January 20, 2010 02:31:13 GMT
Rihanna, Taylor Swift and Shakira will perform in London with Robert Pattinson taking the hosting job, while Jennifer Hudson and Mary J. Blige will sing at the Wyclef Jean-hosted concert in NYC.
More big stars are booked to support "Hope for Haiti" concert. Following announcement that Justin Timberlake, Christina Aguilera, Bono, Alicia Keys and Sting are tapped to sing at the gig, it is now confirmed Taylor Swift will make a live performance as well. The country music singer will sing in London now that the concert will be aired in the country. On top of that, Robert Pattinson is also expected to take the hosting job at the forthcoming gig.
According to E! Online, the London-based concert will also have Shakira, Bruce Springsteen, Rihanna and Jay-Z as the musical guests. The L.A. gig which is hosted by George Clooney will see Dave Matthews, Stevie Wonder, John Legend, Sheryl Crow, Kid Rock and Keith Urban taking the mic. Meanwhile, the NYC show will have Wyclef Jean as the host and Jennifer Hudson as well as Mary J. Blige singing live.
Futhermore, the likes of Jennifer Aniston, Jake Gyllenhaal, Brad Pitt, Anna Kendrick, Zac Efron, Bradley Cooper, Renee Zellweger, Chris Pine, Courteney Cox, David Arquette, Colin Farrell, Gabourey Sidibe and Emily Blunt will be helping on the phone during the January 22 cause.
As a precursor to the benefit show, Oprah Winfrey will dedicate her entire TV show on Wednesday, January 20 to the Global Benefit for Earthquake Relief. Wyclef Jean who has cried for Haitian support soon after the earthquake occured last week will sit on the couch with her. Maxwell and Rihanna are due to perform.
The charity project does not stop there. A music compilation from Slash, Lupe Fiasco, Peter Gabriel, Linkin Park and other musicians will be released to raise funds for the catastrophe victims. Lady GaGa will donate 100% proceeds from her NYC concert for the Haitian. Joel Madden spins the turntable on January 19 at Moon Nightclub at the Palms Las Vegas with a portion of the proceeds going to the water-safety-specific UNICEF Tap Project. Moreover, Ben Stiller, Paula Abdul and David Beckham contribute their items for Heal Haiti Auction.