Rihanna Records Song for Haiti

January 20, 2010 By:
Rihanna Records Song for Haiti

Rihanna appears on Oprah today with Wyclef Jean to bring awareness to the devastation occurring in Haiti. The country was rocked by another 6.1 aftershock earthquake today, causing even more damage. Singer Maxwell appears on the program as well.

Rihanna will be performing her version of Bob Marley's "Redemption Song," which is currently available for sale on iTunes, RihannaNow.com and Oprah.com. All of the proceeds will directly benefit organizations spearheading relief efforts in Haiti, including the Red Cross, UNICEF, Oxfam America and Partners in Health.

Maxwell's single "Fistful of Tears" has also been made available for purchase for a limited time. Proceeds from that single will benefit Hope for Haiti Now.

As Hollyscoop previously reported, Wyclef will be joining George Clooney by taking part in "Hope for Haiti Now: A Global Benefit for Earthquake Relief” this Friday.

Bono, The Edge, and Jay-Z have recorded a special song to directly benefit the victims of the earthquakes. The Edge told an Irish radio station, "Bono got a call from a producer, Swizz. He and Jay-Z wanted to do something for Haiti. So Bono came up with the phrase on the phone and last night we were here, we wrote a song, finished, recorded, and sent it back to them. So, that might be the next thing you hear from us."

Swizz Beatz confirmed the news on his Twitter page, saying, "Me, Bono, Hova have something to say about Haiti. Stay tuned." Check out Rihanna’s cover of “Redemption Song” below.