WHETHER ITS HER DECISION OR THE LABEL, IT WAS AN OPPORTUNISTIC MOVE.

    YOU WOULD HAVE TO BE A FOOL TO NOT RECOGNIZE. THAT. NO ONE PERFORMED A SONG FROM THEIR LASTEST CD BUT…..WHO????

    BEYONCE!

    SHE’S THE ONLY THAT DID.

    IT WAS VERY INAPPROPRIATE B/C THE SONG DID NOT FIT.

  179. MS.CLAY January 23, 2010

    @NICKY

    IFFFFF YOUUUUUU LISSSTTTTEEENNNNN TOOOOOO THHHHHEEEEE SOOOONNNNNGGGG YOOOUUUUUU WWWWOUUUULLLLDDDD KNNNOOOWWWWW TTHHHHHAAAATTTT SSSHHHHHEEEEE CCCHHAAAANNNGGGEEEDDDD TTHHHHHEEEE LLLYYRRIIICCCSSSS DUMBASS! DANG I GOTTA DO STUFF SLOWLY FOR YOU LOSERS! GEEZ! SHE IS NOT PROMOTING AN ALREADY SUCCESSFUL ALBUM DUMMY! YOU’VE ADMITTED THAT SHE SOUNDED GOOD SO YOU SAYING THAT SHE’S TRYING TO PROMOTE IS THE ONLY PROBLEM YOU COULD FIND WHICH IS SAD!

    IF YOU WOULD READ MY POST SLOWLY AND CAREFULLY YOU WOULD KNOW THAT I SAID THE REASON THE SONG IS A SUCCES IS BECAUSE OF U2 AND JAY-Z! NOW SINCE YOU’RE SO OBSESSED WITH WIKIPEDIA YOU CAN GO CHECK IT AND SEE THAT THEY ARE BOTH IN THE LIST OF THE MOST RECORDS SOLD EVER, THEREFORE IF PEOPLE WOULD BY AN ALBUM OF THEIRS THEN OF COURSE THEY WOULD BUY A SONG! SO THAT’S THE REASON THE SONG IS #1 IDIOT! DANG!

    AND TRUST ME I AM NOT UPSET BECAUSE SHE IS NOT SLAYING ANYONE THE ONLY THING SHE IS SLAYING IS MY EARS WHEN I HEAR HER VOICE AND SHE IS SLAYING YOU STANS’ BRAINS BECAUSE YOU ARE ALL DELUSIONAL!!!!!!!

    THEY CHOSE HER BECAUSE SHE’S JAY-Z’S PROTEGE’ AND THEY ALSO CHOSE HER TO DO A SONG WITH TWO OTHER PEOPLE PROBABLY BECAUSE THEY DIDN’T WANT HER TO DESTROY “REDEMPTION SONG” ON NATIONAL TELEVISION ONCE AGAIN!

    AND MAXWELL NOT CHARTING ON ITUNES BECAUSE OF HIS PERFORMANCE MEANS WHAT?

    AND PLEASE QUIT THE “BOO” REFERENCES AND PLEASE STOP CONSTANTLY SAYING “HATING IS A DISEASE, YOU’RE INFECTED” CUZ IT’S GETTING REPETITIVE! BTW YOU’RE PROBABLY THE INFECTED ONE ANYWAY!

  180. October beauty January 23, 2010

    So what she changed baby to Haiti
    she started the song by saying “remember those wall I built well baby they tumbling down ”
    how inappropriate is that

    formally DTS

  181. October beauty January 23, 2010

    Oh yea Jhud did the damn thing and so did Mary

  182. De one January 23, 2010

    The genesis of the song came with Jay-Z collaborator Swizz Beatz sending simultaneous text messages to Jay-Z and Bono. They agreed to do it, and Bono wrote the hook for “Stranded” while on the phone with Beatz. The latter said, “The idea of the song is ‘We’re not gonna leave you stranded’ and that’s what the chorus is. So me and Bono started going back and forth with ideas, and he was like, ‘You know this word stranded keeps standing out to me’ and I asked him to sing it, and he put me on hold ’cause he’s recording the ideas on a Dictaphone — so he did it there and then on the phone. Bono and The Edge then did further writing work on it together.

    The recording was done over diverse geographic locations and melded together, with The Edge helping out with extra production work. Beatz then added Rihanna into the effort, later saying “I knew that Jay would be able to tell a story, and that Bono would be able to sing and bring it home. The last component that I added was Rihanna, and she’s kinda like the angel that’s on the track, softening it up and giving it that caring feeling, because this hook is so powerful.] The final recording was produced by Beatz and Declan Gaffney.

    In the song, Jay-Z narrates the tale, invoking questions of religion and government while urging action and resolve

    When the sky falls and the earth quakes
    We gonna put this back together
    We won’t break

    while Bono and Rihanna sing the vocal hook

    See Rihanna Was chosen for a reason not because she have the best vocals because they could have easily pick beyonce or mary J.blige or jennifer hudson but they chose her because she has more international appeal them some of the other artist, we all know that she doesn’t have the strongest vocals of the other female singers but the specifically wanted rihanna for the song. she a co-write as well.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stranded_%28Haiti_Mon_Amour%29

  183. S*** January 23, 2010

    After Watching My Fav(4) Performances over again for the 2nd time i came up with this.

    Bey, Justin, & Cristina were the Best vocally in their own way. Id Say that Vocally Cristina(Though Ive never took a real liking to her Voice B4) Was Thea Best, Cuz While Bey was Great I only Found the very 1st part & the very last Quarter of her performance to be Striking but Xtina was Striking all the way through, Very Powerfull, You can tell she must have taken a long break from Both Talking & Singing for that performance.lol

    I thought Jay did a really good job with Stranded- When you really listen Jay actually over powers both bona & Rih but it was just not vocally but Through Lyrics. & Justins callabo was also great, he brought lyfe to such a mellow song..

  184. Cyimo January 23, 2010

    Am i the only one who thought Taylor Swift was amazing.

  185. De one January 23, 2010

    actually Rihanna did co-write it I just checked…oops, but nonetheless she was chosen, but we have to keep everything positive I mean we are all entitled to our opinions ,it’s are right but there in no need to turn something so positive with the effects of inspiring others to help Haiti and Bring Unity and we all just turned it negative, all of us. we sometimes have to stop and think about what we are going to say and realize no matter who was better or who was bad at the end of the day it was for a good cause and the people in Haiti are getting the help they truly deserve, we need to stop turning everything into a competition but every singer in the game right are very successful

  186. De one January 23, 2010

    I mean she didn’t*. Wow I have so many type-o’s…xD

  187. CRAMPED January 23, 2010

    Why did they put rihanna on that sond?!!!
    If they wanted an angelic voice, they should have chosen Leona Lewis, she would be perfect…. But jayz needed his little puppet on the train.

  188. CRAMPED January 23, 2010

    *** Song***

  189. S*** January 23, 2010

    Best Performances in Order:

    Justin
    Bey
    Cristina
    JayZ,Bono, Rih
    & Alicia (or Ascreesha Offkeys- Still LMFAO)
    [The rest Fail in Comparison]

  190. Nicky January 23, 2010

    @ MS CLAY

    Sorry boo!

    I did listen to the HALO SONG and it made no sense. Haiti doesnt fit for that song PERIOD.

    She only changed Baby to Haiti……Girl sit down!

    iM SORRY booboo, Jayz is more of an AMERICAN ARTIST than international. Rihanna and u2 bring the international fans. Jay zs album are usually moderately successful overseas. He’s sold 300k wordwide from the last album but 1.6M in the US.

    Sorry boo, i know the facts!

  191. MS.CLAY January 23, 2010

    @Nicky

    NO, YOU DO NOT KNOW THE FACTS! YES, HE IS MORE OF AN AMERICAN ARTIST, NOT ONCE DID I EVER SAY HE WAS INTERNATIONAL, BUT HE IS WAYYYY MORE SUCCESSFUL THAN MANY OTHER ARTISTS WILL EVER BE! MAYBE YOU SHOULD RE-CHECK YOUR FACTS AND SEE THAT JAY-Z OVERALL HAS SOLD MORE ALBUMS THAN PROBABLY 75% OF THE ARTISTS THAT ARE OUT TO TODAY (OVER 50 MILLION RECORDS SOLD)! WITH THE INCLUSION OF U2, THE SONG WOULD NATURALLY BE A SUCCESS BETWEEN THOSE TWO!

    HOWEVER, I DO AGREE WITH @DE ONE’S LAST COMMENT. THEREFORE, I WILL FOREGO THE REST OF MY OPINIONS ABOUT THIS POST BECAUSE OF IT’S POSITIVITY TOWARDS SUCH AN IMPORTANT MATTER!

  192. Anne January 23, 2010

    I don’t know if Beyonce was promoting the song Halo or not but if she was, so what. She was also lending her voice to a great cause and who says the two are mutually exclusive. All of the celebrities were promoting their careers at some level whether that was their purpose or not. As for the amended lyrics of Halo I think she just wanted to add Haiti to the chorus and that ‘s what she did. She probably did not think people would be analyzing her lyrics to this extent. Lord knows I didn’t closely examine the lyrical content of every song. Purposeful promotion or not, perfectly applicable lyrics or not, it was among the best vocal performances of the night and it was great to see all of the celebrities come together for a good cause.

  193. 2bad2bme January 23, 2010

    all u mother fuckas always talkin shyt about beyonce but know for a fact she was like one of the best performances hop off her p*ssy

  194. 2bad2bme January 23, 2010

    if beyonce would have performed something else yall still would have been talkin shyt…why not talk about alicia keys when she sounded a damn mess on that stage

  195. KodieBlue January 23, 2010

    Why are people on here comletely Derailing the point of this concert by discussing who was the best singer, who was the best performance? Who gives a F***! This was about RASING MONEY TO HELP HAITI. NOT WHO HAD THE BEST VOICE! THEY ALL DID FINE IF YOU ASK ME!

  196. De one January 23, 2010

    YAY ms.clay I’m happy that you decide to take a more positive approach it actually made me happy because you don’t want to bring any negative to such a good cause, I mean we all have opinion which we are entitled to but we shouldn’t make them overshadow the situation with Haiti. thank you for being positive

  197. I am Hatian January 23, 2010

    Jennifer voice is simply beautiful! I love her.

    Vouw Jennifer bel anpil. Mouin remen li.

  198. I am Hatian January 23, 2010

    Wyclef is the #1 Haitian. He represented Haitians to the fullest. May God continue to bless this man who loves his country. And we Haitians love him back. Wyclef SAK PASE!

  199. KodieBlue January 23, 2010

    Why do people continue to discuss who was the best singer or who was the best performer of the night? The concert was about RASING MONEY TO HELP THE EFFORTS IN HAITI. SO PLEASE STOP USING THIS BLOG AS YOUR WINDOW OF OPPORTUNITY TO MENTION WHO YOU THINK HAD THE BEST PERFORMANCE, WHEN THIS WAS CLEARLY ABOUT RASING MONEY. THEY ALL DID FINE!!!!!! GROW UP YOU IMMATURE SELFISH M************!

  200. Slick January 23, 2010

    Puhlease, Halo was self promoting stop tryin to sugarcoat the s***.

  201. JT January 24, 2010

    I think this was one of Rihanna’s best performances. I honestly think all the women minus Madonna did very well!! Alicia did sound hoarse a few times, but I think this is one concert where NONE Of us should hate on any of these artists!!! My personal fave was Christina, and Jay-z and Rihanna. Bey as well.. but everybody did an OUTSTANDING JOB!!!

  202. JT January 24, 2010

    Also, Halo is about a song where she really started to see the real man that she loves, and how beautiful his soul is. YOu can change that and apply it to Haiti, so please shut up!! Also, the line that she says HAiti I can see your Halo sounds nice. so hush and stop talking s***!

  203. Kongo January 24, 2010

    Yes everybody done a great job ..! but i must agree sombody done it for promotion LOOOL PAHAH and we all know who,,but yhh watever i hope they raised alot of money to help alot of people and god bless haiti

  204. jjlova06 January 24, 2010

    jennifer hudson can sing her b*** off.

  205. jjlova06 January 24, 2010

    I like the Jay Z song, but I wish I could have heard dude for U2s voice more.

  206. lisa January 25, 2010

    all the performances were great i love Christina s tho her voice is amazing and so much emotion behind the song, bey did her thing and Jennifer and mary j too but christina took the cake in my opinion!

  207. FUTURESTARdelux August 16, 2010

    Christina Aguilera was the best, literally brought me to tears.

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