In the wake of London’s Grenfell Tower fire, the music community united and so too have the British public.
As reported, major names – including Rita Ora, Leona Lewis, Emeli Sande, Jessie J, and Liam Payne – assembled under the alias ‘Artists For Grenfell’ to record a spirited cover of ‘Bridge Over Troubled Water’ by Simon & Garfunkel.
Spearheaded by Simon Cowell, the release sees all proceeds donated to charities supporting for those affected.
The proposition was taken to by the Brits, who have sent the track soaring to #1 on the Official UK Singles Chart. A feat achieved just 48 hours after its release.
According to the Official Charts Company, the cut has accumulated the largest opening day combined sales of any single this decade (120,000); effortlessly besting the 78,000 racked up by Adele’s ‘Hello.’
The fundraiser, which featured over 50 artists in total, also sits as the second fastest-selling single of the year.
Kudos to all involved for lending their talents to a worthwhile cause.
Our thoughts and prayers remain with all of those affected by the disaster.