David Archuleta and Black Eyed Peas' Star Added to Spanish 'We Are the World'

February 19, 2010 03:08:40 GMT

Carlos Santana, Thalia, Alejandro Fernandez, Paulina Rubio and Pitbull are also confirmed to be involved in this project which music video is expected to arrive on March 1.

David Archuleta and Black Eyed Peas' Star Added to Spanish 'We Are the World'
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A number of renowned musicians have been added to the line-up of Gloria Estefan's "We Are the World" Spanish version. Among the newly-announced performers are David Archuleta and Taboo of the Black Eyed Peas.

So far, over 30 acts have been confirmed for the project which will also benefit Haitian relief effort like "We Are the World 25". The involved artists include Thalia, Alejandro Fernandez, Paulina Rubio, Luis Fonsi, Carlos Santana, Andy Garcia, Pitbull and Jon Secada.

The song remake will be titled "Somos El Mundo" and is set to be recorded Friday, February 19. Its music video, meanwhile, will be debuted on March 1 on Univision's "Cristina" show. "This means the reach of the song will truly be global, because it's available not only in English but also in Spanish," said Gloria's husband Emilio Estefan, Jr. who is producing the track with Quincy Jones.

This is not the first all-star philantrophic project done by the Estefans to help those in need. Back in 2001, the family produced a star-studded song called "El Ultimo Adios" (The Last Goodbye) to benefit the families of victims of the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks.


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posted by Jess on Jun 25, 2010
posted by violet4ever on Mar 03, 2010
You can get the video and the single on iTunes now. All proceeds go to Haiti. It sounds and looks great! And I love hearing David in it.
posted by VJ on Feb 20, 2010
Go Archie go!
posted by joe on Feb 19, 2010
I gotta learn Spanish. Good. I didn't like the US version of the song with all the crappy singers who can't sing including Beaver kid.
posted by David You ROCK on Feb 19, 2010
David te amo! I'm so glad that you're going to be a part of this amazing song. YOU GO DAVID!!! WOOOHOOO
posted by caitlin on Feb 19, 2010
David Archuleta is gonna bring true talent to this production! YAY!
posted by archangel48 on Feb 19, 2010
I'm glad to see that David Archuleta is singing for this charity song. The "new" English version is just plain awful!
posted by imrose on Feb 19, 2010
Very exciting that David is involved with this project. I hope they take the time to make it a quality production. Tienes un voz tremenda David! Te deseamos un gran excito y una larga carrera. Nunca dejes de cantar porque nos dejarias sin la luz de tu espiritu.
posted by Lucy on Feb 19, 2010
Awesome I love David Archuleta I can't wait to see him singing this beautiful song in spanish.
posted by violet4ever on Feb 18, 2010
I am so glad David Archuleta has a chance to be part of it. He loves to do charity. David performed in Spanish at the 2008 ALMA awards (Latino American Achievements in the Arts) and also won their Male Artist award.

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