Britney Spears, Jennifer Lopez and Selena Gomez are among the stars who have joined forces for a new charity single.
A total of 24 artists are featured on the song "Hands," released by Interscope Records, following the mass shooting in Orlando, Florida, last month.
Proceeds from the single will be donated to families of the victims of the attack, to help with medical care, counseling and also gun control education and outreach.
The song includes heart-wrenching lyrics such as: "Can hold a gun, And hold your heart, Can put out fires, And make 'em start."
Other famous faces to appear on "Hands" include Stefani, Mary J. Blige, Jason Derulo, Meghan Trainor, Juanes, Adam Lambert, Jussie Smollett, Nate Ruess, British singer MNEK and RuPaul.
Getting all the artists to record their parts was anything but easy. But writer and organizer of the track, Justin Trante,r insists every singer was determined to get it done.
"We assigned everybody what we thought would be the best part for their voice," he said. "And we asked them all to sing an additional part, just in case. But everybody got it done in time so we ended up with extra vocals.
"Mary J. Blige recorded in New Orleans. Britney Spears in Thousand Oaks, I think. Pink in Santa Barbara. MNEK recorded at home in London. Selena recorded in her studio bus. Dan Reynolds recorded in his home. Adam Lambert was in Luxembourg. Ty Herndon the country star was in Spain. Kacey Musgraves, Nashville. Everyone just got it done."
Mark Ronson lent his talent to co-produce the single, which is being distributed on iTunes, while vocal engineer Benjamin Rice perfected the finished track.
Proceeds from Hands will benefit the Equality Florida Pulse Victims Fund, the GLBT Community Center of Central Florida and GLAAD.
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